Maze Minders – Bitsy to ZZT

This post documents some work done to convert a Bitsy game to ZZT. Bitsy is a game engine designed for making small browser-based games. Graphics are based on 16×16 rooms made of 8×8 tiles. It…

Windows 10 Notes

Note: I’ve trimmed down this post for a couple of reasons: I’ve migrated to Fedora as my main OS. Microsoft seems to change and move options around between major updates of Windows 10, so anything…

Roguelikes

Rogue V5, as played on rlgallery.org. Following are some scattered thoughts about the Roguelike genre, and a to-play list for myself as I explore the catalog.   Roguelikes are basically games that are like the 1980…

SNES Slap Bass

Don’t ask me why I did this, but some time ago I found the BRR sample for that silly slap bass instrument used in early SNES games (you know, the bwoo bwoo bwoo one), and did a pattern search…

MIDI Masquerade

In 2015, someone posted a very large collection of MIDI files to Reddit, numbering at around 130,000 files total. I just downloaded and extracted it and I have now become this man. Many of these files are…

PDCurses

Curses is a venerable API for interacting with computer terminals on a per-cell basis. What follows are some quick and unfinished notes about using the PDCurses implementation with C terminal programs in Windows 10 while I dabble with…