Every graphic used in chapter 1 (well, almost) has been redone for the new double resolution. I just finished making the video today, and it looks great!
…except on youtube.
Youtube quality has been fine in the past, since it seems to have a resolution close to 320×240. However the resolution for your basic youtube video does not seem to support 640×480, so the new graphics will not be very visible in the vid.
I am looking into getting a vimeo account, since vimeo can host better quality videos. And if that fails, well then I guess I will just post some screenshots.
Another thing I am working on (with noxid) is a 2x scaling algorithm, to help speed up the process of making the new tilesets and other graphics for the new resolution.
[EDIT]: My vimeo account is registered and working now, so I should be able to upload the video later today when I get home. I will update the post once the video is up on vimeo.
[EDIT2]: Here’s the video on Vimeo. Looks a lot better.
(WordPress doesn’t seem to support the embedded player from Vimeo, so you will have to click the link.)