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Discussion in 'Works In Progress' started by vutruc80, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. vutruc80

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    Update 08/03/2016

    Finally the beta is ready:
    http://tructv.bitbucket.org/3dnes/
    It only runs on Firefox for now.
    Have fun!
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    Update 19/02/2016

    Hi all,
    The beta release candidate trailer with many new features : better shape segmentation algorithm, transparency, z layers etc ...



    Update 31/12/2015
    Big Improvement On Graphic With Lights And Shadows
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    Everyone says that Unity is not suitable for emulator stuff so in the beginning i take it as a personal challenge. In the process, i realize that Unity is fully named Unity3D for a reason so i change my mind and make a 3D Emulator.
     
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  2. GMM

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    I'm not completely sure what this is, is this some kind of system that utilizes a real NES emulator and converts the elements into 3D, or just a "remake" of SMB in Unity 3D?
     
  3. vutruc80

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    It's the Emulator that converts elements into 3D, it can also run other games, not only SMB
     
  4. GMM

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    That's very cool then, how do you figure out the depth of certain items?
     
  5. vutruc80

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    It's really a gambling problem :). I must guess it based on several heuristic rules.
     
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  6. CaoMengde777

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    wtf?? really??

    can it play rush'n'attack ? some reason i really like that game, romhacking site has an editor for it, i spent some time making really hard levels in it , never finished making it but games cool lol

    oh .. duh, what about Zelda?

    or Adventures of Lolo that game was pretty sweet
     
  7. vutruc80

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    I never play rush'n'attack, about Zelda, i have just tested it. It turns out that the background depth and z position is not correctly calculated. I'm currently working to fix this problem.
     
  8. Schneider21

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    Um, you've got to be some kind of genius... How in the hell does it know the pipes are round and hollow? And that the turtle shells, goombas, and bushes are rounded?

    I mean, it's absolutely unplayable but this is incredible.
     
  9. MD_Reptile

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    Fascinating. How in the world... I'm impressed. This seems so crazy to even take on. Anyway how in the crap did you figure a way to open ROMs and pull data from them? Was there an open source library based on NES or something you referred to while developing this? What are your plans with it? Is it just a fancy toy you've made to experiment with?
     
  10. vutruc80

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    I know so it knows! Just kidding :D To make life simple, i suppose that everything in the world is just rectangular or eclipse, vertical or horizontal, solid or empty. It's enough to make a decent 3D world. The prediction is still far from perfect, it is just at the very beginning step.

    I agree that first person view game play is unplayable for Mario but it maybe is playable for top down game play. I don't know, we have to test it first. Maybe it just play the role "icing in the cake" for the engine.

    For the third person view game play, it's absolutely playable i think.
     
  11. vutruc80

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    It all started with this post
    http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/nes-emulator-in-unity.263700/
    I downloaded and tried it. Even without sound, the speed is horribly slow even in PC. I searched the Unity Forums and everyone said that Unity is no good for emulation. So i tried to create a lighting fast emulator even for Unity and even for mobile. At the current state, the emulator clocks 400 fps on a three year old Core i CPU.
    The 3D stuff was inspired from this clip:



    His idea is technically very simple: add a fixed depth to the 2D output image and put the whole thing in front of a 3D camera. However the effect is already quite good for certain games. That inspired me to create a truly 3D GPU (PPU in terms of NES World) that can turn a 2D NES game into 3D game.

    Nes Emulation was already analyzed to death by the community. You can take a look at :
    http://wiki.nesdev.com/w/index.php/Nesdev_Wiki
    for the complete reference.
    I don't have a clear plan with it yet. For the moment i just want to try my best to know its/my max potentiality.
     
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  12. CaoMengde777

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    Awesome!!!

    yeah lol rushNattack not really that cool of a game lol just came to mind,
    lol i like that youre a dude with a knife and some the enemies have guns, feels more macho haha thats why i liked the game

    adventures of lolo is a real cool puzzle game though

    good luck on making this! its really cool
     
  13. vutruc80

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    Hello Everyone!
    Longtime no see :D.
    Lately i'm working to improve the vision and sound.
    Lighting and shadows are added.
    And now it's time for showcases.
    Next step, i will work on depth layers problem.





     
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    A question occurred to me - how do you create the models based on the graphics? Is it some dynamic mesh kinda deal, like spawning voxels and combining them like the sprite? Are they generated on the fly when you load a rom at runtime? Or is the rom and everything changed in editor and scenes then just contain precreated models as well as the rom?

    I guess I'm asking, do you load the rom from the end build or in the editor and what voodoo you do on them sprites?
     
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    The rom is load from the end build and the 3d mesh of any 2d sprite will be created in runtime.
     
  17. mathias234

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    Nice project! Plan to go open source?
     
  18. vutruc80

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    I don't have this plan in the near future.
     
  19. kurotatsu

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    May i see ninja gaiden 1,2, or 3, please if it isn't too much trouble.I would buy this in a heartbeat.
     
  20. mathias234

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    If I am not wrong, he isn't allowed to sell it.
     
  21. kurotatsu

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    I mean to say I would use it.;)
     
  22. vutruc80

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    Hi all,
    The beta release candidature trailer with many new features : better shape segmentation algorithm, transparency, z layers etc ...



    Test Pool contains :
    - DrMario
    - Legend of Ninja
    - Mega Man
    - Super Mario Brothers 3
    - Zelda Link
    - Contra
    - Castle Vania

    Please share your thought.
    The beta release will come soon
     
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  23. Player7

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    fantastic seeing the demos.. not sure I'd want to play a whole nes game in the 3d, but it makes for great viewing :D
     
  24. SAOTA

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    this is gonna be epic with a HMD.
     
  25. CaoMengde777

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    AWESOME! can hardly wait!
     
  26. Lesnikus

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    It may launch in standard 2D-mode? Or only 3D-mode?
     
  27. vutruc80

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    3D front facing is similar to 2D
     
  28. Kale

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    You sir, are some kind of genius.

    That's pretty amazing, I have no idea if it's really appealing when playing or not, seems cool for some games. But that project itself is just amazing.
     
  29. Lesnikus

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    3D reduces performance, and it does not need me. I've been looking for just the SNES-emulator in Unity3D.
     
  30. B-Mills

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    What a great idea. I am super impressed with the results and how natural it looks in 3d. How are you interpolating the 3d volumes so well? It seems so well done it's amazing to think their being automatically constructed.

    Awesome stuff man!
     
  31. vutruc80

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    - It may launch in 2D mode. In fact 2D rendering is pre-condition for 3D rendering.
    - It is a Nes Emulator, not SNES emulator
    - It's fast, can reach several hundreds framerate with a Mac Mini
     
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  32. vutruc80

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    Finally the beta is ready:
    http://tructv.bitbucket.org/3dnes/
    It only runs on Firefox for now.
    Have fun!
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    Could any mod move this thread to Made With Unity please?
    Thank you.
     
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    Cool!
    Seen on news sites too ;)

    Geekologie.com
    Engadget.com

    ^ links to articles
     
  34. vutruc80

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    Hello every one, long time no see :)
    I'm here to report my progress on PC Build :

    Tetris:


    Chip&Dale:


    Feel free to share your thought.
     
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  35. virror

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    Awesome! Seems like the sound still need some work though : )
     
  36. SAOTA

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    Coming along nicely. Let me know if I need to try this in a Oculus DK2. I can do some controller mapping and pass it along.
     
  37. StevenPicard

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    Looks awesome! I hope to try it out later.

    I'm with you on Rush 'n Attack. It's one of my favorite NES games and I am not 100% sure why. lol
     
  38. vutruc80

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    I will try to record a Rush'n Attack clip :)
     
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    3DNes is coming out with ingame realtime editing feature.
    Part 1:
     
  40. j03d4d

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    That's F***n sick . . .
     
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  41. MD_Reptile

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    Awesome man! That is seriously looking like a great editor you got going. What's the plan with release? You gonna sell this somehow?
     
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    Editor looks spiffy. So I take it you can download 3D configuration files other people make, and load 'em in?
     
  43. vutruc80

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    Yes, do you think there is any legal problem with this plan?
    Yes, it's just a 3d data file for a game, you and the 3dnes create it so backup and share as you want i think
     
  44. MD_Reptile

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    Well I'm no lawyer, and couldn't say for sure, but at the very least if you run into legal roadblocks, put a way to donate to you or something for anybody who uses it. You've obviously been cracking away at this a good bit and should be rewarded somehow for it!
     
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    Super Mario Bros 3 Version 1.1.0
     
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    Great work man, totally worth having for anyone into emulation and/or owner of an HMD. Any chances this gets done with other consoles like gameboy or sega genesis?
     
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    Steam Early Access Release Trailer

     
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