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by blaknite
19 Jul 2020, 09:57
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: GT1 Repository
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: GT1 Repository

Awesome, I was thinking about something like this just today! I'm super happy to have my work included :D I was also thinking of writing a python script that wraps the loader and has a mapping of the gt1 files in the github repo. I figured a simple util that can list and load any gt1 by author+name ...
by blaknite
19 Jul 2020, 02:10
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 4796

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

Thanks delpozzo and at67! I’m glad you enjoy it! How do you find the difficulty? I don’t want it to be too hard that people get put off but I also don’t want games to be infinite. I’ve been thinking about ways to constrain game time and encourage players to chain their smashes. Maybe by limiting the...
by blaknite
18 Jul 2020, 22:23
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 4796

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

No trouble, it’s meant to work like so: The smasher gems trigger a cluster of matching gems to disappear. The smashers are the ones with the dot in the centre. A cluster needs to be two gems or more and include a smasher to disappear. A single smasher will not disappear on its own. A cluster of stan...
by blaknite
18 Jul 2020, 14:02
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 4796

Re: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

Thanks Walter :)

It's a fun little computer to code for. The combination of constraints and potential have me hooked :D
by blaknite
18 Jul 2020, 13:16
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game
Replies: 19
Views: 4796

Puzzles - A gem matching+smashing game

Hey All! Since ordering my Gigatron I promised a friend I'd port a Super Puzzle Fighter like game to it - now I've done just that! puzzles.png The aim of the game is to smash as many clusters of matching coloured gems as you can in five minutes. Bonus points are awarded for chaining smashes. Cluster...
by blaknite
13 Jul 2020, 02:27
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Invader
Replies: 17
Views: 5002

Re: Invader

This looks great! I'm really keen to give it a go when it's finished. I'm also super impressed by how quickly it's coming together. Awesome!
by blaknite
13 Jul 2020, 01:55
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Parsec - I'm making a game
Replies: 14
Views: 3599

Re: Parsec - I'm making a game

My kit arrived last week and I've assembled it and got my code running on real hardware. I'm absolutely loving the Gigatron as an ecosystem. As someone who gets real excited when their code makes things happen on a screen, the VGA graphics mode is really awesome. It's got me more enthused than other...
by blaknite
27 Jun 2020, 11:55
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Parsec - I'm making a game
Replies: 14
Views: 3599

Re: Parsec - I'm making a game

Thanks at67! I used some of your code and others in the contrib section to as a reference. Glad you approve :D I'm a little confuzzled by XORWI Yep, it's a macro that saves/restores vAC and does an xorw. I wrote macros for all of the word instructions. I use them if there's not a more optimal way to...
by blaknite
26 Jun 2020, 12:45
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Parsec - I'm making a game
Replies: 14
Views: 3599

Re: Parsec - I'm making a game

I'm a Python guy, but I must say that I think your vASM as a Ruby embedded DSL looks really nice - very little visual noise. I like the way you have a macro function which consumes a block - it signals the intent much more clearly than having a function for each macro. Thanks! It's one of the thing...
by blaknite
26 Jun 2020, 11:41
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Parsec - I'm making a game
Replies: 14
Views: 3599

Re: Parsec - I'm making a game

Easy. Thank you! I've got an existing git repo for what I've been working on. I'll also fork kervink/gigatron-rom and commit some of my stuff to it periodically and submit some PRs. As I get more familiar with the platform I'd love to contribute to the rom. In particular, I've found the sys function...