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 Forum: NESemdev   Topic: The Inside Story of NES [Nintendo Power 22]

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:25 pm 

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Are you talking about the "Why Your Game Paks Never Forget" article? That one is more widely known I think, and ...

 Forum: Newbie Help Center   Topic: 8x16 and whatever else unreg wants to know

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:34 pm 

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I get the impression from "Why Your Game Paks Never Forget", an article in the third year of Nintendo Power , that ...

 Forum: General Stuff   Topic: Megabit for cartridge space: Why?

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:39 am 

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Except the end of the "Why Your Game Paks Never Forget" article in Nintendo Power was fairly clear that more ...

 Forum: General Stuff   Topic: Megabit for cartridge space: Why?

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:29 pm 

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Except the end of the "Why Your Game Paks Never Forget" article in Nintendo Power was fairly clear that more ...

 Forum: NESemdev   Topic: Nintendo Power #20 revealed how games work

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:29 pm 

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I've mentioned "Why Your Game Paks Never Forget" previously.

It's telling that my first thought after seeing "Not Compressed" on page 31 is "Is that guy trying to set up a T-Spin Triple?"

 Forum: SNESdev   Topic: Enjoying your froyo?

 Post subject: Re: SNES Tilemap Editor?
Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:00 am 

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... numbers). The second was titled "Why Game Paks Never Forget" or the like. I remember it using an analogy that one ...

 Forum: NESdev   Topic: Save data corruption on flashcarts?

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:07 pm 

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The "Why Game Paks Never Forget" article in Nintendo Power states that MMC5 contains improved ...

 Forum: NESdev   Topic: Several Famicom Nes Documents... in Japanese

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:32 am 

Replies: 96
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Bregalad wrote:
So, "MMC" actually means "Multi Memory controller" officially.

Maybe it does in Japan, but in USA it's Memory Management Controller according to the article "Why Game Paks Never Forget" in Nintendo Power #20 (March 1991). Perhaps it's like cassette vs. Game Pak.

 Forum: NESemdev   Topic: Current Mapper List?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 12:47 am 

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... think so in the classic article Why Game Paks Never Forget . It described the progression from NROM to UNROM to the MMCs. ...

 Forum: NESemdev   Topic: Current Mapper List?

Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 6:05 pm 

Replies: 21
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Dr. Floppy wrote:
But because "emm-emm-cee" is rhetorically clunky

Nintendo Power magazine didn't think so in the classic article Why Game Paks Never Forget. It described the progression from NROM to UNROM to the MMCs.

 Forum: General Stuff   Topic: Nuntendo NES-era terminology?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:52 pm 

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... mappers are not called MMC in the "Why Game Paks Never Forget" article in Nintendo Power . But they're not called "mappers" ...

 Forum: NESdev   Topic: MMC = Multi Memory Controller ?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:53 pm 

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I found a transcription of "Why Your Game Paks Never Forget" here, but it was in MS Works format. I used frhed, Windows 2000 Notepad, and MS-DOS Editor to get it into a format that anyone on the internets can read.

Why Your Game Paks Never Forget -- for best results use Times New Roman

 Forum: NESdev   Topic: MMC = Multi Memory Controller ?

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:25 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 5864


... public (in this case as part of "Why Your Game Paks Never Forget" in NP #20), it's no longer subject to trade secret law. Trademark: ...
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