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Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« on: October 27, 2013, 12:43:02 AM »
I'm working on a short video tutorial series for people who are interested in learning how to setup or use Blizz-ABS.

Tutorial 1 (Install Scripts):
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Tutorial 2 (Kind reminder):
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Tutorial 3 (Create a hero):
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Tutorial 4 (Create an enemy):
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Tutorial 5 (Using weapon animations):
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Tutorial 6 (Projectile Weapon: Bow and Arrow):
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Tutorial 7 (Enemy Projectile Weapon: Thrown Spear):
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Spear Sprite:
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Tutorial Part 8 (Projectiles & Wall Terrain Tags) :
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Tutorial 9 (Fireball Skill for Actor and Enemy):
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Fireball Sprite:
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Tutorial 10: 1 of 3 (Creating a jumping boss):
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Tutorial 10: 2 of 3 (Creating a jumping boss):
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Tutorial 10: 3 of 3 (Creating a jumping boss):
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« Last Edit: January 07, 2014, 02:47:58 AM by locowhiteknight »
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 01:43:48 AM »
Looks really handy! Blizz-ABS is pretty accessible in general, but there are still a lot of people who have trouble with it at first, so I'm sure this will get a lot of use. Great idea!

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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 09:31:52 PM »
Thanks for the comment. I'll try to get another video posted this weekend sometime. I'll try to keep them short and to the point so they'll be hopefully more useful.  :)
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 02:18:14 AM »
The videos will be pretty helpful if it addresses some creative aspects as well (manipulating enemy AI, making good combos, etc.).



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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 11:07:51 PM »
I'll try to breach those subject in the series. I'm still, obviously, learning the system myself, but I thought this series might save some newbies a little bit of time. 
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 06:03:31 PM »
Edit: added the 4th and 5th tutorial videos.
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 11:21:45 PM »
My observations
  • You don't need to name the enemies in the database with \e[ID]. Only events need that tag.
  • I find it funny how you use Tools to get to your database and script editors but you click the icon for play test.
  • Music is pretty darn loud. Very evident in the 5th video (and it looks like you noticed that during the recording).
  • In video 3, you imported the action sprites but never mentioned anything about activating the Action Sprites. This could be a problem with video 5 because you need those Action Sprites in order to use Weapon Sprites. There's no mention of that at all.
  • You don't need to hit Apply and then OK for the changes to be made. Clicking OK is enough.
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2013, 05:00:21 PM »
1. Thanks for the heads up on the tags, I added annotations to the video explaining the mistake.

2. I think I use the Play Button more often for testing the program because it's an icon I instantly recognize. That is pretty funny though.  :haha:

3. I'll try to keep the music down (if I include any) so it's not a distraction.

4. I mention activating the action sprites and weapon sprites at the end of video #5. I probably should have touched on action sprite activation at the end of video #3.

5. I always hit apply as kind of a personal OCD thing. I swear I've run into program configurations where clicking Ok did not necessarily mean Apply changes.

Thanks for the critiques.
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 01:40:40 AM »
Video #6 is live.
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2013, 04:24:43 AM »
Videos #7 & #8 are up.
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2013, 05:42:28 PM »
Video #9 is up. Hopefully the next video will be a boss battle.
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2014, 02:49:15 AM »
Tutorial 10 parts 1-3 are up.
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Re: Blizz-ABS 101 Video Tutorial
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014, 06:10:11 AM »
Still looking good :)
Starting to get closer to using script calls.



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