Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Yes, I put together a Crash Bandicoot vehicle. The sprites are pulled from Crash Bandicoot: Nitro Kart a generally awful Mario Kart clone for the GBA. If you thought this was a surprise wait till Friday.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Bowser involved a lot of ‘shopping up before he would look good on the Nuvi. The original sprite was so faded and ill-colored that it need significant alterations. But hey, that’s what I do.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I love me some Yoshi, but there are people who LOVE THEM SOME YOSHI. Those people scare me. I mean, I loves Yoshi’s Island as much of the next guy. It’s a good game. Top 10 platformer of all time. No question. What I’m afraid of are the people who fantasize about living wish Yoshi on his aforementioned island.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The Invincible Chris Sims put out a call for submissions to the Hot Chicks with Modok photo gallery. I, along with the rest of the modern world, was disqualified for being photoshopped. That means that you, YOU, loyal readers get to enjoy Modok getting his mack on here on this very blog.
I love my second attempt. Modok is SHOCKED.
Well that post was less of a weird downer than the Girls Gone Wild one from yesterday.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
That's the scene in North Vernon from a couple weeks ago. I had heard (from my mom) that the Girls Gone Wild bus was parked in front of a local bar in my home town, but I didn't have a picture of it until now. I honestly can't believe it. What are they doing there?
Not to disparage the good people of North Vernon as being unattractive. My own cousin Alli Biehle is Miss Indiana, USA so there are certainly beautiful people in the area. I'm just thinking that upon arrival Joe Francis must have been disappointed.
I know some people think of Girls Gone Wild as not being porn, because it has TV ads. In fact it's much worse. Real porn has actresses who chose to be part of it for their own reasons. For the way it takes advantage of women, Girls Gone Wild is much worse. Don't believe me? Check out the controversies section of Joe Francis' Wikipedia page. That guy is a real scumbag.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Fun fact about Wario and me. I love to play as him in Smash Bros. This gets me in trouble because I do my (dead on) Wario laugh as I run wild on my enemies. This is too much for them to bear so I’ve been relegated to more mute characters since.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Toad is one of my favorites while playing Mario Kart. I’m prone to accidents so I love anyone with quick acceleration. When I play as somebody like Bowser I’m not even in contention.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Princess gave me an awful lot of trouble. It turns out her sprite is just ugly.It’s tough to accept that, bit it’s true. Thankfully the only really bad angles are the front facing ones which you almost never see.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I did tweak these sprites a bit. The original’s colors are all washed out to look brighter on the original GBA’s unlit screen. I made them more vivid and smoothed some colors and gradients where it wouldn’t make the whole thing look blurry. I just can’t stand a blurry sprite.
I told you I had a solution. I’ve been liberally cribbing sprites from The Shyguy Kingdom. Specifically their Mario Kart Super Circuit page.
Using this sprite sheet I put together a 3d view of Mario on his go-kart and converted it to the SRF format needed for use on Garmin Nuvi’s. Not only that, but I’ve done it for every driver in Mario Kart Super Circuit for the GBA.
This week and next I’ll be posting some custom vehicles for Garmin Nuvi devices. It used to be that if you wanted to customize your GPS you had to download from the Garmin Garage. The Garage is cool but it’s only got what Garmin wants to give you. That means you get a lot of generic cars, when what you really want is the oddly specific.
Thankfully TechMods.net reverse-engineered the vehicle file format and created a decompiler and recompiler. That is to say, we can now make our own vehicles. To the uninitiated you may think that the car on your GPS is a 3d model, not so. It is actually a series of pictures of a 3d model. That means the cool guys at VehiclesForGarminNuvi.com can give use things like X-Wings, the Blues Mobile, Ecto-1, and sooooo much more. Too bad I’m no good at 3d modeling.
I’ve found an interesting solution to that problem. You’ll see it coming up soon.
You know its a party when there are two t’s.
I’m so glad I can spell now. besides ‘nigt’ and ‘bithday’, I completely ignored the phoentics of Daniele’s name. Bah, phonetics, who needs ‘em?
At that time, those five girls were my best friends. I still keep in fairly regular contact with Beth, despite all of our moving.
I like how there is no explanation of my ‘partty’ though. Probably pizza and cake.. but with extra awesome. I wouldn’t have put that extra ‘t’ in there for nothing….
Monday, May 10, 2010
I liked your Journal. Each day is something different. Did you know, Elizabeth and I went to weddings too? Thanks for keeping the letters neat.
Mrs. Mayo was the strangest teacher I think I ever had in grade school. She had the same thing for lunch every day (tuna salad and crackers), a lisp, and she wore a microphone. This was because she was insanely soft spoken. This mic transmitted through the speakers scattered throughout the room. She would turn it off when she took people in the hall to yell at them, but some times she forgot. No matter what, as soon as she was out the door, my classmates and I would crowd around the strategically placed speakers to hear other kids get into trouble or other ‘juicy’ information. Cause we totally cared as 2nd graders that one teacher told another that they paid off their mortgage… overall though, old Mrs. Mayo was a good teacher, despite her strange tendencies.
I totally appreciate the fact she signed it “love”. That’s dedication.