Re: [stella] Climber 5 RC#02

Subject: Re: [stella] Climber 5 RC#02
From: Thomas Jentzsch <tjentzsch@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 19:00:51 +0100
Dennis wrote:
> Background of title screen darkend a bit

IMO still slightly too bright. The white text is readable now, but not
very good. Darkening the background and the AA logo a bit would help.
The PAL 2600 white isn't as bright as the NTSC one.

> Title screen literals should be centered now

The AA logo is still one pixel too far right when compared with the
Climber 5 logo. Climber logo: 52..107, AA logo 57 (+5)..103(-4).

Since you can't center it 100% putting them a little to the left looks
slightly better. And 'presents' is also positioned that way.

BTW: Maybe you should make the 'r' and 'Debro' one pixel smaller and
use the pixel for better spacing before 'D.'

> I didn't color the remaining lives the same as the climber
> because the colors would blend too bad.

Too bad.

BTW: The background in level 5 is still way too bright. You should at
least darken it by two values. And the platform and ladder color in
level 3 should be slightly brightened.

Generally it's IMO better for the eyes to try to keep the background
quite dark. 

> I'd like to hear from some NTSC users too. I haven't had the
> opprotunity to set up my VCS to try this out yet. I moved the
> console switch check into overscan as a new game would make the
> screen jump sometimes.

Hm, *now* it jumps when starting a new game. Didn't do that before.

Have fun!
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