Tweaker, on Mar 30 2006, 02:20 PM, said:
QJimbo, on Mar 30 2006, 08:40 AM, said:
The thing is ASM is very very hard. You won't be able to dive straight in to coding them because you won't have any idea of how the code will be structured if you've never done ASM before.
Shut it. ASM isn't hard -- understanding the engine and hardware is.
I thought it was assumed that I'm including that in my statement. Though maybe I did over do it perhaps saying the difficulty.
I myself get a lot of ideas on how to modify a sonic game, but the problem is that they turn out to be so damn hard to implament that I give up.
Prolly the wrong approach you're taking.
Exactly, I am, and I'm trying to stop this guy from taking the same approach as me! I don't want him to suffer the same fate. Sure he might act totally different to me, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
If you have patience and do some boring simple asm first, and get into it, there's no doubt in my mind you will achieve this. However if you can't shift the idea of making this amazing thing until you are capable of it, you will fail.
No, maybe YOU would. You don't represent everybody, sorry to say, and I wouldn't discourage others based on your experience either.
WTF. How am I discouraging him? It's logic. If you attempt something that you are totally unable to do, most people won't succeed or be put off by the difficulty. Sure, some
people might, but my point was that maybe he should pace himself before diving into this so he can aquire the skills needed to achieve his first idea.
I'm just trying to give some advice to help this imaginative guy. Jeez. And noones forcing him to take it. Thought I admit maybe saying he will fail was a bit harsh, but I dunno, I just wanted to be realistic I suppose. I guess that came off as obnoxious. Gah I don't even care any more. Fully disregard my post if you want.
Actually, I can't help but come up with ideas like that. It's part of my nature. *shrugs* why fight it, y'know?
Your idea is great, keep coming up with them! There's nothing wrong with that. It's nice to see some imagination
I remain optimistic. The progress I've been making is incentive enough for me, as every other time I've attempted to learn asm it's gone down in flames. I'm not quite sure what makes this time any different, except that I know I'm actually understanding what I'm trying to learn.
Well as long as you stick at it, and as I said before, pace yourself, I reckon it's possible. Anything is possible with ASM. If you need any help you're welcome to join the S2B IRC channel.
This post has been edited by QJimbo: 30 March 2006 - 12:05 PM