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Darts GP32 v0.2 WIP

Been busy working on the next version of Darts the past week and making some good progress. I have been switching between different parts of the game code and mostly been working on the speech engine and the menu system.

    The speech engine is coming along nicely. English commentry is mostly finished and German is added but not 100% correct as yet because I havent spoke German since I left school 10 years ago 🙂 French and Spanish language text is in the game and the speech will be added when I can get some help with making the actual word samples (its loads numbers and sentances in WAV format joined together to make the commentry). A few people have asked what the speech sounds like so heres a sample of the English speech, clickhereto download (WAV format). As mentioned above I have also been working on the menu system. If you have seen any of my previous efforts the menus are rubbish so I am aiming to make Darts a bit more professional looking. At the end of this update are two screenshots showing the Language Select and Main Menu screens, the little Dartboard icon in the top left rotates and the menu option information text scrolls across the screen (in your chosen language of course). The background photo also changes every few seconds and the menus also have some nice music playing now :)Finally onto the actual game itself 🙂 Three new game types have been added in addition to the ‘Standard’ darts game, they are:Round The Clock,WimbledonandBaseball. These will beavailable to play as Practice or two player (possibly more than two player in future). CPU opponents are planned but this is a lot of work so it may be written last. Also the feedback on the first release on how easy it is to aim and throw the dart has been taken note of, the next release will be different with a new ‘Drunken Dart’ routine and also a Power Guage which controls the horizontal aiming.

I think thats everything thats been worked on since the last WIP update, so check out the images I posted atGP32Emu.

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fNES32 WIP

Some WIP news on the NES emulator by Rlyeh:

    NEW: sound core updated. Now its even faster, more accurate and it fixes some tune games (like ‘A boy and his blob’)NEW: fixed background clipping and sprite right clipping.NEW: Mappers updated:Nintendo MMC1, MMC2, MMC3, MMC4, MMC5,iNES 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,15,16,17,18,19,21,22,23,24,25,26,32,33,34,iNES 40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,57,58,60,62,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,iNES 2,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,82,83,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,iNES 100,101,105,107,108,109,110,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,122,133,iNES 134,135,140,151,160,180,181,182,183,185,187,188,189,191,193,194,222,225,iNES 226,227,228,229,230,231,232,233,234,235,236,240,241,242,243,244,245,246,iNES 248,249,251,252,255NEW: an auto-detect rom name by CRC ( but its not working yet). It features a DB for 9000 roms

Loads of mappers added so the compatibility should be very good.

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DragonBasic Space Invaders (GBA game)

fjsantos released a Space Invaders clone fully coded in DragonBasic. The features:* More than 20 Levels* Old Fashion Gfx Style* Pause key in Game (START KEY)* Easy to add owns Levels* Less than 600 lines of code* Less than 32 kb* Tested on Real Hardware* Saves Score in SRAM* Sounds in Game* Animated Sprites* Full Commented CodeGBAdev.org

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IcemanGP Homepage Opens

IcemanGP has put online his homepage for his GP32 programs. Here you can find two unfinished game engine demos for download, Garou and King Of Fighters remake as reported here several weeks ago. There is also a demo based on IcemanGP’s own graphics library which is also available for downloading. Visit the homepage athttp://gp32iceproject.ifrance.com/for more information and the downloads.

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Herg’s Solitaire v0.9

Herg released a new version of his great Solitaire game for the GBA. This version keeps track of statistics for games played, won, etc. and a cleanup of the graphics. Visit his homepageherefor the downloads of this and his other games.

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Bouncing Bill 2 (GP32 game)

I found those information on the official page:

This is a retro remake of an old BBC Micro game made by John Cupitt of Oak Software in 1983. The graphics and gameplay are very simple by today’s standards, but hopefully it is still a game that can be appreciated by kids and big kids alike.

Thanks toGP32emu.comfor the news!http://www.avocetdesign.com/~mikes/

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Fuerza A

Fuerza A?a is a GBA shooter ?a 1945 made in Spain. Thanks toGBAdev.orgfor the news!http://www.geocities.com/mononoque2k3/

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Tetris v1 (GBA game)

River Moon Studio released a Tetris clone for the GBA decided to the c64 version. Thanks toDevrs.comfor the news!http://rmstudio.site.voila.fr/

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Scrabble Dictionary (GBA application)

Rob Blanding released a”Scrabble Dictionary”. I guess that says all 😉 Thanks toGBAdev.orgfor the news!http://staff.washington.edu/robertb/GBA/

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GBA Jpeg Viewer v1.1

A new version of the GBA Jpeg viewer has been released. Changes are:

    Added”Gamma correction”Added”Insert pictures”feature, to import pictures at a specific point in the listAdded”Jump to a random picture”, skip +-10 and +-100 picturesAdded an image counterAdded”Reset”Added up and down buttons in GBA Jpeg packer and the ability to remove pictures pressing the”DEL”keyAdded a simple help screen.(Bug fix) Loading many pictures at a time with the add… button instead of drag and drop didn’t work well

Visit the homepage athttp://www.caimans.net/gba/for more information and the downloads.

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