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by Sendo
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

Thanks for the compliments guys, really appreciate that :D Yeah, the background would be transparent, so black, white and grey are my 3 colours. I think i'm getting the way in which they can be constructed. If he's within the rules, I'll probably develop it a bit, do a little sprite sheet for him to...
by Sendo
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

Hello again guys, so i was trying to make an experimental sprite for my main character. He's going to be a film noir character. No idea if this is the style i want to work with yet, but i quite like his vibe. Just wanted to start by trying something simple. I'm not sure if i've got the limitations c...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

It's cool man, i like the way you think. At this stage the best thing i can have is a stringent set of limitations to work with, and from there, try and create something. If that seems good then maybe i can develop it, but it seems like starting very simple is the best way for me to get a grip on al...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

This is great and seriously helpful, thankyou! I definitely wouldn't want to try and break rules like this, so all good. What i do like the idea of doing is creating an atmospheric background that a cool looking sprite can explore; couple that with an atmospheric soundtrack and that's where the vibe...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

Haha, that definitely doesn't make sense to me! You have to remember man, i can barely handle HTML etc, i'm a good artist and musician, but in no way a programmer! But i'm seriously grateful for you to show me this stuff. Honestly it's a pleasure learning from you guys. Not to go too much off topic,...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

This is excellent food for thought, thanks dude :D You hit a number of nails on the head there too. Firstly, i'm absolutely up for making a short game so no worries there. I love the idea of a very short, but hopefully challenging, game. And i'm happy to avoid huge characters and lots of animation. ...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

Thanks guys, this is such great knowledge :D Gremlins 2, Kirby and Mario 3 are all very advanced games aren't they? So i'm guessing in my situation it would be best to stay away from trying to attempt anything like this... If that is the case, another question i have for you guys is, if i'm to look ...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

Awesome, thanks! I'm going to get on the case with some basic sprite work this week, so this helps a lot, will check it out now :) I did have a random question regarding sprites. In the other thread someone mentioned Gremlins 2. I checked that out on YouTube, along with Batman as well, and noticed t...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Introduction and NES/Film/Music project propsal (paid work)
Replies: 32
Views: 10678

Same deal. Splashes of color is easier because you've got four palettes. If you'll use three colors (like blue, dark blue, and black) everywhere, then you have one extra color four times for the background. Sprites have fewer colors, but I'm sure it will be no issue at all for your game. That's goo...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Composing NES music on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 4414

It sounds like you're right man, i think i've found something workable in Famitracker so i'm going to give it a shot. Definitely appreciate the input though Celius and still be interested to know more about your working methods, especially with Cubase 6...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Introduction and NES/Film/Music project propsal (paid work)
Replies: 32
Views: 10678

Color palette will be the least of your worries; the NES can do four grays just fine. Lol, well, it won't be strictly greyscale, but a lot of it will be film noir esque, with splashes of colour. A bit like this kind of vibe - http://www.kuifilms.com/hrp/story/labyrinth.jpg I think it should make fo...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Composing NES music on Mac
Replies: 14
Views: 4414

Could you explain in a bit more detail man? Please bear in mind i'm a complete noob, so i wouldn't have the first idea about creating a sound engine! (Im not sure i even know what one is in this context :oops: )
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

Sounds great man, i'll give it a shot for sure. I'm pretty much decided on getting a PC to work on NES dev, but that won't be for a couple of weeks, so i may need to get a 2 button USB mouse for my mac in that case!
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: NESdev
Topic: Introduction and NES/Film/Music project propsal (paid work)
Replies: 32
Views: 10678

Most games based on film licences sucked in the '80s and '90s (and that's probably still the case today but I don't follow today's games). So does this mean the game has to mimic film based games from the late 80s - early 90s and suck intentionally ? Of course there was Batman which was okay but th...
by Sendo
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Help Center
Topic: Making graphics on the Mac
Replies: 33
Views: 11122

Ah i see. That sounds good. I guess i'm looking to get started in an arena im familiar with, but i would happily try and use Graphics Gale if you think it's easy enough for me to learn (bearing in mind my lack of experience outside PS)?