ZsKnight for answering all my SNES related questions and writing an excellent emulator!
AntiRes for a copy of the Super Famicom SPC manual.
_Demo_ for the SPC info, and major contribution to ZSNES.
Qwertie for his emulator SneQr and SNES Knowledge Base.
Yoshi for all his helpful documents.
Gaz for his assembly library and help on protected mode.
With near flawlessly emulated graphics rendering and audio playback, in some ways better than the real thing, what is there left to figure out? A lot! And that is my pointless purpose... PikenSoft is a fitting name to describe what my utils do; they peek into the workings of whatever I happen to be curious about. That is why they mostly view rather than edit, because I'm more interested in knowing how they work than in changing how they work. Of course, to learn how things work, every now and then a little destructive distillation is required ;)
|Correct Definition of "Hacker"|
Not to be confused with the less desirable cracker :
A malicious meddler who tries to discover sensitive information by poking around.
The New Hackers Dictionary, Second Edition 1994, p.218
And so, by that definition, I dare call myself one "hacker".
|Things Owned, Things Liked|
Zelda LTTP*, Zelda Ocarina of Time*, Zelda 2, Zelda Link's Awakening, Zelda Wind Waker, Zelda Twilight Princess*, Zelda Four Swords* (hmm, you'd think I like Zelda?), Mario RPG*, ChronoTrigger*, Tales of Symphonia, Secret of Mana, Metroid 3*, Metroid Prime, Starfox*, Starfox 64*, StarFox Adventures*, Starfox Assault, FF6, FF Crystal Chronicles, Secret of Evermore, Illusion of Gaia, Robotrek, Kirby Superstar*, Mario All-Stars*, Mario World*, Mario World 2*, DKC 1-3*, Actraiser 1*&2, Megaman X, Gradius 3, Super R-Type, Phalanx, Vortex*, Alladin*, Lion King, Goof Troop*, Hook, Aero the Acrobat, Prince of Persia, Cool Spot, Cybernator*, Lemmings, Super Star Wars*, Empire Strikes Back*, Return of the Jedi*, Lego Star Wars 1-6, Killer Instinct*, Soul Caliber*, Jurassic Park, Mario Paint, Superscope 6
(and yes, these games are all the original cartridges/discs)
Quest For Glory I & V, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Gold, Quake 1&2, C&C, Baldur's Gate, Myst, Titanic, Descent: Freespace
Tricks of the Game Programming Gurus, Intel Architecture Software Developer's Manual, Upgrading and Repairing PC's, Programmer's Guide to Microsoft Windows 95, Multimedia Developer's Guide, Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days, C++ How to Program, The Quicktime How-to Book
Star Trek Encyclpedia, Star Trek TNG Technical Manual, From Star Wars to Indiana Jones, The Best of the LucasFilm Archives, Human Anatomy and Physiology, The Official Pokémon Handbook (I think some of the odd creatures are cool), The Dinosaur Handbook (and these creatures though are even cooler)
|Shows watched||Star Trek TNG/STV/TOS/DSN/Enterprise, StarGate, Smallville, Pretender, Seven Days, Charmed, Relic Hunter, X-Files, The Lone Gunmen, The Outer Limits, Angel, Buffy, RoboTech, Inuyasha, Cowboy Bebop, Ranma ½, Slayers, Card Captors|
|Shows hated||South Park, Beavis & Butthead, Hysteria, Ren & Stimpy|
|Movies enjoyed||Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, The 13th Floor, The Sixth Sense, Star Trek 1-7, Star Wars: A New Hope, ESB, ROTJ, TPM, Armageddon, Titan AE, Macross, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Cowboys, The Cell, Con-Air, Face Off ... and mostly any thought-provoking science fiction|