Hello. I'm currently working on a site for teaching nes romhacking to novices. I have tons of information on my draft. The problem is novice level of this guide. I need to make it is as clear for understanding as possible so I can move forward to more advanced articles, considering the reader will be absolutely ready for it. But at the same time I need to make sure he won't recieve lots of unnecessary data for his level and won't lose interest because it was too hard for him. The novice level will contain information about bytes, bits, fceux, opcodes, and other articles that are useful for novices. The next level is joysticks, then graphics, then other hardcore stuff.
Basically I need to figure out exactly what my table of content should be. In which order should I explain opcodes, so I can make better and more interesting examples of more complex and useful codes? Should I explain all existing opcodes before moving to address search and how to start making your own small hacks, or should I do it simultaneously? What games do you think are easy enough to make hacks from for demonstration, like battle city? Should I explain bits right from the start, or wait before my reader moves on to joysticks articles, and also talk about bit opcodes here, not on novice level? And so on and so on.
I would also like to hear from you, especially from novice romhackers, what topics are most difficult for you to understand, what problems you are currently facing, etc. If you have some ideas for the site, don't hesitate to tell. The more info I get, the better. However I'm not a html/css programmer, so don't expect anything flashy. I am more concern about content than how it looks.
I am native russian, so my priority is russian articles, which I will translate to english later if anyone has a need for it. I think I will do it anyway, but I better have more reasons to do so.
If you have read this far, I want to share my personal opcodes list, which some of fceux users may find useful. It contains several opcodes from a modified emulator, don't mind them.http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=00792595691906824018