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#26 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:05 PM

What it actually is is the redesign of King Rabbit so he doesn't look all distorted when you start at the beginning. My question is why does it need to be like that instead of looking like a normal rabbit head?



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Posted Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:18 AM

Last time we left Mr. Celery, the King Rabbit threw him across half the planet. Here's a little bit of what happens next.

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Posted Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:59 AM

I threw in a little tribute to the 2600 version of Asteroids in this latest version. It's between Celery highjacking the ship and crash-landing in Egypt.

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Posted Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:45 AM

Mr. Celery has landed in the pyramid. He looks for a way out and finally finds one. He jumps out and walks away, not knowing where he's going...

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Posted Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:36 AM

It's St. Patrick's Day and what better way to start it than with a green celery update? Mr. Celery is wandering out in the desert, getting tired, when all of a sudden..., well, upload it.

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Posted Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:26 AM

It's St. Patrick's Day and what better way to start it than with a green celery update? Mr. Celery is wandering out in the desert, getting tired, when all of a sudden..., well, upload it.

 
We are supposed to make our own versions and upload them? Too much work! :D



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Posted Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:53 AM

OK, download it. Sorry.



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Posted Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:03 AM

I added a little bit last night. I tried to make the fish look like they're swimming, but I don't know how well I did. The bird drops Mr. Celery into the ocean. Please DOWNload it and offer feedback.

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Posted Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:12 AM

I added a little bit last night. I tried to make the fish look like they're swimming, but I don't know how well I did. The bird drops Mr. Celery into the ocean. Please DOWNload it and offer feedback.

looks good.....suggestion would be to use the same fish from Activision's fishing derby game possibly??? If not yours look fine.



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Posted Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:04 AM

I worked a little more on this again. I added a scene where it's night and Mr. Celery is walking down the road and cars pass by and honk at him. I used the honk from the Activision game Freeway.

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Posted Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:20 PM

I got a little more inspiration by the ant problem I've been having lately. Looks like Mr. Celery has one as well. Of course, being food and walking around in the countryside does tend to bring ants.

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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:52 AM

Looks like Mr. Celery ran into a deer.

I have 1,022 bytes left in the last bank, where all the sprite info goes, so I think I'll have room to finish this thing up. I do need to add some music though for the deer scene's beginning.

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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:46 AM

Added some music and a little bit more. I think I'm done for today.

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Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:39 AM

Milestone reached: the movie is now 6 minutes long. So that means I have to fill about 1.5 minutes. I have to do it with one bank, too, since bank 6 is almost run out. I went back to the very beginning and changed the rabbit hopping in Mr. Celery's house in scene 1. I noticed it was a bit awkward. So I changed it so the rabbit hop looks better. If you want to see that change, download the binary file in the link of the second line of my signature. I added a new scene that brought me to the six minute mark (I had to cheat a little: I added a third star at the beginning where the UFO starts getting off earth.) Mr. Celery, still out in the country, happens upon a pair of swimmers swimming in the lake. I don't know why they are in the middle of the night, though. But this is another milestone of sorts: Mr. Celery is sighted by (visible) humans. You couldn't see the faces of the people driving the cars.

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Posted Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:20 PM

It's impressive how well this tells a story.

 

One more suggestion I'd like to make about the animation. The parts with high jumps are awkward because the speed is very linear. I know you're very space limited and this may not be feasible, but maybe you could fit a small lookup table or approximation algorithm so the speed decreases with the height and then increases as the object falls back down.



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Posted Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:20 AM

I don't think I can do that. Right now, two banks have less than 30 bytes left in them. It would take a major shifting of code to have each bank be a near even amount of space left, and that is something I don't want to do. If I can avoid it, that would be great. Also, I'd fear I might break something. I'd hate to do all that work only to find out some other part doesn't work and so I did all that work for naught.



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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:00 PM

Mr. Celery wanders into a McDonald's and gets a hamburger. Stalks of celery get really hungry when they've been walking for a while.

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Posted Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:00 PM

I went back through the code and looked at a few things. I got rid of the dot that was on the world map scene. Plus, I added a scene where Mr. Celery got too tired to move. Now how will he get home? Find out. The thing is now 6.75 minutes long, really close to my target goal of 7.5 minutes. If you want to look at it from the beginning, download it from the link in my signature. The version I post here starts at the end of where I left off last time. The colors are wrong (the ground is blue and the burger is white), but they are correct when the whole thing is played. I know why, so it shouldn't be a problem.

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Posted Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:15 PM

Well, since it's almost done, I'm looking at ways to distribute it. What I'm planning to do is this:
I bought 10 green DVD cases. When the movie is finished, I'm going to put the movie onto DVD. Then you can buy a copy of the DVD for FREE. You don't even pay shipping. Why DVD format? So anyone, even those without an Atari 2600, can watch it. I'm going to make a cover for the DVD and in case you want a DVD of this, I'll have some. More details will be on the webpage when this is finished.

In the meantime, though, I saw a McDonald's commercial that is similar to this project. Instead of a stalk of celery, though, it was an avocado. But instead of being abducted by rabbit aliens and then trying to find its way home after crashing a hijacked UFO into the pyramids of Egypt, the avocado's quest was to be eaten at McDonald's. It showed the avocado in different locations: atop a building, by the beach. I was stunned when I first saw it. They stole my idea. Oh well. Hopefully they won't sue me for adding the McDonald's scene in my movie.



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Posted Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:18 PM

I'm pretty sure that you're going to prison. Can I have your Atari after they drag you away? :D



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Posted Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:23 PM

Why would I go to prison?



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Posted Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:27 PM

Why would I go to prison?


Because you won't be able to pay them the millions that you'll owe them, so they'll toss you in prison. Everybody goes to prison these days since everything is illegal.

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Posted Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:53 PM

I can't wait to watch the whole thing!  Will there be a DVD case with a DVD insert, or maybe DVD DVD's with a Digital DVD download and a coupon for ranch dressing!?! 

  I really like the movie and think it will be much better than current media offerings..  I think in the sequel he should dye himself different colors to try and sneak in amongst other vegetables as a secret agent.  Maybe have him go to Venus and live on a giant silver 'dinner plate' derigible.  He could peanut better himself and sneak raisins across the border!  He could council fat girls on weight loss by explaining "The Great Chomp", a long forgotten war between teeth and carrots (secretly won by, you guessed it, celery)! 

 

He could star in his own *gasp VIDEO GAME!!  :P

 

Nah..that idea is waaaay overdone nowadays..

 

He could narrate "Faces of Crunch" an immensely disturbing video about the sudden deaths of celery (AKA "The Naked Chef", depending on who you are..)!

 

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Posted Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:22 PM

I worked on this some more but I'm not sharing what I have as it would spoil the ending. It's now 7 minutes long, so I now have about 30 seconds left to make up. And I have the room, too: 1,638 bytes left in bank 7.



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Posted Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:57 PM

I worked on this some more, and I'm proud to say that it's finished! The total running time: 7:15. Not bad. More details can be had on how to get a DVD version on the second link in my signature. I won't be doing this right away, though. I first have to check and record on real hardware, get the green boxes in the mail, and make some DVDs on request. I'm not sure if anyone wants one. This weekend, I am planning on doing most of this stuff.






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