No worries man. Talk about anything you want to here. Just keep it emu related. I have way too much politics and other crap in real life, and would hate to be the one who hosted any of that BS.
I must be blind or something guys. I'm sure that I'd see the tearing now if I looked at it, but when you've gone through literally more than 6,000 to 8,000 games, documented the findings, made or compiled the art and all the extras, I guess I just haven't really taken the time to "smell the roses". I honestly can't remember the last time I actually sat down to play a game. This takes up almost all of my free time, and after a while I guess you just kinda get in a zombified state while testing. (Sometimes I've done it nearly 18 hours straight, when I get on a roll, with little break in between) For the most part, as long as it loads and is playable I don't really give it a second thought. I try to document any problems I see, but I'm sure some just fall through the cracks. If it's in my lists, it means that I played for a few minutes, navigated through the menus to actual gameplay and that it is at least playable and doesn't freeze your Box, go to a blank screen, or just kick you back into the romlist.
Then again, I've never been Mr Observant. To tell you the truth XT, I never had a single problem with the NES pallet choice before you mentioned it and worked with madmab in his beginning XPORT efforts. Now I can tell a world of difference and when I saw how much nicer Faxanadu (my favorite NES game) looked, I quickly learned to value your judgement on those matters. We all got our nitche around here, and though it hasn't been given a priority in the recent emulation improvements, gameplay is really what it should be all about, right?
I guess I just have come to terms with the fact that if most things haven't been fixed by now, they probably won't be, or at least it's certain that they will never be on my schedule. That's not that they cannot be, but that many don't take the time to do what you're doing. Most people (me included) just get pissed off that some of our favorite games don't work perfect, or at all..... like Time Lord.
I'm glad you're noticing things like that, and if you truly have fixes in mind it makes it all worth it.
Here's me looking forward to playing a perfect version of Soldiers of Fortune with my bro for the first time in a decade with a non-tearing experience.
Rewritable DVD's.... HAHAHAHAHAHA.....Gay... (Me doing my best Cartman impersonation on a thread
Sorry... been on a South Park kick recently....
You gotta do it like me man. My processor, motherboard, memory, soundcard and graphics card are older than the Personal Computer, but I've got about 2.5 TB of harddrive space to play with. (I spent the weekend organizing things and backing up some stuff I don't use and I went from having 20GB free space to 75GB free space WOO HOO!)
For shits and giggles, I should do a file count on all my hard drives and tell you what I find. I'd estimate that just my Xtras work and their backups, and the backups of the versions I've provided for download come to a grand total of somewhere over 50,000 files.
That's just the stuff I've painstakenly organized and named by hand. (Which I happily share with all of you and hope you share with others so NOBODY EVER HAS TO DO ANY OF THIS AGAIN!!!!!!) And I'd bet there's twice as much stuff that's haphazardly thrown about on my 4 hard drives that still needs sorting through.
Might I suggest that there is so much to do that we focus on what hasn't been done yet, and then go back and finalize the videos, especially for the large rombase systems? I know you say making videos doesn't take time away from what you're much better suited to do, but as you know the 2600 has TONS of videos that are already made and you could find yourself spending countless hours redoing work that has already been done, albeit beneath your standards. It's all up to you man, and I'm not trying to push you into or out of anything....
If we do a complete set now, I'll release it, and then down the road I will release new videosets for the 2600 that can just be copied over the old files easily since they're the same name. Just a thought.