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by Pokun
Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:50 pm
Forum: SNESdev Homebrew Projects
Topic: unnamed-snes-game
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: unnamed-snes-game

On NES, the A-button is the primary button used for jumping in platform games like Super Mario Bros or attacking in jump-less top-down view games like Zelda 1, while B-button is the secondary button used for attacking in platform games like Super Mario Bros and using secondary items in top-down view...
by Pokun
Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:54 am
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - Emulator
Replies: 93
Views: 8093

Re: Mesen - Emulator

it would be nice if the SNES mouse was available for the Famicom expansion port (controller 3 and 4 configurations). If you pick the "2-Player Adapter (Famicom)" expansion device, it should let you connect the SNES mouse to port 3/4. The 4-player adapter (e.g 6 controllers total) isn't co...
by Pokun
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:33 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - Emulator
Replies: 93
Views: 8093

Re: Mesen - Emulator

Yeah the left Alt key triggers the menu, but works fine when used as a modifier key together with another key except when there is a shortcut such as Alt+F like you said. And yes AltGr (AKA Alt Graph) is indeed just labeled Right Alt in Mesen. On some keyboards it's just called Alt just like the lef...
by Pokun
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:53 am
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - Emulator
Replies: 93
Views: 8093

Re: Mesen - Emulator

the numpad keys are considered as different keys for the purpose of keybindings. e.g you can do "Alt+2" to set the scale to 2x, but you can't use the 2 key from the numpad (you would have to rebind it to use the numpad, and then the shortcut would be listed as "Alt+Numpad 2" in ...
by Pokun
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:13 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: The Sega Master System thread
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: The Sega Master System thread

Well the NES is a bit lacking in color which allows the Master System to beat it quite easily with its larger number of total colors, although it is lacking in palettes with only 2 against the NES' 8. Ultimately though the NES got better 3rd-party support and therefore has a better game library whic...
by Pokun
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:03 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Living without a personal smartphone
Replies: 43
Views: 1763

Re: Living without a personal smartphone

I was as flexible as an anvil when I started goju-ryu karate (think Heihachi's style in Tekken) long ago. :) You also get away not being an acrobat in traditional martial arts more as we don't use things like high kicks. High kicks makes little sense in self-defense (it's about at least as risky for...
by Pokun
Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:51 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: The Sega Master System thread
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: The Sega Master System thread

Despite growing up with Nintendo, I do love the Sega Master System and the Mark III it's based on, and it's very fun to program. It's basically a Sega SG-1000/SC-3000 but with more modernized video hardware, and the SG-1000/SC-3000 is in turn much like an MSX1 but without the BIOS so you get complet...
by Pokun
Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:13 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Gameplay suggestion: How to encourage the player to approach the enemies
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Gameplay suggestion: How to encourage the player to approach the enemies

The first thing I can think of is what Nesrocks and Drag both said. Enemies must be aggressive to put some stress on the player, chasing him at all times so that killing them quickly is safer than letting them live for too long. If you have many enemies you might not want them all chasing the player...
by Pokun
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:39 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Living without a personal smartphone
Replies: 43
Views: 1763

Re: Living without a personal smartphone

Yeah I also prefer to run outside (when I do run) as opposed to on a conveyor belt (which is good for warming up in the gym though) or an indoor track. Preferably in a floodlit trail track in the woods, not in the streets. I also practice traditional Ryukyu karate & kobudo (though that's general...
by Pokun
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:08 am
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - Emulator
Replies: 93
Views: 8093

Re: Mesen - Emulator

Nintendo and possibly Sega both officially use this terminology [nametable]... I'm curious about examples. The only place I can remember Nintendo using "name" in a related way was in the SNES manual where it refers to "CHR name" for a tile's index and "name base address&quo...
by Pokun
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:07 am
Forum: Other Retro Dev
Topic: Names used for tilemaps by original documentation?
Replies: 15
Views: 11162

Re: Names used for tilemaps by original documentation?

Answering a post from another thread : Nintendo and possibly Sega both officially use this terminology [nametable]... I'm curious about examples. The only place I can remember Nintendo using "name" in a related way was in the SNES manual where it refers to "CHR name" for a tile's...
by Pokun
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - Emulator
Replies: 93
Views: 8093

Re: Mesen - Emulator

The tile editor is a fairly minor feature, and it's probably not used by a ton of people, either. Turning it into a full-fledged tile editor is probably not something I want to get into atm, but most of these are probably fairly simple to implement. I just want to say that I strongly agree with Gzi...
by Pokun
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:32 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Living without a personal smartphone
Replies: 43
Views: 1763

Re: Living without a personal smartphone

Yeah I remember seeing discussions in old newspapers from the '60s or '70s (or sometime near that) regarding concerns of having a job were you used a CRT monitor, people were interviewed and some women said they wouldn't work with a CRT if they were pregnant. I asked my parents and they said, yeah t...
by Pokun
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Living without a personal smartphone
Replies: 43
Views: 1763

Re: Living without a personal smartphone

We have long known that mobile phones were a potential health risk, but the discussion became a lot more quiet in recent years. I remember they eventually said that the new phones were much safer and the discussion died down, but that was only the word on the street.
by Pokun
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - Emulator
Replies: 93
Views: 8093

Re: Mesen - Emulator

* No longer called Nametable Viewer, is that because it's NES only language? * Missing field: Attribute Data "Nametable" actually seems to come from Texas Instruments VDPs (e.g. MSX, SMS, Genesis) originally, but we adopted it long ago in NESDev for whatever reason. (Probably an early emu...