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21st April, 2008 at 21:54:56 -

Hi everybody, I'm making an 8 bit style game that uses a NES gamepad as the only input. Its going to be an art project.

Like the title states, how do I make a interface that looks and works like the one in NES games where you use the directional pad to pick letters to create a name? and later use that name in a "gameover" frame.

im using mmf2 and im a newbie
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22nd April, 2008 at 01:23:27 -

one - how are you using a nes gamepad?

two - theres tons of ways. list of all characters. an array. hard code it event by event (not recommended).

three - you would use a global string and everytime you select a letter just add it to the string.

set global string to global string + >letter picked<

 
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22nd April, 2008 at 01:45:45 -

An old clicker called Biax made a system like this once, can't remember how he did it and he never made a tutorial for it.

Cecil- he's probably using a NES>USB adapter thingy.

 
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22nd April, 2008 at 03:26:16 -

Done~!

Heh, it's pretty messy though, sorry- but you can grab it here: http://flyingjesushat.googlepages.com/
Just ask me if you have any questions, okay?

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lol!

Thats awesome, Rev. Waffle!

 
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22nd April, 2008 at 08:26:53 -

Haha, I just hope that was what he was asking for.

I've never even played an NES game lol

 
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heathen!!

 
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22nd April, 2008 at 10:31:27 -

Although there isn't just the one way that console games let you input names i guess you want it so that pressing up or down (or left and right) moves through the characters, pressing one button places a character and the other button deletes the character.

 
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22nd April, 2008 at 12:45:39 -


Originally Posted by Mr. Waffle
Haha, I just hope that was what he was asking for.

I've never even played an NES game lol


SNES, Playstation, Mega Drive... Heck, even the most modern consoles (with a regular controller) still use this kind of input system.

 
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22nd April, 2008 at 16:34:15 -

I didnt know there was a NES-USB adapter......why would somone make one?

 
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22nd April, 2008 at 19:50:07 -

Thanks alot Mr. Waffle! i really apreciate it! its just what I need. I'll try to decipher how it works, it looks complicated.
I'm just using a nes controller with the retro usb kit from http://www.retrousb.com/index.php?categoryID=81
I play nes roms in my pc so the nes controller makes it more authentic i guess.



 
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23rd April, 2008 at 03:04:44 -

Because they CAN Antworx!

I'm chuffed just using a Wii controller with my PC so I don't want one of them NES adapters. Still think they're pretty ace especially considering most older Click games only had a D-pad and 2 buttons.

Reet now though I want an N64 controller adapter for Wii. CC and Cube controller don't cut it!

 
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