General Screenshot/Movie Thread

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by redhotsonic, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Iso Kilo

    Iso Kilo Local Idiot Member

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    @MarkeyJester it seems to me that that's an image being displayed through the Mega Drive (possibly the 32X) But the conversion seems far more clean than say that of Retro Graphics Toolkit. I've also theorized that you broke parts and had them use different palette lines. The art does use a small amount of color variation after all (Pink, beige, white, red, gold) But I'm probably wrong, so, tell me your secrets.
     
  2. Clownacy

    Clownacy Grumpy Staff

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    Considering it looks like he took a photo of a TV, I'm guessing it's a direct-colour DMA. Not the kind of thing you'd get running in most emulators.
     
  3. MarkeyJester

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    No, the reason I took a photo from hardware was because the colour on emulators is really poor, and the ones that are good at it, have bloody interpolation filters. This is nothing to do with that above, in fact, using that method would remove quite a bit of the details in the image. Furthermore, I wouldn't show off something that's already well established, there would be no point other than to brag.
     
  4. Novedicus

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    Sonic and Friends 2? :V
     
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  5. EMK-20218

    EMK-20218 Eduardo Knuckles Member

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    Art is still in development. This is why the blocks are so repetitive overall in the foreground.
     
  6. Renegade

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    @EMK-20218 That looks pretty good, I like the background in particular.

    @Novedicus What is Sonic & Friends anyway? I can't find anything about it, let alone the download link.
     
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  7. BurningFlame

    BurningFlame Golden Ringsperience Requiem Member

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    @EMK-20218 This is some beatiful art, but heck, those BG buildings look so JPEG-ish, I can't even say why, but maybe it's because of your color choices. Overall, I love when people do custom tilesets, and this one looks really awesome for an unfinished one!
    P.S. Just take a look at this building.
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  8. Pacca

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    I prefer the low quality buildings actually; they're supposed to be far off in the distance, and the blurriness gives the illusion of unseen details.
     
  9. EMK-20218

    EMK-20218 Eduardo Knuckles Member

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    Updated. Foreground is made a bit less repetitive and foreground details were added.
     
  10. FireRat

    FireRat "The grand imitator..." Member

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    (The latter video has some encoding issue, the scanlines mess-up and there's some weird stuff going on with the frame rate. I tried to convert it to a more failsafe codec before upload, but those gave an even worse result at times (or whatever the proper terminology is, you get the point). Only WMP managed to play it right. To be fair, trying more alternatives at the time just didn't seem worth it)
     
  11. CreepyMystery

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    I made a new title screen for my project. Any suggestions/criticism?
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  12. Iso Kilo

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    The PE looks a little stretched, also the title in general is just not centered.
     
  13. BurningFlame

    BurningFlame Golden Ringsperience Requiem Member

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    In addition to Iso Kilo's words, I can suggest you reshading your upper part, it doesn't match your shading in lower part, here's an example (btw I tried to fix the C letter but I was too lazy to finish it). Also, I don't think that these dithered tiles at botton of each dark tile are necessary.
    Btw, you should really recenter your logo.
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  14. SMS Alfredo

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    Sonic gets a somewhat new move! ...I guess.


     
  15. CreepyMystery

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    It's pretty nice work, I like how it uses PCM music for the soundtrack, not many people use that. mainly because they don't want to use up ROM space. Although I don't like how it's just a palette edited and layout edited GHZ, maybe you can change up a few tiles and add some new chunks. Anyway, this is a good start, if it would be a project or just a test, I still like what you are doing, and if you keep up, you might make a decent ROM hack.
     
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  16. Dj. Joker 27

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    I see an issue with the quality of the video, if you using Kega Fusion, install the .ini file inside the folder and you must convert the video with some video converter, I recommend export wmw or mp4 for YouTube. And I like the PCM music, the palette is good but, you must reduce a bit the clarity.
    A little suggestion: Double spikes seem to be not good in this case, I know you're learning level design and more, but excuse me, I recommend follow the original level if you want better results. I can help with that if you want but is a nice start, keep it up.
     
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    Just Molten Metro with better stars I guess.
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  18. BurningFlame

    BurningFlame Golden Ringsperience Requiem Member

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    @SMS Alfredo, I see an issue with your palette, pink grass is ok, but the ground is a little bit too light and it blends with grass, try making grass or ground darker, because your level needs contrast to look nice.
     
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  19. SMS Alfredo

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    So I looked through all of Kega Fusion's folders, including the video codec one, and the only .ini I see is the one used by the application itself for the settings.

    Am I doing something wrong? Is my version outdated, or do I just have no idea what I'm doing?
     
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  20. Dj. Joker 27

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    The .avi format from Kega Fusion has got a glitch generally, like the Gens movie emulator the video compression must be in %75 with Microsoft video codec.
    The .ini file contains the configuration from the recording process for that working correctly, right-click in the .ini file, select install and record again the video. But once finished, you'd have to convert the video with Windows Movie Maker or another program video converter "in case you haven't by default a video converter".
     
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