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by 3gengames
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: My web based level/nametable editor
Replies: 20
Views: 11114

Re: My web based level/nametable editor

You should host it on GitHub if it's open for expansion. AFAICT, if it isn't on GitHub or a private repo controlled by the main dev, it's not worth committing to. :)
by 3gengames
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Important screensaver tip for Windows emulator authors
Replies: 31
Views: 89973

Re: Important screensaver tip for Windows emulator authors

Hardcoding the NULL Pointer to -1 instead of just using NULL? I've seen it all, as long as that isn't how Microsoft tells you how to do it.
by 3gengames
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based system
Replies: 114
Views: 21281

Re: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based sy

On the EUFI, Linus Torvalds said "Fuck you." to the whole system, as he should. It exists only for Microsoft. It will be guaranteed that Linux will never have any UEFI official firmware, key, anything. It offers no more security than any current method before it. But that doesn't mean the distro's c...
by 3gengames
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: GCC drops support for older ARM CPUs
Replies: 24
Views: 6421

Re: GCC drops support for older ARM CPUs

I don't see the issue. Want to do GBA dev? Just stay on the last version supporting like others have said. Otherwise, it's great to remove the bloat and pave the way for any new ARM infrastructure improvements to help everyone in the future. You never wanna keep support for anything that has no purp...
by 3gengames
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Raspberry Pi and "Street Fighter II"
Replies: 16
Views: 5433

Re: Raspberry Pi and "Street Fighter II"

PEBKAC. I don't see how you can have issues like this. If it runs in MAME, why in the world would the MAME you run on the RPi be any different? Just compile it and run it and ta-duh, done. Unless it uses a bit of 3D accel, you could have issues, but probably not.
by 3gengames
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Including binary files that contain pointers to dynamic data
Replies: 26
Views: 6121

Re: Including binary files that contain pointers to dynamic

If your assembler doesn't use link lists and state variables for everything, which is basically only limited by your RAM and I'll assume is 4GB, then you need to switch to an assembler that does. I doubt any assembler worth it's sale would use static anything.
by 3gengames
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based system
Replies: 114
Views: 21281

Re: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based sy

Android runs on Linux and is built on Linux, but Android is additional software to be an OS onto it's self, so I don't really care whatever Android wants to try to do. By the time it matters, hopefully Google or Canonical will have finally made the market running pure Linux+DE OS's and get rid of th...
by 3gengames
Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based system
Replies: 114
Views: 21281

Re: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based sy

Each toolkit does fonts how they like to do fonts. Pick a toolkit and let someone else manage a nice library, or spin your own. It's not as bad as you make it, it's flexibility. But I can't wait until Nvidia gets their Wayland driver compliant and Wayland comes along. It might not fix it, but gettin...
by 3gengames
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based system
Replies: 114
Views: 21281

Re: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based sy

All major DE's show mounted drives when you go to the desktop options. I know for a fact it's on XFCE and Cinnamon, at minimum. I have it on MATE, but I don't know how I got it on here, if it was in my standard options or not. It seems you don't really have much knowledge of any basic Linux software...
by 3gengames
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based system
Replies: 114
Views: 21281

Re: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based sy

The real question I always propose is, why would you want it to look like Windows by default anyway? Windows has one of the biggest waste of pixels panels and menus interfaces ever. And the menus can look different all of them point to the same crap. If you need Windows menus, you should probably ju...
by 3gengames
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based system
Replies: 114
Views: 21281

Re: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based sy

Cinnamon, XFCE, and MATE can all be configured to be Windows-Like. By default, they're just not. But if you run Linux Mint, you'll find all the desktop versions are pretty much the same, just with different effects. Ubuntu have 3 versions with Unity, Mate, and Gnome, all three which can look pretty ...
by 3gengames
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Is there a known algorithm for this?
Replies: 27
Views: 6917

Re: Is there a known algorithm for this?

For each byte of data, why not have a mirroring byte that shows the count of how many things use said byte? Match all the bytes you could merge it with, and choose the one with the lowest amount of relying entries.
by 3gengames
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Is there a known algorithm for this?
Replies: 27
Views: 6917

Re: Is there a known algorithm for this?

Sounds like you want a dictionary based compression method. It might waste a few bytes because of it having to reference the dictionary, but I believe as the data set grows it'd be better than anything else, as like runs will get down to just single bytes if they are referenced multiple times and it...
by 3gengames
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Home Alone 2 (NES) source code found/made available
Replies: 12
Views: 6211

Re: Home Alone 2 (NES) source code found/made available

Phew, that code has all the right ideas, but organization+comments looks to be a disaster. Pretty awesome to see a source, though. I also like how they used the incorrect startup code instead of an indirect pointer slower method that takes less space. Also, Potato Technologies is a great name for a ...
by 3gengames
Tue May 31, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based system
Replies: 114
Views: 21281

Re: Possible compromise(s) when switching to a *nix based sy

1. Aur: This hosts tons of scripts to automatically compile and install software. Great for powerful hardware, terrible for lower end machines. AUR hosts precompiled binaries too though, and cc65 is a good example of this; it has two packages: one pre-built and one that compiles from git. I hope pe...