Castle Defender -> Atari conversion

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matosimi
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Re: Castle Defender -> Atari conversion

Post by matosimi » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:02 pm

Hi Jose, long time no see :D

I am working on other stuff at the moment, but I will consider your proposal.
Problem is that the STATS bar (that is on the bottom of BBC Micro screen) does not fit to atari screen (PAL). I just realized I have not checked how it behaves on NTSC.
Anyway I have developed dynamic DL/DLI which is showing the STATS bar on the top or at the bottom of screen depends on which tower is currently selected and it is designed in gray shades... so I'm not sure whether it would look good when also the bottom wave stats will be black and white.
I will post some screens here after I get further.

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Re: Castle Defender -> Atari conversion

Post by matosimi » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:13 pm

@Jose:
This is the screen incl. statusbar:
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left and right columns of gray statusbar are redundant since the data is transposed to missile columns:
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I think it could be better if I remove that info from statusbar and maybe use normal font for the tower parameters (instead of this half-wide font)...to increase readability on real hw.
It could also be applied on the enemy health and shield (the very bottom bar).

Something like this:
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What do you think? Would you be able to do some REAL mockup ?

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Re: Castle Defender -> Atari conversion

Post by matosimi » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:20 am

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enemybar changed


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Re: Castle Defender -> Atari conversion

Post by matosimi » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:50 am

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statusbar/enemybar changed

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