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You are all really going to hate me!

on: March 13, 2008, 06:47:12 pm
Since I don't consider myself an artist, I created a little prototype to make art through the power of chaos and evolution. I started a thread on this here:
http://www.retroremakes.com/forum2/showthread.php?t=10804

It's great for small 2 colour symmetrical sprites. And my avatar is also completely created with this tool. :)

Don't kill me!  ;D

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 07:02:38 pm
Why would we hate you for this? It's pretty damn cool!  :lol:

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 07:17:42 pm
It's non-art! ;) hehe..!

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Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 07:36:18 pm
That's actually really awesome :crazy:.

I like 32 best, personally. Reminds me of Pan. ;)
(Oop, I just realized the numbers on the sheets are the same, so that's an utterly useless sentence)
Oh yes naked women are beautiful
But I like shrimps more haha ;)

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Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 07:41:49 pm
Cheers. It's also useful to evolve a sprite to come up with new variations.. Try it. :)

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 09:47:50 pm
That save-destination character limit is brutal when trying to save in My Documents  :(.
Oh yes naked women are beautiful
But I like shrimps more haha ;)

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 09:54:07 pm
awesome!  i love it, great work :)

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Reply #7 on: March 13, 2008, 10:02:29 pm
Ah sorry about that. Just save the files in a new folder of your main drive.. :)

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008, 01:06:23 pm
I didn't realise how long I've been waiting for somebody to invent a machine to do all my drawing for me.  :D



Getting it to output asymmetrical stuff is kind of painful, but trying to sort out the chaos brought some stuff I probably wouldn't have come up with all by myself:



The symmetrical stuff is really easy and fun, though. Thanks for this thing, happymonster.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2008, 02:00:45 pm by tocky »

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Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 05:52:30 pm
Looks like a new set of smiley's there.. ;)

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Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008, 10:13:50 pm
This is just fantastic. Really cool stuff. :y:

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008, 12:27:56 pm
hey. you're like the pixeled rosarchs. someone should photoshop one of those over rosarch's face.

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #12 on: March 15, 2008, 12:54:29 pm
Who's rosarchs?  ???

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Reply #13 on: March 15, 2008, 01:25:18 pm
oops, meant Rosarch. you know, from watchmen?
http://www.tocadocoelho.blogger.com.br/watchmen_g.jpg here's a pic.
Rosarch is that test where they show you a random simetrical blotch of ink and you make something out of it.
This guy wears a continuously changing version of one of those as a mask. dont ask me how he can still see.

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Reply #14 on: March 15, 2008, 09:13:07 pm
This is awesome indeed, happymonster. I can't wait to lose a few hours to it.

That's Rorschach, Conceit.

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Reply #15 on: March 16, 2008, 09:59:54 am
Hehe, I knew I had seen that avatar before. ;)  (referring to happymonsters avvy)

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Reply #16 on: March 16, 2008, 10:04:55 am
Cheers!

Yeah, the assymetrical stuff seems a lot harder to do.

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Reply #17 on: March 17, 2008, 12:53:59 am
I can't believe how readable every combination is. I have yet to come across something that looks like noise. I almost feel obsolete if pixel art is this easy to make.

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Reply #18 on: March 17, 2008, 05:20:06 pm
I think it's due to the fact that at 16 x 16 with horizontal symmetry there are a lot less possibilities compared to 32 x 32 or bigger. Therefore pixels seem to form in easy to see patterns quite often.

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #19 on: July 04, 2009, 04:32:06 pm
sorry for grave digging this post but the link has died and I was curious to know where I could find this program again. I tried contacting Happymonster a couple days ago but he hasn't responded.

So yeah, does anyone know where this could be found?

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #20 on: July 04, 2009, 05:49:39 pm
I pm'd him a few months ago and he gave me a link. Not sure about his current bandwidth constraints so here's a mirror.

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #21 on: July 28, 2009, 03:15:40 am
Oh, this is marvellous for inspiring ideas for just about anything. Bravo.

I didn't scan it, though... so if there are viruses attached, I suppose we will all hate you. I only wonder that because there was no QUIT button that I could see on the application, and I had to force-quit it via task manager. Anyone else find a regular quit button?
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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #22 on: July 28, 2009, 03:53:52 am
There isn't a quit button and you can't push the X button but if you hit ESC it will close for you.

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #23 on: July 28, 2009, 12:40:35 pm
Don't worry, I took a look at the source, there are no viruses.  :P

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Reply #24 on: July 28, 2009, 10:40:13 pm
XD

Thanks for the reassurance - and the esc key. Is funny, after all these years away from early games where I'd ctrl-q alt-q ctrl-c alt-c ctrl-alt-q ctrl-esc or just plain esc to quit instead of finding a menu, the basics eluded me.
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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #25 on: October 18, 2009, 09:56:03 pm
Sorry for resurrecting this post, but I felt it would be best to keep it here for continuity.

The retro remakes link above is dead and I'd really like to try this.  Does any one have an update link, or can anyone mirror the file?

Thanks
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Reply #26 on: October 18, 2009, 11:50:29 pm
I pm'd him a few months ago and he gave me a link. Not sure about his current bandwidth constraints so here's a mirror.

Maybe a mod should update the first post? seems a few people have been asking for it.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2009, 11:59:02 pm by 32 »

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #27 on: October 19, 2009, 03:18:11 am
not sure how long Mega Upload hold files but here you go:

Happy monster's glorious tool of randomly placed squares.

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Re: You are all really going to hate me!

Reply #28 on: October 20, 2009, 07:45:16 pm
Sorry guys..

Here you go:

http://www.retroidea.com/downloads/Rest.zip

and

http://www.retroidea.com/downloads/RetroAvatars.zip
(If you want to make a randomly generated monster avatar like mine..)