Category Archives: Coding

Do-Over Dialogue

So… I need to re-engineer my file system for dialogue. I hadn’t loaded the current game executable on my actual TI in awhile, so I decided to try, mainly to make sure I hadn’t introduced any problems. Initially I had … Continue reading

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Conversation Starters

After a lot of back and forth, I finally got transactions working… Well, mostly. I’m debugging new issues all the time. ๐Ÿ™‚ But here’s a short video of one in progress:

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Quick Update

Gotten quite a bit of ground covered since my last post… All the bugs I first encountered are fixed, but there’s plenty more to deal with. ๐Ÿ™‚ I took a brief side-trek to write myself some console applications in C# … Continue reading

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Stop and Go

Debugging in assembly language is rather like being a plumber… You have this pipe, and it’s full of gunk, debris, hair, and other bits of nastiness. It also has various redirects, T sections, valves, andย  a bunch of other things. … Continue reading

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Bits and Battlemaps

Continuing my work on the combat module, and finishing up the start module! Some updates… While studying a hex dump of Castle of Tharrogad for the Color Computer 3, I noticed an interesting data pattern… All the text strings had … Continue reading

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A Preview

A new video… the title screen with music! Work on the combat module is proceeding slowly… I have to solve the battlemap generation problem, which is a totally new design. I also did some clean-up work with my external tools. … Continue reading

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Mischief Managed

The manager module is code complete! And with about a kilobyte to spare… I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised it managed to take up nearly 12k… building interfaces and controls is by far the most expensive operation in any … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy 2018 everyone! I didn’t get quite as much done as I’d hoped, but I did make some significant progress on the CRPG. I finally finished the title screen! I may still go back and tweak it a bit later, … Continue reading

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Hardware Hassles

Been a busy holiday weekend… My company, while in software, is also in retail so they wanted coverage during the entire five-day holiday shopping period to make sure nothing went wrong. I ended up doing a couple of very early … Continue reading

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Running the Gauntlet

Hi all! So I went to Fest West 2017 this year, down in Woodland, WA. It was a 3+ hour drive for me to get there, but well worth it. I met a lot of great guys and saw some … Continue reading

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