eight-bit. eight very violent bits.

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October 30, 2004

Geekness of the Moment
Making the geek rounds, This guy is making Grand Theftendo, a fairly accurate port of Grand Theft Auto 3 for the 1980s Nintendo NES Console...what's most amazing is how much of his own toolset he's made to help him out. The NES homebrew community I think is generally less mature than the one for the Atari 2600, so there was more work to be done. (Heh, though come to think of it, I did sort of chip in with some programming resources, some Javascript-based graphics editors and a Tutorial.) On the other other hand, he's making his own hardware to test things out on a real system...

His main site points to some other interesting projects, like his obsession with the Game King, this one more-primitive-than-an-original-Gameboy system...he reversed engineered it, plus there are reviews of the available games. Also, fans of the old Sierra Adventures should see his GBA work in that area.

Quote of the Moment
"Everything you know is wrong. But some of it is a useful first approximation."
--Eric S. Raymond