Widescreen Mode 1920x1080 (zip)

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RJ1
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Widescreen Mode 1920x1080 (zip)

Post by RJ1 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:33 pm

Hello there,

i have just finished a widescreen mode with 1920x1080. I put the panels inside the gamewindow by drawing them on top of the playfield.
Probably not bug free and tested only with some emerald mine levels.

please read the readme

http://rjkole.com/gamestuff/1920x1080_by_rjkole.zip

if someone improves the settings like may be a larger start screen, please let me know

Enjoy

RJ1
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Re: Widescreen Mode 1920x1080 (zip)

Post by RJ1 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:16 am

Hello there, i havend been active for a while.

I never got any feedback on this MOD, wonder why ?!

RJ1

BryanFRitt
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Re: Widescreen Mode 1920x1080 (zip)

Post by BryanFRitt » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:03 am

I tried it, it works, this definitely could make it more fun playing on higher resolutions screens.
[I don't know how the internals of Rocks'n'Diamonds works, and haven't studied the source code]

Still some (minor?) issues...
The Rocks'n'Diamonds menus are less of an ideal size
The "HALL OF FAME" results alignment could be better
It's seams harder to read what the status bar, than the old way
Play button acts differently than the one built in
Some might consider it cheating when there's more (, or less) shown on the screen at one time [I'm ok with it and like it, but I didn't make Rocks'n'Diamonds, nor any of it's levels]
CPU usage higher? (full screen is even more?)
More on the screen makes it even harder to find the main character. (especially at start, I think there should be something that briefly points to the character at start)
[update]It's missing the controls that were on the right side in the menu[/update]

Notes:
Directions say only tried with Emerald Mine, I've tried it with other level sets and it works just as good.
Directions also say to turn ' small game graphics "OFF" ', it'll still work, but game graphics will be much smaller. (too much smaller for most for it to be worth it)
I think I may have read somewhere that non-small graphics used a pixel doubling of the image, i.e., 1 pixel -> 4 pixels (2by2)[could be wrong about this, or even misread it]
Before trying this I was playing at windowed at 3X scale with 'small game graphics'. Going back again to the old graphics mode almost feels like getting trapped in a small box. I like playing with this 1920x1080 mode much better (, except for more cpu usage?)

filbo
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Re: Widescreen Mode 1920x1080 (zip)

Post by filbo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:50 am

> More on the screen makes it even harder to find the main character. (especially at start, I think there should be something that briefly points to the character at start)

I was actually thinking of posting a request to Holger about that; pursuant to regular old levels with, well, whatever mode I'm using. I guess it's small graphics. Shows half of an EMC level at once (left or right side); I guess 32x32 character cels on screen at once.

Holger: before the level starts, or while paused (including due to single-step), please have the player character slowly blink on and off. I'm guessing something like a 2-second cycle of: oooonnnnnn-fade-off-fade-oooooonnnnn would be good (fully on 80% of the time, 5% fade, 10% off, 5% fade-in). Or something similar. Times however many players are active.

BryanFRitt
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Re: Widescreen Mode 1920x1080 (zip)

Post by BryanFRitt » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:34 pm

Also the level preview is missing. It was a the bottom of the menu that had 'start game' in it.
Might be neat if the level preview was faded and the background of the menu as well. Although, depending upon how it's done this might negatively effect readability of the text, and might be annoying to some if a part of the preview they want to see is hidden by text.

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