So these arrived in the mail yesterday and so I was super stoked to build one up and try installing it onto my test bed stock 7800 I use in the lab. If you saw my earlier blog post, you might have already figured it out, but yes... I designed some mount PCBs for slight ease on installing UAVs into 7800s. These mount boards have the chroma fix already on them in addition to the extra resistors and cap for audio mixing to external RCA jacks etc. However, this is a dual mono audio solution and not
My eye began hurting yesterday. Even though my eye hurt, I decided to give up on GoSub for the Game Boy because I couldn't get the octopi to follow my demands of being on screen at all times. One kept wandering off even though I told it to keep it below a certain y position. So I need to just give up on it because it's being a moron.
So with that project gone, I needed something else to work on. So I decided to continue work on my Intellivision game I was making. I guess I'll have to
For the past two years, our annual student film screenings for the Character Animation Program at CalArts haven't happened. At least not in person. (For those reading this in the inevitable, distant, dystopian FUTURE and may have no knowledge of what happened in 2020 - this was due to a worldwide outbreak of e-coli brought about by some undercooked Chicken McNuggets at McDonald's. For those who don't know what Chicken McNuggets were, they were "extra parts" genetically engineered and grafted ont
When I went to put in the new code that lets you select how strong you want your shot to be, I forgot to include back in a bit of code that forces the ball down if you press fire when it's shooting:
Just four lines per player, 8 total, but without it, the ball could appear in the player's hands again if fire is pressed while the ball is traveling downward after a shot was made. So now I'm up to
I like feedback on my games. It urges me to try to create stuff I thought about but thought I couldn't do before. It urges me to do things I haven't even thought about doing. So based on some, I changed the controls. I tried doing this before, but couldn't get it to work. But now I did for some reason. When the player has the ball, the longer the action button is pressed, the farther the guy will shoot. So just a light tap on the action button results in a wimpy throw, but a long tap results in
PCBs are designed, created, and already shipped headed my way as are a few components for me to populate the boards. I will go into more details once I have my PCBs and have been able to test and check out if my idea works the way I've planned or not. In the meantime, here is a pic of the PCB. If you are familiar with the UAV layout and install process needed for the 7800, then this should be obvious on what it is.
While what you see here is rather large, in reality it is only about th
I was bored, so I drew this just for fun.
I also worked on GoSub some more. I now have 20 levels in the game. I woke up at 9 p.m. because I need to go to the store. But I don't think I can stay awake for 12 hours. I must have some stupid thing wrong with me that I can't stay awake for more than 8 hours. I don't know. I've gone back to pulling apart my pills and putting them in pudding. It may taste awful, but it's better than choking on it. And my stomach hurts.
As far as working on 1 on 1 Basketball goes, I'm late in the fourth quarter. I made a title screen. I successfully put it in the game. The game is now 4k.
Now the game needs some testers. I wrote up some instructions for the game. If you'd like to test the most current version, PM me and I'll send you what I have so far. I will not post this version on the website because it may be the final version of the game if there's nothing wrong with it.
I need to remember that if I
...that upon startup the Game Boy starts in banks 0 and 1 and stays that way until you change it. Bank 0 is always on no matter what. So the whole reason my GoSub game was working at all was it was a fluke. Well, I changed all that, making corrections to the game's code and following up on stuff and I think I have the "flukiness" gone.
Last night, I also changed the title screen before I went to bed. I made a little animation involving the submarine and octopi. It was hard, but I eve
So they turned off the water to look for the leak. The dog had to be in my room for an hour. It's not like she was alone, though. I was also in my room. I thought since this could apparently take a while, I might as well use the time to do something constructive. So I chose to work on GoSub again. The task took too long though, they were gone after 90 minutes and I was still struggling with it. The task at hand: Move the music's bank to bank 3. But eventually I did it. Then I thought, "I could b
I didn't get to sleep until 5 this morning because I was up all night trying to animate teh players' legs. At 4:30a.m. I had finally done it. After many false starts and retries. I think this makes the game look a lot better now.
This also means I'll probably be asleep when they come into the house to check the water tomorrow. Mom will have to let them in and put the dog in my room. The water will be turned off at around 8:30 a.m. I just got up. I woke up a few times before, but just
As it turned out, I wasn't really all that sleepy. After half an hour laying there, I decided to get up and start working on the shot clock. I had a working shot clock after about an hour, so I went to sleep. I woke up the next morning (afternoon?) and tested it on a real Odyssey², and it worked well, except for me discovering a bug: If the player presses fire when the ball is at the top of its shooting arc, the ball goes back to the beginning of the shooting phase. So I had to fix that. And I t
Good morning Bubsy fans! You know what day it is!? You got it! Well, three days after the Bubsy launch (May 1, 1993) so we are in Bubsy month!
But today they are celebrating a day for something you might have heard. I mean, it's no Bubsy, but it's pretty cool...
Good times. So to you Bubsy and Star Wars fans, this is a great month. So says Mando...
So this morning I logged into the Prison Board BBS. You reme
So after working on "Can You Canoe?", I was thinking a lot about the Odyssey² programming. And I thought of my basketball game I quit working on. I thought of some way to perhaps fix the problem I was having with not having the game act how I wanted. A simple thing took about a few hours, and then I had it: It was working the way I wanted to (Mostly.) I had to lose the leg walking animation of the players as it was causing problems. I don't know why, but it was. But this gives me more room to at
My EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Hydro Copper 12GB arrived yesterday - and it looks perfect. (It's also heavy.) But unlike a normal air cooled graphics card I can't just drop it into my system. I need to order a whole bunch of parts first. Any water cooling loop will have the following:
Blocks which attach to the CPU or GPU and transfer heat from the CPU or GPU to the coolant. This is built into the graphics card, but I might as well get one for the CPU too (in for a penny...).
So I spent all day (well, almost all of it, about 4 hours' worth. I woke up at 11:30a.m. It's now almost 6p.m.) trying and trying to prep the kayak game for 6 levels. The computer kept being a jerk and spouting out compiled ROMS that didn't work. Until just a few minutes ago when it finally decided it had enough of torturing me and made it work. Now my eye hurts. I sometimes get eyeaches when I'm mad. I sometimes get eyeaches when the grass is mowed. I sometimes get eyeaches out of the blue. And
For the most part I've been very happy with the PC I bought two years ago. From a performance perspective it's handled everything I've used it for and it's definitely faster than the iMac which I was using previously. Sure, I could have spent more and made it even faster, but my plan was bang for the buck. I am also very glad I bought it when I did - if I'd waited much longer the epidemic & ethereum related supply difficulties would have made it more difficult and expensive.