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Posts posted by Gemintronic

  1. 24 minutes ago, DJ Clae said:

    This is the most whiney, entitled generation of gamers I've ever seen. More evidence the internet brings out the worst of humanity.

    Not saying you're wrong.  In my experience current gen gamers are pretty compliant with brand names.  Defending them while getting their digital downloads yanked and not getting refunds half the time.


    The whining comes mostly from the gaming media.  Casting whatever narrative keeps their sponsors and generates furious keyboard smashing.

  2. 37 minutes ago, -^CrossBow^- said:

    So again I don't have the game in hand to confirm, but I'm reading that in order to have a CPU controlled 2nd player to help out, requires you to have a SegaCD attached as apparently the game uses the second CPU in that in order to handle the AI for the CPU assisted second player. 


    That has got to be a first right?



    I hope that means you don't have to do this to get a CPU sidekick?  I mean, I'd understand if it meant a tactically enhanced companion in comparision.  I must be reading that wrong.


  3. For my use case automating compile and upload to a real VCS is very attractive.  My bungled style of development involves a lot of playtesting and iteration.  Might try both a PlusCart and the Harmony + WiFiSD route.


    Sounds like Andrew Davie has a procedure I can work with.  Thank you for the help, guys!

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  4. THIS almost worked with two copies of the same game.  When I put the source for two different games in it doesn't switch to the other bank.


    For bank 1 the bank switch code looks like this:


     lda $1FF9


    For bank 2 the code looks like this:


     lda $1FF8

  5. I'm trying to combine 2 4k bB games I made years ago.  I have the source and tried to make sure the kernel settings and DIMs didn't clash between games.  I also tried using the 32k multikernel framework and no go switching to the 2nd game on the second bank.


    I was wondering if I could do a DOS COPY to combine both games:



    ..making sure there is some inline assembly to arbitrarily jump to the second bank in the first gtame:



       some magic to switch to the last 4k portion of ROM



    Does this make sense?  What would the actual inline assembly look like?


    Thanks in advance for any clues, fellas!

  6. Is there a way to self host ROMs with the WiFi plus cart?  My feeble research seems to indicate things need to be submitted to.. a PlusCart host somewhere on the Internet?


    I must be wrong.  How do people upload compiled ROMs to their own PlusCart on their own WiFi network?


  7. 2 minutes ago, CyranoJ said:

    rB+ is locked to the v1 API, if you switch to assembler you can use the extra functionality and performance increases in the v2 API.


    Already pouring over the _RAPAPPS.S from "EX-01a - Hello World".  Thank god for much better programmers than me who comment incredibly well 😛 

  8. With rB+ discontinued I'm looking for a way to use C and the RAPTOR library.  I see stuff with The Removers library but..


    Anyway, I'm probably missing something even after forum and Google searches.  Any good resources for setting up a C compiler in conjunction with using RAPTOR (in C)?



    Thank you in advance for any clues!

  9. On 7/6/2009 at 7:34 PM, atari2600land said:

    I know there's been a bB aquarium made, but I'm working on a full-fledged aquarium game. I have a question, though. Will bB ever support the AtariVox to save games and high scores and stuff? Here's what I have so far. When I get it programmed, pressing Fire will bring up a menu with options on what to do with your fish (Feed, Pet, etc.)

    aquarium.bas 2.5 kB · 129 downloads

    aquarium.bas.bin 4 kB · 193 downloads


    A forum search on AtariVox brings up several hits including this:


    Was this eventually incorporated into the project? 

  10. Didn't catch it live this time but a super watch nonetheless!  Picked up some good feedback as usual.  Including that the parallax effect wasn't apparent.


    The one thing I thought I'd get burned on was the flickering but I didn't hear a peep about it :)

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  11. Looking at R.T.s NUSIZ table we only get to stretch the resources - not shrink.


    But, it sounds like your real objective isn't to make sprites thinner.  


    Besides positioning sprites off screen my usual go to method is to just make the sprite a single row of 0's





  12. I've never had any compatibility problems with the 2600 games I've made.  In fact, my first hardware tests usually start on a 7800.


    Once a client / collaborator had a 7800 that corrupted the high res title screen slightly.  Couldn't reproduce on other known good 7800s.

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