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Jake and Peppy Playable Alpha V0.80B!

Kenji Irie

Posts 53
14 Aug 2021 03:36


QSEC Team is pleased to announce the playable alpha v0.80B of Jake and Peppy for the Apollo V4.
 
  You spoke, and we listened: The most-requested improvements and additions have been implemented - most notable is the smooth rotation animation of the ship!
 
  I have uploaded the playable alpha to Aminet, and it will also be available soon from the apollo-computer.com website. Until those sources are updated you can download the archive from 'Vamped Amiga' on Telegram: EXTERNAL LINK 
  We hope you enjoy the continuing developments to this game (we know there is a lot to do still!) and we welcome any feedback.
 
  As usual, we will eventually prepare a Youtube video. I will post a link here when we have time to complete this.
 
  QSEC Team.
 
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  CHANGELOG
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  V0.80B
  - NEW ENEMY Fire turrets added.
  - NEW ENEMY flames added using AMMX accelerated transparency.
  - NEW FEATURE added: Spot-light mode, accelerated using AMMX.
  - NEW high-resolution ship rotations added! This was the most requested feature from feedback.
  - IMPROVEMENT to ship flame gfx: fully antialiased now using AMMX.
  - IMPROVEMENT to game engine: Optimisations has resulted in a 30-40% framerate increase!
  - NEW explosions added to hit enemies using AMMX accelerated transparency.
  - IMPROVEMENT to bullet graphics; tidied up.
  - CHANGE to default ship loadout; tweaked graphics and parameters for better 'Arcade' style gameplay.
  - NEW Critical hit Changes and Critical Hit damage implemented.
  - IMPROVEMENT Some further optimisation to the asm graphics code.
  - IMPROVEMENT to management of WARPS and addition of further level editor options.
  - IMPROVEMENT to animation management.
  - NEW LEVEL 1 for 0.80 created.
  - NEW LEVEL 2 for 0.80 created.
  - NEW tileset colour variation added
  - BUGFIX to start of level bug where the previous thrust direction was undefined/not reset.
  - NEW FEATURE added: hit-stats added to enemies when hit.
  - NEW FEATURE added: small explosions when player bullets hit walls and other objects that are not enemies.
  - CHANGE to control system: ship now moves with direction (no thrust button-press required)
  - NEW FEATURE added: press 'M' in game to start/stop music playback. Also, this feature is available in the in-game menu (ESC).
  - Many, many, small BUGFIXES, core IMPROVEMENTS, and tweaks.


Eric Gus

Posts 455
15 Aug 2021 04:14


Is this playable without the usb gamepad? i.e. db9 joysticks etc..?


Kenji Irie

Posts 53
15 Aug 2021 06:32


eric gus wrote:

Is this playable without the usb gamepad? i.e. db9 joysticks etc..?

Keyboard, or USB gamepad only, due to multiple button inputs.

I could do joystick for direction and Keyboard for buttons, but that's low priority at the moment.

Cheers.


Eric Gus

Posts 455
16 Aug 2021 02:30


Kenji Irie wrote:

  I could do joystick for direction and Keyboard for buttons

Yea that would be ideal .. well when you can .. thanks!


Kenji Irie

Posts 53
29 Aug 2021 21:07


Hi everyone, QSEC Team is happy to announce that the Jake and Peppy website is now live :)
    EXTERNAL LINK 
There is a new V0.80 highlights video there as well.



Jeremy Hubbard

Posts 16
30 Aug 2021 03:05


Just got my vampire 1200 2 months ago after a year of waiting. Seeing more an more of these games that require a v4, what gives? Is my new Vampire V2 already obsolete? Is a V4 that much more more powerful than a v4? Why is the V2 not being supported?


Manos Sg

Posts 79
30 Aug 2021 07:09


Kenji Irie wrote:

Hi everyone, QSEC Team is happy to announce that the Jake and Peppy website is now live :)
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 
  There is a new V0.80 highlights video there as well.
 

Cool! Some interesting reading in there as well!


Kenji Irie

Posts 53
30 Aug 2021 12:22


Jeremy Hubbard wrote:

Just got my vampire 1200 2 months ago after a year of waiting. Seeing more an more of these games that require a v4, what gives? Is my new Vampire V2 already obsolete? Is a V4 that much more more powerful than a v4? Why is the V2 not being supported?

Hi Jeremy, the V1200 is a great card. However, there is one issue and 2 technical limitations with enabling Jake and Peppy to run on the V1200: 1) I don't have an A1200, try as I may to get one. 2) I am using 16-bit audio, and I would need to write a new audio engine for the V1200. 3) The game on the V4 can load maps requiring up to 400 MB of RAM, which means I would need to cut down the map size and restrict maps for the V1200.

All of these can be overcome, of course, but it's mostly lack of time to make these changes. I have to focus on getting the game finished on one platform, and that's for the V4 as that is what I have.

Most of Arti's 68080 ports run on V1200, I believe. So there is still good software coming for the V1200.


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