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by Cwiiis
02 Jul 2018, 16:30
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Which sprite/memory functions to add to ROM?
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Which sprite/memory functions to add to ROM?

I've been a bit busy of recent, but been following the developments on the forum and github and I'm very impressed with everyone's work :) Of those listed functions, I think a 4x4 sprite blitter would be very useful - I have a GCL version of this that blits 4x4 sprites from packed sprite data (https...
by Cwiiis
05 Jun 2018, 15:02
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: BASIC
Replies: 31
Views: 2932

Re: BASIC

I don't have strong feelings about implementation details, but I think the priorities of a BASIC implementation might be important. I really see BASIC as being cool for people building and booting the machine for the first time to play around and experiment, but not useful for creating high-performa...
by Cwiiis
25 May 2018, 09:41
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: MIDI Audio:
Replies: 18
Views: 1373

Re: MIDI Audio:

I've updated the Gigamidi tool and the Gigatron's MIDI specification, here's a link to a .gt1 file that uses the new specification; it contains three separate MIDI tracks and a game-over stream, it also runs on Phil's emulator so it should work fine on 32K hardware. Tetris MIDI sample: https://www....
by Cwiiis
25 May 2018, 09:39
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Where to find the emulator?
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Where to find the emulator?

I'd like to use at67's, but last time I tried it, the C++17 feature use precluded me from compiling it (and it wasn't a trivial change to fix, so I left it there). If it builds for you though, it has a lot of nice debugging features and instant loading. It should be much easier to build now, I've r...
by Cwiiis
24 May 2018, 09:09
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Where to find the emulator?
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Where to find the emulator?

Phil's is also live on the web page under "Home": https://gigatron.io/ It works fine with Chrome and Firefox, but there seems to be an issue with Safari. We also have Martin's that is listed under "Tutorials", bottom of the page: https://gigatron.io/?page_id=574 This is the one we used a lot for de...
by Cwiiis
23 May 2018, 09:25
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: MIDI Audio:
Replies: 18
Views: 1373

Re: MIDI Audio:

Brilliant, I was going to have a shot at reproducing your work, but instead I guess I'll just use your tools :) Nice work, I'll let you know if I find anything that could use some tweaking/have any issues.
by Cwiiis
23 May 2018, 08:55
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: About GitHub repositories
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: About GitHub repositories

I like the idea of a contrib section - a lot of very large projects do this and get away with it (TensorFlow and PCL are two that come to mind) and it certainly suits a niche project like this.
by Cwiiis
21 May 2018, 22:49
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: MIDI Audio:
Replies: 18
Views: 1373

Re: Midi Audio:

Trying to understand the sound capability, but I don't really understand the interaction between wavA and wavX, or what oscL and oscH do - looking at what the reset function does, keyH in both oscL and oscH when setting up the channel... What does that do? I notice that Snake doesn't touch oscL/oscH...
by Cwiiis
21 May 2018, 17:04
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: MIDI Audio:
Replies: 18
Views: 1373

Re: Midi Audio:

So cool! I was about ready to give up on music, but maybe I'll give it a shot having heard that... Like the screen-shake line clear effect too, nice idea :)
by Cwiiis
21 May 2018, 00:11
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: WIP: Tetris + any GCL tips?
Replies: 29
Views: 1843

Re: WIP: Tetris + any GCL tips?

Just some things that caught my attention just because I remember them differently (my memories are worthless, so don't worry): The bricks don't stay at their position when rotating repeatedly. They start to travel right to left. Dropping a brick is slow. I expected them to fall quickly once tellin...