shadefoundry
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shadefoundry

Is Sinistar, Male, 22

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Last exam is finally done. Time.to head to the bar for some "post exam medication". Apr 19, 2019 at 8:24 AM

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Apr 22, 2019 at 7:20 AM
    1. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      Finally got around to updating my trees. https://i.imgur.com/j5ugGB2.png
      1. Golden Unicorn Gaming
        Dec 18, 2018
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      2. David Lister
        David Lister
        Those look great!
        Dec 18, 2018
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    2. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      I just *love* when people blindly defend game companies that pull scummy shenanigans. Oh wait the opposite.
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      3. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Whenever a developer I like does something terrible, I ask myself if I'd support it if EA did it. If not, I can't support it when they do it either. If we give fan favorites leeway, it just lets the less liked companies know that they can get away with it as well.
        Dec 18, 2018
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      4. trouble time
        trouble time
        This is probably why I'm more a fan of individual developers over companies or game series. Even then I'm critical of everything. Including myself, especially myself.
        Dec 18, 2018
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      5. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        @trouble time That's a good thing tbh. Being able to recognize your own flaws is a good way to move towards self-improvement. :)
        Dec 18, 2018
    3. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      I swear every time I come back to my project after a long break I start picking it apart and then it gets abandoned. ;_;
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      3. Finnuval
        Finnuval
        Having fun should always come first :)
        Dec 17, 2018
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      4. Helladen
        Helladen
        Game development is only fun for like the first 10% of the game, after that it is mostly a grind lol.
        Dec 17, 2018
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      5. Finnuval
        Finnuval
        @Helladen make sure to make friends on the forum you can talk (and rant to) about it. It helps ;)
        Dec 17, 2018
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    4. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      for (i = 0; i<exams.length();i++){exams.complete = true;}
      1. Tw0Face and MushroomCake28 like this.
      2. MushroomCake28
        MushroomCake28
        One precision tho, exams.complete != exams.passed
        Dec 14, 2018
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      3. Windows i7
        Windows i7
        Inconsistent spacing, and i is not declared. I hope you were more careful with the exam than this code. :p
        Dec 14, 2018
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      4. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Don't worry, I'm only exhausted and burnt out. :p
        Dec 14, 2018
    5. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      Just finished the hardest exam of the semester. One more to go and I can die.
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      3. l8rose
        l8rose
        If by dying, you mean hibernating then I approve. Otherwise, no die!
        Dec 13, 2018
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      4. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Oh no, by die I mean die. Probably through the consumption of an unhealthy amount of wine. It's been a bad semester.
        Dec 13, 2018
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      5. punchybot
        punchybot
        That's a rough school if they don't even let you die until you do their exams.
        Dec 13, 2018
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    6. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      Well, 6 exams in a row starting tomorrow. Time to panic!
      1. Finnuval
        Finnuval
        oof! well good luck!!!
        Dec 10, 2018
      2. l8rose
        l8rose
        I'm on #2 tomorrow (or 3 if you count my final programming test) so I feel ya. Good luck!
        Dec 10, 2018
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    7. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      So the character sprites from the Nostalgia Graphics Pack look better with my tiles than my own sprites do o_O. Guess I'm switching over.
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      3. Sharm
        Sharm
        I always feel strange when I discover something like this. On the one hand, it's exciting to have something that looks better with less work, on the other hand, my pride doesn't like someone being better at this than me.
        Nov 27, 2018
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      4. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        @Sharm Thankfully, my work isn't particularly great to begin with so I just expect people to be better at this than I am :p.
        Nov 27, 2018
      5. Sharm
        Sharm
        LOL, well, maybe someday then. ;)
        Nov 27, 2018
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    8. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      I love how the only new features that OSX Mojave advertises is group face time calls, and 70 new emojis. Emojis are features now.
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      2. Hudell
        Hudell
        The only difference I noticed is on the touchbar screenshot button, which I hated.
        Nov 9, 2018
      3. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        @Hudell Lol I don't even have a touchpad. I explicitly bought the model with regular function keys because I frequently use them and the touchbar is a stupid feature. :p
        Nov 9, 2018
      4. Hudell
        Hudell
        Yeah, the touchbar is a pain. I hate it, but it used to make taking screenshots a bit easier, now I don't have even that.
        Company got me the latest macbook pro at the time, while all I wanted was a regular PC.
        Nov 9, 2018
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    9. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      Me: Wow, Hydlide was a terrible game. Also Me: Remaking Hydlide as a side project is a great idea!
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      2. Benny Jackdaw
        Benny Jackdaw
        Reminds me of people who tried to remake action 52 games. I know, at the very least, Streemerz was completed. personally, there was one point where I was tempted to try and remake Dam Busters.
        Nov 6, 2018
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      3. Seacliff
        Seacliff
        At least with Hydlide, you have a lot of references from games that came out later to borrow gameplay elements from to improve the game. Even in the 8-bit era, there's Zelda, Valkyrie no Bouken, and (dare I suggest) Hydlide's sequels.

        Bottom line, just don't make the combat crap and it's already a massive improvement from the original.
        Nov 6, 2018
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      4. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        I'm pretty sure that I used the default VXAce combat with no modification it would be an improvement over the original :p. Jokes aside I think the best way to go about it is a more zelda-esque combat system.
        Nov 6, 2018
    10. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      Well I've completed the Kanto dex in Leaf Green... What now?
      1. Poryg
        Poryg
        Complete it in Platinum.
        Oct 31, 2018
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      2. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Lol I'd rather die :p.
        Nov 1, 2018
    11. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      It's a *good* idea to write humorous dialogue exchanges first and then the plot around them, right? RIGHT!? o_O
      1. SpaceBot and samkfj like this.
      2. TWings
        TWings
        Nobody said it couldn't be a humorous plot. ;)
        Oct 22, 2018
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      3. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Oh believe me, it's definitely got some humorous elements to it. Probably more than there should be but still. :p
        Oct 22, 2018
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    12. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      I think I've hit that rut where I'm constantly refining the same part of my game without making any progress with anything else. Send help.
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      2. samkfj
        samkfj
        Dialogue is a definite thing that will change, and constantly; so don't let that get ya--but hey, if you're savvy, am always up for helpin' any way I can. Hit me up if ya need a pair of eyes for help.
        Oct 21, 2018
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      3. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Thank you! At this point though I'm not sure this thing is ready to be shown to anybody just yet. It's not polished enough for my liking :p
        Oct 21, 2018
      4. samkfj
        samkfj
        Understandable :)

        One thing I can help with--though am sure you've heard this before; make the dialogue seem natural. If you have an idea of these characters, imagine yourself in a room with them. How would they speak if you were present. Would they use proper language? Or maybe they're more like me and use a lot of slang. Ask them questions in your mind, and gauge how they would respond.
        Oct 21, 2018
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    13. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      For some reason I make the most progress on my project during exam week when I should be studying o_O.
      1. The Stranger likes this.
      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Just don't start writing event commands on your exam papers. xD
        Oct 15, 2018
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      3. GoodSelf
        GoodSelf
        Conditional Branch, if Players Head is facing Down, show balloon animation "zZz"
        Oct 15, 2018
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      4. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        I mean, at least I'm making progress? Yeah, I should be studying...
        Oct 16, 2018
    14. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      So its far easier to scale RMVXA assets down to 16x16 than I thought it would be.
    15. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      Been home sick for 3 days now. I miss being in classes. :(
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      2. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Oh my goodness so much great advice! I'll keep it all in mind while I try to recover. I've already decided that if I haven't improved by Monday, then I'll be returning to my clinic to get reexamined. Either way, my fever is fading a bit, so I think my condition's improving a little.
        Sep 29, 2018
      3. Sharm
        Sharm
        That's great news! I hope you feel better soon.
        Sep 29, 2018
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      4. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Me too, it'd be nice to go out this weekend :p
        Sep 29, 2018
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    16. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      *emerges from ps4* Spider-Man is fantastic so far! *Returns to PS4*
      1. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Rip progress on my project this weekend.
        Sep 8, 2018
      2. Sharm
        Sharm
        Yeah, I saw some gameplay of it, it looks like a really fun game that did a good job of getting the character just right.
        Sep 8, 2018
      3. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        @Sharm It really is/does. As someone who grew up reading the comics it's really fun to pick out all the little references they hid away in the world.
        Sep 8, 2018
    17. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      I forgot how much I hate mapping mountainous areas. It takes so long to make them look relatively natural.
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      2. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        A-greed. I spent 3 whole days mapping Northpass Mountain Range, a 135 x 90 mountain range map. By the end I was ready to move the entire game to a desert.
        Sep 3, 2018
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    18. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      My copy of FFVI doesn't have the "call me a treasure hunter or I'll rip your lungs out!" line :(.
      1. Marsigne, S.Court and SpaceBot like this.
      2. S.Court
        S.Court
        Oh no! D:
        Sep 3, 2018
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      3. shadefoundry
        shadefoundry
        Yeah, I thought the retranslation patch I'm using still kept the classic dialog and sillier tone of the US release, and it *does*, just not that specific line :(
        Sep 3, 2018
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    19. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      Well, I know what I'm doing this year.
    20. shadefoundry
      shadefoundry
      My Writer: Fair warning, this script is really cheesy. Me: That doesn't sound like enough cheese.
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    Jan 1, 1997 (Age: 22)
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    English
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