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The new iPad

03-08-2012, 01:54 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 159
The new iPad

Hi folks!

Are some of you already working on supporting the new iPad?

I have decided to give it a try for my upcoming game Tesla Overdrive. I think this should be fairly easy.

What is your opinion?

Developer of Multipods Escalation and Vermes on Mars. Upcoming game is Tesla Overdrive.
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03-08-2012, 05:50 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
Not yet. I want one in my hands before I start working on supporting the new iPad.

03-09-2012, 12:37 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 159
Well, I had a "first try" yesterday after upgrading my devices and XCode. I was quite excited to have a first look at the new-iPad-simulator, which proved to be even more unhadily then the previous simulators As expected, my iMac's resolution is a serious obstacle here and scrolling the display of the simulator is not an option with fast-paced gameplay.

But it seems to me, if we developers have our texture-filenames right, everything should work immediately and like a charm.

The only thing that bothers me is a question which still remains unanswered to me: did Apple increase the maximum texture size to 4096*4096 or even beyond? Any clues?

Developer of Multipods Escalation and Vermes on Mars. Upcoming game is Tesla Overdrive.
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03-09-2012, 04:45 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: ΖΞN
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How I would love to get my GPU-hands on one! Yes I'm quite sure it's 4096 though I can't think where I heard this. Also I am certainly not concerned about performance lol, regardless of what others might think!!

BubbleSand - "the best sand app"
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03-09-2012, 07:06 AM
#5
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aztlan.Games View Post
The only thing that bothers me is a question which still remains unanswered to me: did Apple increase the maximum texture size to 4096*4096 or even beyond? Any clues?
I'm curious about the same thing. Hopefully yes.
03-09-2012, 07:09 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 159
That would make things easier, I guess.

Developer of Multipods Escalation and Vermes on Mars. Upcoming game is Tesla Overdrive.
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03-09-2012, 08:40 AM
#7
We are currently (and have been already) developing our next game to support the new higher resolution screen.

It was a HUGE relief to see the download limit bumped up to 50MB because that was proving to be quite a challenge given the massive assets that are required.

Ember Conflict name: Porthos
03-09-2012, 08:59 AM
#8
I do mostly retro looking games as Universal apps, so at this time I'm not planning anything new for the new iPad. Though I think I will pick one up, I need to be able to capture video of my games (the emulator runs like crap on my Mac) and I've heard iPads (not sure if all models though) have HDMI out capabilities.
03-09-2012, 01:54 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: ΖΞN
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Lol just read the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S handle 4096x4096 textures.

BubbleSand - "the best sand app"
Tetroms
03-09-2012, 10:18 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Singapore
Posts: 27
4096*4096? Woo, that's some crazy size to work with.