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Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« on: November 10, 2020, 11:48:57 PM »
With Christmas approaching we could all do with a bit of coding fun to take us up to the jolly festivities.

Theme : Make a Christmas demo
Limits : None
Time Frame : 11th of November 2020 until the 18th of December 2020 @ 23:59:59 GMT
Voting : A quick vote will take place from the 19th of December until 22nd of December @ 23:59:59 GMT
Prize : Bragging rights for winning SyntaxBomb's 1st demo comp

Description : Make a Christmas demo to bring some festive cheer to all. Choose your style from retro to a full HD super shader GPU crunching monster. Be it a simple snow scene, interactive Christmas card, story based or even something completely crazy. So long as it's festive then you're good to go.

Doesn't matter how simple, complex, short or long, it's up to you. Get them festive fingers a tapping and have a little festive fun ;D

Yes I know I've posted this in the game comps forum but it seemed like the best place to put it :P
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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 08:50:56 PM »
I've made a start :))

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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 09:01:19 PM »
"Prefer Best" as opposed to "Prefer Useless"?  Really?  Is that a valid option now in AGK?   ::)
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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2020, 09:25:35 PM »
"Prefer Best" as opposed to "Prefer Useless"?  Really?  Is that a valid option now in AGK?   ::)
Yup, that’s the terminology they chose. Idea being it’ll try Vulkan first and if not available will drop to OpenGL.

No idea why you can’t just put “Vulkan” and it’ll drop down to OpenGL if it’s not available.
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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2020, 09:30:02 PM »
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Idea being it’ll try Vulkan first and if not available will drop to OpenGL.

Yes I understand.  But 'Vulkan' actually runs slower than OpenGL under AGK!!  So it should be called "Prefer Worse".   :))
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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2020, 03:34:18 AM »
nice idea, I need to get started on something festive as to not break yearly tradition.

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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2020, 06:17:32 AM »
Xerra, I had to remove your posts from the database manually as they somehow were breaking this thread :o ( looked perfectly normal to me )

Are you the Christmas Grinch out to sabotage things? :))
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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 06:33:34 PM »
Xerra, what's up, have you gone all Grinchy😳

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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2020, 06:44:50 PM »
No. I tried to post a picture up of my dev screen and I just got a white screen. So I tried again. And then again. And then I moaned about Qube for it probably being his fault but he's getting the blame anyway :)

And then I had a cup of tea and forgot about it.

Maybe the picture size too large? Is there a limit, Qube?

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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2020, 06:45:31 PM »
Xerra, what's up, have you gone all Grinchy😳

Although, having said that, I am grumpy at xmas. Mainly because the missus is demanding to put up a tree this weekend and it's only the middle of November !!!!!

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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2020, 07:49:50 PM »
Maybe the picture size too large? Is there a limit, Qube?
I think it's 8mb but it should of complained if it's too large.
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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2020, 07:52:44 PM »
Yes, but you never get a warning - it just doesn't work.

And not even the middle of November is ridiculous to put a tree up.  Keep Christmas in December!
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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2020, 11:51:15 PM »
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.  because the missus is demanding to put up a tree this weekend and it's only the middle of November !!!     

Think about the leccky bill as well, 12 days before and after, no more no less.... He says.

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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2020, 06:58:16 PM »
No idea why you can’t just put “Vulkan” and it’ll drop down to OpenGL if it’s not available.

Yeah. It could be Renderer(Vulcan) that falls back if the hardware is not capable and Renderer(OpenGL) where it "forces" OpenGL even if Vulcan could be used. The funny thing that as much this kind of naming have no real impact on the quality of the product but can do some damage by make it sound like a toy... AGK Script is still a programming language and it's users can/should be able to differentiate between rendering APIs.

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Re: Tis the season for a Christmas Demo #1
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2020, 07:04:06 PM »
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because the missus is demanding to put up a tree this weekend and it's only the middle of November !!!
That's your game/tech demo right there

 

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