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Deon

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Graphical ASCII creatures
« on: January 17, 2012, 03:24:36 pm »

I've planned to make it for a long time and now it's time to give out a call to people...

Many people like to play with ASCII, yet there's a big problem with not enough characters for different creatures, especially with mods.

So I thought about... drawing letters. With some specific colors/effects, so they would stay letters but show the creature better.

An example:


^ Sheep, snake(asp), giant cave spider, giant scorpion, skeleton, zombie, bone golem...


^ cat, crocodile, camel.

It will be a hell lot of work to do if I do it alone, maybe someone wants to contribute random creatures? Don't get too carried away, just draw main features :)
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kingofthescots

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Re: Graphical ASCII creatures
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 03:48:37 pm »

Wow, that's really cool. I'd like to see a whole set like this.
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Pancho Cachondo

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Re: Graphical ASCII creatures
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 04:48:14 pm »

It's a cool idea, but how do they work? I thought the letters representing creatures are taken from the ASCII tileset stablished in the art folder. Can we introduce different letters to the original ASCII tileset?
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Re: Graphical ASCII creatures
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 04:55:28 pm »

It works just like a standard tileset (Phoebus, Ironhand, Mayday, etc.) but the symbols for creatures are stylized letters.

I like this idea a lot and would definitely use it. I'm not much of a pixel artist but I could try to contribute a little.
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DwarvenBuffet

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Re: Graphical ASCII creatures
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 04:58:18 pm »

Good idea, NOW MAKE THIS
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kingofthescots

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Re: Graphical ASCII creatures
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 05:07:16 pm »

Good idea, NOW MAKE THIS

That would be the best dragon tile ever. Or it could be a sea serpent.
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