@ShugoWah why the hell does this game look like one of those shitty 3d movie makers im losing my god damn mind
@GingeraleDragon this is Super FX chip 3D polygons on the SNES my friend
@ShugoWah Im Aware but I never made the connection until now
@ShugoWah honestly a lot of games are just so focused on pushing the graphics, and I used to think that with my art like "wow I gotta really do some complex shit"
But honestly? That wicked vaporwave menu shield cat has that everyone is losing their mind over?
It's just a background with a sin wavy effect, the sun is a sprite, the stars are particles, and the grid is just a sprite that's stretched at the bottom
The border is just a bit of vertex manipulation, it's all real simple stuff
@ShugoWah a few times I did try to do something fancier with math like the gradient background and then I was like, the lines are modified horizontal for the wavy effect and the gradient is horizontal, I can just draw it on the background in GIMP
There's so much less going on then it seems and that's how these old games really are, cryptic tricks that you find out the secrets to and it's like "that's it?"
@ShugoWah and that's my point with stunt race fx
The water is just a background, but a few polys give the illusion of rocks on the ocean floor
The way the few polys are shaped give you the illusion of a tunnel, without it actually having to draw one
@roxy it's such an artform
@ShugoWah it's one that I will master
@ShugoWah it's very simple in its execution but the effect is incredible and inspirational but now I'm going to sleep haha
@ShugoWah Never had this one.
@ShugoWah I unironically love the Super FX chip's brand of low poly, it's such a look. Still waiting for someone to mod this game so that the game speed actually compensates for overclocking
@Lollie playing Stun Race or Star Fox at 30/60fps would be such a mindfuck
@ShugoWah it's incredible isn't it?
@ShugoWah Suddenly overwhelmed with a feeling of nostalgia.
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