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2010-01-14 07:00

Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 66
Graphician for race game wanted

Hello, I'm coding a C64 game inpired by HotRod and
I'm seeking for an active graphician with enthusiasm for
cooperation. I have finished more than 80% of the main
code, the game will be free. Basic gfx of the game is
multicolor charset (Studio de Luxe) and sprites. If you
are interested, please send me a mail at lhs(a)centrum.cz
I will send you an actual preview so you can decide.

list of graphics that is needed:

charset blocks for level editor
sprites for cars
level designs with charset blocks
a fullscreen picture for an intro


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2010-05-21 18:24

Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 66
Quote: you shouldnt force ppl to work in unusable editors. let them work freely, and code some converters.

You are so gifted and I'm happy to see your incentive remarks!

There is a place for a converting, but I can't imagine if is possible paint a (max) $1000 byte field of char-block which is using one charset (inclusive various color in $d800) and considers sort of HI nibbles of chars in a PC bitmap editor.

In my humble lame opinion is more usable native C64 level editor where you can see charset, "simple" pleat char blocks etc. In a PC bitmap editor by assembling of blocks in a "big" picture you can exceed capacity of C64 charset and its color possibilities. But maybe it is possible.

And at a converting of a "free stream of thinks picture" I will not spend my middlescence. Be well.
2010-05-21 18:49

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 431
What about using Cartograph V1.4 (native) in combination with CartographPC V1.1? Or even add the Graphic Editor (J.Fox) to that package?
2010-05-21 19:18

Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 66
IMHO the Levelmaker de Luxe isn't worse than the Cartograph (for users). The Cartograph looks cool, but uses direct videoram in level map (and doesn't include char editor). The Deluxe uses 4x4 char blocks and these blocks in level map (= big maps, small byte fields).
2010-05-22 18:39

Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 66
About the converting, isn't necessary start the project from "empty charset" in the level editor. There is a chance convert basic track-units from a KOALA picture into the editor and then expand variants.

E.g. around the track are houses. One is green, second blue and third is black, but pixels have identical. I can convert one variant of the house and then can be colored in the level editor. But convert all color variants from a GIF is excessively complicated.
2010-05-22 23:59
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Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 2238
no one wants to do gfx ?

send me the game, in running order, and i check it.
2011-03-09 07:04

Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 49
I been away for some time but to simply put it, what is the outcome of this project.

2011-03-10 15:42

Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 514
With the latest release of CHARPAD 1.7 this should be an aproachable task by gfx'ians.

I used he mentioned program to design a level for the upcomming Proxima game and I must say I was impressed of the ease it was (ugly gfx ofcourse since I'm no gfx'ian) but sure easy to use...

2011-03-10 17:08

Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 274
There are loads of ways to go about this, but personally i would have thought the lack of immediate enthusiasm on the part of ARTISTS on here (i detest the word graphician) was probably down to the total lack of faith most will have in the "I'm going to write a game" statement by a demo writer you don't know.

most will have been caught out by someone in the past stating this and not being able to deliver the goods after much graphic design work is done.

The more things change the more they stay the same in this respect :) even after 25 years.

2011-03-10 17:22

Registered: Jul 2009
Posts: 514

Valid point. However sometimes it's hard to code something (or have the proper motivation to do so) unless you have somthing to play around with (lig art(^^)).

This si also why I am doing my own "art" untill I indeed have something before I start bugging our artist about doing something (My plan is to have it so ugly that he will make something out of pure disgust of how bad my "art" is 8-b)
2011-03-10 17:57
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Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 749
"Programmer art" was invented for this reason yes, draw any old crap as placeholders to get the code working and then an artist comes in and replaces them later when you have something to entice 'em with. =-)
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