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Cart [#46188#] | Copy | Code | 2017-11-12 | Link
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This is my second upload (first was only music), though still not exactly a game.

The code looks crazy, and probably isn't the most efficient method, but it works! I'd love any tips on things I could do to improve this. Thanks!

-eth3real

pico-8
P#46090 2017-11-09 23:00

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Nice one! :D

You might wanna try following up with some "clearing" black streaks here & there (or something)?

Coz your effect at the start is great... but when it fills the screen with all green, it's less effective.

But again... a great first "visual" cart! :D

P#46099 2017-11-10 01:31

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Looks great! My only suggestion would be to add some "eraser threads" that every once in a while go through a column and fade-erase as they travel through. Maybe use colors 3 to 5 to 1 as the fade colors?

Edit: Haha! Looks like @Liquidream beat me to it. :D

P#46100 2017-11-10 01:33

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Thanks @Liquidream! I agree, the trails need to disappear after a bit, but that will be a project for another day, I suppose. :)

P#46103 2017-11-10 01:39

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@MBoffin, I was trying to figure out how I could go about "erasing" the streams, your suggestion seems easy enough to implement. Thanks for that!

P#46104 2017-11-10 01:41

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This is interesting. I couldn't resist to make my own Matrix screensaver for Pico-8. Uploading my best try so far...

Cart [#46132#] | Copy | Code | 2017-11-11 | Link
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Experimental vertical scrolling included (press buttons to enable). Enjoy!

P#46134 2017-11-11 04:08

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Nice work @SkyBerron!

I took a slightly different approach, updated the cart at the top. Let me know what you think, everyone! :)

P#46165 2017-11-11 22:54

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I think I'm done with this project for a while. I've added a bit of randomness to the number of threads and the length of the tail, and you're able to press Z to reset the program and get new random values. Surprisingly, I'm also happy with how sometimes a thread will overlap another, sometimes in front and sometimes behind, I enjoy the effect it produces.

If anyone else wants to make their own modifications, you're welcome to use my code. I'd love to see how others change this to make it their own!

-eth3real

P#46189 2017-11-12 12:48

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looks good! maybe a bit black overall (needs more threads) ?

here's mine from last year:

Cart [#24422#] | Copy | Code | 2016-07-03 | Link
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not the best but hey, it's a tweetcart!

P#46190 2017-11-12 12:52

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