Kirby Desktop Companion

Karamba & Superkaramba

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on git.opendesktop.org

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Description:

A little kirby that blinks, walks about and sucks/blows air :) Will add more animations when I can be bothered to rip more frames.

-Python/theme 100% original
-All graphics (except the blank background.png) ripped from Kirby Superstar on the SNES

Please e-mail me with any feedback/ideas you may have!

Note: This script *may* (I don't know, it's fine for me) be quite processor-hungry - the animation is about 6.7fps - please don't complain to me about the speed unless you can tell me some way to optimise it ;)
Last changelog:

15 years ago

v1.7
- Changed the readme a lot
- Added sleeping
- Added forced sleeping/waking
- Added running
- Added skidding
- Removed 2 duplicate images (in the puffed walking animation)
- Change order of animations in the code (neater)
- Changed lots of variables

v1.1
- Added puffed walking animation :D
- Fixed a dodgy mirrored walking frame
- Changed a couple of timings
- Corrected an incorrect comment in the python file
- Added Kirby ASCII art to the README file

v1a
- Fixed a small bug with the left-facing animations

v1
- First release

zeroazn13

11 years ago

where do i put it i cant find where to put it help

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genommen

13 years ago

Kirby is great. He seems to say around the very middle of the screen though. it would be more interesting if he walked around more.

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forsakenpariah

11 years ago

You can open the .theme file in KWrite or whatever and change the W=256 in the first line to something a little higher than that if you want him to walk further. This is the width of the theme. ;)

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Ekardnam

14 years ago

i just want kirby to do more...

http://bobland.fireball20xl.com/sprites/superstar-kirby-1.gif
http://rcz.saphiria.net/images/sprites/wholes/nintendo/Kirby_sheet.gif
hope people don't got problem =P

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forsakenpariah

11 years ago

darned dead links =p

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Ekardnam

14 years ago

i just want kiry to do more...

http://bobland.fireball20xl.com/sprites/superstar-kirby-1.gif
http://rcz.saphiria.net/images/sprites/wholes/nintendo/Kirby_sheet.gif
hope people don't got problem =P

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cbo

15 years ago

Thanks for creating Kirby. I think it is amazing. He will be my desktop friend for a long time.

Wish List:

Can you create an option for Kirby to speak and tell you the time. For example, he can tell you the time when you double click him and automatically announce the time every hour. You can use festival for this?? just an idea.

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wickedlester

15 years ago

I like this, very cool. good job :D

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julianhanna11

15 years ago

Has anyone thought of doing something similar to this but with the "Desktop Ritchie" from the channel 4 website

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Cwiiis

15 years ago

The next version will contain all new frames as an option :) They're double the size and proper alpha-blended true-colour frames I made in the GIMP (which I decided I should learn how to use in the end)

The new frames will come as an option and I'm also planning on implementing a custom zoom level (possibly configurable through a superkaramba theme menu) for either of the companions :) (for those with very high or low resolutions)

http://www.flls17009.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/chris/images/kirby_stand.png for a preview

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ronie

15 years ago

At last, a little desktop friend.
It's those little thinks that make you happy.
I love Kirby !

The only thing i can say is MORE MORE MORE ....

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cmdrdran

15 years ago

suppossed to be just a collection of kirby images laid on top of each other?
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Cwiiis

15 years ago

No - are you using SuperKaramba 0.25? (it's required)

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basse

15 years ago

eehm.. can you just take those graphics like that?

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Cwiiis

15 years ago

Well, the game was released in 1996 and it's not like I'm making any kind of profit on them... If people have a problem with it, I'll take it down :/

Eventually I'd like to replace all the frames with my own Kirby frames, but I'm crap with the GIMP and I can't get Paint Shop Pro 7 to work in WINE, so can't really do that yet 'til one of those circumstances change

If anyone would like to draw their own frames and send them to me, I'll include those

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Cwiiis

15 years ago

Also, thinking about it, I don't see people who make Mac OS-X style window decorations worrying about it, so I don't see the problem :p

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xsl

15 years ago

hi,

i like it very much, and it needs hardly any cpu-time on my system, but hey im using an optimized lfs :)

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15 years ago

v1.7
- Changed the readme a lot
- Added sleeping
- Added forced sleeping/waking
- Added running
- Added skidding
- Removed 2 duplicate images (in the puffed walking animation)
- Change order of animations in the code (neater)
- Changed lots of variables

v1.1
- Added puffed walking animation :D
- Fixed a dodgy mirrored walking frame
- Changed a couple of timings
- Corrected an incorrect comment in the python file
- Added Kirby ASCII art to the README file

v1a
- Fixed a small bug with the left-facing animations

v1
- First release

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