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Would i be better at lowres nx if i started with lowres coder


GAMELEGEND 2020-05-05 06:33

I dont know how different and lowres nx is to lowres coder
And i also dont know the similarities
So thats is why i am askin this question

was8bit 2020-05-05 08:50

Graphically, the two are completely different...

The LOWRES BASIC commands are very similar... NX has more though...

NX is more powerful concerning handling game data, gives access to game memory, uses SUBs, more powerful sound effects controls with EZ music sequencer, TOOL creation, etc... original lowres has none of these...

was8bit 2020-05-05 09:03 (Edited)

Original lowres used graphic layers, so anything drawn or texted to the screen merged together as one layer of colored pixels... so if you added a circle, it was converted into pixels... you could then only read indiviual pixels, you could not read off the screen a circle or text character was placed on the screen

In NX lowres, the background actually doesnt hold any graphic data, rather NX background stores references to character#'s... it is each indiviual character that holds the graphical data... so it is possible to read what character has been placed onto a background in NX

was8bit 2020-05-05 09:07 (Edited)

NX graphics are driven at 60 frames per second, original lowres graphics could freeeze or remain blank indefinitly until all graphics are drawn... screen wide 60 frames per second was not possible on original unless you manually programmed it and did your own timing...

Same issue with "music" between the two...

Timo 2020-05-05 11:01

I would answer with No. Though the logic commands are the same, everything about graphics and sound is different. So I would even say it's better to start fresh, because you don't assume how things might work, just because it was somehow in the original LowRes Coder.

was8bit 2020-05-05 11:41

That's a good point... i forgot how hard it was to unlearn original graphics and sound and learn the new NX version....

I would often keep trying WAIT 0.1, and even today I still now and then try SOUND 0,90,1,1 ... so then i have to rewrite them as WAIT VBL and PLAY 0,90,1 SOUND 1

Now, the reverse is true, as when I make a little something in original, I will try INC X, or ADD X,1,0 to 19 and it won't work as original lowres doesnt have these commands...

GAMELEGEND 2020-05-05 13:57 (Edited)

Thank you for your answers was8bit and timo

LittleKing205 2020-05-05 19:31

That's cool. I've used the Original coder until my old Phone broke.
Since then I tried to use the NX Coder and Port something from my Games.
I don't understand the new Layers and the Rom's. Finally I give up with LowRes.
I loved the old Coder APP and my Pokemon port.

P.S. sorry for my broken English.

was8bit 2020-05-06 03:21

NX layers actually dont hold any graphics, they just hold tiled references to character graphics, each having a reference #....

Think of NX as a blank checkerboard.. you then draw the tiles that are then placed onto the checkerboard...

was8bit 2020-05-06 03:22

Each tile is restricted to 8x8 pixels big....

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