The Legend of Syro – The Shining Source http://www.shiningsource.org Home of the Shining Style! A great place for developers of shining force fan games to hang out, exchange tips and share their projects. Wed, 22 May 2019 00:52:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 The Engine of Chaos http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/10/the-engine-of-chaos/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/10/the-engine-of-chaos/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 21:22:48 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=2073

Chaoswizard98 dropped by Ye Olde Blah with some pretty big news – he’s sharing the engine that powers The Legend of Syro!

I feel that the engine is finally complete and stable enough to share with everyone. Now before you go and download it, you should know that the engine itself is still a work in progress. There are a LOT of scripts and objects which is to be expected from a more complicated game such as SF, and as such it’s easy to get lost. Especially since I don’t have everything fully organized right now.

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Chaoswizard98 dropped by Ye Olde Blah with some pretty big news – he’s sharing the engine that powers The Legend of Syro!

I feel that the engine is finally complete and stable enough to share with everyone. Now before you go and download it, you should know that the engine itself is still a work in progress. There are a LOT of scripts and objects which is to be expected from a more complicated game such as SF, and as such it’s easy to get lost. Especially since I don’t have everything fully organized right now.


The other thing you should note is that I don’t have any sort of tutorial for the engine just yet. I’ll make a few tutorial videos down the line once I have everything organized, but for now, I’ve included the entirety of Chapter 1 of my game so that anyone who wanted to poke around and try to figure out how everything works can do so.

The project requires GameMaker Studio in order to load everything, but even if you don’t have it installed you can poke around the script files in the scripts directory. There’s a lot of things in there, such as:

  • All of the cutscenes from the most recent demo
  • AI scripts (including the different behaviours, such as moving to a location or following a target)
  • Interactive features like the church and shop
  • Battle status effects, item usage and more!

It’s well worth looking over, and if you have Game Maker Studio you’ll be able to make your own Shining style games!

Download The Engine of Chaos 1.3


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Beta testers needed for LoS http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/05/beta-testers-needed-for-los/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/05/beta-testers-needed-for-los/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 23:30:14 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=2060 If you have a copy of GameMaker 8.1 (or GameMaker Studio) and some spare time, The Legend of Syro could use your help!

I have a beta build available of the engine for anyone who has GameMaker 8.1 or GameMaker Studio. From what I hear, GameMaker Studio 2 comes with GameMaker Studio 1, so theoretically GMS2 users should be able to use it as well, but as I don’t have it myself, I can’t confirm that.

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If you have a copy of GameMaker 8.1 (or GameMaker Studio) and some spare time, The Legend of Syro could use your help!

I have a beta build available of the engine for anyone who has GameMaker 8.1 or GameMaker Studio. From what I hear, GameMaker Studio 2 comes with GameMaker Studio 1, so theoretically GMS2 users should be able to use it as well, but as I don’t have it myself, I can’t confirm that.

If you have access to GM 8.1 or GMS and want to take a look at the project file, shoot me a PM with your version of GameMaker and I’ll send you the link.

Be sure to let Chaoswizard98 know if you’re able to help out!


Source: The Legend of Syro

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The Legend of Syro – Beta 1.0 http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/04/the-legend-of-syro-beta-1-0/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/04/the-legend-of-syro-beta-1-0/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:31:39 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=2035

It’s always exciting to see new project updates from The Legend of Syro, and this one is a real treat! There’s a tonne of new features (see the changelog) and lots of polish.

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It’s always exciting to see new project updates from The Legend of Syro, and this one is a real treat! There’s a tonne of new features (see the changelog) and lots of polish.

From Chaoswizard98:

This was a huge quality of life update and much of the core code has been changed. If I could get a few people to test it out, that would be great! As always, let me know if you find any bugs.

This update contains all of Chapter 1, a ‘Control Enemies’ cheat, the 6vs66 challenge map (Good luck! you’re going to need it!), and my Debug Test room which contains some new spells for you to mess with (Quake and Summon). Chapter 1 aside, all other features are accessed via the ‘Options’ portion of the main menu.

If you haven’t tried the game before, I highly recommend giving the demo a thorough playthrough. It’s extremely polished and has a great Shining Force feel to it. As always, be sure to leave some feedback in the forum too.

Download The Legend of Syro – Beta 1.0

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The Legend of Syro – Now with Shops http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/04/the-legend-of-syro-now-with-shops/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/04/the-legend-of-syro-now-with-shops/#respond Sun, 01 Apr 2018 06:05:09 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=2018

Looking good!

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Looking good!

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The Legend of Syro development update http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/02/the-legend-of-syro-development-update/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2018/02/the-legend-of-syro-development-update/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:28:11 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1999 Development on The Legend of Syro is still going strong, and Chaoswizard98 shared a nice big update on Ye Olde Blah. A quick rundown on some new and improved features:

  • The main menu has been improved, and contains room for challenges (and achievements)

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Development on The Legend of Syro is still going strong, and Chaoswizard98 shared a nice big update on Ye Olde Blah. A quick rundown on some new and improved features:

  • The main menu has been improved, and contains room for challenges (and achievements)
  • New options have been added to the AI to support more interesting behaviour
  • In-game camera has been rebuilt
  • Character sprites can be set independently of their class
  • Elemental damage has been added, along with buffs and debuffs
  • Movement types can now be overridden by equipment

Be sure to read the full update and leave some feedback!

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It’s time for a Christmas Battle!! http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/its-time-for-a-christmas-battle/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/12/its-time-for-a-christmas-battle/#respond Sat, 23 Dec 2017 04:38:59 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1974 That’s right, it’s time for a Christmas battle to keep everyone on their toes!

Chaoswizard98 has this to share:

Merry Christmas everyone

I added a nightmare challenge battle to the game which puts you up against all 66 enemies from chapter 1 all in a single battle royale. You can play this battle by setting ‘Challenge Mode’ to true in the options menu before starting a new game.

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That’s right, it’s time for a Christmas battle to keep everyone on their toes!

Chaoswizard98 has this to share:

Merry Christmas everyone

I added a nightmare challenge battle to the game which puts you up against all 66 enemies from chapter 1 all in a single battle royale. You can play this battle by setting ‘Challenge Mode’ to true in the options menu before starting a new game.

Best of luck! (You’re going to need it)

(Version 1.6.2)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gJQsh2xI_R8HwE_QMU-tunq1SyP4e76H/view?usp=sharing

Good luck!

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The Legend of Syro – Chapter 1 released http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/11/the-legend-of-syro-chapter-1-released/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/11/the-legend-of-syro-chapter-1-released/#respond Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:46:09 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1938

Chapter 1 of The Legend of Syro is now available for download, and it’s been well worth the wait!

A quick list of changes in the complete story:

  • 4 New battles

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Chapter 1 of The Legend of Syro is now available for download, and it’s been well worth the wait!

A quick list of changes in the complete story:

  • 4 New battles
  • Valdrfjell (Town)
  • New Enemies
  • Forest Serpent
  • Bat
  • Timber Wolf
  • Pack Leader
  • Vampire Bat
  • Golem
  • RockGolem
  • Lots of new cutscenes

See the complete changelog for all changes in this version (and all previous ones).

There are also factions to join, secrets to find and a full story to play through. The battle engine is extremely polished, items and magic all work nicely. Enemies also have pretty good AI and won’t hesitate to attack your healer at the worst possible time.

Download: The Legend of Syro 1.6.1

News and updates about the project are posted at Ye Olde Blah and SFC pretty frequently. You can also view the project page here at The Shining Source.

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New demo released for The Legend of Syro http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/07/new-demo-released-for-the-legend-of-syro/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/07/new-demo-released-for-the-legend-of-syro/#comments Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:36:36 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1918 LegendOfSyroLogo2

It’s been a little while since the last Legend of Syro demo was released, but Chaoswizard98 has been working hard to create something amazing!

There’s a very long list of improvements and new features, but here are some of the big ones:

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It’s been a little while since the last Legend of Syro demo was released, but Chaoswizard98 has been working hard to create something amazing!

There’s a very long list of improvements and new features, but here are some of the big ones:

  • Fully working save system
  • Church and advisor menus
  • New cave map
  • New below ship map
  • Darkness in battles (this is really cool!)
  • New (secret) cutscenes
  • Weapons display in battle
  • Chests can be looted in battle
  • New items to collect

Enough talking, go play it!

Download: The Legend of Syro 1.4.1

News and updates about the project are posted at Ye Olde Blah and SFC pretty frequently. You can also view the project page here at The Shining Source.

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New battle cutscenes for The Legend of Syro http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/04/new-battle-cutscenes-for-the-legend-of-syro/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/04/new-battle-cutscenes-for-the-legend-of-syro/#respond Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:59:26 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1907 Chaoswizard98 dropped another update for The Legend of Syro. The video below shows off the battle cutscenes along with some very cool archery abilities.

There have been plenty of other improvements too! Loading, saving and promotions are now working from the church menu. The advisor menu is also complete and can be used to add and remove characters from your force.

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Chaoswizard98 dropped another update for The Legend of Syro. The video below shows off the battle cutscenes along with some very cool archery abilities.

There have been plenty of other improvements too! Loading, saving and promotions are now working from the church menu. The advisor menu is also complete and can be used to add and remove characters from your force.

There are still a few more things to finish before Alpha 1.4 is released. From the forum topic:

The remaining To-Do list for Alpha 1.4 is as follows.

– Fix Egress (Currently just restarts the battle and heals all characters)
– Add “Below ship map”
– Finish rigging characters for battle weapons
– Add ranged weapons (and exploding arrows) to battle cutscenes.
– Search in battle
– Battle platforms (Because y’all keep bugging me about this! lol)
– Polish existing dialogue / cutscenes.

Source: Ye Olde Blah – The Legend of Syro (Shining Force Fan Game)

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The Legend of Syro playthrough http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/02/the-legend-of-syro-playthrough/ http://www.shiningsource.org/2017/02/the-legend-of-syro-playthrough/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:34:54 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1899 Chaoswizard98 dropped by Ye Olde Blah to show off progress on The Legend of Syro. There’s a new demo to try out, and also a playthrough to watch on YouTube!


Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzTrCoExW-k

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Chaoswizard98 dropped by Ye Olde Blah to show off progress on The Legend of Syro. There’s a new demo to try out, and also a playthrough to watch on YouTube!


Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzTrCoExW-k

Download: The Legend of Syro Latest Version


Source: Ye Olde Blah – The Legend of Syro (Shining Force Fan Game)

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