Just a quick and dirty example of one way to get a truly fake 3d effect using an fx.
It needs a lot of optimization, but you get the idea.
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Forward movement makes a kind of interesting effect, but when I move left or right while holding down the "up arrow" and then release the keys I get a strange kind of teleporting effect. It's kind of jarring...
Is this maybe a video problem on my end? I'm using a Radeon 9800 Pro with the latest drivers.
Nope, like I said it needs a bunch of optimization. A lerp on the x axis is needed.
Actually I'm not sure if you can have horizontal movement with vertical on tiled background, but you could have the ship do that instead.
You know, this effect kind of reminds me of when Dave enters the monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey...
Cool! I still don't understand the mode7 events that much but sure would be awesome to make a game like this.