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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Starbase Café => Topic started by: guesst on July 09, 2007, 06:03:37 pm



Title: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: guesst on July 09, 2007, 06:03:37 pm
It's long been an opinion of mine that melee would be awesome on a spherical map, at some fixed orbital distance around the planet being played on. Wanna see what it could look like? i ran into this video (http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/12667) while doing some random surfing. Makes me want to get my amiga emulator up and running to see what the original looked like.


Title: Re: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: Zarnium on July 09, 2007, 06:45:57 pm
That took me to a video of someone demonstrating a Lego Star Wars 2 glitch, was that what you meant to put up?


Title: Re: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: AngusThermopyle on July 09, 2007, 07:45:20 pm
That took me to a video of someone demonstrating a Lego Star Wars 2 glitch, was that what you meant to put up?
Ditto. That's what I saw too.


Title: Re: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: Amiga_Nut on July 10, 2007, 03:10:48 am
Some screenshots:
http://www.1up.com/do/media?cId=3158498&sec=IMAGES (http://www.1up.com/do/media?cId=3158498&sec=IMAGES)


Title: Re: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: Baltar on July 10, 2007, 04:53:35 am
Strictly speaking isn't melee already on a 'spherical' surface since it wraps around?


Title: Re: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: Elvish Pillager on July 10, 2007, 12:14:54 pm
No. The melee arena is topologically equivalent to a torus, not a sphere.


Title: Re: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: guesst on July 10, 2007, 04:37:17 pm
Sorry about that. The link's been fixed.

And yes, the way melee wrap is currently handled is what us math buffs call toroid mapping. It's not what it would be like to play on a sphere at all. Rather the way it is, wrapping top to bottom and left to right, is like wrapping on a donut. A very fat and squat donut.


Title: Re: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: Bluhman on July 14, 2007, 03:54:19 am
No. The melee arena is topologically equivalent to a torus, not a sphere.


Mmmm... Donut.


Title: Re: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: Elvish Pillager on July 14, 2007, 03:05:08 pm
Mmmm... Donut.
I hope you like your donuts with zero volume...


Title: Re: Spherical gameplay on Stardust HD
Post by: Novus on July 14, 2007, 03:12:08 pm
Mmmm... Donut.
I hope you like your donuts with zero volume...
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