Pocket Physics v0.3

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  1. Urza
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    Pocket Physics v0.3
    Crayon physics for DS


    A new version of the Crayon Physics clone for DS. The big change here is that both screens are now utilized, with an overview on the top, and zoomed in on the bottom. In addition, you now have a larger drawing area, and the physics have been updated. Full changelog and download below.

    [title:Changelog]* larger paper (3x3 screens)
    * scrolling using either D-Pad, ABXY, or pen (hold L or R)
    * dual screen support (overview on top, zoomed view on bottom)
    * open shapes (drawn shapes are only closed if the end is close to the start)
    * Using the actual shape for picking => o more accidential deletions
    * updated to box2d 2.0 (svn r20)
    * using ds hw div/sqrt in box2d
    * if simulation is behind time, 2 steps are performed at once => subjectively faster
    * faster and better drawing code
    * pins are hidden during simulation

    [​IMG] Download
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  2. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    DO WANT.

    Best homebrew evar. [​IMG] Spent hours on this thing...
     
  3. Brainy142

    Brainy142 GBAtemp Regular

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    yayayay this fixes the space issue
     
  4. NetShira

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    My family and I really love this Homebrew but we would really like it if there were some way to persist (save) and share (load) our creations..
    Thanks for the awesome work so far!
     
  5. blueskies

    blueskies GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    w00t! love it.
     
  6. golden

    golden What a Digital Dummy!!!

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    eh, this version had some big downers as well as the big bonus, I really don't like how the zoomed in mode makes the background of the paper on the bottom screen all blocky squares. I also can't get used to making a big drawing while scrolling the screen without messing up.
     
  7. Fiddy101

    Fiddy101 Newbie

    I like this homebrew a lot but are the bugs now completley gone or does it still crash a lot ?
     
  8. JPH

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    Very nice update!
    This is turning out to be one of the coolest homebrew game the DS has [​IMG]

    Let's hope this fixes some of the random crashes...
     
  9. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    Saving and Loading of Levels is on his todo list (not stars for levels though).
     
  10. Psyfira

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    Hooray, fantastic news! [​IMG] Gonna give this a go in a sec. Must say though, Pocket Physics has never, ever crashed on me. (EZ-V, and I don't think it's crashed on the TT either)
     
  11. Saylient_Dreams

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    Does this have goals like Crayon Physics does on the PC? I tried it out before, and it just seemed like it was playing with physics. Gotta admit, one of the coolest homebrews, but for me it feels more of an app than the game it was based on.
     
  12. gaboumafou

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    Love it, but it seems like it's crashing REALLY often... [​IMG]

    (like 2 times in 5 minutes...)
     
  13. damnet

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    Actually this was never meant to be a game, and I quote the developer himself:

    "It isn't really a game, but more of a physical construction kit for your pocket."


    also to say this is a clone of Crayon psychics is incorrect imo, the idea of drawing objects that would immediately turn physical is not new, MIT sketch demonstration, there's a program by MS called physics illustrator, it was designed exclusively for tablet pcs, but you can get a non tablet pc compiled version HERE, or if you have a tablet pc just get it from the MS download site.

    the guy that did Crayon physics simply used the concept to make a game.
     
  14. damnet

    damnet GBAtemp Regular

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    double post...
     
  15. WB3000

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    It seems the random crashing is less than before, although (running on a SCDS) it crashes now more when playing the level out. The freezing with the drawing noise seems to be mostly gone, it may have happened once or twice though.
     
  16. Psyfira

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    Wow I actually got it to crash! [​IMG] Much love for the bigger drawing area, the potential for chain reactions is going to keep me quiet for hours. Fanatstic work [​IMG]
     
  17. jincongz

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    It seems to crash really rarely. I had a piece between a pin and a hard place, it just kept moving. No crash. Only until i scribbled all over a circle that it crashed.