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Jackostar10000
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Post » 11 Mar 2013, 09:08

I came up with a idea for auto scrolling. There could be a simple selection or a complicated selection. The simple one could be a pick a direction and speed and the advanced one can have something where you have the screen scroll a curvy patch
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Rough drawing with the advanced option you could have each line have different speeds and all kinds of stuff
on the top we have the basic autoscroller
and the bottom the advanced

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Post » 11 Mar 2013, 20:19

I remember Maurice saying he hated autoscrolling (same as with him hating turrets) so I wouldn't count on this making it into SE. Though you did remind me of one of the final levels of Yoshi's Island DS where the scrolling actually overlapped an earlier part of the level.

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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 09:55

auto scrollers ruin the pace of a game for me, unless it's the sole point of a game.
yes game I wanted you to drag me into that wall that slowly moves down and I can only pass it by hugging the right of the screen as soon as it appears.

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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 13:03

The problem is portals.

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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 14:52

You could wipe portals as they went offscreen/when the scroll starts to stop you portalling out of your screen.

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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 20:42

Maurice wrote:The problem is portals.

Easy. automatic erase portal after them go offscreen.
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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 20:56

Hans1998 wrote:
Camewel wrote:You could wipe portals as they went offscreen/when the scroll starts to stop you portalling out of your screen.

Easy. automatic erase portal after them go offscreen.

What's the point of answering him with the exact same thing he said?

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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 21:04

TheSeek wrote:What's the point of answering him with the exact same thing he said?

My bad. i thougth i have clicked Maurice post.

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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 21:11

I wouldn't mind the addition of autoscroll levels, but I don't really see it being used much. From my experience with Mario in general, people tend to hate autoscroll levels just as much as they hate water levels. But heck, if Maurice was able to find a way to make portals work with them, then I'm all for adding them in.

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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 22:23

Erasing portals is a dumb solution.

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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 23:23

few other ideas:
portals stay there but since they are off screen so if you use them you die.
or the portals grip to the walls

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Post » 12 Mar 2013, 23:28

Jackostar10000 wrote:few other ideas:
portals stay there but since they are off screen so if you use them you die.
or the portals grip to the walls


I don't really see those working, the first one is pretty darn cruel.

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Post » 13 Mar 2013, 04:36

At Jackostar10000 you'll also need to be able to specify the distance it scrolls before stopping (To allow you to change when it starts scrolling in another direction or to return to regular following-Mario behaviour.) and also the speed it scrolls at.

As for portals, I'm not entirely sure how to handle that. Perhaps include among the options that control the scrolling, an option to specify a screen side that can accept portals anywhere along it (they get stuck to the side and never go off screen)? Can be changed each time the scrolling behavior changes?

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Post » 13 Mar 2013, 05:18

portals if touching the walls could explode. and with my example drawing i have an advanced editor. where you can pick points where the screen focuses

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Post » 13 Mar 2013, 05:28

LIST OF PORTAL / AUTO SCROLLING IDEAS:
stay there but are death if you use them cause they are off screen
stick to walls
explode
if 2 are activated and one goes of screen the other portal acts like a black hole sucking near by objects in.
act like normal and redirects the screen\
portal dies then so do you.
screen stops
mario stabs himself
if it does off screen its nothing big but a couple of enemies drop into the level via lakitu or maybe the level scrolls faster or slower
post your ideas

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Post » 13 Mar 2013, 09:14

it does anything but kill you,
there that's my idea.

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Post » 13 Mar 2013, 09:51

It does what a portal would in Mari0.


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