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Offline Noveroth

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Need help with Explosions.

on: February 03, 2006, 04:44:31 am
Honestly, i don't know where this goes, so i put it here.

Well, i have no idea how to sprite an explosion. And being that i'm making an Overhead Gradius Esq game.

If anyone could help or point me in the direction of some help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Need help with Explosions.

Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 09:12:52 am

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Re: Need help with Explosions.

Reply #2 on: February 03, 2006, 09:52:24 am
one game..metal slug.

take a look at how they do their explosions, your sure to learn something.

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Re: Need help with Explosions.

Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 04:49:33 pm
Ok, Thanks. I'll be sure to check out metal slug.

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Re: Need help with Explosions.

Reply #4 on: February 03, 2006, 05:39:19 pm
MS is excellent for side-on explosions although quite probably beyond the means of most pixellers. For top-down pixelled explosions I suggest looking at Raiden (or Raiden 2 if it works yet) in MAME. Very nice stuff.

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Re: Need help with Explosions.

Reply #5 on: February 03, 2006, 09:46:56 pm
Here you go courtesy of The Game Factory from click team  While it was locked up pretty tight I got em out just for you.  Granted they use about 40 colors...
  They had nicer ones but this was only six frames while the others where 11, to 20.  They also use hot spots making copying & pasting a nightmare, but I cared enough to work through this one because it was only 6 frames.  I also slowed down the delay and might have offcentered a few frames. 
« Last Edit: February 03, 2006, 09:49:51 pm by Mercury Rising »
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Re: Need help with Explosions.

Reply #6 on: February 03, 2006, 10:05:26 pm

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Re: Need help with Explosions.

Reply #7 on: February 04, 2006, 04:08:43 pm
Thanks for the advise everyone, i'll be sure to check out all those games you mentioned radioactivity.

Oh and Mercury rising, the funny thing is... I'm using the games factory.  :P

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Re: Need help with Explosions.

Reply #8 on: February 04, 2006, 05:13:04 pm
Actually, Noveroth, I've found that the easiest explosions that still look great are generated on the fly. I like to use a simple bright white circle for the center of the explosion, and then spew out more circles in all directions, animating the smaller circles to fade to yellow, red, and then a smoky haze. Throw in a bit of shrapnel if you want it to look even better. Also, sound effects are absolutely vital to make it really seem like it exploded.

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Re: Need help with Explosions.

Reply #9 on: February 04, 2006, 06:01:40 pm
Noveroth if your using game factory then why not look at the explosions they have?  You can look at em frame by frame and zoom in.  Or did you not know they were there?
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