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GeneScript (19-08-2010) (N64 misc)

GeneScript or “Genesis Script” or “GS” is an interpreted scripting language like LUA/Python with compiler and virtual machine but has C-Like syntax and does not require entry point function.

http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,6292.0.html

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N64 Controller Demo (29-09-2009) (N64 Techdemo)

Cyanide has built a N64 controller demo, it includes all the buttons and even the analog stick. The demo will display the button being pressed and for the analog stick it will display the x and y magnitude.

http://www.retroactive.be/64dev/forum/viewtopic.php?t=75

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ScummVM v1.1.1 (N64 misc)

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.

Release notes:

Only four weeks since our last release and already ScummVM 1.1.1 is available on our downloads page.

This release concentrates primarily on fixing bugs, bugs, and even more bugs. As such, we strongly recommend all and every ScummVM user to update to this latest and greatest version. In particular, just as promised we fixed the issues affecting Nippon Safes Inc and Pajama Sam 1 in 1.1.0.

Changes:

1.1.1 (2010-05-02)
New Ports:
– Added Nintendo 64 Port. (Actually added in 1.1.0, but forgot to mention it. oops)

General:
– Fixed several minor bugs here and there.

Drascula:
– Fixed regression that caused some texts to always be in English, even when using another language. (#2970211 – DRASCULA: missing german translation)

KYRA:
– Fixed a bug which caused the DOS versions to crash before the credits when AdLib music is selected.

LURE:
– Fixed several memory leaks.
– Corrected problems in the handling of followers when blocked from performing actions by closed doors between rooms.
– Solved issues with Goewin not always correctly following the player out of the caves

Tinsel:
– Fix video playback regression in Discworld 2.

Parallaction:
– Fix several crashes and other regressions in Nippon Safes, including bugs 2969211, 2969232, 2969234, 2969257, 2970141.

Wii/GameCube port: (Also forgot to mention in 1.1.0)
– Added support for games using 16bit graphics.
– Complete GFX overhaul (new video modes, better performance, picture smoothing, fine grained overscan settings).
– Added a new options dialog for Wii/Gamecube specific settings.
– Fixed a GFX glitch on savegame thumbnails.
– Added support for SMB mountpoints (Samba/Windows shares).
– Added an on-screen console, which is shown when ScummVM exits abnormally.
– Fixed a couple of crashes when using Ogg/Vorbis encoded sound files. See the bundled READMII.txt file for more information.

PSP port: (Also forgot to mention in 1.1.0)
– Added plugin support which allows the PSP Phat to run every game.
– Added a new virtual keyboard optimized for rapid D-Pad input.

http://www.scummvm.org/downloads/

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ScummVM v1.1.0 (N64 misc)

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.

Release notes:

Another 4 months passed, a lot of hard work done… and finally it is here: ScummVM 1.1.0 is available now on our downloads page.

There are some pretty exciting new features: We added support for 16bit graphics, which allowed us to add support for a whole bunch of newer Humongous Entertainment games for kids. We also added or improved support for the Amiga versions of Monkey Island, Legend of Kyrandia and Future Wars. Plus there are two completely new engines for the games Dragon History (available for free from here) and TeenAgent (available for free from GOG.com). And finally there is now a port for the Nintendo 64 game console!

Take a look at the release notes if you want to know a bit more.

There is one grain of salt, though: If you want to play Nippon Safes Inc, we recommend that you stick with your current ScummVM version for now, as there are some nasty regressions in there which may even make it impossible to complete the game. Also the background music in Pajama Sam 1 isn’t working correctly in the Kitchen and Mine areas anymore.

We are not happy about that, but in the end decided that we should not let this hold up the other new cool stuff we added. Instead, we will follow up this release in about four weeks with a 1.1.1 release that should fix these issues. In fact, you can help us make 1.1.1 even better by reporting any bugs you might encounter in 1.1.0.

And now go and get it while it’s still hot from our downloads page, grab a build for your favorite device and have fun :).

Changes:

1.1.0 (2010-04-04)

New Games:
– Added support for Blue’s Art Time Activities.
– Added support for Blue’s Reading Time Activities.
– Added support for Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove.
– Added support for Pajama Sam: Games to Play on Any Day.
– Added support for SPY Fox 3: Operation Ozone.
– Added support for Dragon History.
– Added support for TeenAgent.

General:
– Added support for a custom SJIS font for FM-TOWNS and PC98 games.
– Added support for 16bit graphics. (GSoC Task)
– Removed QuickTime MIDI backend on Mac OS X; it was buggy and did not compile on modern systems.

CinE:
– Added support for Amiga style menus for Amiga versions of Future Wars.

KYRA:
– Added support for the Amiga version of The Legend of Kyrandia. (sound support was done as a GSoC Task)
– Adapted KYRA to support the custom SJIS font.

SCUMM:
– Added support for the PC-Engine version of Loom.
– Added support for music and sound effects in the the Amiga version of The Secret of Monkey Island. (GSoC Task)
– Fixed some other bugs related to game versions for the Amiga.
– Added support for original save/load dialog in MM NES.
– Added support for savepoint passcodes for Sega CD MI1 via debugger command ‘passcode’
– Added support for Kanji rendering in Japanese version of Monkey Island Sega CD.

http://www.scummvm.org/downloads/

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PDRoms Coding Competition v4.01 – Reminder 2 (N64 misc)

For those who might have not recognized yet, we do have another coding competition here at PDRoms, running since 2nd April and it’s deadline beeing 31st May 2009. There are still two weeks to hook up an entry :)

Here is the brief data:

Topic: Create a logic/puzzle game
Competition running time: Thursday, 02 April 2009 to Sunday, 31st May 2009
Deadline: Sunday, 31th May 2009 @ 23:59, in YOUR timezone!
Systems allowed: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Coleco Vision, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Game Gear, IntelliVision, Master System, Neo Geo Pocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Entertainment System, Odyssey2, Wonderswan, Wonderswan Color, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Genesis/Megadrive, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo 64, PC Engine, Sega 32x, Sega CD and Vectrex.
Prizes to win: A WIZ console, 2 PSP Games, 1 Genesis Game, 5 R4 Cards, 10 Acekards and 150 US$ in cash

Prizes are sponsored by: http://shop.gp2x.dehttp://www.flashlinker-shop.comhttp://www.superfighter.comhttp://www.gamekool.comhttp://www.slanina.pl – ph0x

http://pdroms.de/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4642

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PDRoms Coding Competition v4.01 – Reminder 1 (N64 misc)

For those who might have not recognized yet, we do have another coding competition here at PDRoms, running since 2nd April and it’s deadline beeing 31st May 2009. There is still plenty of time to get things going!

Here is the brief data:

Topic: Create a logic/puzzle game
Competition running time: Thursday, 02 April 2009 to Sunday, 31st May 2009
Deadline: Sunday, 31th May 2009 @ 23:59, in YOUR timezone!
Systems allowed: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Coleco Vision, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Game Gear, IntelliVision, Master System, Neo Geo Pocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Entertainment System, Odyssey2, Wonderswan, Wonderswan Color, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Genesis/Megadrive, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo 64, PC Engine, Sega 32x, Sega CD and Vectrex.
Prizes to win: A WIZ console, 2 PSP Games, 1 Genesis Game, 5 R4 Cards, 10 Acekards and 150 US$ in cash

Prizes are sponsored by: http://shop.gp2x.dehttp://www.flashlinker-shop.comhttp://www.superfighter.comhttp://www.gamekool.comhttp://www.slanina.pl – ph0x

http://pdroms.de/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4642

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PDRoms Coding Competition v4.01 (N64 misc)

It’s reality again, here comes PDROMS CODING COMPETITION v4.01 – Retro Coding Fun for Console and Handhelds!


Coding on “closed” handhelds or consoles must not be a privilege; dozens of free development kits proof the opposite. The steadily growing “homebrew scene” produces unlicensed software for devices not meant to be open for everyone.

PDRoms has always been in the homebrew scene to support the creation of new homebrew software, support programmers and artists. To show our love to the homebrew scene once again, here comes the ninth PDRoms Coding Competition.

Here is the brief data:

Topic: Create a logic/puzzle game
Competition running time: Thursday, 02 April 2009 to Sunday, 31st May 2009
Deadline: Sunday, 31th May 2009 @ 23:59, in YOUR timezone!
Systems allowed: Atari 2600, Coleco Vision, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Game Gear, IntelliVision, Master System, Neo Geo Pocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Entertainment System, Odyssey2, Wonderswan, Wonderswan Color, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Genesis/Megadrive, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo 64, PC Engine, Sega 32x, Sega CD and Vectrex.
Prizes to win: A WIZ console, 2 PSP Games, 1 Genesis Game, 5 R4 Cards, 10 Acekards and 150 US$ in cash

Prizes are sponsored by: http://shop.gp2x.dehttp://www.flashlinker-shop.comhttp://www.superfighter.comhttp://www.gamekool.comhttp://www.slanina.pl – ph0x

Spread the word! – May the Schwartz be with you ;)

http://pdroms.de/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4642

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Megahawks Music Disk (N64 Musicdisk)

The “Megahawks Music Disk” hits the Nintendo 64. One of the very rare N64 releases these days…

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=51604

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Funnelcube (N64 Game Source Code)

marshall has released the source code to his N64 homebrew game Funnelcube.

http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81344

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Caribbean Nights (N64 Demo)

Carribean Nights is a N64 demo by MegaHawks INC. It has been released in March, but considering N64 demos are extremly rare, we had to post it.

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=30013

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