Honestly, the original black and white title screen would probably be better for that reason, and to provide interest through contrast with the box art, a result of Mike's earlier observation that title screens rarely coincide with packaging.
The horizontal blank isn't quite so blank on the NTSC NES. (I hear it's black on PAL though?)M_Tee wrote:I hadn't considered the white border that'd display outside of the nametable area. That would be especially noticeable for anyone playing on a console hooked up to an HDTV, (a lesson I should have learned while working on Cowlitz, as we have a similar screen that suffers from it).
If you favour the aesthetic of always-black hblank, you could still use black as colour 0 if you dropped just one colour from the action53 text/outlines, though. You could even make that text black instead of that dark teal to do it?
Anyway, removing a color from the logo border allowed me to do this:
It would use the palette:
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If the gray is too warm for a drop shadow, you could perhaps use the jade one.
It's been a while since the last build; here are the changes that I can remember:
- Assembly-time option to disable title messages (version and copyright notice)
- New title screen
- Updated Waddles and Karate Kick
- Fixes for egg-on-face bugs introduced previously
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Yeah, I tried some with black instead of white and didn't find it appealing. I'm fine with the title screen in the current build as long as it's agreed upon that the abrupt ending of the diagonal pattern at the edge of the hblank isn't a problem.
I think Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Sbock isn't using the current build. There's a palette change in version 9b, the latest posted in the game's dev thread, that isn't reflected in it.
I think it looks fine as is. (As does all your other artwork for this project, great job!)M_Tee wrote:I'm fine with the title screen in the current build as long as it's agreed upon that the abrupt ending of the diagonal pattern at the edge of the hblank isn't a problem.
I like the white background more than the black one, even with the borders.
One quick way to lessen the "problem" could be something like this: (Although this one in turn might look bad with black borders...)
Build 13b is correct (screenshot #76). Screenshot #75 came from build 13.
I just happened to notice it while grabbing screenshots for the box.
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Rock9 game palette...
Rock9b game palette...