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  1. Resurrecting this old thread to do a little bit of self-promotion: I've recently completed a NES port of Anguna. Instead of rewriting it as a completely new game, I wanted to see if I could take advantage of the shared 6502 CPU between the Atari and the NES, and keep most of the game logic code, replacing only the graphics and sound. I partially succeeded: much of the code was taken directly from the Atari game, but "just the graphics and sound" ended up being quite a bit of work! (Interestingly, the most challenging part was the glow of light in the dark rooms, which was really easy to program on the Atari, but took tons of time to get right on the NES!) We're getting ready to do a kickstarter to fund the cartridge release, so we'll see how it goes!
  2. As far as I know, he doesn't have any current plans to complete it.
  3. gauauu

    Anguna glitch

    Ugh, I hate that that bug made it into the game. If you send me your password, I can send you a password that keeps your progress but starts you somewhere else so you can keep playing. (I keep thinking I should post a simple JavaScript app that will "fix" passwords that are stuck there.)
  4. Yes, pin 5 on each controller port is connected to +5. Unfortunately I don't have a 7800 that I can test with, but I'm eager to hear about everyone's test results, and I'll update the document as we go.
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    QuadTari

    Hmm, that's strange. I've heard issues about Quad Games not loading on some Harmony Carts without an update, I'll see if I can find details. (My Harmony is maybe 4 years old and hasn't been updated since I got it). No idea about the WoW demo, we'll have to see what @johnnywc thinks about it. There's a 4-player Surround-style game on QuadGames.
  6. Hi,

    I have a sketch of a circuit for the 8 port NES expander, as well as some code.

     

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    Base is Arduino board (Nano) and plain IDE functions. Some speedup can be done using registers directly for I/O. Code was written to be ported with ease for other micro-controllers, as most of logic is in plain C, letting the IO in macros.

     

    Skidwrd.ino

  7. gauauu

    QuadTari

    Yeah I think so. The real cost would be the enclosure and 8 NES controller sockets. Being a non-standard connector, those things aren't as easy to pick up for cheap.
  8. gauauu

    QuadTari

    A DIY version that chains together twice as many controllers. (The four score and satellite stream 2 controllers-worth of bits for each port. I want 4 on each port)
  9. gauauu

    QuadTari

    Still tempting though with just using the buttons. Although it will be tough finding people that are willing to buy 2 or 3 extra sets of paddles and get a group of 8 people together. Niche market of niche markets 😂
  10. gauauu

    QuadTari

    I have a lot better luck getting my wife and kids to play the tiny demo-style 4-player games (like the little stuff on my quadgames, or @Karl G's raindrops demo) than I do other more involved games. The hardest part is getting them comfortable with the Atari joystick. It's amazing how kids these days can't figure out how to use that thing. They all fight over the genesis gamepads so that they won't have to use the joysticks.
  11. gauauu

    QuadTari

    No, on the NES...just extending their existing idea of serializing two gamepads back-to-back on one port, instead I'd do 4 back-to-back.
  12. gauauu

    QuadTari

    It would be 4 on each port, but using the same method that the NES 4-player multitaps use. The NES reads controller data serially, so the multitaps just stream 8 more bits of data on the same port.
  13. gauauu

    QuadTari

    I've been plotting for awhile to next make an 8-player multitap for the NES. (although this little project has proven to be more difficult to get right than I expected, so I've learned that I'm not a hardware guy)
  14. gauauu

    QuadTari

    Just shy of 6 feet.
  15. gauauu

    QuadTari

    Yeah, I went back and forth on this one while prototyping. I've got a handful of sockets, I can start distributing them with the kits. I'm still tweaking what screw to use there. I had some better screws for it, but it turns out that the screw holes were sized differently from the prototype enclosure from the factory, and meant that my original screws were too small. so I had to pivot and get something else quickly.
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