Updated My Journal (2018 – week8)

ixbar3000

Epic win!
Updated parsers and loaders for the following systems:
Fujitsu FM-7, Sharp X1, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8001 and NEC PC-98
New loader made for NEC PC-88.
And all it took was a half a bottle of rum and one weekend!

Though there are few issues remaining.

  • PC-8001 – The best emulator is written in java, this makes the loading complicated. I’m looking for alternatives. It’s not a huge loss anyways.
  • PC-98 – I have no idea how to mount/use CD-images with NP2. The loader skips all CD’s for now.

Progress on PC-98 metadata/images:
Patch 1/3 done with a total of 764 titles.

Few brave souls tested ixbar3000 on a mac! And to my surprise it does start! I have no idea whether it works as supposed though. It is a bit quirky as mac want’s to be different, but if all goes well, I may add macOS as supported platforms for ixbar3000.

godot 2 project

  • Used mogrify to scale the 20 unit images to uniform size and fixes the code accordingly.
  • Did some prototyping on how the buildings show on map. This is something blender would be good at as I could take 2 renders: one from above and other from ground level.

godot 3 project

  • No progress :(

Next…

Improve ixbar3000 further and g2p will get backup and refactoring done. If possible the game could be made playable, with minimum resources or at least test if it’s any good with what I have.

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Updated My Journal (2018 – week7)

Well what can I say. A lot has happened and nothing to report. ixbar3000 +extras, catastrophic server upgrade, game making with godot, life without internet is … odd.

(Maybe) I should start reporting my progress on my projects more than once in two years!

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See You Space Cowboy…

Oh man. What happened? I got hit by RealLife and got to move, twice, and now I’m working abroad. Of course during that time the company that provides my web-space changed owner and server configurations breaking some of mine. Thus the users saw the backup-site from the year 2012…

I’m semi-hyped about PS4. It has DoAX3, AC7, DooM4. Unfortunately DoAX3 lacks 6 contenders of which 5 were my top favourites. That is the reason why I didn’t pre-order the game (and I don’t even own PS4-system XD). I hope that Team Ninja / KoeiTecmo makes Dead or Alive X3 Ultimate! If Ace Combat 7 is closer to Ace Combat Infinity than AC Assault Horizon, then YES I’ll get that one. I’ve flown countless of hours in infinity. My main craft is F15E -CH-, already at lvl16. I also enjoy the Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 (piston fighters FTW!). And doom, DooM, DOOM! Fourth time the charm or how does the saying go? And there’s more, Dynasty Warriors 9, Star Ocean 5, Dragon Quest… Yup, interesting system. Too bad about the costly online multi-player.

ixbar3000 has been evolving too. It has support for ips-patching, so you can use translations and hacks and whatnot! There’s also a huge NES metadatabase that I try to include in the next release.

I’ve been seriously thinking of ditching this wordpress-thing. Sure it’s easy to post stuff, but I lose a lot of control and I don’t really post all that much. We’ll see.

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