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Posted by atari2600land, 24 June 2017 · 29 views

So I was trying to make the Orange-O-Matic screen with the Game Gear. On a real Game Gear the first one I had had blurriness. So it took a half-hour and lots of testing and lots of color changing. The first version I had had white and black and I guess it doesn't like white next to long black horizontal lines. I finally deemed this version acceptable:

Oranges that are actually orange.

Posted by atari2600land, 23 June 2017 · 53 views

So I decided to take a stab at making Oranges for the Game Gear. This required downloading a lot of programs for my computer. But when I was done with that, another challenge hit me: I completely forgot how to make Game Gear games. So I looked through previous code I had done. I was able to get a title screen done last night before I went to bed. I woke u...

scratched up ant death sound.

Posted by atari2600land, 22 June 2017 · 54 views

So I tried to put in a .mod to play when a death happens in Ants. Sometimes, Virtual Jaguar plays a scratched up computer sound instead of it. One time, the game froze. I don't know why I even bother trying sometimes. So now I have to wait for help EVEN THOUGH the stupid program keeps doing stuff I don't tell it to do. It's like I typed in "Yes, please...

Loud ants

Posted by atari2600land, 21 June 2017 · 59 views

So I wanted to try something different with my Jaguar game I've been working on. So I tried again to code the squishing sound for the ants. Last time I tried to it only played part of the time, you may remember. I tried something different. If an ant gets squished, make a variable that controls the playing of the ant sound go to one. Thus if the ant got s...


Posted by atari2600land, 18 June 2017 · 74 views

So I decided to buy the last DS game ever released in North America. While unfortunately, the title had to be Winx Club: Saving Alfea, I will now die happily knowing that I have obtained it: The last DS title released known to man (well, a North American man.) I also noticed on eBay there was a 3DS version. That version probably has no historical place in...

depressing start

Posted by atari2600land, in Game Boy development 16 June 2017 · 128 views

So I noticed I was having problems with the Start button. It liked to sometimes have a mind of its own when the game ended. I would press Start (Enter on the emulator), and, while I was still pressing start, it would turn back to the title screen, something I did not want it to do. This would happen so fast I was unsure what was causing it. So I tried som...

Hard oranges (part 2.)

Posted by atari2600land, in Game Boy development 14 June 2017 · 105 views

I have a problem. I don't know what to do with the Oranges game. I want it to be difficult, but not impossible. So far, it's been impossible. I haven't gotten 1,000 points. And I doubt anyone else can. Right now, the action speeds up at 100 points. This is due to the fact that people were saying it was too easy. Or my problem just might be I suck at my ow...


Posted by atari2600land, in Game Boy development 13 June 2017 · 88 views

I played Ms. Pac-Man on the Game Boy. I got the highest score I ever got. 51560. I got to the fourth maze. There were three bananas. And my game ended when I tried to go back and get a dot I missed. It's really hard when there are four of them and only one of you. And touching one is deadly. I would have just put three ghosts in the maze, possibly two. Be...

There. I understand Game Boy music.

Posted by atari2600land, in Game Boy development 13 June 2017 · 77 views

So I figured out how to understand the values of Game Boy music. Say you want to make C5. Someone found an excellent guide for Game Boy note values, but I wasn't understanding it. But now I do. The value for C5 is 1546. In binary, that is 0110 0000 0101. The first part (0110) goes in the register NR14_REG (+ 1000 0000 in binary to make it work, so that wo...

Gauging interest: Nintendo Game Boy homebrew on cart

Posted by atari2600land, 11 June 2017 · 73 views

So I found this website that makes custom Game Boy cartridges. I am wondering whether or not anyone would be interested in buying a Game Boy homebrew programmed by yours truly, the Oranges game. The benefit of buying it from me is that if enough people are interested, say, 10, I will finish up the instruction manual I was writing, and design a label for i...