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#1
In short for debbuging purpose, there are some general OpenGL debug/profiling tools (the older ones) that work with GLBasic and catch all called functions maybe even with some time statistic info, but I don't remember which ones at the moment. Narrowing issue with hand coded time checking functions in some crucial part can be usefull or disable some parts of rendering routine to check where can be the issue.
#2
hm.. is there some mismatch in Steam version of code editors? Proper latest version should be 16.927, but when you run it from Steam it launches ver 16.793 - is that only spelling error or wrong exe included.
Try launching standalone editor - Steam - show local files - run EditorE.exe (it should show proper version number), check if loading jpg is still an issue.
#3
Quote from: dreamerman on 2020-Apr-27ps. any one knows some nice free sprites (not rip-offs) that could be used in next benchmark/showcase project?
Bump cause of the above reason, needed some side project to take a breath from a 'proper' game project so I played with this a little and made a showcase video in popular 'Shorts' format:
#4
Gamedev Market's Rpg Adventure Essentials on Humble Bundle.
Tiers:
13 items -> €1.00
36 items -> €16.63
50 items -> €18.46
End date: 11.06.2024

In short, this bundle contains moslty of tileset's, couple music/sfx packs and some characters, icons packs.
PR info:
Game makers, get ready to supercharge your 2D creations with this massive bundle, overflowing with pixel-perfect assets ready to drop into your next project! You'll get dozens of versatile tilesets, from somber cyberpunk cityscapes to idyllic medieval villages, allowing you to bring the worlds in your imagination to life. Populate them with a vast array of diverse characters, fearsome monsters, and charming critters, and add the finishing touches with slick icon packs, sound effects, and retro-inspired music. Pay what you want for this expansive toolkit, ready to use whatever your specific workflow, and help support the Michael J. Fox Foundation with your purchase!


#5
Strictly for game developer those music bundles are more interesting. In both there are some ambient, synt/electrical, and some other specific music types related to title of that bundle.

Ice Cold Low Tempo Build Your Own Music Bundle on Fanatical.
Tiers:
2 items -> €1.65
10 items -> €6.65
20 items -> €11.10
End date: ??



and second one:

Fired up Action Build Your Own Music Bundle on Fanatical.
Tiers:
2 items -> €1.65
10 items -> €6.65
20 items -> €11.10
End date: ??

#6
Music Creators Studio Essentials on Humble Bundle.
Tiers:
5 items -> €1.00
12 items -> €18.13
23 items -> €18.61
End date: 06.06.2024 ???

It looks like comprehensive bundle for some retro music artists.
PR description
Looking for some new audio toys to get your creative juices flowing? This bundle of software, synths, sample packs, and more will inspire you to get back in the lab and ready to put in some work! The Mercury-4 software synth from Cherry Audio is an expertly modeled emulation of the iconic (and exceedingly) rare Roland Jupiter-4. Mixcraft 9 Recording Studio is a powerful, easy to use DAW with a lightning-fast sound engine and stellar third party plugin support. On top of this, you'll get a ton of royalty-free sample packs spanning the genres and a host of other software synths, plugins, and more!



#7
And what kind of monitor do you use? Standard standalone or some laptop built-in, crucial thing is, does it use PWM for dimming/regulating brightness or DC. Personally I get headache from monitors that use PWM.
#8
Another thing (beside larger font with bold style) that I can advise is to use dark theme, as it is gentler on they eyes.
What kind of monitor are you using? Playing with blue light filter/color temperature, brightness and contrast may help a little - like one preset for coding/browsing, other for watching movies/YT.
#9
Back to music packs.

Fantasy Gaming Music Bundle on Fanatical.
Tiers:
4 items -> €1.10
10 items -> €6.60
20 items -> €11.00
End date: ??

The new  Fantasy Gaming Music Bundle does exactly what it says with 20 original music packs covering ambient and epic musical accompaniment for all your likely games projects.
Tier 1: Dark Fantasy Music 1, Atmospheric Fantasy 1, Cute RPG Music Pack 1, Cosy Melodies Pack 1.
Tier 2: Dark Fantasy Music 2, Atmospheric Fantasy 2, Cute RPG Music Pack 2, Cute RPG Music Pack 3, Cosy Melodies Pack 2, Cosy Melodies Pack 3.
Tier 3: Dark Fantasy Music 3, Dark Fantasy Music 4, Dark Fantasy Music 5, Atmospheric Fantasy 3, Atmospheric Fantasy 4, Atmospheric Fantsy 5, Cute RPG Music Pack 4, Cute RPG Music Pack 5, Cosy Melodies Pack 4, Cosy Melodies Pack 5.


#10
In all normal 3d games such light probes are placed specifically in some places so it would look good, only Raytracing is giving let's say better results if properly used.
Generally now it looks even better, but adding such lightning makes some mismatch between different elements, because there are no shadows that would darken some other elements, normally easier way to deal with such pre-backed light is to use ambient occlusion, but it's for more modern '3d engines', another way would be as already someone mentioned, to make graphic more cartoon-y with cel shading or brighter colors, it would change the art/graphic style of game but could be more appealing. Of course you may find some way to tune this even more, maybe lit up that grass that is closer to light source or something like this.
Good idea about leaves on trees :)
#11
Now some sprites, mostly 16x16 tilesets.

All-In-One Game Maker Pixelart Bundle on Fanatical.
Tiers:
5 items -> €1.10
15 items -> €8.90
28 items -> €14.50
End date: 22.04.2024

Tilesets: Grassy Fields, Magical Forest, Beastly Dungeon, Cliffside Greens, Dark Passage, Enchanted Pathways, Arctic Caves, Monster's Nest, Abominabe Lair, Forbidden Chambers, Mystic Dunegon, Haunted Dungeon.
Pixel effects: Buff and Debuff,Light Spells, Fire Spells, Ice Spells.
Sound packs: Game Sounds 1, User Interface 1, User Interface 2, Magic & Spells,  Magic & Spells 2, Footsteps, Game Sounds 2, Sci-Fi User Interface.
Font packs: Pixelart, Pixelart 2, Pixelart 3, Other: UI Gamepad Buttons.


#12
Couple of such bundles and you have music for game, maybe not original but at least good quality and professional, but what's most important, it's normally licensed so no problems with that either.

Cinematic Soundwaves: Inspiring Audio for Film & Gaming on Humble Bundle.
Tiers:
4 items -> €1.00
12 items -> €9.16
30 items -> €18.32
End date: 09.04.2024

This bundle is jam-packed with over 22 hours of royalty-free music, ready to add to your latest creation.
Music packs: Orchestral, Themes, Electric Dreams, Sad Songs, Country Dreams, Pop Music, Electrobeats, Bass Tones, Flower Power, Touch & Glow, Fever, Darkness, Melancholia, Dance Away, Happy Days, Rock Follies, Creepshow, Stormbringer, Rainy Daze, Summertime.
Loop packs: Rhythms, Landscapes, Echoes, Dreams, Feelings, String Fever, Spaces, Solo Instruments, Ghosts, Melodic Moods.


#13
Video shows much better how it works, and the effect looks very nice in action, specially if enemies also affect the grass.
#14
Indeed, good to see some GLB projects still rolling on, and yeah development time can be long but patience and consistency is the key to get it done.
Regarding the effect itself, it's shaking or more like bending the grass to ground, or something like that? Such detail is always welcome as even today not all AAA game have vegetation that is reacting to player :D
#15
Dark Worlds Movie and Gaming Music Build your own Bundle on Fanatical
Music packs of various genres for movie/game projects.
Tiers:
2 items -> €3.30
8 items -> €8.80
17 items -> €13.25
End date: 03.04.2024

Music packs: Breaking the code, Forgotten realms, Freakshow, H(A)UNTED- Outlast, Pandemic, Lunacy, Cyber vampire killer, Midnight worship, Paranormal evening, Beyond the horizon, The Archives chronicles 1, Shadows guild part 2, Spectre, Starfield, Slaughter at the lake, Shadows guild part 3, The Archives chronicles vol 2.