Why LowBot not work ?


gamer_12321 2020-01-09 12:49

Timo 2020-01-09 13:37

LowBot was made for the original LowRes Coder app, not NX. It's not compatible. I thought about porting it to NX, but it's basically a complete rewrite and it was too much work for me.

nathanielbabiak 2020-01-09 14:37

I've seen a lot of discussion about the original LowRes, but haven't been able to find it online. Are the programs available for download somewhere? Maybe some repository?

Timo 2020-01-09 15:06

The programs are on the website, but the app was removed from the App Store. http://lowres.inutilis.com/programs/?lccpost=QMvTJwThsR

gamer_12321 2020-01-09 16:36

Can we download it for Windows?

Timo 2020-01-09 16:43

No sorry, LowRes Coder was an iOS only app.

gamer_12321 2020-01-09 18:04

Isn’t in iOS !

gamer_12321 2020-01-09 18:05

There is only LowRes< NX>

was8bit 2020-01-09 23:32

I have reviewed the LOWBOT code and completely agree with Timo... the game code heavily relies on clever code unique to original LowRes, and there is no way to duplicate it in lowres NX...

The best one can do is rewrite from scratch a version similar to it, but it won’t be identical...

gamer_12321 2020-01-10 12:11

I can do it !

gamer_12321 2020-01-10 12:11


Timo 2020-01-10 13:46

The original LowRes Coder app was removed by Apple from the App Store and is no longer available.

Remaking Lowbot for NX means probably redrawing all the 8x8-pixel graphics in 16x16 and rewrite most of the code to adapt it to the NX graphics system. Also I wouldn't like to use the data format of it, but make it compatible to BG Designer etc. Maybe some code for the sprite and movement handling could be reused.

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