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Re: 3 years since last update [Re: Trebor] #70429 06/05/11 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted By Trebor


While it may come off as bias, I believe the bigger interest should lie with fixing core emulation issues like those mentioned above, before all the different 'unofficial' attempts to try new video/audio/controller tweaking. Just my two cents...probably worth less in most places, and certainly people can spend their time doing whatever...lol.


Still, the sound should be considered a high priority issue and it should be fixed as soon as possible. The sound desyncs and crackling have been a rather nasty problem on all PCs I've tested that met or have exceeded the requirements. This has been a big issue since 1.37 with the prior releases not having this problem. I think it deserves looking into before anything else, but I do agree with your view on video and controller tweaks mostly from the fact that it's not necessary to mess with something that's not even broken.

Also, you commented on posting Marty's information as being rude and selfish. While I can understand and sort-of want to agree, you have to admit that it wasn't too polite of him to drop-off the face of the earth without saying a word, either. I think a small explanation is in order. Aside from this, I do appreciate his work and I have the utmost respect for him, and I hope he returns to the emulation development scene one day.



Originally Posted By denzilla
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There's are a few things I can think of that need to be fixed respecting Nestopia core emulation issues:

2. Ninja Gaiden - During the intro animation-story graphic color glitch of the moon in the lower left portion. Also reported...


I think I reported that issue a good while ago and soomeone replied that wasn't a bug.

As for the future of Nestopia, I was hoping R.Belmont would take the project under his wing in Marty's absence.


It is indeed an emulation bug. I used to own the cart along with a real NES. This bug never happened on the real thing.

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Re: 3 years since last update [Re: Samurai Fox] #70434 06/05/11 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted By Samurai Fox
...you have to admit that it wasn't too polite of him to drop-off the face of the earth without saying a word, either. I think a small explanation is in order.


Sorry, but I disagree. Is he a relative of yours or a close personal friend? This is the internet, and we're taking about emulation. Not life and death matters. He doesn't owe an explanation or have to tell anyone if and when he comes and goes. With all due respect, Samurai Fox, this kind of attitude cracks me up and unfortunately is quite common in this hobby. Emulation authors are not impolite or owe anyone a word if they choose never to be involved in the hobby again. If you had a working or personal relationship with him, and he just disappeared, I maybe understand your point.

How much did Nestopia cost again? What guarantee and support was promised? Trying to hunt someone down or nag them about a project where it is more than clear they chose not to participate in for the time being, which was provided for free, baffles the mind. The sense of entitlement and rights individuals perceive, especially in a virtual world, never ceases to amaze me.

Yes, it would be fantastic if Marty returned to Nestopia and even other or additional projects; but, willingly on his own terms without people hunting him down fooling themselves with the belief they're owed an explanation (small or otherwise).

When and if he comes back, if he provides a reason for his departure - great...If not, that's great too. Either way, it is not a reflection of whether he is being polite or owing us anything. Nonetheless, nagging and hunting him down is rude and impolite in view of the circumstances and facts of the matter. He is an emulation author who gave freely into a project which he shared with the world with no guarantees, promises, or obligations. We're owed nothing.

Anyhow, respecting the sound issue for some, it would be wonderful if it worked perfectly for all, but still believe core emulation issues will always trump sound/video/controller layers for any emulator...But again, that's just my opinion for emulation priorities; to each their own. wink

Re: 3 years since last update [Re: denzilla] #70440 06/05/11 02:18 PM
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You're right. I don't even know what I was thinking when I've said all that. I'm sorry for any offenses I've made.

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Re: 3 years since last update [Re: denzilla] #70547 06/07/11 08:22 PM
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Re: 3 years since last update [Re: denzilla] #70726 06/14/11 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted By denzilla
As for the future of Nestopia, I was hoping R.Belmont would take the project under his wing in Marty's absence.


I realized I forgot to reply to this when it was posted. I just don't have the bandwidth, although I still plan an improved Linux version of NST at some point (native PulseAudio support, better input mapping, and maybe automatic cheat downloads).

Re: 3 years since last update [Re: R. Belmont] #70883 06/17/11 06:23 PM
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As for the future of Nestopia, I was hoping R.Belmont would take the project under his wing in Marty's absence.


I realized I forgot to reply to this when it was posted. I just don't have the bandwidth, although I still plan an improved Linux version of NST at some point (native PulseAudio support, better input mapping, and maybe automatic cheat downloads).


I hope a Windows build is in the works as well! laugh

Re: 3 years since last update [Re: denzilla] #71187 06/26/11 07:10 PM
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Trebor, why is fixing the sound a low-priority issue? I'm not exaggerating when I say it's bad enough to not really bother with versions 1.37 (and later) when it decides to start desycing. Are you saying that it should be left alone entirely, or do you at least agree that it should be fixed at some point in the future?

Again, it's why I haven't moved on from 1.36. I really want to use the more recent versions, but I can't see myself doing it until it's finally fixed.

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