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Hit! Hit hard on Colecovision

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision, My brawler game 17 March 2019 · 58 views

I worked on my GOOMW today.
 
I managed to tell the player hit 5 times to the enemy to beat down.
 
 
I used this formula: if x player and x enemy is less than 16 pixels, punch it!   
 
I would use check_collision but I decided my method is better.   

YOU ARE IN MY WAY! TAKE THAT!
 

Defeated. I hope he le...




New 3DS scares cats

Posted by Serguei2, 10 March 2019 · 38 views

It's annoying to take pictures/videos with my New 3DS, specialy taking pictures with cats.
 
No matters I turn down the volume, and select attention sound to none, there always has a sound when taking pictures
scaring cats. Most of time, i can only take one picture.
 
I also have an old digiital camera, but again, it make noise when zooming and...


When 'show all sprites' option is enabled

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision 08 March 2019 · 63 views

For this blog, I used  'show all sprites' option included in Colem, a colecovision.
 
Then I played the following games, Donkey Kong, Kiwi's Beach Clean Up and GOOMY!, an beat'em up game I'm working.
 
Both Donkey Kong and Kiwi's Beach Clean Up, are flicker free now.
 
However, GOOMY! is still flickering as bad because t...


GOOMW! A scrolling game?

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision, My brawler game 07 March 2019 · 65 views

I browsed Atariage when I found into this topic:
http://atariage.com/...olecoz80source/
 
Kiwi released a program and an open source to show how to scroll 8 directions on Colecovision.
 
So I write down the code and compiled it. It's incredible!
 

 
So I start thinking: how about making GOOMW! to sc...


Tutankham: pfff

Posted by Serguei2, 03 March 2019 · 75 views

Tutankham: pfff Tutankham is a good potential game ruined by the gameplay.
 
You are an explorer, collecting keys and treasures. In the way, there are monsters in the burial chambers to shoot them.
 
The problem is, you can shoot left and right but not up and down.
 
I will make a similar game where the hero shoots all four directions, collecting treasures...


GOOMW!

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision, My brawler game 01 March 2019 · 77 views

GOOMW! I worked on GOOMW! (Get Out Of My Way!) today.
 
What's new:
 
- Pressing keypad 1 or 2 won't cycle weapons likes crazy.
 
 
Needs to improve/add:
 
- How NOT to display five numbers using print_at with variables.
  No one wants to see 'LIFE=00006'.
 
- Sounds. This game deserves to have sounds.
 
- Of course we nee...


A DOS computer today?

Posted by Serguei2, 25 February 2019 · 95 views

HP computers offer three OS installed to choose from:
 
- Windows
 
- Linux
 
- FreeDOS
 
 
If most people choose Windows or Linux, I start questioning why FreeDOS is also offert.
 
FreeDOS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeDOS
 
I wonder why some manufacturers decide to support FreeDOS as well.
 
Today, most peop...


Tarzan

Posted by Serguei2, 19 February 2019 · 77 views

Tarzan Tarzan is maybe not a beat'em up or a brawler game but it's very close.
 
The goal of this game is to free monkeys from mad apes/hunters and yelling in the top of a temple.
 
You can't kill anybody here, you can only knock down them unless they fall in the traps on in water.
 

 
Like I said, you can knock down ennemies but they event...


Subroutines in C

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision 19 February 2019 · 62 views

I learned something new in C recently:
 
Theses codes are for Colecovision.
 
 
This code is like if I type it in Basic, without numbers.
 
 
This one uses a subroutine.
 
Both codes give the same result except the last one use a subroutine.
 
 
When I saw codes from source games for the first time, I was confusing...


Reached 50th sprite + split codes + limited library

Posted by Serguei2, in Uncategorized, Programming Colecovision, My brawler game 11 February 2019 · 106 views

I just reached 50th sprite for my brawler game.
 

 
14 more to go and I'll run out of sprites. OUCH!  :o
 
I never thought a brawler game would take so many sprites.
 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
I checked the 10years, a program included with the compi...


Google+ will close

Posted by Serguei2, 07 February 2019 · 69 views

Google+ will shut down. Personnaly I use rarely google+.
https://www.theverge...leak-developers


My brawler game ... again

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision, My brawler game 03 February 2019 · 92 views

My brawler game ...    again Yesterday, I added "PRESS FIRE 1 TO PLAY" and changed 2018 for 2019.
 
I noted when I press fire 1 to start the game, in a fraction of a second, I noted something appeared on the screen.
 
I put delay when the second screen is about to appears.
 
Sprites from the intro somehow re-appear briefly before they disappear.
 
That's I'm worki...


ColecoVision sprite 16x16

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision 01 February 2019 · 85 views

ColecoVision sprite 16x16 I noted in the Colecovision guide it is possible to make 16x16 sprites.
 
So I tried it and I get with a funny result.
 
My brawler game is too advance to change sprites to 16x16.
 
Also 16x16 sprites might take more resources than 8x8 but it's just guessing.


Now I can play Stargate Network offline

Posted by Serguei2, 28 January 2019 · 82 views

I'm tired always being online when I play Stargate Network.
 
Actually I'm an offline player unless I play multiplayer games.
 
The problem with Stargate Network, the launcher always check update before playing the game.
If the launcher fails, the game won't start.
 
So I took a look at the game directory and I found an executable file. I t...


Problems with wifi band 5 GHZ I used

Posted by Serguei2, 14 January 2019 · 128 views

I noted few weeks ago, YouTube won't work anymore. 
 
At this time, I installed Stargate Network, a stargate simulator.
 
I first thing it was the responsable of this problem until I noted I can't go the internet with my new 3ds.
 
After few tries, I set my wifi to 2.4 ghz. Now I can go to the internet with my new 3ds and the problem w...


I'd better play Tetris on Game Boy

Posted by Serguei2, 10 January 2019 · 128 views

I went to pharmacy today. The first thing I noted is a bin full of Game Pokes, a handheld game with 100 games and they are black and white systems.
 

 
This handheld system uses a battery-watch to run.
 
Based on screenshot, the graphic seems to be poorer compared to the Game Boy.
 
These systems are sold for only $9.99.
 
If Ga...


I played brawler games

Posted by Serguei2, 09 January 2019 · 112 views

I played beat'em up games to give me an idea what I want in my brawler game.
 

 

 

 

 
I enjoyed the most with Final Fight but all games are great.


Quick update of my colecovision game.

Posted by Serguei2, in Programming Colecovision, My brawler game 31 December 2018 · 129 views

I managed to make a title screen without messing up with the rest of the game.
 
Press Fire 1 to play.

 
You'll need a Colecovision emulator or a real console to play this rom.
 






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