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by Pokun
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:34 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: How to do FOR without structured programming (retro investigation)
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: How to do FOR without structured programming (retro investigation)

It should keep track of them anyway so nested FOR...NEXT-loop blocks are still possible.

Family BASIC doesn't have an assembler, but you can at least call subroutines you have written in machine code (usually by POKEing the hand-assembled bytes directly to RAM) with the CALL command, it's pretty fun.
by Pokun
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: PPU Garbage Graphics Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: PPU Garbage Graphics Problem

Because it's not really released yet. It's just a preview and is still very buggy crashing a lot. But it merges Mesen and Mesen-S plus Game Boy and PC-Engine emulation.
by Pokun
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: How to do FOR without structured programming (retro investigation)
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: How to do FOR without structured programming (retro investigation)

Yeah BASIC is one of the things that makes these 8-bit computers beautiful. It's a programming language and simple IDE that doubles as a simple OS, it allows a layman to program his own computer however he wants provided that it comes with a good manual to teach him it. These 8-bit computers themsel...
by Pokun
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Living without a personal smartphone
Replies: 29
Views: 1013

Re: Living without a personal smartphone

This thread isn't really about Steve Jobs' business practices or even the iPhone as a product though. More about criticizing certain social behaviors, how society blindly enforces the way you have to do certain things in the wrong way.
by Pokun
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:40 pm
Forum: NESemdev
Topic: Mesen - Emulator
Replies: 37
Views: 3607

Re: Mesen - Emulator

Fantastic to have you back! I remember you did Game Boy as part of Super Game Boy in Mesen-S, but to think PC-Engine would also be emulated and have the same great debugging tools is absolutely marvelous! It runs some of my homebrew that didn't run correctly on older emulators, so I can tell it's al...
by Pokun
Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:22 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: How to do FOR without structured programming (retro investigation)
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: How to do FOR without structured programming (retro investigation)

Just tried it on MSX (in the openMSX emulator): "NEXT without FOR in 50" as expected.
I guess Family BASIC and most other interpreters would return a similar error.
by Pokun
Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:01 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Living without a personal smartphone
Replies: 29
Views: 1013

Re: Living without a personal smartphone

In almost any game the functions of the buttons on the controller changes with the mode, and of course with the game itself. Which calculator is faster to reach for is very situation-dependent. The smartphone one is mainly useful because you usually always have it with you unlike a physical calculat...
by Pokun
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Living without a personal smartphone
Replies: 29
Views: 1013

Re: Living without a personal smartphone

I definitely agree on that tactile buttons feels so much better than any touchscreen, even if it has force-feedback type of tactility (which generally helps but can also be annoying at times). When smartphones were new I used to think it was a very cool feature to replace the keypad with a touchscre...
by Pokun
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:30 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: If a prototype of a retro console made its way into a member of the public's hands...
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: If a prototype of a retro console made its way into a member of the public's hands...

I'm not sure "very little work" really applies here as, although Ben Heck didn't decap the custom ASICs, he seemed to do a lot of work on it (even if a lot of it was figuring out what was wrong with it and make it work again). As I understood it, Nocash emulated it based on the info he got...
by Pokun
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:10 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Living without a personal smartphone
Replies: 29
Views: 1013

Re: Living without a personal smartphone

Yeah the afraid-of-new-technology argument is missing the point, the point is how the technology is enforced without second thoughts of the consequences. So it's just a matter of plain old bad judgement, and not a matter of old people preferring the old good days better. Oziphantom mentioned a perfe...
by Pokun
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: CRT monitor vs. CRT TV (also SNES region modding)
Replies: 25
Views: 345

Re: CRT monitor vs. CRT TV (also SNES region modding)

Yes, as I understands it TV-lines (TVL) is the TV's ability to display distinct alternating black and white vertical lines within a given width. As Wikipedia says it's defined to be the number of vertical lines that can be resolved on a width that is the same as the full visible height of the tube. ...
by Pokun
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Living without a personal smartphone
Replies: 29
Views: 1013

Re: Living without a personal smartphone

It used to be incredibly rude to ignore your company, unless you really had to check your pager, mobile phone for an SMS message when awaiting an important call or something, and even then you would excuse yourself acknowledging your behavior to your peers and be brief about it. But lately it has be...
by Pokun
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: new technologies for developing on NES
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: new technologies for developing on NES

I strongly agree with Tepples and Garth regarding this ( this thread is also relevant to that subject). Human is probably the most stupid race I've ever met, not seeing all the super obvious disadvantages with their crazy ideas they get from thin air left and right. 0 points to humanity, maggots are...
by Pokun
Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: SNESdev
Topic: CRT monitor vs. CRT TV (also SNES region modding)
Replies: 25
Views: 345

Re: CRT monitor vs. CRT TV (also SNES region modding)

Thank you @linariq. It looks like I need to find a CRT monitor, then. Note that CRT monitors and CRT TVs are completely different, so ideally, you'd want a CRT TV (if you already have a real console) to test real 15 kHz interlacing. A TV is a monitor that has a channel tuner and loudspeaker. That c...