What's everyone working on? (tigsource inspired)

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Crying because this image uses about a hundred mb of ram when I load it in Love.

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Having to severely downsize such an epic piece of game art makes my heart sad.
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Is that a problem with Love? How would other games do it?

By the way, nice art!
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BlackBulletIV wrote:Is that a problem with Love? How would other games do it?
They would probably load a 3d model and rotate it. But since Löve is 2d, you can't do that here.
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Ah.... gotcha. Yeah, it'd just be a single texture and a sphere, rather than a 100+ frame sprite.
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You can lop a quarter meg off the filesize by simply going down to PO2 image dimensions, which you'll definitely want to do anyway. (256 as opposed to 300).

Other that that, you need to start making compromises. What I would do is make a rectangular image of the planet surface, distort it line-by-line to create a equatorial bulge, and then pan the distorted image behind a black cover. You will loose a lot of the details provided by spinning an actual sphere, particularly on the "dark side", but it'll eat a fraction of the memory.

The way that most 2d engines fake 3d objects is to cut corners artistically. Spheres repeat every 8th of a rotation, complex objects are just three flat images positioned relative to each other, stuff like that. Avoiding compromises takes a ton of work.
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My girlfriend and I are working on the 2d proof-of-concept for a game that, if it goes anywhere, will be something like a 3D DwarfFortress in space. Mine/disassemble planets and asteroids, build megastructures (orbital habitats! beanstalks! halos! niven rings!) , defend your system from marauding aliens, etc.

So far we're just learning Lua and Love, and enjoying making a 2D orrery.
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I'm working on sort of post-apocalyptic survival game. No real point other than to last as long as you can. Hopefully it will be a huge world to explore and what not, but being that I am not at all any good at programing its just a pipe dream. :P BUT there will be (hopefully, maybe) mutants to contend with, buildings to explore, gear to repair or make or find, structures to build and be placed where ever. Right now it's less post-apocalyptic and more gameboy RPG... any one wanna graphics project? :ehem:
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Grace alpha 5 (been in the works for over a month a half). Currently working on a small little game to make sure it works without crashing.
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Connect 4! :3

But I have an error in mai code...
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For the past 7-8 months I've been working on a run-and-gun platformer called 8-Bit Commando (see my sig) although I should mention that I'm NOT using Love2D.
I'm pretty psyched since I have to make about one more level and it will be finished.
So ya, just a few more weeks and I can start working on something new for a change. :)
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