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More NES game!

Quick update on the NES game. It’s still in very heavy development. I’ve branched off a first pre-alpha release of it – mainly because I plan on making major changes to the graphics as well as a switch to chr-ram in the next couple of days.

New features since last time:

  • A third (mostly empty… it has one screen) map representing a town
  • New text engine – there are two distinct entities you can talk to right now. (One is a sign. Find the other!)
  • The sword does something now.
  • There are two other weapons, one of which you can find in a new short dungeon (Both need some serious polish)
  • Saving/loading games
  • Two types of monster, which may drop one of two kinds of item.

I’ve set up the NES game page to let you load both this version and the latest, and also added download links for anyone who wants to try it in a better emulator.

Enjoy!

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NES Game!

So, I don’t post here too often, but I am working on something pretty interesting that I thought I should highlight. I’m writing an NES game from scratch in 6502 assembly.

The results are available on the NES Game page on the site. The page includes an emulator that runs the latest build of the game. I update fairly frequently, but right now it has:

  • Two supported maps with around a dozen developed screens.
  • A main character with collision detection.
  • A health system, and a way to die
  • Money that you can pick up
  • Music and sound effects!
  • A Sword that does nothing.

Not a very good description, but the idea is to build a solid adventure game engine, then develop a full-fledged NES game on top of it.

If you’re interested, feel free to reach out in the comments. As long as you aren’t advertising medications for certain body parts, I’ll be sure to get back to you!

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Arcade Machine

A post on the arcade machine I’ve brought back to life is now available. I’ve got some details about the basic setup, but if you’ve got any questions about it, feel free to ask. I wasn’t really sure what else to put down.

I’ve also found a little time to re-upload an old mod I made for Garry’s Mod back in the days of the toybox. It’s a silly weapon that fires baby dolls at people. For whatever reason it got some huge fanfare back when I made it in college. It seems to have found a small following again, as well. If you want it, here it is.

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New Site!

Hey folks, and welcome to the new cpprograms.net. I’ve moved the site off of my custom CMS and onto WordPress – let me know if you see anything missing. My old CMS is not bad, but it has really been completely eclipsed in features and would need a rewrite to get it back up to date. There are simply better tools out there nowadays. It will still be available on the site, but I’ll no longer be actively maintaining it. The site should still be mostly the same to navigate, and all existing file links should be properly redirected.

I haven’t really added anything new to the site, but I’m always tinkering with something; be it a minecraft plugin, a new website idea, or sometimes more hardware-centric projects. (Expect a post about an Arcade cabinet in the near future) I’m going to try to use this site more actively again as time goes on, but based on the past, I can’t make any promises.

(And yes, we lost all of the old news. Not like there was that much in there. Old site is at old.cpprograms.net if you need it.)

Thanks for visiting!

Chris