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Re: Horn of Balance
« Reply #1520 on: April 04, 2022, 04:27:32 pm »
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Weekly progress report:
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v0.26.18 (27 maart 2022)
* Minor menu coding updates

v0.26.19 (30 maart 2022)
* Sprited some new hero/boss icons for the map menu

v0.26.20 (1 apr 2022)
* Spend the day spriting a hero archery animation

v0.26.21 (2 apr 2022)
* Further tweaked archery animation (and implemented ingame)
* Implemented earlier icons in the map menu
* Tweaked HUD sprites a little further
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« Reply #1521 on: April 11, 2022, 08:24:26 pm »
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And here's the weekly update. Mostly just finished implementing the archery animation. I also spend a lot of time trying to add in an in-game .gif recorder, thinking it would save me time in the long run. But it ended up clashing too much with my other systems for it to be worth it time wise. Oh well. Best to cut my losses now and get back to actual demo progress again.

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v0.26.22 (8 apr 2022)
* Further tweaked new archery animation

v0.26.23 (9-10 apr 2022)
* Now fully implemented the new archery animation
* Added custom arrows for hero and enemies
* Updated to the latest version of Gamemaker
* Spend a fair amount of time setting up an ingame GIF recorder function. Ended up scrapping it because it required a rethink of the custom draw setup (which wasn't worth the time)
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« Reply #1522 on: April 17, 2022, 10:09:48 pm »
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As for this weeks progress update: I don't have new visuals to share, but I did put out a new commission some days ago. so  things should pick up again next week. I AM working on a HUD rework, but that´s using quick and dirty placeholder sprite work, so I'm not confident enough to share that just yet.

A while back I said I would re-evaluate the project now that Micah left. Basically, combined with the overall pace of things, it is not feasible to get a demo out by the end of summer. I was working on the assumption that I would have 2 team members to help out by early Q2, but that did not happen. As a result I'm going to be aiming for a december demo, with a smaller scope. Things can still pick up rapidly with the right supporting members, but it seems prudent to plan more cautiously this time around. And by smaller scope, I mean I'll not be spending energy on kickstarter preparation anymore until the demo is out. And that I'll not be spending too much effort into promotion of this server and the game until then either. You can still expect the customary weekly progress reports. I've been posting those for so many years now that they've become like second nature by now 😆

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v0.26.24 (12 apr 2022)
* Further cleaned up coding behind Link's dynamic tunic coloring
* Made some more progress on the new HUD setup

v0.26.25 (15-16 apr 2022)
* Put out a new batch of sprite commissions
* Changed mp and hp HUD indicators. Placeholders graphics for now
* Magic usage no longer cut by 1/2 and 1/4th upgrades. Instead the magic values get increased.
*Magic 1/4th usage upgrade changed to 1/3th usage
* Removed sound overlap when cutting multiple grass patches at once
* Edited screen position of HUD counters
* HUD bomb/arrow/rupee counters now only shown after picking up when collecting more (or paying)

v0.26.26 (17 apr 2022)
* Minor changes made to new tileset
* Tweaked positioning HUD counters
* Got sick
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« Reply #1523 on: April 24, 2022, 08:43:02 pm »
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I've been taking it a little easy this week, due to life. But there was still decent progress: on the tiling front, with tweaks to last week's commission results and with the formation of the next batch of work.

I've included early versions of the item menu sprites that came in from, last week's commission, in case anyone wants to chip in with feedback on the style and so forth. I was looking for bright colorful images, limitating the artist in the amount of colors she could use, also. Given that, I am fairly happy with the results. Not sure I'll be able use all of them,  but most should make it into the game in one form or another.

Also this week I finally finished a tricky new idle animation of the main character doing his morning arms stretches. It's pretty frustrating to develop a movement not in the orginal or other example materials, but oh so delightfull if you finally get it to work. Slowly I'm getting more and more comfortable animating this little guy XD

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v0.26.27 (18 apr 2022)
* HUD rupee counter always visible in shops

v0.26.28 (22 apr 2022)
* Made progress on the hero idle animations
* Made progress on the menu item sprites

v0.26.29 (23 apr 2022)
* Worked on new tileset commissions

v0.26.30 (24 apr 2022)
* Removed atk button indicator from HUD
* Finished new tiling commission
* Tweaked results from menu item commission
* Made own progress on expanding tomb tileset
* Started work on extra hero idle animations
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Re: Horn of Balance
« Reply #1524 on: May 02, 2022, 10:42:58 am »
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Here the first gameplay screenshot from the new game to share. So what can we see?
I've changed the HUD quit a bit to make this game stand more on it's own. The health and magic bars are now represented via leafs, which I felt fit more with the main character. Also the items counters have been moved and only (briefly) show up when you collect items or when it's helpful for the room you are in; like with the key counter in dungeons.

As for tiling. You will notice that just the floors and walls are different so far. The first dungeon has close to 50 rooms so it's taking a lot of work doing just that much, but it's getting there. Eventually I will be redesigning the first dungeon to be more compact, but for now I want to save time getting to a demo and leaving the actual rooms as is. You will see me gradually phasing out more and more of the original tiles as things progress.

And as a final bit of good news: I finally found a skilled spriter that I like to work with. It's a big milestone and a huge relieve on my part.

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v0.26.31 (27 apr 2022)
* Made progress building the new tileset and implementing the ceilings in the demo dungeon

v0.26.32 (29 apr 2022)
* Tweaked and implemented new commission results
* Made more progress expanding and implementing new tilesets

v0.26.33 (30 apr 2022)
* Made progress implementing parts of the new tileset in dungeon 1

v0.26.34 (1 mei 2022)
* Made progress implementing parts of the new tileset in dungeon 1
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Re: Horn of Balance
« Reply #1525 on: May 05, 2022, 07:55:00 am »
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Maybe you should make a small difference between health and magic... like: Apples for Health and Leaves for Magic
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Re: Horn of Balance
« Reply #1526 on: May 06, 2022, 07:54:59 pm »
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Experimented with a few options but the simplest idea seemed to work best. How's this?
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Re: Horn of Balance
« Reply #1527 on: May 08, 2022, 08:23:42 pm »
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v0.26.35 (3 mei 2022)
* Made progress implementing parts of the new tileset in dungeon 1

v0.26.36 (4 mei 2022)
* Made progress expanding and implementing the new tileset in dungeon 1

v0.26.37 (6 mei 2022)
* Tweaked HUD
* Continued updating the dungeon 1 tiling

v0.26.38 (7 mei 2022)
* Tweaked HUD (hp now displayed with autumn leaf colors)
* Continued updating the dungeon 1 tiling

v0.26.39 (8 mei 2022)
* Continued expanding and implementing the dungeon 1 tileset
* Implement new visuals for cannonball opening bars
* Fixed visual oversight in the door display script
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Re: Horn of Balance
« Reply #1528 on: May 16, 2022, 06:16:08 pm »
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v0.26.40 (14-15 mei 2022)
* Put out new tiling commissions
* Put out first music trial commission
* Added diagonal walls to tileset
* Continued expanding and implementing the dungeon 1 tileset
* Implement new visuals for a few objects:
– small pushable statues
– Dungeon fairy statues (also added animation)
* Fixed broken push trigger
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« Reply #1529 on: May 22, 2022, 08:11:13 pm »
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v0.26.41 (18-20 mei 2022)
* Tweaked commissioned spritework
* Implemented new broken pedestals
* Fixed room layer depth issue due to inherentance
* Fixed some boss 1 sound effects from stacking
* Started implementing new visuals boss dungeon 1

v0.26.42 (21 mei 2022)
* Finished implemented new visuals boss dungeon 1
* Tweaked boss 1 AI to work better with the new visuals
* Redid parts of the setup behind enemy stone/frost/damage pallets

v0.26.43 (22 mei 2022)
* Tweaked and implemented more dungeon 1 wall decorations
* Tweaked and implemented new sprites for breakable wall
* Worked more on spritework
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Re: Horn of Balance
« Reply #1530 on: May 27, 2022, 06:33:21 pm »
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Hi Martijn,

I've just tested the demo in v.25.18.  I haven't been back on the thread for almost ten years, so many changes, it's great!
I made it to the end, to the room just before the final boss.

But it's impossible for me to continue. No matter how hard I pull the lever, the door doesn't open. However, the sound that indicates that it's opened is played.
I found a let's play on twitch but it seems it's another version as the closed door is replaced by a locked door.

Can you confirm that this is not a bug?

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Re: Horn of Balance
« Reply #1531 on: May 27, 2022, 06:38:17 pm »
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That's a bug. The door should open after pulling the lever. Sorry about that.
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« Reply #1532 on: May 27, 2022, 06:45:51 pm »
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Thank you for your answer.

Is there a possibility that there'll be a new version that fixes this bug, or have you definitely switched to Horn of Balance?
I have to say it's kind of frustrating  XD
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« Reply #1533 on: May 27, 2022, 06:48:58 pm »
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I'll see what I can do. I've switched development to a newer version of gamemaker though, so I might break other things in the process.
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« Reply #1534 on: May 27, 2022, 08:44:00 pm »
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The door can be properly opened in this version: https://www.mediafire.com/file/bk2y1hyd0tw6zpv/Zelda+0+25+13+(GM+update).zip/file

You can copy over your savefile into this game.
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« Reply #1535 on: May 27, 2022, 10:49:01 pm »
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Thanks a lot, it worked !

Meanwhile, I tried an old version (24.22) with my savefile, and it worked too.  ;)
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« Reply #1536 on: May 30, 2022, 06:38:52 pm »
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v0.26.44 (28 mei 2022)
* Further expanded spritework for dungeon 1
* Tweaked various dungeon 1 room designs

v0.26.45 (29 mei 2022)
* Further expanded dungeon 1 tileset sprites
* Tweaked boss sprites
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« Reply #1537 on: June 03, 2022, 06:25:23 am »
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I'll be on a mini-vacation after today, so there won't be any progress update for 1 to 2 weekends.

To make up for that 😁 :
I'm including the audio track that came back from the music job I described earlier. The assignment was to create a track fit for the boss fights, so I don't think it was successful. The audio quality and composition themselves aren't bad though so I might give the creator another chance with more directions. What do you guys think?

On a final note. The new animator I was looking at earlier didn't pan out, so that hunt still continues. Made some more additional small animations myself last week, so there is still a fallback plan if needed.
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« Reply #1538 on: June 12, 2022, 08:31:14 pm »
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So there's been lots of nice progress last week.
- I had planned to not work on this project much during my days off from work. Working basically two jobs can drain a person pretty badly. But this free time was just what I needed get energized again.
- I promised screenshots over on Discord, so you can find those attached. Let's see where we are at:
So the last batch of dungeon 1 tiles are now being worked on via commission. Work is also already started on some enemies (like the smaller cannonballs in the screenshot) and objects (like the destroyed wall in the other screenshot). I'm not showing latest stuff just yet, but know that there is more progress.
- Overall I'd say about 95% of all the dungeon 1 tilework is now done. Just the hardest parts left  XD. Objects are about 40% done. Enemies about 5%.
- Purchased the GML Live extension. Haven't had time to play around with it just yet, but it'll probably save 1 or 2 days (!) of development per year. This game is so large already that I have to wait between 10 and 30 minutes for the engine to compile whenever I want to test any type of edit or bugfix. That should now go down to mere seconds, if the code is already running and I've got things set up correctly. Wonderfull!!
- The latest music and spritework weren't ready for this update post just yet, but I've seen the work in progress and it looks and sounds good. For the boss music I gave some Hollow Knight examples so look forward to hearing that in a future post.

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v0.26.46 (5 juni 2022)
* Fixed encountered boss 1 bug
* Added masking for new wall pillars
* Finished adding new tiles for doorways and staircases
* Tweaked character collission masking slightly

v0.26.47 (7 juni 2022)
* Fixed (and tweaked) ledge jumping collisions in south direction
* Fixed character shadow turning invisible after diving
* Updated textengine:
   > Can now handle infinite lines of text
   > Made it simpler to add and edit textinput
* Removed enemy/boss death sound overlap

v0.26.48 (8 juni 2022)
* Implemented new warp tile sprites

v0.26.49 (9 juni 2022)
* Implemented replacement sprites for small cannonball enemy
* Improved animation of new warp tiles
* Cannonball spawn sounds no longer overlap
* Expanded dungeon 1 tileset some more
* Created custom sprites for flying tiles in dungeon 1
* Fixed overlapping flying tiles sounds
* Implemented new sprites for NPC at start of dungeon 1

v0.26.50 (10 juni 2022)
* Further expanded dungeon 1 tileset
* Adjusted dungeon 1 schadow layer for new tiling
* Implemented new flying tile sprites in more locations
* Replaced some more of the last tiles in dungeon 1
* Implemented replacement sprites for breakable floors in dungeon 1 (+expanded object draw functionality)
* Made minor visual tiling edits to dungeon 1

v0.26.51 (12 juni 2022)
* Made a bunch of edits on incoming dungeon 1 tiles and sprites. As well as creating some own new sprites.
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« Reply #1539 on: June 20, 2022, 11:07:15 am »
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v0.26.52 (13 juni 2022)
* Tweaked some more object spritework
* Implemented new sprites for conditional doors in dungeon1

v0.26.53 (14 juni 2022)
* Updated map menu sprite for collected secrets

v0.26.54 (15 juni 2022)
* Implemented new sprites for locked doors in dungeon 1

v0.26.55 (18 juni 2022)
* Edited and implemented one of the last sets of dungeon 1 tiles and objects
* Improved some small masking issues

v0.26.56 (19 juni 2022)
* Updated sprites of wall candles
* Updated tiles for smaller dungeon walls
* Finally managed to animate fire believably. Yes!
* Replaced spritework for a few more objects
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