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by Shiru
Sun May 06, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Direct color demo
Replies: 5
Views: 2926

Interesting. Could it look better with vertical strips? I guess they would blend better on a CRT TV rather than horizontal strips.
by Shiru
Thu May 03, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Video Display Processor
Topic: Fastest way to fill the visible part of a background layer?
Replies: 11
Views: 3223

You supposed to turn the screen off while putting all needed data (graphics, initial nametable data) into the VRAM. When the screen is turned off, there is no need to fit into the vblank time, so you can fill up the VRAM much faster.
by Shiru
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Goplanes
Replies: 194
Views: 51830

Genesis can handle 20 sprites per line, actually.

Perhaps links in your sprite list are broken at some point, and that's make some part of it disappear.
by Shiru
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: VGM Music Maker
Replies: 93
Views: 34919

Sorry, but I'm not interested in this. It is a tracker, not a converter, after all. The whole point of it is to allow create new music.
by Shiru
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Megadrive/Genesis
Topic: Totally noob questions about sound/music
Replies: 18
Views: 5570

Stef's SDK includes TFC player. Use VGM MM (FM channels only) or TFM MM to create music, export into TFD, use TFMCOM utility provided with TFM MM to get a TFC file, use the file with the player. There is no full blown ready-mady solution for music and sound effects that would allow to use all the so...
by Shiru
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Megadrive/Genesis
Topic: Totally noob questions about sound/music
Replies: 18
Views: 5570

TFM driver is still available, as well as PSG effects player/tools, and it rather easy to combine the driver with a Z80 driver that play samples (one or few channels).
by Shiru
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Blabla
Topic: YM2151 Tracker?
Replies: 9
Views: 6183

Since you not going to play the music on the real chip, why not just use VOPM? It emulates 2151. If you don't have/like piano roll sequencers, you can use it with Psycle, OpenMPT or any other VSTi-enabled tracker.
by Shiru
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: VGM Music Maker
Replies: 93
Views: 34919

You need to enable LFO and set its frequency in the song using an effect. Instrument editor has LFO always enabled and set to 3. Lxy - Set LFO Enables or disables the LFO and sets its frequency if enabled. Zero xy disables LFO, with non-zero x you can set frequency of the LFO using y 0..7 (0 is slow...
by Shiru
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: TFM Music Maker
Replies: 278
Views: 203094

You have to worry about the envelope resets. Loading of TFD won't reset it.
by Shiru
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: TFM Music Maker
Replies: 278
Views: 203094

Make an empty loop at the end of the song, it will be the same as no loop. You can detect end of stream (#fb). I don't know about multiple instances of TFD and don't know if anyone used it for sound effects. It is not too easy to have FM effects because envelopes aren't reset on keyon, you have to d...
by Shiru
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: Goplanes
Replies: 194
Views: 51830

If you use large steps, larger than an object or wall thickness, you still can use simple collision detection - just move the object in few iterations by smaller steps. Judging by the video, it is the exact same thing as wall clipping in a tilemap based Wolfenstein 3D like game - it certainly could ...
by Shiru
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: Axelay scroll proof of concept
Replies: 17
Views: 7513

Funny thing that even the announcement in the video states that it is Mode7, although it isn't.
by Shiru
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Sound
Topic: z80 init and sound effect playback
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Sure, one nice single file with thousands lines of hex dump for the graphics, or without graphics at all. Whatever.
by Shiru
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Sound
Topic: z80 init and sound effect playback
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

Without the includes it is difficult to work with code as is, and having hex dumps instead of a single line in the middle is not convinient, that's what I'm talking about.
by Shiru
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Sound
Topic: z80 init and sound effect playback
Replies: 11
Views: 3195

There is no include for source code in BEX, all the code should be in one huge file. So including binaries through datafile is more convinient.