View Poll Results: What do you think of the timing?

Voters
4. You may not vote on this poll
  • Just right

    1 25.00%
  • Too fast

    0 0%
  • Too slow

    2 50.00%
  • Who cares...look at all the pretty colors...

    1 25.00%

Fade-in/out timing (opionions)

This is a discussion on Fade-in/out timing (opionions) within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm attaching the files needed to test the first two parts of my game's intro. It uses Direct Draw's Set/Get ...

  1. #1
    Used Registerer jdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    1,065

    Fade-in/out timing (opionions)

    I'm attaching the files needed to test the first two parts of my
    game's intro. It uses Direct Draw's Set/Get Gamma Ramp feature
    to do fade-ins/fade-outs.

    If you don't mind testing this (it's only about 10 seconds or so)
    and posting your opinions on the fade-in/out timing I'd
    really appreciate it.

    You'll need DirectX 7 or higher to run it.

    **I know the graphics for the second screenshot are kind of
    "cheesy" and "cartoony", bear in mind these are pre-alpha
    graphics (pretty much just place holders). Also, the music needs
    work. I'm just learning how to write midi scores so I know I need
    to polish the music up.**

    Basically this demo just fades in to the studio logo then fades out
    and fades in to what will be the first shot of the intro story
    still screenshots. Finally it fades out of this and ends. The final
    version will have accompanying text with each storyline still shot.

    You opinions/thought/rants?
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Last edited by jdinger; 04-22-2002 at 09:47 PM.

  2. #2
    I'm Back
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    556
    cool stuff, dude.. just make it a little bit more faster.

  3. #3
    Used Registerer jdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    1,065
    Thanks, Ihsir.

    I forgot to ask. If you guys/gals don't mind, can you list the basic
    system you tested it on (ie: processor speed and amount of RAM).

    Thanks again.

  4. #4
    I'm Back
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    556
    555 mhz P3, 64 mb Ram, Windoze 98SE , IE5.x and my password is... oh you only needed the first two

  5. #5
    Unregistered
    Guest
    Well, when I play it I only get a blank black screen, however, the music does play in the background. Also, there is no way for me to escape the screen unless I close the program through ctrl+alt+del. I have DX8 runtimes installed, so that shouldn't be the problem. The only thing I can think of is that it is my exremely poor video card. I have 4mb Pro Rage Turbo 3D AGP Card (it goes something like that). My processor is a 500 mhz Celeron, and I have 384mb of RAM.

    When I first got this computer...almost 2 years ago...it only had 32mb of RAM in it and a 4gb hard drive! Now imagine how much fun I used to have with it lol! I was going to buy a new PC a few weeks ago but instead I got ancy and bought an X-Box instead. Then again I did just buy a new 40gb hard drive a little over a month ago so I didn't feel like dealing with computers so soon. (hey, I have a job, I have no payment responsiblities, so I get to go buy whatever I want to. hehe).

  6. #6
    Rambling Man
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    1,050
    That was me above just to let you know...for some reason I got logged out...that never happens.

  7. #7
    Registered User Dual-Catfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    802
    It caused me to restart
    AMD Duron 800/ 128 RAM, WindowsXP

  8. #8
    Used Registerer jdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    1,065
    TechWins,
    Your video card shouldn't be a problem. If you don't have
    enough video ram then the surfaces should be loaded in system
    memory. ??? I'm not sure why the fade didn't work ??? Unless
    your video card can't handle the gamma ramp adjustments (?).

    How long did the screen stay black? It should go black for few
    seconds then slowly fade into the logo.

    I also wanted to say thanks to you guys for testing it out for me. I really do appreciate it. I'm still trying to get my tech
    coded out and I want to have as many of the bugs worked out of
    it before I actually start to code the gameplay itself (that way the
    gameplay coding should go fast and smooth, since the design and
    tech will be done already).

    Thanks again!

  9. #9
    Used Registerer jdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    1,065
    Originally posted by Dual-Catfish
    It caused me to restart :)
    AMD Duron 800/ 128 RAM, WindowsXP
    Holy crap! I haven't tested it with XP.

    So far the systems I've tested it on are:

    Win98SE - P3 933mHz - 128 MB RAM - 32 MB ATI video card
    Win2KPro - P4 1.8gHz - 256 MB RAM - 16 MB NVIDIA video card
    Win98SE - P3 550mHz - 128 MB RAM - 2 MB ATI card

    It works without a problem on the first 2 systems. I get the same
    error as you (TechWins) with the 3rd system. The fade is based
    on your video cards gamma settings. The 3rd system which has
    a crappy ATI video card only gets about a tenth of the way
    through the fade before it switches to fade out.

    Since I want the game to run on as many systems as possible the
    only solution would be to use a different method of fading. Now I
    just need to learn another way to fade a DirectDraw surface......

    Anybody here have experience with this?
    Last edited by jdinger; 04-23-2002 at 07:26 PM.

  10. #10
    Unregistered
    Guest
    For me I have to wait like 1 min or 2 for the fade-in, then it takes a while, then takes a while to fade-out, but otherwise it's good.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. My Timing System
    By jmd15 in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-01-2006, 10:43 PM
  2. Fade in out of Wav file
    By jase_dukerider in forum C Programming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-14-2005, 05:06 AM
  3. Games - timing
    By Magos in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-06-2004, 10:32 AM
  4. Timing in Windows
    By steinberg in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-14-2002, 12:43 AM
  5. fade out and fade in *question*
    By madsmile in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-06-2002, 10:24 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21