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12/31/2015

Prototype Post (Ver. 1.0.1.1)

Edit: I can never not use a solid state drive again. Everything runs so much better.

This patch is simply a few small things like fixing the HUD. The main reason I'm sending this update out now is that this hard-drive is failing. (Or I just need to do a clean install of windows on it.) Luckily if it is truly dying, I just got a solid state drive that I've yet to install, so the timing on that is pretty great.

No worries, I always back up my project files. I just want to make sure that, in case I don't get around to reinstalling GM8.1 on the new drive any time soon, that those little things were addressed for any new players. (Because most of you reading this have probably already played through most of the game by now.)

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GM:Studio is great and definitely would have alleviated some of the issues that were in DT3, or more specifically would have made development easier and smoother. Things like setting up customizable gamepad controls would have been as straight forward as the keyboard counterpart, but in GM8.1, its gamepad support, while there, isn't as well done as Studio. As for the next project, I'm still not quite sure what I'm doing next. Prototyping various ideas has been most of what I've been doing in game stuff. It's getting narrowed down though.

Some of you may have caught me streaming an old game I had made roughly 10 years ago and I have gotten the question about why I don't host it as a download here. To be honest, because I feel it's overall, very shitty, and I don't feel it's worth anyone's play time. Its been entertaining streaming it though. I'll start posting on twitter when I begin a stream of the game. We're getting close to the end on stream, and there should only be about 3 or 4 more streams, depending on the length of time I go.

17 comments:

ragnarokcity said...

not an extra bird in this edition?

ZephyrBurst said...

Of course there's at least one more bird... maybe 4 or 6 or 10+.

ragnarokcity said...

good to know i panicked for a second

Alice said...

@Zephyr Approximately how long until the game has so many birds that it's nigh unplayable due to the swarms of birds everywhere?

ZephyrBurst said...

Approximations of this sort are a hard prediction, but if we get someone in here to make an algorithm that made use of the average number of new birds per update, the world space, of course number of birds version 1 started off with, we might be able to have this figured out.

Perhaps by the year 2020, it might be unplayable if updates continued that long.

Anonymous said...

personally i think DT1 is the best one of the trilogy
sure it has that feel of novice developer but still, to me, its better than DT3

Anonymous said...

can someone help me the action b and c buttons are not working
and i cant defeat the boss using only the sword

ZephyrBurst said...

Check your controls in the options menu and make sure they are set to the proper buttons.

Anonymous said...

i checked 10 times and the buttons keep not working

Anonymous said...

I keep whit the problemas Someone help

Anonymous said...

Problem*

ano0maly said...

You need to be more descriptive than that.

Anonymous said...

maybe because he didnt got the bow or bombs yet?

Anonymous said...

I got the bow and the bomb, the problem is action b and c are not working i already changed the buttons and nothing happens

ZephyrBurst said...

That's a weird one. Describe what you did after you got the bombs. When did it stop working?

Anonymous said...

I closed the game for take a break and when i openned again the buttons stoped working,i think is a keyboard/gamepad bug

ZephyrBurst said...

Hmm, that's not super helpful for tracking down if it's a bug and/or where. That said, a new version is coming up soon and I did see a possibility of losing your arrows if you performed a very specific set of actions at a set time in the game, though if you have the bombs, you wouldn't be able to trigger this.

Either way, exit Gate 2 and reenter it and see what that does.