Unchained Nostalgia

Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#120603)
My first demo based on the menu from a Unchained Melody multicart.

What's changed?
  • All unused code was removed
  • Changed control logic, improved responsiveness
  • Added clouds and stars
  • Fixed some graphical glitches
  • Added fading effect
  • Improved compression for name tables (improved RLE, 22% better, without performance regressions)

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Download: http://veg.by/files/nes/unchained_nostalgia.zip (20KiB). I hope you will like it.
Video on the YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9HYL21d8gQ
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#120611)
Wow, that's pretty! What is this exactly? A menu?
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#120617)
It's the extracted background and music from the main menu from a bunch of pirate multicarts that all seemed to rip off each other. Whoever made the original one put a lot of effort into it.
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#120627)
I wonder what kind of music would go well with xkcd Time, and I wonder how much Randall Munroe would charge. Or I wonder what it would take to make a timeline-based editor for NES sprite and background animations that play alongside a menu.
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#120998)
Pretty, but could you possibly get rid of "blinking" where whole screen get black fro about one frame?
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#121022)
darkhog wrote:
Pretty, but could you possibly get rid of "blinking" where whole screen get black fro about one frame?

There is no "blinking". It's fast fade-out and fade-in effect for background (about 9-10 frames).
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#131149)
I've updated archive. Now it contains also Unchained Melody NSF that plays like on a Famiclone (for what this multicart was intended). Its size is just 4 kilobytes.
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#141160)
Unchained Nostalgia v1.2!

Today is a Valentine's day, a good sign to release a new version of this demo.

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  • Automatic switching of scenes in time with the music (every 4 kicks)
  • To enable this mode press Start, to disable it press any other key (enabled by default)
  • If you hold down one of arrow keys, scenes will be changed in time with the music (on every kick) in chosen direction
  • Improved palette in the scenes 4, 5, 6, and 7
  • Added 2 new scenes, improved starry sky in the night scenes
  • The music doesn't slow down when switching of scenes
  • A couple of secret features =)

Download: http://veg.by/files/nes/unchained-nostalgia.zip

Comparison (HIK300, v1.0, v1.2)

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Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#173884)
Unchained Nostalgia v1.3!

A new version of this demo with some cool new features can be downloaded here: http://veg.by/en/projects/unchained/
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#173886)
Thank you for this demo, VEG :beer: :beer:
I'm intrigued by this:
Quote:
* The secret mode of the Universe control (but don’t tell about it to your psychiatrist).
* The super secret mode of proud birdie with special effects from the legendary Michael Bay.
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#180724)
Unchained Nostalgia v1.3.1 [2016/10/14]

Corrected v1.3.0 regression causing floating tempo of the music on accurate emulators and real hardware.

Project page: http://veg.by/en/projects/unchained/
Download: http://veg.by/files/nes/unchained_nostalgia.zip
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#185488)
Some easter eggs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx-_depimq4
Re: Unchained Nostalgia
by on (#189017)
The source code was published here:
https://bitbucket.org/veg/unchained/src/
https://bitbucket.org/veg/unchained/commits/