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Good fire animations

Post by Ralf » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:56 am

We had a thread about good rocks graphics ( viewtopic.php?f=7&t=736 ), why not make it about good fire graphics and good fire animations ?

I'm not asking totally out of boredom ;) actually I would like to see it done properly to have start point and inspiration for my games graphics.

I remember Dizzy games have all these torches and generally a lot of fire in them:

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Any other good stuff?
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Re: Good fire animations

Post by R-Tape » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:22 pm

There should be loads but I'm struggling to find them.

The burning chalices in Sword of IANNA are quite good (~4.50 in the RZX) but you're probably thinking of something more full bodied. Then I remembered the fireplace in Brunilda and was astonished to (re)discover that it was a pasable FLASH animation!

I'm rather pleased with my random frame fire animations in El Stompo, but you probably don't fancy dipping your toe into bicolour.
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Re: Good fire animations

Post by Rorthron » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:37 pm

If we're blowing our own trumpets ;), I was quite pleased with the colour-clash-free wall torches in Balachor's Revenge. I doubt anyone ever notices them, though, as they only appear in the frantic last stage when you are unlikely to be admiring the scenery :(.
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Re: Good fire animations

Post by zxbruno » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:32 am

It's been a while so the following may be incorrect:

-Phantomas?
-Myth?
-Abu Simbel Profanation?

I know there are dozens of them, but none come to mind. This reminds me of when I asked (years ago) which games had good castle-like graphics. :mrgreen:
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Re: Good fire animations

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:52 am

zxbruno wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:32 am

-Phantomas?
-Abu Simbel Profanation?
I thought the same so I've checked their maps to confirm and there's no fire animations, even in Phantomas 2 that takes place in Dracula's castle. Myth do have.

In Spirits (Topo Soft) there are plenty of torches and candles:

https://maps.speccy.cz/map.php?id=Spirits

But it's hard to think about any other games with them.
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Re: Good fire animations

Post by Ralf » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:17 am

Yes, a lot of torches and candles in Spirits, and even some bigger fire under a cauldron. But the quality is nothing special.

And now I remember a "sea of fire" in Savage:
https://maps.speccy.cz/map.php?id=Savag ... rt=19&ath=
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Re: Good fire animations

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:14 am

Check Stormbringer. There are more torches there

http://maps.speccy.cz/map.php?id=Stormbringer128K
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Re: Good fire animations

Post by Sokurah » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:49 pm

There was also a nice fire animation in Firelord.
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Re: Good fire animations

Post by RMartins » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:04 pm

it would be nice to see the animation frames, somewhere, in a PNG (all frames) or animated GIF.

Some of the references, we can only see a blurry video.
Games like "Balachor's Revenge", and others, which are hard to get to the place where the animation is, can't be seen with the attention they deserve.
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Re: Good fire animations

Post by zxbruno » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:19 am

Don't have time to confirm if they're good or not, but these games have fire animations:

Underworlde
Dizzy
Death Stalker
Fairlight
Sir Fred
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