Hiatus is still in effect and will be for quite some time, but here's something to keep you entertained in the mean time:
Video footage of a 5 year old unorthodox rhythm game/rpg hybrid I developed but never finished & released.
Me playing & talking about the game and the motivations behind it:
Annotated direct feed footage:
I've uploaded the full sourcecode of Super Road Blaster to github.
This is version 1.2, which features a couple of bugfixes here and there as well as new features.
Super Road Blaster v1.2 for Super Nintendo (453Mb download)
Full changelog below:
In about two weeks, I'll be embarking on a super-awesome quest that will probably keep me busy for at least the next nine months. That means if you have any question you want to ask me, any cartridge that needs to be dumped or any game that needs to be cracked, better contact me right now. You might still get an answer from me after these two weeks, but if you don't, you now know why. ;) There will be another Super Road Blaster release soon, probably including sourcecode. Cheers!
Here's something else for a change:
A dump of a korean pirate multi-cart featuring 20 games, mostly NES/Famicom conversions.
I don't know much korean, but I guess the title means something like 'Super 20 Collection'.
They went out of their way to add new sound effects and music to the games (including a very cheesy Super Mario Bros theme remix).
Game doesn't work on emulators yet because there's a custom bankswitching mechanism involved.
Thanks to Svambo for letting me borrow his cartridge!
I've gotten quite a lot of valuable feedback after releasing version 1.0 and have been working hard on fixing any remaining issues.
Time to give you the definitive version, the biggest game on the system by far and the Sega Mega CD killer:
Super Road Blaster v1.1 for Super Nintendo! (453Mb download)
Mirror on superfamicom.org
Ok, maybe I'm 20 years late, but who's perfect, right? ;)
I'm releasing version 1.0 of Road Blaster for SNES today, which has aptly been renamed to Super Road Blaster. Not all planned features and requests (persistent highscore saving, 256color intro video etc.) have been implemented, but I hope you enjoy it anyway:
Click here to download (453Mb download)
Mirror on superfamicom.org thanks to Matthew Callis.
Download includes game manual.
[Update] Archive has been updated to ROM version 1.1.
Just a quick update for those waiting for the finished release of Road Blaster:
Progress has been slow, but steady. I've fixed a couple of memory leaks, polished up most of the graphics, added some bells & whistles here and there and most importantly corrected a couple of serious bugs in my video graphics converter tool.
On top of that, I'm also preprocessing the video with a filter in order to compress better, which is the key to NTSC video support.
Can't give you an ETA yet, and I suspect that I'll be busy working on that game for quite some time still, but I'll keep you posted.