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Old 13 January 2016, 16:36   #21
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How about something like Sonic Drift 1 - 2 for Game Gear? [ Show youtube player ] [ Show youtube player ]
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Old 13 January 2016, 16:53   #22
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Originally Posted by trixster View Post
Akira could not be more wrong. The original Mario Kart is utterly brilliant.

100% Agreed! The original is IMO an all-time classic (along with Street Fighter 2 on the SNES).
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Old 13 January 2016, 17:02   #23
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It's called Drive IFF and it's nowhere NEAR as good as I remembered it! HAHAHAHA

Although, you can load your own 8-colour maps. I've chucked the cover disk into The Zone for anyone who is interested.

Try not to be too disappointed... :P

Actually, it's still way better than anything I could do, so big up to Jon Harris for coding it
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How about something like Sonic Drift 1 - 2 for Game Gear? [ Show youtube player ] [ Show youtube player ]
That's what Bump and Burn is
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Old 14 January 2016, 05:38   #25
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@ReadOnlyCat how was the roto-zoom in Brian the Lion done, and is the technique related to faking mode 7? (Then again I'm unsure if the A1200 and 500 versions were different.)
I do not know.
I have never seen that rotozoom "in the flesh", only on YouTube and I do not recall whether it is AGA only or is supposed to run on OCS. It seems impossible to me to have a full screen pixel precise rotozoom on an A500 unless there are constraints on the structure of the zoomed image which allow for some shortcuts to be taken, like lots of flat surfaces which can be easily blitted while only the contours of the image are really being zoomed.
Galahad seemed to know a few things about this rotozoom so maybe he will be kind enough to share if he reads this thread.

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I suppose the real issue would be getting the effect to run at a good speed, while also taking care of the rest of the game code/logic...
This should probably work.
I mentioned earlier that writing the chunky pixels to the copperlist was likely as efficient as determining the tiles to select and send to DMA but it is probably actually even more efficient since it requires only one write to memory and there is no conversion to be done between the mapped texture and the final tiles to send to DMA for copy in VRAM.

So with a bit of luck the Amiga could have a small speed advantage over the console (I say "could" because there are other factors to take into account) in the rendering of the road.

However, where it suffers is the rendering of objects which appear over the road: as I said earlier, using only 4 bitplanes (16 colors) in combination with copper chunky results in zero DMA available for blitting or CPU during the display: only the top of the screen where no road is drawn, the screen borders and the blanking intervals offer free DMA slots for the blitter or CPU. This might be ok for the blitter since the background does not have to be redrawn over the road (the road is drawn using only color 0 by the Copper) and there is no need to mask objects drawn over the road (same reason) but CPU might be a bit tight to texture map the road into the next copperlist and handle game logic under one frame.

This is something I thought about for a future project (yes, I have bazillions of these ) and there are probably some ways to make it fit all under one frame or two but this might not be as simple as I first let it appear.

Note however, that if I recall correctly the thread in which he explains it, gasega68k's routine does not fit under one VBL. This needs to be double checked though.

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Drift 1 - 2 for Game Gear? [ Show youtube player ] [ Show youtube player ]
Oh, nice racing game for the GameGear/SMS indeed.
This is more like Lotus II rather than Mario Kart: no texture on the floor except for some road sections in the 2nd installment.
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X360, PS3 and PC.

The PC version does not have the split screen multiplayer AFAIK
Blur on PC has splitscreen too.
Downside of this game is that only those xbox controllers are supported, but xpadder can help with that.
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and I do not recall whether it is AGA only or is supposed to run on OCS
There's an OCS version and an AGA one . The OCS version have the same cool mode7 alike effects too. The Aga version has parallax scroll and probably more colors.

I remember one level on the OCS version where framerate dropped drastically though.
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