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by Drag
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: I am a turncoat. A simple sprite demo for Sega Master System
Replies: 44
Views: 3103

Re: I am a turncoat. A simple sprite demo for Sega Master System

Homebrew games look pretty decent on the SMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh44aAiiyBg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xQ6xgT-NoY&list=PLHDxrzOvt6kQgsogHIKavAp6AnLqX1x97 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6PPIt2HkvE&list=PLHDxrzOvt6kQgsogHIKavAp6AnLqX1x97&index=2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z...
by Drag
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: I am a turncoat. A simple sprite demo for Sega Master System
Replies: 44
Views: 3103

Re: I am a turncoat. A simple sprite demo for Sega Master System

I never knew the SMS had these kinds of limitations (I only knew about the lack of sprite flipping), and it really makes me appreciate what the NES afforded its developers. Now I want to go back and see how certain games (like the SMS Sonic and Mickey Mouse games) handle their vram.
by Drag
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: I am a turncoat. A simple sprite demo for Sega Master System
Replies: 44
Views: 3103

Re: I am a turncoat. A simple sprite demo for Sega Master System

If you're looking for some inspiration, the SMS's VDP is a derivative of the granddaddy ancestor, the TMS9918. You could try looking at how Colecovision and MSX games handled their sprite flipping (both systems use a z80 as well); you'd even be able to look at some Konami examples.
by Drag
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Wonderswan Color documentation?
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Wonderswan Color documentation?

Sorry, I don't have any source to provide, but this sounds like the perfect opportunity to spin up a wiki or at the very least a github repo for this documentation, since I doubt you're going to be the last person looking for this. ;)
by Drag
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What is too politically toxic?
Replies: 52
Views: 6204

Re: What is too politically toxic?

This thread's going around in a circle fixated on the usage of loaded language, and at least one occurrence of words being twisted to call someone out, so maybe we're actually not ready for discussions like this. :P That's not to say we can't be ready, just that now there's even more to think about.
by Drag
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 9211

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

It looks like the code points are already in use: <i class="icon fa-home fa-fw"> .fa-home::before { content: "\f015"; } In fact, that's why you see the hex blocks in the first place. If the icon font worked based on font ligatures (like you're talking about), you'd instead see the de-ligatured seque...
by Drag
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: E-mail notifications and previously "subscribed" topics (fixed)
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: E-mail notifications and previously "subscribed" topics

There's subtle differences between bookmarks and subscriptions. Subscriptions will send you both a notification and an email by default, whereas bookmarks will only give you a notification by default. Plus, you can only bookmark threads, whereas you can subscribe to both threads and forums. At the e...
by Drag
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: E-mail notifications and previously "subscribed" topics (fixed)
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: E-mail notifications and previously "subscribed" topics

I did a quick lookaround phpBB's support system, and it seems that bookmarks and subscriptions are two different features. It's possible that subscribing to topics and forums got turned off when we upgraded, but without wiping out existing subscriptions and therefore there's no front end for managin...
by Drag
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 9211

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

Oh yeah, usability tanks when Font Awesome can't load. I could list the benefits of using an icon font like FA, but really the theme should have a fallback. The other issue with the popup menus only happens when javascript is disabled, otherwise, it requires a click. The only fallback there is to po...
by Drag
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 9211

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

Don't forget DPI scaling; what is programmatically written as "1200px" might actually translate to 1800px physically on the screen, for example.

(If it doesn't, then I argue that you need a better window manager which can maximize windows in a more space-efficient way :P)
by Drag
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What is too politically toxic?
Replies: 52
Views: 6204

Re: What is too politically toxic?

I disagree about it being toxic, but I see where you're coming from. Rest assured though, a future where gender is outlawed and all language is gender neutral sounds pretty extreme and more like a narrative that someone would push only if they wanted to troll you, and is not representative of what e...
by Drag
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 9211

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

You see wasted space, I see a great space to put a nice big banner ad. ;) (Kidding of course) About content width, the reason most modern layouts restrict the content to a certain width (and give you huge margins on the left and right and/or sidebars) is because it's easier to read lots of text when...
by Drag
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 9211

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

I'm getting used to the new layout. The only thing that trips me up is the fact that "view unread posts" is now hidden under a menu. If I sat here long enough, I could probably figure out how the breakpoints in the CSS work in order to optimize some button layouts if we really needed it . (I worked ...
by Drag
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What is too politically toxic?
Replies: 52
Views: 6204

Re: What is too politically toxic?

"Toxic" refers to the phenomenon where something bothers everyone as a whole, while also being something that's hard to justify removing. An example of something "politically toxic" would be a controversial subject (US politics or not, it can happen with anything) where discouragement or removal mig...
by Drag
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: phpBB Issues
Topic: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!
Replies: 74
Views: 9211

Re: What happened to the Nesdev phpBB theme?!?!

I'm not going to lie, this scared the crap out of me when I visited the site just now. :P

(Took a few seconds to realize I was at the right place and that it was just a phpBB upgrade)

Also, whoa, a phpBB upgrade!