Search found 22 matches

by blaknite
03 Aug 2020, 09:34
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Invader
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: Invader

Amazing how much you squeezed out of the Gigatron! I spent more time than I care to admit playing this today. I did notice an anomaly playing with keyboard that I'm trying to make sense of. If you fire using the enter key, the player shifts a little to the right with each shot, which doesn't happen...
by blaknite
23 Jul 2020, 01:51
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Help Sourcing Part
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Help Sourcing Part

The frequency of the crystal is pretty important because it's linked to the video and audio timing. If someone can help you get hold of the crystal that would be ideal. You could probably get away with a crystal that's really close to the standard 6.25Mhz crystal. By doing so you may still get a VGA...
by blaknite
22 Jul 2020, 23:20
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

delpozzo wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 15:02
I think there may be a small bug in this version, the drop action from d-pad down gets stuck until you press another button (confirmed on hardware and emulator).
Nice catch delpozzo, thanks! I've fixed it and updated the download in the OP.
by blaknite
22 Jul 2020, 04:36
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: My own PCB
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: My own PCB

It's great to see people still making these even without the kits. The white looks awesome!
by blaknite
22 Jul 2020, 02:49
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

I got some feedback that for very fast players some input was being missed and that accidental restarts happened often. I've updated the gt1 in the OP to include improved responsiveness (no longer waits for vBlank to process input) and changed the restart button to "start".
by blaknite
21 Jul 2020, 23:20
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

I really like the sounds as well, and the 5 minute timer ended up being perfect! My scores have been in the 2000s, with 2800 being my best so far. Seems like the difficulty is just right. There's plenty of headroom for freakishly skilled players while the rest of us don't feel like we're scoring ne...
by blaknite
21 Jul 2020, 10:54
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

Sound always adds that extra dimension, it's a really fun game and I like the 5min time limit; it really forces you to try and chain instead of just moseying along. I've also replaced the old version with this new version in the GT1 repo. It really does! Even just a simple beep for feedback changes...
by blaknite
21 Jul 2020, 06:12
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

I've added sound :D Download in OP.
by blaknite
21 Jul 2020, 02:00
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

After playing your original version a handful of times, I can say that it definitely strikes a good balance between relaxing and challenging. It's great when it seems the end is near, then you finally get that life-saving smasher that levels everything! At first I was scoring between 100 and 350 be...
by blaknite
20 Jul 2020, 01:17
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

I've implemented a 5 minute game timer in this build. You've gotta score as high as you can in five minutes.

Let me know what you think of this compared to the unlimited gameplay.

EDIT: Attachment moved to OP