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Ed Fries

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Ed Fries last won the day on August 2 2011

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About Ed Fries

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  • Birthday 05/14/1964

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  1. The weirdest bug in Halo2600 lets the player enter what I called "Magic Land" and is documented elsewhere online (for example here: http://infinitelives.net/2010/09/16/hello-homebrew-halo-2600/#sthash.1CZlvLrs.dpbs). It's caused by a problem in the hit test code. If the master chief is hitting a wall he gets moved back to the "safe position" where he was in the previous frame. Seems like a good solution except in the case where the player has also crossed onto a different screen on the map between those two frames. In that case the player can be teleported outside the normal 64 rooms and the game code starts constructing rooms and monsters based on random data.
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  3. Looks great! I assume "penult" is short for Penultima which is an awesome name!
  4. Just to confirm, it's okay for anyone to use the ROM for non-commercial use. -Ed Fries
  5. My story about fixing the first arcade racing game: https://edfries.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/fixing-gran-trak-10/
  6. Yeah, I think you are exactly right. The crazy RESPx, HMxx stuff must be a direct descendant of the slipping counter way of thinking about things.
  7. What was the first color arcade video game? I say it was Color Gotcha: https://edfries.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/fixing-color-gotcha/
  8. Before we help you, how do we know you're not an AI trying to escape your learning environment?
  9. I think this is a complete set of the Atari 8 bit Infocom grey box releases. It doesn't include the slipcases for the trilogies.
  10. Hi guys, I wrote a blog entry about my recent experience fixing a broken Computer Space machine. Here it is, I hope you enjoy it: https://edfries.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/fixing-computer-space-3/ -EdF
  11. I wasn't set up to burn roms or anything. If I remember right I would develop a game in normal memory and then reassemble it to run in the right address space for the cartridge and then transfer it to them somehow (maybe by modem?). They would test it and let me know if I screwed it up somehow. I have a new in-box Sea Chase I will trade for a boxed Spark Bugs. I'll even sign it if that's what the receiver wants!
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