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Cleaner enemy frame

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:07 pm
by MantisManMike
Download: Cleaner enemy frame v1.0

Replaces the "targeting frame" graphic with a cleaner version.

The new version has a flat fill, instead of the mucky hexagon pattern. I've tried to keep it the same otherwise.

Original frame:
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New frame:
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Re: Cleaner enemy frame

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:47 pm
by Gidoza
I'll be honest - I can't tell the difference?

Re: Cleaner enemy frame

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:05 pm
by Vhati
Gidoza wrote:I'll be honest - I can't tell the difference?

Look below the ship.

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Re: Cleaner enemy frame

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:25 pm
by mr_easy_money
Gidoza wrote:I'll be honest - I can't tell the difference?

It's the hexagonal/circular overlay in the background that's been removed, letting you see the background in all its glory:
MantisManMike wrote:The new version has a flat fill, instead of the mucky hexagon pattern. I've tried to keep it the same otherwise.

Re: Cleaner enemy frame

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:16 am
by MantisManMike
Yeah, it's fairly subtle.

The main reason I've done this is that I want to try giving the enemy shields a hexagon pattern (like player shields). Currently, the hexagon effect on enemy shields is created by letting that background show through.

Enemy shields all use the same image, so it won't scale properly. I still want to see what it looks like, though.

The odd thing is that, if you look at the actual background image, it's weirdly smudged. It's not a clean hexagonal grid. Not that it matters much, as you don't notice it in the game.