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MiSTer FPGA (computer/console/arcade hardware simulation)

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by elvis, Oct 14, 2018.

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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Technically it's a rotary stick, which is different to a spinner. Has the 8 directions as well as a spin axis.
     
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    Made some serious progress in wonder boy last night.. finally got to the rock stage. (1c)
     
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    I remember getting a callus on my thumb as a kid on the Master System playing Wonder Boy, because of the way you had to smack A+B buttons together to do the high jump.
     
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    Wonderboy is all over-grip: index and middle finger on the buttons.
     
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    I was ignorant of that in the 80's. Indeed, even now. Is there video of someone doing this?

    My master systeming was all done with two thumbs iirc.
     
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    99% of SMS games are best played with thumbs.

    Wonder Boy (just the first one) and Double Dragon are the big exceptions. So much of both games rely on double button presses.
     
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    this is gunna hurt. you might want some lubrication

     
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    fark!!! thats only 22 minutes along.. still a long way to go.. I used to play this a lot at the local chicken shop back in 1988 or 9.. forget which year it was.. used to be pretty good back then.. still progress is there, thats all that counts.. its also a game i played with my old man after building my first mame cab (gutted a sega multi cab). he's no longer around. amazing game.. the home ports were crap.. sorry.. lol
     
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    the guy playing that has some interesting strategies. i doubt I'll ever be at the level where i need to worry about them though :leet:
     
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    When I played it as a kid, we were poor and I only had about 5 games total to play, over several years. So I smashed those things endlessly and knew every level off by heart. Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy were the only good ones, so I spent so many hours on them and finished them a bunch of times.

    Iirc - and this is going by really bloody vague memory - on the SMS at least, there was a standard trick mechanic to cleverly pre-hold one button down then just hit the other one to do the big jump.

    Also just remembered the sega hotline you could call, to get game help and cheats etc. Called that a few times. Quite the exclusive club, mmmmm?
     
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    You and me both mate :thumbup:
     
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    does anyone here run the alternate .ini file thing ? where you use the joystick to select the profile ??
     
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    Some not so good news.. there's one particular component needed to build the IO boards.. it's a 4 resistor array 0805 SMD 604Ohm 1% 100ppm.. there don't seem to be any available at Digikey/Mouser until Jul 2020.. and I can't find a supplier.

    If anyone's sourced any of these anywhere.. would be helpful to me to get all the parts I need !

    https://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/652-CAY16-6040F4LF
     
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    That looks to me like it's just 4 0805 resistors with a strip across the top holding them together for the convenience of a pick-and-place machine. I don't see anything that would prevent you replacing it with 4 discrete 604R 0805 resistors?
     
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    604 ohm required.
    i guess wirh 9000 of them he could just parallel them :)
     
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    Wonder if we will see Arcade Sega System 1 and 2 any time soon, Wonderboy and Wonderboy in Monsterland would be pretty cool.
     
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