Search found 15 matches

by jdoolin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Support and Development
Topic: Drawing Dialogue Box "tails"
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Drawing Dialogue Box "tails"

Couldn't you just create a graphics with transparency in it? Like, a normal PNG? I don't think so in this case. The dialogue boxes aren't always the same size. The library I'm working on allows you to create them to be the size you need. The way I'm doing it now is to draw the background image eith...
by jdoolin
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Support and Development
Topic: Drawing Dialogue Box "tails"
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Drawing Dialogue Box "tails"

I'm going to attempt to allow "tails" to be added to dialogue boxes, similar to the screenshot below. I have a pretty good idea of how to get this to work, except for one small aspect. My current idea is to require a tail graphic that will be drawn to blend in with the sides of the panel if placed p...
by jdoolin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Libraries and Tools
Topic: Möan.lua - A simple messagebox system.
Replies: 35
Views: 14839

Re: Möan.lua - A simple messagebox system.

Here's a screenshot of a MenuLayout. Inner and outer padding are customizable.
Dialog-1523221020.png
Dialog-1523221020.png (20.54 KiB) Viewed 2956 times
by jdoolin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Libraries and Tools
Topic: Möan.lua - A simple messagebox system.
Replies: 35
Views: 14839

Re: Möan.lua - A simple messagebox system.

This library looks really interesting. Do you remember the dialog boxes in Grandia 1? I really liked that game, because of the changing emotion images of the characters. I'm sure this can be archived by putting more Moan.speak calls with different images. Also, I'm a huge fan of this kind of dialog...
by jdoolin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Support and Development
Topic: Help with light effects
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: Help with light effects

@drunken_munki

Thanks a lot for that example. That's perfect. I'm not sure I'll get to a point where I'll want more than that, but if I do this will be a terrific starting point.

You also gave me the nudge to upgrade to 0.11 and refactor my code. So thanks for that too.
by jdoolin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Support and Development
Topic: Help with light effects
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: Help with light effects

First of all, it was awesome to wake up to five replies to my thread. I love how helpful this community is. Maybe I can pay it forward some day. So thanks for all of the suggestions and advice. Start with an empty screen that is a single, dark color. That is your ambient light, or base brightness of...
by jdoolin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Support and Development
Topic: Help with light effects
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Help with light effects

I could use some help from those more experienced with graphics than myself. I've been busy working on a strategy RPG along the lines of Shining Force on for the Genesis. I've been having more fun programming than I have in a long time. I've been programming for 20 years but I'm relatively new to ga...
by jdoolin
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Support and Development
Topic: [SOLVED] Need assistance creating a graphical effect
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Need assistance creating a graphical effect

I think it would help if we got a .love file tbh. Or you add me on Discord and I will try to help you directly. Jeeper #9352 Thanks for the assistance, and we did find the problem. Going with the suggestion from Dan Schuller's "How to Make an RPG", each of my map's logical layers is composed of 3 T...
by jdoolin
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Support and Development
Topic: [SOLVED] Need assistance creating a graphical effect
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Need assistance creating a graphical effect

Your draw order may be wrong then; if you only want the "sheen"/"light effect" lighten the background, and not the character, you need to draw the background first, then the effect, and finally the character on top; that was it won't be affected by the glow. That said, the code snippet you posted a...
by jdoolin
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Support and Development
Topic: [SOLVED] Need assistance creating a graphical effect
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Need assistance creating a graphical effect

love.graphics.setColor(255, 255, 255, alpha) love.graphics.rectangle("fill", x, y, width, height) Set the alpha variable to something between 0 (not visible) and 255 (fully visible) Thanks. I tried this before but everything that was drawn afterward had the same alpha value. Then I had a lightbulb ...