Friday, May 6, 2011

Aquarium Live Wallpaper v2.51

  - Bug Fix: Flickering fish fins on the Xoom
  - Update: Better plant/anemone blending
  - Update: Better framerate, especially on very high-res devices

I'm genuinely unsure how it happened, but with the last update fish fins start flickering on the Xoom (and other Honeycomb tablets).  Very strange and didn't make much sense to me.  The fish fins were using alpha test to handle their transparency, which now I know to be very expensive on the Xoom, and I basically audited the entire scene to minimize its usage.  This got me a few fps back in addition to fixing the flickering, so I think we can all call this a big win.

I also switched the plants and anemones over to using premultiplied blending in the process, which helped fix the dark halo on some of them.

Sorry for the incremental update so soon after the last one.  I tested it, I swear, but apparently didn't check the Xoom at any point.  :/

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