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Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - smccd - Mar 16, 2012 08:24 PM

Hello,

Over the past year, I have been gathering dev kits for classic consoles from around the net, fixing them up to get them in a working state, and then wrote small game samples for each. The samples will compile out of the box.
You can find them at

http://sebastianmihai.com/ccd

I am currently up to 14 different systems.

Enjoy!


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - Skorche - Mar 16, 2012 09:14 PM

Wow. That's actually really impressive. I've always wanted to try developing some toy programs for older consoles, but I'll probably never have the time. Sad


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - ThemsAllTook - Mar 17, 2012 09:39 AM

Awesome, I've been looking for info about this stuff. Thanks for the link!


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - SethWillits - Mar 17, 2012 10:58 AM

That's pretty cool.

A few years ago I thought it would be fun to try writing an emulator and a game for NES — just for myself. Then I realized how painfully slow writing the game would be. The emulator actually still woulda been kind fun. Looking at the code for Arkanoid in snesc... yeeeeah, I don't want to spend time writing that. Wink


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - sealfin - Mar 18, 2012 07:23 PM

Bookmarked Love I've always been interested in retro-programming (I stumbled upon a copy of a 680x0 assembler I've never had the time to try whilst clearing out a few days ago...) so I'll definitely be checking out the site when I've the time Wink


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - smccd - Mar 31, 2012 10:38 AM

Thanks for your kind words!

I have just added a new homebrew game on Neo Geo Pocket Color (NGPC). The game is called NGCollector, and it simulates the life of a Neo Geo collector! Smile

Read more about it at http://sebastianmihai.com/main.php?t=63


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - smccd - Jun 5, 2012 06:47 PM

Two of my homebrew games are now on cartridges!
[Image: neothunder_neo_geo_aes_cartridge1.jpg]

[Image: snappy_atari_2600_cartridge1.jpg]

More at http://sebastianmihai.com/main.php?t=64


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - AnotherJake - Jun 5, 2012 10:45 PM

Wow! Definitely very cool!


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - sealfin - Jun 6, 2012 04:04 PM

How were the cartridges produced? By yourself, or by a company?


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - smccd - Jun 28, 2012 05:09 AM

(Jun 6, 2012 04:04 PM)sealfin Wrote:  How were the cartridges produced? By yourself, or by a company?

The ROMs were burned to EEPROMs by someone else. I created all graphics for the inserts/labels, and printed most of them.
By the way, if anyone knows of someone, or some website that can create cartridges for other systems (NES, SNES, Sega, etc.), give me a shout.


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - sealfin - Jun 28, 2012 05:40 AM

(Jun 28, 2012 05:09 AM)smccd Wrote:  By the way, if anyone knows of someone, or some website that can create cartridges for other systems (NES, SNES, Sega, etc.), give me a shout.

These guys? I bookmarked them ages ago but I haven't had reason to contact them yet Annoyed


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - JustinFic - Jun 28, 2012 04:19 PM

Don't really have much constructive to add, just wanted to chime in to say that this is amazing and I love you.


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - smccd - Jul 4, 2012 04:34 AM

(Jun 28, 2012 05:40 AM)sealfin Wrote:  
(Jun 28, 2012 05:09 AM)smccd Wrote:  By the way, if anyone knows of someone, or some website that can create cartridges for other systems (NES, SNES, Sega, etc.), give me a shout.

These guys? I bookmarked them ages ago but I haven't had reason to contact them yet Annoyed

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately I couldn't find anywhere on their website that they would do custom homebrew games, and I don't seem to be getting an email reply either...


RE: Classic console development kits, samples (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo, etc.) - smccd - Feb 22, 2014 08:55 AM

Hey guys,

While I normally develop for older consoles, this time I came up with a trading game on Windows (using XNA). The game is called Gold of the Kingdoms, and in it, the player attempts to make a profit and ultimately gain influence over all kingdoms of the realm. Random events can occur, and the caravan can be upgraded.

You can find it here:
http://sebastianmihai.com/main.php?t=94&n=Gold-of-the-Kingdoms-an-XNA-C-homebrew-game

Also, here's a screenshot:
[Image: goldofthekingdoms1.jpg]


New Nintendo DS homebrew - Geoincursion! - smccd - Oct 23, 2014 05:51 PM

Hello everyone!

I have just finished another homebrew game, this time on Nintendo DS! It's called Geoincursion, and it's an old-school arcade style beat'em up with a secondary resource system (energy), and features original music, sounds, and digitized actor graphics!

Check it out at: http://sebastianmihai.com/main.php?t=102&n=Nintendo-DS-development-Geoincursion

[Image: geoincursion_4.png]

If you're interested, you can also check out my Classic Console Development page, which has links to my projects on other consoles. It can be found at: http://sebastianmihai.com/ccd/