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by D3thAdd3r
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Uzebox Derivatives & open source consoles
Topic: Experimentation with Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 board
Replies: 31
Views: 1538

Re: Experimentation with Adafruit ItsyBitsy M4 board

That device sounds like it has real potential for more 16bit-era graphics with all the cycles, ram, and DMA. Interested to see how this develops!
by D3thAdd3r
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The quest to a portable Uzebox - update!
Replies: 179
Views: 28636

Re: The quest to a portable Uzebox - update!

Whoa looks slick!
by D3thAdd3r
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Games & Demos
Topic: Toorum's Quest
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Toorum's Quest

I forget if it was PetitFS or sdSimple. Either way it for sure will only work with SDSC cards. As for file writing, unless I released a broken version or something, I am quite positive it works as I had built, saved, and played a new quest on actual hardware at some point as well as high scores work...
by D3thAdd3r
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Games & Demos
Topic: Uzebox stuck on Solitaire
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Uzebox stuck on Solitaire

Ah that is strange and not intentional. If I recall right, the game attempts to detect a mouse constantly in case the user plugs or unplugs it during play. Not sure if that would break it. I recall that I discovered a bug in Uzem mouse emulation and did some debugging with with a real SNES mouse. I ...
by D3thAdd3r
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The quest to a portable Uzebox - update!
Replies: 179
Views: 28636

Re: The quest to a portable Uzebox - update!

I love how small it is, so it seems like a nice problem to have that there is no excess space screaming for a logo :)

Maybe the 'U' logo from the standard Uzebox cases could be glued on the backside, with a socket for it printed in the case?
by D3thAdd3r
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Programming & Software
Topic: ESP8266 bootloader?
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: ESP8266 bootloader?

Like Jubatian points out, the bandwidth between the ESP8266 and the Uzebox puts some hard upper limits on anything needing large amounts of data in guaranteed short time frames. I would think the approach would be good for some RTS game where there is neither ram nor cycles to do anything approachin...
by D3thAdd3r
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Games & Demos
Topic: Uzebox Tactics (WIP)
Replies: 16
Views: 1630

Re: Uzebox Tactics (WIP)

Nice! This game definitely deserves some attention and it's nice to see work put into finishing it out after all these years 8-) It depends how interested you are in AI, and what your expectations are. I would estimate the amount of work for decent AI in this game, is somewhere close to all other wo...
by D3thAdd3r
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Programming & Software
Topic: ESP8266 bootloader?
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: ESP8266 bootloader?

Really interesting idea. I would have to believe it is possible, as the MCU on the ESP8266(which drives the separate WiFi chip) has been used as a C64 emulator, a standalone game console bitbanging, I think composite color via artifacts timing or some such, etc. A totally custom firmware is possible...
by D3thAdd3r
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Uzenet
Replies: 232
Views: 32500

Re: Uzenet

One thought I had, is to utilize ESP8266 EEPROM to the max and avoid as much state handling as possible in games. IDs, passwords, etc. can be stored as MAC addresses for instance, without breaking network operations. If I recall the station and access point have different MACs which can be customize...
by D3thAdd3r
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Uzebox Portable Kit Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Uzebox Portable Kit Poll

I would definitely buy 2 with cases unassembled if it were an option.