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Old Post March 23, 2014, 09:46:07 pm
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Alpha version of Shiny Sword: The Dark Dimension
Much work remains to be done, but here's just a package to show you guys how things are progressing. I think there may be close to an hour of gameplay in there now...

http://ccs.chem.ucl.ac.uk/~derek/SSTDD.rar [edit: fixed this link now too, thanks Elv!]

Of course, the documentation is nearly non-existant as it's a total alpha version, but I hope the game will work for at least some of you! Smiley

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Old Post March 24, 2014, 10:03:38 am
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OK so your link doesn't work.
So i hacked you to find it.
Sorry if I came across your private photo collection of peanut butter smeared herrings.

http://ccs.chem.ucl.ac.uk/~derek/SSTDD.rar

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Old Post March 24, 2014, 10:11:29 am
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Dastardly rats!

Feature request: game ends, press a key to restart!

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Old Post March 24, 2014, 10:50:47 am
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OK I think I got as far as I'm going to get (BONEWALKERS!@#!@#!)
Stuck - can't give equipment to other teammates either out of battle or at shop.


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Old Post March 24, 2014, 02:13:33 pm
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lol! That's not bad at all though Wink.

Did you manage to get to the full party size of 5?

I'll be sure to make some improvements to the item interface soon as well. It's all early days of course. And I'll look into the game restart as well.

You can quicksave the game with F4 by the way, and load with F8. If you haven't saved yet, you may be able to load my game, which is post-Bonewalker battle Wink.

It will be fun to get past the Bonewalker battle, as you will be able to face the evil Medusa Wink.

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Old Post March 25, 2014, 07:21:08 am
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That bug with the items in the shop is only when i have 3 people in my party.
with 2 it works fine.

another bug report for ya
beat the bonewalker cyclops fight, then go straight up and get to new map.
go straight up to some painting or writing, array index error on trying to read it.

my biggest issue is levelling lace, and she's the last one alive, WHAT CAN SHE DO???!
(Items - Compact Mirror - Use On Medusa)
Orrrr maybe she'll just die.

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Old Post March 25, 2014, 06:50:29 pm
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I guess she dies...this time (she does some damage though even without MP, right?).

Either way, thanks a lot for your bug reports! The next version will have at least one extra repeatable battle, more treasure chests and I'll look into the item and writing issues as well Smiley.

And if I get around to making more graphics, I might add a monster or character or two Smiley.

Latest (buggy) version is always available on SVN Smiley.

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Old Post March 26, 2014, 08:53:21 am
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Sorry I don't know the address for the SVN.

Do the below for me and I'll make you a couple more of whatever you like graphics Smiley

resolution choice finalization.
resolution upscaling to full screen from whatever final choice you make.

~Elvenfyre


Old Post March 26, 2014, 01:08:56 pm
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Old Post March 26, 2014, 02:48:45 pm
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Wow, that kicked my arse there and back again.

One bug report so far: it's shiningsource.net, not theshiningsource.net Wink


Old Post March 28, 2014, 11:51:38 am
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OK so I got subversion working but my IDE isn't playing ball with compiling.

However the shop bug looks like it is related to this code:

Code:
while (doonce2 == 0) {
      partycount = Buffer.Party.size();

so i think it's only getting the party count the first time you use the shop and never again.
ie: if i visit shopkeeper just with "He" and then come back with even 2 people, it doesnt allow changing.

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Old Post March 29, 2014, 10:06:05 am
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Hey guys,

Thanks for testing it! Clearly a lot still should be done, but I guess you like it so far then?

One issue I found is that when I install it cleanly, it doesn't work out of the box for me because the class files haven't been generated yet. I'm not yet sure how to best solve that...

If time allows (I have a lot of trips this week), I'll check the shop too, and see what I can change/improve there Smiley.

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Old Post March 30, 2014, 12:53:04 am
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Oh yeah absolutely, I love it.
Still trying to work out how to win haha Cheesy

The shop seems pretty robust except for that one point, it just needs that statement for getting the partycount to be outside the doonce check I believe.

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Old Post March 30, 2014, 08:14:34 am
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Oh, I took that variable out altogether now, referring to the dynamically maintained Buffer.Party.size() now Smiley.

As far as I can tell, it works properly now. Feel free to let me know of any other feature requests etc!

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Old Post April 06, 2014, 04:28:39 pm
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Few more updates as of late. Fixed the bandit shack battle and I've been enhancing a few maps... Smiley

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