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Support and General Use => Plugins/Viewers => Topic started by: midkay on May 20, 2006, 02:10:34 PM

Title: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: midkay on May 20, 2006, 02:10:34 PM
Hi all, I've been working on fully adapting Brickmania to the iPod 5G's larger display (meaning larger bitmaps to make it fullscreen). Since scaling up the current bitmaps looks horrible, I decided to create my own. I rather like the look of these, so I wanted to hear what people thought of them.

If everybody prefers them, I'll adapt them to all the color LCD targets and commit them, but I need votes fast. I really want to get these in pre-3.0 (meaning within a couple days, probably).

Old bitmaps, iriver H300 screenshot:
(http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/6971/bricksold3oc.png)

New bitmaps, iriver H300 screenshot:
(http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/9534/bricksnew7vh.png)

Any input is welcome, all votes appreciated. :)
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: midkay on May 22, 2006, 01:26:48 AM
So the results are pretty even, I guess the current ones will stay for now.

Does anybody who voted 'no' have any input or suggestions? ze in IRC pointed out that they look a little blurry which I am aware of and will work on. I also think the colors are a bit vivid, I'll tone them down a bit.

Anything else, anybody?
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: petur on May 22, 2006, 03:16:58 AM
I also like the 'brick' effect of the old ones -> texture
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: Llorean on May 22, 2006, 11:29:35 AM
I voted yes, primarily because I think they'll look better when scaled to the Nano's screen size. I'm not fond of the current ones on it, and _especially_ the cracking texture on top of the current ones.
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: Massa on May 23, 2006, 03:12:07 AM
I voted no, because I also like the "brick" effect of the old ones.
And IMHO the new ones look too bright and hurt my eyes... ;)
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: benosoft on May 23, 2006, 11:20:28 AM
I think the new bricks have a too large bevel, but reducing it by a pixel may already be fine....

And I agree adding some sort of subtle texture, like on the old ones, would make it even better!
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: midkay on May 23, 2006, 11:55:25 PM
Good to hear all this feedback, thanks, guys. :)

I'll probably create a new poll sometime soon after working on these a bit more.
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: that_asian_guy on May 24, 2006, 02:44:17 PM
what'd i like to see, is changing the color of the background, maybe to a nice clean white.
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: Suntiger on May 30, 2006, 08:34:47 AM
Personally, I'd like a 320x240 version of Brickmania, unless that's been done already.
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: Sando on May 30, 2006, 08:48:02 AM
Personally, I'd like a 320x240 version of Brickmania, unless that's been done already.
Uh, that's what this thread is about.
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: aegis on May 30, 2006, 11:01:50 AM
Personally, I haven't vote but what I think is - new bitmaps adjusted to the screen would be great - but I would really like to have kept the old "textures" and colours.

The new proposed ones are not that fine, they look somewhat... cheap and plastic. :)

So please if you would be able to scale these bitmaps keeping the old colour fashion or maybe similar but complex in that way, it would be great.
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: jeffy777 on May 30, 2006, 06:47:47 PM
The new proposed ones look very similiar to the ipod 5th gen's brick game. I think both the old and new are nice.

But I agree with that_asian_guy that changing the background to a lighter color (maybe even white) might help everything.
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: midkay on May 30, 2006, 07:21:20 PM
The new proposed ones look very similiar to the ipod 5th gen's brick game. I think both the old and new are nice.

But I agree with that_asian_guy that changing the background to a lighter color (maybe even white) might help everything.

This is actually what they were based on (though still made entirely by me). I didn't quite get the effect I wanted... :)
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: joeyb649 on May 30, 2006, 07:38:52 PM
am i blind or do i not see a new thread button sry to intrude on ur topic but i cant post
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: midkay on May 30, 2006, 10:47:07 PM
You can't post a new topic from within a thread. Go back to the forum you want to start the topic in, then click New Topic.
Title: Re: Input, please, on potential new Brickmania bitmaps!
Post by: Suntiger on June 02, 2006, 05:34:16 PM
Personally, I'd like a 320x240 version of Brickmania, unless that's been done already.
Uh, that's what this thread is about.

Errm. I appear to have missed that sentence in the OP... my bad! ::)