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#51 Jun 12, 2014 12:06 AM

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Awesome, I think we have enough people to get started then! big_smile

Great! I'm looking forward to getting started smile


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#52 Jun 12, 2014 3:30 AM

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Re: Spyroforum Fan Game!

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I have no programming skills. But, I want to help. Are there any positions that require no coding skills? I do have Photoshop skills though.

Yeah, QA/testing has pretty much unlimited positions that'll involve just playing the game and looking for glitches.

Although if there are any fun glitches we might want to leave them in like 36 says. tongue


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#53 Jun 12, 2014 5:43 AM

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Can you count me in for testing? I'm pretty good at finding most obvious bugs and glitches.


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#54 Jun 12, 2014 6:05 AM

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I'd like to have someone like HelixSnake as a tester. He's a youtuber who spends his time finding hilarious glitches in games. I don't know how he does it, but he can exploit glitches in ANY game. Mostly, he just plays Skate 3, though.
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#55 Jun 12, 2014 12:16 PM

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I reccomend you to find the bugs and fix them, But, leave some glitches so the players could enjoy it smile


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#56 Jun 12, 2014 12:51 PM

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Okay, exams finished, I have some time to work on it now smile I guess I'll start with playing with Sheep's code and improve my js skills. If you have anything new Sheep, feel free to share!

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#57 Jun 12, 2014 2:15 PM

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Yay smile

I don't have anything new to share yet, except that the keyPress() function in keyboard.js needed a small update to ignore simulated key presses when you hold a key too long, like when typing:
k (quick press and release)
k (press, and release after about a second)
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk (holding for a couple of seconds) )

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function keyPress(e){
    for(var n = 0; n < keyboard.keys; n++)
        if(keyboard.keycode[n] == e.keyCode){
            if(keyboard.keystate[n] != 2)                 <----- this line solved it. It reads: If the state of the n-th key is not equal to 2, a.k.a. not held down, set it to the state of being pressed.
                keyboard.keystate[n] = 1;
            break;
        }
}

I've now updated the downloadable zip in my previous post.

And I've been looking at the audio object, but I'm not quite sure how to make easy-to-use functions for it yet.


Oh, and Flapjacks, those are the most insane game physics glitches I've ever seen yikes

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#58 Jun 12, 2014 2:31 PM

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Re: Spyroforum Fan Game!

Sheep wrote:

Yay smile

I don't have anything new to share yet, except that the keyPress() function in keyboard.js needed a small update to ignore simulated key presses when you hold a key too long, like when typing:
k (quick press and release)
k (press, and release after about a second)
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk (holding for a couple of seconds) )

Hidden text

function keyPress(e){
    for(var n = 0; n < keyboard.keys; n++)
        if(keyboard.keycode[n] == e.keyCode){
            if(keyboard.keystate[n] != 2)                 <----- this line solved it. It reads: If the state of the n-th key is not equal to 2, a.k.a. not held down, set it to the state of being pressed.
                keyboard.keystate[n] = 1;
            break;
        }
}

I've now updated the downloadable zip in my previous post.

And I've been looking at the audio object, but I'm not quite sure how to make easy-to-use functions for it yet.


Oh, and Flapjacks, those are the most insane game physics glitches I've ever seen yikes

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#59 Jun 13, 2014 6:22 PM

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I like github already <3
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#60 Jun 14, 2014 9:09 AM

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Re: Spyroforum Fan Game!

Hi there,
I would love to work on this project.
I like writing, the QA and would like to try the level design(never did that before),
Here is some of my work if your interested:
http://mscorp6.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/


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#61 Jun 14, 2014 3:05 PM

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I made a couple of changes in the code. I added mouse support and made a few visual changes in keyboard.js. I also added some testing ripto sprite there tongue
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#62 Jun 14, 2014 3:38 PM

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Great!
The mouse support will be good to have for an eventual level editor smile
And thanks for doing a bit of cleaning in keyboard.js ^^


Stormy, have you set up that GitHub repository yet?

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I'm actually on vacation until Tuesday; I'll set it up when I get back. I actually didn't expect everyone to start writing code so soon. tongue

masterscorp wrote:

Hi there,
I would love to work on this project.
I like writing, the QA and would like to try the level design(never did that before),
Here is some of my work if your interested:
http://mscorp6.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/

Okay, both spots for writing are taken right now, but QA and level design are open.


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#64 Jun 14, 2014 7:26 PM

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Nice work, Sheep!

thetruefan, have you had any ideas yet? smile


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#65 Jun 14, 2014 7:51 PM

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Exams: Destroyed.        Mental State: *bleep*ed.


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Unfortunately I've decided to remove thetruefan's position in writing.

That means there's one position open now, though, for whoever wants it. tongue


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#67 Jun 14, 2014 11:23 PM

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Okie dokie. Should I start brainstorming some (extremely loose) ideas in the meantime?


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Yeah, definitely! Can't wait to see what you come up with.


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#69 Jun 15, 2014 8:42 AM

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I think we need to decide how the game's levels should be constructed, both before doing most graphics, and most of the programming.

Like... should the levels be grid-based, with all square blocks and a tile for each cell? How big are objects compared to those blocks? What is the general scale, 16x16 blocks, 32x32, 64x64 or something else? Slopes?

Or should it be a less uniform terrain made of 2d polygons, and possibly made visible with smaller image assets combined to resemble the polygon structure, like they do in for example Rayman Origins?

The second one would obviously be (much?)more difficult to make, and less fitting for pixel art graphics if we go for that, but I can clearly see how charging and super charging would work better with this kind of structure.

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I was thinking of this too. Having it from 2d polygons would be cool :3 for example like it is in gex, but level made of block would be much easier, that's right. Idk how would the graphics be implemented in javascript with the polygons though. I did such thing only in opengl.

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#71 Jun 15, 2014 4:05 PM

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I'm pretty sure Gex is using the grid method tongue

If we do polygons, there is the clipping path in the html5 canvas drawing functions.

Here's an illustration I made to explain how it can be done... First we have the polygon and a texture. By drawing the texture tiled, with the clipping path set to the polygon, we get the polygon filled with the texture. Then we can add a lot of various small graphics like grass, shadows or other details(I'll call them "details" from here on), to make it look like something. If we keep the polygon clipping path when drawing these, we get the lower left figure, otherwise the one to the right. We could also combine the two and have some "details" that are limited to the polygon, and some that stick out of it.
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Now, doing all this drawing every frame wouldn't work(too slow), but if we rendered small sections of the level to their own canvases, which we in turn draw to the main canvas, it should work. We could have a set of canvases that together cover a bit more than the view area, and when Spyro and the view moves in one direction, we erase the canvases that cover areas Spyro are moving away from, and start drawing the portion of the level that is about to come into view.

Only the polygons and their "details" would be drawn to these canvases. First the background would be drawn to the main canvas, then the polygon canvases would be drawn to the main canvas, and then the objects on top of that.

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#72 Jun 15, 2014 11:45 PM

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I'm only familiar with the grid method, so I can't give a definitive response without knowing the polygon path smile

Before I start with the ideas, what time-zone would you all prefer? I'm just trying to get a feel of what characters/settings we'd prefer to see back, then I'll get some ideas sorted.

1. Takes place shortly after YotD.

2. Takes place shortly after AHT.

3. Undefined timezone.


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#73 Jun 16, 2014 4:18 AM

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How about no time zone in particular, just whenever, and contains whatever characters we want in it?


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#74 Jun 16, 2014 6:52 AM

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1. Shortly after YotD? While I like AHT a lot, I didn't really like it's new direction of the world and story.

But I also agree with Flapjacks.

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#75 Jun 16, 2014 6:42 PM

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I will take writer as level concept is full. I've run lots of forum games on GameFaqs and I'd like to improve my storytelling with practice. I'm in no matter how small or large this project becomes. For perspective, I am most familiar with the classic Spyro series, so I'd be most excited and best suited to do character dialogue and narration from that perspective. (which I imagine will be light anyway, with only the freed from crystal adult dragons, or npcs explaining something saying more than a simple help or thank you sentence)

Samples:

*crystal dragon statue shatters to reveal the dragon: brown, muscular, military voice (swamp dragon)*
Grimwark: Thank you Spyro, in this portal you won't go very far, because this is a 'time portal'. Only young dragons, such as yourself may enter, where you will go hundreds of years in the future... and can stop <villain> from sending back <minions> as an adult dragon! Find and destroy the <objective> to protect this realm. Then find a time portal in the other realms.  Oh and Spyro, don't let being a big, strong, grown up dragon go to your head!

Spyro: I wouldn't think of it. I'm ready to squash <villain's> <minions> at any size!

RadSpyro wrote:

Before I start with the ideas, what time-zone would you all prefer? I'm just trying to get a feel of what characters/settings we'd prefer to see back, then I'll get some ideas sorted.

I'd like to explore the time between Spyro 1 and 2, when Gnorc crystallized the dragons again. http://youtu.be/xCdZKpsHxDk?t=12s

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