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Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« on: November 30, 2011, 05:19:09 am »
Well it's been forever since I've been on this site, and I'm assuming a lot has happened since then. I was talking with a friend today and brought up this site in conversation, which reminded to log on. Made a small donation, and now I feel totally lost lol. Anyways, I didn't want anyone to think I totally abandoned this site, but I still know nothing of programming unfortunately. I am however, heading off to college next year to major in programming. As I want to start a career in making new games for older game consoles. I figured that with the knowledge I gain there, I will make some of my first games on the calculator, and try to build upon that. So hopefully in a few years I can show off those games lol...
Well I really don't know what else to say, and it is very late, so..how is everyone? lol
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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011, 05:23:19 am »
First of all, read some news posts. Those can inform you quite a bit.
Second, just get on IRC or something like that and hang on!
(also have you checked out Axe for calc programming?)
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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 05:25:51 am »
I am however, heading off to college next year to major in programming. As I want to start a career in making new games for older game consoles.

Forgive me if I'm misunderstanding, but how would you make a career of creating new games for older consoles? I don't know of any companies doing that (unless you mean for example; making PS2 games right now even though the PS3 is the current generation system). They only people actively making games for dead systems are hobbyists and hackers, and they don't make any money from that.

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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 05:28:34 am »
he wants to *start* a career so I guess he's getting experience programming older systems before for example programming games for the PS3.
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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 01:14:06 pm »
I am however, heading off to college next year to major in programming. As I want to start a career in making new games for older game consoles.

Forgive me if I'm misunderstanding, but how would you make a career of creating new games for older consoles? I don't know of any companies doing that (unless you mean for example; making PS2 games right now even though the PS3 is the current generation system). They only people actively making games for dead systems are hobbyists and hackers, and they don't make any money from that.

Here are a few sites you should check out, to understand what I mean

1. http://www.redspotgames.com/shop/
2. http://www.ngdevdirect.com/index.php
3. http://www.analogueinteractive.com/store.php
4. http://www.piersolar.com/index.php
5. http://www.mutecityelectronics.com/

With games like Gun Lord being 2012 releases for both the Neo Geo AES/MVS and the Sega Dreamcast, and also games like Pier Solar being a 2011 release for the Sega Genesis, and other Super Nintendo rereleases, you can see  that new games do indeed get made for older game consoles, and there is a market for it, and people do make profits.
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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 03:01:34 pm »
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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011, 03:32:06 pm »
Nice to see you again :)

I'M still around but not as much as I used to be prior your joining. D:

As for old game consoles development, I heard Sega Dreamcast games were still developped, but remember that it might be harder to get sales since finding the consoles is now harder. Also, after seeing that SNES games site, be careful to not work on games or hacks that are based on copyrighted materials. I'm not so sure for example that the French Secret of Mana cartridges are very legal, unlike the standalone IPS patches you find on emulation sites.


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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011, 03:36:36 pm »
ooh, very cool and howdy! I do believe that this is an excellent place to get experience :D I've been wanting to program for other systems by making it possible to program directly on the device, but I haven't even the foggiest idea of where to begin or what impossibilities there are XD

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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2011, 08:26:25 pm »
Second, just get on IRC or something like that and hang on!
(also have you checked out Axe for calc programming?)


I have not, I should look into it. I know a few people recommend that I work with more advanced computer programming before working on the calculator.

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Nice to see you again :)

I'M still around but not as much as I used to be prior your joining. D:

As for old game consoles development, I heard Sega Dreamcast games were still developped, but remember that it might be harder to get sales since finding the consoles is now harder. Also, after seeing that SNES games site, be careful to not work on games or hacks that are based on copyrighted materials. I'm not so sure for example that the French Secret of Mana cartridges are very legal, unlike the standalone IPS patches you find on emulation sites.

Hey, always a pleasure DJ_O, glad you are around period and keeping all this going :) Well I figure they must be doing well in development, they always seem to sell out of those Dreamcast games. Even the hella more expensive Neo Geo AES/MVS carts. get sold out too. And yeah, I've never been a fan of hacks of older games, I like to make stuff from scratch, like the did with Pier Solar for the Genesis.

Oh, just wanting to throw this out there, I'm learning LSDJ and hope to release some music early next year :)
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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2011, 10:40:36 pm »
Thanks, and I'M glad some of those games sellout. Hopefully you can find a console for which you can have success for a while. Somehow I think the SNES might still have success, because today they still sell third-party versions of the consoles in stores, brand new. As for the N64 it sold so much back then that it could possibly be easier to find for people, although the 64 still uses cartridges so huge games might not be possible.

In any case, good luck. Also when you start making music you should record MP3s to post them in the music showcase section. :D


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Re: Man I haven't been on here in forever...
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011, 10:49:20 pm »
Nice to see you again :)

I'M still around but not as much as I used to be prior your joining. D:

But you're still online a lot :P