SAMMER BOWL VI - brawl in the bitlands
Posted by Francis Jan 27 2013 22:46 GMT in Digibutter News
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This year's Sammer Bowl will be a lot different from last year's. It will consist of two parts... sprite creation and battle.

Sprite creation:
Submit to me a name and sprite sheet of your Sammer-Guy. It must be the same size and animation as this one used for betalands. Each frame is 26x30:
standing - run1 - run2 - run3 - jump - jumping punch - standing punch

Battle:
There will be a Smash-Bros-style battle, where I will keep track of who kills who over a certain time period.

You can practice battle right now in the betalands by entering the arena in the clouds. In the arena you can double-jump and if you die 3 times you will get kicked out of the area (your lives are reset each time you enter the arena)

 

Congrats to the winners: SPRITE: Viddd. BATTLE: Penguin PornAce OVERALL: Penguin PornAce


Replies:

is it really that time again already?
Reply by Nastasia Jan 27 2013 22:47 GMT
So, does the creativity of the sprite matter at all or is it soley based on your performance in game?
Reply by Nastasia Jan 27 2013 22:49 GMT
creativity of the sprite matters. I'll probably have two winners, one for the sprite and one for the battle.
Reply by Francis Jan 27 2013 22:55 GMT
what if the best sprite is also the best at the game? what would happen then? do they get two medals?
Reply by Nastasia Jan 27 2013 23:01 GMT
Would you mind getting a non-transparent version of this? Some transparent gifs mess up when you open them in programs like paint or photoshop and the backgrounds turn black, which is terrible for a lot of sprites especially ones from old games since it removes the black borders and it's a pain to have to draw them back in. I still haven't found an adequate fix for it.
Reply by Nastasia Jan 27 2013 23:09 GMT
Make the background transparent or an easily detected color like hot-pink. Also saving as png might help, not sure.
Reply by Francis Jan 27 2013 23:12 GMT
No its all black when i load it up. And its a flat image so its all stuck together so the sprite outline gets lost.
Reply by Nastasia Jan 27 2013 23:15 GMT

use something other than mspaint to open the save file nas

Reply by Super-Claus Jan 27 2013 23:28 GMT
I just mentioned photoshop
Reply by Nastasia Jan 27 2013 23:32 GMT
i WANTED to use photoshop
Reply by Nastasia Jan 27 2013 23:33 GMT

Here it is as a transparent gif 

and with pink background

all you need is 7 26x30 images side-by-side

Reply by Francis Jan 27 2013 23:33 GMT
Ok well, the pink one should work cuz then it wont erase the outline
Reply by Nastasia Jan 27 2013 23:35 GMT
just to clarify, you don't need to stay within the megaman outline. you can do anything you want as long as each frame is 26x30 and each frame is doing a similar action
Reply by Francis Jan 27 2013 23:37 GMT

I went ahead and made a blank body spritesheet for anyone who wants a clean slated megaman body to work off of. ALSO I added guide bars at the top that tell you when you've hit the 26 pixle width mark, so theres that if you were looking for something to work off of.

Don't forget to erase the guide bars once you're done.

Reply by Super-Claus Jan 27 2013 23:52 GMT

Make it happen

Reply by [DEAD] Jan 28 2013 01:02 GMT

I KNOW

I GOTTA BELIEVE

Reply by Slim Jan 28 2013 01:43 GMT

INTRODUCING:

THE TERRIFYING TOURIST

make it happen francis

Reply by Super-Claus Jan 28 2013 03:42 GMT

Here's a superior template with a couple of things fixed, it shows where your avatar is going to be, some pixel cleanup, borders and dimentions nicely shown, and also an extra fourth frame added which Francis should totally implement.

Reply by Viddd Jan 28 2013 06:40 GMT

i'm gonna look so bitchin piloting this mech

Reply by Viddd Jan 28 2013 08:02 GMT
What is the deadline for this?
Reply by Gold Prognosticus Jan 28 2013 10:30 GMT
Try to have the sprite done by Saturday and the battle will be on Sunday.
Reply by Francis Jan 28 2013 14:42 GMT
What time were you thinking for the Sunday battle? Weeknights aren't as bad for me any more, but I still might have timezone troubles at the weekend depending on when it runs.
Reply by Gold Prognosticus Jan 28 2013 16:06 GMT
Can you please make it so we have the option to make a seperate head sprite and not use our avatar? I dont want to change my avatar but it also doesnt fit on a sprite
this has been my biggest problem with the game ever since it was a thing that was happening
Reply by Nastasia Jan 28 2013 16:23 GMT
A temporary measure could be to create a secondary account, edit the avatar of that, and then use the ID of that avatar in http://nerr.biz:8081/game?usr=Nastasia&... (look at the URL of the avatar image and enter the name of the file, minus the '_50' or equivalent).
Reply by Gold Prognosticus Jan 28 2013 17:18 GMT
I don't know if I will have alternate avatars, but I probably will have the option to not use your avatar as your head. So you can make a body-sprite that includes whatever head you want.
Reply by Francis Jan 28 2013 17:26 GMT
are you going to add that in before the fighting thing starts?
Reply by Nastasia Jan 28 2013 17:49 GMT
yes
Reply by Francis Jan 28 2013 17:51 GMT
thanks francis youre the hero
Reply by Nastasia Jan 28 2013 17:55 GMT
quick question, do we need each frame to be a seperate image or do they all go on one image?
Reply by Nastasia Jan 28 2013 21:57 GMT
all on one image like my example
Reply by Francis Jan 28 2013 22:58 GMT
thanks
Reply by Nastasia Jan 28 2013 23:22 GMT
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Reply by Nastasia Jan 28 2013 23:25 GMT
i hope it doesnt look like its smaller than the others i made sure to keep the size the same its the same height as megaman i think it just looks smaller because its thinner but each one still takes the same space as the original sprite if that makes any sense also its transparent each frame should be 26 pixels btw theres just some extra space but i used it to make sure each was centered in the same frame as the original sprite
Reply by Nastasia Jan 28 2013 23:29 GMT
should i draw lines where each frame ends on mine since its thinner than the others?
Reply by Nastasia Jan 28 2013 23:34 GMT
I just added everyone's sprite's to the game. go check yours out
Reply by Francis Jan 29 2013 01:08 GMT

My turn, my turn!

Reply by Alpha_StevO Jan 31 2013 15:38 GMT
Is Betalands currently able to support partial transparencies in sprites? (ie. if I were to submit a sprite with a transparent background and some partially transparent pixels from blur and the like)
Reply by Gold Prognosticus Jan 31 2013 20:42 GMT
yes, I think all modern browsers support partial transparency in PNGs
Reply by Francis Jan 31 2013 23:22 GMT
It works for GIFs as well, I think. I forgot what I saved my file as.
Reply by Nastasia Jan 31 2013 23:54 GMT

I had to cut my hair for you *crag*ers, this shit better be worth it.

Reply by Popple Feb 01 2013 20:55 GMT

Did I do it right? :<

Reply by Kerosena Feb 01 2013 23:52 GMT

A big danké to vid who did pretty much all of this for me because laziness

Reply by Doopliss Feb 02 2013 00:06 GMT
jpeg? really?
Reply by Francis Feb 02 2013 00:57 GMT
hahaha oh my god, i didn teven realize at first
what were you thinking man
Reply by Nastasia Feb 02 2013 01:07 GMT

Leave me alone I don't know what I'm doing

Reply by Doopliss Feb 02 2013 01:26 GMT
I spent way too much time fixing that Doops. Anyways, the game is updated with all the sprites so far.
Reply by Francis Feb 02 2013 04:33 GMT
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here's mine. I hope it works in-game, I made sure everything is lined up.
Reply by Fortran Feb 02 2013 06:10 GMT


UNSTEALTHY NINJI HAS ARRIVED FROM THE CIELING ONCE MORE (It was a completely planned introduction, coughcough)

I RETURN TO SEEK VENGEANCE UPON THE 29 THAT CLAIM THEY HAVE BESTED ME! HA-CHAW!

Reply by Yena Feb 02 2013 06:20 GMT

Quite sorry

Reply by Doopliss Feb 02 2013 06:20 GMT

so, so far the contestants are:

proto man

slim

the hunchback of signfield

a tourist

a mech suit

SPM nastasia

some robot thing

side show bob's deviant art cousin

an age of Aquarius megaman

konata but really a grown man running around pretending to be a teenage japanese girl

and one actual sammer guy.

 

What a cluster*crag*.

Reply by Super-Claus Feb 02 2013 13:05 GMT

Let's add a magic floating book to that list:

Reply by Gold Prognosticus Feb 02 2013 13:49 GMT
Holy shit I've only gotten 3 hours of sleep and that *crag*ing book is hilarious right now, for some reason.
Reply by Kerosena Feb 02 2013 15:35 GMT

i don't want to be the hunchback of signfield anymore francis pls

no you're going to be the hunchback and like it
Reply by Super-Claus Feb 02 2013 16:12 GMT
fffffffRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAANCIIIIIISSSSSSSSSS
http://noproblo.dayjo.org/ZeldaSounds/SSB/...
theres a sound effect index for smash bros 64
you have no excuse not to make a death sound now
Reply by Super-Claus Feb 02 2013 17:50 GMT
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I screwed up walking animation, here's a fixed version. if it's alright you can add it whenever francis.
Reply by Fortran Feb 02 2013 19:40 GMT

Reply by Popple Feb 02 2013 20:08 GMT
You're doing it wrong, Popple.
Reply by Grievous Feb 02 2013 20:15 GMT

I updated mine, as well. But I need it so that my avatar isn't the head, too. :<

Reply by Kerosena Feb 02 2013 22:35 GMT
francis can you revert my sprite back to the old one? the new one is actually worse, I have to fix it again later.
Reply by Fortran Feb 03 2013 00:45 GMT

MY TURN AGAIN. 

Without a head, plz.

Reply by Alpha_StevO Feb 03 2013 02:57 GMT

Here is my entry:

No head obviously.

Reply by Penguin PornAce Feb 03 2013 03:04 GMT

Not working...

Reply by Penguin PornAce Feb 03 2013 04:13 GMT

is it too late for me to join the fray, francis?

keep it backwards because my head is backwards, please

Reply by Flar3 Feb 03 2013 17:38 GMT

Well aren't you going to post the results Francois?

Reply by Penguin PornAce Feb 10 2013 08:01 GMT

Sorry for the delay. Congrats to the winners: SPRITE: Viddd. BATTLE: Penguin PornAce OVERALL: Penguin PornAce
 Your statues have been placed atop the Arena.
I'll have a trophy for everyone eventually too.

Reply by Francis Feb 11 2013 23:48 GMT

When's the next one?

Reply by JacobDaGun Jun 29 2013 22:12 GMT
7 months from now lol
Reply by Super-Claus Jun 29 2013 22:14 GMT

Woot!

I'm joining!

...

Better start working on a sprite for a sammerguy...

 

not unless ol' Sticklyman counts..

Reply by JacobDaGun Jun 29 2013 22:15 GMT
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