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[UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« on: January 11, 2013 »
Just a quick one - it took me a few days, but I think this meets the criteria.

Hopefully you will enjoy this one, and it may inspire those who have yet to decide how to present their UDG entries.

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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013 »
Woooooaaaaahhhhh .... this simply rocks !!! Very well done ...

One question though - the screenshot look like an interference circle scene - I see a nice startfield, scroller and rotating cube though ?

Is there a hidden part?

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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013 »
Lots of things to like about this, really nice little entry and a good example of how to present your entry for the comp with the 2 tile sets shown :)
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013 »
Thanks Nick, hopefully this will be an example to someone who's unfamiliar with the technique.

Woooooaaaaahhhhh .... this simply rocks !!! Very well done ...

One question though - the screenshot look like an interference circle scene - I see a nice startfield, scroller and rotating cube though ?

Is there a hidden part?

Watch the text scroller to the end, and the evil will reveal itself  :D
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013 »
When I use winRAR to open the .zip it says: "unexpected end of archive" and when I try to extract it, it follows with: "the archive is either in unkown format or damaged". :(

Screenshot looks really nice though! :)
Can you put it online somewhere?


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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013 »
Very cool entry, CK. Well done on getting it in so fast and good on ya for keepin' on representing the browser based demos.
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013 »
Can you put it online somewhere?

It's now up at http://fx.barcodebattler.co.uk/UDG.htm but the music takes a while to start, depending on your download speed.
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013 »
Wow, that was really awesome! I'm impressed with the speed with which you made this too!  :o

Cool browser goodness and ran really smooth too.  :clap:
Will be interesting to figure out how you did this, K++ for the inherent open souce nature of your demo!
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013 »
Nice!! Works nicely on my iPad

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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013 »
I tried it on my iPod2 - it runs very slowly. iOS has come a long way since v2.

Will be interesting to figure out how you did this, K++ for the inherent open souce nature of your demo!

I can describe how it works in detail if you want, but it may be easier to understand if I annotate the code and re-upload it. The functionality shouldn't change.
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2013 »
Code comments and/or an explanation would be most excellent good sir!  :cheers:
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2013 »
I'll have a thoroughly annotated (and cleaned up) source ready tomorrow.
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2013 »
Great demo! I was impressed that it ran reasonably well in Firefox 3.6.18 despite the fact that my computer has really been chugging along with 50 tabs open for over a week.

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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2013 »
On my Laptop - it run well in good Speed

Ipad 2 - It run so slow due dual core speed

Nexus 7- It run so well due to Quad core cpu :)

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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2013 »
Thanks everyone. I have annotated and optimised the code. It still draws the same graphics, but it should be a tiny bit faster and easier to understand for anyone wanting to know how it works.

If there's something I haven't annotated clearly, please let me know and I'll explain it here.
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2013 »
I tested the preivous version on my Samsung Galaxy Tab10.1 N. It ran a bit slow there - but this is normal for that device. I liked the fact that it ran at all!

Just viewed the new version on my laptop - and it seems to run a bit slower now (Chrome) - Will try it on my other PC later again.
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2013 »
The 4kb of comments may be getting in the way. I have now put them into a .txt file in the zip archive, and cleaned all comments out of the .htm file, so the 12kb of code can be interpreted faster by the browser (in theory).
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2013 »
The 4kb of comments may be getting in the way. I have now put them into a .txt file in the zip archive, and cleaned all comments out of the .htm file, so the 12kb of code can be interpreted faster by the browser (in theory).

Hmmm ... I tested it with Chrome. The javascript engine should be smart enough to skip comments IMHO. But to be sure - I will test the new version with my same laptop this evening.

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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013 »
That's very nice, cute soothing music, tileset that reminds me of green monitor on old XT computer with Hercules graphics card :)
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Re: [UDG] - Unusual Dither Graphics
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2013 »
Thanks Optimus. I was going for an old style, and I think the scan-lines add to the effect.
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