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My most humbling experience was finding the source code online to the original Pokemon games. It was right after I had finished my first text based Linux console game and I was looking up other programs source codes just for shits and giggles. Most of them were simple and I learned a few simple tricks but the red and blue Pokemon were the first codes I saw that fascinated me. The addressing, the memory allocation, even the simple audio processing was simply genius. So many unique innovations and techniques. If I achieve 1/5th of the skill I found in those files, I can die a happy programmer!

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    Is it in assembly or...?
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    @inukinator
    This was a recompiled c variation I believe. It was a GitHub project someone was doing for education purposes
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    @inukinator would have compiled down to Z80 for original Gameboys. I was amazed playing those games at the time thinking how advanced they were back then... especially the battles and viewpoint and graphics...
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