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DieMango (Level 6 Made) @ 2/20/2018 14:35

Hh. alot that id didt hear anywhere. Thanks! Shoud help.

eishiya (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/20/2018 11:39

Determine the key/focal elements (e.g. the prettiest tree, the most interesting castle tower). Block them in on your canvas in locations that both make sense and make for a nice composition (composition is too big a topic to cover here). Block in supporting elements, try to keep them from distracting from your key elements.

You might find it helpful to start with a canvas filled with your desired "main" colour for the piece instead of white or grey, as that can make it easier to choose colours for your focal and supporting elements, especially if you're building your palette from scratch instead of using a pre-made one.

DieMango (Level 6 Made) @ 2/20/2018 10:34

Hello people. How do you start an Scenery?

eishiya (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/19/2018 09:03

Aww. It wasn't my kind of community.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/19/2018 08:59

it's not an official server. It originates from the pj Skype group which originated at the chatter box. Member initiative, not pj supported official. But not any less fun there for !

eishiya (Level 5 Detective) @ 2/19/2018 07:55

Is this an official PJ server? I recall you posted a link before but it just seemed like someone's personal server that just happened to have some PJ users on it.

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/19/2018 06:17

Cool! Joined.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/19/2018 03:47

There is a PJ discord. More discord news on the front page later today :p

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/18/2018 23:47

I found about discord after I was invited to a Hexen/Heretic modders and mappers group on discord. Liking it so far, seems like a nice and easy way to keep in touch with a community. It also has notifications if someone mentions your name in the chat.

Curth (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 2/18/2018 19:32

Discord server is kind of like a slack. (slack is like a page/website/application for a group to share messages and ping each other and stuff)

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/18/2018 15:03

I don't know what a discord server is, but I'm pretty sure people have talked about pixeljoint's having one before.

PixelDust (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/18/2018 12:21

I've been wondering the same thing
if not we definitely need one

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/18/2018 10:46

Does PJ have a discord server guys?

Zizka (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/16/2018 05:41

Check out Dungreed guys. It's a Korean pixel art indie game that deserves exposure as it's going unnoticed. It's going cheap to at 12$ (Canadian).

It's similar to Rogue Legacy but more fleshed out in my opinion.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/15/2018 12:37

Fun fact #2: pixelart resolution has been shown to be potentially infinite (Helm et al., 2009)

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/14/2018 18:53

Fun fact: The higher the resolution, the better the graphics (this is definitely sarcasm [this is not sarcasm]).

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/14/2018 08:02

HD remakes.

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/14/2018 03:46

LOL missed the sarcasm :)

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/14/2018 02:52

Auch! I didn't know that game, but this looks disgusting! Except for that moment they show "classic mode", which is a bit busy but pretty nice :p

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/14/2018 00:51

I was so hesitant to reply to that comment surt, before I read the chat in full. I'm glad you were not serious. :D :D :D 

That is one of the most awful things I've seen in a long time. I'm not even kidding. 

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/14/2018 00:02

They are going about it all backwards. We put up with the janky controls and physics of the original so that we could appreciate the gorgeous visuals. So what do they do? They dump the gorgeous and keep the janky.

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 2/13/2018 23:49

My eyes!  Why?! This is so ugly and devoid of any sense of style or aesthetics.

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/13/2018 23:39

I think the original pixel art grapihcs of GODS look far better than the HD remaster.

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/13/2018 22:37

If you think the original Gods looks good the HD remaster will blow your mind!

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/13/2018 11:30

Playing Amiga GODS by Bitmap Bros.

This game...its so incredible. The art style, the atmosphere...the visuals are so amazing. Nothing else like it and remains as beautiful as ever. Into the Wonderful!

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/12/2018 12:35

I've actually never tried shaders. It's too bad they don't work great. 

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/12/2018 09:02

Well a big thanks to them and you, it was exactly what I set out to find today.

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 2/12/2018 07:46

Hehe, I've contributed a little bit but the coders and project managers are yrizoud and PulkoMandy 

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/12/2018 05:23

Hahaha I figured :D 

Do you use it DawnBringer?

Let me guess, you probably made it. (After viewing your profile)

It would be just the kind of foot in mouth internet scenario that I specalise in!

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 2/12/2018 04:45

Old news, but still good news! :) 

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/11/2018 23:42

I just discovered this! Probably old news to a lot of folks here, I'm excited to check it out. A free Deluxe Paint clone for windows


Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/11/2018 23:41

As a long time fan of Ultima 8 also still has a special place in my heart. I maintain it's a great game, just not a great ultima game. Wondeful isometric viewpoint and fantastic music.

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/11/2018 14:52

Speaking of old games, one of my all time favorites is Ultima 8: Pagan. 
Ultima 7 and Underworld I & II are also great. 

The visuals, sound and the music from Ultima 8 are simply exceptional.
U8 is the black sheep of the series but it was the first ultima game I ever played and it is very special for me despite all the negativity people seem to display for it.

Other games I played to death on DOS are Prince of Persia 2, Test Drive 3, Simon The Sorcerer, Hexen, Heretic, Sam & Max, Little Big Adventure, Ecstatica, Stunts, Duke Nukem 3D, Simcity 2000, SimFarm. These are the main ones that come up to my mind.

Theoden (Level 6 SWAT) @ 2/11/2018 14:39


Yeah, some good CRTs had that right amount of blur. No too blurry, not too sharp.
I notice that CRT monitor emulation shaders are not very successful at capturing the original look. Did you also notice that?

wish04 (Level 6 Hitman) @ 2/11/2018 13:14

Has anybody tried using Procreate to create their pixel art? I'm wondering if I should attempt it.

green_imp (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/10/2018 04:54

OMG thanks! *Feeling stupid now :)
I forgot it existed. Wow, it says it saved 2.5 Mb, reeally useful :d

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/9/2018 14:32

Android Chrome has a setting to compress images to save mobile data. Make sure that's off.

green_imp (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/9/2018 13:43

Okay, now I see that random works look perfect when zoomed-in. And some are plain JPEG's... Weird. But thank you anyway)

PixelDust (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 2/9/2018 10:01

both Firefox and Chrome work fine on android
well for me at least

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/9/2018 09:57

:o, chrome on my android doesn't blur on PJ..

green_imp (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 2/8/2018 21:52

Hey guys, does anyone happen to know if there is a browser for Android that doesn't blur or compress pixel art? Thanks!

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/5/2018 20:59

A big difference with using dosbox on a modern monitor is the visible dithering; the first time I played old games using it I was surprised at how different it looked from my memory.

0xDB (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/5/2018 04:43

Proud to own an original boxed copy of Heimdall 2 for my Amiga 500. In my memory the game is very good but I don't dare to fire it up again to have that memory shattered.

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/4/2018 23:21

Ugh, Prince of Persia on the Sega-CD is the worst. It looks -awful- with a terrible cold washed out palette and really rough pixels. It has a couple of rubbish anime cut-scenes in it to make it "CD" quality, but otherwise everything looks awful. Right down to the potion bottles and health meter. Sega really seemed determined to run that unit into the ground.

DieMango (Level 6 Made) @ 2/4/2018 08:04

I remembered again that this chat exist. Sup?

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/2/2018 11:21

Another abandonware game that is one of my favorite games of all time is Castle of the Winds. Graphics are iconic.

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/2/2018 01:13

Yes, Cadaver runs fine on Dosbox. Make sure you select a soundcard in the config to avoid PC beep earburn. ;)

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 2/1/2018 13:42

Not sure about the Amiga version, but I remember the PC version running fine via DOSBox.

matriax (Level 5 Sniper) @ 2/1/2018 03:26

Hi guys! , just let you know my pixel conversion Pixatool got a price drop following the planing at the price people voted in the twitter poll weeks ago https://kronbits.itch.io/pixatool

@Hapiel Finally tested the new demo version with the new features and bugs fixed?

Gecimen (Level 10 Maniac) @ 2/1/2018 03:12

Ska, I see it's abandonware but any ideas how to run it?

Also the graphics reminded me of Heimdall. Anyone remember it?

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