[Staff][Dev] Project Dark

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Post by dargx001 »

if you need any help with the battle system let me know and tell me what type and if its used in a game and ill see what i can do but i really would love to work on it and be in on such an amazing project
the minnions are gathering and resurections are coming.
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Post by DarkAuron »

Tankies is nearing its completion by the day, and hopefully shall be released before 2006 (wishful thinking.. heh). And I did say I'd be working on Project Dark once I finished Tankies.

Basically, I'm just saying to expect some activity soon. :)
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Post by necro »

what heven't you finished yet?
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Post by DarkAuron »

Check the tankies board, I made a new topic.
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Ah, New Year's Eve. Such a fun day. Anyhow, tonight I more than tripled the number of eyes that a player can choose for their character, as well as those eyes being used on npcs throughout the game. I wasn't kidding when I said that the character will be very customizable. Just graphics for now but since it's a multiple of 4 (2 bits wide, 2*4=8, yay 8 bits) I can easily nab and use the eye graphics data in the engine (which I'm not going to work on until Tankies is done, that's a promise). If I calculated correctly, ALL 28*4 of those eyes combined is only 168 bytes of data. Small if you think about it. And here are the eyes:

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There are 4 different directions for each eye color: forward, up, down, and behind/to the side. Theres a fifth too but all of the eyes have the same graphic for blinking, so I didn't include that in there.
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Post by kalan_vod »

Looks great and good to hear it is being worked on still along with Tankies :P. Some of those sprites remind me of bobble bobble.
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Post by kv83 »

I moved this topic. I hope ya don't mind... Very nice sprites indeed :)
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Post by katmaster »

Yeah, that's really cool. Customizable characters.....on a calculator!!! Who woulda thought?
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Post by Liazon »

I'm guessing this is an ASM RPG? or basic with xlib?

Customizable characters are so cool! Too bad xbox rpgs like Jade Empire and KOTOR have such limited customizations.
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Post by dysfunction »

I'm pretty sure this is assembly.
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Yeah it's assembly.
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Post by tr1p1ea »

Yes it will be made in ASM, and those sprites are awesome DarkAuron!

I know that i have said it before, but this just might become one of the greatest calc games ever made :).
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Post by Madskillz »

Wow DA...customizable characters. Nice man I cant wait to see the fruits of your labor! :)
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Post by DarkAuron »

The character will be able to face in 4 directions: left, right, up, and down. Left will be a mirror of right, and the eyes for facing the screen are the same as the eyes for facing left/right, just one eye will be mirrored of the other, thus I don't have to use up any more space. I arranged the sequence of the eyes a little bit better, and created 4 more. I think I'll probably stop at 32 though.. since I have to have multiples of 4, and adding more at this point is tedious. 32 is plenty though, right? :)

I figure for the engine I could just prevent eye movements for those last 8 that don't have pupils (the very last one is no eyes at all, which is kinda freaky), thus saving me some space and making up for the 4 eyes I added.

Here's the updated left/right eye sheet, plus another sheet for the forward direction, and then the 4 directions of my sprite (still in the works but I'm satisfied for now).

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Oh, and the reason why the forward-direction sheet is smaller is because I took out the side-view strip. Forward can look both left and right, using the same graphic for both eyes instead of mirroring one eye.
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Post by Liazon »

Can we customize clothing too?
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