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Critics' Lounge / Re: Perspective
« on: 14 Feb 2007, 20:41 »
Bit of a dramatic change, but don't worry, the colour wont stay like that.  I've been playing about with the shadow of the bannister (was a bloody nightmare), and i redid the lamp, and tried playing about with the table a bit but it doesn't look much better.

What does anyone make of it so far?

I've just had another look at it after a few hours and realised I don't like what I've done.
I think for the time being I'm gonna go minimalist until I get photoshop, and can have a proper play about.
theres only so much you can do in paint and without the use of layers, youre constantly repainting things that youve drawn through.

General Discussion / Re: Am I making things up?
« on: 14 Feb 2007, 20:14 »
I toyed with a similar (graphical adventure game) concept where a conscious robot that awakens to find its' systems malfunctioning.
The aim of the game would have been to firstly repair oneself, and then improve existing systems in order
to learn the reason why it awoke, to understand the world better or something like that.

The graphics could go through various phases as the robot improved it's perception of the environment.
Examples: black screen, static, detection of motion, still objects and distances, black and white, color, heat detection etc.

Especially it's current capability of abstraction and artificial intelligence would influence how the environment would be presented graphically in various ways.
Examples: learning to filter out uneccessary data, using symbols/ideas/fantasy and interlinking them with sensory perceptions
(the world or parts of it could look something like a fairy tale illustration momentarily or the robot could distinguish where objects end and begin).

This would be great.  The best thing about it would that the more the robot can see and understand, the more you could do as a player.  For example you might come to a door that needs a red key, but you can only currently see in black and white, but later in the game you will bre able to interpret colour and the red door will be open to you...

Thats a basic (and bad) example, but it shows how a system like this could be used to open the game up more naturally.

General Discussion / Re: Am I making things up?
« on: 14 Feb 2007, 16:34 »
I'm pretty sure it wasn't an adventure game... It would have been about 5-10 years ago probably...(thats normally how far back my memory goes) so possiby it was on the playstation or maybe early ps2.

...And make sure that you keep records of any emails, letters, money that you send and receive.
This is so that if they turn around later and say that you never asked them, or that they didn't give you permission, you have the necessary proof to protect yourself.

General Discussion / Am I making things up?
« on: 14 Feb 2007, 16:24 »
I was chatting to a friend and we got talking about the possibility of creating a game that starts of with deliberately average graphics but they get better or worse depending on how well you play?
Then I thought something similar to this had already been done.
I'm sure there's been a game where the graphics built up as you played, starting in a wireframe environment but gradually more and more polygons being added as you played?
I only have a vague memory of seeing or reading about something like this and it's quite possible I'm making it up.

Does anyone know what game I might be going on about, if indeed such a game exists?

(not necessarily an adventure game.. most probably a shoot 'em up or something).

General Discussion / Re: AGS Editor Valentine's Edition
« on: 14 Feb 2007, 16:17 »
It's just that a Valentine's Day or Christmas hasn't IIRR passed since I've been here without someone posting about them.

Yeh I can see how it might get boring after a few years, but you could always... you know... just ignore those threads. They (and this one, aswell), will be off the first page in a few days time.  I know I haven't helped matter by posting this reply, but, oh well. Faeces transpires.

A. Yes, I've had enough.
Q. Is that your answer, Rui?

General Discussion / Re: My MYSPACE...
« on: 14 Feb 2007, 14:09 »
Done... you're space is cool.. mine needs redoing since i changed the res of my background picture and it looks poo.

General Discussion / Re: AGS Editor Valentine's Edition
« on: 14 Feb 2007, 14:06 »
Hahaha, I wish I'd run the editor before seeing this thread... so what if it's old news to some of you... gives us newbies a laugh.  and it's not exactly every day is it?

Thats ok.  Just an idea.  Thought it would be a nice angle, that the winning entries actually get used in some way. No worries, though, I can design my own logo.. it'll be gash though... hehe ;)

I have an idea for a competition if everyone could humour me for a moment.

I've just bought a domain name, and I could do with a logo.
I could design it myself, but I thought what if I could set up a competition where I get YOU lot to design it for me.. and then I'll pick my favourite and use it on my site and I'll be sure to give credit where credits due...

Haha, sounds a bit lazy and selfish of me, but hear me out.
It could then be the winner's turn to set up a competition for something (be it a logo, or a sprite or a tune) that he/she needs for their website or game and each winner sets the next competition as we do with the other comps.

It could be called the "Make Me Something Useful" competition.

If any mods think it's a good idea please give me the go ahead to start it... or if its a bad idea, please tell me and I won't sulk.
What does everyone think?

Critics' Lounge / Re: Perspective
« on: 13 Feb 2007, 15:43 »
How's this?

I've pulled the door back, because the character isn't going to actually need to go in there anyway, it's there there because there would be a door there in real life.
I've straightened out the stairs to the best of my ability and I've added wooded flooring.

Monkey, I'll see if I can do anything about the table.
Thanks for the comments guys, keep them coming.  The more you lot tell me what can be improved, the better the end result will be.

Critics' Lounge / Re: Perspective
« on: 13 Feb 2007, 01:23 »
Is this better?

I've put a lamp on the table there as a light source and just put a bit of grey on some of the area that would be in shadow.
I think that solves the little problem at the to of the stairs.

I dont want to get too involved in shading and colouring yet, this was supposed to be a basic skeleton of the room to get the physics right until I can get my hands on photoshop and then I can shine it up on there.

Anything else anyone can think of?

Darth I haven't forgoton about the left hand floor, I'll have a look at that tomorrow.

Reverse Paedophile!


There you go, I did it.

Hints & Tips / Re: Sydney Finds Employment
« on: 12 Feb 2007, 23:01 »
ahhh haa haa haaaaa.
Cheers Sthom. now i can finish this little beaut.

Critics' Lounge / Re: Perspective
« on: 12 Feb 2007, 22:14 »
Yeh, that's supposed to be where the ceiling cuts away so you don't bang your head when walking up the stairs, but you're right it looks a bit wierd, I wonder how I could make it more obvious what its supposed to be?

Hints & Tips / Re: Sydney Finds Employment
« on: 12 Feb 2007, 22:11 »
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
I've done everything.  Got the suit from the guy in the bar, got the rosetee, snipped it with the scissors to make a tie, and I've got the shoes and dried them with the hair-dryer.  But Nothing is happenning, Ive tried using the items on Syd, but it says "best wait until i've got everything"... i thought I did... any ideas what i've missed out?

I missed the ceremony too... what a doof.  where can I see the list of all the winners?

General Discussion / Buying a Domain Name
« on: 12 Feb 2007, 21:03 »
What is the cheapest and/or best place to buy a Domain Name from?
I've been trying for ages to think of a good name, and I've been using to check for availability, but what sites did you all get your various domains from and are they cheap?

Critics' Lounge / Re: Tutorials
« on: 12 Feb 2007, 20:47 »
I don't use GIMP, but I'm thinking of trying it becasue I'm desperate to start making some shiny backgrounds and still have lost my copy of photoshop.
I know a lot of people here use it and I came across a website with a whole archive of tutorials for it.

It's got everything.

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