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Old 04 March 2017, 20:23   #21
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Very cool, well done!

Are the enemies/character gfx just placeholders or original? They look pretty lovely!

*edit: I'd suggest to implement scolling the screen down when you press 'down', so you can safely track your route when you want to move that way. Blind jumps are unfair when it involves moving characters and hazards in those platforms.

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Old 04 March 2017, 21:06   #22
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Very cool, well done!

Are the enemies/character gfx just placeholders or original? They look pretty lovely!

*edit: I'd suggest to implement scolling the screen down when you press 'down', so you can safely track your route when you want to move that way. Blind jumps are unfair when it involves moving characters and hazards in those platforms.
All of the graphics are placeholders - the humanoid character are arcade rips which is why they look so good. The dragon is stock game art that I pixelised.

And yeah, the blind drops are unfair, the scrolling system is still evolving. It's a bit of a challenge because I want the character to move really quickly and that can make it difficult to keep the character on the screen without jerky scrolling.
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Old 09 March 2017, 23:12   #23
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Damn, this already looks totally awesome. Can not wait to see the final version. Blocky Skies was already an excellent game, very innovatine and fun! Good work man!
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Old 11 March 2017, 07:01   #24
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I made a small video as I tested out adding a small game optimisation. It shows me working out the FS-UAE visual DMA debugger and also highlights some debug features in my game that make it easy to measure optimisation speed.

Something a bit different from your average "work in progress" game demo.

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Old 13 March 2017, 15:18   #25
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Good video it's always interesting to see how people go about these things.
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Old 14 March 2017, 10:20   #26
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Probably the #1 bit of feedback from Blocky Skies, resolved for the new game:



Works for both the trackloader and HD versions.

Not sure about CD32, is there any non volatile storage on it at all ?
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Old 14 March 2017, 10:29   #27
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The CD32 has a few kB of NVRAM, yes.
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Not sure about CD32, is there any non volatile storage on it at all ?
Yes, the CD32 has nv storage.. easiest way to access it is through nonvolatile.library, but it uses dos, so you must enable multitasking, iirc.
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The CD32 has a few kB of NVRAM, yes.
If it's only a few KB I'm assuming it's considered poor form to use it for your games high scores :-)
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Yes, the CD32 has nv storage.. easiest way to access it is through nonvolatile.library, but it uses dos, so you must enable multitasking, iirc.
For the HD version I save the hi scores using dos after the OS has been resurrected (on quit).
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If it's only a few KB I'm assuming it's considered poor form to use it for your games high scores :-)


Not at all, that's what Pinball Fantasies does for instance. But the storage capacity is tiny IIRC.
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Not at all, that's what Pinball Fantasies does for instance. But the storage capacity is tiny IIRC.
Ok cool - something to look into.
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Old 15 March 2017, 14:57   #33
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For the HD version I save the hi scores using dos after the OS has been resurrected (on quit).
ok, then nonvolatile.lib may be the way to go.. it will save to envarc: if nv-mem is not available, thus transparently also work on non-CD32. Also, there's a trick to redirect it to disk on CD32 as well, if one so desires.
There's a thread about all of that right here on the forum, iirc.
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I have been side tracked a little bit the past few weeks as I adapted the Climby Skies engine to do a little game demo for the Amiga Wave guys.

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Old 07 May 2017, 07:23   #35
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If they fancy some tune for the high score i autorize them to use this tune, strongly inspired by the firemen choir scene that i did like ten years ago... let me know and will send you the mod file

obscene chorus
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