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Quote from: LD Studios on January 10, 2015, 10:59:00 PM
Nice work, I like how the player squats down before jumping
Thanks! That was partly out of necessity, since it's otherwise impossible to tell when to press left/right to get the horizontal momentum. I added that cue in to telegraph when you need to press those keys.
I've been working on a lot of stuff, like the ability to place platforms wherever you want, not just on the left side. I also added color scheming and started on making levels.

(Level 3.1 doesn't have it's own level yet, so it's using Level 1.1's data)
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 10, 2015, 07:11:52 PM
Good luck with what you decide. Also since the sky is white I assume you could use pxl-test for collision detection, but since erasing a character with a space doesn't turn off those pixels, you would need to apply a pxl-off to 1 pixel inside the space where your character previously stood.
Actually, I've got it now. Like I said before, I'm using lookup tables to store the collision data into some variables like so:
                                                         -- this Y position is a variable (let's call it A)      [  ] --the goal's X and Y are another two variables
Y minus the height of A --             I
                                    I   The right and left bounds are two variables

Instead of checking a number, I check these variables, and since the lookup tables modify them, they change every level.
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 10, 2015, 06:52:40 AM
Aah ok. What would be nice is if you could come up with a system where each screen have the top platform starting and ending at various locations, same for the bottom one, and have the color be different (not hard-coded either) in each world. For collision, you could check if the character is at a certain height on the screen then check the list to see if you're inside an area with no floor.
Thanks for the tip! The way I did it was get the Y value of the top of the platform, where you would stand, and have it turn my gravity flag off. For hitting the bottom of the platform when under it, I added in a conditional in the jumping code that reset your Y value after the next one was calculated if you were directly underneath it. The collision to the side basically reset the X value when you attempted to go left near the side of the platform.

As for the different levels, I imagine that the color schemes will change, and the difficulty will change. But, the more that I think about it, the more I realize that level layout data will be hard to do, the way I'm currently imagining it. I'll have to put some thought into it.
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 10, 2015, 12:29:56 AM
Ooh I like how the graphics are laid out. :) how many screens per level is there? And how is level data stored?
Thanks! Just for the sake of completing the demo, I hard-coded the collision detection. I plan to have a sort of lookup table with all of the collision and level data storing itself into variables. There will probably be 3-4 screens per level, but it could change.
Quote from: Cumred_Snektron on January 10, 2015, 01:02:56 AM
Looks nice! I always like what people can do with limited resources :p
Flatforme is a 2D, single-screen based platformer in development for the TI-84+CSE. Platform your way to the Goal Coin and collect it! Fend off enemies who will happily stop your progress.


*Level design
*More enemy AI (?)
*More puzzles than just "grab the thing" (?)
*More abilities (?)

Edit January 31st: Attached a new beta with the level editor!
Randomness / Re: Haiku thread!
January 07, 2015, 01:20:44 AM
I'm a programmer.
I know what haikus can do.
It's snowing on Mt Fiji.

(If no one gets that, it's a joke from Game Grumps, when they were playing Sonic Boom.)
Other / Re: New member introductions: Say hello here!
January 07, 2015, 01:15:42 AM
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 07, 2015, 01:12:09 AM
Lol at your intro beginning XD, and welcome to the forums by the way :)

So I assume that since your parties don't involve yourself moving much, it won't look like this? :trollface:
I wish they did XD
Other / Re: New member introductions: Say hello here!
January 07, 2015, 12:40:44 AM
Hi, I'm totally Robert Downey Jr from the Iron Man forums.
My hobbies are flying my suits, building them, and casually saving the world from fire dudes. (cough*Iron Man 3*cough)

I'm 123outerme, and my actual hobbies are baseball, music, calc programming, and awkwardly standing around at a party.
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