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Which one looks better?
« on: September 07, 2010, 08:04:43 pm »
So, I'm making a game in pure BASIC with dual-layer characters, and in it, the main character picks up a gun.  I could add right/left flipping to look cool, but I'm not sure what combos to use.
EDIT: Whoops, forgot to add, I'm using turn-by-turn RPG battles, so a flipping sprite to see gun direction isn't crucial.
EDIT 2: And the game is a top down view, so no jumping or anything, either.

Option 1: No flipping, but that means a cool sprite for holding the gun.


Option 2: Same starting sprite, but flipping, using the Pt-on(X,Y,3 to get the little cross


Option 3: Regular X for starting sprite, then the following for flipping (also using the pt-on cross)


If you have other ideas, please post them!
« Last Edit: September 07, 2010, 08:10:47 pm by MRide »

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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 08:06:36 pm »
I like the first one the best. I just don't really understand the other two sets really. But that's just me.
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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 08:08:58 pm »
Personally, I like the second, though it looks a bit awkward in the corner, only because it can represent two different directions, which would look better in a game where a character moves horizontally.
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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 08:27:33 pm »
I like the 3rd option :) Looks the most like an actual gun to me

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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 08:28:51 pm »
I like 3, but what about the up/down directional sprite?
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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 08:33:29 pm »
That's the advantage of 3.  I can modify to get all four directions. 
However, I still think the gun sprite for 1 looks cool.

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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 08:39:53 pm »
Ah ok. Yeah ia gree it looks cool in the first. Idk, I guess I personally like 3 better. Your choice, though.
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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2010, 11:39:17 pm »
Hmm, what about using 1 for left and right, 3 for up and down? Would that be too difficult? I've never worked with dual-layer or any kind of super-basic. Once I found out about axe, I almost completely ditched it.

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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2010, 11:41:23 pm »
I just noticed the poll. I voted
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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 02:18:36 am »
i think you can put a hybrid of 1 and three, for gun plot extra dots at 2,2 and 2,6 (relative to that sprite picture, check above) i dunno, your choice
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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 03:35:06 pm »
Hmm, what about using 1 for left and right, 3 for up and down? Would that be too difficult? I've never worked with dual-layer or any kind of super-basic. Once I found out about axe, I almost completely ditched it.
i think you can put a hybrid of 1 and three, for gun plot extra dots at 2,2 and 2,6 (relative to that sprite picture, check above) i dunno, your choice
I'm not sure what you mean.
Before the gun, I'm not going to have flipping.  After the gun is picked up, the second sprite for 1 is the gun sprite and sprites for 3 are the flip w/gun.  I'd just use X before the gun (for 3)
Sorry if my explanation is a little confusing.

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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 08:48:09 pm »
i think you can put a hybrid of 1 and three, for gun plot extra dots at 2,2 and 2,6 (relative to that sprite picture, check above) i dunno, your choice
What do you mean by this?  I'm not understanding your idea. (not that it's bad, I just don't know what you mean)

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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 08:57:55 pm »
I think what he means is that when you have no gun it is just the guy looking sprite. Then when you pick up the gun your up/down sprite turns into that modified human one (the second picture of number one) and then your left and right sprites become number three's pictures.
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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2010, 09:35:45 pm »
Ah, so up and down would look the same, but left and right would be the sprites in number 3?

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Re: Which one looks better?
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 09:40:39 pm »
That's what it sounds like he meant. But I'm not for sure. That would be a cool idea though.
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