TheoAllen
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TheoAllen

I'm back apparently, from Phantagrande

I think I got a new hobby. It's watching a random science video Feb 18, 2018 at 4:56 PM

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    1. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Over 100 custom animations already, and it's not even playable yet. I wonder how many animations Im gonna make once I finished this
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      2. Llareian
        Llareian
        But you can have up to 100 frames in each image, so you can always combine images if you need more! Just check out the asset standards in the help file.
        Jan 18, 2018
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      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        True, but I noticed that if you load a huge image at once, that would take time and it will cause a slight frameskip. It's not nice for my game that emphasize on animation sequence
        Jan 18, 2018
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      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        besides, if you put all in single image, it also means, if you change the hue, it will also affect all. Not a specific animation
        Jan 18, 2018
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    2. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Figured. If I work on the database first, I'm gonna get lazy to draw a map cz I wanna test it asap. Tried the opposite, I enjoy mapping now
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      2. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        The only time I'm being unmotivated is when I'm stuck with no idea flowing in. I'm good at executing and making features, but not when coming up with idea and contents lol
        Jan 17, 2018
      3. Vincent Chu
        Vincent Chu
        I'm sort of the opposite unfortunately. I feel useless most of the time. I find coming up with ideas extremely easy but implementing them smoothly/efficiently in ways that stand out hard.
        Jan 17, 2018
      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        You know, I feel like this is also why lot of scripters just produce scripts without having an actual game in their hands. Because they enjoy making system and features, than putting a content within it
        Jan 17, 2018
    3. TheoAllen
      1. Kes
        Kes
        Cooler indeed. Well done!
        Jan 16, 2018
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      2. EpicFILE
        EpicFILE
        Seems more convincing! :D
        Jan 16, 2018
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      3. Golden Unicorn Gaming
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    4. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      This forum really needs a thonkang face emoji
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      3. EpicFILE
        EpicFILE
        Ya, but at least the effect is kinda similar.
        Because I think thonkang can be seen as a milder form of surprise:
        "Oooh, that's it! Hmm..."

        So thonkang and :0 can be swapped in one way or another.
        It doesn't work everytime though:
        "No, I think this should be like this :0 "

        Pretty messed up xD
        Jan 16, 2018
      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Hmm... let's find another way :'|7
        *runs
        Jan 16, 2018
      5. EpicFILE
        EpicFILE
        I will try to express my confusion
        :| O
        u--

        *jumping at 60 mph
        Jan 16, 2018
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    5. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Teaser for my 4th character. Now move to databasing :D
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      2. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Given how I named my characters, this one should be expected :p

        @EpicFILE go listen to the original fam, it's so good
        Jan 15, 2018
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      3. EpicFILE
        EpicFILE
        Woah, now I kinda interested to play Granblue Fantasy. xD
        Do you remake the song to fit your game?
        I noticed all your game's soundtracks are somewhat consistent in sound quality and composition. It's impossible if the tracks are coming from different composers, considering the consistency. :D
        Jan 15, 2018
      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        No, I use it as is. Maybe, change the instrument at most since I use MIDI. Tho it almost never happens. But yeah, I have tons of MIDI resources (like a tons) to pick. Sometimes from hundred of files from a composer, I only pick one. How I did that? idk, just a pure instinct I guess :D
        Jan 15, 2018
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    6. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Attacking using melee, ranged, and magic done. What's left? A summoner
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      2. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Animation is my fave part of developing. Idk why some ppl hate that :p
        Jan 15, 2018
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      3. Llareian
        Llareian
        Your game looks so nice! I love seeing your updates. Is this Skyward Temple?
        Jan 15, 2018
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      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        A sequel to be exact :D
        Jan 15, 2018
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    7. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      probably the weirdest thing I made in VXA
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      2. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        It was for a nostalgia from a game brought by older windows, maybe win98 or even win95, I forgot. I somehow liked it a lot when I was young lol, so I brought it back. Try to search Conway's Game of Life if you're curious what is it
        Jan 14, 2018
      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Apparently, the former name was "Life Genesis" in older windows
        Jan 14, 2018
      4. MHRob
        MHRob
        Oh? I had no idea this was a thing from back then, lol. That's very interesting.
        Jan 14, 2018
    8. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Don't you hate it when you picked "extract to <folder name>" from a rar file, you ended up found a folder inside a folder?
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      2. Harrumi
        Harrumi
        the bane of our existences. lol
        Jan 14, 2018
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      3. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        @Amy Pond I remember Windows 95 onwards. I Still think Win98 and XP were awesome. I really struggle to get my favourite games to play on new machines. :(
        Jan 14, 2018
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      4. Wavelength
        Wavelength
        Oh my goodness YES! This happens to me all the time. I'm worried it will create 300 little files inside my Documents folder, so I make a separate subfolder for it... only to find a folder inside that subfolder after extracting! D'oh!! So then I have to Cut-Paste everything back to the subfolder, and delete that new folder that appeared inside.
        Jan 14, 2018
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    9. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      I like how my LP player refuse to use item in my game even tho they were in pinch lol
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      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Granted, he's playing normal difficulty. Probably not important enough to use :p
        Jan 13, 2018
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      4. SOC
        SOC
        Yeah I was just teasing haha. This is exactly why, though, I really like games that have an unlimited use item system but they come with cooldowns, so it's more about knowing when, where, how and why to use them rather than feeling pressured about running out. You can give a lot of them to the players, but they never know when that income will stop so they still have anxiety about actually using them.
        Jan 13, 2018
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      5. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        I never really mind using recovery item in many games. But if it's a fortify item which enhances your performance or whatever, probly I never use it. I don't want myself dependent on limited item buff after getting used to it lol
        Jan 13, 2018
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    10. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Idk, sometimes vxa music player plays my midi better than me actually trying to convert it into ogg :/
    11. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Every living cells in your body dies and replaced with the new one. Eventually within a few months, you're completely a different person
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      2. Sauteed_Onion
        Sauteed_Onion
        Not 'undead' but that is really kind of a silly kind of word. Sounds easier than Re-animated maybe. I dunno. But if you were dead, like no heart beat etc.. maybe you were given a second chance for a reason. Or just barely clinging on and given just enough treatment to pull through. Miracles happen. I've had a few happen for me I think.
        Jan 10, 2018
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      3. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        @Sauteed_Onion I was completely dead for two minutes. I know it's not a long time, and I'm lucky to have not suffered brain damage because of it - I think brain damage is very high after 3-4 minutes of being clinically dead. Well, undead just means no longer dead, so it's kinda true. :p
        Jan 10, 2018
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      4. EpicFILE
        EpicFILE
        @The Stranger
        It's an amazing miracle. In Indonesia, there's a term for temporary death. It's called "mati suri". Sometimes the experiencers will say they have seen a glimpse of afterlife

        @Sauteed_Onion
        The existence of spirit always makes me wonder. Can a super advanced AI becomes conscious of itself? I always think consciousness comes from spirit. But AI don't have spirit
        Jan 10, 2018
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    12. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Still looking the best way of writing the game story. Tried to write everything on note, now I enjoy write on there than actual in game lol
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      3. Matseb2611
        Matseb2611
        If you don't have to stop every second to ask what's next in the story (because you've planned it out), you're spending that time actually working on the game. Besides, having story planned also means you know which resources are needed, so you won't end up making redundant resources that never get used in the game.
        Jan 9, 2018
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      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Well, you have a point. I guess I just want to see it alive in game, yet now I'm questioning myself if I'm making it for a game or actually I'm writing a light novel lol

        Maybe gonna stuck in this phase for weeks or even month, idk, we will see
        Jan 9, 2018
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      5. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        It also was my decision tho, tried to hit up the engine to write the story on the fly while thinking of the scenario, screw'd up everything once I got different idea. Now, I try to organize everything first
        Jan 9, 2018
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    13. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Spend days figuring out alone the next plot trigger of my project, nothing came up. Venting my frustration to my friend, suddenly got idea
      1. Llareian
        Llareian
        This reminds me of all the times I've gone to ask someone a question, and in phrasing the question, figured out the answer.
        Jan 8, 2018
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      2. Archeia
        Archeia
        dis me with programming :(
        Jan 8, 2018
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      3. Warpmind
        Warpmind
        Which again goes to show - vocalizing the problem often helps kick your brain into the right gear. :)
        Jan 8, 2018
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    14. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      If you're having a difficult time. Just make sure to keep your HP above 0 while reducing your enemy's HP to 0. Works every time
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      2. Sauteed_Onion
        Sauteed_Onion
        Can't there be a more friendly way? Meow?
        Jan 6, 2018
    15. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Watch your game LP is the best way to learn what's wrong with your game
      1. Hudell
        Hudell
        My experience is always: "She's gonna find it now, almost there... almost there... Oh, she teleported home."
        Jan 6, 2018
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    16. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      It such an accomplishment when u managed to compose a melody that could get remixed into different purpose like battle bgm, sad scene, etc
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      2. EpicFILE
        EpicFILE
        Ya, like Final Fantasy X tracks. Also Saga Frontier 2 :D
        Jan 5, 2018
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      3. Kes
        Kes
        So does this mean that you are getting back into composing again, or was it just a one-off?
        Jan 5, 2018
      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Just looked back at my old music, and tried to remix out of those. The result was surprisingly good. Why I never thought of it
        Jan 5, 2018
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    17. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Setting up new tileset passability is boring :/
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    18. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Tfw, u started an anime out of boredom to kill the time. Yet, keep clicking next episodes cz it's always been a cliffhanger
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      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        I kinda love and hate that kind of strategy. love cz I keep watching it, hate cz I keep watching it
        Jan 5, 2018
      4. Philosophus Vagus
        Philosophus Vagus
        Cliffhangers are the fastest way to kill my interest, I want a fluid, steady narrative not plot twist stacked upon plot twist. But I must be a minority because that seems the most popular form of storytelling these days, even bloody novels do it, written for the bloody sequel!
        Jan 5, 2018
      5. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        If there is no cliffhanger, there will be no continuous story telling. It's not always a plot twist, it just how each episode connected to each other. It still depends on the type of the anime though
        Jan 5, 2018
    19. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Bookmarked lots of links. Never looked it back, cz I actually forgot that I bookmarked that
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      2. EpicFILE
        EpicFILE
        And after you see the bookmark list, it seems never-ending and daunting. So you prefer to search for something else to read. :ninja:
        Jan 4, 2018
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      3. Sauteed_Onion
        Sauteed_Onion
        Wow, I do that too, bookmark enough stuff, and forget about it.. ; _;
        Jan 4, 2018
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      4. Windows i7
        Windows i7
        Bookmark folders are quite helpful for organizing stuff and makes this kind of thing easier to deal with.
        Jan 4, 2018
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    20. TheoAllen
      TheoAllen
      Sometimes when I listen to a music. I want to create a scene just so that I could put a music on the scene
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      2. GrandmaDeb
        GrandmaDeb
        I do that i my mind when I listen to classical music. I think it is because I was raised with Peter and the Wolf and Sleigh Ride (before lyrics) and other story-telling music.
        Jan 1, 2018
      3. Matseb2611
        Matseb2611
        I get that too at times. Some of my scenes get inspired when I hear a very nice tune.
        Jan 1, 2018
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