I just have gotten a Completely Original™ idea after finishing up the Firefly where I figured out to make a cool new background!
Now guess the background layers!
It's three layers. One is used for the foreground and two are used for the background. So on what layer are these stars? The answer: It isn't. Instead, I use HDMA for the background, both to brighten up only one pixel on each scanline and to give each star a different colour. Pretty cool, don't you think?
Note: If you want to change the background (i.e. use a different pattern), remember to first install Python 3, install the colour library with
It will generate a file named HdmaTable.asm
. Copy its content into the level file but make sure you replace the old table i.e. remove everything below MaskingTable:
(including that line) and then paste the new table.
I will include an easier insertion method once I submit.
Rest in peace, Near.