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#51
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 2010/11/11 8:38
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A professionally produced link cable would be cool, but that's out of my price range for a cable. Sorry.
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#52
Re: Homebrew serial numbers
Posted on: 2010/11/10 19:37
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Quote:

KR155E wrote:
The idea of using the last 3 digits for the country where it was made is a nice one, but couldn't that be a bit confusing? Nobody would understand what's meant who didn't read this read or some explanation somewhere.

I don't think it's confusing at all. When I see "USA" or "JPN" or even "DEU" on something, I'd probably assume that it was a country code. Additionally, it's not really necessary for the end-user to know what the serial number means. Personally, I think HBR or PD are just as cryptic as a country code. If we were going to choose a worldwide country code, my vote is for "INT".
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#53
Re: [ENTRY] Mandelbrot Explorer
Posted on: 2010/11/10 9:00
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Pfft... Ah well. I hope everyone isn't testing exclusively on FlashBoys. At least my toolchain works now.
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#54
Re: Another Glitchy Display Fix?
Posted on: 2010/11/9 22:20
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Allen wrote:
Subtotal: US $13.02
Shipping & handling: US $10.70

Total: US $23.72

Not bad since the Visor alone is work that much....

Man, I remember that I got my first unit for $20 shipped, and it still had all the pieces intact (foam visor, battery pack, unbroken stand) and came with 2 games. My "broken" unit was $5 shipped, and then I think I picked up the controller for $10 with an AC adapter. Prices sure have spiked recently...
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#55
Re: [ENTRY] Mandelbrot Explorer
Posted on: 2010/11/9 21:48
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Great! I don't care that it's not in the zip file. Here's the updated version, my crt0 should be fixed, but my main also calls vbSetColTable() just in case. As an added bonus, I actually set the header info this time. The publisher ID "SP" is now taken. (I'll update the dev wiki.)

Someone should try running it on hardware and let me know if that resolves the issue.

Attach file:


zip mandelbrot.zip Size: 45.99 KB; Hits: 260
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#56
Re: Request for (mostly) Public Domain roms (To build a complete Virtual Boy v3.1415 GoodSet)
Posted on: 2010/11/9 6:31
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SegNin wrote:
Well, thanks to dasi, I'm now down to 7 roms missing:

1) GoSub v2009-07-31 by Chris Read (PD)
2) Nester's Funky Bowling (U) [b3]
3) Reality Boy Demo 3 by David Tucker (PD)
4) Red Alarm (U) [b1]
5) This Demo Owes ALOT to RunnerPack HelloWorld SpriteExam 1 (PD)
6) Wario Gonna Win Demo (PD)
7) Wavs (PD)


Umm... neither Red Alarm nor Nester's Funky Bowling are public domain. Their copyrights are held by by T&E Soft and Nintendo respectively.

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SegNin wrote:
And dasi, I know that not all homebrew projects are public domain--Dicing Knight for WonderSwan Color comes to mind as an example. But these roms (except for the 2 bad dumps) are demos that were released on the Internet by their authors, thus they're public domain.

It's already been said by several others, but I'll say it too: You have to be careful there. Just because someone shoves their project onto the internet with source means the project is "public domain". Sometimes the intent is to release it free and clear, but in most cases the copyright still belongs to the person who wrote it. It's only legally public domain if the author forfeits copyright on it, and that's hard to do sometimes. It's best to ask the author of the software before you decide that because you got it for free, it must be public domain.
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#57
Re: Another Glitchy Display Fix?
Posted on: 2010/11/9 6:24
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Very cool idea! Glad you found something that worked for you, it looks like a pretty permanent solution that's also easily reversible. I'd be afraid to do that because of alignment issues, but then again I've hardly ever heard of people having problems with that.

It's really an annoying problem to fix, even though there are many possible solutions. I wish Nintendo had just used better glue to begin with...

By the way, how much did you pick up the unit for?

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Vaughanabe13 wrote:
So what were your results then. Did it fix it?

He just forgot a period:
Quote:

So I made a clamp to hold the FFC in place. After I had it work with out line in the display.
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#58
Re: Homebrew serial numbers
Posted on: 2010/11/9 2:09
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I agree, even though I haven't put serial numbers on any of my projects. "Public Domain" is not a country (plus it makes the serial number asymmetrical. ) All kidding aside, the meaning of public domain varies from place to place, and in some countries, there is no real way to release something into the public domain. Whoever writes the software holds copyright (regardless of if they declare it public domain) and copying of that software may be considered copyright infringement. The best course of action to take if you want to guarantee availability of your software to everyone is to release it under any one of the many free software licenses. As far as the serial number goes, I think it makes more sense to use the last 3 digits for their intended purpose anyway.
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#59
Re: [ENTRY] Mandelbrot Explorer
Posted on: 2010/11/8 18:31
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It would be nice if I could release a fixed version, since this bug didn't appear until it was tested on real hardware after the contest was over. (If I could have tested it on real hardware I would have... Maybe I'll be able to afford a FlashBoy one of these days.) I don't believe there was anything in the rules about posting an update after the deadline, but I'd want to be sure that I wasn't going to be stepping on anyone's toes before I did it. I promise I won't add any new features.

I hope I haven't lost too many votes because of this...
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#60
Re: [ENTRY] Mandelbrot Explorer
Posted on: 2010/11/7 22:50
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Hmm... I just looked at the version of crt0.s that I built from, and there's a line commented out...

/* Column Table */
/*jal    _setcoltable*/

I'll uncomment that and rebuild it.
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