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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #25 on: 17:03, 03 March 15 »
they are not mockups  ;D 
Actually player have dark-blue hairs  ;)
we´ve finished all the screens and now we´re working on moving platforms, doors, enemies,etc.
OK, so you shown different WIP versions screens. :D
Sure, if all the maps are ready, no way to change the screen size. ;)
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #26 on: 21:35, 03 March 15 »
Well, I like overscan more than underscan. If half of the screen is black then that's just... a bit too small IMHO.

Don't get me wrong, MODE 0 and 128 * 256 pixel is ok, but 128 * 192 is too small IMHO.
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #27 on: 22:10, 03 March 15 »
Your team should take all the time they need. I think design it as you wish and don't listen too much to the wishes of people. Your team knows what they want :)
Do as you want and then the game is *your* vision and that will make you more happy then trying to make it into the game that other people want.

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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #28 on: 22:15, 03 March 15 »
Don't get me wrong, MODE 0 and 128 * 256 pixel is ok, but 128 * 192 is too small IMHO.
This ratio will show a vertical screen for an horizontal game... Not good. ;)
Using 32x24 chars format had the advantage to be portable on other 8-bit machine too.
And nothing said if the screens shown only the playfield (no score, lives here) or really the full display...

By the way, has he said the map is already drawn.  :-\
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #29 on: 22:24, 03 March 15 »
wow!!!! When is it going to be ready! It seems magnificent!

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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #30 on: 22:48, 03 March 15 »
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This ratio will show a vertical screen for an horizontal game... Not good.
Using 32x24 chars format had the advantage to be portable on other 8-bit machine too.
Vast debate...

To me, a 256x192 + bigass HUD is good... vertical 64 pixels used for big cheesy game logo, devs logo and score/inventory/life meters and so on...
why not...

Those extra vertical 64 lines may tke some RAM as VRAM but don't actually take too much CPU, do they ?

No need to scroll them, few things to refresh/modify... but ok, the more border = the more freed CPU time I guess.
And 64 lines of graphics may make quite de difference when running the game in 64K.
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #31 on: 00:38, 04 March 15 »
128 pixel in X (MODE 0) do waste a third of the usable area. I personally don't care much about porting to other systems (we got enough people doing that, and got enough ports already). Using the visible area is an advantage. And of course some limitations make things more smooth in some cases. It's always a trade off, that's what makes 8 bit so cool!  ;)
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #32 on: 09:28, 04 March 15 »
The problem is the fixed clock... A Super Nintendo display the "same" in full screen.  ;D
A good compromise is "288x224" used on some 8-bit arcade games like Ghosts'N Goblins. (32K RAM on CPC)
By the way, this new game is already designed, so it is no more the place to speak about that.
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #33 on: 11:06, 04 March 15 »
On the subject of why certain coding choices are made:

When my next game is released I will give an analysis of the memory used, cpu used and why the decisions were made.
Perhaps this will answer a lot of questions people have and use this to guage why other people have done similar things.
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #34 on: 17:07, 04 March 15 »
oh my god! That looks superb! Regarding the size of the display I don't care. It's not really important. I have seen games in overscan that are really boring. If the game is funny and good the screen size is not important.

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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #35 on: 19:17, 04 March 15 »

The problem is the fixed clock... A Super Nintendo display the "same" in full screen.  ;D
A good compromise is "288x224" used on some 8-bit arcade games like Ghosts'N Goblins. (32K RAM on CPC)
That's pretty much what I have in mind. IMHO for the CPC the best resolution is (in MODE 0) in X: 208 pixel.
And in Y: 288 scan lines. The makes about 30 KB and it's all visible. Ok, in X it's a bit over the border, but that's needed for scrolling, so nobody sees when new pixels / bytes actually get shuffled in.


By the way, this new game is already designed, so it is no more the place to speak about that.
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #36 on: 19:51, 04 March 15 »
Looks great from my POV. Appreciate the work.

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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #37 on: 20:18, 04 March 15 »
ditto!  :)  Looking forward for a release.  :)
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #38 on: 00:11, 05 March 15 »
It looks great!


I'd far rather see a finished playable pretty 128x192 game than an unfinished overscan megagame :-)

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Re: New platform game in the works!
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #40 on: 08:37, 06 March 15 »
Thanks god, finaly a game that use a not lasy way to move/jump the player!  ;)
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #41 on: 10:28, 06 March 15 »

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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #42 on: 12:26, 06 March 15 »
Looking great! :)
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #43 on: 13:07, 06 March 15 »
Its looks great, and it appear it will also play great. So many CPC games didn't seem to care about the character movement. Looks like you've tweaked it until it feels and looks correct. Great stuff. I cant wait to play it

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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #44 on: 17:54, 06 March 15 »


Looks amazing. Indiana Jones and Rick Dangerous have some new competition for those lost treasures! I wonder what our new adventurers name is?
First guess - ADAM VENTURA (sounds like adventurer!)  ;D
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #45 on: 17:58, 06 March 15 »


 I wonder what our new adventurers name is?
First guess - ADAM VENTURA (sounds like adventurer!)  ;D

That would be an awesome idea, we sould find a name and then vote  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #47 on: 12:08, 09 March 15 »
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ADAM VENTURA (sounds like adventurer!)
Well done captain Obvious, you saved the day. :laugh:


anyway, please excuse us for begging for 128k version, it is the usual rent from us, don't take it too seriously.
Just try to make the bast game you can and this is all we ask you.

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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #48 on: 12:23, 09 March 15 »
Looks really pretty, hope to see it soon on my CPCs :)
 

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Re: New platform game in the works!
« Reply #49 on: 20:15, 09 March 15 »
Well done captain Obvious, you saved the day. :laugh:



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