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GENERAL => Challenges & Competitions => Topic started by: Jim on October 31, 2006

Title: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Jim on October 31, 2006
Stick a fork in it, it's done.

(http://jimx.is-a-geek.net/pumpkin.jpg)
http://jimx.is-a-geek.net/pumpkin.zip exe with music (4.5Mb)
http://jimx.is-a-geek.net/pumpkin_nomusic.zip exe with no music (220Kb)

Happy Halloween!

Jim
<edit>Forgot to put it in the scrolly - press Alt-Enter for fullscreen mode.
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: cirux on October 31, 2006
Nice. Cool to see something like flocking in a demo, or atleast pointed out to me :)

Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: rdc on October 31, 2006
Looks neat, but it terminates with a C runtime error on my machine. Maybe I don't have the correct libs to run it.

Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Tetra on October 31, 2006
Nice one Jim, i like how the lightning works, and the flocking pumpkins are a fun idea :)
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Blitz Amateur on October 31, 2006
That is really neat!

I LOVE the music too  ;D
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: lilw4t3rdr0p on October 31, 2006
Very Nice!

Love the music and the font! Good Choices!
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Shockwave on October 31, 2006
So much to love about this! That music you used is fantastic too :)
This has to be the first ever demo I've seen by you with music and scroll and everything! I never thought it would happen in my lifetime :) Thank you for supporting the comp and I hope you do well in the voting :)
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Clyde on October 31, 2006
Welldone Jim, If I didnt read the scroll I wouldnt of know each Pumpkin is unique.

Nice one.
Clyde.
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Ghost^BHT on October 31, 2006
This is very very nice - gotta love them flocking punkins
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: ninogenio on October 31, 2006
amazing demo jim,

really great stuff.
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: benny! on October 31, 2006
congratz. n1
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: combatking0 on October 31, 2006
That must have taken ages!

And just for the extra scare factor, you mention ezboard in there  :o
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Jim on October 31, 2006
->rdc
Quote
Looks neat, but it terminates with a C runtime error on my machine. Maybe I don't have the correct libs to run it.
Can you tell me exactly what it says?
Thanks,

->ck0
About 15 hours I think.  I had some of the engine pre-done (3d, solids, math, sprites, fonts), but I had to code the pumpkins, flocking, lighting, trees, scrolly, sound, and a load of extra engine stuff to get it over the line.  Meant to have different generated faces on the pumpkins and a proper intro/outro segment but there just wasn't the time!  The plus side is the engine is really taking shape :D

->all
Thanks for the good comments!

Jim
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Rbz on October 31, 2006
Crazy pumpkin heads   ;D , good sound FX and music theme, great work!
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Stonemonkey on October 31, 2006
Nice one Jim, as Nick says, cool to see you putting all that stuff into a demo.
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: rdc on November 01, 2006
Here is what I am getting. I am on Win2k.

Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Jim on November 01, 2006
I've just checked it on my W2K box here and it was OK - I have nearly all the Microsoft patches on there, maybe that's the difference?
You need to have OpenGL and some MP3 decoder on your PC - I think that's every PC these days.  I statically linked all the msvc libraries because I know what a nightmare that can be.
Check the zip file downloaded OK.  In the same folder as pumpkin.exe you should have arial.bin, arial.bmp, face0.bmp, lightning.wav, osselets8rle.bin, osselets8rle.bmp and thunder.wav.  If any are missing or corrupted that might break it.
It's a shame if you can't play it :(

Jim
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: rdc on November 01, 2006
Everything seems intact. I get the same error in both versions. I have all the current patches, and updated drivers. Not really sure what is going on either.
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: taj on November 01, 2006
I love the font and the way the lightning is done is cool too. Very cool.
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: gooner on October 21, 2008
This is brilliant well worth watching.I would never had found this without the new showcase menu excellant stuff Jim :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: CCC: Flocking Pumpkins
Post by: Jim on October 23, 2008
Thanks!  Shockwave's just updated the showcase zip file to contain the music I chose too!

Jim