Can_nedFood [Lexaloffle Blog Feed] Swarm Racer mapmaking <p>Eventually, I shall post here much more information I have documented on how to make maps --- a.k.a. spacefields --- for the classic Swarm Racer.</p> <p>First, you'll need a palette of swatches for your image editor. Here is one for GIMP; I also have one for Photoshop, but that one isn't text.</p> <div> <div class=scrollable_with_touch style="width:100%; max-width:800px; overflow:auto; margin-bottom:12px"> <table style="width:100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0> <tr><td background=/gfx/code_bg1.png width=16><div style="width:16px;display:block"></div></td> <td background=/gfx/code_bg0.png> <div style="font-family : courier; color: #000000; display:absolute; padding-left:10px; padding-top:4px; padding-bottom:4px; "> <pre> GIMP Palette Name: Swarm Racer ed-2-11 spacefield Columns: 1 # 0 0 0 empty 255 255 255 bee 255 0 255 nectar gem 61 85 137 lighter obstacle 25 41 95 darker obstacle 255 129 0 intermittent obstacle 1 255 0 0 intermittent obstacle 2 0 255 0 elastic obstacle 255 255 0 sticky 194 194 194 push to bottom 158 158 158 push to top 123 123 123 push to right 88 88 88 push to left </pre></div></td> <td background=/gfx/code_bg1.png width=16><div style="width:16px;display:block"></div></td> </tr></table></div></div> <p>Targa data are unusable for a spacefield if other than<br /> <table style="width:640px" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=10><tr><td bgcolor=#DDCCBB><span style="color: #101010;">32 bits per pixel<br></span></td></tr></table><br /> <table style="width:640px" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=10><tr><td bgcolor=#DDCCBB><span style="color: #101010;">no RLE compression<br></span></td></tr></table></p> <p>Spacefield size is [160,121]. The bottom row is first excluded and used for the trophies: [160,120]. Second, the edges are always rimmed by the light obstacle tile inside that limit: therefore, the playable field is always [158,118].<br /> If that is exceeded, then the resultant field will be truncated; it thus shows these limits for trophies: 2 bronze; 1 silver, 0 gold.<br /> If the field is smaller, then it will resize as it does with larger fields, but expanding with additional empty tiles rather than truncating.</p> <p>The deadline limits for each trophy are established by:<br /> <table style="width:640px" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=10><tr><td bgcolor=#FFEEDD><span style="color: #101010;">1# bottom row of the image is all transparent pixels.<br /> 2# a bee pixel is placed along the bottom row at the &lt;x&gt; location with same integer value as the number of seconds for which each trophy is obviated.<br></span></td></tr></table><br /> Please note, however, that the system of reading the trophy marks is rather arcane: I have not yet ascertained how exactly it works.</p> <p>Filename display limited to 24 units of text.</p> <hr /> <p>P.S. My web browser is having problems with the BBS. I attempted to post this via <a href=";amp;sub=5&amp;amp;action=editpost&amp;amp;epid=0"><a href=";sub=5&amp;action=editpost&amp;epid=0">;sub=5&amp;action=editpost&amp;epid=0</a></a>; now, I am able to change its category when I edit it, but only to the User Blogs. so, it would be nice if a moderator or someone could move it to the Workshops subboard. Thanks!</p> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:00:57 UTC