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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2010, 12:34:14 am »
NES emulation would be crazy awesome :O

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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2010, 08:46:58 am »
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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2010, 11:00:32 am »
NES emulation would be crazy awesome :O
Yeah, it would. If I could play the fan translation of FF3 in class, I would so get an Nspire sooner than I'm planning to.


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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2010, 01:10:28 pm »
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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2010, 07:03:20 pm »
NES and Sega Master System/Game Gear emulation would be awesome.
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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2010, 07:30:13 pm »
and possible, IMO. Man, though, it would be even nicer If we could get a gpu somehow. Then, star fox might even be possible!

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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010, 10:04:26 pm »
and possible, IMO. Man, though, it would be even nicer If we could get a gpu somehow. Then, star fox might even be possible!
Star Fox is totally possible without a GPU.
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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2010, 10:36:13 pm »
Not necessarily.....Super FX could cause many, many headaches, and does even on systems with a decent gpu (speaking of handhelds, not pcs)

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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2010, 08:38:40 am »
Not necessarily.....Super FX could cause many, many headaches, and does even on systems with a decent gpu (speaking of handhelds, not pcs)
Oh, I didn't realize you were talking about SNES emulation. A little brain lapse there... xD
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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2010, 08:40:24 am »
x.x I wonder how the screen size will be accounted for....

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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2010, 08:45:50 am »
x.x I wonder how the screen size will be accounted for....
With what system? I'm pretty sure the TI-Nspire screen has enough resolution for most of this stuff.
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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2010, 08:55:06 am »
NES, I mean, compare the huge NES screen (your T.V.) to the little screen of the nspire. I assume the game screen will have to compacted.....
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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2010, 12:41:33 pm »
The Nspire screen is actually 320*240, and an analog TV screen (NTSC, anyway) is 640*480.
Compacting 4 pixels of color to one of greyscale doesn't seem like it would be too difficult. Problems would only arise if one screen's dimensions weren't an integer multiple of the other.
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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2010, 01:53:23 pm »
wikipedia quote:

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The standard display resolution of the NES is 256 horizontal pixels by 240 vertical pixels.

Most older systems had 320x240 or less, even the SNES had most games at 320x240. Only a few games (like Secret of mana) used 640x480, and we could compress the screen for those few.

Edit: here's wikipedia's listed resolutions for the SNES, interlaced and progressive

Progressive: 256x224, 512x224, 256x239, 512x239
Interlaced: 512x448, 512x478

So, some games will not quite fill the screen, some will need to be compressed.

Edit2: Oh and BTW, while NTSC officially supports 640x480, most TVs cut it off a little short so there are no black bars, and game designers usually choose something around 512x384, or a near resolution. This overscan rule doesn't apply to lcds, however.
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Re: Port of Little John to Nspire?
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2010, 11:05:36 am »
Then it's even less of a problem than I thought :D
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