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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:08 pm 
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Cleaner ability to incorporate these games into a multicart, because the game can get access to the full combination of banking supported by the CPLD (PRG ROM banking AND mirroring control AND CHR-RAM banking) without touching the "supervisor" register.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:12 pm 
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Sumez wrote:
What do these mappers allow that the other supported configurations don't?


As lidnariq said, primarily a means to bank CHR-RAM, but also provide available features such as software selectable mirroring which most discrete mappers don't provide. By the looks of things there will be plenty of logic to spare if we continue to exceed 4mbit, so perhaps things would be simplified by permitting MMC3 or the likes. Probably best for us to separate the discussion of a new mapper for future compos to a different thread, as it detracts from this thread's discussion of the current 2017 compo to which we don't want to change the rules.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Continue new mapper discussion here.

For purposes of this compo, suffice it to say that if a mapper 28 program never writes to $81 save once at program startup, it should be patchable to work.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:23 pm 
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When/where can we start entering submissions?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:46 am 
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dougeff wrote:
When/where can we start entering submissions?
I'm planning on having the details up tonight. I have been holding off since in the past we have had to deal with a bunch of resubmissions which can get cumbersome.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:01 pm 
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In a progress thread, this was briefly discussed:
na_th_an wrote:
That's the good thing. Once the compo is finished, you still have time to add whatever you want so the game in the cart is the best possible rendition.

calima wrote:
Personally, I consider that cheating if it goes beyond game-breaking bug fixes.

na_th_an wrote:
I don't think it's cheating as the version you have to consider when voting is the one available on deadline. Further work is just enhancing the game for the cart, so cart buyers get the best product possible.

But I think we should discuss this issue elsewhere and stop polluting this thread.


My 2 cents: Basically same as na_th_an, but just to make it waterproof: How about we agree to not publish updated ROM:s from the compo deadline up until the judging phase has been concluded?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:59 am 
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Elaborating: I think it's simply wrong to give the cart players a different experience to the judges. That makes it no longer a compo cart, but something tangentially related.

Naturally the current way sells more carts, and calling it "shiny fundraiser cart thing that only slightly resembles the competition entries" wouldn't sell well ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:39 am 
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I feel that most people who buy the cartridge have already played the released roms on the compo page. Releasing potentially buggy or less polished games on the compilation cartridge doesn't make sense at all. Also, most people who play these probably don't download all the interim releases leading up to the competition deadline/cartridge release.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:24 am 
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Website updated. I kept the judging parameters the same since I don't feel like throwing any curve balls this late in the game. I kind of had a surprise baby this year lol, so that took a lot of my time so I didn't get a better judging system in place either. I've seen some really impressive stuff out there, so I can't wait to see what people HAVEN'T already shared.

Lets get those submissions in! Only one week to go.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:59 pm 
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For anyone who doesn't know, this is the official website...

http://nesdevcompo.nintendoage.com/rules/2017/

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:05 pm 
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I'm still working on the website, but here is the complete archive for anyone who wants to check out this years entries!
http://nesdevcompo.nintendoage.com/files/2017/Category%201.zip


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:39 am 
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Second Christmas indeed, but for me, I consider it the best present for my 30th birthday.
I've basically kept myself from looking at any of the in progress threads, so this is going to be quite exiting to open this up and see what everyone's been up to for the whole year.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:36 am 
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Is the site/voting making progress?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:59 am 
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pubby wrote:
Is the site/voting making progress?

The voting surveys have been sent out. If you did not receive one (check junk folder), please let me know. The website will be finished tomorrow evening and will be posted Tuesday morning at the latest.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:41 am 
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I got the survey link, but the "click done and be able to continue later" doesn't work. It doesn't let me in again, it puts up "you have already taken this survey".


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