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Old 04 June 2008, 23:38   #21
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I'm not really this oldskool, but I love the elegance of this style: minimal GFX, colour, anims - leaving stuff up to the imagination, BUT even moreso if it was "isometricised" (was that a contradiction?), tho' I doubt that would be possible on such a system...
I assume by isometric you mean a quasi-3D appearance, like Ultima 8 and the Avernum games have? In which case, yeah, not really possible on this particular system.

Old computers tend to have color limitations; the TI-99/4a has the advantage of no color limit but sacrifices flexibility at the pixel level by only allowing 2 colors for every 8 pixels horizontally. That makes isometric projection very tricky...

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Old 05 June 2008, 02:49   #22
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Yes, it is essentially still two-dimensional, the perspective is fixed, there is no vanishing point.

More modern games that use that projection are very rare, but some allow rotation (to see behind walls, instead of just making the wall momentarily transparent.)
It is the best perspective for RPGs and squad-based tacticals, IMO.

I understand that you are limited by the tech specs of your platform, and probably prefer the oldskool top-down anyway.

Good luck with your project. It looks to be of high calibre / quality!
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Old 02 December 2009, 00:45   #23
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Hi

Had to re-create my account... still working on it!

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But no blog posts, booo!

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Very cool!
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Old 08 December 2009, 22:10   #26
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But no blog posts, booo!

Hey, I just updated this week.
 
Old 09 December 2009, 22:08   #27
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Hey, I just updated this week.
Indeed you did. Been enjoying Fargoal on the iPhone myself, just gotta finish Minimć first.
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Old 09 December 2009, 23:46   #28
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Indeed you did. Been enjoying Fargoal on the iPhone myself, just gotta finish Minimć first.
Fargoal is pretty fun, even the vintage version... I definitely want to write a game like it for the TI, my "roguelike" for the platform. But that can wait, ONE project at a time...

I did start up coding again last night, have to write the player interface for combat. That's a big hurdle. Target selection, option selection, logical assignment of tasks... lots to do there.

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Old 11 December 2009, 11:24   #29
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Fargoal is pretty fun, even the vintage version... [...]
I downloaded the PC version you linked in your blog, it's really funny!
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