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DAL GAME!?!?!?
« on: March 25, 2007, 09:59:05 PM »
(Note: I don't expect anybody to respond to this except Xorlak, considering he's the only one who has power over this. Anyone else should probably just ignore this until I have my questions answered Smile .)

Xorlak,

     I've been wondering about making a game for Dark Age Legends. I'd break it down into chapters, or important events, like the fall of Romme. I have off for a whole 2 months, starting April 1st, and could really put in a lot of effort.

     The reason I'd ask you something like this is because I need your permission to begin such a game project as this. It would have the traditionality of the dark age theme, but with deeply compiled and fully thought out programing by me, of course.

     I'm not saying this won't be an arduous task, but I do know you didn't really think about making this a game; just something we do on the Dark Age forum. I know everyone in the RP would be intrested, and I'm pretty sure you know too. What do you say, Xorlak?
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Re: DAL GAME!?!?!?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 10:51:57 AM »
Hmmm, third proposal for a game here.

If you want to take a crack at it, go ahead, knock yourself out.  (Heh...)  Just be sure to give credit where it is due.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 02:38:55 PM »
Bah!! I said I was doing it as soon as the next Toolkit Release!! It's just the new one will be the best for what I want the game to be like.

I had a feeling you'd want to make a game Drannic. But I called it first Razz.

But if you really want to make one, perhaps we could join forces, I have a ton of awesome ideas...

Like, rather than play as an existing character, you make your own character and play him into the story, and follow your own path. Also, rewrite most of the Chapter 1 dialogue and exclude some of the characters that didn't do anything (like Aminaga, seriously. It's a matter of opinion, if he was included in the game, he'd have everyone be like "WTF!?", and 75% of the stuff his character did was only to steal spotlight and have 'his game' be better.)
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 02:45:37 PM »
The best way to follow the chapters in manner of gameplay without completly changing them would be to make a game system that is like SaGa Frontier 2 (not that you RPG noobs know what that is =P ) with each scene being pick-able... Like, at first you can only choose scene 1, any character, then completing it unlocks scene 2 that is some time later, and so forth...

Oh, and if you dare make a non-party battle system, I swear I'm going to strangle the next cow I come across.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 02:57:32 PM »
I wouldn't want it to be a non-party-battle system. But I wouldn't want a single path game, I'd want the player be able to choose who he wants to join, the Dark Empire, Grey Empire, the Aspyes Revolution…anyone.

Oh and even be able to affect a few other characters, like perhaps have Duilin become evil, since he was a manipulative person around the start.

Oh and have an alignment system like Fable and Knights of the Old Republic.

Some characters like Haraldur, Retan and Melkoth should be unplayable I say. They are (were) just too strong, plus they're too important too the story line.
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 03:00:13 PM »
Then why not just make a game which is based in the same world, but doesn't follow DAL's chapters?
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007, 03:04:44 PM »
Because then I would have to re-write the entire story line.

But then again, I suppose MY game could be just based on DAL, when Drannic's game could be just like DAL. But my idea of being able to change a few other character's path of the story is just an idea, not a must have.

But it would stink if you played the DAL game and was forced to play as Duilin, Draven, D.Ein or whoever, when you wanted to play another part of the story. Perhaps at least and choose your character, would be enough for DAL game.
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2007, 03:08:45 PM »
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Like, at first you can only choose scene 1, any character, then completing it unlocks scene 2 that is some time later, and so forth...


Already been mentioned. I think that CHANGING the story in any way would be some sort of ruinage, if you know what I mean...
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2007, 03:14:33 PM »
Oh yeah. This actually reminds me of an idea of a fighting game that I wanted to make.

Hmm, but I think that idea is actually better. I think my idea will be saved for just The Black Walkway 2 or something. I still really want to make a DAL Game.

So Drannic you want to join forces?
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2007, 03:21:00 PM »
So there.

Also, I'd suggest you release each chapter as a seperate part.
This way you'll feel more like working, since you'll feel you actualy accomplished something after finishing work on a single chapter. Not to mention it makes it easier to deal with chapters not yet done, like 13, 14...
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2007, 03:32:17 PM »
Yeah, I was thinking we could have the games released one chapter after another but it would just be like releasing demos. They'd be divided into games, with chapter 1-5 and then 6-10 etc, just for File Size and Download Time reasons.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2007, 03:44:16 PM »
Very well. I've already started on re-opening Dark Age Legends to those who've never heard of it in the intro via Windows Movie Maker. It's pretty hard to do everything starting from scratch. The intro will probably be released on May third. That's just a guess, so don't pester me about it if it goes a little over due.

I accept your offer, Dude man, but we must narrow down our focus. Perhapse you could work on the story and how it effects the alignment system, where as I could work on introducing a whole new visual of the lands of Gaian, featuring awsome pieces of music and splenderous graphics, for those of us that favor the 32 bit line. (lol Smile )
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2007, 04:11:14 PM »
I'd like to do the sprites. I think they should fit with the same style as the Dark Age Games. I think Xorlak gave me the green light on using the DAX sprites as a template.

But I think we'll just go with the Character Selection and chapter unlocking, rather than making your own character, just to make it fit DAL more so.

By the way how are your coding skills?
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2007, 04:42:27 PM »
I'm good with you doing the sprites, but you should probably work on the alignment meter as well. My coding is about 3/4 as good a Xorlak's, but I'm still good when it comes to long, informing speeches (aka: moving the sprites as they talk, sorting through events, etc.).

... Well, that's about all. I'm a bit over 1/8 the way done with the intro, too! You'll be happy to see it, as it's kicking 'A'. I might want to add some more details as to how the game plays out, though... eh...

So, everything your characters say effects the alignment meter, huh... we may need some help with this one, I tell ya. It's likely that we may need to get a few nerds from the TKZ web to help us out. What do you think?
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2007, 05:03:02 PM »
Dude, you kidding that'd be easy. Simple have a variable called "Alignment" and whenever you say something "Good" your alignment would increase and vice-versa so make something like this

Code: [Select]
If choice = evil
(
    Alignment = alignment - 1
ElseIf choice = good
    Alignment = alignment + 1
)

Forgive me if this isn't the standard If. I haven't touch RPGCode in over a year, and I've been working with VB for the past month.
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