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setsideb, to RPG
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@Play: Which Is Better, Ring Mail or Splint Mail?
Gary Gygax was a weird person. I won't get into his life or history or, the casual misogyny of AD&D character creation, or the Random Harlot Table. But he did know a lot about medieval weaponry and armor, and to some degree this obsessive interest
https://setsideb.com/which-is-better-ring-mail-of-splint-mail/
#play #niche #play #armor #armorclass #chainmail #crpg #dd #dungeonsdragons #garygygax #niche #ringmail #roguelike #rpg #splintmail

setsideb, to ethelcain
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Palestinian Relief Bundle on itch.io
I don't remember, did a bundle with this theme happen before? It sounds familiar. Of course this is not intended to be an advertisement, I'm just getting the word out.

Figures in this screenshot reflect when I scheduled the post, a couple of days ago.

$8 gets you 374 items on itch.io, which is, of course, an amazing deal. 213 of them are computer g
https://setsideb.com/palestinian-relief-bundle/

setsideb, to hardware
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Sharopolis Looks Into NES Technical Feats
Youtuber Sharopolis has a 20-minute video up examining several specific NES games and how some unexpected tricks were pulled off in each: Rescue: The Embassy Mission, Crash and the Boys Street Challenge, Castlevania III and Jurassic Park. I love learn
https://setsideb.com/sharopolis-looks-into-nes-technical-feats/
#retro #castlevania3 #crashandtheboys #hardware #jurassicpark #nes #rescuetheembassymission #retro #sharopolis #tricks #video #youtube

setsideb, to ethelcain
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Indie Game Adventure Reviews
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Eu3X-93sOCM

This is a double indie game review of the Bookwalker and Bone Stasis Totem, both played with press keys provided by the developers.

0:00 Intro00:14 The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales4:51 Stasis Bone Totem
https://setsideb.com/indie-game-adventure-reviews/

setsideb, to RPG
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The CRPG Addict Reaches Nethack 3.1
He's been at this since the days of GameSetWatch's run of @Play, but the CRPG Addict has finally reached Nethack 3.1, the game where Nethack reaches most of its final form. It's true that it has gained features since then (especially weapon skills and splitting apart race and role from each other), but it was the version that introduced th
https://setsideb.com/the-crpg-addict-reaches-nethack-3-1/
#niche #play #crpgaddict #nethack #niche #roguelike #rpg

setsideb, to golf
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How To Play Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On
Yeah, it's another Youtube video, but there's an important difference this time: I made it myself. It's seven minutes long.

I'm new at this kind of editing, and I spent a lot of effort trying to give viewers enough time to read all the text, but I failed som
https://setsideb.com/how-to-play-pocket-card-jockey-ride-on/

setsideb, to InitialD
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Sundry Sunday: Gyruss Themes
While there are examples of excellent music from the classic era of arcades (Frogger comes immediately to mind), I don't think there is much that can equal that of Gyruss' arrangement of Bach's Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor. Here it is, isolated from the rest of the gam
https://setsideb.com/sundry-sunday-gyruss-themes/
#retro #sundaysundry #arcade #audio #bach #fds #gyruss #konami #music #nes #retro #sky #sundrysunday #toccata #toccataandfugueindminor #youtube

setsideb, to DOOM
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Gamefinds: POOM
Found by Varyag on kitsunes.club, this may be the ultimate version of the Pico-8 version of other game phenomenon, not a remake of a classic arcade game but of id Software's DOOM itself. And it has a great name: POOM. It's made by freds72 on itch.io, and it's free to download and play. Its levels are not ports of the original room, unless my memory is faulty,
https://setsideb.com/gamefinds-poom/
#indies #niche #doom #freds72 #free #indie #itch #itchio #niche #pico8 #poom

setsideb, to random
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Oldweb: Remembering ionpool.net
It used to be that the internet was full of thousands of tiny sites. Many of them might only have gotten a few visits a year, if that, but they were there, quietly and earnestly providing a resource for people who might be looking for it.

One of these sites was ionpool.net, which used to host a listing of classic gaming information.
https://setsideb.com/remembering-ionpool-net/
#oldweb #retro #atari #ionpoolnet #klax #lylerains #oldweb #retro #webdepths

setsideb, to ilaughed
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Technology Connections Examines Pinball Machines
Back in October, and again last month, the popular Youtube channel Technology Connections, which in the past has explicated the workings of the popcorn button on microwave ovens, an 80s home TV censorship device, and the marvels of heat pumps, among many other topics. The channel is great
https://setsideb.com/technology-connections-examines-an-electro-mechanical-pinball-machine/
#niche #niche #pinball #technologyconnections #video #youtube

setsideb, to Mario
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Mario Paint Data Overflow Error
There is a subtle flaw in SNES art creation tool Mario Paint. It has 32K of Save RAM, which is not technically enough to save an entire project, normal and animation canvases included. The program uses data compression to get everything to fit, and the compression is good enough that most of the time everything can be squeezed in,
https://setsideb.com/mario-paint-data-overflow-error/
#retro #datacompression #error #mario #mariopaint #overflow #retro #snes

setsideb, to Mario
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On Super Mario World’s Score Display
Awesome Mario trivia blog Supper Mario Broth noted on Mastodon that Super Mario World is extremely inefficient in displaying Mario's score.

There is more information on SWMspeedruns.com, but in brief, SMW stores the player's score as a 24-bit value as hexadecimal digits, and converts that value to decimal when
https://setsideb.com/on-super-mario-worlds-score-display/
#retro #development #mario #nintendo #retro #snes #superfamicom #supermarioworld

setsideb, to random
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The “No Fire” Trick in Galaga
Arcade Galaga has an interesting bug that's been known of for a long time, that can be taken advantage of to cause the enemies to stop firing. The inner workings of the bug are explained on its page on the website Computer Archeology, but here it is in brief: on the first level, if you leave the bugs at the far left or right sides of the formation alive and
https://setsideb.com/the-no-fire-trick-in-galaga/
#retro #bug #galaga #namco #nofire #retro #trick

setsideb, to random
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More From Displaced Gamers on Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
We presented Displaced Gamers'/Behind the Code's video on the jankiness of kusoge disgrace Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde back on Saturday. They did another video on that game, that delves into why the game's frame rate is so inconsistent. In summary, its
https://setsideb.com/more-from-displaced-gamers-on-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/
#retro #behindthecode #cinefile #development #displacedgamers #drjekyllandmrhyde #famicom #kusoge #nes #retro #toho

setsideb, to random
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Behind the Code: Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
For some reason there's been a lot of Youtube videos lately that fit our eclectic purview, so here's a code-heavy dive into infamous NES disasterpiece Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkl3Av55Yaw

https://setsideb.com/behind-the-code-the-problems-with-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/
#retro #amagon #behindthecode #cinefile #development #displacedgamers #drjekyllandmrhyde #famicom #jeremyparish #kusoge #nes #nesworks #retro #toho

setsideb,
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@jake4480 You'll like Monday's post too then, because it's not the end of it....

setsideb,
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@jake4480 Behind the Code's done quite a few interesting videos! I have to prevent myself from just linking to all of them

setsideb, to ilaughed
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Mega Man’s Score System
Looks like we're on another Youtube binge, ayup ayup. This time it's another hopeful video constructor asking us to consider the oddity of the score system in the original Mega Man (a.k.a. Rockman).

When you post as many Youtube videos as I do, it's easy to form opinions about their style. That of "TheRetroDude," as he style
https://setsideb.com/mega-mans-score-system/
#retro #capcom #famicom #megaman #nes #retro #rockman #score #thatretrodude #video #youtube

setsideb, to Nintendo
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Sundry Sunday: From AGDQ, A Dog Replaces R.O.B. in Gyromite
This week's fun video isn't decades old, in fact it's from just a few days ago, from AGDQ.

The NES title Gyromite, a.k.a. Robot Gyro, is a very interesting game from a design standpoint, possibly more i
https://setsideb.com/sundry-sunday-from-agdq-a-dog-replaces-r-o-b-in-gyromite/
#retro #sundaysundry #2024 #agdq #awesomepettricks #gdq #gyromite #jsr_ #nes #nintendo #peanutbutter #rob #retro #robotgyro #speedrun #sundrysunday

setsideb, to skateboarding
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720 Degrees Hints and Tips
Following on from the Defender tip video I linked, here's a high-level tip video for a "radically" different game, Atari Games' wonderful yet challenging arcade skateboard adventure 720°.

It's really different, not just from space shooter games, but from just about everything else, even from other skateboarding games. In some ways i
https://setsideb.com/720-degrees-hints-and-tips/
#retro #720 #720zone #atarigames #retro #skateboarding #sports #video #youtube

setsideb, to commodore64
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NES and Commodore 64 Games Compared
Greg's Game Room on Youtube looked at 28 games with both NES and Commodore 64 versions. It's not by any means all of them, but a good selection. Usually its the NES version that's better, but there are some surprising upsets, especially if the game originated on a microcomputer platform.

The Co
https://setsideb.com/nes-and-commodore-64-games-compared/
#retro #commodore #commodore64 #famicom #gregsgameroom #nes #nintendo #ports #retro #video #youtube

setsideb,
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@ponpon Commando is weird. The NES version did that thing where they added a bunch of new features to the game, almost so much that its a new game. So while there's all kinds of flickering in it, if one can put up with it, there's a lot more to find.

setsideb,
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@ponpon The cool thing about NES Commando is how, if you don't know about the addition of all the hidden tunnels, it plays nearly exactly like the arcade version. Everything that was added to it takes the form of secret passage: hatches that appear if you explode a grenade in the right place, or doors in the background that you can enter.

If you find those hidden routes, you can find many more prisoners to rescue, powerups to collect, and score bonuses to find.

setsideb, to DOOM
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Doom Text Generator
Still holiday season. Still trying to keep time expenditure down. Please enjoy this Doom Text Graphic Generator in the meantime.

It goes well with this text generator we linked to a couple of years ago:

Doom Text Generator - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Logo Generator
https://setsideb.com/doom-text-generator/
#niche #doom #niche #teenagemutantninjaturtles #textgenerator #tmnt #webtoy

setsideb, to random
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Inform 7
Still December, still in low-impact posting mode. I figured I'd tell you all about interactive fiction authoring system Inform 7, which still feels new in my mind despite coming out 17 years ago.

I say "Inform 7" to distinguish it from previous versions, which were a very different system. Inform 6 was a cryptic C-style programming language; Inform 7 s
https://setsideb.com/inform-7/

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