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Forum: EAB's competition 05 October 2019, 12:36
Replies: 208
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Posted By alpine9000
How many hits did you get down to?

How many hits did you get down to?
Forum: News 24 September 2019, 00:00
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By alpine9000
I’m interested in an assembled game pad. Want to...

I’m interested in an assembled game pad. Want to make sure Metro Siege works well with this controller!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 September 2019, 00:41
Replies: 100
Views: 3,975
Posted By alpine9000
Having “toyed” with writing a brawler myself...

Having “toyed” with writing a brawler myself recently, I find it absolutely insane that FF Amiga fits in 512kb. I take my hat off to Richard. Absolutely amazing job. And the time frame sounds equally...
Forum: EAB's competition 16 September 2019, 23:21
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
The feedback I can give @malko is you’re a much...

The feedback I can give @malko is you’re a much better player of Worthy than I am :)

Your solutions are almost always faster than mine, but I did normally stop at any perfect solution I could find.
Forum: EAB's competition 16 September 2019, 03:42
Replies: 208
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Posted By alpine9000
We hear you :) I guess I was saying...

We hear you :)

I guess I was saying technically it's a "feature" (the ability to set different goals for each enemy type), however I don't think anyone is arguing that it's feature that isn't used...
Forum: EAB's competition 16 September 2019, 00:59
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
You have to kill red blobs to get the medal. It's...

You have to kill red blobs to get the medal. It's not a bug, it's a feature that makes it harder to complete the level perfectly (leaving the blue blobs alive).

As tsak said, it's a bit confusing,...
Forum: EAB's competition 14 September 2019, 21:37
Replies: 208
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Posted By alpine9000
@john4p - you’re missing something You start...

@john4p - you’re missing something

You start well, but after you collect the diamonds try something else.
Forum: EAB's competition 12 September 2019, 01:59
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
I seem to recall that Hipoonio’s method might...

I seem to recall that Hipoonio’s method might have involved a bit of luck? But I might be confusing it with another level.
Forum: EAB's competition 12 September 2019, 01:34
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
Pretty much all level design was done by Task. I...

Pretty much all level design was done by Task. I had some minor input on a few levels to tweak difficulty.

A funny bit of trivia, originally level 30 was slightly different and when I went away...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 September 2019, 22:44
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
@malko - as Tsak said, if you know how to do it,...

@malko - as Tsak said, if you know how to do it, level 30 require almost no “arcade” skills and is pretty much 100% risk free.

When I first did it, it took me something like 45 minutes to crack...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 September 2019, 12:57
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
If it helps I found level 27 pretty tough :)

If it helps I found level 27 pretty tough :)
Forum: EAB's competition 09 September 2019, 09:17
Replies: 208
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Posted By alpine9000
You guys have no love for the high pressure chase...

You guys have no love for the high pressure chase :)
Forum: EAB's competition 08 September 2019, 12:53
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
Nice one!, my route is completely different to...

Nice one!, my route is completely different to you guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_WrM5WDDNc
Forum: EAB's competition 08 September 2019, 03:08
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
Nice solution @malko!, my solution is completely...

Nice solution @malko!, my solution is completely different, I found a way I can do it without needing any "waits" (except at the start) as I found that it was more repeatable and I would lose less...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 September 2019, 05:42
Replies: 36
Views: 1,986
Posted By alpine9000
It's a shame this seems to be a commercial...

It's a shame this seems to be a commercial product, might have been something that coul d have been worth looking at.

z80 -> C -> 68k

http://www.mpsinc.com/z80.html
Forum: EAB's competition 07 September 2019, 01:50
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
Yeah, the spike one, and I know the way, and I...

Yeah, the spike one, and I know the way, and I still lost lives :D
Forum: EAB's competition 07 September 2019, 01:25
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
I gave the game a play as I could not remember...

I gave the game a play as I could not remember enough details to answer, I'm not enterering the compo, but if you're interested I got up to level 19, def not perfect on every level.
...
Forum: News 06 September 2019, 10:14
Replies: 158
Views: 11,194
Posted By alpine9000
Our focus at the moment is 100% on getting the...

Our focus at the moment is 100% on getting the OCS game finished, which as you can imagine is a huge task by itself, so I really apologise in advance if I don't engage on AGA questions yet.

I can...
Forum: EAB's competition 06 September 2019, 07:31
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
Without giving you a solution, if you want a hint...

Without giving you a solution, if you want a hint (I think this hint is in the manual, so it's not really a spoiler).

If the enemies have not seen you, they have no idea you are there, and...
Forum: News 05 September 2019, 23:06
Replies: 158
Views: 11,194
Posted By alpine9000
As @Tsak mentioned above, the "modular animation"...

As @Tsak mentioned above, the "modular animation" technique is the technique that allowed us to fit the huge number of animations frames into the target chip ram budget. The down side of this...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 September 2019, 09:27
Replies: 317
Views: 32,875
Posted By alpine9000
As a fellow hi-score list coder, I guarantee if...

As a fellow hi-score list coder, I guarantee if you make a nice one, I will say "wow, what a nice hi score list!" :D:D:D
Forum: EAB's competition 01 September 2019, 13:20
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
Thanks for double checking, but it was our idea...

Thanks for double checking, but it was our idea to offer free copies as a way to support the forum as well as get a few people to really play Worthy “hard” :)
Forum: EAB's competition 01 September 2019, 13:14
Replies: 208
Views: 5,677
Posted By alpine9000
Free copies for anyone that enters the compo...

Free copies for anyone that enters the compo solves that problem!
Forum: News 01 September 2019, 10:21
Replies: 158
Views: 11,194
Posted By alpine9000
Mike discussed some plans for the box artwork in...

Mike discussed some plans for the box artwork in the stream, If I recall correctly, he said the goal is to make it authentically represent the kind of awesome box art we had at the peak of the 16-bit...
Forum: News 01 September 2019, 08:56
Replies: 158
Views: 11,194
Posted By alpine9000
At the moment we are focused on finishing the OCS...

At the moment we are focused on finishing the OCS version, so maybe ask again when that is closer to being done.

As you may have seen, we do have options to target other platforms (which could...
Forum: News 01 September 2019, 07:55
Replies: 158
Views: 11,194
Posted By alpine9000
The demo runs perfectly in PAL at 25fps, NTSC at...

The demo runs perfectly in PAL at 25fps, NTSC at 30fps without any slowdown is a team goal, only time will tell if we achieve it.



This is something quite easy to configure in the engine and at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 September 2019, 00:41
Replies: 332
Views: 12,634
Posted By alpine9000
Modern multiplayer games are designed to work...

Modern multiplayer games are designed to work with lag, lots of cool techniques for example things like "Client-side prediction".

If you're playing a game that was not designed to handle lag,...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 31 August 2019, 23:57
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By alpine9000
Just tried it, very cool!!!

Just tried it, very cool!!!
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 23:43
Replies: 158
Views: 11,194
Posted By alpine9000
Btw here is a little video showing me testing...

Btw here is a little video showing me testing network play between an Amiga (with ACA500plus and an X-Surf-500) and a Mac running the Mac version of Metro Siege.
...
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 23:34
Replies: 158
Views: 11,194
Posted By alpine9000
I am not exactly sure what you mean, but the game...

I am not exactly sure what you mean, but the game runs at 25fps, so it updates frames every second VBL ?
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 09:46
Replies: 158
Views: 11,194
Posted By alpine9000
Unfortunately I can't give you a straight answer...

Unfortunately I can't give you a straight answer right now for a few reasons (the main one being something like this is not a decision I could make alone!).

What I can say is, our goal is to make...
Forum: News 29 August 2019, 23:22
Replies: 114
Views: 6,635
Posted By alpine9000
Please don't worry about how the player AI is...

Please don't worry about how the player AI is currently configured, it's mainly used for automated testing. We thought it would be good to let Bill use it so people could see the way the games...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 29 August 2019, 13:14
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By alpine9000
I think there are two sets of videos, the YouTube...

I think there are two sets of videos, the YouTube ones and the Patreon ones with the Patreon videos diving even further behind the scenes, more like a “fly on the wall” of the bitbeamcannon creative...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 29 August 2019, 12:20
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By alpine9000
Ha, well I’m guessing you know all kinds of...

Ha, well I’m guessing you know all kinds of secrets then! :)
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 29 August 2019, 12:12
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By alpine9000
If you want more info on this game there is a...

If you want more info on this game there is a huge series of “making of” videos on the bitbeamcannon YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL5hz7CpKhOZN_MmWreflmw

Look for videos in...
Forum: News 28 August 2019, 18:36
Replies: 114
Views: 6,635
Posted By alpine9000
Thanks for the kind words, and as much as I’d...

Thanks for the kind words, and as much as I’d love to take credit, the game play design is very much driven by the whole team, but in particular our “Creative Director” Michael Parent. Michael has...
Forum: Coders. Contest 27 August 2019, 23:24
Replies: 1,562
Views: 108,739
Posted By alpine9000
Those physicals look sooo good.

Those physicals look sooo good.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 27 August 2019, 19:54
Replies: 30
Views: 1,834
Posted By alpine9000
This looks really cool! Will you be able to...

This looks really cool!

Will you be able to do “low gravity” jumps? :)
Forum: News 27 August 2019, 19:47
Replies: 114
Views: 6,635
Posted By alpine9000
Hey All, I’m the coder for this game, and...

Hey All,

I’m the coder for this game, and would love to answer some of the technical questions however as you all can tell we want to keep as much detail as possible under wraps for a few more...
Forum: EAB's competition 27 August 2019, 00:22
Replies: 34
Views: 1,362
Posted By alpine9000
I can’t remember if I actually ever finished...

I can’t remember if I actually ever finished Worthy in a single session (I am pretty sure I didn’t), but I am not a great gamer.

Worthy is a really hard game, I was good at solving the puzzles...
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