Hinotory debug mode quiz

By PingPong

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06-12-2022, 19:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgjD8QQ017U

Here we see a kind of debug mode, which displays numbers during the gameplay on the bottom of the screen....
Someone can guess what is the meaning of those numbers? ;-)

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By JohnHassink

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07-12-2022, 16:20

Just a guess, but I think it keeps by where the player is on the (vertical) map. The left row are the steps/cells, and the one on the right is the 'section' of that map.
Anyway, I may be wrong, but these kind of things are always interesting to see. Smile

By PingPong

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07-12-2022, 21:06

JohnHassink wrote:

Just a guess, but I think it keeps by where the player is on the (vertical) map. The left row are the steps/cells, and the one on the right is the 'section' of that map.
Anyway, I may be wrong, but these kind of things are always interesting to see. Smile

I fully agree!

By NYYRIKKI

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08-12-2022, 22:15

PingPong wrote:
JohnHassink wrote:

Just a guess, but I think it keeps by where the player is on the (vertical) map. The left row are the steps/cells, and the one on the right is the 'section' of that map.
Anyway, I may be wrong, but these kind of things are always interesting to see. Smile

I fully agree!

Oh, come on... If you look the video, it is quite clear that 1st value is something like number of 8-pixel high rows drawn to screen. 2nd is more difficult, but my guess would be something like "last enemy that has shooting handler active".

By larsthe18th

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08-12-2022, 23:09

As far as i can remeber,
on the Left is the Level posittion, as mentioned above.
on the Right is the Enemy attackwave pattern.

Firebird uses a variable difficulty level ( From 0 to 15 )
the higher the difficulty level the more aggressive the enemies are.
The difficulty level will be increased in the following ways:
- The stronger the weapon is, the higher the difficulty level will be (Strongest weapon +6)
- Every time a password is entered + 1 ( until level 10 is reached )
- Every time you defeat a boss +1

By ro

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09-12-2022, 13:25

First one, scroll cell number thingy. The second (right one) is increasing every time a sprite (moving) enemy (combo) (base, not its bullets) is plotted.

Lars, that's a nice insight. You looked at the code?
I have sooooo much love for this game

By larsthe18th

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09-12-2022, 13:42

Yes, I reverse engineered the password system back in 2011 and wrote a password generator for it.