Michael Chiaramonte shows us once again how to do some NES Programming.

NES Programming #19 - Creating and exporting metatiles


In this stream, I added the ability to create and export metatiles from 32×32 PNG files. This isn’t all that different than how we did it with sprites, but it started me thinking about how we want to handle backgrounds and mappers. This is the starting point for creating backgrounds in the NES and next time we’ll start actually coding the tool to support building our backgrounds. I have some work to do on the asset tool to support some of the functionality needed in the GUI (text boxes and a popup window being the key missing elements). Join me next time on Thursday at 9PM eastern to see how that goes. Also, I’ve been streaming some music I’ve been working on and showing some other things before the recording gets started so be sure to join a few minutes early to catch that stuff 🙂