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0005638 [DCSS] Upload: Graphics trivial N/A 2012-05-05 03:18 2014-10-22 20:26
Reporter roctavian View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution done  
Status closed   Product Branch 0.11 ancient branch
Summary 0005638: Distinct spell projectile tiles
Description In most cases, I made tiles to distinguish "weaker" spells from stronger ones, as many spells of different levels use the same "zap" tile. I also made a couple of variants on the "draining" effect, as a gray spell effect is hard to see in most branches. I opted to use a bright turquoise for draining, to tie Denzi's Tartarus tiles with negative energy in general. If that's too bright and cheery a color for drain to be, there is a dark red variant. Or I could try out a different color or shape or whatever -- any thoughts?

A: Crystal Spear
B: Iron shot
C: Stone Arrow
D: Sting, possibly Meph Cloud
E: Throw Frost
F: Throw Flame
G: Zap
H: Magic Dart
I: Sandblast
J, K: Drain variants
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Attached Files png file icon projectiles.png [^] (9,771 bytes) 2012-05-05 03:18

png file icon mockup.png [^] (51,896 bytes) 2012-05-05 03:18

png file icon projectilesReDux.png [^] (22,137 bytes) 2012-06-08 07:56

png file icon BoltOfMagma.png [^] (3,323 bytes) 2012-06-08 10:03

png file icon BoltOfCold.png [^] (6,064 bytes) 2012-06-08 10:32

png file icon BoltOfCold2.png [^] (6,255 bytes) 2012-06-08 10:41

png file icon Icicle.png [^] (5,465 bytes) 2012-06-08 11:03

png file icon Icicle2.png [^] (3,199 bytes) 2012-06-08 11:07

png file icon parrow.png [^] (4,594 bytes) 2012-06-08 12:02

png file icon parrow2.png [^] (4,599 bytes) 2012-06-09 07:03

png file icon Fireball.png [^] (6,739 bytes) 2012-06-12 03:45

png file icon parrow3.png [^] (1,166 bytes) 2012-08-19 21:10

png file icon fireball_icicle.png [^] (24,246 bytes) 2012-08-19 22:15

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-  Notes
DuxOrbis (reporter)
2012-05-12 03:29

VERY NICE idea. I just finished an edit of Omndra's Sigmund title screen, his Firemage submission was up to snuff, but the Sigmund one needed work, so I thought what better way to get into the community submission game than helping out with an edit that would surely have been scrapped otherwise?

If you get some support for this I'd love to see more individual projectile spells get tiles, and I'd love even more to help doing the art for them!

Another suggestion, buff spells get a brief 3x3 flash of some kind centered on the player, to visually indicate success, likewise this could be done for many of the Hex spells if thematically appropriate.
DuxOrbis (reporter)
2012-06-08 07:57
edited on: 2012-06-08 11:07

Added a candidate for
L: Iskenderun's Mystic Blast

+Bolt of Magma
+Bolt of Cold variants
+Throw Icicle (second version is totally symmetrical and pixelated, the first had autosmoothing and asymmetry)

dd (updater)
2012-06-08 12:02

added poison arrow
roctavian (developer)
2012-06-09 01:28

Poison arrow has some dead pixels on it, to the right of the arrowhead when pointing up/on the other ones like it.

I like these! I definitely prefer the second icicle to the first.
dd (updater)
2012-06-09 07:04

damn... thanks for noticing, updated
DuxOrbis (reporter)
2012-06-12 03:48
edited on: 2012-06-12 09:52

FIREBALL! Hmm, the left and right fireballs are a bit too high, not sure if that would matter since I'm not sure how you'd be going about adding them. I'd guess cropping out 32x32 chunks into a file to load for each spell.

If it needs fixing I can redo it, but I actually like that it would look more appropriate coming from a tiles character's outstretched arms, the bit higher is closer to where their arms would be to cast it!

edlothiol (developer)
2012-08-11 17:22

The original submission, except for drain, is in. I'm not so sure about the drain tiles.
minmay (reporter)
2012-08-11 20:46

The tip of the poison arrow should be a lot sharper. Honestly it looks more like a sex toy right now.
dd (updater)
2012-08-12 03:01

I'll redraw it at some point, it was something of a rush job to begin with... also since the "official poison colour" is now green there's no need for a purple head for it.
roctavian (developer)
2012-08-13 02:30

I'd love to hear some thoughts on drain tiles, or see some other takes. I feel that color-wise we should stick to black, white, or turquoise, because those are the dominant colors among a lot of other negative energy things in the game -- Tartarus and its Serpent of Hell, for example.

Most other colors are taken. A lot of popular culture goes for purple on the "evil magic" or "death magic" front, but Crawl has purple in spades: magic dart and other vanilla magics, clouds of translocational energy, Lugonu's altar, and Zot.
dd (updater)
2012-08-19 21:10

uploaded new poison arrow tiles
roctavian (developer)
2014-10-22 20:26

Ancient; most of these are in the game or have been replaced by newer versions.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-05-05 03:18 roctavian New Issue
2012-05-05 03:18 roctavian File Added: projectiles.png
2012-05-05 03:18 roctavian File Added: mockup.png
2012-05-08 02:41 DuxOrbis Issue Monitored: DuxOrbis
2012-05-12 03:29 DuxOrbis Note Added: 0018044
2012-06-08 07:56 DuxOrbis File Added: projectilesReDux.png
2012-06-08 07:57 DuxOrbis Note Added: 0018290
2012-06-08 10:03 DuxOrbis File Added: BoltOfMagma.png
2012-06-08 10:03 DuxOrbis Note Edited: 0018290
2012-06-08 10:32 DuxOrbis File Added: BoltOfCold.png
2012-06-08 10:33 DuxOrbis Note Edited: 0018290
2012-06-08 10:41 DuxOrbis File Added: BoltOfCold2.png
2012-06-08 10:42 DuxOrbis Note Edited: 0018290
2012-06-08 10:42 DuxOrbis Note Edited: 0018290
2012-06-08 11:03 DuxOrbis File Added: Icicle.png
2012-06-08 11:03 DuxOrbis Note Edited: 0018290
2012-06-08 11:07 DuxOrbis Note Edited: 0018290
2012-06-08 11:07 DuxOrbis File Added: Icicle2.png
2012-06-08 12:02 dd File Added: parrow.png
2012-06-08 12:02 dd Note Added: 0018292
2012-06-09 01:28 roctavian Note Added: 0018299
2012-06-09 07:03 dd File Added: parrow2.png
2012-06-09 07:04 dd Note Added: 0018305
2012-06-12 03:45 DuxOrbis File Added: Fireball.png
2012-06-12 03:48 DuxOrbis Note Added: 0018376
2012-06-12 09:52 DuxOrbis Note Edited: 0018376
2012-07-01 02:29 edlothiol Issue Monitored: edlothiol
2012-08-11 17:22 edlothiol Note Added: 0019502
2012-08-11 20:46 minmay Note Added: 0019505
2012-08-12 03:01 dd Note Added: 0019512
2012-08-13 02:30 roctavian Note Added: 0019528
2012-08-19 21:10 dd File Added: parrow3.png
2012-08-19 21:10 dd Note Added: 0019616
2012-08-19 22:15 white_noise File Added: fireball_icicle.png
2013-03-15 05:29 mumra Issue Monitored: mumra
2014-10-22 20:26 roctavian Note Added: 0027538
2014-10-22 20:26 roctavian Status new => closed
2014-10-22 20:26 roctavian Resolution open => done
2014-10-22 20:26 roctavian Fixed in Branch => 0.16 development branch

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