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Still working on a translation upgrade to support languages with a few more characters (日本語?) than the initial release of Lizard could accommodate. The code patches aren't /too/ extensive, but it's kinda weird doing a translation ROM-hack for my own game like this. ;)

Some NES 3D surface tile rendering I was working on a while ago.

With both Nintendo and Sony abandoning the "virtual console" model of ownership, I'm appreciating more and more Sega's Genesis Classics on Steam and other platforms. It may not be the greatest emulator, but it works.

store.steampowered.com/sub/102

I guess with the announcement of the PlayStation Classic I should give up any hope that "PS one Classics" will ever come to PS4. 😕

...and bizarrely, despite having no way to load an image under "multimedia services", elsewhere it includes a massive Tk GUI library which does have this feature hiding in its branches; a collateral feature.

It's this weird juxtaposition of overflowing and sparing.

Python's built in "Multimedia Services" libraries are such a sparse and odd assortment.

Here's the whole intro for Gemfire.
I like this concept, and the wizard crew.

Gemfire () has a neat opening. A princess steals the crown, and frees the six magicians imprisoned in its gems...

"Hey Jayden, check this out. See those old folks over there? Go up and yell 'Dental plan!' at them. I bet you $50 one of them will say back "Lisa needs braces.'"

"That doesn't make any sense. This is going to be the easiest $50. You're on, Aiden."

You might think that habitually saying "bless you" after somebody sneezes is an outdated ritual, but consider 30 years from now when you'll still be looking for every opportunity to say "nice" whenever someone happens to put the number 6 next to a 9.

I was happy with this joke, but it really can't step to what they put on Side B of Karateka.
youtube.com/watch?v=LVqSHLjiJC

Ooops, I forgot that when you use the Famicom to NES converter the cartridge goes in backwards. 🤔

The resulting attributes for that screen look a little bit disorganized, but you'll only see that if you're looking at it in a debugger, and it makes a tidy patch. ;)

Have been working on a translation system upgrade for Lizard. Currently trying to decipher my own data formats and orchestrate IPS patching. 🦎🔨

I hope there's no dirty Japanese words hiding in that jibberish that resulted from replacing the English character set. 😜

Results: inconclusive. I don't think anything new was learned. The 5B chip is still a black box. The external tests I was already doing were probably better information.

Also my Gimmick! cart shell now has one less tab to hold itself shut. 😭

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