Originally Posted by britoso
Wow really nice game. I'm loving the old school arcade feel.
Can the balls be antialiased more/made shiny? or will that degrade performance?
I noticed the power button does not put the phone in standby when the game is active, is that a feature?
Not sure what you mean by antialiased more. I am not using mip mapped textures if that is what you mean. Made shiny is a possiblity, but, like all things Open GL on Android, it is tough to make that commitment with a game because so many different phones have so many different behaviors.
The ball detail can be made better by switching to "high fx" in the main menu. Basically, in high fx mode, the balls have 4 times the number of triangles. The explosions are super spectacular in that mode. Runs great in that mode on Droid X and Galaxy S level phones or better. Is passable on original Droid at 25-35 FPS.
BTW, for anyone out there playing, there is a trick to displaying FPS (frames per second). In the main menu, hold your finger on the upper left corner of the screen for 10 seconds or more and then release. FPS will appear in the upper left and stay there while you play. It would be nice to know what kinds of FPS different phones get.
On my original Droid, I get between 35-45 while playing at Med Fx and between 25 and 35 at High fx. On a Droid Pro, it runs at over 60 in High Fx. There is also a low fx for anyone with phones that can't hang. No lighting and super low poly balls and explosions.
The app uses wake lock to keep the screen alive. Not sure why your phone doesn't put the phone in standby when you press the power button. Mine does. Probably it is phone dependent on how they implement the wake lock feature. What happens on mine is that I get the screen lock and when I unlock, Tap Crazy comes back up paused.
The game automatically pauses when you press home or get a call or something. When you resume, it should come back up paused. Makes it nice to play a little and not worry about getting interrupted. You can also manually pause by swiping the screen. Game is saved between waves to also allow quick hitting type of play where you can resume the game whenever you have a minute.