General Project Screenshot/Video Thread

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by Tweaker, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Tweaker

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    Uh, GUYS. This is a topic to post screenshots, not whine about the format used.
     
  2. tokumaru

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    This is certainly not the case with screenshots of old console games... Since they use very few colors and have many repeated tiles, PNG does a much better job out of compressing them, without any loss. Test for yourself.

    I just grabbed a random screenshot from this thread, and saved a perfect lossless 8-bit (although there were only 28 colors in the image) PNG in Photoshop CS3, and the resulting file was only 4.7KB. Then I tried compressing the same image with JPEG, and even with the quality set to 0 the minimum size I got was 9.8KB, and the image looked hideous.

    JPEG is only good for photographic images, it performs terribly with sprite-like images. It is not such a good way to prevent people from stealing your work either, since a high quality JPEG probably contains all the visual information a person needs to copy the image pixel by pixel, so it only slows down the stealing process a bit. Also, a ROM will eventually be released and people will have access to the art anyway...

    Sorry if I'm a bit off-topic, but I wanted to clear up the misconception that JPEGs are always smaller.
     
  3. Aquaslash

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    I can't get the blasted colors to work. D:

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    I'm gonna fix this...one of these damn days
     
  4. Sparks

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  5. roxahris

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    Okay, opinions on something...
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    Should I keep those sprites or just use Sonic 3 ones? The original spritesheet is here (The sheet doesn't say whether or not to ask the authors for permission, but if I have to let me know). Also, I haven't put all the sprites in yet, just a few (Standing, walking, running, and various others.)
    Also, how's the new HUD? I wanted to move lives, but it seems I can't go past the centre of the screen.
    EDIT: nineko: It's not a matter of being stupid, it's a matter of Kega saving images with filters instead of the actual raw image. (I had to take this screen with Gens)
     
  6. amphobius

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    Keep 'em Rox, I made you Super Sprites for a reason.
    The sheet says that you have to give credit to all listed (Nebula, Fox Omega, Nate, MetalKirby, Tie, TomSonic, Arachnefox and Daniel Sidney).

    The HUD is great too.
     
  7. stormislandgal

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  9. Zenor

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    Ignore the Underwater Background's colors(and the vines).
     
  10. DNXDelta

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    Very early WIP of this unnamed Zone.
     
  11. SGR

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    That'll be fixed soon, hopefully. See those sparkling type of 8x8s? I plan to have that behind the emeralds.
     
  12. roxahris

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    Wow, that looks good. On a completely different note:
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    (Sorry about the size) I plan on making EHZ a more... waterfall-filled zone.
     
  13. Overlord

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    I tried that once in my hack with a waterfall that you ran back and forth across as you climbed higher - course the hack was shit so I never got the desired effect =P
     
  14. SGR

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    Thanks for critiquing. I'm trying to add variation to the level's art. What color would you suggest instead of purple?
     
  15. Hitaxas

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    I'd suggest a darker blue in place of the purple, but that's just me.
     
  16. Master Emerald

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    The Coral Cave's colors are perfect...
     
  17. I did that too but with abusing the non-death pit trick.

    Of course it was laggy as hell.

    But yeah, I do want to see more payout hacks, I like the idea with the waterfall.
     
  18. SMTP

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    Oh noes!


    Dunno if I ever showed hyper forms:

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    Sonic just needs his Palette changed.
     
  19. Aquaslash

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  20. SMTP

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