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Discussion in 'Sonic 2 HD (Archive)' started by Vincent, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. ICEknight

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  2. Tweaker

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    That Hill Top background is amazing! Forget about vertical lines—this is where it's at! :psyduck:
     
  3. muteKi

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    It also doesn't seem to overstate said vertical lines either, which is indeed quite a plus.
     
  4. Phos

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  6. CornetTheory

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    The lines were merely my method of explaining why the tops are cracked, I started a motif with them on the first column, and went with it.

    Any similarity with the dither lines in the original is purely unintentional.




    That image I posted is really the whole thing, without the layers of course.

    ^^
     
  7. ICEknight

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    By the way, the second rock structure never appears in the game like that, it's part of one attached to the whole other structure (I have no clue to why those were posted to begin with). Again, please be careful with these things.

    You might want to assemble another version with the correct structures, in case the shading will need some touching
     
  8. Vincent

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    What we asked was to prove CornetTheory drawing ability on a complex low-res reference design. (in concept form, and not actual tilework which has not started yet.)
    No need to say the result was far than excellent. ^^
     
  9. Chimpo

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    Really? Are you really so concerned that it has to look 100% like the original?

    The Hill Top background is the closet thing I've seen to the original inspiration picture that has come out of this project. When I look at it, I think Hill Top. I don't look at it and say "That rock structure is completely different from the pixels in the original Sonic 2. The fun is dead, this background ruined everything"
     
  10. ICEknight

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    And I don't think anybody would do that... It's just that this project is aiming to enhance the original experience the game offered, rather than altering it. That way, it's bound to please the most part of the fanbase that grew up with this game, since most of the design decisions are based on those already made back in the day, rather than personal preferences that may or may not be liked by some people.



    In this case, it's just a matter of cutting one chunk of it and pasting in another place. Then, it would look just like the original, only a lot better.
     
  11. Hodgy

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    WOW That HTZ background is breathtaking! REALLY thats an amazing job you have done there :D
     
  12. Chimpo

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    We're talking about fucking rocks for fucks sake.
     
  13. OSM

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    That HTZ background is fucking amazing. I don't see a problem with it at all, I doubt anyone is really going to notice or care if there's a small problem about it in structure while they're playing. It gets the job done and it looks fantastic.
     
  14. ICEknight

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    We're also talking about fucking trees, fucking clouds, fucking grass, etc, etc, all of which were already designed back in the day the way people remember them. Changing shapes and stuff would start removing parts of the nostalgia factor.




    I don't see why people seem to think that rearranging the mountains could be a problem, by the way.
     
  15. OSM

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    delete this
     
  16. Elratauru

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    THIS.
     
  17. CornetTheory

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    IceKnight, I totally understand your position on the matter and agree with it. But, the painting is just rampant creativity on my part because I was asked specifically not to worry about the tiling. I intentionally added variation to make the image look complete as a single work. I also did not want to be redundant[in the image].

    For the actual game though, I'm sure we will stick to the tiles for the most part, so that the variation is mostly gone.

    In the end, nobody should take the painting seriously as a final product.
     
  18. OSM

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    In that case disregard everything I said.
     
  19. Vincent

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    Not all the progress can be shown at the moment, but I'm sure this sample won't be disliked! ;)
     
  20. ICEknight

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    That's looking very nice. ;)

    I know, I know... I wasn't complaining, just pointing that out.