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NesDev facebook page

NesDev facebook page
by on (#177236)
To go along with the changes that I have been working on to the nesdev.com index (WIP) to better support the homebrew authors, I recently created a facebook page. If any of you hang out on facebook and would like to check it out or contribute, you can find it at Here

https://www.facebook.com/nesdevcom
Re: NesDev facebook page
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This reminds me of when someone suggested the creation of an NesDev Orkut community, back when Orkut was still a thing, even before the place was completely taken over by Brazilians. Everyone switched to Facebook eventually, though, and Orkut was killed off.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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I've been out of the game for a while but I hope this catches on. I am much more likely to visit Facebook groups/pages than forums. I know not all will agree but for me personally it works.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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I just hope all the action doesn't migrate to Facebook, as I don't have an account there. I graduated from college before there was a Facebook.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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tepples wrote:
I just hope all the action doesn't migrate to Facebook, as I don't have an account there. I graduated from college before there was a Facebook.


Ithe should make a good companion to the forums and site but will never replace it. I personally find facebook to be great for sharing news and such but horrible for much else.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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I have a Facebook account because that's a good way to contact people in case you need to, but I don't enjoy it at all, and definitely don't go around looking for people to talk to or stuff to do over there. I probably spend less than 30 minutes a week on Facebook.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Please don't make it have anything exclusive (news, competitions, whatever). That is modern-day cancer.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Don't forget an official nesdev:
1. Twitter
2. Tumblr
3. Instagram
4. Tinder
5. Snapchat
6. GooglePlus
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Light-Dark wrote:
Don't forget an official nesdev:
1. Twitter
2. Tumblr
3. Instagram
4. Tinder
5. Snapchat
6. GooglePlus

Uughh... *shivers*
Re: NesDev facebook page
by on (#177357)
tokumaru wrote:
I probably spend less than 30 minutes a week on Facebook.


In my case I must probably spend less than 30 minutes a year on Facebook :lol:

If someone wants to maintain it, fine, but I think nesdev people are not Facebook people. Just, my impression, could be wrong. This forum is more than enough.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Light-Dark wrote:
Don't forget an official nesdev:
1. Twitter
2. Tumblr
3. Instagram
4. Tinder
5. Snapchat
6. GooglePlus
7. Reddit
8. Pinterest

Banshaku wrote:
If someone wants to maintain it, fine, but I think nesdev people are not Facebook people.

Honestly, NESDev is my social media website. :lol:
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Espozo wrote:
7. Reddit


Be careful what you wish for and/or joke about, because it might just exist.

edit: I find it funny the user "nesdev" is taken on twitter, but it's a legitimate shortening of a person's name. (if you care)
Re: NesDev facebook page
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My username on Twitter is PinoBatch because my other choice was taken by someone named Rick Dyer.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Quote:
7. Reddit


Hmm, there's only been 10 posts in the past 2 years. Doesn't look too fruitful.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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9. Usenet/NNTP
10. RDF
11. Gopher
Re: NesDev facebook page
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12. AOL keyword "NesDev"
Re: NesDev facebook page
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I'd love a phpBB-to-NNTP gateway.

Won't ever happen, though.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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lidnariq wrote:
I'd love a phpBB-to-NNTP gateway.
Yes, it is why I mentioned it; I too would like it. But it is possible that somebody may implement one some day (although not necessarily on all phpBB forums).
Re: NesDev facebook page
by on (#177415)
At this rate, zzo38 could change his avatar to this little fella :P
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Coming soon also, NESdev dial-up BBS. More serious than you might think. Well, other than the dial-up part. I'm having some online fun with the NES to USB adapter lately.. :)
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Memblers wrote:
Coming soon also, NESdev dial-up BBS. More serious than you might think. Well, other than the dial-up part. I'm having some online fun with the NES to USB adapter lately.. :)

I always thought it would be funny to have a remote controllable NES. Upload a ROM, watch the video stream and control it in the browser. :)
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Clearly we need a text-only rendering of the forums so you can browse on a NES. (maybe I misunderstood and that's what you meant, instead of a new system?)
Re: NesDev facebook page
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thefox wrote:
I always thought it would be funny to have a remote controllable NES. Upload a ROM, watch the video stream and control it in the browser. :)

http://www.nobadmemories.com/connectednes/
Re: NesDev facebook page
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rainwarrior wrote:
thefox wrote:
I always thought it would be funny to have a remote controllable NES. Upload a ROM, watch the video stream and control it in the browser. :)

http://www.nobadmemories.com/connectednes/

Not exactly what I had in mind. I have done similar experiments myself, but what I meant was: a website (online) which allows one to upload a ROM, and it then runs on an NES connected to the web server. The video/audio from the NES is streamed to the website. Controller support could also be implemented, although it would be laggy.

No real purpose for this, just a fun thing. I guess it might be useful to some of those poor souls who don't have authentic hardware to test their creations on. :)
Re: NesDev facebook page
by on (#177468)
There was this: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=13498
Re: NesDev facebook page
by on (#177515)
calima wrote:
Clearly we need a text-only rendering of the forums so you can browse on a NES. (maybe I misunderstood and that's what you meant, instead of a new system?)

I do mean a new system. A forum viewer on NES would be awesome though, I can think of 2 ways it'd be done.

1) A full-blown web browser. There is Contiki, the first release version was able to be built for NES but I don't think anyone actually was able to really test it on NES (this was way back when CC65's NES I/O library (CONIO specifically) was too broken to work on the real system), but I know it's worked for C64 and other systems. I don't have enough time to even start digging into that, unfortunately. Contiki still exists, but I think later versions had moved well beyond compatibility with 6502-based systems. In the end, phpBB would probably look like crap, though! But the whole web would be there, the "classical" web at least, without javascript and flash.. and images.

2) Converting the database into something the NES could easily display and navigate. This doesn't sound too hard if it's kept simple. Like not even trying to write data back into the actual forum database, no logging in, posting, PMs, etc, since that's practically re-implementing phpBB from scratch, rather just an entirely separate reader with it's own DB generated/converted from the forum DB.. Even still I imagine there must be something about it that would be harder than it sounds. But I know next to nothing about using databases.

Anyways, if someone was crazy enough to take one of those challenges, I'd definitely be willing to help out where I can, which would be moving data between the NES<->PC<->Internet.

Actually since I brought it up anyways, I might as well lay out what I've got. It's currently an extremely simple proof-of-concept type thing, but my NES (through my PC) can connect to an FTP server and download an NES ROM onto my GTROM board. First application will be for downloading updates for the GTROM bootloader. And the obvious next step is to make a file selector/browser, so you can see some text descriptions and pick a file. It's entirely possible for the NES to upload data to FTP as well, just haven't needed to try that part yet. Online NES multiplayer, at least for turn-based games, is within reach. :D I'm sure I could easily use telnet the same way I'm using FTP.

thefox wrote:
I always thought it would be funny to have a remote controllable NES. Upload a ROM, watch the video stream and control it in the browser. :)

I've also always thought that would be really cool. Actually now with kevtris' hdmi mod, it might be possible to return some really clean video and audio..! Though that's definitely not as funny as seeing it running on someone's TV. I wouldn't know how to set up the video streaming or controller input (or web interface for those), but what I've got already is pretty close to being able to do the NES part, at least. Other than my NES needing to be manually reset. I can imagine some hacky ways to do it:
1) NES bootloader hijacks NMI routine so it can check FTP server periodically to see if there's a newer file uploaded
or
2) instead of hijacking NMI (and messing up the code being tested), a dumb timer circuit resets the NES and the bootloader checks the FTP server and reloads if there's something newer. This method is safer if the NES program crashes (or doesn't use NMI to begin with).

I never thought about it before, but I suppose with some of the weird unemulated mappers I've come up with, this would be a way for someone to take them for a test drive.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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tokumaru wrote:

I had forgotten about that. Never got around to trying it, though.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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thefox wrote:
rainwarrior wrote:
thefox wrote:
I always thought it would be funny to have a remote controllable NES. Upload a ROM, watch the video stream and control it in the browser. :)

http://www.nobadmemories.com/connectednes/

Not exactly what I had in mind. I have done similar experiments myself, but what I meant was: a website (online) which allows one to upload a ROM, and it then runs on an NES connected to the web server. The video/audio from the NES is streamed to the website. Controller support could also be implemented, although it would be laggy.

No real purpose for this, just a fun thing. I guess it might be useful to some of those poor souls who don't have authentic hardware to test their creations on. :)

Problem:
Code:
CLV
:LDA #$44
STA PPUCTL ;$2000
BVC -

or, slightly less maliciously, .db 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 …;KILx32k. Which KILls
Quote:
1) NES bootloader hijacks NMI routine so it can check FTP server periodically to see if there's a newer file uploaded
at least
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edited to add:
Jarhmander wrote:
Light-Dark wrote:
Don't forget an official nesdev:
1. Twitter
2. Tumblr
3. Instagram
4. Tinder
5. Snapchat
6. GooglePlus

Uughh... *shivers*

calima wrote:
Please don't make it have anything exclusive (news, competitions, whatever). That is modern-day cancer.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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Myask wrote:
Problem:
Code:
CLV
:LDA #$44
STA PPUCTL ;$2000
BVC -

Add a device on the bus which detects malicious writes and auto-resets the NES. :)

Quote:
or, slightly less maliciously, .db 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 …;KILx32k. Which KILls

Make it possible for the web server to reset the NES, instead of relying on NES running the whole show.
Re: NesDev facebook page
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thefox wrote:
Add a device on the bus which detects malicious writes and auto-resets the NES. :)
Such as an HDNES, which forces that bit high when it relays writes anyway?