Explore alien lands with a high-color world generator.
This is a new take on Postcards From the Fringe, which I made a few years ago. https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=28026
Press "z" to visit a new, random planet.
--High-color flicker dither technology with 4,096 indexed colors/patterns [Warning flashing lights]
--Endless bicubic noise mountains
--Mountain shape variations: islands, hills, spires, etc.
--Alien sunset sky with clouds
--Water with ripples and sky reflection
--Preview render in standard (non flicker) mode
--Anti-aliased image composing with alpha channel
--Ability to save / share worlds
--Controls to tweak variables
This is a voxel landscape engine, actually adapted from Pico Kart but with height added. The system is not very optimized for speed right now... definitely room to make it a lot faster even if not real-time.
Color handling is taken from my Hypercolor Paint cart. The palettes of colors and patterns are loaded from cart memory and generated by another cart that takes ages to run.
--Removed flicker effect completely
--Added a more refined, second pass ordered dither
--Added sprite font with upper and lowercase
--Added graphics with translucency--used for "greetings from" as well as to make the corners of the picture look worn
There is code in place for a diffusion dither and for random dither as well.
Reload for a new card... still need to put in a user interface...
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