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by FitzRoy
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: Gambatte 0.5.0-wip2 released
Replies: 478
Views: 262314

I have a bug report:

World Cup USA 94
*bouncing ball on language select screen goes transparent on the top flags. (might happen on HW but can't test)
*field graphics are all jumbled up. (really doubt this happens on real HW)
by FitzRoy
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: ZSNES 1.51 on Win32 patch to make Vista/7 friendly
Replies: 59
Views: 37792

And how many people are like you and have a sibling sharing their PC and both want to play a 16-year-old gaming console emulator so frequently that it's a hassle to have their settings overwritten by each other? I'm teasing, of course. Wow, you understand my argument after all, although he doesn't ...
by FitzRoy
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Gaming Discussion
Topic: My PS3 experience...
Replies: 69
Views: 21864

How about just continuously offer a model for $100 more that includes PS2 hardware? Seems like an obvious move to me, but they'd rather peck away on things people REALLY don't care about, like Home.
by FitzRoy
Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: ZSNES Talk
Topic: snega2usb: USB Reader for SNES / Sega Genesis Cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 17740

Of course, sometimes, there are intentionally bad sectors for security measures. Or specially formulated subchannel data. Yep, I have a few correctly dumped PSX images that yield "bad sector" results in tools that scan for such things. Yet a commercial SNES game should always have a good ...
by FitzRoy
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: ZSNES Talk
Topic: snega2usb: USB Reader for SNES / Sega Genesis Cartridges
Replies: 38
Views: 17740

It gives end users the ability to play their real cartridges. Those carts may already have their level 99 New Game+ saves, SRAM data can be dumped from a cart you own with a usb programmer. or they may be paranoid about the validity of the unverified dumps on the net. ROM data can be dumped from a ...
by FitzRoy
Sat May 30, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: ZSNES Talk
Topic: DQ6 Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Only Cowering could make a database 15x larger than it needs to be by including bad dumps, hacks, and hard-patching every patch to its own rom.
by FitzRoy
Mon May 04, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: ZSNES Talk
Topic: ZSNES Looks Terrible!
Replies: 95
Views: 22539

That blaming a stylized GUI for a COMMON design failure is disingenuous. It's not a design failure, it's a design limitation. A 256x224 resolution window doesn't offer enough space to show long strings of text without putting scrollbars everywhere, and the scrollbars eat space themselves. What is t...
by FitzRoy
Mon May 04, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: ZSNES Talk
Topic: ZSNES Looks Terrible!
Replies: 95
Views: 22539

Hardly unique to low-res custom GUIs. Yeah, and those are annoying, too. What's your point? I suppose you could eliminate the useless options in the load screen to free up a line for wrapping the text around instead of cutting it off. Even if you did that, though, you're still clicking on everythin...
by FitzRoy
Sun May 03, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: ZSNES Talk
Topic: ZSNES Looks Terrible!
Replies: 95
Views: 22539

Play a game and you won't see the interface. Frankly, why care what it looks like anyway, so long as it functions properly. There are some genuinely annoying drawbacks about this type of GUI, let's not be blinded by retro manlove. - There's generally just not much room to display any long strings o...
by FitzRoy
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: what's wrong with SnesGT???
Replies: 69
Views: 30265

??? How is "back in the day" not applicable to 4 years ago for me when I've been around for maybe 6 and snesgt probably the same? Obviously, if you were someone who's been using snes emulators since 1996, you wouldn't use that expression yourself. But 4 years isn't 4 days and you're not th...
by FitzRoy
Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: what's wrong with SnesGT???
Replies: 69
Views: 30265

DOLLS (J) [!] wrote:
FitzRoy wrote:I used it a ton back in the day.


Back in the day?... I only ever heard about it about two years ago, and I started with VSMC & Snes96 :S


That's way back in the day. I'm talking like 4 years ago.
by FitzRoy
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Emulators
Topic: what's wrong with SnesGT???
Replies: 69
Views: 30265

what's wrong with SnesGT???


-No cheat system
-No gamma correction
-No justifier support
-Some games are buggy
-Menu and config lack refinement

Otherwise, it's not too bad. I used it a ton back in the day.
by FitzRoy
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: bsnes Dev Talk
Topic: bsnes v0.042 released
Replies: 124
Views: 169907

Man, I forgot how many games used the SA-1. It's more than the DSP-1, even.
by FitzRoy
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: bsnes Dev Talk
Topic: bsnes v0.042 released
Replies: 124
Views: 169907

adventure_of_link wrote:I'm not sure if this'd help or hurt the SA-1 case, but maybe byuu could run tests on the SMRPG cart specifically to see if there's something particular that this game uses? :?


Maybe, but he expressed desire for a generic cart, so I didn't think it mattered.
by FitzRoy
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Censoring on the forums
Replies: 8
Views: 9106

Why is it byuu's problem, Deathlike? The guy could be stomping on someone else's yard with a megaphone, and he'd claim he was being censored while being dragged into the squad car. He mocks people's efforts (repeatedly) and his demands aren't rational.
by FitzRoy
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: bsnes Dev Talk
Topic: bsnes v0.042 released
Replies: 124
Views: 169907

Also I doubt anything bad would happen to it. As do I, but it's possible . It could get stolen, lost in the mail, or byuu's neighbor could be a paranoid schizophrenic who thinks he's stealing his energy and cuts him down in the parking lot with a decorative sword before he can send it back to you. m
by FitzRoy
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: ZSNES Talk
Topic: ZSNES 2.0 Status
Replies: 220
Views: 55958

clessoulis wrote:How much speed has been lost. I always used zsnes for speed and being able to play the games.


If only zsnes actually could "play the games" without issue, but a myriad of games are unplayable and pushing 60fps on a 486 won't help you one iota.
by FitzRoy
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: bsnes Dev Talk
Topic: bsnes v0.042 released
Replies: 124
Views: 169907

Right, but then he's dicking with someone else's $40 property to save $5. There's also the possibility that a problem is found well after he's sent it back to you, and he won't have it to run tests on anymore.
by FitzRoy
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: bsnes Dev Talk
Topic: bsnes v0.042 released
Replies: 124
Views: 169907

He can just get his own on ebay for cheap. PGA European Tour is like $5 shipped.
by FitzRoy
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Buying a netbook; would like some input.
Replies: 42
Views: 14971

Do any of those use the nVidia Ion chipset? If not, I'd think you'd want to wait for it.
by FitzRoy
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: bsnes Dev Talk
Topic: bsnes v0.042 released
Replies: 124
Views: 169907

Awesome! Can't wait to play KDL3 for its Jun Ishikawa score.

I've tested a lot of troublemakers after the opcode rewrite, as I'm sure you have. Seems fine, but I'll still want to retest the whole library again at some point, maybe a year from now.
by FitzRoy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Windows 7 Beta available to download on Jan 9th
Replies: 239
Views: 68303

Blizzard is just too busy saving the world (of warcraft) to care about their backcatalog. There is a slight advantage to having larger view distances, but that could be a rule enforced for formal competition. It a good thing for anything else.
by FitzRoy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: bsnes Dev Talk
Topic: bsnes v0.042 released
Replies: 124
Views: 169907

Ironically, nachch's problem wouldn't even be possible if the useless "exit" hadn't been covertly reinserted. The CIA calls this blowback.
by FitzRoy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: bsnes Dev Talk
Topic: bsnes v0.042 released
Replies: 124
Views: 169907

Stop pressing alt.
by FitzRoy
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Windows 7 Beta available to download on Jan 9th
Replies: 239
Views: 68303

Updating the games for sake of doing so is not profitable. You would have to at least find creative ways (usually hires artwork) and/or new features to reasonably entice gamers. Let's see: (a) audio that wasn't downgraded because of media constraints (b) bigger resolutions / draw areas (c) guarante...