Finishing the Trilogy


nathanielbabiak 2022-07-14 04:18 (Edited)

So I have a draft-copy of a three-volume tutorial that prioritizes the items I discovered here.

Volume 3 is a problem for me, as I don't enjoy this type of programming, but I'm happy to port. I was just going to port 1985's Super Mario Bros (I'm nearly done already), but a Nintendo property can't be in a tutorial. I want the tutorial to be long-term, and Nintendo's protection of their intellectual property is too great a risk against long-term publication.

So... I'm taking game recommendations, you post, I'll port. The criteria is

If you post a game, you might also want to grab a ROM dump of the original version and check the file size. I can port around 32 kB of uncompressed ROM (make sure you're not looking at the compressed file size). If the ROM you pick is larger than that, it's probably map or sprite data, so I'll only be able to fit a fraction of the game (which works just fine).

nathanielbabiak 2022-07-14 04:21 (Edited)

And until I get started on this, I'll be working on a display system for the track and landscape of 1985's Revs. Not sure if it'll be successful, there's a 50-50 chance.

nathanielbabiak 2022-07-14 04:32

Also, I like the format of Timo's tutorials (screen share and voiceover). What software do y'all use to do the screen capture? Any recommendation for video editing software? I tried Sony Vegas Pro 6 back in 2005 for around a week, hated it, and I don't have any experience in video editing.

What's current and super easy?

Timo 2022-07-14 09:24

I think I just used QuickTime Player on Mac to record it and did some editing with Final Cut Pro (which I got for other projects anyway).

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-19 11:19 (Edited)

Oh, your tutorial is a video, now I get it
I use OBS to record, and Davinci Resolve to edit

OBS is an open source recording software that is really powerful in both recording and streaming, I've set mine up so that I can record my voice and my PC sounds in separate audio tracks (so that I can mix them later) in an MKV file (corruption proof)

one thing to note: it you have a laptop with two graphics cards (with integrated graphics) go to settings and make sure that OBS uses integrated graphics otherwise your recorded screen will be black

Davinci Resolve is a free Cinema-grade editing software. It is big, but really powerful. It has many editing tools, color grading, nodes, sound editing, and many rendering options. If your device can handle it, I really recommend you use it.
An average PC should be fine, but 16GB RAM is really recommended, with 8GB RAM it may crash every now and then

For a lighter video editor you could use Olive, Kdenlive, or Shotcut. It's also worth searching something like "video editing software 2022" on YouTube

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-19 11:35 (Edited)

Video editing isn't that hard, as a beginner you could ignore all the fancy buttons and features and just look for these commands (and their (keyboard) shortcuts) (some are really obvious):

the main point is to take out or speed up all the boring parts like waiting, or thinking what to say, or things that don't contribute to the video.
leaving some imperfections in could add personality to the video

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-19 11:44 (Edited)

For music you could go to the YouTube audio library in your YouTube Studio

SP4CEBAR 2022-07-23 09:30

Also, Installing Davinci Resolve may be tricky, the installer takes more than a gigabyte! I remember that I at first had some difficulties getting it installed

G-9 2022-07-23 16:50

take vegas 18

G-9 2022-07-23 16:52

oh well if you hate it nvm then 💀💀
So yeah obs for recording
you can try to use VN video editor if you're on mac (its free ( it WAS its not anymore >:( )) (there is no windows version anyways)

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