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How to not do parralax scrolling
« on: August 17, 2013, 07:40:45 pm »
How to not do parallax scrolling:



While this game looks fun to play, I don't think I would be able to complete it without taking some breaks. I think I'll just keep feeling dizzy because of the weird parallax scrolling. >.<

Of course this excludes any game where you're climbing a tower and the camera is spinning around it, but now it's not the case. O.O
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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 07:49:36 pm »
Oh wow, you're right! That background scrolling is horrible. Why is the background moving so fast, and is it scrolling in the wrong direction? There's something that's just really off about it...

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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 07:53:41 pm »
Yeah apparently it was to create some sort of 3D effect, which was inflated if you weared the 3D glasses that came with the SNES version. However, with parallax scrolling going in the wrong direction like this this must get annoying after a while x.x

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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 08:00:52 pm »
I think it would be more than annoying. Without 3d glasses I feel like I'm going to be sick. x.x Maybe the glasses would help some, but I'm not so sure.

*Edit* It's a shame too, because it looks like it might have been a decent game otherwise. It's also got a pretty nice sounding 16-bit soundtrack.
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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 09:19:41 pm »
Nah I read that with the glasses it made it worse. That said, the game looks very fun to play. It's just not to be played for long length of time.

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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2013, 04:23:24 am »
It's weird, but I actually like the effect. Even though it's completely wrong.
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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 04:27:59 am »
Go Home, parallax, you're drunk...

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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2013, 09:34:40 am »
I have a theory.

The first layer was probably originally going to be a transparent foreground. That would mean it would be scrolling the right way, and it should be fairly fast. However, it's very noisy and detailed for a foreground transparency, so they moved it back a layer and turned off transparency, without adjusting anything else.

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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 11:45:35 am »
Another thing: Does it look like this on the real snes too or just on the emulator? Some emulators have bugs in them that cause layers to be out of order. I had that issue with the snes emulator on my nintendo DS.
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Re: Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 11:52:52 am »
Yes it does, even the DOS and cancelled Sega Genesis versions do. I think the Amiga and Turbografx versions scrolls the right way, though.

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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2013, 03:09:32 pm »
It does create a 3D looking effect, but the way this is done makes it look like the character keeps going in circles.
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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2013, 05:35:15 pm »
Yeah. Back in the days they probably tried to use whatever they thought just to create a 3D effect of some sort, and I even saw NES games being called 2D when in fact the only 3D there was in the game was a little sprite zooming in slightly. Sometimes it was just to attract sales but other times it was really to add 3D. Sadly, sometimes the result turned out pretty bad.

As for the circle thing I agree, although we do see it's not the case when stuff changes along your way on the map. It just makes people dizzy or gives them an headache.

Don't wonder why I only paid $3 for the game. :P
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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2013, 11:09:37 pm »
Ok I tried the game on a real SNES and actually it isn't nearly as bad as in Youtube videos and emulators it seems. You tend to be more concentrated on jumping on platforms and shooting enemies that arrive out of nowhere. It just seems the inverted parallax scrolling isn't as annoying on the TV.

The game is very hard, though. O.O Super Turrican is pretty much a joke in terms of difficulty compared to this spinoff.
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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2013, 11:14:34 pm »
Ah, that's good. I guess if you are playing your eyes are more focused on the character than the background.

*Edit* I didn't realize that this was a Turrican spin off.
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Re: How to not do parralax scrolling
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2013, 03:37:42 am »
Wow yeah it looks like it IS turrican with different graphics and music :o
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