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TESTING & WELCOME BOARD => Test & welcome board => Topic started by: Archdeco on January 30, 2011, 04:46:44 PM

Title: derp
Post by: Archdeco on January 30, 2011, 04:46:44 PM
I've been working on a 2k3 game since 08 or so. It's a game about a forum I frequent and not for general consumption, but I owe this site a lot of thanks in providing resources (and links to resources) and generally just staying afloat all these years.

I know these games have a habit of never getting finished, but I'm tackling development in a particular way, and I still feel good working on it.
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Post by: zuhane on January 30, 2011, 06:21:39 PM
GOOD! Nice to see new members and that. Welcome, friend! :D :( :@
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Post by: ellie-is on January 30, 2011, 07:53:04 PM
Welcome to Charas, this land of crazy people!
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Post by: Archem on January 30, 2011, 08:40:51 PM
Howdy.
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Post by: A Forgotten Legend on January 30, 2011, 09:10:09 PM
Herp.
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Post by: drenrin2120 on January 30, 2011, 10:02:41 PM
AIDs.
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Post by: MissingName on January 30, 2011, 10:36:15 PM
Hello.  Please mind the walruses, they will offer you tea.  THE TEA IS POISONED.
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Post by: A Forgotten Legend on January 31, 2011, 12:11:58 AM
Hello.  Please mind the walruses, they will offer you tea.  THE TEA IS POISONED.

Wha... *dies*
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Post by: ellie-is on January 31, 2011, 10:18:10 AM
AIDs.
Learn to ****ing spell. And play Mario games.
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Post by: Felix-0 on January 31, 2011, 12:08:57 PM
( Re: derp )
What is this I don't even.
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Post by: FFL2and3rocks on February 01, 2011, 11:41:08 PM
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1129/derpnormal.jpg)
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Post by: Archdeco on June 04, 2011, 12:21:21 PM
(http://www.khakain.com/archdeco/monsters.gif)
(http://www.khakain.com/archdeco/overlay2.png)
(http://www.khakain.com/archdeco/puzzles.png)

So like I said, it's a game about a forum I really like. But I'm putting a lot of love into it. There's nearly 12 years of wacky hijinks to draw from.

JRPGs tend to not have much in the way of differentiating their playable characters, so I gave each one an ability they can use outside of battle (most of them puzzle-solving related) and gave the player the ability to quickly bring each character to the front without going through a menu. So it works kinda like Zelda, except instead of equipping items you're switching around fighters.
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Post by: A Forgotten Legend on June 04, 2011, 12:56:42 PM
That mapping is really good.  Although, I'm guess there is a specific reason for using the RTP battlers and charset?

Also, I suggest posting these in the Screenshot Central thread (http://www.charas-project.net/forum/index.php?topic=27493.0) in the RPG Maker 2k3 section.
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Post by: Grandy on June 04, 2011, 07:02:40 PM
It's refreshing to see someone trying to make a game.

Good luck with it.
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Post by: Bluhman on June 04, 2011, 07:04:48 PM
Welcome, derpman. Enjoy your stay at this place.
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Post by: Archem on June 04, 2011, 07:43:46 PM
I suddenly really like you. Good mapping, a game with some attempt at innovation, and an apparent attempt to not take the game too seriously. There's little I disagree with.
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Post by: zuhane on June 04, 2011, 07:55:02 PM
What he said, basically.

PS. I love you :)
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Post by: fruckert on June 04, 2011, 11:25:39 PM
I completely forgot about this.
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Post by: SaiKar on June 13, 2011, 03:26:47 PM
Special symbols in the status effects on the battle screen? That's brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?!
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Post by: Zerlina on June 13, 2011, 10:11:13 PM
You are most welcome. Stay for as long as your sanity will permit.
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Post by: Natako on June 14, 2011, 01:19:27 AM
Anyone who uses Bunchie the Llama as a monster in a video game is a cool guy in my book, especially when the monster is named "Drama Llama".
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Post by: Archdeco on June 06, 2018, 05:09:58 AM
Aw, thanks guys.

Seven years later and I'm still tinkering away at it when the mood strikes. I guess it's my life's work?
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Post by: codeamur on June 06, 2018, 05:12:45 PM
Hey, Archdeco!

Now that is dedication.  When it is done, may I play it?
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Post by: Archdeco on June 06, 2018, 10:33:42 PM
I honestly don't know how much enjoyment someone would get out of it if they didn't get at least some of the inside humor.

I don't mean to imply that I've been working on it the entire seven years. Or that I've even gotten far since the time I started this thread. But something about it keeps me from abandoning it. It takes up a lot of space in my mind palace.

https://www.youtube.com/v/3D2Zo5CyXQs

So that's one city out of... sixish the game will have. This one's close to being the biggest one, but the main thing to take away is that every NPC is named, and based on a real person. They don't all have lines yet but that will involve a lot of research into old posts, as well as fleshing out some more of the "fanfiction based on a bunch of old forums" world building I've got going.
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Post by: codeamur on June 08, 2018, 03:30:49 PM
I really love the detail you put in this.  Also, even for someone does not get the inside humor, I do appreciate the references to other games that you have scattered inside this game.  The only thing that bothers me is the transitions used when entering the buildings.  I guess I am use to that one being used for battle though.  Other than that, I would love to give this game a try.
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Post by: Moosetroop11 on June 09, 2018, 05:05:25 PM
That's dedication to a forum. Are some of the people you reference still around to play it or is this purely for yourself at this point?
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Post by: Archdeco on June 10, 2018, 12:26:00 AM
The transitions are a holdout from waaaaay back, and you're right, I'll change them.

Still kicking! In a discord. Not to the level you're seeing in that video but I'll see maybe 30 people online from the old days in my channel on a good day?

Here's a story I don't mind telling; Steve Goodson, the Sax Gourmet? That's a real person. Semi-famous in the nawlins area as a saxophone entrepreneur and infamous for getting away with fraud. Switching out peoples' instruments for inferior ones and then selling the good ones, price gouging, that sort of thing. All came to a head in a big forum war in the far off year of 2000. Guy still operates but now at least there's info out on the web of his fraudulent activities.

One of the people that spearheaded the campaign against him was a guy named Dijaldi, the one with the turban behind the bar. He's not alive anymore, but there's room in this game for him to do something heroic, I would think.

I really appreciate this site. This whole time it's never left my bookmarks bar. Between the generators and the resource repository you've been downright necessary. You're the best source for 2k3 materials on the net short of downloading other peoples' games and stripping them for parts like a chop shop. Which I have also done.  :blush:

I don't suppose you guys have a discord?

https://www.youtube.com/v/einbT_iQIIE

The timestamps on these videos show just how slowly I work and how much I linger on seemingly small details.