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  1. Also, I forgot to say before but it may be worth mentioning to anyone who is a fan of Super Metroid and Zelda: Link to the Past. I found out today that someone made a hack/randomizer that sorta stitches both games together into one game.

     

    Seriously, the time and dedication needed to pull that off... Even if it was kind of a lucky break that the two roms apparently use different chunks of addresses for most of their code. Trust me, I used to be huge into SNES game modification back in the day. Knew ASM well enough that if I took the time and effort, I might have even been able to pull the stitching the games together trick myself. That's not a dismissive statement btw. That's just informing everyone that when I say it needed some serious time and dedication I know what I am talking about.

     

    Heres the thing. ASM knowledge is only the basic starting point. You also need to know the game's code inside and out. I am not even sure if Super Metroid or LttP have the kind of insane documentation that Super Mario World (the game I am most familiar with) has. Super Mario World has basically been investigated and dissembled to the point that you can reprogram the whole game with nothing but controller inputs. LttP and Super Metroid though? Well I know there have been people picking away at them for a while at least, but even if the games are known inside and out to that level, to actually do something like this is still crazy impressive.

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I haven't played Super Metroid in a long time, and it's been a bit since my last play of LttP.

      But it does bring to curiosity how one would even be able to play the game once stitched together like that...

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Well even if it's still really impressive, don't get the wrong idea that it's more involved then it is. It dosn't change the games that much, it more just switches what game you are playing when you go to some locations and saves player data between them. The two games mostly don't effect one another. You don't get to use any Zelda items when playing Metroid or any Metroid items while playing Zelda or anything like that. Not even heart containers/energy tanks. There are only two major ways the games interact:

       

      1. It's a randomizer and the randomizer shuffles item locations around between both games. So while Metroid items are only useful in Metroid and Zelda items are only useful in Zelda, ether game's items can show up in the other game.
      2. The paths used to switch between games are fixed in such a way that depending on the items you get sometimes the best way to go to a location is to go through the other game.

       

      I still found it fun to watch a few playthroughs of it. You have to really know both games really well and be able to make that much progress. Super Metroid is far far easier to deal with if you know all the tricks, but if you are missing important Zelda items you still need to look in Super Metroid for them. It's interesting because it tests your knowledge and skill of both games at once.

       

      I do kind of wonder if future versions will offer the option to combing some similar items form both games. Like those energy tanks and heart containers, or maybe the Hockshot and Grapple Beam, Maybe even have Metroid missile upgrades effect the max arrows you have in Zelda, or Metroid power bomb upgrades effecting the max bombs you can carry in Zelda. But I kinda like it as it is now too. :3

       

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Got any links?

       

  2. Holy crap... OpenMPT now has native FM Synth support! I have been using a vsti plugin for it or recording it to samples. It's amazing. I knew old s3m modules supported adlib stuff, but I never expected OpenMPT to support them! And they can use instrument envelopes too? And proper panning? Super neato! I can't wait to play with it!

     

    Edit: Awww, you can only do hard panning with it. I guess I could make two channels but I am disappointed. I like to use the pitch/pan separation feature, which lets different notes automatically pan based on the note, kinda like you would hear on a piano. Maybe I could get it to work with macros...

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Can't wait to hear your next bean drop.

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, 'bean drop' eh? Based on context I am guessing you mean me showing off more music but I never heard that term before.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      It's a term used mainly by a niche group of musicians that play bean jam style music.

       

      I know very little other than it's not popular outside the culture.

       

      But yeah, that's what I meant was your music.

  3. Lately I have got back into messing round with ZDoom. I used to be into it quite a bit back in the day... It's pretty nostalgic to play with it again. I got distracted reading though all my old posts in the ZDoom forum today. I wonder if I should try and get my account back there? Eh, it's been ages and I don't really have much to say there. Also, found out Randy Heit totally was a girl after all! I knew it! I remember specifically how I made a post somewhere playfully chastising people for assuming Randy's gender... to which Randy replied with only a simple knowing 'heh'.

     

    ...Anyway I have not given up on my RPG Maker game or anything, but I do kinda want to make a Doom mod again... Or a Heretic or Hexen mod more likely, I have always been a bit more fond of Raven's fantasy shooters then I have Doom. And Strife is pretty cool too!

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Funny, I thought you were doing the doom2 opening level. :3

       

      (I was trying do do this one btw, it was even remade in a later game... with an Egyptian feel!)

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I actually don't know DOOM 2 music at all, lolz

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, this is the Doom 2 opening level theme. I guess it's more like:

       

      Da-da da-da da-da-da-da da dun

      Da-da da-da da-da-da-da da dun

       

      :3

  4. I thought of the punny name 'Nekonomicon' a few minutes ago. I knew I couldn't be the first one, it's way too easy. Google proved me right! Oh well, it still sounds like a magic book I would want to get my hands on. Imagine a spell book all about cats and catgirls! It sounds so much fun~!

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Sounds like someone has been in the midst of some heavy...

      Spoiler

      mental masturbation...

       

      lol

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Only mental? :3

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      That's usually where it begins...lolz

  5. You know, I am curious. What kind of magic does a vis mage do anyway?

    1. Vis_Mage

      Vis_Mage

      Vis is an element in my game, or in a way, it's kinda all the elements in my game. It's pretty much a pure state of mana, before it has gained an elemental affinity. As such, someone who can control Vis can essentially control all the other elements at the same time, like some sort of Rainbow Mage 😎. A fireball here, some ice spikes there, a typhoon over yonder, all that fun stuff. A jack of all trades, master of none. 🙃

       

      Thanks for asking! :) 

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Oh! The word 'Vis' is kinda the same as the word 'Vim'! I thought there might have been something familiar about it...Though at first all I could think of was the old tool for visual culling for Quake levels. :3

  6. Is that an inkling I see? Cuuuute! *snuggles*

    1. TobiObito4ever

      TobiObito4ever

      Yup. A friend of mine linked an Inkling avatar maker in a chat I lurk at. Several of my friends, my girlfriend included, got in on the fun. :D

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe... You know, that avatar looks a bit like an inkling version of Isabelle from Animal Crossing. :3

  7. I found myself kinda binging on Goriliaz videos lately. It's funny, I remember when the band started, but I never payed much attention to them in between then and now.

     

    A lot has changed since then. 2-D looks like he may have actually been happy for a bit there, Russel is no longer possessed, Murdoc is in jail and was replaced by Ace from The Powerpuff Girls of all people for a bit (guess greenies make the best bass players), and Noodle... Uh... Wow. She definitely is not 10 years old anymore, I can tell you that.

     

    ...Now I feel old.

     

     

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Yeah, I might do that after a break.

      It is a great idea though.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      It won't necessarily gave you what you want all the time, but you will get something!

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I think I will progress a lot more in Pokémon Crystal Clear first.

  8. Fufufu... I made a 'trickery' detector in my game to detect if anyone has been messing with time and space the save files. I still let the player load the game, but I let them know I am watching them. I keep track of how many times it detected trickery too. :3

  9. It's Turkey Day! I stuffed my face a while ago. :9

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Why not? Seems to me having a good big meal can only help. Unless you throw it all up I guess.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      It relates more to having the feeling of being overburdened by food combining with depression, etcetera.

      It's not a good thing, especially when you're under all that and get unnecessary stress on top of it.

      You're lucky you live alone. I guess you have that to be thankful for.

       

      Yeah, I'm actually quite bitter about this, especially since a lot of garbage is really just...

       

      Shutting up. I can't even stand to think about it.

       

      Enjoy yourself; forget about me. I'm just a burden.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      *cuddles* Nope! Not gonna forget about you. Nu-uh. I won't let you go that easy!

  10. Tee-hee, I just finished a cut scene in my game which introduces a particular trio of fairies.

     

    You might remember me talking about them before. They are three special unique enemies that randomly show up sometimes and harass the player, mostly by stealing stuff and teleporting away.

     

    Anyway I realized that I never really came up with names for them and when thinking about it I became tempted to name them Sophia, Emma, and Madison, though I doubt anyone will ever get the reference. That and the personalities don't really match. As annoying as they may be they are still fun-loving fairies and not sociopathic high school bullies. Huh? What's the difference you ask? Fairies have style. ;)

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, no, it's a reference to Worm.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I definitely bookmarked it.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      You might like it, it has a character named 'Amy' in it that kinda reminds me of you, mostly because life isn't really all that kind to her. But in that setting life isn't very kind to most people.

  11. Wait wait wait... The French Normans, the people I always blame for messing up the English language by dumping a whole bunch of French words into it, are at least partly actually decedents of Vikings who settled in France?!?!? But... What... I...  ...  I... I... think I need to lay down and have a good think about this...

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      And Latin is based in an ancient language that once feared speaking in religious tongues because the people knew that the stories were and still are phonier than three dollar bills (actually all fiat currency).

       

      I don't recall the name of the language off the top of my head, though.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      History is interesting like that. :3

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      True, so true, but it's memory that's fickle...

  12. Yay, it's time for Samhain! Tonight the borders between worlds are weak and us fairies can go out and have fun! Hehe, so if you see a fairy or other strange creature tonight it might not be a costume! :3

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Still not answering the door; rowdy ruffian teenagers are running around and playing pranks like Ding-Dong-Ditch. 

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Yeah, us fairies are likely to prank you too. But at least fairy pranks are usually more creative then that!

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Oh, I know you'd try something far more elaborate.

      What that is, I wouldn't know, but probably far better than trying to chase these assholes down for a beating.

  13. I went to the Iron Kettle Farm today! Every year around this time the farm has a neat little pumpkin-themed thing. I didn't end up staying long or doing much this year cause it was cold, but I got some pumpkin pie at least! :9

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Neat. Sounds like a fun little place to visit, especially if they have oddities for sale and/or perusal.

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      It's mostly displays they set up with pumpkin-headed scarecrow people and some other attractions. They do have a fair amount of stuff for sale too though.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I've always wanted one of those weird hourglasses that the sand goes from the bottom to the top instead of the traditional way. I saw one once in an oddities shop, but I didn't get it...

  14. Hmmm... I think my little lunisolar calendar project is coming along nicely. I had to totally revamp it though. It's still probably not that accurate but... honestly, what calendar really is?

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, thanks. Still not sure what I want to use this all for, if anything, but I like the idea. :3

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I like that it prints to the console, though it would be neat to see it appear on the menu screen or something of the like.

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, well all I have done for now is come up with the basic calculations. I will need to refine it more if I want to do anything more useful.

  15. I just made my own encyclopedia script, cause I wasn't happy with the one I was fiddling with. I called it 'Pedia! :3 Yes including the ! at the end and the ' at the start. It's cute, don't judge me!

     

    Er anyway,  it requires some other scripts, so I am not sure if I will release it on it's own. Aaaand it's not nearly done yet anyway. Still I am happy with cute widdle 'Pedia! ... Maybe I should make it a character in my game, like a talking book or a literal exposition fairy that follows you around. :P

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      True, though I've yet to see the ramifications for all the cheating garbage I've been through.
      Anyway, how's that lunar calendar coming along?

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Haven't really been working on it. Been doing other stuff instead.

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Well, I do want to see how both this and your lunar calendar turn out.
      Keep on rockin' it, love.

  16. Phew, I just spend waaaay to much time playing around with seeing if I could calculate dates for a lunisolar calendar system... something like this one.

     

     

    #A known full moon neer a winter solstice to count from.
    moontime = Time.gm(1969,"dec",23,17,36,0) 
    
    nowtime = Time.now
    
    diftime = nowtime-moontime
    
    #Numbers are based on the Metonic cycle: 6940 days being aprox. 19 solar years and 235 lunar months.
    puts days = (diftime / 86400.0)
    puts mooncycleday = days % 6940
    puts mooncyclemonth = (days / 29.530587981) % 235
    puts mooncycleyear = mooncycleday % 19
    
    #Count out the months since the start of the cycle
    #7 out of 19 years have a 13th month.
    moonmonth = mooncyclemonth.floor
    for i in 0..(mooncycleyear.floor + 1)
      my = [2, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16, 18].include?(i) ? 13 : 12
      moonmonth -= my if moonmonth > my
    end
    puts moonmonth
    
    #Count out the days since the start of the cycle
    #Alternates between 29 and 30 day months (a real lunar month is about 29.530587981 days)
    moonday = mooncycleday.floor
    for i in 0..(mooncyclemonth.floor + 1)
      dm = i.even? ? 29 : 30
      moonday -= dm if moonday > dm
    end
    puts moonday

    Am I doing it right?

     

     

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I have no idea, but it certainly looks fascinating.

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I am pretty sure I am doing it wrong, cause sometimes I get bad results. I think I will have to count by day.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Well, if you do manage to get it working, I'd love to see it.

       

  17. I spend too much time playing around with funky graphical effects sometimes. Take a look at my titlescreen:

     

    titleshot.png.585a1a77630de3f449b47d41a039a41a.png

     

    May not look like much still, but I have a lot of neat animations like flames moving behind the runes and the silver bits glowing slightly, all of it done using some clever masking tricks with viewports. It probably took too much time and effort to do what I wanted, but it looks pretty neat!

     

    I made all the graphics I used here in gimp and inkscape btw. :3 I may not be able to draw that well, but I can do logos, textures, and graphical effects pretty okay I think, and I can do vector art sorta well. Just don't expect me to draw anything humanoid. :P

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      It is really neat though.

      Even neater if you made the selections look custom made.

  18. I added a Composite Character script to my game today! It was always something I was thinking of doing, but it's kind of a pain to format the images right. But I plan on doing all sorts of fun things with it, like transformations and whatnot.

     

    Only downside is now I can't tease male players for forcing them to be a girl anymore. Well... I still could force them if I reaaaallly wanted to. You know the sickos all secretly want to be transformed into cute girls anyway. :P

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      If only there was a way to make VX Ace style face graphics without necessarily having to be good at shading and such...

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Yeah, I guess a lot of the generator parts aren't the best, but I make do with them.

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I've always found that they clash with the RTP face graphics.

      That said, they're good on their own.

  19. *sees the new avatar, has a squee overload from the cuteness*

    1. SunchildStudios

      SunchildStudios

      *squees with you* Thank you cute little fairy! O(≧∇≦)O

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I can't... You are too cute! *tries to steal you away to fairyland*

  20. I have been obsessively playing a sort of monster breeding/tactical RPG thing with monster girls (and monster guys who look like girls, and monsters who are both guys and girls at the same time, but that's all the better if you ask me). It's pretty fun! Not for everyone though, cause well... It has lots a lot of breeding even outside of actual procreation if you know what I mean. *wiggles eyebrows* So much wonderful breeding... *drools a bit*

     

    ...But no seriously, it has a pretty interesting and fun battle system, though I have no idea how the hell you are meant to complete half the quests the annoying king gives you in time. But I play in freeplay mode so I can mostly ignore them anyway.

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Sounds like fun.

      Is it a PC game, or...?

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      It's a PC game yeah, it's free too! I will pm you about it if you want to know more...

  21. *Randomly pets a pony.* :3

    1. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      *smiles like in the profile picture*

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      *cuddles tight*

  22. Tee-hee... I added some special fairy friends who rarely show up in dungeons and hassle the player. Hehe, you know those annoying enemies in roguelikes that steal your stuff and teleport away? Yeah, like they act like that. Even have it play their own chase music when they spot you. X3

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Damn, that sounds like fun... 

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Added some other new normal enemies too the other day, like Selkie (basically a mermaid), Kelpie (water horse), and Banshee (don't think I need to describe what that is, but it's a female ghost that likes to scream at you). I am thinking of adding Pooka (shapeshifting bunny things) maybe Cat Sith (KITTY!), or some others. There are allll sorts of interesting beings in fairyland. :3

  23. Oh dear my new lappy does not handle some of the lighting effects I am using very well... not sure why exactly since other ones work perfectly fine. Maybe it's the size of the images?

     

    Edit: Nope, it wasn't the laptop at all, it was me making a dumb mistake. Tee-hee... Sorry lappy for blaming you!

  24. I got a new lappy toppy! Donno if it is as good but it seems nice. Now I gotta reinstall everything... and get used to having a working s key again.

    1. Cookie Ninja

      Cookie Ninja

      Getting a new computer is a lot like moving to another city. You feel lost and alienated until you finally settle in.:ph34r:

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Or it feels new and exciting, you know, same difference.

    3. Cookie Ninja

      Cookie Ninja

      xD, Maybe I just get to attached to my machines...>_>

  25. I was working on a boss for my game thing today. Tee-hee, I added a secret trick to the fight too.

     

    I think most of the bosses will end up sorta semi-puzzley in my game. Also tempted to try and do a kinda 'turn based bullet hell' thing... no not like Undertale. I mean like turnbased dodging. It actually isn't quite as crazy as it sounds, I just mean making projectiles move in turn like everything else or find another way to telegraph attacks. I just wonder how interesting I can make fights that way.

     

    And speaking of Undertale, I am mostly fiddling with a boss cause I came up with a boss tune the other day. Thee boss tune I came up with I called 'TransylMania'.

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      One idea I had for a boss was having the boss be unfairly overkill weak to one specific type of attack, and be just as unfairly overkill resistant to everything else. 

       

      Of course, I never quite figured out how to do that; here's to hoping that at some point (Divines granting), I am able to figure it out. 

       

      Right now, I'm completely bored beyond tolerance... 

    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hang in there, okay?

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