Néstor Sancho (theNestruo)

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2022

One year (and a half) ago, the graphical patch for Youkai Yashiki (CASIO, 1986) was released, also known as Ghost House.
A friendly reminder of the superb graphics  yazioh did:

Today, I have finally cleaned up the source code of the patches and uploaded it to GitHub.

Get the patch here: Youkai Yashiki - Graphics patch v1.1 (Yazioh & Nestruo, 2021-07-12).zip

Browse the source code at github.com/theNestruo/msx-youkaiyashiki-patch

Happy patching!!

Recursive Mono Duotone Custom (Rec Mono DtCustom) is a custom build of Recursive Sans & Mono.

Rec Mono Duotone
A personal favorite — this use the Linear style for Regular text and Casual styles for Bold, Italic, & Bold Italic text. In many themes that use italic styles, this will give most code a utilitarian look, but set comments, some keywords, and certain headlines in the more-handwritten Casual style.

This custom build is based on Rec Mono Duotone configuration, with some OpenType Features tweaks:

Get it here: RecMonoDtCustom-1.085.zip

Happy coding!!

Happy birthday, Stevedore!

Two years ago, Stevedore for MSX was released.
To celebrate the second anniversary, you can now download the original soundtrack converted to MP3 for your convenience!

You can now play (and download) for free at thenestruo.itch.io/stevedore

Physical cartridges can be acquired at MSX Cartridge Shop

And you can browse the source code at github.com/theNestruo/msx-stevedore

Have fun!!

Stevedore password system was cracked by MSX user Briqunullus on Jan 16, 2021, and then I shared the password generator I used during the development process as a GitHub Gist .

Today, I was talking with MSX AREA editor  Juanmi Ortuño about Stevedore, then I remembered the password generator was not available online.

So here it is:


Chapters unlocked

Stars found

Secret stage

Password


Have fun!!

Font ligatures!? Where we're going we don't need font ligatures!!

The Z80 Assembly meter extension for Visual Studio Code reaches version 3.0.0 and gains support for user-defined macros.

Get it here: Z80 Assembly meter

Browse the source code at github.com/theNestruo/z80-asm-meter-vscode

Happy coding!!

2021

The Z80 Assembly meter extension for Visual Studio Code reaches version 2.0.0 and gains support for Pasmo, SDCC, and SjASMPlus assembler syntax.

Update Feb 19, 2022

Major version 3.0.0 released

Happy birthday, Stevedore!

One year ago, Stevedore for MSX was released.
To celebrate the first anniversary, you can now play (and download) for free at thenestruo.itch.io/stevedore

Physical cartridges can be acquired at MSX Cartridge Shop

And you can browse the source code at github.com/theNestruo/msx-stevedore

Have fun!!

Update Oct 18, 2022

You can now download the original soundtrack

Update Nov 14

Due a bug in BlueMSX 2.8.x emulator, players were getting a forced game over after loading a save state.
If you replace you .exe with BlueMSX 2.9.0, save states will work as intended.
Get the Blue MSX 2.9.0 compiled executable here: github.com/ducasp/blueMSX

PNG2MSX and PNG2SPR[+] are free command line tools to convert PNG images to TMS9918 (MSX-1 VDP) format (i.e. CHRTBL/CLRTBL/NAMTBL-ready values, and SPRTBL/SPATBL-ready values).

TMX2BIN is a free command line tool to convert Tiled maps to binary.

The new version 3.0 uses PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files as inputs, instead of the obsolete PCX (PiCture eXchange).

Get them and browse the source code at github.com/theNestruo/pcxtools

Happy coding!!

One month ago, these superb graphics by  yazioh were just a mock-up of Youkai Yashiki (CASIO, 1986), also known as Ghost House, for MSX.

Today, you can play with those graphics!

The graphical patch for the game is offered in two flavours:

Additionally, a minipatch is provided for those who want to play with enhancements but using the original graphics.

Get it here: Youkai Yashiki - Graphics patch v1.1 (Yazioh & Nestruo, 2021-07-12).zip

Enjoy!!

Can you spot the differences between the original MSX Pyramid Warp (T&E soft, 1983) and the Enhanced+ version?


With music by  bitcaffe and graphics by  nenefranz

Get it here: PyramidWarp.enhancedplus.rom

Browse the source code, including an annotated disassembly of the original Pyramid Warp (T&E soft, 1983), at github.com/theNestruo/msx-pyramidwarpex

Enjoy!!

Simple dark themes, based on the default Dark (Visual Studio) theme but with less syntax highlight.

Get them here: Dark-

Browse the source code at github.com/theNestruo/dark-minus-theme-vscode

Happy coding!!

2020

Available now at MSX Cartridge Shop !

Update Oct 18, 2022

You can now download the original soundtrack

Update Oct 18, 2021

You can now play (and download) for free

The Z80 Assembly meter extension for Visual Studio Code reaches version 1.0.0 and gains support for Z80N (ZX Spectrum Next Extended Z80 instruction set).

Update Nov 18, 2021

Major version 2.0.0 released

Update Feb 19, 2022

Major version 3.0.0 released

2019

The Z80 Assembly meter extension for Visual Studio Code meters clock cycles and bytecode size from Z80 assembly source code.

Update Mar 8, 2020

Major version 1.0.0 released

Update Nov 18, 2021

Major version 2.0.0 released

Update Feb 19, 2022

Major version 3.0.0 released

2012

Congratulations, Pérez the Mouse!

Pérez the Mouse won first place in the MSX-BASIC Contest 2011!

Let's celebrate by revealing a little secret... Did you know there is an hidden jukebox in the cassette?

Get it here: Perez the Mouse v1.1 (theNestruo & Wonder, 2011-12-09).zip

Have fun!!

2011

Pérez the Mouse presented to MSXBlog's MSX-BASIC Contest 2011!


With music by Wonder

Get it here: Perez the Mouse v1.1 (theNestruo & Wonder, 2011-12-09).zip

Enjoy!!

Update Dec 13

Contest entry updated! More graphics, more difficulty levels, more musics, and faster gameplay!

Update Feb 5, 2012

Pérez the Mouse won first place in the MSX-BASIC Contest 2011!