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Offline Derron

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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 12:49:03 PM »
Skipped some sleep yesterday and added this lunch break - so all in all spend an additional 4 hrs on the project.

Used them to bring in a very first tech tree layout - and painted/pixel'd some opponents (they look too toonish/cute but hey... that's the colors I got and all-gray would look boring).
Excuse pixel mistakes - watched 2 movies on the second screen ("UFO" with senior citizen Gillian Anderson - at least she looked pretty burned/old - and "Operation Avalanche" - to keep within the genre ;-)).

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Some opponents:



Everytime you play versus "blue" the behaviour of this character should be "similar" - so you can estimate on the map opponents how explorative or researcher-heavy they play.


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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2019, 08:53:22 PM »
Nice work, 3rd opponent looks worrisome.  ^-^

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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2019, 10:12:41 PM »
Wife gone to bed - time for some (cute) monsters to crawl out of the darkness below the bed.




Think the "aqua tank" of the green one (was my first creature here - when I was a bit sleepy ;-)) now looks a bit like if he uses one of these 80s hair dryers ...


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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2019, 12:28:04 AM »
Looks good, I like the brain type one ;D
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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2019, 06:00:07 AM »
very cute... I love the little brain as well :)

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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2019, 12:38:53 AM »
Loving that interface. Very oldskool :) Good luck!

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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2019, 10:24:51 AM »
Yes the interface graphics look very authentic.
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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2019, 10:58:30 AM »
I've seen that the RGB colors differ pretty much from the "screenshots" of C64 games.

Should I try to use the palette I could extract from screenshots (based on YUV color model) or the ones eg. godot provide (converted to RGB color model)? I think in RGB colors look way more vibrant - which even does not fit that well to the game genre here so I might as well use the colors I see on the screenshot (color conversion could be done by my CIE-Lab-algorithms - or by hand).

https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/Color


aaronbell.com:




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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2019, 11:13:17 AM »
that first table doesn't look right at all.

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Case 4 SetColor 224, 111, 139
Case 5 SetColor 73, 60, 43
Case 6 SetColor 164, 100, 34
Case 7 SetColor 235, 137, 49
Case 8 SetColor 247, 226, 107
Case 9 SetColor 47, 72, 78
Case 10 SetColor 68, 137, 26
Case 11 SetColor 163, 206, 39
Case 12 SetColor 27, 38, 50
Case 13 SetColor 0, 87, 132
Case 14 SetColor 49, 162, 242
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4 - color:#E06F8B;
5 - color:#493C2B;
6 - color:#A46422;
7 - color:#EB8931;
8 - color:#F7E26B;
9 - color:#2F484E;
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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2019, 11:28:16 AM »
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I've seen that the RGB colors differ pretty much from the "screenshots" of C64 games
The C64 colour palettes was provided in the competition launch post.


Colour palette ( must use ) :



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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2019, 11:53:04 AM »
As said these colors are "YUV" based (so "TV screen") not RGB (modern screens).

Will try to convert my sprites - think especially "blue" will transform into grayish purple ... Some sprites will look better (less contrast difference between colors) - some worse. Might need some more adjustments than a simple "color replace".


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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2019, 12:22:17 PM »
Gee Wiz!! - Shove the image into GIMP and use the RGB values. Don't over complicate the issue :o
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2019, 12:32:49 PM »
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Gee Wiz!! - Shove the image into GIMP and use the RGB values. Don't over complicate the issue :o

PMSL.  Derron wouldn't be Derron without over complication.   :D

That's all I did with the Speccy Colours, downloaded the palette image Qube supplied, then sampled using the eye dropper tool in Photoshop.
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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2019, 12:34:01 PM »
Yep the c64 wiki is completely wrong - color wise in its rgb values!
it even has the correct colors next to the above pic with the wrong rgb values - what does that tell you?

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Re: Genus Prime - 8bit compo WIP
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2019, 12:49:13 PM »
That's all I did with the Speccy Colours, downloaded the palette image Qube supplied, then sampled using the eye dropper tool in Photoshop.
Yup the images supplied are close as near damn it an RGB match and the reason they were provided was that all the games using X computer all have the same matching palette and not one of the terrible ones like the one posted above.

Yep the c64 wiki is completely wrong - color wise in its rgb values!
it even has the correct colors next to the above pic with the wrong rgb values - what does that tell you?
They are showing you the web colour equivalent for some stupid reason. Why is a complete pointless mystery.
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