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Frank's continuing saga

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini, Frank the Fruit Fly 17 May 2019 · 31 views

Frank's continuing saga Got an idea for a screen for Frank the Fruit Fly. Implementing it was really hard because it was a case of copying and pasting part of the code of a screen and then adapting it to suit the screen number you are working on. Which took an hour of yelling and cursing and trying to figure out why the button presses weren't working. But I finally figured it ou...


New title screen

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini, Frank the Fruit Fly 03 May 2019 · 43 views

New title screen I changed the title screen of Frank the Fruit Fly. I explained you can press the B button to put in a password (passnumber?) or press A to start anew. I also made the title screen song a little longer (it's now about 25 seconds long.) So the picture to the left is what I have for a title screen. And now I'm bored. What do you think about the new title scr...


Pushing my buttons.

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini, Frank the Fruit Fly 02 May 2019 · 46 views

So after a ton worth of more work, I think I finally have the button pushing problem solved in the password screen of Frank the Fruit Fly for the Pokemon Mini. Also, today is my half-birthday. I want cake. I was looking on the Wayback Machine's archives. I looked up atariage.com/forum/. In June 2006, I was doing this blog. I've been doing this blog shortl...


Passwords

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini, Frank the Fruit Fly 18 April 2019 · 59 views

So I was thinking about what I could do about Frank the Fruit Fly and saving. Then it occurred to me: Passwords. But how could I do passwords when I have the health to worry about? Incorporate them into the password. So I made a password screen to enter the passwords in. Pressing B at the title screen makes Frank move left and goes to the password entry s...


Random snow

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini, Frank the Fruit Fly 26 March 2019 · 67 views

I finally got the snow to fall randomly. I was wondering if there was a value that was happening psuedo-randomly all the time since the beginning, like a register. Turns out there was. While I was at it, I also composed and added a new song for level 2. it's hard to compose little tunes when you only have one audio channel to work with. A second one would...


Brick walls and snow

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini, Frank the Fruit Fly 25 March 2019 · 73 views

Brick walls and snow I thought of an idea for Frank the Fruit Fly, so I decided to implement it. It took a few hours to figure out the collision code for the walls, but it was done. This was yesterday. Today I decided to play it to try to get a better picture of it. I noticed that the snowflake was only health subtracting causing if it fell on him. Since I wanted him to subtr...


Frank and snow (part 3)

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 14 March 2019 · 69 views

Frank and snow (part 3) I designed a new screen for the first screen of level 2, since it is snowing where Frank the Fruit Fly is, the mountains. But I had a problem with something. The screen went all weird on the right hand side. It kept giving me 2 very short lines. I tried everything. I tried redesigning the mountain. No. I tried moving the clouds around. No. Then I just got...


Taco SaTurday

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 09 March 2019 · 72 views

So I spent a few hours last night trying to put a taco in the Jaguar game I'm making. Turns out I ruined the whole thing. Luckily though I had a backup from the last time I worked on it and restarted from there. I went to bed Friday with no taco, but the game wasn't broken any more.
 
I took my melatonin gummy at about 8pm and laid in bed for a few d...


Turning gray

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 07 March 2019 · 88 views

About a month ago, I tried to make a gray shade in Frank the Fruit Fly and failed miserably. It worked, but Frank kept acting weird. I decided to come back to it today. I think I found out the reason why. I was using the a variable to move Frank around AND to switch between the two screens that made the gray shade possible. So I tried changing the a to b...


Frank and snow

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini, Frank the Fruit Fly 21 January 2019 · 117 views

Time once again to work on Frank the Fruit Fly. I was having problems again, but they're solved. The problems were related to me switching to a new level: Level 2. First, the music didn't play. So I changed the way the variable value was gotten, and that did it. Each little tune has a value for a certain variable called bgm_select. So then I tried it and...