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Shipping Is A Feature (Party Version) (PCE Demo)

“Shipping Is A Feature” by punkfloyd is a demo for PC Engine released at Buenzli 20.

http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=57600

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zNotes v1.0.0.0 (Pandora Application Port)

zNotes is a lightweight cross platform application for notes management with simple interface.

http://repo.openpandora.org/?page=detail&app=znotes-app

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Hunter (Release 3) (PCE Application)

Hunter plays NSFs on the TurboGrafx / PC-Engine. NSF is the format used for ripping soundtracks from NES / Famicom games.

Release notes:

I’ve fixed a bug in the handling of the noise channel’s length counter. The drums in Super Mario Bros and Super Mario Bros 3 should now sound a lot better.

I’ve also modified the rombuilder to pad the output .PCE file to a multiple of 256 kB. That should solve any random freezes that could result from an odd ROM size causing the wrong bank to be switched in.

http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,6268.0.html

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Hunter (Release 2) (PCE Application)

Hunter plays NSFs on the TurboGrafx / PC-Engine. NSF is the format used for ripping soundtracks from NES / Famicom games.

Creating a custom ROM:

Start rombuilder.exe. Drag the NSF files to the top listbox, then press “Build”. A ROM named hunter.pce will be generated in the same directory as the rombuilder.

http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,6268.0.html

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Hunter (Release 1) (PCE Techdemo)

Hunter is a NSF player for the NEC TurboGrafx-16 by mic.

Thanks to mic himself for the news. mic is aware of minor graphical glitches and might do a fixed version later on.

http://jiggawatt.org/mic_hunter-1.zip

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PC-Engine Slow-Mo Coding Compo 2009 (PCE misc)

Charles MacDonald and Tomaitheous started a coding contest for the PCE. Putting your optimization skills to the test by running the processor only in slow mode – 1.79mhz.

Anyone is welcome to enter the contest!

Rules:

– Code must have the CPU set to 1.79mhz mode.
– ROM can not be larger than 512k.
– Must be PC-Engine only (No SuperGrafx)
– No added RAM (no using the Populous ROM layout)
– Self modifying code and any other tricks are allowed

http://pcedev.blockos.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=42

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PDRoms Coding Competition v4.01 – Reminder 2 (PCE 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 (PCE 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 (PCE 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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WLA DX v9.4a (08-04-2008) (PCE misc)

WLA DX has stagnated a lot recently but there has been progress since the last time (November 2006). WLA DX is a Macro Assembler Package for GB-Z80/Z80/6502/65C02/6510/65816/HUC6280/SPC-700 and was written by Ville Helin.

Changes:

– data filtering macros (looks useful for non-standard string encoding)
– Mersenne Twister random numbers (not that you’d use them much at compile-time)
– Label and line number bugfixes

http://www.smspower.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11049

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