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MrTAToad

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #15 on: 2011-Jan-15 »
New title screen :



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« Reply #16 on: 2011-Jan-28 »
Just before I release the new beta, I've got a short video of the game running :

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFrfWcBOBL4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFrfWcBOBL4</a>

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #17 on: 2011-Jan-28 »
Nice to see this coming along so well.  :)

Was that vid recorded with FRAPS? How on earth did you get such a good framerate WITH sound? I get really crappy FPS and stuttering with sound. Without sound it's merely OK. My memory, CPU and GFX processor aren't that bad either. Any tips.
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« Reply #18 on: 2011-Jan-28 »
Yes, its with Fraps.  The video capture for movies is at 30 fps, with stereo sound.  I do have a dual-core 3.06Ghz machine with a WEI (Windows 7 rating) of 5.5

The only thing I would recommend is make sure that the movie files aren't on the system hard drive - mine are, and it can make a difference.


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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #19 on: 2011-Jan-29 »
I think I was probably pushing the machine too far trying to use 60FPS! D'oh! LOL. That may have been the problem! It's much better at 30FPS but oviously not full speed, but I do get good sound now.

My WEI for everything exact graphics was between 5.1 and 5.5. GFX was 3.9 due to using a laptop, although it is a  dedicated gfx card and not integrated.

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #20 on: 2011-Jan-29 »
30 is a good compromise - it doesn't affect graphically intense programs too much, which is good.

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #21 on: 2011-Jan-29 »
That looks really professional nonw. You should take some aid for the title screen image, or redesign it. It doesn't fit the professional look of the rest.

Awesome work!

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #22 on: 2011-Jan-29 »
Thanks for that!

I might re-design the title image later on, once everything else is sorted.

Now got a dedicated site for the latest testing files and pictures : www.spots.un-map.com
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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #23 on: 2011-Feb-02 »
Another quick video :
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_KjelFWOjU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_KjelFWOjU</a>

And V3.0.0.1 is now available at www.spots.un-map.com

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #24 on: 2011-Feb-03 »
This is looking very good!

When the computer makes a choice, the flickering of the valid places to move is a bit annoying IMO. I would remove it for the computer player. For the humans, a quick fade might be cool. Or an decreasing rectangle that zooms in from the corners.

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #25 on: 2011-Feb-03 »
The flickering effect has now been removed for AI players.

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #26 on: 2011-Feb-03 »
That CPU player is way too good :P

Nice one :)
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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #27 on: 2011-Feb-03 »
Yes, Hard AI is designed to beat everone :)

I suspect the orginal version used a medium setting for the arcade mode, and thats what I've set mine to now...

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #28 on: 2011-Feb-10 »
The latest version (3.0.0.3) is available at http://www.spots.un-map.com - give it a go!

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Re: Spots V3 Preview
« Reply #29 on: 2011-Feb-12 »
Now on V3.0.0.5 - Hopefully I've fixed the foreign font problem (by saving my text files as ANSI and not UTF-8) :)

Here is the same screen in English, Welsh and Italian - I'll leave you to decide which is which :)

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