I have submited my 4k entry. Feel free to play with it
I didn’t update in a while, but my arcade cabinet is quite advanced.
While doing the drawing one of my main concerne was the layout of sticks&boutons. Hopefully, there is a really interresting website that give a bounch of layout : slagcoin.com
So what it should look like :
I will not keep the black color and while creating the cabinet, enhancement was done. I didn’t take photo yet, but I will post some.
There we are ! The Java4k is officially opened.
I have worked a few on my game. Some optimization on the music format, some optimization on variables in the code, and I had enough space to change vector graphics to sprites
I’m going to wait a few days before submitting my game.
I have done some progress on my 4k entry :
- Gamplay : 100 %
- Graphics : 100 %
- AI : 100 % (but there is not mush challenge)
- Physics : 100 % (I have made some corrections)
- Tracks : 90 % (There is still some bugs on some tracks)
- Music : 100 %
Size : 4063 bytes
So there is just a few sweaking to do to finish it :D. My main concerne is the AI.
I have done some progress on my Java 4k entry. I called it ZZRace 4k since it is a 4k version of a very old game of mine : ZZRace.
Physic : 100% (I have faked physic for collissions but it look good so no problem)
Graphics : 100%
IA : 100 % (not smart but they cheat so there is chalange)
Gameplay : 50 % (I have to add score, track change, pause between tracks, …)
Tracks : 100 % (6 different tracks)
Music : 0 %
For a total of 2644 bytes
A bit late but the Java 4k 2012 has started !
I really like this competition (even if I’m not that good to it )
This year, I will do a racing game. So my aim is :
- a racing game : vector graphic, basic physic
- several tracks (procedural generation)
- Opponents with a basic IA (more or less dump depending to the size left)
- Music (if there is enough size left)
I have allready done some coding, graphics, control, some IA, half of the physic : 2ko. Good start
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I have updated everything (WordPress and plugins). Now everything works fine
I like Arcade games and since a long time I wanted to have a MAME cabinet. I get my hands on an old PC so this time I really want to create one.
I found quite some information on the net but nothing that I really like. My aim is not do a replicate of an existing cabinet but rather a “small” custom one. I want to do it cheap too.
First step: buy a monitor.
I found a 19” LCD monitor on eBay for 40€. It has some scratch on the side, the display is not top noch but it is OK for what I want to do.
Second step : found how to create controlers.
I didn’t want to do hack on a keyboard or a joystick so I searched a “joystick card”. There is several cards that can be bought on the net. I choose a “GP-Wiz40-Eco”. It is cheap, it got enought inputs but I will have to do some soldering (not really a problem).
It can be bought from groovygamegear.com. And so I bought 2 sticks and a bunch of buttons :
- 6 action buttons by player
- 4 general buttons by player (start, coin, select,…)
- 4 general buttons (exit, reset, …)
First problem, there is no datasheet for sticks and buttons… I had to way to get them to be able to dimension them.
I have choose :
Total : 100 $ much more than I was expected.
Next step: create drawing of the cabinet.
At last, I have published the wordpress version of my website.
There is still some pages missing from the last website but it is better that not doing any update.
Dealing with applets in WordPress is a real pain. Nothing in WordPress, no plugin, …
I finaly end up creating my own plugin to display applets. It may be not the best but it is working. I will share it when the website is released.