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[RMXP] Entropy
« on: April 29, 2010, 03:02:46 AM »
Entropy


Prologue

Where does life come from? The sun and earth, we are told. Wherefrom came the sun and earth? The creators have placed them there.
Why is there death and chaos? From the seams of the universe where uncertainty exists, came the Ancients which sought to control the world. These are the truths reasoned by great philosophers at the dawn of civilization.

One such legend tells us of a kingdom trying to harness the power of the sun and control the world. Aximander, the ruler of this kingdom, begun years of bloodshed in the long war to crush the opposing regions. In his greed he had made sacrifices of his people and of those close to him, to reach this dream. And in his want of power Aximander grew paranoid and insane. At the height of this frenzy, Aximander began executing his close subjects and even his son, Carpus, fearing they would betray him.

However, his efforts paid off, and eventually the kingdom spread throughout the world, becoming an empire, heralding an age of technology and unlimited power.

Then one day, the world was thrown into chaos as the dead rose and tore the cities down. This army of the dead was lead by none other than the emperor's son, and accompanied by those that fell with him during the war.

When the empire had been crushed into the earth, the the undead army fell where they stood with it, and life began anew.

Everyone thought of this tale as a fantastic story, symbolic of the folly of reaching to high to the heavens, of betrayal and of revenge. This was so, until, history began to repeat.


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http://www.sendspace.com/file/sbnvme
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V1.2 Savefiles will now load correctly. Savefiles from older versions will not work, sorry.


Upcoming Features

These are some of the upcoming features arriving in future updates:
  • Attack combo system
  • Non-RTP maps
  • New world(s)
  • New playable characters
  • Several shiny and detailed sprite edits
  • Fleshed out story and dialogue
  • New HUD
Preview Screens:
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Credits

Game and story
  • poxysmash
Code
  • Blizzard (Blizz ABS)
  • Landith and winkio (HUD)
  • Raziel (In-game menu)
  • Hermes (Message System)
  • nathmatt for helping with a bug
Music
  • dannyboyk2 and others -> link
GFX
  • poxysmash
  • Ice Axe
  • Inquisitor
A more comprehensive list is in the Readme available in the download. If I missed anyone , please let me know.
Also, check out the recruitment thread here if you want to help out, thanks.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2010, 04:06:50 PM by poxysmash »
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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 12:50:44 AM »
Definitely looks interesting, I was really wanting to try it, but for some reason, it freezes during the initial cutscene (at "a blur of carnage"). The screen fades and the player stops responding.

I'll be sure to take a look at it once this is fixed though!

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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 01:03:09 AM »
Weird.. It hasn't happened to me. I will take a look at it when I can.
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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 03:44:26 AM »
Me like, me downloading. :haha:

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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 05:18:03 PM »
I like your concept, it's an interesting idea. But in one of your screenshots, with the army on the cliff looking at the city I think, the realistic panorama seems to jar with the rest of it. Just a thought.
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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2010, 12:45:30 AM »
Hey! Your using my HUD! Whoo-hoo! (I really need to update that thing :/)
You also might wanna change the first image to something cooler as the one I made is just lame :P

Anyways, game looks really promising, downloading now :D I'll give feedback after I play through the demo.

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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2010, 08:30:27 AM »
Hey! Your using my HUD! Whoo-hoo! (I really need to update that thing :/)
You also might wanna change the first image to something cooler as the one I made is just lame :P

Anyways, game looks really promising, downloading now :D I'll give feedback after I play through the demo.
Yea the HUD seemed best suited for the project. I might change the graphic sometime but I think it works ok with the red Hotkey display and equipment text. I've spent a lot of time on the demo and just kind of rushed a few things to be able to put it up at last. It's a good HUD so I'm glad to use it. : )

Definitely looks interesting, I was really wanting to try it, but for some reason, it freezes during the initial cutscene (at "a blur of carnage"). The screen fades and the player stops responding.

I'll be sure to take a look at it once this is fixed though!

Still can't seem to reproduce that bug. Tried on another PC. And you say you saw the player on the screen? Cause the player should've been erased... My intuition is that it could be because of a different OS than XP or more likely switching applications. There is a lot of timed events interacting with autoruns in the cutscene and they may not interact well if the game is paused.
I'm hoping it's not a prevalent issue. It's too bad it doesn't seem to work for you though : \. But try running through the cutscene without pausing it. I'll have to put in a fullscreen script sometime.


Thanks for the input, guys. The demo is mostly a flashy gameplay showcase, so please download and try it out and let me know what you think. : )
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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2010, 03:31:00 PM »
Definitely looks interesting, I was really wanting to try it, but for some reason, it freezes during the initial cutscene (at "a blur of carnage"). The screen fades and the player stops responding.

I'll be sure to take a look at it once this is fixed though!

Your computer may have lagged. Its happened to me and several rmxp games. I start playing a game, my computer lags and I get a script is hanging error. My suggestion is to try it again.

About the game. I'm liking it so far. I like the skill where he charges at the enemy. Thats really cool. I also like how he swings his sword. Story seems okay so far. I'm gonna keep playing it and post later about it.

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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2010, 06:39:18 PM »
This looks very very interesting, I'll have to check it out later.(when my bandwidth resets. :x )
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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2010, 06:45:06 AM »
Interesting idea, good implementation. *levels up and downloads*
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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 01:18:03 AM »
when I try to load a save game I get this error
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Re: [RMXP] Entropy
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 01:25:13 AM »
when I try to load a save game I get this error
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Ok I'll take a look at it.


Update: New download up with a few tweaks: auto-fullscreen, new Adostreus sprite, a map tweak, removed RTP requirements (+5Mb). It was put up before the error was found :/
Also added character descriptions. I thinks it meets the movement requirements now.

Edit: New version up, savefile bug fix.
Edit 2: Credits up.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2010, 06:16:50 AM by poxysmash »
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Re: [RMXP]Entropy
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 08:32:49 PM »
About the game. I'm liking it so far. I like the skill where he charges at the enemy. Thats really cool. I also like how he swings his sword. Story seems okay so far. I'm gonna keep playing it and post later about it.

Thanks, I put a lot of time into those sprites, especially the sword swing. Glad you like :]


BTW, I've put up some of the enemy sprites for download on the Resources forum.
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Re: [RMXP] Entropy
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 06:24:56 AM »
The demo was very enjoyable. I look forward to seeing more.
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Re: [RMXP] Entropy
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010, 03:22:34 AM »
Err... i got problem with this:
i start the game, then black screen appears. and then just disappear after 3 or 4 sec. No error message or anything. Any ideas?


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Re: [RMXP] Entropy
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2010, 10:38:44 PM »
No idea what that could be... a friend had a similar problem with a white screen. Did you get to the title menu? The game begins with a black screen and goes into name input. It could be freezing there.

I may restart the project in the same spirit, since there is a general hassle with scripts not getting along. I've been taking a break, and I'm getting back into development. Working on additional playable characters ATM. Will definatly implement a combo system as well : )
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Re: [RMXP] Entropy
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2010, 04:11:18 PM »
Did you get to the title menu?
Nope. Just blak screen and the disappear. Well dont bother anyway. Am simply gonna wait for next demo :)


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Re: [RMXP] Entropy
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2010, 09:08:20 PM »
looks nice.. ill download it.

EDIT: i cant play it X:, it allways gives me an error says "RGSS has stopped working" X_x
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Re: [RMXP] Entropy
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2010, 11:31:41 PM »
looks nice.. ill download it.

EDIT: i cant play it X:, it allways gives me an error says "RGSS has stopped working" X_x
0.0 Seems more and more like it doesn't work for anyone. I will re-release the demo here when I've done some fixing and testing on different systems... sorry guys.
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Re: [RMXP] Entropy
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2010, 08:16:12 PM »
The story line for this seems pretty interesting, I'll deff check it out.