General News – The Shining Source https://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. Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:15:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.6 The Shining Source turns 20 https://www.shiningsource.org/2020/09/the-shining-source-turns-20/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2020/09/the-shining-source-turns-20/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:15:09 +0000 https://www.shiningsource.org/?p=2227 The site actually turned 20 on August 10th, but it wouldn’t be TSS if we were on time ;)

Things have changed a lot since those early days. But even though the Shining Force front is quiet (come on Sega, re-release SF3 already) there are still new shining-style projects being developed.

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The site actually turned 20 on August 10th, but it wouldn’t be TSS if we were on time ;)

Things have changed a lot since those early days. But even though the Shining Force front is quiet (come on Sega, re-release SF3 already) there are still new shining-style projects being developed.

TSS would not be what it is today without everyone that has visited us over the years. Whether you downloaded a demo, created your own, or just sent us an email calling us shit, we are eternally thankful for you.

Finally I’d like to thank Devlyn for giving life to the site all those years ago. And thank you to some of our original contributors: Edgemaster, Elvenfyre, and Newts. You all helped turn this place into something special.

Stay safe, drink applesap, and keep on Shining. Here’s to another 20 years!

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Shining Force II Minecraft – Granseal https://www.shiningsource.org/2017/05/shining-force-ii-minecraft-granseal/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2017/05/shining-force-ii-minecraft-granseal/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 09:06:47 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.org/?p=1911 Ever wondered what Shining Force II would like like in Minecraft? DarkOddEye22 from SFC has been hard at work creating Granseal in Minecraft. Check it out!


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Ever wondered what Shining Force II would like like in Minecraft? DarkOddEye22 from SFC has been hard at work creating Granseal in Minecraft. Check it out!


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Shining Force Central RPG Launches! https://www.shiningsource.org/2012/08/shining-force-central-rpg-launches/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2012/08/shining-force-central-rpg-launches/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:48:07 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.net/?p=1100

There’s a treat in store for members of Shining Force Central, the web’s largest Shining Force fansite. After 4 years of work, Moogie has released an updated version of the hugely popular RPG/Shop system. However, it’s not just a cosmetic update – there’s now a complete battle system to go along with the shops, items and collectibles.

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There’s a treat in store for members of Shining Force Central, the web’s largest Shining Force fansite. After 4 years of work, Moogie has released an updated version of the hugely popular RPG/Shop system. However, it’s not just a cosmetic update – there’s now a complete battle system to go along with the shops, items and collectibles.

Features include:

  • Create characters and equip them with classic Shining Force items
  • Fight monsters in the Battle Arena and level up
  • Sell rare items in the auction house
  • Buy and sell shares to make a little (or a lot) of gold on the side
  • Become hopelessly addicted to collecting the capsule toy figures

There’s more information, as well as tips for success, in the RPG Discussion Forum. If you’d rather just dive in, you can head to the forum RPG page.

Shining Force Central Forum RPG

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The Ultimate Shining Project https://www.shiningsource.org/2011/02/the-ultimate-shining-project/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2011/02/the-ultimate-shining-project/#respond Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:35:00 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.net/2011/02/the-ultimate-shining-project/ Barnard from the Shining Force Central forums has posted some great screens from a 3D Shining Force game called “Shining Force: Legacy of Heroes”. It’s still early days, but as you can see there’s some really impressive modelling going on!

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Barnard from the Shining Force Central forums has posted some great screens from a 3D Shining Force game called “Shining Force: Legacy of Heroes”. It’s still early days, but as you can see there’s some really impressive modelling going on!

Shining Force: Legacy of Heroes - Screenshot 1   Shining Force: Legacy of Heroes - Screenshot 2

Make sure you drop by his topic and check out all the screens. The project is also looking for programmers, so if you have some 3D game experience I’m sure your help will be greatly appreciated!

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Project screenshots added https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/07/project-screenshots-added/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/07/project-screenshots-added/#respond Thu, 08 Jul 2010 16:15:27 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.net/?p=891 Project pages continue to get some lovin’, and now feature screenshot galleries. Shiny Sword, Dark Resurrection and Shining Online now have their own gallery. I’ll be going through the project list over the next few days to see if their are any other screenshots I can salvage, but sadly a lot of homepages have vanished over the years.

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Project pages continue to get some lovin’, and now feature screenshot galleries. Shiny Sword, Dark Resurrection and Shining Online now have their own gallery. I’ll be going through the project list over the next few days to see if their are any other screenshots I can salvage, but sadly a lot of homepages have vanished over the years.

The site has also been added to the rpg-dev.net Top 50 list. Feel free to help us out by voting :)

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Project Pages Polished https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/07/project-pages-polished/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/07/project-pages-polished/#respond Tue, 06 Jul 2010 14:30:17 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.net/2010/07/project-pages-polished/ Just spent a few hours cleaning up the project pages and making them a little prettier. Still working on the main project page and author pages, but it’s getting there.

Check out a few of the updated projects:

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Just spent a few hours cleaning up the project pages and making them a little prettier. Still working on the main project page and author pages, but it’s getting there.

Check out a few of the updated projects:

If you have a project and want it to have a pretty banner, you want your user sprite changing, or anything else really, drop me a line on Ye Olde Blah and I’ll fix it up.

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A New Batch of Content https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/07/a-new-batch-of-content/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/07/a-new-batch-of-content/#respond Sun, 04 Jul 2010 16:35:17 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.net/2010/07/a-new-batch-of-content/ I just finished uploading another bunch of old news stories. There were a few surprises along the way, and I’ve added the following articles from the old archives:

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I just finished uploading another bunch of old news stories. There were a few surprises along the way, and I’ve added the following articles from the old archives:

There’s still about 30 old stories to be added, but I’ve had enough for today. Maybe soon there will be something new to write about :D

Oh, and the history of TSS has been updated too.

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Ye Olde News https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/07/ye-olde-news/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/07/ye-olde-news/#comments Sat, 03 Jul 2010 18:27:12 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.net/2010/07/ye-olde-news/ we-are-back

I’ve just finished adding some old news stories to the archives. There’s about another 50 posts to go, but they’re going to take more work, so probably won’t be done for a while.

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I’ve just finished adding some old news stories to the archives. There’s about another 50 posts to go, but they’re going to take more work, so probably won’t be done for a while.

If you fancy a stroll down memory lane, check out the news archives (the real old stuff is at the bottom).

Whilst we’re in a nostalgic mood, I finally got around to posting a very old interview with Nick (creator of Legend of Atlantis). Sadly, there are no updates on the game, but it’s fun to remember the good times.

Also, if Nick is reading this it might encourage him to carry on ;)

I have a few ideas for more interviews, but suggestions in the comments are always welcome.

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Quick site update https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/01/quick-site-update/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2010/01/quick-site-update/#respond Sun, 10 Jan 2010 22:06:26 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.net/2010/01/quick-site-update/ site-update

There’s been a few changes to the site over the past few days, including some new resources to play with and a few bits of design cleaned up:

New tileset

Digging around on the old site, I found some of the original Shiny Sword tiles that were part of Shining Aid. I’ve added them in the titlesets section.

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site-update

There’s been a few changes to the site over the past few days, including some new resources to play with and a few bits of design cleaned up:

New tileset

Digging around on the old site, I found some of the original Shiny Sword tiles that were part of Shining Aid. I’ve added them in the titlesets section.

New source code

The last couple of weeks have seen a lot of source code released. It’s now been uploaded and added to the downloads section, as well as Shining Aid’s “Source Code” page.

Other changes

A few pages have been cleaned up, mostly in Shining Aid, so it should be easier to find things now. If you find any problems or errors, let me know in the comments and I’ll sort them out :)

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Cool little project: Undeadly https://www.shiningsource.org/2009/08/cool-little-project-undeadly/ https://www.shiningsource.org/2009/08/cool-little-project-undeadly/#respond Fri, 28 Aug 2009 18:21:14 +0000 http://www.shiningsource.net/2009/08/cool-little-project-undeadly/ undeadly

Here’s a little project I stumbled upon a few days ago. At the moment it’s more of a tech demo, but it’s still a neat little concept.

I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the tiles, too ;)

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undeadly

Here’s a little project I stumbled upon a few days ago. At the moment it’s more of a tech demo, but it’s still a neat little concept.

I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the tiles, too ;)

Homepage: Undeadly.ca

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