Action 53 volume 4
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Author:  tepples [ Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Excerpt from a PM conversation:

nocash wrote:
tepples wrote:
Would you be interested in allowing Magic Floor for NES to be included in the next Action 53 community multicart? It's for mapper 218, but the mapper for Action 53 can simulate the mostly compatible mapper 7.

Yes. But I would still need to fix OAM for NTSC consoles...

This fix is released.

Author:  pubby [ Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

I liked the poster last year. Is that coming back?

Author:  M_Tee [ Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

I'd happily design a new poster as long as we can find a satisfactory printer (finding printers willing to perform that specific fold was difficult). I was very happy with the printer we used for that one, but I think INL might not be local to them anymore.

Author:  JRoatch [ Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Bitbox sounds like the way to go. I'm in agreement.

About the Subtitle. I was going to suggest something but I feel like I have too much say over the Subtitle considering that what I suggested for the past 2 volumes was used right away.

A little less then 256KiB of ROM space is available, so more stuff can very well be included.
tepples wrote:
... Magic Floor ...

I'm anxiously waiting for a update to Wolfling. I think our content deadline should allow for that at least.

M_Tee wrote:
Ah, and I have a cleaner screenshot composed for Gruniożerca 2 that I'm pretty sure meets restrictions, but haven't had time to look into the screenshot conversion tool.
Post or send a png file, and I can run it through the tool.
I've done 86 of these screenshots so I think I can fix whatever may be a issue if it throws an error.

M_Tee wrote:
Speaking of Gruniożerca 2, when you revise writeups, please remove the bottom line in the game description

M_Tee wrote:
I assume the award icons couldn't be worked into the ROM?
Unfortunately no. Parts of the code were to rigid to for me to change piecemeal.

Author:  M_Tee [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Pending response of other dev members, but already have recieved one positive for the inclusion of Leak or Die (assuming compatability isn't a problem).
It's a pretty rad co-op title.

I'll update as I hear back.

Author:  fleity [ Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Incredibly rad :P
Nice to get to know everyone, it's awesome to have a leak or die on a cartridge :mrgreen:

Author:  NESHomebrew [ Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

While I personally like the bit-boxes, I have a feeling we will get a lot of flack from our primary audience. The people love to have matching sets. *runs away*

Author:  na_th_an [ Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

We have decided that if you need extra games for the cart you can use Super Uwol:

Image ... -uwol-nes/

The game features single player and cooperative or vs. two-player modes. We'd be very glad if this game is included in vol.4

Author:  JRoatch [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Wolfling got an update!
So I think we should begin wrapping this volume up.
Attached is latest build.

I think I'll just leave the current title screen jingle in, if that's OK with tepples.

a53vol4-page4.nes [1 MiB]
Downloaded 242 times

Author:  M_Tee [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

By the way, I'm not on PC atm, and phone emulator won't run the ROM. Are Leak or Die and Uwol successfully included?

Author:  pubby [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Yeah, both of those games are in the ROM.

Author:  M_Tee [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Awesome, thanks. I'll brainstorm some subtitle ideas and pitch them after work. Would love to hear others' suggestions on that as well.

Author:  Lazycow [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Just in case you didn't notice: I have uploaded a fixed version (V1.4) of Wolfling. :oops:

Author:  tepples [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Other tasks:

1. Fix the copyright date
2. Make half builds for PowerPak testing

Author:  M_Tee [ Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Action 53 volume 4

Loose plan for cover art is a Breakfast Club-ish group shot of games' protagonists on a set of outdoor bleachers, something that screams American high school. A school-themed subtitle might be good.
  • Action 53 Vol. 4: Class of 2018
    …but that's confusing as it is releasing in 2019 and contest was 2017*.
  • Action 53 Vol. 4: Senior Class
    American high school is four years, in reference to the fourth volume)
  • Action 53 Vol. 4: Quadrupedal Quandary
    A reference to the number of four-legged protagonists in volume four, Grunio, Nim, Nom, and Lim's Wolf form.
...I'll keep posting as I come up with ideas. So far, Senior Class is the one I'm leaning most heavily toward.

*We still might want to consider skipping 2018 and naming current contest 2019 as in recent episodes of The Assembly Line, contest years were commonly misspoken, '18 instead of '17, '17 instead of '16.

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