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DigiTan
Unregistered HyperCam 2


Super Elite (Last Title)


Joined: 10 Nov 2003
Posts: 4468

Posted: 22 Jun 2005 01:40:43 am    Post subject:

After reading feedback from the v3.0 demo, I decided to retool the battle system to make it more interactive. So I'm experimenting with timed attacks. Basically they let you choose how effective your melee attacks are moments before they land.

Just like in the demo, your robot pops in the air briefly before it casts an attack. If you can press the arrow key the moment it hits the ground, your attack will be upgraded. Your margin for error is randomized, but you can do this every time after tons of practice. Each arrow key has a different effect...



Anyway, the old system was getting a little boring in my option, but I think this will set things in whole new direction. Here's an animation of the DOWN bonus being used. (The movie is too fast, but you can see how you "hammer" the ground if you are successful). More updates later...



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Solitaire710


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Joined: 14 Mar 2005
Posts: 55

Posted: 22 Jun 2005 11:16:19 am    Post subject:

*Blinks*

Wow.......You woundl't mind my putting this up in a brief article on Calc WebZine?
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leofox
INF student


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Joined: 11 Apr 2004
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Posted: 22 Jun 2005 11:59:33 am    Post subject:

This looks really cool! I posted about it on my blog too!
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DigiTan
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Posted: 23 Jun 2005 12:05:00 am    Post subject:

No problemo! I'm hoping if we can get the word out, more people will be able to help with the porting. I'll provide some more anims as soon as I get Calc Capture working right.
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Solitaire710


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Posted: 25 Jun 2005 10:41:39 am    Post subject:

Cool......I'll get an articloe up on this over at CWZ's and I'll post another with new screenshots when you get calccapture working Smile
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DJ Omnimaga
http://i-lost-the-ga.me


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Joined: 14 Nov 2003
Posts: 1196

Posted: 26 Jun 2005 05:00:57 pm    Post subject:

Wow I saw the screenshot in Solitaire news at Omnimaga and I must say this is really impressive! I havent read everything but I like how you managed how to do hardcore animations with 8x8 sprites and the game has features none other TI RPG has yet, in other word great job and I hope you'll be able to find a way to not cut down too many features to make a TI-83+ version (maybe and APP?) Smile
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DigiTan
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Posted: 28 Jun 2005 03:41:06 am    Post subject:

Yep, most likely all the program writeback code will be removed and we'll try it as an APP. Right now the size for the full (linked) version is 25,835 and as soon as it's down to 25,170 -25,000 I'll release it. Anyway, the project's been going since June 2003, so I'm ready to finally put it behind me.

If not for the size problems I could release it today and everything except the timed attacks would be bug-free. But lately I've been doing a lot of fine-tuning. One tough thing to do is adding difficulty. It has to be a tough game but not an unfair game. The last demo (v3.0.0) had at least two "cheap shot" points where you'd lose several times until you lucked out. Needless to say, those events were retooled. The improvents to areas outside Cape City are to numerous to list. Even with the 2nd ending removed now, it should take the fastest gamers no less than a good 7 hours to uncover every secret--and that's blazing!.

Since I've been a little slow with screenshots lately, I'm working a complete Player's Guide that will explain the game from top to bottom and help get the word out! Cool
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