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by giniu
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: [Poll] Should we change projection?
Replies: 30
Views: 39030

[Poll] Should we change projection?

Take a look at following examples: http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/4455/120080924080242.th.jpg - here we have game with trimetric view (our current view) http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/6669/diablo010.th.jpg - here we have game with dimetric vew (the other one) above pictures were selected to ...
by giniu
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic
Replies: 203
Views: 85244

Re: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic

If we want to be that correct, very few games are isometric. People not knowing that the correct term is dimetric or trimetric, use "isometric" while they mean "axonometric". If you look carefully, most games are dimetric (the difference is axes length. Try making 3 axes with equal length and obtain...
by giniu
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic
Replies: 203
Views: 85244

Re: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic

in Wiff's case, the character has "pre-set" animations/views, so he can really only navigate those angles without looking weird (like in the demo, looks extremely awkward, like I have vertigo or something). And you judge what it will look like "in Whiff's case" by looking at unfinished prototype ma...
by giniu
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic
Replies: 203
Views: 85244

Re: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic

I'm against re-starts, too. Let me suggest one alternative - offer a mouse-based control scheme for those of us that can't stand up-ish and down-ish keys. With that, I don't really care about the perspective. Tkanks Kikito for your opinion. I agree with you about games with keys only, and using scr...
by giniu
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic
Replies: 203
Views: 85244

Re: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic

In my opinion Trimetric projection looks really ugly. I wish I were here for the voting. Even in the current demo, moving the character around feels really awkward, since "UP" isn't really up, it's a weird angle. I can image playing a game with this perspective and I don't think I would play it for...
by giniu
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic
Replies: 203
Views: 85244

Re: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic

I have ideas for A LOT more tiles. These are really standard tiles for "outland" areas, not really towns, cities etc. I tried them, some don't align too well, for tests, try to set a square 4x4 out of tiles and see if you see some visual "edges" inside such block. It should form uniform big square,...
by giniu
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic
Replies: 203
Views: 85244

Re: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic

Making a placeholding character is great, but I think we should develop the world a bit more before setting the visual style in stone. Actually visual style is decided already and it is in focus, so it's one of 10 things that was voted by community and IS set in stone. Thanks!, I'm going to try and...
by giniu
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic
Replies: 203
Views: 85244

Re: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic

I'm looking at the perspective of the graphics, it seems really weird. Is there any reason for that perspective? Why not isometric or orthographic? Well, it's trimetric projection , so it is a kind of orthographic projection! :) If you want to catch the projection, take a look at whiff.wings file. ...
by giniu
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic
Replies: 203
Views: 85244

Re: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic

Seem's interesting. I'd like to do some art if it's needed, let me know! Well, of course, that would be great! For now, we lack art even for current prototype, it means some tiles, bushes (up to knees approx) and road sign - and of course - some character we would move around map (without animation...
by giniu
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: A Whiff of Steam
Topic: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic
Replies: 203
Views: 85244

Re: Official "A Whiff of Steam", the LövelyRPG project topic

Hi tentus, thanks for looking into it. I knew about all 4 issues you mentioned (the tiling was bought up even during last sprint), but all those were not high priority for now, at least not when we had wrong projection/movement. Other than what you found, is that hiding/showing help text changes bri...