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Who wants to make a new game? :D

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  • delphinusdelphinus Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    13tongimp wrote: »
    I can't wait for this...I wrote a play (yeah, yeah, yeah...I know...sad) based on Adventure back in about '79 or '80. Damn, I was such a geek even way back then. I could solve the easy version of this game blindfolded. I could also beat Superman, ET, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Those games were so damn abstract.

    You're gonna love this game.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I wish I could have contributed voice over work to this project.
    Oh well, I've been following it for so long I have to play it.

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    Voice actor for hire. My time is free if your project is!
  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I wish I could have contributed voice over work to this project.
    Oh well, I've been following it for so long I have to play it.

    I don't recall any talking in the game... but each their own I guess.

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Would it be possible to seperate the sounds and music into a seperately downloaded pack, and allow the game to run without them if they aren't present (or to substitute a simpler version)?

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    jothki wrote: »
    Would it be possible to seperate the sounds and music into a seperately downloaded pack, and allow the game to run without them if they aren't present (or to substitute a simpler version)?

    The music itself is only 274Kb... Removing it from the download wouldn't really make much of a dent.

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  • ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    So, Abandonia, Retromakes, IndieGames and TIGSource, you better start working on that Press Release, slash! :P

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    Bioptic wrote: »
    Lemmings was pro-Communist propeganda. All are created equal, sorted into specific jobs and roles that they will hold for the rest of their lives by a higher authority, and must sacrifice continuously for the good of the group. Success is measured by meeting quotas and nothing else. Also, nuclear holocaust.
  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I took out some redundant stuff and reworked some things and now the file is 65 megs instead of 100. That's probably about as small as I'll be able to make it though :P

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    OK guys, I think I'm done tweaking this.

    I think it's time to set a release date!

    What do you all think: Tomorrow at Midnight, or Tuesday at Midnight (central)?

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Pshaw, like you have to ask.

    The sooner the better!

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    There was a fire at my hosting facility D:

    The site is up, but I'll have to send to data to a guy to have it uploaded. (Services are down). PM me there Slash and I can have it stowed away there tomarrow afternoon.

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  • Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User
    edited April 2009
    Slash, maybe you could still shave the download size by having the audio packed in OGG or whatever, then having an installation script unpack it all to to WAV.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    halkun wrote: »
    I wish I could have contributed voice over work to this project.
    Oh well, I've been following it for so long I have to play it.

    I don't recall any talking in the game... but each their own I guess.

    Thus no audition, but its really the only thin I could've added

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    Voice actor for hire. My time is free if your project is!
  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Slash, maybe you could still shave the download size by having the audio packed in OGG or whatever, then having an installation script unpack it all to to WAV.

    This is the best idea and I'm jealous that I didn't think of it. I know a lot of abandonware places do this with old games containing CD audio. Slash, can you run a batch script from the installer? If so, I'm willing to do the legwork here and find you a command line MP3 or OGG decoder that can make WAV files for the game and write the script. (I suggest OGG for the free software angle and the ability to produce perfect loops every time coming back out. I've had problems with MP3 encoders and decoders adding silence to my files.)

    At that point, I could host the files as well. I could give you a subdomain and FTP account on my hosting, so you'd have control over it. If you wanted to buy a domain, I have unlimited domains. You could grab an account at a registrar like GoDaddy and point it at the subdomain. AdventureReboot.com or something would just be $14 a year.

    I currently use about 1% of my monthly bandwidth and disk space. I'd let you know if it ever became an imposition to host.

    Edit: I found a free Windows command line .exe that turns ogg files into wav files. I'd just need to test it on the actual game.
    http://www.rarewares.org/ogg-oggdec.php

    Edit 2: It works without a hitch. You type in oggdec ambiance.ogg -w ambiance.wav and in a few seconds you have a perfectly normal WAV file containing the same sound.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    OP updated with more game specific stuff. Now that it's done and all. :P

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I dropped off the game to my hosting guy and it will be on the server first thing. I guess this means the game has officially "gone gold" and we are now waiting on distribution to be in place.

    Maybe we should get this on greenhouse :P

    Yea, as if... We would be lucky if Khoo would even notice :P

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    file uploaded, just waiting for midnight....

    Just wondering... which midnight are we talking about? There are 24 if them.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    halkun wrote: »
    file uploaded, just waiting for midnight....

    Just wondering... which midnight are we talking about? There are 24 if them.

    US-Central.

    So 4 hours and 15 minutes from this post (right now it's 7:45 pm where I am).

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  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User
    edited April 2009
    about an hour left!
    better post the link to download, i'll be there to play :D
    (i hate studying with a passion)

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    about an hour left!
    better post the link to download, i'll be there to play :D
    (i hate studying with a passion)

    I'll post the link here, and in the OP, and in the external webpage that I created for the thing.

    The link will be to the server that Halkun runs. However, I will also post a link to a Torrent for the file (that Halkun also set up), if people would like to torrent it. Halkun and I will be seeding it initially until at least a few people have it.


    Anyway, I'll post all of this info here and the OP and the external site at midnight.


    The website I am referring to is here.

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The Text in the Website could probably use a bit of Editing.

    Edit: Also, there's a dead image link on the home page.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    jothki wrote: »
    The Text in the Website could probably use a bit of Editing.

    Edit: Also, there's a dead image link on the home page.

    That's weird; there shouldn't be. GooglePages might be acting up, I dunno. Shouldn't have any dead images because everything is hosted on GooglePages.

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Found the problem:

    <img src="file:///C:/Atari%202600/screenshot/screeny1.jpg" alt="">

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I've been following this thread pretty much since its inception and I just want to say: Congrats Slash000 and Co., you're doing God's work, and DO WANT
    :^:

    Rent on
  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User
    edited April 2009
    I saw the site and was immediately reminded of my first Java coding project <3
    http://shadow9689.googlepages.com/home

    (the link doesn't work, but if you want it, just send me a PM or something)

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    45 Minutes left :D

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    jothki wrote: »
    Found the problem:

    <img src="file:///C:/Atari%202600/screenshot/screeny1.jpg" alt="">

    I think I fixed it now.... This damn googlepages, I swear...

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Rent wrote: »
    I've been following this thread pretty much since its inception and I just want to say: Congrats Slash000 and Co., you're doing God's work, and DO WANT
    :^:

    Thanks, it's appreciated!

    It's a great feeling to take a project essentially from the very beginning and take it all the way to completion.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Yay! Everyone party like it's 1977!

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  • AJAlkaline40AJAlkaline40 __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    I play your game. I play it up!

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  • Drunk_caterpillarDrunk_caterpillar Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    DLing...

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Time for a celebratory drink! Or 5!

    Also, I'll grab the torrent and seed once I've got it.

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The torrent's gonna be slow as it's only Slash and I who are seeding. Help a dude out and seed if you can. I also hope that I have enough bandwidth for you guys via Krythic...

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    halkun wrote: »
    The torrent's gonna be slow as it's only Slash and I who are seeding. Help a dude out and seed if you can. I also hope that I have enough bandwidth for you guys via Krythic...

    I'll post the FileQube link as well just as a backup.

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  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Slash, we could get this file size way down, you know.

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Slash, we could get this file size way down, you know.

    Heheh, perhaps. I'm not sure what exactly my options are, given how GF2 works. GF2 likes to incorporate everything into a single file.

    Although, it may be capable of loading external files. I'll look into it. But not tonight! :D

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Yea, I'm averaging 42k/s Looks like the fire might of affected my bandwidth a little :(

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  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    slash000 wrote: »
    Slash, we could get this file size way down, you know.

    Heheh, perhaps. I'm not sure what exactly my options are, given how GF2 works. GF2 likes to incorporate everything into a single file.

    Although, it may be capable of loading external files. I'll look into it. But not tonight! :D

    I thought you were using Games Factory 1 and that's why you couldn't use OGG or MP3 in the first place.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Okay, I'm torrenting and I moved it to the top of my queue
    I'll leave it on for the rest of the night, so y'all should have 3 seeders tonight

    Rent on
  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Well, this is version 1. I'm sure there will be improvements as it grows...

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