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#51 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:23 AM

How about Dig'N'Run

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Posted Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:24 PM

Hi Mark
How about

Nolan the Digger
Mark`s Dash
BD (Ball``s Digging)

greetings Walter

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Posted Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:30 PM

Nolan the Digger
Mark`s Dash
BD (Ball``s Digging)

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Posted Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:28 PM

Why not just put on YouTube and then link?

Lets just say that I don't like their policies and leave it at that.


http://www.guba.com It is like Youtube essentially.

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Posted Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:03 PM

I know it is the same name as an early 8bit Atari game, but Apple Panic springs to mind

or how about Rox, or Rockz

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Posted Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:21 PM

I know it is the same name as an early 8bit Atari game, but Apple Panic springs to mind

or how about Rox, or Rockz

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:24 AM

I like title puns that read like a quote. :D
How about--
"Miner Bit of Trouble"

Miner, Drill Bit, Trouble to deal with; ..get it? ;)

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:40 AM

Miner Bit of Trouble

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:05 AM

Having thought about it, I think short and snappy names are better. The title page is in 12 colour mode so that will limit it to 160 pixels across. Thats not much horizontal space for a long game name.

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:53 AM

Is this bin suppose to have sound? I get it to run on my CC2 but get no sound. I've tried both Pokey bankswitch files as well as 7800_32k but no dice. The only other thing I noticed at this point is the scroll on the title screen is really sensitive so I just have to get lucky when trying to select between options, start, credits, etc.

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:59 AM

Is this bin suppose to have sound?

Theres no sound/music in the game at the moment.

The only other thing I noticed at this point is the scroll on the title screen is really sensitive so I just have to get lucky when trying to select between options, start, credits, etc.

I've not seen this on my PAL machine with Euro D-pads. What joystick are you using? I'll add extra joystick debouncing to the code in the next release.

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:08 AM

Having thought about it, I think short and snappy names are better. The title page is in 12 colour mode so that will limit it to 160 pixels across. Thats not much horizontal space for a long game name.

Okay then.

"Miner Trouble"

"Miner Jack"

"Major Miner"

"Bit Miner"

"Bit 'N' Run"


Not as a title, but Major Miner sounds like a good character name.

Hmm.. "Bit 'N' Run" is starting to stick like glue every time I say it; --got lot's of snap to it.

Edited by espire8, Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:25 AM.


#63 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:17 AM

@espire8:
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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:14 AM

I've not seen this on my PAL machine with Euro D-pads. What joystick are you using? I'll add extra joystick debouncing to the code in the next release.

Tested with :-

Euro D-pad - Works OK
Pro-Line - Works OK
CX40 (later model, no yellow dashed ring) - Jittery

I'll work on getting the CX40 to be reliable and the rest should be OK.

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:33 AM

I've not seen this on my PAL machine with Euro D-pads. What joystick are you using? I'll add extra joystick debouncing to the code in the next release.

Tested with :-

Euro D-pad - Works OK
Pro-Line - Works OK
CX40 (later model, no yellow dashed ring) - Jittery

I'll work on getting the CX40 to be reliable and the rest should be OK.

I'm using a modified Radica Space Invaders stick.

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:44 AM

I'm using a modified Radica Space Invaders stick.

Not got one of them so I'll do my best with what I've got here ;-).

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:41 AM

I figure if you get it to work with the CX40 it'll fix the problem. It's not really a big deal anyway since it doesn't affect gameplay.

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:08 PM

You may want to check it with one of the Wico bat handle joysticks if you have one. The leaf switches in them can have debounce problems sometimes as well.

Mitch

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:13 PM

You may want to check it with one of the Wico bat handle joysticks if you have one. The leaf switches in them can have debounce problems sometimes as well.

I don't have one of those either. I've solved the problem for the CX40 I have here. If others can test the next release with a variety of joysticks that would be good.

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:19 PM

Find attached the latest version :-

Attached File  7800Birthday_19_06_09.1.15.a78   32.13KB   139 downloadsAttached File  7800Birthday_19_06_09.1.15.bin   32KB   143 downloads5.bin]
Whats new in this release :-

- Improved joystick up/down debouncing on main menu.
- Extra start/idle animations.

Still to fix :-

- Collision detection.
- Random apple bug.

Can folks test the main menu with a variety of joysticks to make sure that the debouncing is working OK? Please list the joystick used and the problems (if any).

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Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:40 PM

any idea what the final name of the game will be? would make it easier to write about it :)

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Posted Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:01 AM

any idea what the final name of the game will be? would make it easier to write about it :)



Take yer pick :twisted:

Plow Under!
Stone Drop
Miner
Rock Run
Pebble Pusher
Shaft Skedaddle
Pit Runner
Undermine
Dirk Digger
Dig'N'Run
Nolan the Digger
Mark`s Dash
BD (Ball``s Digging)
Apple Panic
Rox
Rockz
Miner Bit of Trouble
Miner Trouble
Miner Jack
Major Miner
Bit Miner
Bit 'N' Run



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Posted Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:14 AM

any idea what the final name of the game will be? would make it easier to write about it :)

:lol: I'm still undecided on that.

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Posted Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:45 AM

And I just thought of another name: Dig'Em

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Posted Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:02 AM

And I just thought of another name: Dig'Em

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