Sounds cool! Good luck and ask for help if you need it.
My Media Player 128 used stupid characters for mouse/sprite. This is because I was too lazy to split 1 character into 4 characters (worse case) and do all the messy bit-masking. I did do character-splitting in my failed 4K game "moob" (download here, read about it here)... it failed because couldn't squeeze to 4K, but the character splitting worked fine. Ask for details if you like, main difference is it used 8x8 cells unlike 8x2 cells that you plan!
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2015 5:06:27 GMT by hydrophilic: Added links!
Off-topic, it was really *really* difficult to create that link above! Forum software seems to puke if the quoted text includes a quote mark (")... I had to 'manually' edit the BBCode to create a valid link... guess there isn't much you can do about it, but just thought I should report at least once (so I can gloat "told you!" )
Notice my last line appears with text imoticon but in the 'preview post' it showed an actually smily icon... yet another bug!
Can you say "double fail?"
Good, I knew you could!
Notice in my EDIT that my typed-out : D actually turned into an imoticon... but the original did not.
Can you say "triple fail?"
Either that, or I am missing something obvious
Upon review of the above, it doesn't make much sense... I've seen this happen often with complex systems that fail.
The "explanation" needs to be 10x more detailed than the problem, in my experience, with such complex systems.
Sorry that my explanation above was only 2x more detailed.
So I guess I am making things worse instead of better? Thus I will shut up!
Last Edit: Apr 2, 2015 8:13:18 GMT by hydrophilic: Thought of something else...
God knows I love you VDC8x2, but I very humbly ask you give us a working game... maybe missing many features but yet playable... The way you keep posting "stand-alone images" just seems like you are a tease! Are you some kind of prostitute?
(to be fair, my own software is often missing features... but I do try to release something you can RUN / crash )
Sorry, I know that sounds schizophrenic! Just suggesting you release working code for all/every-body to try... Maybe it will be great for some people... Maybe it will totally fail for some people... Maybe most people will have mixed results?
You never know unless you publish. I kindly ask you that you demonstrate some bravery and publish something... anything...
Then we can try it, and flame it, or praise it, or offer constructive criticism... (Hopefully combination of all!)
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2015 8:46:28 GMT by hydrophilic: Typos!!
Cool! Credits and Load screen(s) usually come at the end of development... So I guess / hope / pray that you will have something (soon) that we can play with? I'm only wishing/hoping ... no rush... my software deployment has been very slow/pathetic... Err... just hoping you can do better!