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Title: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 18:18, 03 December 10
I've been playing and completed Fluff today, to make a longplay video (that'll be up online later today or tomorrow morning)

Obviously its a Plus only game, and arguably the most well known one (out of very very few) and liked. Probably the best and standout Plus game.
Some sprite problems, occasionally suspect collision detection and the odd bug aside ... Rob Buckley's done a *fantastic* job here (with 1 pixel scrolling, lovely graphics, great music and control/sprite movement spot on) .... but the thing that really sadly lets the game down for me is the poor level design .... eg -

'Under the hood' there's a great game engine here, I just kinda feel disappointed with the levels you were given. I guess with the pressure from Amstrad Action magazine to produce the game in time for their cover feature on it (read the current months Retro Gamer article on Radical Software / Rob Buckley) he rushed to finish the game and the level design suffered (also there's a very poor ending to the game). Either that or its a classic case of 'great coder/programmer - poor game designer'  :P

Now with TFM's recent video showing the level designer of R-Type (you can see where I'm going now....) in action, and well the fact that we've got people taking the R-Type code and improving ....

....it got me thinking about - what's the chances and how difficult would it be to make a level editor for Fluff?

It would be nice to iron out the bugs, but ignoring that I would presume not much serious coding would be involved?
Rather than someone coding a new Plus game from scratch, take the existing code and make Fluff 2!

Just some thoughts.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Trebmint on 19:48, 03 December 10
Chuffed you're doing a full gameplay video, which i will look forward to seeing. I will freely admit that the level design was lacking and needed tweaking, but as as the Retro gamer article states it was a rush job, and I was never totally happy with the result. I agree fully that its a game that could be greatly improved upon by minor changes.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: TFM on 20:11, 03 December 10
Yeah Fluff... memories are coming up! When I organized the FutureOS release meeting in the early 90ies (it was OS version 0.3 or so...) Odiesoft was joining us too and he brought Fluff from GB where he was before, I remember it was a decent price for a good game. I mean it was one of the few real Plus games. We made a special trade, he got a FutureOS licence (which was 29 DM at this time) and I got a Fluff (no need to mention that we are talking about originals here). I never played it through. But I'm looking forward to see the walk-through soon :-)))
 
A bit offtopic: There was another great game, which is available as disc version for Plus: Switch Blade. This one I really like. It's fantastic, cause it shows what you can get out of Mode 1 :-)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Gryzor on 20:33, 03 December 10
Hey-wait, was that yours??? Had noooooo idea!!!!!!!!! I'm humbled.

@Xyphoe: I rarely watch the vids till their end, but for this one I will. You must be the person who have played it the most, probably! Wish RG had done as much (but of course they can't)

Now, indeed it'd be a great idea to try and remake it in some way. I like how the scene ups the game every once in a while...

PS Erm.... cannot remove wrong attachment. Please ignore!
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: AMSDOS on 22:55, 03 December 10
What would be the chances of Downgrading it to a standard CPC game?  ???  I'll just play Dynamite Dux instead!  8)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 12:16, 04 December 10
Chuffed you're doing a full gameplay video, which i will look forward to seeing. I will freely admit that the level design was lacking and needed tweaking, but as as the Retro gamer article states it was a rush job, and I was never totally happy with the result. I agree fully that its a game that could be greatly improved upon by minor changes.

Woah!!

Seriously? You're THE Rob Buckley?

Sheesh - sorry dude I had no idea and that you were even reading the forums... I might not have been as brutal in my post here then!! (Of course I love the game, the point of this topic is to consider doing a level editor)

Out of interest - when you sent Fluff out when people purchased it, was there box art for it? If so do you have a pic or a scan of it? Normally on my vids I start off with a pic of the box and art so I'll hold off for now uploading the video in case you do have one.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 12:28, 04 December 10
Also, before I do my commentary and review on the game - some of the bugs that appear in the game like the random appearing/disappearing sprites or previous sprites leaving a 'ghost' sprite when you scroll off etc ... is that due to emulation or on a real Plus does that not happen?
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Trebmint on 13:27, 04 December 10
There was box art for the later ones that were sold. The initial ones just went out in white boxes. I no longer have any of the artwork, however it was actually just the fluff image that appears on the front of AA.
 
As for the bugs, I have no real idea. The issue with the appearing dissappearing maybe the 16 sprite limit. Since all the sprites are hardware I was limited to 16, so if there are a few on screen, and of course many objects are 2 or even 4 sprites, then these were turned dependent on where they were on the screen. The issue with this is because of the coding rush and my need to fit everything into a frame I checked objects every 10th of a second, and then only from the origin of the object. And objects could wander, so it made checking if they appeared on the screen more difficult. Bad and rushed coding if I'm honest.
 
However I'd have to see it to know if it was an emu issue or just bad coding.
 
The level editor idea is nice. perhaps a rewrite of the game is a better bet though
 
 
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 13:53, 04 December 10
There was box art for the later ones that were sold. The initial ones just went out in white boxes. I no longer have any of the artwork, however it was actually just the fluff image that appears on the front of AA.
 
As for the bugs, I have no real idea. The issue with the appearing dissappearing maybe the 16 sprite limit. Since all the sprites are hardware I was limited to 16, so if there are a few on screen, and of course many objects are 2 or even 4 sprites, then these were turned dependent on where they were on the screen. The issue with this is because of the coding rush and my need to fit everything into a frame I checked objects every 10th of a second, and then only from the origin of the object. And objects could wander, so it made checking if they appeared on the screen more difficult. Bad and rushed coding if I'm honest.
 
However I'd have to see it to know if it was an emu issue or just bad coding.
 
The level editor idea is nice. perhaps a rewrite of the game is a better bet though

Cool cheers for that!

I actually had Fluff put on a cart by someone I knew for me (yes I do like it that much! despite my complaints above ... lol ... sorry again!) so I'll fire it up on my 6128+ later today and see if there are any differences.

Do you have any further interesting information or trivia about the making of Fluff and things that went into the coding?
It would be nice to include it in the vid and make it a bit more special :)
I'll get a scan of the Fluff image to use then, did you draw it or did someone from the art dept at AA do it? It's quite a cool drawing and cartoon character actually :)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: redbox on 15:29, 04 December 10
I like Fluff, and it would be interesting to hear the story behind developing it - I always love to hear about what people did and how it all came together.  Guess I need to get the latest issue of Retro Gamer - how big is the article on it?
 
Fluff 2 is a very interesting concept... maybe you should dust of your old source code Trebmint and right those 'wrongs'  ;)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Gryzor on 18:52, 04 December 10
I'll have to agree with Redbox - could we have a 'making of'? Pleeeeease????? The RG article was nice, but short of course...
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: redbox on 19:24, 04 December 10
I'll have to agree with Redbox - could we have a 'making of'? Pleeeeease? ??? ? The RG article was nice, but short of course...

Just read the Retro Gamer article - very nice to have such a long piece about a piece of the CPC scene.  Would still love to know more about Fluff's development though.
 
Great to see the CPC was awarded best 8-bit conversion of Donkey Kong[nb]Steve Wiebe rulez 4eva![/nb] in the same issue.  Eat that C64 fanboys.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Trebmint on 20:05, 04 December 10

Just read the Retro Gamer article - very nice to have such a long piece about a piece of the CPC scene.  Would still love to know more about Fluff's development though.
 
Great to see the CPC was awarded best 8-bit conversion of Donkey Kong[nb]Steve Wiebe rulez 4eva![/nb] in the same issue.  Eat that C64 fanboys.

When I see the video I'm sure the memories will come flooding back. I've not played around with this game for so long I can't recall that much of the development TBH. Certainly no dev code still exists for this anymore
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: AMSDOS on 23:16, 04 December 10
Xyphoe wrote:

Woah!!

Seriously? You're THE Rob Buckley?


Didn't you know?? You'll have to watch out for his Lethal Moves now!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 01:00, 05 December 10
There was box art for the later ones that were sold. The initial ones just went out in white boxes. I no longer have any of the artwork, however it was actually just the fluff image that appears on the front of AA.

A little present for you, and everyone else, seeing as there wasn't a proper cover ... here is how it might have looked if released on cartridge -  ;D

(http://gx4000.co.uk/misc/fluff_cart_cover.jpg)

Like I said I've got this dumped onto a cart, so I'll print this out later and use an old gx box for it :)
If anyone wants the full scale image, or full size Fluff character in a Photoshop file (transparent background) give me a shout.

Long play vid might be up in a couple of hours.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Trebmint on 01:13, 05 December 10
Blimey I like that. I think Fluff 2 needs to be a 512k Cart only effort
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 01:56, 05 December 10
OK I just booted up Fluff on a real Plus machine, and there are some noticeable differences in regards to colours and also the background 'sky'.

Best example is in the jungle/forest level the background - on a real Plus the sky is mixture of gradualated reds and blues split in the middle 50/50, yet Winape only gives the reds. Also the trees are a nice brown, but are instead very red on Winape.

Lastly there's some differences in music playing also. On a real Plus on one of the channels the instrument is very 'robotic' sounding, yet on WinApe sound is the same intrument as the others playing (guess you'll have to see it in action to know what I mean)

It'd be interesting to hear Richard's (WinApe author) thoughts on this. I don't think we really really need to strive for 100% perfect Plus emulation, but might be important later on with new Plus games being developed.
I guess I'll have to make another video filming it live (... but of course will not look very good from camcorder and fuzzy)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: AMSDOS on 01:59, 05 December 10
Nobody selling their GX4000 by any chance?  8)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 03:48, 05 December 10
Right I've finished the vids, it'll be in 2 parts as there's roughly 20mins+ of actual gameplay, but for some reason this PC is really slow at encoding everything and it's ETA'ing an hour+ for each vid. I'm tired so I'm off to bed and they'll be up later on Sunday.

Just a quick thing though for Rob .... in the adverts (in Amstrad Action) it says "12 Zones", but I only counted 7 levels. And as mentioned above there's a few graphical/music issues. I'm wondering if I'm not playing the 'final version'? I'm playing the dumped version on the CPC Power website here - http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dsk&num=3959

Is it possible I'm playing a pre-release unfinished version? If one existed how would I know the difference?
Maybe you could check quick in WinApe?

I'd rather release the full proper longplay to the general public :)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Trebmint on 10:23, 05 December 10
As far as I know there is one version. The probable simple answer is that 12 levels became 7 due to the rush to get it out and finished. AA adverts were done 6-8 weeks before the magazine came out, so I guess 12 was the plan, but didnt pan out. I believe if you look at the previous edition of AA with the fluff preview you'll see level graphics that don't appear in the game itself, and these would have been used to form the next few levels.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: ukmarkh on 13:26, 05 December 10
I've noticed when you copy the game to disk and play it on a real to life Plus, there are graphical issues! Bits of graphics missing and the odd ocassional freeze. One of the already established Amstrad Emulators plays it perfectly though, can't remember which, it was a while ago now!
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Gryzor on 16:26, 05 December 10
Am I the only one thinking "missing code"??
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 19:08, 05 December 10
Well guys, the vids are now online -

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpNq1-WOf4Q[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bvy6j0F3Hs[/youtube]
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: ukmarkh on 00:59, 06 December 10
As far as I know there is one version. The probable simple answer is that 12 levels became 7 due to the rush to get it out and finished. AA adverts were done 6-8 weeks before the magazine came out, so I guess 12 was the plan, but didnt pan out. I believe if you look at the previous edition of AA with the fluff preview you'll see level graphics that don't appear in the game itself, and these would have been used to form the next few levels.

I've seen a few mockups of Fluff 2 over the years, and sprites for Lethal Moves... would you be willing to continue such work now retro gaming is as main stream as it'll probably ever get?  :P
 
Fluff was a good game for the time! If anything, when compared to the others i.e Mario and Sonic it probably lacked a little pace. But at the time it was the CPC's answer! And I urge people to remember, software back then was pretty much non existent on the poor old Amstrad Plus, and Fluff for me was a valiant and much welcomed addition.
 
I'd love to see what you could acheive these days... it might be that you've seriously moved on, especially from the type of games above. Maybe you could bring somthing different to the table?
 
Oh and that video features the corrupt graphics version... you need either the original code before it was copied, or an original disk. I know, I've played it to death and tried to copy it, and those are the results.
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: redbox on 01:24, 06 December 10
Fluff was a good game for the time! If anything, when compared to the others i.e Mario and Sonic it probably lacked a little pace. But at the time it was the CPC's answer! And I urge people to remember, software back then was pretty much non existent on the poor old Amstrad Plus, and Fluff for me was a valiant and much welcomed addition.

I totally agree, and watching the videos was a good reminder of how good a game it actually was - a nice game making some great use of the Plus features.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Trebmint on 01:32, 06 December 10
Cool videos, and brought back some memories. Certainly I don't believe that so many of the sprites we corrupted on the original, although I'm aware of some that flew backwards, and the odd piece of ghosting.
 
Has got me thinking about a new Fluff game. Certainly I think more can be done graphically, with faster gameplay, full directional scrolling etc... the game perhaps the original should have been. I will start making some plans and jotting down a few routines over next few days
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 02:11, 06 December 10
Oh and that video features the corrupt graphics version... you need either the original code before it was copied, or an original disk. I know, I've played it to death and tried to copy it, and those are the results.

Hi Mark - do you have an original disk? If so can you compare and point out on the vids bits where things are corrupted?

Same thing to Rob too really, I should really add in the description that this is likely to also be a bad transfer and not just emulation issues if so.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 02:32, 06 December 10
Someones just commented on the vid that the Arnold emulator does Plus emulation (yikes ... I was not aware of that) and apparently the game looks much better within. I've just downloaded and installed it, but as Fluff is joystick only and requires the fire button being pressed I can't progress past the title screen as Arnold doesn't appear to allow me to map keys to the joystick? Can anyone help? Don't have a USB joystick to test.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: AMSDOS on 02:53, 06 December 10
ukmarkh wrote:

Fluff was a good game for the time! If anything, when compared to the others i.e Mario and Sonic it probably lacked a little pace. But at the time it was the CPC's answer!
 
Unlikely since it didn't run on a CPC!!  ???  Which was why a CPC had games like Rainbow Islands, Turbo The Tortoise, Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo & Rick Dangerous! At least we could also play Prehistoric 2 and Titus The Fox as well!  ;)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: norecess on 04:43, 06 December 10
I did not know anything about this game, but looks really amateurish.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: CPCLER on 10:06, 06 December 10

I think Fluff is looking awsome..  :D





I did not know anything about this game, but looks really amateurish.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: arnoldemu on 12:07, 06 December 10
Someones just commented on the vid that the Arnold emulator does Plus emulation (yikes ... I was not aware of that) and apparently the game looks much better within. I've just downloaded and installed it, but as Fluff is joystick only and requires the fire button being pressed I can't progress past the title screen as Arnold doesn't appear to allow me to map keys to the joystick? Can anyone help? Don't have a USB joystick to test.
Try the number pad keys 4,8,6,2, and 0.

Failing that I'll send you a new version I am working on ;)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: ukmarkh on 12:25, 06 December 10
ukmarkh wrote:

Fluff was a good game for the time! If anything, when compared to the others i.e Mario and Sonic it probably lacked a little pace. But at the time it was the CPC's answer!
 
Unlikely since it didn't run on a CPC!!  ???  Which was why a CPC had games like Rainbow Islands, Turbo The Tortoise, Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo & Rick Dangerous! At least we could also play Prehistoric 2 and Titus The Fox as well!  ;)

No need to be a dick about it... it's obvious that I was talking about the Plus, even though I accidently used the phrase CPC.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: TFM on 18:29, 06 December 10
I did not know anything about this game, but looks really amateurish.

Well, if you think so, you should make a better one  ;)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: MacDeath on 22:19, 06 December 10
Reminds me some Atari STE's too few games...
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Gryzor on 11:01, 07 December 10
Reminds me some Atari STE's too few games...

Another similar doomed effort, the STe. I wanted it to succeed so badly... *sigh*
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 14:55, 07 December 10
It looks like a nice game, it's odd when the character walks at the bottom of the screen though, I keep thinking it should drop through! If a Fluff 2 could be made that had some vertical scrolling to allow a higher play area (even if only a little bit more, it doesn't need to be Turrican-esque!) that would be great. A level editor would be fun! As would a graphics editor for custom level sets with their own theme.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Trebmint on 14:51, 08 December 10
It looks like a nice game, it's odd when the character walks at the bottom of the screen though, I keep thinking it should drop through! If a Fluff 2 could be made that had some vertical scrolling to allow a higher play area (even if only a little bit more, it doesn't need to be Turrican-esque!) that would be great. A level editor would be fun! As would a graphics editor for custom level sets with their own theme.

Yes the next one would have vertical scrolling too. I'd plan to make the editor super flexible too, more like a platform game creator for the plus, as it will assemble the z80 from the editor. I do plan it to output cart only, not for cpc
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Sykobee (Briggsy) on 19:04, 08 December 10

Yes the next one would have vertical scrolling too. I'd plan to make the editor super flexible too, more like a platform game creator for the plus, as it will assemble the z80 from the editor. I do plan it to output cart only, not for cpc


That sounds good to me! Best of luck with it all (and finding the time to do it) :-)


All I need now is a CPC Plus core for FPGAArcade when it comes out, that supports selectable cartridge images.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 20:49, 08 December 10
Hey Rob, I was just reading an old issue of Amstrad Action (issue 76) and found a couple of mentions of you in the Balrog (Adventure game) section!

Apparently your Eve Of Shadows adventure game got 2nd place in the Best Graphic/Text 8-bit Adventure category at the prestigious(!) "Adventure Probe" convention in Birmingham! :P

Balrog also has this bit -
"Rob Buckley's latest : Butch Cowardice and the Undersea Adventure is the name of Rob Buckley's newest game .... which the Balg had a sneak preview of at the convention. Rob is still working away on the game but it is window-driven using a very impressive graphical interface. On top of this, Rob plans to use both sides of the disk - that'll be 360k of pure adventure! What out for it..."

Sounds interesting! Whatever happened to this? :)
 
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: TFM on 23:56, 08 December 10
Have these games ever been released?
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 00:46, 09 December 10
Have these games ever been released?

Eve Of Shadows - http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2677

Rob Buckley's programs - http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BUCKLEY
Radical Software releases - http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&stafftype=1&lenom=RADICAL%20SOFTWARE
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Trebmint on 16:01, 09 December 10
Hey Rob, I was just reading an old issue of Amstrad Action (issue 76) and found a couple of mentions of you in the Balrog (Adventure game) section!

Apparently your Eve Of Shadows adventure game got 2nd place in the Best Graphic/Text 8-bit Adventure category at the prestigious(!) "Adventure Probe" convention in Birmingham! :P

Balrog also has this bit -
"Rob Buckley's latest : Butch Cowardice and the Undersea Adventure is the name of Rob Buckley's newest game .... which the Balg had a sneak preview of at the convention. Rob is still working away on the game but it is window-driven using a very impressive graphical interface. On top of this, Rob plans to use both sides of the disk - that'll be 360k of pure adventure! What out for it..."

Sounds interesting! Whatever happened to this? :)

This along with all of my development disks went long ago unfortunately. The only record of it I think would be a few images in an advert in a Radical Amstrad Action advert.
 
I know it might sound like sacriledge but I had a 3" disc burning ceremony some years ago in an attempt to stop me wasting time on writing z80. I now much regret my stupidity
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Gryzor on 20:10, 09 December 10
???
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: ivarf on 22:32, 09 December 10
 
This along with all of my development disks went long ago unfortunately. The only record of it I think would be a few images in an advert in a Radical Amstrad Action advert.
 
I know it might sound like sacriledge but I had a 3" disc burning ceremony some years ago in an attempt to stop me wasting time on writing z80. I now much regret my stupidity


and this link http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2677 (http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=2677) 
which was posted earlier in the thread
and the diskimage for the game  http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dsk&num=2677 (http://cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dsk&num=2677)

Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: redbox on 18:06, 10 December 10
an attempt to stop me wasting time on writing z80

Writing z80 is never wasted time.

It teaches you to become a lean, mean programmer  8)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Executioner on 13:43, 14 February 11
OK I just booted up Fluff on a real Plus machine, and there are some noticeable differences in regards to colours and also the background 'sky'.

Best example is in the jungle/forest level the background - on a real Plus the sky is mixture of gradualated reds and blues split in the middle 50/50, yet Winape only gives the reds. Also the trees are a nice brown, but are instead very red on Winape.

I'd like to know about any colour differences. Of course, a PC with a LCD monitor is quite different to a CTM644 or similar. Also, what colour depth did you have on your PC? Full Screen mode and if so was it 8 or 16 bits per pixel, and linear palette?
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: EgoTrip on 13:18, 26 August 11
Any progress on the new version of Fluff?
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: kawickboy on 15:03, 07 September 11
And what about the street fighter 2 clone by Rob (preview shown in AA) ? It was for cpc old.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Nich on 19:22, 11 September 11
And what about the street fighter 2 clone by Rob (preview shown in AA) ? It was for cpc old.
That was Lethal Moves. I have written an article about the game (http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Lethal_Moves) on CPCWiki.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Gryzor on 20:43, 11 September 11
  Nice article, I had missed that. A shame, the screenies look beautiful!


(http://cpcwiki.eu/imgs/3/30/LethalMoves_Fighters.png)


(http://cpcwiki.eu/imgs/2/2b/LethalMoves.png)
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 08:36, 13 September 11
Wow! Those gfx look even better than the screenshots that were posted in Amstrad Action. It's a real shame this never got finished, and is now lost forever :(
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Trebmint on 00:00, 16 September 11
I do kind of regret getting rid of the code now I must admit. The graphics were some of the best I did on the cpc I reckon. Took quite a few days to do just one scene backdrop due to the parallax scrolling method, which i thought was mighty clever at the time cos it only redrew a maximum of 4k or less a frame making it passably fast.
 
TBH I don't actually recall the fighter graphics looking like that. Strange as they were each built up of 7 individual elements, so why I would have put a character sheet together I have no idea. I do remember not being that happy with the animation, so the stills possibly look better than the game would have in action.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: kawickboy on 12:41, 21 September 11
Nice article Nich, thanks.
Title: Re: Fluff
Post by: Xyphoe on 04:50, 22 September 11
I do kind of regret getting rid of the code now I must admit. The graphics were some of the best I did on the cpc I reckon. Took quite a few days to do just one scene backdrop due to the parallax scrolling method, which i thought was mighty clever at the time cos it only redrew a maximum of 4k or less a frame making it passably fast.
 
TBH I don't actually recall the fighter graphics looking like that. Strange as they were each built up of 7 individual elements, so why I would have put a character sheet together I have no idea. I do remember not being that happy with the animation, so the stills possibly look better than the game would have in action.

Hey Rob! Any progress on the possibility of Fluff 2 that was talked about?