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by NovaSquirrel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Conway's Life simulator for NES
Replies: 5
Views: 6637

Conway's Life simulator for NES

http://nova.themonkeybob.net/rsc/conwayslife.png Instead of trying to see how Video Life manages to be fast, I figured I would see how fast I could make a Life simulator by just using repetitive, fast code and using unofficial opcodes. It's pretty bare-bones so far and all you can do is move a curs...
by NovaSquirrel
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: 2014 NESdev Competition
Topic: Double Action Blaster Guys
Replies: 9
Views: 21960

Double Action Blaster Guys

http://nova.themonkeybob.net/rsc/dabg4.gif Double Action Blaster Guys is the sequel to my contribution to the 2011 compo, Forehead Block Guy. It's completely rewritten so it's nowhere near as buggy as FHBG was, and I took the opportunity to rewrite it with two simultaneous players in mind, hence pl...
by NovaSquirrel
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: 2011 NESdev Competition
Topic: Forehead Block Guy
Replies: 3
Views: 10907

One bug I noticed, if I am standing right next to a step on Level 2 I can't jump. Yeah, if I hold any direction and jump, I go into a blockand get somewhat stuck. Fun though! Glad to see the progress on this. :D The code for detecting when the player is touching a block isn't very good. I wanted it...
by NovaSquirrel
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: 2011 NESdev Competition
Topic: Forehead Block Guy
Replies: 3
Views: 10907

Forehead Block Guy

After several attempts at creating an NES game (each of which were way too ambitious and never got finished) I decided to try making a simple, NROM single-screen platformer instead. Originally, it was just going to be a port of the Atari 2600 game "Fast Eddie" to the NES but then later became its ow...
by NovaSquirrel
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Justifying this hobby?
Replies: 34
Views: 13731

Both my mom and my dad agree that I actually learn a lot and do things. It's just Grandma and my little brother who oppose what I do.
by NovaSquirrel
Thu May 07, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: PC went kaput
Replies: 5
Views: 2700

It can have many meaning. Either your hard drive is fried or the master boot record was erased somehow. First thing I would do it check if the bios can see the hard drive. When the computer boot, does it recognize the HD? Can it see it in the BIOS? If it does see it, then it maybe the OS that when ...
by NovaSquirrel
Thu May 07, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: PC went kaput
Replies: 5
Views: 2700

PC went kaput

Meh. The BIOS complains about a 'nonsystem disk or disk error.'
I really hope the harddrive didn't go bad, since I still don't have all my things backed up elsewhere...
by NovaSquirrel
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Link script for MMC3?
Replies: 4
Views: 2941

Nevermind. I kinda decided to just go with the MMC1 instead... ^.^;;
by NovaSquirrel
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Link script for MMC3?
Replies: 4
Views: 2941

Link script for MMC3?

Because of how my project is, with small chunks that need to be accessed, I'm thinking the MMC3 might be a better choice for the mapper, with how it can access 8k sized banks. The trouble is, I don't have a link script for the MMC3...
by NovaSquirrel
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: PowerPak or Willem, which is cheaper?
Replies: 15
Views: 6777

frantik wrote:but powerpak does have extra costs as well.. you need a flash card and a flash card reader
My little brother's laptop has a CF card slot, I think I can manage to 'borrow' it enough...
by NovaSquirrel
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: PowerPak or Willem, which is cheaper?
Replies: 15
Views: 6777

Donor parts will almost certainly be cheaper. You are looking at: $10 MMC1 board with CHR RAM and WRAM (Zelda etc) $4 Flash chip, socket $40-50 Flash programmer Another option for fast cycle testing would be the CopyNES + PowerPak Lite, but that is still in the price range of the PowerPak. I see. I...
by NovaSquirrel
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: PowerPak or Willem, which is cheaper?
Replies: 15
Views: 6777

PowerPak or Willem, which is cheaper?

Recently I've been finding myself wanting to test my platformer on real hardware more, and my cousin, Tepples, isn't over here with his PowerPak all the time... I want a PowerPak of my own, but the price is upsetting, so I was wondering if an MMC1 board, an EPROM writer, an EPROM chip, and two 8k RA...
by NovaSquirrel
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: NES Hardware and Flash Equipment
Topic: PowerPak unorthodox expansions
Replies: 22
Views: 9372

In my opinion, something simple like adding bankswitched CHR-RAM to an SNROM type mapper wouldn't make it stop being an NES game...
by NovaSquirrel
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: I'm stumped >_>
Replies: 14
Views: 7108

Yes, I 'borrow' until I get around to writing my own version, but a big part of this project is modularity, so being generic is pretty important in this case, too... My vision is a platformer where you can hook in your own characters, weapons, and levels, and play as you wish... I need both flexibil...
by NovaSquirrel
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: I'm stumped >_>
Replies: 14
Views: 7108

Just as a warning, you should never copy/paste together code. That more than anything will cause bugs. Because all of those different segments of code weren't designed to work together. I've done that and it resulted in a project scrap. I don't really feel that way... Simple, generic routines writt...