It seems at least one puzzle can be completed wrongly…
There’s a couple that can be solved I a different way. We had to choose to make it possible, or to make it impossible even if the player had it right… So we chose to just make it possible even though the image doesn’t match in a few cases
Here is a cut for you … still no sound yet!
PiCross_Pokitto.bin (136.5 KB)
Had a very quick look at the sound, seems like it should work just fine. The title music seems to play OK other than the starting screech, but the in-game music just plays horrible.
PiCross2.raw, PiCross3.raw and PiCross4.raw, are the wrong format.
Using these sounds fine on my Pokitto, the only remaining issue is the starting
which causes the brief noise before playing.
If we change the way it work by not checking with an image, but just checking the hints and display the dot where the hints are we could fix the problem. So when complete we’d see whatever our solution was instead of the solution we pre-made… But doing so would be a lot of work.
It would be relatively simple to write a program that can figure that out,
but calculating all the permutations would take a while,
and tackling it in a smarter way would be a slow route to a rough headache.
Not that much work, it would just require a function to map the data in the grid to the image format used by whichever screen mode you’re using.
The Pokitto’s ARM processor does have a Flash-RAM split (like the Arduboy),
but both are accessed from the same address space/address bus,
so you can draw images that were created in RAM at runtime without no extra hassle (beyond actually creating the image).
I am putting this into release status, so that it does not completely get lost.
Its a good game, I want people to notice it.
If you disagree, just tell me and I will change it back to wip
In the future I will make a new category for WIP games
I think it was only WIP because we were trying to add decent music. It OK to make it ‘release’
I’ve been going around moving a few things to the new WIP category.
Just to check, is this still classed as WIP or can I remove the
wip tag and suffix?
While I’m at it, to save me bumping another topic, is the same true of Lode Runner?
Picross and Lode Runner are released games.
In order to remove the “(WIP)” from the title I’ve had to modify the title of the existing PiCross to be “PiCross (Direct Port)”.
Hopefully that should be the end of my disruptions for a while.