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Author:
    Reek
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Type:
    Example
Language:
    GM 7
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Submitted:
    September 29, 2008
Dev - DB/form (refering to updated - check code)
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Dev - make AJAX
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Dev - Also, on form submission, use GD to resize the image as a new thumbnail file
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Qix Lines
QIX LINE GENERATOR

I came across this script by Fede-lasse and new it would be perfect for making the "random lines" program that has been around since at least the early 1980s. When I was a kid I had seen it on a black and white TRS-80, Apple II, Commodore 64, etc.

An old version of Windows featured it as a screensaver, and then the classic arcade game Qix used it as the boss character in it's very fun for its day game.

Anyway, the source code is included with the executable, use it as you like. This took me about 2 hours of work, which is only because I am a slow coder, as this is a simple program. You probably will want to open the room settings and change the resolution to the same size as your desktop.

I was interested in the speed and quality difference between the standard 'draw_line' algorithm and the one Fede-lasse came up with. If you press the spacebar it will toggle between the two drawing methods. This nicely illustrates how jagged the standard mathematical way of calculating the distance between two points in space using single color pixels is.


By Reek,
September 16, 2008


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Nice! =)
Posted by SublimatedDreams September 29, 2008 5:22 - 8.9 years ago
| [#1]

Very interesting thing you've got here. Changing rotational and length values makes it look pretty neat.
It might be useful in a game as a dynamic background, too.
9/10
Posted by Kilin September 29, 2008 15:07 - 8.9 years ago
| [#2]

Why bundle an EXE with the source?
The AA kind of just blurs the aliases
Posted by s September 29, 2008 16:07 - 8.9 years ago
| [#3]

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Why bundle an EXE with the source?


Just makin' it easy.
Posted by Reek September 29, 2008 21:08 - 8.9 years ago
| [#4]

Easy to see the result when the point of the example is the source?
Posted by s September 29, 2008 21:09 - 8.9 years ago
| [#5]

Sometimes people like to look at stuff even if they dont have the gm version to run it.
Posted by KaBob799 September 30, 2008 13:27 - 8.9 years ago
| [#6]

YA! MAI SKREPT IZ US3D!!111!1

Good way of using my script. However, because GM is so incredibly slow and gay, this screensaver is pretty useless D=

Not saying it's bad, though. It's really a good effect you managed to re-create =)
Posted by Fede-lasse October 01, 2008 13:20 - 8.9 years ago
| [#7]

Serprex, what you don't get is that though people can be content with the source, not everyone is registered and can see the effects and result. You're so intent on bashing people that you don't think things through anymore.
Posted by Kilin October 01, 2008 18:27 - 8.9 years ago
| [#8]

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