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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 August 2019, 22:57
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Posted By Photon
Agree, let's not compare 'which game is more fun'...

Agree, let's not compare 'which game is more fun' and definitely not platforms in this forum.

But Amiga games are ofc still highly relevant if they follow the topic: Fast Collision Detection. And...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 August 2019, 00:27
Replies: 99
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Posted By Photon
My collection was 4 original cabinets and a Jamma...

My collection was 4 original cabinets and a Jamma cabinet that took my 20 boards, including many of the classics you can think of. I've repaired arcade PCBs and supplied monitors to a local...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 August 2019, 20:34
Replies: 99
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Posted By Photon
Pacman would not be less fun if you collided when...

Pacman would not be less fun if you collided when you collided. What kind of nonsense is this? :spin

Competent simply means not missing collisions that you have decided should be checked (or are...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 August 2019, 16:43
Replies: 99
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Posted By Photon
If your question is a general one, and you just...

If your question is a general one, and you just want an opinion, I think avoiding frustration makes a game more fun. I'm not sure what having 100 objects on the screen for the sake of it adds to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 August 2019, 23:38
Replies: 99
Views: 9,113
Posted By Photon
A grid is very special case. Furthermore, it must...

A grid is very special case. Furthermore, it must not round coordinates to the grid, or it will be more inaccurate even than mere box collision detection.

If there are many objects to test, they...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 June 2019, 21:26
Replies: 99
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Posted By Photon
Don't worry :) It's just in the context of recent...

Don't worry :) It's just in the context of recent conversation, it seemed like you hoped sorting and special-casing would help and it doesn't. I stress this to prevent coders from wasting time, both...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 April 2019, 20:48
Replies: 99
Views: 9,113
Posted By Photon
And also the only cause of missing when you hit,...

And also the only cause of missing when you hit, or falling through the map. ;) Happens to this day, and is a great source of frustration.


Grid doesn't save time (tested by me). (And is not...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 March 2019, 01:09
Replies: 99
Views: 9,113
Posted By Photon
I'm sure most of the methods have already been...

I'm sure most of the methods have already been mentioned, but this made me write an article on Coppershade (http://coppershade.org/articles/More!/Topics/Collision_Detection_in_Amiga_Games/) on the...
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