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Gruffler 07-21-2010 03:26 PM

Guitar Hero clone - TapHero - Beta
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Tap the correct place at the correct time!

Thx to habhome for the ball and Brett_Val for his clicksoundtryout and Volume() and Egghead for his icon and Redwolfhome for his isZen() function




-shall I add sounds?

21.7.2010 - simple gameplay
22.7.2010 - added menu, added wrong/false indication, improved shaded border, added icon, added simulator/Zen detection
23.7.2010 - added options, added recognation area line
23.7.2010 - added options explanation, improved menu and options UI, improved wrong/false indication, added volume by home hold or touch upper touchscreen

please post feedback or wishes!

Gruffler 07-21-2010 03:56 PM


Hey that looks nice :) I recognize the ball.. now where did I see that thing before :confused:.
mmh I think the next quote will help you... :P


But the "engine" itself is working great I think :) I tried something similar myself, but then you had to press the homebutton while you tap or hold the note. It worked, but I didn't know what to do with it.. I tried using audio.beep() but that felt very 8-bit and I gave up..
happy to hear that it's working for others as well :) Your attempt was the reason for me to try it too :D


The way it is now, the app will keep doing Updatetrack() and making a random track until you start the game. This might not cause any problems, but I think it would fit better in StartGame(), this way the randomisation would only occur when it's needed.
Okay thank you I'll change it right now (but it's no reason to reupload ;))


Or just a point system, draw a graph with colours in the background that shows how the player is doing, like it's all full and green when you are hitting it 100%. In these last two scenarios you can also keep the randomisation.
I think that this will be the first way and I could add another mode later ;)


So what are your plans with this?
Well I just wanted to release this little bit because I'm flying away for a month on sunday and can't keep working on it. I still don't have a real plan. But be sure that I'll continue after holidays! Just wanted to give a sign that I'm doing this and that it runs nicely

Brett_val 07-21-2010 05:53 PM

Wow I totally forgot that I uploaded that a month ago.. I have other tryouts that I didn't upload, I guess I mixed them up. Anyway that ball image wasn't mine, I found it again and I think it's from Habhome's BlackJack.

There's not really a point in copypasting my original reply here I guess.. it would only be confusing.. Perhaps a mod can place my original reply on top of your answer, but it's not really needed.

Anyway have fun on your holiday, and you can keep working on your app using Notepad ;):p

I see some potential in this game, maybe others have some ideas on what to do with this?

Habhome 07-21-2010 06:32 PM

Your original post will be lost, if I place it in here it'll end up before the first post due to the time they were posted, which wouldn't look good.

As for the ball thing, I have no idea if that's my light from Black Jack, it might be, I can't really tell so even if it is I guess it's fine =P

jbob182 07-22-2010 11:37 AM

I just tried it out and the engine seems very nice

as for sounds i think you should and what you can do is load them when you are in the menu (the menu sounds) and close them when you enter gameplay to save ram space. there would be 1 slight problem for songs you can have it so when you click a song ie:welcome to the masquerade by thousand foot krutch it loads the songs then closes out of it when you finish. but the problem would be the size of the songs. once i convert the song to a wav it becomes 37.2 MB way over the 10mb limit. what you could do is 1. w8 for creative to put in support to you can browes you music collection and play it with the app. 2. or if possible include a the library for reading from zip files if you can add that lib

Egghead 07-22-2010 03:00 PM

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Made you an icon! :D

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Egghead 07-22-2010 03:17 PM

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Very sorry for double posting, uploaded wrong file. I tried to replace it by editing my last post but it wouldn't let me. Anyways, here is the icon with the border touched up.

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Gruffler 07-23-2010 07:31 AM

Thank you egghead

btw I updated

Gruffler 07-23-2010 05:34 PM

a new update
PS: I need ideas, wishes, FEEDBACK... please

Mr Wunderbar 07-26-2010 03:36 PM

it would be great if you could get a song to play to, although if i remember right, that isnt possible on the zen?

also, could you make it clearer where the hit zone for the notes is? if you could just put some kind of target or something

Brett_val 07-26-2010 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mr Wunderbar (Post 486262)
also, could you make it clearer where the hit zone for the notes is? if you could just put some kind of target or something

Yeah or a circle, like in the original game.

babakunda 07-27-2010 08:17 AM

Couldn't it be possible to just play a .wav when you hit right on the spot?

Download some free instrument & drum samplings and make your own tune :)

I'm just curious to see how it works with a song :p

fzbm123 07-30-2010 11:38 AM

it is possible to add a sound everytime we hit a note as well as another different one wen we miss any of the notes? oh n can we save the changes we made to the option? thx

Habhome 08-05-2010 05:25 AM

[Posts about sound splitting tool moved into its own dev thread]

AmsyarJumpen 09-08-2010 05:32 AM

when i try to extract it on my creative zen x-fi2 it says to "insert last disk of the Multi-Volume Set". i don't even know what is it?

Brett_val 09-08-2010 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by AmsyarJumpen (Post 497833)
when i try to extract it on my creative zen x-fi2 it says to "insert last disk of the Multi-Volume Set". i don't even know what is it?

Sounds like the .zip is broken. I'd try redownloading it.
Or use another program like 7-zip.

afraaa 10-28-2010 08:58 AM

unfortunately do not work with last firmware !!! 1.22.03

Gruffler 10-28-2010 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by afraaa (Post 510284)
unfortunately do not work with last firmware !!! 1.22.03

xes it does just try to recopy it or look around in the forums

jbob182 10-30-2010 01:27 PM

it would be nice if there was an option to save a note file ie: when it reches millisecond 40 of the song it send a note down track 3

something like this


        note= {{}}
        note[1].track = 3
        note[1].y= 0
        note[1].time = 40
        note[1].speed = 6
        note[1].state= "onscreen"

if your could figuire out a setup like that then you could synchronise music to it (would be time consuming but very nice)

Fe4R 11-20-2010 01:11 AM

nice game but its hard to tap with unresponsive touch on x-fi 2 or is it just me.

tried tapping it but it failed to respond :/

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