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COURAGE by Chris Covell [web]
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added on the 2013-04-06 07:21:27 by ccovell ccovell

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Haven't been able to look at it yet, but a diskmag for PC Engine in 2013 - that's incredibly cool. :-)
added on the 2013-04-06 09:59:57 by Radiant Radiant
Anything new for the PCE is welcome. Great job, and a diskmag, no less! Two thumbs and two toes up.
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 14:19:13 by Morden Morden
Amazingly obscure!
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 20:51:49 by spotUP spotUP
Nice Terra Cresta cover and intro graphics.
I'll have to try this on my TG16 later as I've only ran it emulated so far.
rulez added on the 2013-04-06 21:14:20 by mic mic
for teh idea :) .. btw how to run it?
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 10:09:35 by Factor6 Factor6
Oh yeah. Ran it in an emulator... very sophisticated SID emulation!
added on the 2013-04-07 10:21:18 by Factor6 Factor6
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vof2Z8Vf3bk

The video doesn't really do it justice since the music playback is timed against a 60 Hz VBI, and I captured the video from a european (50 Hz) console, so it plays too slow in the video.
added on the 2013-04-07 14:22:37 by mic mic
Can be easily viewed using an emulator, although the one I used apparently skipped the leftmost part of the display (roughly corresponding to the first letter of each line).

Nice idea. I love diskmags, so I am happy to see a new one, and that alone is reason enough for a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 17:12:16 by Adok Adok
Coloooors! And platform.
rulez added on the 2013-04-08 16:14:45 by Optimus Optimus
Wooo, nice idea, cool intro, and your bitplane rasters look gorgeous ! \0/
added on the 2013-04-08 17:52:26 by nop nop
How to run it: 1) in an emulator, 2) with a PCE flashcard, 3) Burn the included CUE/ISO onto a CD and use a PCE-CD-ROM unit.

Screen dimensions can be fully adjusted, as the first article in the demo explains, to cater to dumb emus and TVs. ;-)

Mic: Hard to believe you used a European TG-16, as those things are rare! :-D Anyway, to run the music at normal speed on a PAL system, hack address 0x5AA3 in the ROM from $03 to $00.

Thanks for the comments!
added on the 2013-04-09 06:13:15 by ccovell ccovell
@ccovell: I guess they were sold in much lower volume than the PC-E or CoreGrafx, but european TG16s are surprisingly easy to find these days. They're still sold online (boxed and unused, mind you) for ~$100.

I actually had a really hard time getting the ROM to run on my TG16. It would often crash either at startup (I could sometimes see the resolution switch and then it would hang) or later on while running. Dunno if that's related to my flash card or if it's something about this ROM.

Thanks for the speed hack tip, I was wondering about that but felt to lazy to trace it in a debugger.
added on the 2013-04-09 07:37:09 by mic mic
Mic: I hope the problems you were having aren't related to the Neo PCE. I think it's safe to assume that's what you're using.

For the longest time I wasn't able to use the Neo2 manager, because it didn't handle PCE files properly, hence the problems with sprites in SF II, random crashes, etc. I thought that was fixed, though, so I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope it's your 50Hz TG'a fault!
added on the 2013-04-09 09:39:16 by Morden Morden
platform thumb! and shiny coder's colors I love!
rulez added on the 2013-04-09 12:10:32 by rez rez
fab stuff <3
rulez added on the 2013-04-09 14:27:12 by ne7 ne7
elite.
rulez added on the 2013-04-12 12:54:08 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
fantastic!
rulez added on the 2013-04-13 06:20:48 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
Finally hooked up my TG16 to test this out on a real thing. Unfortunately, the composite cable for the booster is the only one I have, so the picture quality could be better, but luckily, TG16's composite signal is pretty good compared to some other platforms.

It's a good thing you can change both background and text colors. White on black gives the best results, while any combination of red and blue flickers like crazy.

My TV was able to display the whole picture, and I didn't play around with the text adjustment under an emulator, but I did some adjusting now, and this was the first time I saw all the stuff at the bottom of the screen [the little platformer thingy]. I've seen the "Push a button already" before. Nice. I like discovering these small additions.

I made a video as well, running at 60Hz. It was captured using a DVD recorder via composite. The picture is actually a lot clearer when I watch it from a file than it is on the TV screen. Less flicker. I've uploaded it to YouTube. Their conversion screwed things up a bit. The video is darker, and the text is barely readable, unless it's white / yellow on black, but the original VOB was 430+ megs, and the 480p YouTube video is almost exactly a tenth of that size. Here's the link if anyone wants to check it out:

. I've seen the "Push a button already" before. Nice. I like discovering these small additions.

I made a video as well, running at 60Hz. It was captured using a DVD recorder via composite. The picture is actually a lot clearer when I watch it from a file than it is on the TV screen. Less flicker. I've uploaded it to YouTube. Their conversion screwed things up a bit. The video is darker, and the text is barely readable, unless it's white / yellow on black, but the original VOB was 430+ megs, and the 480p YouTube video is almost exactly a tenth of that size. Here's the link if anyone wants to check it out:

[url=http://youtu.be/XZ2CLimzi98]Courage - 60Hz Video
added on the 2013-04-16 11:57:51 by Morden Morden
Very cool!!
rulez added on the 2013-05-08 18:40:40 by BackSpace BackSpace
Hey Chris glad to see you're still active. You were a real pioneer back in the day with the NES (and PCE) homebrew stuff.

Awesome release too!
rulez added on the 2013-05-08 18:46:27 by all i do is win all i do is win
Awesomeness!
rulez added on the 2013-12-12 13:21:19 by mr_spiv mr_spiv
I read it, I love it.
rulez added on the 2014-11-23 07:58:06 by TME TME

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