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Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 3:09
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Seeing as how GoSub is finished, I'd like to do something else for the Virtual Boy. Only problem is, I have no ideas. I was just wondering if you guys have any spectacular ideas that have not been done on the Virtual Boy yet. I see there hasn't been an RPG programmed yet. Maybe I should make one?
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Re: Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 5:11
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I was actually thinking about an RPG a little bit ago... it seems like we could use one of them, as well as a fighting game like Street Fighter. An RPG should be fairly simple (I wrote one in Basic as a Freshman in High School). It's just usually really time consuming because there's just a TON of stuff in them.

But I was thinking about just creating an engine, which would have the fight screen, and then the ability to walk around a large world, as well as a smaller section like a town. The problem w/ engines is that unless there's someone to pick it up and complete the game, it basically goes nowhere :P.

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Re: Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 5:21
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Well, when I was a kid, I had two game titles in mind. For an RPG, it was "The Legend of Helga" and for a fighter, it was "Highway Fighter." In Highway Fighter, you're fighting on a highway and have to avoid colliding with occasional semi trucks as well as punching your opponent to oblivion. I've begun work on an RPG, but I have no idea how to program progress saving. How hard is it? (All I have so far is just a title screen.)

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Re: Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 9:46
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Programming the progress save is easy, except that it requires battery backed SRAM on the cart, which most peoples' flash carts don't have.

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Re: Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 10:02
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How does Blox 2 save its progress? The same way? From looking at the Blox 2 article, it looks like the Reality Boy emulator can save data. True?
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Re: Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 10:07
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Heh, I haven't even gotten a chance to try Blox 2 yet, but most likely if it has save that it does it the same way. And yeah, Reality Boy can save data.

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#7
Re: Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 13:04
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If you're still taking suggestions, how about Battlezone?

I have no idea how hard (or not) that might be though.
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#8
Re: Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 13:37
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An RPG would be nice, but a massive project. Seeing how enthusiastic you are about VB programming (which is fantastic!), I don't think this will scare you off, though (which is great as well), but you should take the chance to improve your programming style a bit and move from gotos to functions. This would make the project easier.

Pat, the engine idea sounds pretty good. A bit like RPG Maker. Chris, what would you think about creating a game with such an engine?

Like DogP said, writing to the backup battery is easy. I will post some more info and code when I am at home.
Edited by KR155E on 2009/12/9 14:23
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#9
Re: Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 15:21
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Yes the flashboy might not have save but u can release an rpg on a single cart and save should be possible
Maybe ask people for donations and when u have atleast 200+ euro you start on an rpg and when ur done u release the game on single cartridge for about 15 euro/game and since u already got donations u wont lose any money

I saw on this site a while back some fan made box art and one I think was called Zelda; virtual stone, that would be a very cool game

SOME OTHER IDEAS FOR VB GAMES/DEMOS (most of the ideas need no save to play)
-Pacman (with some in ur face graphics, like the intro video of tron)
-Football game (by football I mean soccer)
-Car racing game (just a normal car racing game)
-Tour game 1 (you can choose a city, forest... and u get some sort of virtual tour, maybe u walk around and see some virtual people)
-Tour game 2 (virtual tour: future or past, maybe a tour in the year 1.000.000 BC, 3000 AD or maybe you want to see how native americans lived 500 years ago)
-Trailers (maybe make some commercials for vb homebrew games)
-Virtual life (unlike tour games you walk in a city and can: talk to people, enter some cars, go in some shope like cinema and food store, put on radio in a car, buy stuff...)
-A game like warioware on wii or like Segata Sanshiro on sega saturn (many small mini games)
-A game where you only see threw 1 visor at a time <--(would be unique to the vb)
-Horror game
-Attraction park game (got this idea after seeing goosbumps game on wii)
-Hentai (japanese porn) game (very unique and someone might like it :-P, after all there is a porn game on atari 2600)
-Point and click game
-Maybe a game where you get to learn threw a virtual world how to fix a vb, car or anything like that :-P
-A game where you get to learn another language
-Board game (risk, chess...)
-Castlevania game
-Pinball game
-A vb game where you get a collection of games from: atari, game and watch...
-Learn to drive game
-Virtual pet game
-Rollercoaster game



the list can be long but just some ideas
Games made for people under 12 like match games, reading games... is not a good idea since most people who still play the vb are usually over 12 years old
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#10
Re: Ideas wanted
Posted on: 2009/12/9 16:39
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Quote:
-Football game (by football I mean soccer)
-Car racing game (just a normal car racing game)
-Tour game 1 (you can choose a city, forest... and u get some sort of virtual tour, maybe u walk around and see some virtual people)
-Tour game 2 (virtual tour: future or past, maybe a tour in the year 1.000.000 BC, 3000 AD or maybe you want to see how native americans lived 500 years ago)
-Virtual life (unlike tour games you walk in a city and can: talk to people, enter some cars, go in some shope like cinema and food store, put on radio in a car, buy stuff...)
-Horror game
-Point and click game
-Maybe a game where you get to learn threw a virtual world how to fix a vb, car or anything like that :-P
-Pinball game
-Learn to drive game
-Rollercoaster game


Those are the ones I'd most like to see. Above all, I'd like to see a horror adventure game or something like that. Wasn't Silent Hill: Devil's Lyric supposed to be like that? I might even try to make such a game myself, when I get the time to experiment with VB programming.

EDIT: I want a clone of Breakout!
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