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F-Zero Progress Thread
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:02:35 am »
I am making an F-Zero game (which happens to be, unless I am misinformed, the first "real" 3D racing game for the 83+).

The engine basically just takes a 32x32 tilemap and draws it in a "3D view". More recently, I added a sprite routine and a routine to find where an object should be drawn in this 3D world. It draws one of 3 sprites depending on how far away it is. Right now, I have only drawn a sprite from the back of the ship, so it looks a bit strange without rotation.

Anyway, the latest screenshot shows all of this:


I am planning to implement a scaled sprite routine instead of the normal one so the ship can be drawn at any size, if there's enough speed left over.

Also, I think this will be a 2-page app, because the levels take up so much space (1KB each) and it's much more convenient for the user: I doubt you'll need any RAM free to play this game unless it's to use a high score Appvar.

I'm also planning link play. ;)
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 12:20:48 pm »
Awesome :D.  That looks soooo cool.

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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 12:38:45 pm »
looks nice, hope you have enough speed to manage the scaling
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 12:42:47 pm »
wow this is awesome, does it slows down a lot with lot of sprites on the screen so far? This could be the first finished Mode 7 game for the TI-83+ series. Since levels seems quite small (32x32) do you think a level editor (with the levels stored into appvars) could be possible if there is enough space left when the entire game is finished?
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008, 05:28:31 pm »
wow this is awesome, does it slows down a lot with lot of sprites on the screen so far? This could be the first finished Mode 7 game for the TI-83+ series. Since levels seems quite small (32x32) do you think a level editor (with the levels stored into appvars) could be possible if there is enough space left when the entire game is finished?
Well, I actually haven't tried it with more than one sprite, nor have I set up an object system yet. A level editor might be possible, but we'll have to see. :P
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008, 11:02:06 pm »
Do you think bigger levels could be possible too? (like 256x256, 128x128 or even just 64x64? So it won't take like 5 seconds per lap like in F-Zero 68k)
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008, 12:13:04 am »
this is really cool, i look foward to more screen shots.

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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008, 12:27:37 am »
hey dinho, long time no see here. Glad you still visit from time to time
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008, 07:35:34 am »
Well... the engine is currently designed for 32x32 maps. For another thing, 64x64 maps would take up 4KB, which is a bit much.
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008, 04:37:22 pm »
yeah true, it would be hard to fit on calc for people with lot of files or reg 83+. I just hope it doesn,t do like F-Zero 68k where I could finish  track 2 in 8 seconds once x.x. On the SNES it takes at least 30 seconds per lap
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2008, 06:32:40 pm »
will is be possible to have any sort of pseudo 3d walls?
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2008, 06:33:58 pm »
Lol, I think remember clearing a map in Star Wars Pod Racer in something like twelve seconds.

That game was awesome though.

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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2008, 07:06:09 pm »
will is be possible to have any sort of pseudo 3d walls?
Well... that's a bit more in raycaster territory. I wouldn't say it's impossible, though...
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2008, 11:52:07 pm »
yeah you would need to make sure the walls are really straight, unlike in Gemini where they seems to be a bit distorted. Wouldn't it be too slow though?
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Re: F-Zero Progress Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2008, 06:17:05 am »
Actually, last night I came up with an idea that could possibly utilize the raycaster routine to find walls too... I'll make some pseudocode in Basic while I'm gone today and see how it does.
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