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.
|Me (how is that for a short title)|
With graphics editing, spc playing, sound ripping, and in some ways better than the real thing emulation, 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 (peekin -> piken to reduce name clashes). 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|
Secret of Mana, Mario RPG, Zelda LTTP, Zelda TOC, Zelda 2, Zelda LA, Secret of Evermore, Illusion of Gaia, Robotrek, Metroid 3, Kirby Superstar, Mario All-Stars, Mario World, Mario World 2, DKC 1-3, Actraiser 1&2, Megaman X, Gradius 3, Super R-Type, Phalanx, Starfox, 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, Killer Instinct, Jurassic Park, Mario Paint, Superscope 6
(and yes, these games are actually owned, not a collection of illegal downloads ;)
Quest For Glory I & V, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Gold, Quake 1&2, C&C, Baldur's Gate, Myst, Titanic, Descent: Freespace
|Games liked & wanted||Metroid Prime, Zelda Wind Waker, SF Adventures, ChronoTrigger!, FF6, Starfox 64, Tales of Phantasia|
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|