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Forum: EAB's competition 18 September 2019, 20:09
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Posted By Tsak
Agreed, that's also mine and Alex's solution...

Agreed, that's also mine and Alex's solution (with tiny variations) ;)
Here are some extra solutions for a few levels you asked for:
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Forum: EAB's competition 17 September 2019, 18:39
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
A public contest before the game is actually...

A public contest before the game is actually released is kinda unorthodox -to say the least. But then again, who knows?
On the other hand, if some of you guys would be interested to help, we...
Forum: EAB's competition 16 September 2019, 18:46
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
I think you're missing what Alex means. The way...

I think you're missing what Alex means. The way the badges are set and how the enemy kill-count is calculated IS a feature of the game. Good or bad, nobody claims that it couldn't have been handled...
Forum: EAB's competition 16 September 2019, 03:52
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Yup. Btw here's a little more insight on the...

Yup. Btw here's a little more insight on the issue: In stages that have more than one enemy type and allow you to kill less enemies than the max, there isn't any way to tell which enemies the player...
Forum: EAB's competition 15 September 2019, 23:56
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Yup, that's Alex's solution ;) He actually...

Yup, that's Alex's solution ;)

He actually exploits the way the enemies do their pathfinding to get them to the prison. I figured that this wouldn't be something most people would know or find out...
Forum: EAB's competition 15 September 2019, 22:54
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
I think I know what is your issue with lv32. You...

I think I know what is your issue with lv32. You tried to perfect it by killing (at least) one blue, but that doesn't actually give you a perfect, right?

Problem is the way the score and badge...
Forum: EAB's competition 15 September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Wow, guys, just wow! VERY impressive stuff!...

Wow, guys, just wow! VERY impressive stuff! :great

Just so you know, me and Alex's solutions for lv30 were close to Capehorn's first attempt with some variations. As for "intended methods", it's...
Forum: EAB's competition 14 September 2019, 21:40
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Yup, you're missing more steps ;) Great...

Yup, you're missing more steps ;)
Great progress though! Perhaps it's also solvable the way you try to do it. First time I see someone doing the last part like that.
Forum: News 14 September 2019, 19:19
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
@Donnie: yup ;)

@Donnie: yup ;)
Forum: EAB's competition 13 September 2019, 23:10
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Nice one John! :great

Nice one John! :great
Forum: EAB's competition 12 September 2019, 02:48
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Well, you do need to be nearly pixel perfect as...

Well, you do need to be nearly pixel perfect as Malko mentioned. This gives you a massive time bonus but it's indeed an almost impossible task (at least for average gamers like me).
Kudos to...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 September 2019, 23:13
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
yup, I know ;) It's just that what you were...

yup, I know ;)
It's just that what you were describing sounded familiar. And seeing your gif now I guessed correctly (about the method you were trying to do).

Just a rule of thumb, whenever you...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 September 2019, 21:27
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
@Malko: mmm, I'm pretty sure it's not. Solving...

@Malko: mmm, I'm pretty sure it's not. Solving level 30 reliably does not require pixel perfect percision (like at all). So my advice would be to think it over ;)

*edit: btw I think I know what...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 September 2019, 02:43
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Aah, lv27... I think it's around that time that I...

Aah, lv27... I think it's around that time that I usually stop caring for perfects if I want to complete the game (even though I know how to perfect all levels). Stakes go way up from then on. It's...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 September 2019, 01:30
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Ha! When I was originally testing the game I did...

Ha! When I was originally testing the game I did exactly the same thing as you (with the 2nd and 3rd blue loops)! But then the day I was recording the gif I noticed my timing was slightly worse than...
Forum: EAB's competition 09 September 2019, 01:41
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Wow, great score John! The competition is really...

Wow, great score John! The competition is really heating up! :great

Btw, since level 18 is spoiled enough already it's -perhaps- ok to spoil it a bit more with my own solution :D
...
Forum: EAB's competition 08 September 2019, 02:14
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Yup, that's correct! ;) Or as the...

Yup, that's correct! ;)



Or as the manual quotes: "Despite the direction they seem to look (and thanks to their semi-transparent body) blobs will react as long as you cross with them...
Forum: News 07 September 2019, 15:52
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
That's right, we actually have each body part as...

That's right, we actually have each body part as a seperate gfx. And we don't have the frames just split into 16x16 tiles, actually each part has a variable size which helps to bring down the ram...
Forum: EAB's competition 07 September 2019, 03:01
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Good one mate! :great I can make a...

Good one mate! :great



I can make a perfect on this level 99 out of 99 times... If (and only if) I use my joystick (on my Amiga). Very tough with keys. Basically there's a trick to keep your...
Forum: News 07 September 2019, 01:02
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
Yup, Final Fight also uses modularity to some...

Yup, Final Fight also uses modularity to some extend (and probably other Amiga beat'em'ups). F.e. if you check Axl's sheet below, you can see (from the available parts) that to do his walk cycle you...
Forum: News 06 September 2019, 21:29
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
Nope, no subpalettes. Afaik, the...

Nope, no subpalettes.



Afaik, the modular approach has been used on various Amiga games, especially on bosses. But I'm not sure if any game uses the same method as us or to the extend that we...
Forum: EAB's competition 06 September 2019, 00:57
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
Teasing me huh? :D Nope, I'd better not. Tough...

Teasing me huh? :D
Nope, I'd better not. Tough choice to favor EAB or Lemon in this fight ;)

Did you managed a perfect on level 11 yet?
Forum: News 05 September 2019, 19:37
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
You don't need to hold the button and push a...

You don't need to hold the button and push a direction to start comboing (If that's what you're thinking). Regardless of what direction you are holding (or not) pushing fire will initiate a jab. ...
Forum: News 05 September 2019, 19:15
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
@Saimon69: Nice ideas, however it's way too early...

@Saimon69: Nice ideas, however it's way too early to start thinking about easter eggs and alternative modes right now. I guess everything is possible but we have to wait and see. ;)

@Shatterhand:...
Forum: News 04 September 2019, 20:50
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
Here's a video where Mike showcases and explains...

Here's a video where Mike showcases and explains a lot of the moves the player characters can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsLPmYss-cU

Note that many of these anims are unrefined at the...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 September 2019, 19:49
Replies: 139
Views: 10,044
Posted By Tsak
Talking about music and sfx, I personally think...

Talking about music and sfx, I personally think that 2 channels for sfx might be an overkill, especially for an fps game. I mean besides picking up an item or opening a door or the occasional roar...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 September 2019, 03:38
Replies: 139
Views: 10,044
Posted By Tsak
Hi KK/Altair, welcome on board! Amazing...

Hi KK/Altair,
welcome on board!

Amazing work you've done there!!! :great

I've watched footage for your presentation and I'm wondering if art specifically made and tailored for your engine...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 02 September 2019, 23:16
Replies: 34
Views: 1,194
Posted By Tsak
:great Go to edit>prefferences>general...

:great



Go to edit>prefferences>general and then at the 'image interpolation' tab choose 'nearest neighbhor' then press ok. Now next time you 'll resize/scale/rotate/skew e.t.c. something it...
Forum: EAB's competition 02 September 2019, 19:49
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
In general note that there are many ways to solve...

In general note that there are many ways to solve each level. Usually if a solution you are trying tends to lean too much on the luck factor it usually means it's not the ideal one.
Forum: EAB's competition 02 September 2019, 19:11
Replies: 167
Views: 3,850
Posted By Tsak
SPOILERS (for players stuck in levels 7 and 14) ...

SPOILERS (for players stuck in levels 7 and 14)
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The easier case is that you just don't let the patroling enemy see you. Same with level 14 (which seems to give many people...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 02 September 2019, 15:28
Replies: 34
Views: 1,194
Posted By Tsak
We use a combination of Photoshop and ProMotionNG...

We use a combination of Photoshop and ProMotionNG to do the pixel art. I'm personally very accustomed using Photoshop for my pixel work all these years so I've setup a nice workflow with it.

In...
Forum: News 02 September 2019, 02:50
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
Absolutely! ;) Let's dive into it: As most...

Absolutely! ;) Let's dive into it:

As most of you probably know, using copperised colors is quite common on Amiga. However the vast majority of games often use this trick only as a finishing touch...
Forum: News 01 September 2019, 14:27
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
Yup, that's correct. Both the background...

Yup, that's correct. Both the background buildings and the foreground pole are sprites.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 01 September 2019, 14:25
Replies: 189
Views: 14,013
Posted By Tsak
Hi Damien ;) Erik has already adressed that...

Hi Damien ;)

Erik has already adressed that idea above. We've actually tested porting my CG backbone prototype. But the Scorpion engine needs a few more features to work this port out. We'll see...
Forum: News 31 August 2019, 14:51
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
:confused what marketing ploy are you reffering...

:confused what marketing ploy are you reffering to? Are you talking about the video leak? Cause -believe me- that was NOT intentional. If you don't take my word on it ask McGeezer, or D4rk3lf. I was...
Forum: News 31 August 2019, 02:51
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
I agree. Every Amiga game made and the better it...

I agree. Every Amiga game made and the better it is, automatically raises the stakes for everyone, the developers and the scene itself.
I should add thought that for me it's more than just...
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 15:12
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
There are more parts of the level, not shown in...

There are more parts of the level, not shown in the video. We're tight memory wise but tileset work for the level is not complete yet. ;)
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 00:32
Replies: 157
Views: 9,853
Posted By Tsak
Metro Siege: new arcade quality a500 brawler!

Pixelglass, in cooperation with BitBeamCannon and Enable Software, proudly presents 'Metro Siege': a brand new, 2 player co-op brawler in the works for Amiga 500 (512k chip+512 other ram)!
...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 29 August 2019, 13:13
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Tsak
The patreon page has mixed private and public...

The patreon page has mixed private and public videos. Afaik the videos marked as 'private' do remain that way.

*edit: ah, clydos was faster than me :)
Forum: News 28 August 2019, 02:59
Replies: 114
Views: 6,022
Posted By Tsak
Yup, that's just one of the many ways you can...

Yup, that's just one of the many ways you can attack fallen enemies. There are 2 more moves against downed enemies shown in the video, including the specific kick attack Damien is asking for (though...
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