Nintendo's Popeye [COLECO] converted to MSX

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By hbarcellos

Hero (626)

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25-10-2020, 16:48

hamlet wrote:

I'm impressed how many people care for those conversions. Taylor, iamweasel and hbarcellos are following Muffies legacy. What a team! Great!

Maybe, MRC administrators could consider reactivating Muffie's account. After all, this has been a 10 year ban.
Some points to consider:

  • He's older and more mature (that applies to all of us btw)
  • The infamous "Cookie thread", although aggressive, we now can see exactly what happened in Brazil due to the 2014 football world cup. Most specifically in Rio where nothing less than 5 (five) ex governors are in jail (including the one which created the PPS (quoted as effective). Not to mention that the current governor has been impeached.
  • If there are, still today, unfounded rumors that me and Muffie are the same person, just to avoid all that, I'll happily drop access to MY hbarcellos account, so that Muffie can be back using his account for productive chat.

Good Sunday Moderators. Great race by Max Verstappen BTW. Cool

By iamweasel2

Paladin (680)

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25-10-2020, 17:45

gdx wrote:

Congratulation! It's good to know. It doesn't have an equivalent game on MSX.

As for me, currently I working on Rocky...

The good news doesn't stop coming. Smile Looking forward to play Rocky on MSX too. Smile

By TaylorsEverythingChannel

Champion (402)

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25-10-2020, 18:11

Well gdx, I decided to search up this, and it really looks decent. Can't wait to see it coming.

By TaylorsEverythingChannel

Champion (402)

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25-10-2020, 18:18

I did some Coleco to MSX testing on this game, it's really fine, but there are tile problems.

By hbarcellos

Hero (626)

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25-10-2020, 19:05

will send you a new version. Still for beta testing. plz, do not release.
Keys for start the game are now fixed. 1 to 6. Space also works as 1.
Space can also be used to restart game at game over. Previously it was only keys 1 to 6.

By hbarcellos

Hero (626)

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25-10-2020, 19:11

Forgot to answer this one. Sorry iamweasel2.
Shouldn't be hard to add another sprite on the top of popeye, but in some occasions, specially on stages 1 and 3, there's quite a lot of sprites already at the screen. Specially when those "green guys" are throwing leaves at you from both sides of the screen and there are multiple hearts/song notes/letter falling.
I think it would became worst than it's already is.

anyway, I I can ask Muffie to do it. Do you want to try to send me a second sprite?

By TaylorsEverythingChannel

Champion (402)

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25-10-2020, 19:41

Actually those are beer bottles.

By hbarcellos

Hero (626)

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25-10-2020, 20:04

Green beer bottles? That's Heineken?
Check this out:

Sometimes is not about going into a "conversion" frenzy. I assume most of other members of the community don't know most of the converted games. Personally I prefer to stay longer working and learning each one of those. The way they were coded, some tricks programmers used and so on.
Popeye, had a common bug: It was writing on ROM (cart). That bug was probably never found during testing and/or they decided to leave it there as it was harmless in that scenario. Only now, 37 years after it's release, it was fixed so it can now work on MSX.
That's the kind of thing that drives Meffie.
B-)

By Manuel

Ascended (17947)

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25-10-2020, 23:27

By gdx

Enlighted (4498)

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26-10-2020, 02:08

hbarcellos wrote:

Sometimes is not about going into a "conversion" frenzy. I assume most of other members of the community don't know most of the converted games.

As for me, you assume wrong. I had most games I converted in cartridge with the console at the time. When I decided to convert the coleco games I didn't know anything about the hardware of the Coleco. The conversions took several years. I take care to understand the programs as possible and I test them on different real configurations before releasing a game. I learned a lot from doing these conversions.
It's just that my goal is different from yours. I want to make them work like the originals with as little modification as possible, and I chose the simplest way to do that. After nothing prevents anyone from improving them (remove the Bios, add MSX2 features, etc).

hbarcellos wrote:

Popeye, had a common bug: It was writing on ROM (cart). That bug was probably never found during testing and/or they decided to leave it there as it was harmless in that scenario.

Found and also on another game. Konami do it also on MSX. This is an anti-copy protection.

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