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Annoyed by the lack of retinal updates

09-22-2010, 12:27 PM
#1
Annoyed by the lack of retinal updates

Still have a number of games out there that not only don't have the retinal update, their icons are still blocky. Edge, iD software games, Crimson Gem Saga, Grand Theft Auto, Civilization.

The list goes on...

Just griping that's all haha
09-22-2010, 02:13 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,096
Yeah. Well most of the time it doesn't bug me much.

But retina updates are always appreciated.

I think it takes more work than people realize. Graphical assets have to redrawn etc. Like for Crimson Gem Saga, it would take almost as much work as it did when they first made the game for the PSP to redo all the 2D art and sprites in 4x resolution. Not an excuse, but an explanation perhaps.

09-22-2010, 06:16 PM
#3
Speaking as an indie iPhone dev...if you are making the game from scratch it is easy to build retina graphics into it and scale them down for lower resolution devices. The undertaking for updating a game to support retina is like redrawing all the graphics and animations from scratch. In short it is a TON of work. I just got a quote for spritesheets for one of my projects. Basically it worked out to be about $500 per sprite sheet. So I was looking at at least $6000 for art. I am lucky because I am somewhat art inclined and decided to bumble through it myself but if you had to pay that you would think long and hard before doing the update. Probably more cost effective to create a new game.
09-22-2010, 06:21 PM
#4
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I thought GTA was updated . . .
09-23-2010, 11:13 AM
#5
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Another one of these?

Invaders Must Die.
09-23-2010, 02:42 PM
#6
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Everyone should get their retinals updated at least once a year.
09-23-2010, 03:26 PM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cilo View Post
Everyone should get their retinals updated at least once a year.
My retinals are perfect, thanks! ;P

Invaders Must Die.
09-23-2010, 05:32 PM
#8
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I can't be the only one that is disturbed by the word's proximity to rectal ... and it would make some sense as well, as the display makes everything that is not optimised look like....
09-23-2010, 06:03 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MartiNZ View Post
I can't be the only one that is disturbed by the word's proximity to rectal ... and it would make some sense as well, as the display makes everything that is not optimised look like....

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09-23-2010, 06:30 PM
#10
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lol retinal