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  1. Made some progress in the actual level, as well as added some details here and there (tiles with plants and stuff in teh grass)

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    It

    Takes

    Forever

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    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I know the feeling...

  2. Added Discord Rich Presence 👍

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    For now, as can be seen, it displays current location, level and HP.
    I may add more details in the future, as there's still some room for more features, like changing the game icon during game and such. 👀

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      One thing I like that I have seen in some games is that running out of air basically forces the player into surfacing. Like they are free to dive down and fall into the water but as soon as they run out of air they start floating back up and can no longer move downward at all. Only problem is that there are situations where it's possible to get stuck if you aren't careful with the level design that way.

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      GTA Meme: "AH SHIT HERE WE GO AGAIN" lmfao

    4. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      @Kayzee Oof that would often lead to getting stuck here indeed, kek. Well, any 'roof' would end up making it look funny, because you could stay underwater forever if you'd like to, which makes it even worse.

       

      It's a rather simple, oldschool metroidvania, so simple approaches are fine I guess. I'm only wondering if running out of breath should instantly end the game or if I should keep the traditional way, that also goes though life (like in tomb raiders lmao). An option I consider is to end the game instantly and turn the sprite blue, like in the wasted image above. Yeah, it doesn't really make sense, but again, it's a retro game that also takes place in a cartoony universe, so a somewhat comedic touch would be welcomed, rather than making anything visibly suffer. :P

       

      Welp, this is something I can change at any point, so I'll see how it goes and make changes in the future if I'll feel the need for that.

       

      @PhoenixSoul Look behind you!

       

      *spray noises*

       

      Oh nevermind, it was just a bird. 👀

       

      latest?cb=20130503102942

  3. Me rn:

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    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      No worries @Kayzee , I just posted a totally random meme I found online, don't mind that. 👀 This was just a prank! 👀

    3. Kayzee
    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      It's definitely a funny one, lolz

  4. That's pretty awesome kek

     

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    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      @PhoenixSoul It's Yamaha ERG 121c. 

       

      Of course it's not accurate, but when I think about songs I didn't like, then it definitely would be a majority of the entire music. 👀 I don't like hip hop, because most of the time it's just ranting with some background repetitive melody. For the same reason I dislike (most of) dubstep, r'n'b and stuff like this. For parties, games - okay, but for casual listening, meh. When it comes to music, I really like it when these are catchy, when there's actual progress and melody in the song, rather than cheap wub wub everyone can easily come up with in some music making soft.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Well you know what they say: 80% of statistics are made up. :P

       

      I don't think the point was ever an actual accurate measure though, just a number that feels about right to make a general statement about quality vs quantity. That said, I do think it tends to end up being a good estimate when taken as a whole. Yeah, you may like some genres way more then others, but when looking at music or even all media as a whole I think most people can agree that 90% being crap is at least somewhat on the mark. Also, there is a sizable chunk of media that most people will agree is actually objectively poorly made. I mean, even if you are into r'n'b stuff, You probobly will agree that IceJJFish isn't the best singer. Though if that makes his songs 'bad' or 'fucking hilarious' (or both) is up to you. :3

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I still have a fondness for groups like the Beastie Boys (RIP Adam Yauch/MCA), and Rage Against The Machine.

       

      @Rikifive I thought for a second that you were gonna show me a picture of a Fender Stratocaster, lolz

      Anyway, this song here, is an example of a good song I really like that is genre-fluid...
       

      Spoiler

       

       

  5. This noice, me liek, one of my favorites from the album. 👀

     

  6. It's been a while since I toyed with music. That sudden motivation though, heh.

     

  7. Making progress! XDlaR1K.png

     

     

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      lolz
      I remember the old 'rotten tomatoes' joke xD

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Just keep the apple gems away from Jappleack, she would probobly try to eat them and ruin her teeth. XD

    4. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Yeah... 0CHh6vQ.png

  8. Looks like the forums have some troubles, please stay patient. 😓

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      I ran across some kind of odd error earlier, but a refresh and it was gone, like some kind of blip, some loading error possibly on my end. That's about all I noticed.

    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      There were errors when trying to view topics and it was like this for quite a while. It was fixed yesterday, so it should be good now.

  9. I did something to help myself. dfEG13d.png

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    I suk so bad, that I even need to cheat in my own games. 0CHh6vQ.png

    jk, jk, that stuff is just handy, because I can adjust stats / test things on the fly, without having to change the code all over the place and keep restarting the game, you know how it goes.

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, I admit I have done stuff like that too. I used to have this wacky system back when I did romhacking and ASM... Er... but that's a long long story. I started typing it actually but after paragraph after paragraph of just explaining the context of everything... Well... Maybe I will finish it later and make it a blog post or something, but every so often I have a rare moment of clarity and actually realize I am blabbing too much. :P

    3. Shiggy

      Shiggy

      I can imagine how it would not fit in this thread.
      But you got me interested, so I hope you will write that blogpost.
      Sorry Riki for hijacking your status update.

    4. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Game Maker uses its own language called GML (Game Maker Language). It is quite similar to JS.

      To be honest I have no idea, as I haven't really tried pushing it that hard. I kinda doubt that is doable though and even if, it would require more hassle than necessary I think. It could be useful, but not as handy as I'd like.

       

      No worries, that's absolutely fine.

  10. Looks like the forums have encountered a problem. Please be patient. 😓

    1. RagingHobo

      RagingHobo

      Should be all set!

    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      The one topic I had encountered an issue with, is working fine now.

  11. Better late than never? 😅

    Happy birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! 🎉 😀

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, Thank you very much! <3

  12. Happy birthday! 😁 🎉 🎁

     

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Looks like another birthday is coming up too. <3

    3. Rikifive
    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe, on the 20th. :3

  13. I'm extremely late with this, but happy birthday! 😁

    I hope it was a great day for you.

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      It was just another day, honestly.

       

      But the sentiment is appreciated, merci beaucoup.

       

  14. Updates should make things better, right? 🤔

     

    GIGABYTE apparently decided to go the other way. AORUS ENGINE (GPU driver of some sort) was working really nice, but then.. There was that Awesome™ update that split its functionality into two pieces of software ~ introducing RGB Fusion for LED management. Of course, I didn't like that right from the beginning ~ I so dislike having to install more software, than necessary. 😓

     

    Anyway, that aside, holy balls! Not only it has less options, but it also is almost like a virus of some sort. That Amazing!™ software seem to open command prompt (?) once in a while ~ like once per hour or two. It literally appears for just few milliseconds, so it's hard to tell what it exactly is. The problem is, that this ultra-quick pop-up steals the focus of the window, so if you're working on something, there is that chance, that it will randomly interrupt you for these few milliseconds. And the worst thing is, that if you're playing a game on fullscreen mode, it successfully minimizes the game and throws you to desktop. 

     

    At first I was kinda scared, that something is not right with my system in general, but thankfully this is the only software I have installed lately and also thankfully it started doing this immediately, so I knew it had something to do with it, which saved me some hassle. I disabled that software and everything is back to normal. I hope they'll fix this as soon as possible.

     

    Seems like everyone loves that new Fantastic™ feature. 😂
    https://www.reddit.com/r/gigabyte/comments/akfrln/rgb_fusion_process_check_killexe_stealing_focus/

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    2. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Well, can you downgrade it? Or is that gone once the update is installed?

      If the latter is true, then that's BS.

    3. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Downgrading not I'm afraid, but I suppose I could look around for outdated versions online and throw a fresh install.

      Eh, it's just for some LED control on the GPU, so it's not worth the hassle. Seems to work without it anyway, the soft is for changing the colors, but the effect stays without having it active. I suppose these command prompts were to update configuration related to the GPU in BIOS or something. No idea though.

       

      Either way, I disabled "start with system" thingie in the soft and it doesn't bother me anymore. If I'd like to change the color, I could run the soft, perform changes, then terminate the process in the task manager and voila.

       

      I'll wait for the storm to go away.

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Quote

      ...I'll wait for the storm to go away...

       

      Looking forward to warmer weather myself...

  15. My brother got a job not so long ago and the first thing he aims for is a new PC, because his current one is 'meh'. :P

    That would require waiting months though, so I asked him if he'd like me to buy one for him, to which he agreed. I just ordered his PC right now; he'll eventually give me bits back at some point in the future.

    With that being said... I assume gaming together will get more intense. 🎉

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    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      It has to! :D Thank you! :) 

    3. Takeo212

      Takeo212

      Ah, hope it works out well for you both Riki.

      A gaming PC is on my wishlist, but we're saving up to buy a house so I'll have to live my gaming life through your brother now~

    4. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      It will, thank you, Takeo. :) 

      Oh buying a house yeah- it is way more challenging than it should be. I'd love to have a house with a nice peaceful garden, but I'd have to win in a lottery first. :P Well, I hope everything goes well for you, good luck! :) 

  16. Ouh I feel terrible today, I hope the worst is over. I'll better go to bed now. :P 

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hold on! Let me help!

      *goes behind a screen and changes her outfit*

      Hehe... Call me...
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      Nurse Kayzee! Let me help nurse you back to health! :3

      (Hehe, you reminded me of this edit I saw.)

    3. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      It turned out, that the worst was before me. :P Oh yesterday's morning was one of the worst ones I had in my life. A fever would be much better, if I could choose. :D Either way, everything is back to normal and now I feel great, especially because it's weekend! :D 

       

      Nurse Kayzee? What a cute edit. 💖 I want to get sick, so that she comes to mah

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I am glad you are felling better! And you know I would give you a special visit anytime hun.

  17. Yesterday 12 hours at work; today 13... Didn't have time for anything, heh. 

    I hope tomorrow will be a better day. 😅

     

  18. MOAR PROGRESS! :yay:

    BOOM BOOM BOOOOM! :love: 

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    Moar in this gifv: https://i.imgur.com/pmn8cKS.gifv

    1. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Is that cave story's bouncy stars for experience I see? :3

       

      Makes me almost wanna restart my 'Jiggles the Catgirl' project... It was a super mario world romhack originally, but I kinda want to restart it as a stand alone thing someday. The world needs more platformers staring cute catgirls!

       

      I haven't done anything related to Jiggles in a while, though in my game of Disgaea 5 I have a nekomata named Jiggles as my strongest unit. My first one I got up to level 9999 too! My second strongest is unsurprisingly a fairy named Kayzee. For some reason I am very tsundere in that game. I could switch to the more playful personality, but well, it's cute. :3 Also... I did go through a kinda tsundere phase at one point. Well more like a 'humans are dumb and worthless' phase. That attitude is sadly quite common among us. A little embarrassing, but I am over that. I am rather fond of humans now! Though to be fair they still can be pretty dumb sometimes... Even most humans will agree with that!

       

      And... I am rambling again...

  19.  

    YAY PROGRESS!

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    pew pew pew! Shiny, bouncy stars! All you need! :D 

     

    ALL DETAILS HERE

     

    1. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Save some for Mario, lolz

    2. Chaosian

      Chaosian

      Looks pretty legit mate.

      Why you working in RPG Maker..?

    3. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Thanks;

      Actually it's not RPG Maker anymore.

       

      I admit I initially started working on that kind of game in Ace. That's the progress I had:

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      (This is RPG Maker VX Ace)

       

      I was working on that Eric game in Ace only because there was that RM indie contest (so it had to be made in RM). Sadly, my PC died in the middle, so I eventually failed, because when I bought a new one, it was too late.

       

      So at that point I decided to give up on that project and create something else. This time I wasn't bound to RM, so I started working somewhere else on this, with more proper software/engine to these needs.

       

      Now I'm working with Game Maker Studio and I don't think I'll come back to RM. One of the main reasons being performance, as Ace doesn't handle things nicely. To be honest I never used RM properly; never made any ACTUAL RPG's with it, heh.

  20. Perfect collisions. :giggle:

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      @Takeo212 Not 'aforable'? You know, to go with ducking. :3

       

      @Rikifive Mostly reminds me of an old dos game called 'Hocus Pocus' though, if for no other reason then I think that game had a lot of purple. :3

    3. Takeo212

      Takeo212

      The level itself reminded me of the original Sonic's level "Marble Zone". Minus the annoying lava and more magical beam shooting.

      Now all we need is super anxiety driven drowning music and then we're good.

       

      Also just noticed. Near the end of the GIF, one of the stuck flies just "blasts off" into the sky, never to see seen again xD

    4. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Had to google that, as never played Sonic games--- now I see what you mean. :lol: And now I get why everybody mentions Sonic all over the place. :lol: 

      I think Super Anxiety Driven Drowning Music™ won't suit the game, but I may come up with some slight alarm sounds of some sort. ...As well as making the whole HUD go crazy "YOU'RE DROWNING!!!!!!!". :P 

       

      This is my very own system of handling "escape" command for enemies. :giggle:

  21. Haha, found a bug. :P 

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    It is related to collision box, because it is different when you're crouching-- so I can imagine how Twi ends up in a wall when standing up while holding the key for opposite direction.

    I think it can be fixed by just changing the order of code- first changing collision box, then movement, not the other way around (didn't think of it before). Gotta do that later. Either way, it's a pretty interesting result. I'm wondering if the game would freeze in an endless loop if there wouldn't be any wall on the other side. :P 

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    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Heh, I see. In my game it constantly checks if the player is touching the water.

       

      But that's a glitch that is going to be fixed of course! ;P

    3. Darkanine

      Darkanine

      Can't believe how good the project is turning out. Congrats, Riki!

      Kind of makes me sad my old MLP fan game never took off, but I'm planning on reviving it soon.

    4. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Oh, why, thank you!

      You made me curious- what it was about?

  22. MOAR PROGRESS!
    - She can move to another map now! WOAH!
    - She can sink! YAY!
    - Finally finished programming that HUD- for the most part at least

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    2. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      I still say it only counts as a HUD in a first person viewpoint, and otherwise it should be called a gui or a widget or something. Hehe, I kinda like how Ultima 7 called them 'gumps' actually, though I am not exactly sure what that stands for really, if it stands for anything.

    3. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Hmm I can see what you mean, but well. :P

      Actually 'unofficially' I call these things on my own way, but the word is so silly and doesn't make sense, so I keep that for myself. :lol: That started way back when I was a kid- I and my siblings --- we were naming things weirdly and it stayed like this even to this day. :P 

    4. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      And 'widget' or 'gump' is any less silly? Might as well call it a potatobattery.

  23. Oooh my mind was blown many times due to all the maths, but finally... It works!

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    Looked simple, but it was really tricky, heh. :P 

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    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      To be honest can't tell. That software is optimized for that kind of stuff, so it's relatively normal.

      I'm gonna make tests and draw 100 of these texts at once and see if there are noticeable performance drops. If not, try drawing 1000. >:D

       

      Ace however, could freak out, but it would do that on any PC. :P 

       

      EDIT

      Well it seems, that this page:

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      makes CPU work harder than that page

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      while drawing, displaying- all that stuff altogether.

       

       

      So I guess it's fine.

    3. Tarq

      Tarq

      Your screens are always so pretty!

      They're worth getting a new pc for :3

    4. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Aww thank you! Happy to hear that! x3

  24. So I've made this...
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    I took me way longer than I expected, because... I'm 99% sure, that I'm making things necessarily more complicated than they should... :love:

    I mean, I could manually program how they should move- set the delays/speed based on their distance from the center, thus have full control on every pixel on their way, as simple as that, but no... I wanted to make it automatic and fit it into one line of code*... :muffins: To do that, I had to come up with a formula, that raises towards the center and goes near 0 on the edges. ...And guess what... As soon as I started thinking of a possible formula, quadratic functions were the thing that came to my mind. :P

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    >>> Putting into game...
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    * - the one line of code mentioned before refers to the part highlighted in blue. The manual way I've mentioned would require multiple lines of code with another if statements and such.

    Hah, I think it's actually the very first time in my entire life, where I had some use of the quadratic functions besides school. :lol: 
    I kept asking teachers why do I need all of that stuff in my life - never got a satisfying answer.. But it seems, that I'm slowly figuring that out by myself. :fluttershy:

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    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      @Kayzee Hah, yeah, I knew somebody will point that out sooner or later. I was considering using sine waves, but welp, quadratic functions came first to my mind, so it ended with these.

       

      However, I actually have looked into sines soon after and and everything works by now.

      I even wasted some time and programmed a SINE SIMULATOR 2018 for.... yeah.. no reason... :ph34r:

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      Either way, that pretty long code along with complex-looking formula was replaced by just that one line:

      icon[i].y = 38 + 6 * sin(icon[i].timer);

      ,where 38 is the zero point; 6 is amplitude and the timer basically being the speed.

       

      Much simpler to come up with, much neater and much easier to adjust indeed.

    3. Kayzee

      Kayzee

      Hehe I always thought knowing your trigonometry is a pretty good sine. :P Ooops didn't mean to go off on a tangent there. <3

    4. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      That looks really cool.

  25. People are testing fireworks already and my dog is scared to death. Can't they wait for the right time...? What's the point of testing if they'll be launching them on new year anyway? =/

    1. Tarq

      Tarq

      I don't really get the appeal of fireworks; "Oh look some colours. And it did a noise! That's clever isn't it?"

    2. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Personally I like fireworks, but my dog has a different vision on that. :( 

    3. PhoenixSoul

      PhoenixSoul

      Oscar, on the other hand, is mostly indifferent. If they get to the point of loud repetitiveness, he'll start barking.

      Same with firearms (well, the shotguns and rifles anyway).

       

      I love bottle rockets personally...

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