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CHALLENGE: Commodore 4

Back by popular demand, another C64 challenge. There's a lot of info here, so make sure you actually look over it.

There's no specific theme this week, instead you must only use 4 colours out of the available 16. Your piece does not have to adhere to any particular C64 restrictions (these are detailed in the links below). However, it must use one of the palettes shown below - either Pepto's palette, or Ptoing's adjusted version of that palette.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Use correct mcol (multicolour mode) restrictions - this means create the image using double width pixels. See the first link below for more information on different modes.

A bunch of useful links and a Grafx2 script:


Canvas Size - Exactly 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colours - Exactly 4. Pick 4 colours from one of the 16 colour palettes below. No palette swapping, you either use Pepto's palette or Ptoing's palette.

Pepto:

Ptoing:


Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Commodore 4 pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!



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Quote Lóng Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2010 at 12:43am
I'm a little confused, because if one would want to follow the multicolor restricions it would only work at the cost of the challenge rules. I'm referring to the resolution,the link provided demands 160*200,the challenge rules on the other hand demand 320*200.

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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2010 at 12:55am
mcol is wide pixels - this means that each pixel is twice the length of a regular pixel, so 160 x 2 = 320.
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Quote Lóng Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2010 at 1:02am
I see, now that everything is cleared up it's time to give it a try.



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Quote snowk Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2010 at 9:21am
can we mix and match colors from the two palettes or do all four colors hav to be from one or the other?
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Quote Justincrdibl Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2010 at 9:27am
"No palette swapping, you either use Pepto's palette or Ptoing's palette."

Just use one of the palettes.
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Quote Buddy90 Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2010 at 9:47am
Personally, I think the most difficult part of this challenge is the huge size. I never worked on anything even half that size.
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Quote Jaker Pot Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2010 at 2:19pm
Ok, so i have to do something 320 x 200 wide WITH mcol? If i want no mcol, can i do it 160 x 200?
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2010 at 3:35pm
I've been having fun with Project One... But I've never made a strictly 4color image with it before.

Here's a result of me doodling in Project One for a few hours (a WIP nearing completion, if you will):



I've made a mini tileset, and added some details and stuff. It was actually pretty much enjoyable :)
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Quote Stratto Replybullet Posted: 18 October 2010 at 6:55pm
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius

I've been having fun with Project One... But I've never made a strictly 4color image with it before.

Here's a result of me doodling in Project One for a few hours (a WIP nearing completion, if you will):



I've made a mini tileset, and added some details and stuff. It was actually pretty much enjoyable :)

I can't stop looking at it.
Which palette did you use?
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 19 October 2010 at 12:38am
@Jaker: It would be 160 x 200 in square pixels, but since it's have to be in widepixel it ends up still being 320 x 200.

Good stuff Mrmo :)
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 19 October 2010 at 3:18am
Well, Project One uses Pepto's palette as default, so I didn't quite have to worry about that :)
I used the darker green at first, but then changed it to the reddish one for added contrast.
It's currently in this subset:


*edit* I've added more foliage, vines, and a couple of waterfalls. Floating islands don't quite look complete without waterfalls :)



I don't know if I'll go any further with this.
It will be my first challenge entry ever, though :D

*edit#2:

Made some additional changes, I'll submit the piece now :P

Edited by Mrmo Tarius - 19 October 2010 at 8:22am
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Quote onek Replybullet Posted: 19 October 2010 at 1:52pm
 

that looks very nice already!!! buts its better to not submit that early...
u might get some more ideas during the week...
for example, ...maybe make it somekind of mockup, with sprites,meters etc
id love to see that,
 i think it would work really well some platform-adventure-rpg-thingy
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Quote Oreo0000 Replybullet Posted: 19 October 2010 at 7:00pm
VERY WIP. Suggestions?
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Quote SpaceSalmon Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2010 at 8:39am
Here's a wip. I can't decide how I should make the backround. Could have used a fifth color here. I'm going try with different combinations now and see if I get any ideas from that.



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Quote SpaceSalmon Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2010 at 1:56pm
I feel like if it's done but I'm always to fast to get it up.


Any suggestions or ideas? Or does it look done?
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2010 at 3:12pm
You could add a sky texture of some kind, if that would not look noisy :)
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Quote Liniarc Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2010 at 10:54pm
This is my WIP. Any suggestions or opinions are appreciated.

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Quote SpaceSalmon Replybullet Posted: 20 October 2010 at 11:32pm
Quick question. Must the preview follow the rules too?
Like can I make an animated preview with different colors?

errh..

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2010 at 1:56am
Originally posted by onek

that looks very nice already!!! buts its better to not submit that early...
u might get some more ideas during the week...

for example, ...maybe make it somekind of mockup, with sprites,meters etc

id love to see that,

 i think it would work really well some platform-adventure-rpg-thingy


Well, I thought it best not to dwell on it anymore, as it has already taken me quite a bit more time than I initially thought it would :)

I did make a piece with sprites and meters yesterday, though not for the challenge :)
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2010 at 5:04am
I think I may actually participate. Whipped this up in a couple of hours, so far haven't touched the BG and his legs are irritating me something chronic, just can't work out how to shade them.



Any suggestions?
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Quote carrion Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2010 at 7:20am
Originally posted by SpaceSalmon

I feel like if it's done but I'm always to fast to get it up.
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Any suggestions or ideas? Or does it look done?


Please do something about pixels.
now you have pixels doublesized which is not what c64 multicolor pixels are about. you need to have 160x200 and now you have like 160x100
its neither multicolor nor hires in terms of c64 modes.
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Quote Lóng Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2010 at 7:46am
Double sized pixels = 2 wide pixels stacked on top of each other and thus this follows the mcol restrictions.
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Quote SpaceSalmon Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2010 at 9:41am
There are no such restrictions to this challenge but thanks for your concern.
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Quote Guest666 Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2010 at 12:47pm
Hi i'm new around here, this is my WIP




any suggestions ?
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Quote Oreo0000 Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2010 at 1:41pm

My WIP. I didnt like my old one.
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 21 October 2010 at 2:06pm
That's pretty awesome thus far Guest,i lovee the background but something about the top of the guy's hood bothers me.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 2:24am
@Guest666, all the details you've put in there... just amazing O_O

Just checking... Are multiple entries allowed? Seems my Level 4 piece works pretty well in 4 colours :P



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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 3:12am
@Mrmo: Multiple entries are always allowed, some guy entered 12 in one week D: Only little issue that may/may not pop up is getting rid of the other one, just for the same reason that the same sprite recoloured wouldn't get in twice (Don't delete yet, not sure)

@ Space Salmon: If you're going to do it in doublepixel, why not just in singlepixel? :p

@Guest: Pretty nice, but either the hood it a bit boofy (totally a word) or the head a bit small.

@Oreo: Needs to be 320 horizontal by 200 vertical, kay?
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 4:49am
Okay, I'll need some confirmation, I wouldn't want to break any rules :P
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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 4:53am
Here is a wip of my picture


I think i wont complete it    
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 5:46am
Originally posted by LBpixels


I think i wont complete it    

Why??? It's pretty much awesome so far O_O

It'd be a shame not to see it finished :(
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Quote LeafThief Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 9:29am
Got one WIP for this week, but I don't know where I'm heading with this.

I'm also not sure about the dithering :/. Would appreciate help:D
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Quote Lóng Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 12:01pm
current progress:



What do you guys think about Ridley and Samus (the characters in the down right corner)?

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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 12:29pm
Here is another wip :)

any suggestions?
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Quote RollerKingdom Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 12:59pm
i can't give any suggestion LBpixels but i gotta say it's coming out amazingly good!
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Quote Night Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 3:19pm
Here is another wip- I think i may finish it soon   

Hope it looks good
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Quote Clovvach Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 6:16pm
Question, can we add the border?
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Quote ultimaodin Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 7:43pm


Just started on the BG.

@Leaf- The far arm looks a it bandy. Otherwise I'm really liking how it's coming along

@LB- excellent pixel placement. The only thing I have to complain about is it doesn't feel like a scene as a whole just a collection of bits and pieces at the point in time.
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 22 October 2010 at 10:45pm
@Clovvach - you can have a border as long as it fits within the 320 x 200 canvas. So, no extra border outside the maximum canvas size.

edit: just something I was working on, don't think I'm actually going to finish it off any time soon =/




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Quote Guest666 Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2010 at 2:55am
@Jeremy @Roller: thank you, i didn't notice the hood was a bit too big

update : everything is less "random" and more colorful.

I still can't decide which one is better






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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2010 at 3:51am
Originally posted by LBpixels


any suggestions?

...finish it :)

@Guest666: the red-green variant 'pops out' because of greater contrast, I'd vote for it :)

...so, may I submit the 4-color version of the 'Level 4' to the challenge?
To clarify, It was made during the challenge week, it's just that I thought I couldn't submit more than one piece and added 3 more colors at first- turns out it works without them as well :)
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2010 at 3:53am
Go for it (:
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Quote carrion Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2010 at 4:18am
here's mine WIP
spontanious pixeling for 30 min. I dont know where i'm heading with this.
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Quote Clovvach Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2010 at 12:10pm
Skamore- Thanks.
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Quote Jabberwock Replybullet Posted: 23 October 2010 at 8:29pm
WIP. Damn, one day left!

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Quote fairyvilje Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2010 at 5:47am
Hi!, this is the first time I draw something like this, I hope you will like it.
I used the multicolor mode restriction.

 

P.S Sorry for my bad English
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Quote Oreo0000 Replybullet Posted: 24 October 2010 at 2:01pm
yet another draft(WIP)
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