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Offline Qube

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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2017, 09:59:03 PM »
I've updated the first post with the donations we've received so far towards this competition.

David Williams donated £50 ( 2017-11-15 ) - Special bonus thanks for being the first :D
Flanker donated £25 ( 2017-11-16 ) - Thanks :)

Many thanks indeed ;D
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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2017, 11:07:39 AM »
Mine is a city simulation game. Always wanted to write one and now seems like a good time.

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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2017, 02:13:01 AM »
I havent decided on the name nor gameplay yet, but I've set up the project. Decided on a cool palette and created a WIP title screen :)


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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2017, 04:16:53 PM »
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Mine is a city simulation game. Always wanted to write one and now seems like a good time.

That screenshot is not 320 x 200 - it's around twice that.

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Decided on a cool palette and created a WIP title screen :)

Well it's a start therevills - looks good.

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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2017, 06:06:22 PM »
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Mine is a city simulation game. Always wanted to write one and now seems like a good time.

That screenshot is not 320 x 200 - it's around twice that.


And each "pixel" is actually 2x2 pixels, so a wild guess is a virtual resolution in an application with a resolution twice the desired one ;-)




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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2017, 07:59:54 PM »
So in effect magnified x2 then?

It's just I need to magnify around X4 to have a good sized game window when up-scaling a 320 X 200 game lol (bigger pixels).  But it depends on your needs of course.
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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2017, 08:02:33 PM »
When not playing fullscreen a "magnified" window is something useful - especially on Full-HD or 4K screens (or do you like playing a game in the "calendar" popup of your OS)?


As long as "native resolution" is offered I do not have concerns with it.




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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2017, 08:08:43 PM »
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When not playing fullscreen a "magnified" window is something useful

That's not what I'm talking about.  I'm talking about the size of the pixels looking smaller through using a higher resolution in that pic - which is against the rules of the competition.
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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2017, 08:39:49 PM »
I think I do not really understand. So please fill in the missing details for me.


- he uses a virtual resolution of 320x200
- renders them at 640x400
-> each "designed" pixel is 2x2 pixels on the screen


Isnt that allowed? What am I missing?


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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2017, 09:13:54 PM »
lol I don't know mate, I'm confused now haha  :D
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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2017, 09:56:54 PM »
The image in question ( excluding the windows border ) is 300x200 scaled up to double it's size so each pixel is 2x2 in size. I checked in photoshop :P - Oh, and it's 16 colours too ;D

So *strictly* speaking it's not 320x200 as per the rules but 20 pixels short width ways. Although you can't bar an entry if they go even lower res. Greater, yes.
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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2017, 10:18:23 PM »
Cool  8)
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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2017, 06:17:13 AM »
So 320x200 is definitively allowed? No double-width 160x200 to 320x200 required... ok ;-) will allow more details.


Basic framework is done, auto-paletting (including auto-palette-correction) too. Are we allowed to use normal WAV/OGG files as long as the "sound" is retro? I just do not know how compatible a potential tracker-modules is regarding cross-platform. Ogg would save a lot of hassle.




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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2017, 06:28:48 AM »
Monkey2 has a really nice layout feature that fixes the output resolution and scales the output window to match:

Method New() 'when subclassing a window
   Super.New( "My Window", 320, 200, WindowFlags.Resizable )
   Layout = "letterbox"

this means you get a window that can be resized to any size you want even full screen and the contents will perfectly scale keeping the
resolution intact. so 320x200 is always 320x200

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Re: Code a game competition Nov-Jan 2018 - Minimum £500 prize fund
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2017, 07:44:44 AM »
So 320x200 is definitively allowed? No double-width 160x200 to 320x200 required... ok ;-) will allow more details.

That's part of the challenge :) 320x200 with 16 colours!

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Ogg would save a lot of hassle.

I'll be using Oggs!




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