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Frank's continuing saga

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini, Frank the Fruit Fly 17 May 2019 · 28 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 · 58 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 · 66 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 · 71 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 2)

Posted by atari2600land, in Frank the Fruit Fly 22 January 2019 · 140 views

Frank and snow (part 2) On the left is Frank. On the right is snow. I don't know of any other way to draw snow except for a blob. And I am not sure if the snow falling thing is going to stay in the game or not. I just can't make it be random enough. I tried using user input as a way to try and make it random, but the results were it was somewhat predictable. But at least I made...


Frank and snow

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini, Frank the Fruit Fly 21 January 2019 · 115 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...


the second return of Frank the Fruit Fly on Game Gear

Posted by atari2600land, in Frank the Fruit Fly 11 January 2019 · 113 views

the second return of Frank the Fruit Fly on Game Gear So I've decided to make Frank the Fruit Fly on the Game Gear again. This time it will closely resemble the Pokemon Mini version. What inspired me to do this was wishing it was in color. Then I thought "Hey! The Game Gear has color! I should go back and do the Pokemon Mini version on the Game Gear!" This doesn't mean I won't work on the Pokemon Mini versio...


I need a pixel artist to help me again.

Posted by atari2600land, in Frank the Fruit Fly 17 December 2018 · 125 views

I have been working on Frank the Fruit Fly again. Apparently I keep thinking of stuff I can't draw well to be in this game. This time it's an evergreen tree. It's odd though because I can draw them from far away, but not close up like this. The tree is about 50 pixels high. I tried to make it and this is the result:

As you can see, it's not really all t...