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Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] Main Character Walking Animation
« on: July 06, 2020, 12:04:53 am »
Not bad!

it's nice to be able to zoom the image

also, not that it matters, but you don't have to attach the images to the post. you can host them elsewhere, and link them using "[img]". i use imgur.

Challenges & Activities / Re: Hexquisite Corpse 4 (on pause)
« on: July 05, 2020, 06:09:10 am »
hey, I came up with an alt template that could perhaps help people prepare their tiles both for submission, and also for displaying borders here publicly(i noticed a few stray pixels in the main progress file):

...also #FreeRealityWinner!

Pixel Art / Re: Pixel coloring
« on: July 01, 2020, 04:37:46 am »
Sadly, the real world can be a bit more filthy than what you learn in school....

Interesting! I'll have to keep that in mind.

Pixel Art / Re: Pixel coloring
« on: June 30, 2020, 03:21:20 pm »
PNGs are not immune...

It is also possible Chonky that the image was intentionally degraded before being saved as png. They taught us in school about file formats, and how png is "lossless" where as jpeg is "lossy".

here's and article:

Any experienced graphic artist should already know this. And while it makes sense that someone might publish an image in jpeg(perhaps to dissuade piracy), it goes without saying if you are looking for constructive criticism your image should be png or gif.

It's strange when a supposedly experienced artist does not know the difference(just my humble opinion).

have a nice day...

Welcome hANshOTtH3RD. You've come to the right place....

Rydin, sorry to hear about the bad turn of health! It is no fun! I can's actually sort of a long story, although I guess the worst part for me is my busted finger of 3+ years now. I also have some old injuries to my other hand and arm going back to college, grade-school, and all the way to when I was very small, although those injuries didn't really affected my typing(which i have come to love & rely on so much)...then there's my snake-bit, then broken foot from 5+ years ago, so i'm sort of invalid for a few years now...and then at my last podiatrist visit(~2 years ago) she spread my toenail fungus problem I'd had since childhood(now looking for new podiatrists). But about my busted finger, it's kind of a shame but it's in large part due to the poor/unnecessary treatments done on it after the original injury, and also the fact that now it seams impossible to find a surgeon to fix it. ..also I was uninsured for about 2 years, during which time I learned about how much a scam health-insurance-industry(& the healthcare-system in general) is in America.

...and then there's the whole issue that my family doesn't understand why I don't have a job, and am not living on my own, even though I've been doing a lot of work around their farm. and then there's the whole accusations about I must have some sort of mental illness because I let my life get so bad, but really it's my elderly parents' inability to keep things maintained and working, and my brothers' lack of recognition of the problem. so basically they just keep getting confused and screwing things up, and blaming it all on me, and then they call the cops on me, and I go away for awhile, for basically only expressing the fact that I've been mistreated. Turns out it's very easy to do, but it baffles my mind why they do it. now I got this legal+psychiatric bullshit looming over me...and limited resources; although I've got enough money to play around a little with my investment account(and i recently got a small raise+health-benefits from my dad), but it's really not enough for me to go be independent, especially given my current health limitations. I guess at this point I'm just hoping I can find someone to help me with my finger(although I'm not really optimistic), and then I could get back to programming, and have some income to move out on my own, and maybe get some of my other problems looked at.

3 years ago my brother got me into the scammy crypto scene. I rode the 2017-2018 crypto-bubble up & down. fortunately it was not worse, and I got most of my money back out. at the time I was also betting some in semiconductors(& nvidia) although my timing ended up all wrong and at this point I've sort of stepped back from individual stock-picks...though I'm still interested in computers and tinkering...

...I tried to capitalize on the the 2018-2019 stockmarket dip although I didn't really follow through( takes time to research this stuff incase you didn't know). And then I just went through some bullshit with my parent's again in February right before the pandemic really exploded everywhere, and then that was so nuts, and i ended up getting sidetracked by some more urgent stuff, so I'm just now getting around to looking at finances again. Now I'm realizing a lot of my investments still include junk like FAANG, and Tesla(none of which I really believe in or want to associate myself with). Actually today I bought some small-caps... I'm thinking i might pivot to international(-alibaba) and small/micro-cap etf ...and maybe over time try to identify some favorite individual picks.

I hope you are pleased with my more thorough introduction!  (⊙_ʘ)?

... !\(↼‿ఠ)/

...while I'm giving you my life story, I think I should say that I was hospitalized ~7.5 years ago, and did take anti-spychotics off-&-on for about a year. While I think it was probably good to have an intervention at the time, I still sort of have a problem with the way it was done, and the whole process really left me with more questions than answers...I really wish our modern society made more sense... <( ͡ ʖ̯ ͡)v⌐□-□

General Discussion / Re: Pixelation 2.0
« on: June 18, 2020, 07:35:09 am »
Firstly let me say sorry, i realize this is ~1-3/4 years old, but i'm sort of curious if this site overhaul is still happening? ...the site doesn't look any different than how i remembered it? apologies for butting in, but after reading this and the preceding thread i couldn't resist giving my 2 cents.

my main concern is that a major site overhaul could possibly(+probably) make it a lot more difficult for people on older hardware to access the site(where as new computers will still load a basic SMF forum). I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot of people doing pixel art on older spec machines, and also with special/custom-software-setups(probably also out of date) on older hardware & OS. I'm concerned you would be cutting out a sizable portion of the user-base. Perhaps I am just biased because I am sort of one of those people myself(I know it's a "security risk", but life doesn't leave me enough time to keep everything updated, and new and always backed up). I'm really concerned any site overhaul could seriously change this place, and not necessarily for the better.

That said, maybe I do agree with the assessment that traffic here has been kind of depressed more recently; and there are certain things it would be nice to fix around here, which I think if fixed would make the whole place more attractive to users. For one the News/Activities/Featured list at the top under the banner never changes, and some of those threads are 4-5 year old. Perhaps it would be a good place to start by occasionally updating the featured threads. other than that I don't think the site needs much change(maybe more activities). perhaps someone could build an associated wiki or blog that could run in its own subdomain, along side the same SMF forum; kind of like other sites do:

(I suppose instead of a blog you could make a gallery)

...actually there are a number of possible improvements which i think could be made without replacing SMF, like pretty url's or post/topic thumbnails.

you mentioned user appreciation: perhaps you could add a leaderboard based on most posts+replies(+options like month, year, all-time), though from my experience on reddit and stackexchange, it's my opinion that adding karma and rep doesn't necessarily improve things. As for personalization: I like how pixelation already allows others to view all posts by a given user, I'm not sure adding a follow button would really change much(also it might fracture the community)...perhaps better profile pages would be nice as mentioned.

About sharing: it might be good to look into "facebook og(open graph)" and "twitter cards", although I sort of disagree with adding like-buttons and such(just puts me off)...also about offline reading, I'm pretty sure SMF supports xml/rss-feeds, so that's another shark down.

IMPORTANT: activities & challenges are a good way to attract interest, you should have more of those(but not too many; every week is too much) ...and more time for submissions(72 hours is asking a lot from an amateur) I don't really understand why the hex corpse is on pause; if maintenance is an issue couldn't submissions and deadlines be structured in a way to minimize this? I really like how the collab's here are conducted properly(no peaking), I think it leads to more creativity from the participants.

...anyway, a few more sub-boards would be nice maybe(idk)? does need improvement i guess...and it might be good to do something about all the old threads with dead link images...this is all coming from someone who doesn't use Discord(just fyi).

So apologies for the long rant, I'm just concerned the site is going to change, and I won't be able to use it the same way anymore... i know, how selfish of me ;)

General Discussion / Re: Need help with Sprytile.
« on: June 18, 2020, 03:23:01 am »
Sprytile, cool! ...I've done a little stuff with blender although it's been awhile... and tiling is a little out of my personal area of expertise, although i know you can make seamless textures in GIMP.

....found a tutorial:

General Discussion / Re: Hello! I'm an indie dev! I need some advice
« on: June 17, 2020, 08:14:09 pm »
Not sure, did you get the url right? Also, it only works with "http": mine is

...also you had and extra http to your game link:

...can't help you with the other stuff, I'm kind of new to pixel art myself, and am only doing it for personal enjoyment ATM. I guess you just have to figure out what makes business sense for you, and then start contacting people...

I saw your post on so it's going to be a space adventure game? have you designed any of the aliens yet?

Pixel Art / Re: [WIP] Portrait. I need help with the hair
« on: June 15, 2020, 06:00:22 am »
I disagree; I think it matches the over all style better the way it is.

as for fixing it, here is my attempt(did this before I spotted the reference photo):

...also the arm seemed a bit flat to me, tried to improve it a little, although i think you might need 1 more shade of red.

...hope it helps! ...what's the tattoo by the way? a monkey inside Lincoln's hat?

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