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by qbradq
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Is there a tutorial or course to learn programming in 6502 for beginners?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Is there a tutorial or course to learn programming in 6502 for beginners?

I started on Nerdy Nights as well. I'd say it's a good place to start.
by qbradq
Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: 2022 NESdev Competition
Topic: Isostasy Demo : Sidescrolling MetroidVania
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Re: Isostasy Demo : Sidescrolling MetroidVania

I like the clouds :)
by qbradq
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Black Jewel Reborn [NES]
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Black Jewel Reborn [NES]

The graphics look really nice! And I am a sucker for modern PC demakes like this. Looking forward to it.
by qbradq
Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: My new game for NES. Project Commando :D
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: My new game for NES. Project Commando :D

That's a fun little game. Great work! I especially like the artwork on the little dudes. Have you thought about making the score text tiles and put it on the background?
by qbradq
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: 2022 NESdev Competition
Topic: Isostasy Demo : Sidescrolling MetroidVania
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Re: Isostasy Demo : Sidescrolling MetroidVania

I played this on keyboard last night at work. Great work on the graphics and sound! I really think you should add a few screenshots or a gif to the original post. Regarding the gameplay I thought the basics were good, especially the variable-height jump. Nice touch. It took me forever to figure out ...
by qbradq
Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: 2022 NESdev Competition
Topic: Onyx: A Text Adventure
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Re: Onyx: A Text Adventure

I did notice the one background color that clashes with the grey. There are no plans for integrating the background color into the game. It's just there to provide an option because my wife didn't like the blue :D
by qbradq
Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: 2022 NESdev Competition
Topic: Onyx: A Text Adventure
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Re: Onyx: A Text Adventure

Onyx is now ready for demo. I intend to replace the story so I'm mainly looking for feedback on the program's usability and look-and-feel. That said I'm open to any criticisms about the story.

The demo is in the first post.
by qbradq
Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: 2022 NESdev Competition
Topic: Onyx: A Text Adventure
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Re: Onyx: A Text Adventure

The story was republished in the 40s and the copyright renewed in the 70s for a play adaptation. So as far as I understand it is still a copyrighten work. But I'm no lawyer.

So ill keep looking for ideas.
by qbradq
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: 2022 NESdev Competition
Topic: Onyx: A Text Adventure
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Re: Onyx: A Text Adventure

Please excuse if there's a better place to ask this question, but is fan-fic OK for a competition entry? I had the idea to adapt the 1937 short story "by the waters of Babylon" into a text adventure using this engine.
by qbradq
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: The TV I used to play SNES games on
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: The TV I used to play SNES games on

I used to play on the 32" console TV in the living room when I was lucky. When I couldn't do that I had a probably 7" black-and-white TV in my bedroom that I played on. I can relate to the "you missed the boat" feeling. I decided to give console gaming a miss during the PS2 gener...
by qbradq
Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: 2022 NESdev Competition
Topic: Onyx: A Text Adventure
Replies: 19
Views: 1475

Re: Onyx: A Text Adventure

Nice work with the changes so far. One more thing that could be improved is how the cursor stays at the same spot after you select an option, which sometimes ends up pointing to blank space depending on how the options change. This may be part of a larger issue in that you can move the cursor to an...
by qbradq
Thu May 26, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: Is the A register for return values?
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Is the A register for return values?

Don't let people tell you that you can't decompose a task into subroutines just because you are writing assembly. Using subroutines to make a complex task easier to develop and read is just as valid in ASM as it is in C or Java. You are just more aware of the speed and space penalties when you are c...
by qbradq
Thu May 26, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Official NES Homebrew Seal of Quality
Replies: 43
Views: 9908

Re: Official NES Homebrew Seal of Quality

...but it would be really fun to be able to see, at a glance: - what mapper and size - does it user a battery/password/flash - estimated game time for completion - number of players and supported peripherals - some sort of bragging about tech (nesmaker, assembly, cool raster effects, etc?) That sai...
by qbradq
Thu May 26, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: Is there Sample Music for FamiTone2?
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Is there Sample Music for FamiTone2?

Wow, I'm blind. Thanks for the pointer :)
by qbradq
Thu May 26, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: NES Music
Topic: Is there Sample Music for FamiTone2?
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Is there Sample Music for FamiTone2?

I'm working on a prototype and would like to integrate FamiTone2. I want to make sure I get DPCM working correctly and make sure everything will fit within NROM. I'm no composer, and I don't want to ask for someone to compose something for the game until it's well out of the prototype stage. I tried...