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by Heliophobe
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Another World for the Dreamcast (AW/DC)
Replies: 24
Views: 2373

i have that game on snes and its called out of this world.. odd i guess they changed the name for the super nintendo release. It was renamed to "Out of This World" due to Interplay wanting to avoid confusion and possible a trademark violation with the "Another World" tv show in the US. Funny thing ...
by Heliophobe
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Does sms+ have full Light Phaser support?
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Ralph Baer invented the first light gun home video game in 1967, thought it did come to market until years later. In the early games you could cheat by aiming the gun at a light bulb so the photosensor would always see a bright light. The NES used some technqiues to reduce cheating like that but the...
by Heliophobe
Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Does sms+ have full Light Phaser support?
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Well I'm just theorizing, but you might be able to patch a zapper in a similar fashion to the light phaser hack as above and map the light sensor to the input of another button. Then you'd need an emulator with a mode that lets you use that button as the indicator that the sensor has seen light. The...
by Heliophobe
Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Does sms+ have full Light Phaser support?
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Okay, a little more info: The simple explanation is: Neither Smeg nor SMS Plus are written to check input from the controller port to determine whether the gun sees light or not, so no amount of controller rewiring will change that. As for why SMS Plus can't just be patched to check the controller f...
by Heliophobe
Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Does sms+ have full Light Phaser support?
Replies: 9
Views: 620

No,no black square appears.The screen becomes completely white,and the game crashes.So u have to reset the system,in Master System case,or use Reset emulation option,in sms+ case. Hi, alb3530. Well, that's a clever idea but it won't pan out, unfortunately. I'll explain a little more about why that ...
by Heliophobe
Mon May 16, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: E3 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 523

A nice little walk from my home will get me to my destination, I would invite you to my place Heliophobe but its an already crowded place. Single apartment with my brother and my parents. Are you familiar with the area? Any good places to eat around there? I've been to enough convention centers to ...
by Heliophobe
Sun May 15, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: E3 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 523

how are you going? i'm assuming he'll enter through the door :lol: i meant his connection to the industry. they don't just hand out tickets. Well it's not too hard to fudge your way in, but if you're willing to pay for the expo pass they'll let anyone in. Me, I could have gotten in for free (no I'm...
by Heliophobe
Sun May 15, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: E3 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 523

Hey, it's my first E3 too! Anybody else going?
by Heliophobe
Wed May 11, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: SMEG, how is it, is it full speed with sound???
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

I can explain why if anyone's curious One sample per scanline, 262 scanlines per frame, 60 frames a second. 262 * 60 = 15720. That's actually a neat idea. Certainly saves on doing any funky calculations. Might be worth using that for the DAC emulation in Genesis Plus - it'd certainly save some effo...
by Heliophobe
Wed May 11, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: SMEG, how is it, is it full speed with sound???
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

I'm just wondering out loud, really. The sampling rate is the number of times a second that the audio stream is updated. Audio CD's update 44100 time per second, which is also Smeg's sampling rating. 22050 is considered adequate for speech recordings. SMSPlus for DC is in between - 31440. That numbe...
by Heliophobe
Tue May 10, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: SMEG, how is it, is it full speed with sound???
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

...kinda...the sound in sms+ is "dry",while in SMEG it's "wet"... ...there's no way to explain it,you know.The best is testing and hearing by yourself.The "surround-effect" happens with all games,but i think a good game for you to realize the difference is Enduro Racer.Just hear the title song in b...
by Heliophobe
Sun May 08, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: atari 2600 emulation?
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Wow, I never thought the 2600 was so difficult to emulate. I just kinda thought the author or the person who ported it to DC lost interest before it was completed. Mind you I don't think it's any more difficult to port a working 2600 emulator, except that it might be more CPU intensive than you'd t...
by Heliophobe
Sun May 08, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Alice Dreams 3.0 released !
Replies: 37
Views: 1730

Is a port to xbox possible? I think it could be possible. But i decided to finish the dremcast version first, before thinking about ports. Cool, it's a nice looking 2d game, and the xbox supports higher resolutions then the dreamcast whould looking really sharp on xbox. Though it's not of much use ...
by Heliophobe
Sun May 08, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: atari 2600 emulation?
Replies: 14
Views: 634

The 2600 is better emulated on the DC than the Colecovision, though. Which is a shame since the Coleco should be an easy job to emulate perfectly. And it's such a great system. ...word is bondage... What's missing with the ColecoVision? I never really used a ColecoVision so I can't really tell by u...
by Heliophobe
Sun May 08, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: SMEG, how is it, is it full speed with sound???
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Actually, I still think SMEG is a better emulator. It's something very ephemeral and maybe only my imagination, but SMEG seems to do a better job of capturing exactly the way that the SMS's graphics were drawn and the sprites were moved, etc. It's in these very fine details that no emulator will ev...
by Heliophobe
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: SMS Plus rom detection problem
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Plain files, because i want to do a CD with only SMS/GG games. The emu runs, but it doesn't detect roms in directories. when i change disc, it's the same. Are you using the included ip.bin or another one? I remember a problem I once had trying to using a certain IP.BIN which would let the emulator ...
by Heliophobe
Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Z80 emulation
Replies: 81
Views: 3638

What about trying to bench your Z80 core against current one used in Genesis Plus to see how it perform better ? I was thinking about code size reduction for my new Z80 core, i don't know how "code stream break" (goto) affect execution speed on dreamcast though... at least on X86, it's often more e...
by Heliophobe
Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Z80 emulation
Replies: 81
Views: 3638

since when did the Genesis have backware compatibility with the Master System? and how come i've never seen a cartridge converter to play SMS games on the Genesis (if what i'm hearing is true)? (sorry to be offtopic) An adaptor was sold as the 'Power Base Converter' I'm not sure exactly why it was ...
by Heliophobe
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Z80 emulation
Replies: 81
Views: 3638

Has anyone tried working on Sayten's Z80 SH4 core? It's unfinished from what I remember but might be a good start... :o never heard of Sayten. Who is it? Seems that back in 2001 he has been interviewed once over at Boob UK but it isn't available anymore :? [/quote] Sayten was an early developer bac...
by Heliophobe
Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Dream On Magazine needs a name change: need name suggestions
Replies: 223
Views: 13545

Sure, I'd buy it. I'd much rather have a print magazine and with a disc, even if it's more efficient to download a PDF and I could download the contents of the disc myself - it would give me pleasant flashbacks of tearing into an ANALOG or Antic magazine (atari 8-bit disk mags from the 80's).