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Offline salahmander

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Contra (Arcade)
« on: March 02, 2008, 05:59:56 AM »
Anyone for arcade contra?

Offline RT 55J

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008, 07:38:35 PM »
I'd be willing to do it, but I can't seem to find the ability to disable layers in MAME.

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Offline DarkWolf

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 02:11:25 PM »
Using F4 to enter the graphics mode is about as close as you get to layer disabling in MAME.

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 06:22:43 PM »
Here's a WIP of the first stage. It lacks the background and sprites. I've also discovered that the water has a cycling palette, but I think it will be relatively easy to fix.



Also, I'm not sure about how to number the stages, because according to Wikipedia:



The original arcade version features ten stages according to the promotional flyer, counting the two "homicide sensor" bosses after the base stages as separate stages. The final four stages in the game (the snowfield, the energy zone, the hangar and the alien lair) all take place in one continuous level.


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Offline RT 55J

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 10:36:20 PM »
Stage 1

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Offline TerraEsperZ

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 11:12:13 PM »
It looks good. It looks like the stages in this version are really short judging by the first one. Doubly so considering that the last 4 levels from the NES are combined in a single here.



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Offline RT 55J

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008, 09:45:28 PM »
Base 1 completed. Comments on the format are welcome.

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Offline marioman

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008, 06:29:37 AM »
Looks fine to me.  I like how you arranged the different screens in the shape of the map.

Offline RT 55J

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2008, 01:14:53 PM »
Waterfall and Base 2 completed.

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Offline TerraEsperZ

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2008, 01:38:42 PM »
They look good. Granted, the bases are really confusing but that's not your fault, and using the game's own maps as a template is the best way to do it.



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Offline RT 55J

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2008, 07:52:20 PM »
Stages 7-10 (Snowfield, Energy Zone, Hangar, and Alien's Lair) completed. The only reasons it took so long to complete are because I was a bit busy and I encountered a couple annoying snags along the way. The map was in an almost-complete state when osrevad returned.



I made one 2 pixel error when copying the background in the last part, but I don't feel motivated enough to fix it at this point. If nobody cares, I'll submit the maps tomorrow, which means I will have officially mapped all three games in the trilogy.

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Offline RT 55J

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2008, 06:50:03 PM »
I decided to fix the error. Hopefully I didn't introduce any new ones. :P



The maps have been compressed and sent to JonLeung.

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RE: Contra (Arcade)
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2008, 04:20:14 PM »