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Family Computer => Famicom / Disk System => Topic started by: pxlbluejay on September 08, 2019, 06:41:38 PM



Title: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: pxlbluejay on September 08, 2019, 06:41:38 PM
When I saw my friend playing Minecraft, I realized that the graphics of the game is so blocky that it might be able to transfer it to a retro console, preferably the FC/NES. Could a reduced version of minecraft be ported into a FC/NES?


Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on September 08, 2019, 07:55:34 PM
Maybe if it were isometric? https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/aj0cwh/all_minecrat_114_blocks_almost_in_isometric_view/

But how would you depict being underground? ???


Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: UglyJoe on September 08, 2019, 09:12:07 PM
It's written in Java, isn't it?  Just make a JVM for the NES/FC ;D


Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: Ghegs on September 09, 2019, 07:19:32 AM
Really depends on far you're willing to de-make the game while still calling it a port.

The concept of creating/removing blocks is already present in many FC games (both Solomon's Keys, Hi No Tori), as well as digging underground (Dig Dug), combine those, add in crafting and you basically (and I'm using the term loosely here) have 2D Minecraft.


Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: pxlbluejay on September 09, 2019, 10:54:51 PM
So very very very very loosely, it is possible?
Here's a bigger challenge: can it be written in Family Basic?


Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: 80sFREAK on September 10, 2019, 04:47:53 AM
Here's a bigger challenge: can it be written in Family Basic?
NO.

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Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: P on September 10, 2019, 12:38:20 PM
I think it's possible. It's not going to be very large if done in Family BASIC though. Since graphics are restricted to the CHR-ROM Family BASIC comes with, you probably can't make it isometric. Something like what Ghegs suggest should be doable.


Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: famiac on September 11, 2019, 08:36:14 PM
So very very very very loosely, it is possible?
Here's a bigger challenge: can it be written in Family Basic?

Start learning some computer architecture boiii. If you want things to happen you gotta learn to start doing them yourself.

Itís nice that youíre thinking of the big picture and finding a way to simplify the problem. First, though, try to understand the machine youíre dealing with.

Why arenít there many 3D games on the NES? What are its limitations?
Ask yourself similar questions and try to answer them


Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: 80sFREAK on September 13, 2019, 07:22:05 AM
I think it's possible. It's not going to be very large if done in Family BASIC though. Since graphics are restricted to the CHR-ROM Family BASIC comes with, you probably can't make it isometric. Something like what Ghegs suggest should be doable.
Text version  ???


Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: boye on December 11, 2019, 10:21:11 AM
If you're talking about stock Famicom hardware, it would be impossible. It might be possible if you used a co-processor or Raspberry Pi of some sort.


Title: Re: Minecraft on FC or NES
Post by: P on December 11, 2019, 02:36:08 PM
Why do you think that? There is no reason the Famicom wouldn't be able to do an isometric 2D version of it, at least as a proof-of-concept. You can include extra RAM on the cartridge, up to 128 kB with MMC5. You are limited on things like resolution, colour and level size though.

If the game would work very well as isometric is another question. You can't change the camera however you want, so if you dig deep you might need to make some blocks transparent so you can see where you are in the fake-3D space (think the 3D maze in the sunken ship in Super Mario RPG).