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TRON (un)limited edition WIP

By ecurtz

8 years ago

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#327 7 years ago

Assuming this is going to work with mode recognition, it would be great if they lights can cycle colors based on what modes you've stacked. So if running Quorra and Gem, for instance, the colors would alternate green and blue, with some adjustable timer, 1s default, or even make left/right colors different while cycling through. The LE only keeps track of the color of the highest mode in the ladder, which while it does correspond to the music, does not convey stacking.
Can't wait to see the video of what you've got so far. This will replace the arcade mod as "best mod ever."

1 week later
#341 7 years ago

Sweeeeeet, good to hear this can be done!
Great point about the mode completion. Only thing is, once you complete all the modes, what do you do? Plus, most modes continue, CLU does not, so CLU expires for sure. Maybe just a cool light show for completed modes that continue.

As for the other trigger effects, yes! They all sound good to me!

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#423 7 years ago

I would agree that it would be better to have the lights on the entire time the mode is active, whether or not it is complete. The game gives you an audible cue when you complete a mode, so when I'm playing I always know when that happens. Of course some modes finish upon completion, like Disc, LC, CLU and Find Flynn, but Quorra, Gem and Zuse keep running, so I'd rather keep the ramps lit for those.
My other recommendation is to decrease the timer a little so the lights cycle (no pun intended) a little quicker when you're running modes concurrently, although that's probably user adjustable anyway. And what would *really* be cool for multiple modes if you could sequence the colors from right to left ramp or vice versa. So if you have 3 modes going, you'd see, for example, left yellow/right blue, then left green/right yellow, then left blue/right green. This would really smoke the LE in coolness, ha ha. And after all, isn't the goal? LE+ !

Really loving it, thanks for the vid! Can't wait for the next update with hopefully these suggestions in there.

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#473 7 years ago

Fantastic! Can't wait to get this kit and tinker with the programming options. Endless fun.

#494 7 years ago

Have you taken a shot at the SoS and end-of-ball ramp lighting like the LE? In SoS you can follow the ladder inserts, but end-of-ball there doesn't seem to be any game lights other than then ramps.

#496 7 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

What happens at the end of each ball on the LE? Do the ramps flash whatever modes you were in at the end? Please explain.

spidey said:

Have you taken a shot at the SoS and end-of-ball ramp lighting like the LE? In SoS you can follow the ladder inserts, but end-of-ball there doesn't seem to be any game lights other than then ramps.

Yes, ramps flash with ladder inserts. I mentioned not having any game lights, but the inserts do cycle with bonus sequence. Check out:

Time 4:39

I also noticed some fancy effects, like alternating ramps flashing to start some modes like Quorra, or when the disc shot is made, and LC seems to have with pulsating lights. Seems like with enough time programming, all this could be mimicked and improved upon, with some improvements already demonstrated in these early vids.

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#522 7 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Just a quick update.

We are working on the End Of Ball logic to display the started/completed ladder insert colors on the ramps at end of ball. I like this feature in the LE and we must have it.

If we can accomplish this one, I think we have a complete base to begin refining. One step closer anyway...

Agree, this is a must have. Thanks for the update! I assume this will also apply to SoS? Very similar ladder sequence.

#524 7 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Yes, if we get it to tally up the ladder sequence at end of ball, it won't matter what mode you are in when you drain. SOS, Quorra, LC, etc

What I was actually referring to was the bonus ladder you get when you arrive at SoS, as it slowly moves up the ladder and awards points for completed modes. The FO behavior is just like end of ball bonus, but just slower since they made it more dramatic. So I figured if you got end of ball bonus working, then doing the SoS bonus would be almost "free" to program. Thanks!

4 weeks later
#564 7 years ago

Still hoping you guys add the FO ladder lights during SoS start, similar to end-of-ball bonus. From the last vid where you got to SoS it wasn't in there.

#588 7 years ago
Quoted from herg:

Nope. It's gonna be like the $100 HDTVs at Walmart on Black Friday. 2 of them and fistfights!

JK, I really have no idea.

Totally off topic, but my neighbor actually bought a TV from Wal-Mart on Black Friday. Long story short, he paid like $50 for a ticket from a scalper so he could buy the $600 TV. People have to camp out early to get these "right to buy" tickets so he figured it was worth it.

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#606 7 years ago

Curious if the new code update will make mode start/stop recognition easier. Sounds like there were updates to flashers, so perhaps this will be helpful.

2 months later
#879 7 years ago

Interesting, around 8:20 during LCMB he hits quorra to qualify qmb and since a ball is already in the scoop it starts immediately, then he combos the quorra with a gem to get the q sjp.

One thing that stands out is that completed modes won't light the ramps. I'm sure this is the tricky part since the ladder inserts are used to determine when to clear the mode lights.

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