AmplituDS v3 released! Also DS 3D model tools!

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  1. Dark Knight ez
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    AmplituDS v3 is now released. A huge update over v2 which improves graphics, feel and adds 3 new stages.
    If you don't know what the game is about, it's based on Amplitude for the PS2... which was created by the team that made Guitar Hero later on.
    The official AmplituDS website:
    http://amplituds.drunkencoders.com

    First off, the boxart.

    Then, a couple of images:
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And last, a couple of movies:
    Movie 1
    Movie 2

    Hurry up to the AmplituDS site and get it! :)



    Now, as for the model converter and viewer.
    They both run on the NDS. How's that for portability?
    The converter converts models in the .x format of a certain syntax to a .c file which contains a display list in an array.
    You could use that .c file in your own homebrew projects.
    The model viewer reads out that .c file, and also slaps on textures if you've put that in the same directory.
    Check it out. It's worth it.

    Direct link to the model converter and viewer.

    Example models available (not to be used in your own projects):
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Xeijin

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    Amazing, your not by any chance the creator, or affiliated to AmplituDS by any chance? [​IMG]

    Great lookin' game though [​IMG]
     
  3. Dark Knight ez
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    Creator. ;p
     
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    ahh man you beat me to this post. I just read it off ds-scene.
     
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    Nice one Dark Knight ez, especially for the model creators: my 3d programming skills never really got beyond VRML and pro engineer.
     
  6. lagman

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    Wow, looks great, can't wait to get home and try it. [​IMG]
     
  7. chalupa

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    This is not working on my R4 dldi. I just get a white screen = (
     
  8. lagman

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    Did you copy the amplitudeds folder? It takes like 6 seconds to load.
    I'm playing it right now. It's really funny, sadly it doesn't have a sleep mode [​IMG]

    EDIT: I'm playing the first scene after the tutorial and I have no idea how to play this [​IMG]
    Can someone help me? or....OUENDAN!! or something.
     
  9. Sonicandtails

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    I've been playing for about 3 out of the last 6 hours. It's VERY addicting and I am in love with it.
    I am on Insane now, and I do believe it could use some more songs (Unless there are other worlds that I don't know of).
    It's pretty easy to play lagman, and I have no previous experience with the original Amplitude.
    When a 'button' comes over a crosshair, hit the corresponding button (Left Middle Right = L, X, R) and when you need to move over to another sample use Left and Right. Read the PDF file included for more information.

    I've got everything down myself, from hitting notes while moving to maximizing double points advantages.
    Such an awesome game, and a custom song creator is most certainly needed.

    One problem I have with it is the lack of proper pausing; You can't do it, you must restart the song if you do. Another is that in your screenshots it shows the 'buttons' looking like sprites and looking alright. While in the game, they seem to be models, which I like much more, but when viewing them from the right side there seems to be a polygon on the side missing completely (possibly to save rendering power?).

    Otherwise, this is a great game, and it is currently taking my Ouendan 2 time...Which is rare!
     
  10. lagman

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    I get it now, thanks.
    It's really funny...and a little hard [​IMG]
    Everybody should try this.
     
  11. TheStump

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    nice work man, i remember seeing this in the EZflash comp a while ago, looks like you have made some great development since.

    BTW the boxart looks bad ass!
     
  12. OrR

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    GREAT! I was looking for an update a few days ago since I could never get the original one to work... I hope this does! [​IMG]
     
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    [hint] get lots of stars mostly in insane to unlock the secret bonus level [/hint]
     
  14. Dark Knight ez
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    First of all, to everyone, thank you for your positive feedback.
    It's really great to hear everyone enthusiastic about your project. [​IMG]


    Great to hear. [​IMG]