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by darkhog
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Aren't you afraid that NES Maker would just bring lazy noobs
Replies: 137
Views: 45065

Re: Aren't you afraid that NES Maker would just bring lazy n

Yeah, as a person who uses NM, I fear it will get the same fate and label as RPG Maker - there are great RPG Maker games, Skyborn and To the Moon being just two commercial examples, but people still shy away for RM games without even trying them because of many "mah first gaem evar!!!11!" projects, ...
by darkhog
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - NES Emulator
Replies: 855
Views: 392268

Re: Mesen - NES Emulator

Important fact: Asus UX32VD is a laptop. It also contains two GPUs: Intel HD 4000 (i.e. IGP / integrated graphics into the CPU), and an NVIDIA GT 620M. I don't know which of those GPUs is actually handling the graphical drawing, but it likely matters. Neither GPU is particularly "powerful" compared...
by darkhog
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Can someone recommend me a cheap NES clone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4574

Re: Can someone recommend me a cheap NES clone?

Honestly, you get a better experience with an emulator than a clone console. The swapped duty cycles on those clones is utterly unacceptable. Not every homebrew has a ROM file. Not even every NES game. Some are downright impossible to emulate due to custom hardware in the cart that was made just fo...
by darkhog
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Can someone recommend me a cheap NES clone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4574

Re: Can someone recommend me a cheap NES clone?

koitsu wrote:For what region? NTSC, PAL, SECAM (Russia)?
Either NTSC or PAL, though with modern TVs region doesn't matter anymore and I don't play Duckhunt that I can't use a LCD.
by darkhog
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Can someone recommend me a cheap NES clone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4574

Can someone recommend me a cheap NES clone?

Must: - Play real NES carts (72 pin) - Be hardware-based (either cloned PPU/2A03 or NOAC), no emulation because then you get into issues with some games that use weird mappers (most homebrew stuff) - As cheap as possible. Can't afford a real NES and everything I was able to find were famicom->NES co...
by darkhog
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - NES Emulator
Replies: 855
Views: 392268

Re: Mesen - NES Emulator

What can I do as an user to improve Mesen's performance? My computer is Asus UX32VD, i5 version, but Mesen barely uses my CPU (there's free cpu time and by no means it's hitting 100%). The problem I'm facing is that emulator randomly drops to 40-58 FPS range (most of the time it's 55fps) which leads...
by darkhog
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Aren't you afraid that NES Maker would just bring lazy noobs
Replies: 137
Views: 45065

Aren't you afraid that NES Maker would just bring lazy noobs

I mean, it can be powerful when used right (I mean, I'm using it to make a top-down shooter as we speak), but it's also very easy to use and as such it may become a noob magnet in a similar way RPG Maker and Unity are. Aren't you afraid that it will just bring for the most time lazy, low-effort "gam...
by darkhog
Sun May 13, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Why I never had made a NES game, really
Replies: 18
Views: 7496

Re: Why I never had made a NES game, really

Crawling is boring. And I've always learned the most when I've set my sights high and had a proper guidance regarding HOW not IF I SHOULD.
by darkhog
Sun May 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Why I never had made a NES game, really
Replies: 18
Views: 7496

Re: Why I never had made a NES game, really

The thing is, I don't have problems with making physics and so on, made couple of games in regular engines and fantasy consoles (mainly TIC-80 and PICO-8, though I'm considering creating in others as well). The main problem for me is interfacing with the hardware as there seems to be no tutorial tha...
by darkhog
Sun May 13, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Why I never had made a NES game, really
Replies: 18
Views: 7496

Why I never had made a NES game, really

Opcodes are easy. They really are. I have no problem making some numbers move and increase in an "artificial" environment where all I have are 6502, some RAM and memory monitor. Found something like that online (though I for sure know it wasn't easy6502 and last time I've checked the site became one...
by darkhog
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Lizard
Replies: 189
Views: 92134

Re: Lizard

Really fun thing. One issue though, please change this enemy's look. It's easy to mistake it for a checkpoint. Or change checkpoint, doesn't really matter.

Image
by darkhog
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Could someone built me NESICIDE from sources?
Replies: 7
Views: 2629

Re: Could someone built me NESICIDE from sources?

Any reason to not just upload a new version of builds for various platforms (Windows in my case) on the website? :) Try this Windows 64-bit build . If you need something archaic like a 32-bit build, that'll take a bit longer. :lol: It works in my eval Win7 64-bit VM. Your results [hopefully] may [n...
by darkhog
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Any accurate emulator with good debug features?
Replies: 26
Views: 7914

Re: Any accurate emulator with good debug features?

I know FCEUX has good debug capabilities, but it's not very accurate when it comes to emulation. It's SNES9x of nes emulation. It's THAT inacurrate.
by darkhog
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Any accurate emulator with good debug features?
Replies: 26
Views: 7914

Any accurate emulator with good debug features?

Or am I forced to use FCEUX?
by darkhog
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Could someone built me NESICIDE from sources?
Replies: 7
Views: 2629

Could someone built me NESICIDE from sources?

The last version available here is from 2013 and the repo was last updated an hour ago. However I don't have the time to build it myself (no, seriously - with the potato I'm forced to use compiling even simplest programs takes ages, not to mention the entire IDE), so I'd like to ask someone who has ...