AST-U-ROIDS v1.0 Released

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  1. brienj
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  2. Whatnoww

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    Nice. I'm assuming it will also be compiled for 5.5?
     
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    I said it is coming soon, and when I say it's coming soon, that's what I mean. :D

    I don't want to say a release time frame, but I want to release it later tonight.

    I am compiling for 5.3.2 and 5.5. Just adding the last thing I want to add, which is the ship blowing up animation. Right now, it has the same boring explosion as the asteroids, and it just doesn't feel like the real Asteroids without the ship breaking apart. I think I got all the physics down, especially in the ship movement and speed.
     
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    Dude that looks great! If I may make a suggestion though? Since you're drawing to both the gamepad and the TV, it would be cool to do something separate on both of them (either a continuation of the playing field on the TV or a timer counting up showing how long you've stayed alive/what round you're on on the gamepad). Just an idea, but I think that that would take this already cool project to the next level that hasn't really been achieved in homebrew yet :)
     
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    In ELF or MP4 ?
     
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    Yes , i think but we are not certain
     
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    That looks crazy good!
    Can't wait to try it really, this looks like the best thing that we will be able to do with the Userland Exploit honestly, it's awesome.
     
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    I am about 0x10 bytes away from making it a .mp4. :D

    Finding the last bit of code to make more efficient.

    I like the challenge of fitting it into a 20k binary now. Brings back the old days of programming when I was a teenager, programming on a C64.

    This uses no special graphics, it's all on the frame buffers,
     
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    I've got it all finished, but it's getting late, I need some sleep. I'll package it up after I wake up. Sure would be nice to eventually make stuff that can save or load from a SD or USB. Kind of disappointing that it's a pain to set something up over the network, just to save high scores or something, and definitely not easy for your end users. All because people think that piracy is the ONLY thing anyone could do if they had the means to access a SD card or USB drive on this console in their code. Ugh.

    I might improve this game later as an ELF file, but most of the fun doing this is making it fit in the memory you can use. The funny thing is that I don't even have every letter mapped out in my vector library, mostly to save space, but also because it's pointless when entering your initials only lasts for the one session until you close the game.
     
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    Lookin' good! The physics in particular are very interesting, looking forward to playing!
     
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    I Google-Fu'd the actual real physics they used, as far as max speed for the ship and bullets, and kind of tweaked it until the acceleration of the ship felt right. I personally think that it emulates the physics of the ship and bullets, in particular, really well. The asteroids on the other hand, I just kind of made their physics fit, and it works and is close enough. I am about to experiment on having the asteroids actually tilt in the direction they are going, right now, it just looks too bland, although the original was kind of bland in the graphics anyway, right?

    I knew I said I would release when I woke up, but while I slept, I came up with some good ideas to compact the space back down, and it has worked so far, so I may be able to add the ability to change the difficulty or even a second player. I have left code in that would make adding a second player easy, I just have implemented it yet.
     
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    This looks cool. Will be the first homebrew that i actually want to try to run on 5.5 wii u. Im fed up with waiting for bigger things.......
     
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    I reworked my code and shaved off 2k and can add a few more things. I at least want to add a difficulty setting,
     
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    Why not compile it to .elf? That way you can add whatever you want, and it's much more stable.
     
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    Can I save a highscore list on the SD card? Nope. So, I will be able to add everything I want in a bin file. I don't need an ELF file, that will just make it more bloated than I need to. By coding the way I am, setting a limit on the size, it forces me to code more efficiently and not be lazy. I am finishing the menu system right now, and then it will be done. I'm right at the end of testing the menu out.
     
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    Glad to see you're adhering to Nintendo's unspoken philosophy for the Wii U lol
     
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    At least we don't have 20GB Updates for our games, I guess.
     
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    Someone caught it. LOL

    My wife also hates the hyperspace button in the game, so I made two of the face buttons control the hyperspace. :D

    I fully admit I am a dick and do things like that on purpose.
     
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    @brienj hit me up when its done fella , ill add it to my site and offline pack.. looks amazing btw.. nostalgia overload..
     
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