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#1 Aligarion

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:02 PM

http://www.amigachap.../blazing_wings/

I would like to present you what I did with Game Maker, a remake of my all time favourite vertical shoot'em up on the Amiga and the Atari STe : Wings of Death a vertical scrolling shooter.

I have filtered graphics with Kreed's SuperEagle filter to obtain a doubled resolution.

Digital voices have been remade.

And Nils Schneider, a german musician, is remixing every musics.

Today, I have released the 0.5.2 version with level 1 to 5 playable (download musics here).

The original game has 7 levels, but I will create an eighth bonus level where you will have to face Sagyr's greatest ennemy : Xandrillia in an ultimate and deadly fight.

I hope you will love the game... <_<

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Arrows and Space bar to shoot.
F4 for full screen.


File Size: 5.32 Mb without musics (eight MP3 for 39.4 Mb) (stored in a folder)
GM Version: GM6.1
Screen Resolution: 640 x 480 for the title screen and 576 x 400 for the game screen

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#2 hpapillon

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:29 PM

Nice look, although you might want to change the font of the score display (the '13600' in the screenshot), it really sticks out among all those other pretty pictures. Does this play properly if you don't download all the MP3s?
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#3 Aligarion

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:40 PM

Nice look, although you might want to change the font of the score display (the '13600' in the screenshot), it really sticks out among all those other pretty pictures.

I am about to make the score display looks better. I just need to rip the original font or create a new one. :(

Does this play properly if you don't download all the MP3s?

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Yes, you can play the game without downloading the musics. <_<
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#4 mentisworks

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:30 PM

Well done Aligarion. I am enjoying the sprites :). Though I realize that you did not create them, it's still very pleasant. I am curious, since I've never seen the original, does it play like the Amiga version?

Because it does have a little of that stiffness in terms of gameplay, similar to 1945. I mean no offense of course, I'm just wondering if it is accurate to the original.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 04:49 AM

Well done Aligarion.  I am enjoying the sprites :D.  Though I realize that you did not create them, it's still very pleasant.  I am curious, since I've never seen the original, does it play like the Amiga version?

Because it does have a little of that stiffness in terms of gameplay, similar to 1945.  I mean no offense of course, I'm just wondering if it is accurate to the original.

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Actually, I tried to make the gameplay as accurate to the original as I could. ;)

Scrolling and bullets are as slow as the emulated Amiga version (I think they are :D )

For the sprites, like backgrounds, they have been ripped from the Amiga version and filtered with Kreed's SuperEagle filter and then I have had to rework each of them (only in level 1 and 5) to make them smoother. Level 2 to 4 sprites are not yet reworked. :)
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#6 mentisworks

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:45 PM

I figured as much. I know that those old shooters tend to have slightly sluggish controls, which isn't necessarily bad :lol:.

It's also easy to forget that the older hardware wasn't always capable of processing things so quickly.

I didn't actually make it past the first stage. I'll have to try again when I have some time. I like the title screen in particular, ha ha, that some nice sprite work.

Keep up the good work, and maybe throw up a second screenshot up there?
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:02 PM

pretty good game, a little slow tho, but see as is a remake i guess that was how the actual game goes, ill give it 7/10, no music is kindda boring
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:15 PM

pretty good game, a little slow tho, but see as is a remake i guess that was how the actual game goes, ill give it 7/10, no music is kindda boring

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I hope you're not giving it a 7/10 because there's no music. Because if you are, then you should look at the download options a little more closely :blink:.
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#9 Aligarion

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 07:47 AM

Keep up the good work, and maybe throw up a second screenshot up there?

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Thanks. :)

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pretty good game, a little slow tho, but see as is a remake i guess that was how the actual game goes, ill give it 7/10, no music is kindda boring

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You have to download musics in the "Download" section and store MP3 in the "Musics" folder of the game. :D

I chose that solution to spare my bandwidth. :D

I hope you will give me at least an 8/10 with Nils Schneider's excellent remixes. :)

Edited by Aligarion, 26 July 2008 - 12:45 PM.

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#10 mentisworks

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:11 PM

Thanks, that's a nice screen. And since I didn't rate it yet, I'll definitely give you a 8/10. But I will probably rate it higher when it's finished :).
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 05:19 PM

New version available (0.5.3). ^_^

http://www.blazingwings.fr.tc/

- Thanks to Pug Fugly of www.pugfuglygames.com and is "scoring script" the score is now displayed with sprites (special thanks to Mr.Staypuft).
- You can now see what you shoot (at last !) cause when you hurt an enemy, your shot creates an impact on its body (useful stuff for boss !!!).
- Each time a shot touches an enemy, you win 5 points.
- Meteors rotates during "Meteor Rain" special weapon.
- Level 2, 3 and 4 enemy sprites graphicaly improved.
- You can create a snapshot of the game by pressing the F12 key (BMP format and one at a time).
- The original Wings of Death artwork has been added to the introduction.
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#12 mentisworks

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 07:22 PM

Looks very nice :D. Keep up the good work. How many other levels do you intend on adding?
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:36 PM

Looks very nice :D.  Keep up the good work.  How many other levels do you intend on adding?

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Two more levels will be ripped from the original game and I will create a final level (shorter) where you will have to fight Xandrilia (Sagyr's enemy). ;)

Edited by Aligarion, 09 July 2007 - 10:55 AM.

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#14 Aligarion

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 06:32 PM

Hi,

A new version (0.6.1) is available with level 6 playable. -_-

http://www.blazingwings.fr.tc/

Don't forget to download the level 6 remix and put it into the "Musics" folder of the game. :D

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Edited by Aligarion, 26 July 2008 - 12:45 PM.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 12:11 AM

Excellent! Thank you very much for your hard work. I'll be downloading it right away :ph34r:.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 04:21 PM

Level 7 in progress...
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#17 mentisworks

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 06:44 PM

Talk about a blast from the past ;)... it's sure been a while!
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:12 AM

it's sure been a while!


Yeah, sorry for the delay. :P
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#19 mentisworks

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:39 PM

No, it's not problem. I just thought you were done with it is all :P...
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 03:27 PM

No, it's not problem. I just thought you were done with it is all :rambo...

Unfortunately, I just had no more time to spend in the game for one year.
I think the bonus level will have to wait a little bit before I could release it... :GM006:
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#21 mentisworks

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:02 PM

Ah okay... well I'll look forward to it being finished then :rambo...
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 04:17 PM

At last, I am pleased to release the 0.9.1 version of Blazing Wings. This version now allows playing the seven Wings of Death levels.

Don't forget downloading extra musics (level 7 remix and Wings of Death extro) and place them into the "Musics" folder of Blazing Wings.

To be continue : the 1.0 version with one extra level at the end where you will have to fight Xandrilia !!


Controls :
Arrows and Space bar to shoot.
F4 for full screen.


File Size: 6.00 Mo without musics (eight MP3 for 46.4 Mb) (stored in a folder)
GM Version: GM6.1
Screen Resolution: 640 x 480 for the title screen and 576 x 400 for the game screen

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Edited by Aligarion, 21 December 2009 - 04:05 AM.

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#23 mentisworks

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 01:14 AM

Sweet, thank you! Are you still continuing work on the final level?
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:09 PM

Sweet, thank you! Are you still continuing work on the final level?

Yeah, I have already built the background with new tiles, I have some new monsters, a new boss (a minion of Xandrilia).

Only Xandrilia is missing... :P
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:21 PM

Cool, I'll be looking forward to it. When it's done, I'll send a notice to a couple websites :).
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 09:16 AM

The 1.0.1 version of Blazing Wings.

In this version, you will have to fight Xandrilia in the extra 8th level. :)

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#27 mentisworks

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:46 AM

Awesome! So is this the final version then?

Edit: The download link is broken :)...

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:14 PM

Sorry for the issue with the link, now it is OK. :D
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 02:23 AM

Sweet, thank you! So are you completely done now?
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:24 AM

Sweet, thank you! So are you completely done now?


I think there will be one more version with bugs correction and then I will try to create a Vista version with Game Maker 7. :D

But my next project is already awaiting... do you know Z-Out on the Amiga ? :D
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#31 Aligarion

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 10:48 AM

Vista compatible version released...
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:53 AM

Hi,

It is my pleasure to release a brand new version of Blazing Wings (1.1.0).

http://www.amigachap.../blazing_wings/

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What's new in this release :

- New level 8 playable in 60 FPS (all GFX based on Daniel BUEHLER work).
- New level 8 music by Nils FESKE.
- New title screen (GFX based on Daniel BUEHLER work).
- New menu screen with highscores table.
- The game can now be paused with "P".
- Levels 1 to 7 playable in 40 FPS instead of 20 FPS.
- The energy bar becomes a damage bar like in Wings of Death.
- Original extro included (Thanks to Gerald MÜLLER-BRUHNKE).
- "Lives sprite display bug" fixed.
- When you lose a life you keep your weapon (at last!).
- "Thunder Blades" weapon given up and replaced by the original "Thunder Balls" weapon.
- Level 6 boss head bobbing out and neck improved.
- Now sprites flash when hit.
- joystick support added (known bug on menu screen, use space bar to go to stage select screen).

If no important bug is found, it should be the last release of Blazing Wings so enjoy the game and thanks for all your support !
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#33 Aligarion

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:34 AM

This is the 1.1.1 version. This update only works with the 1.1.0 version and fixes the following bugs :

- Level 5 in 40 FPS instead of 20 FPS
- Level 5 boss bug fixed

http://www.amigachap.../blazing_wings/
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 07:12 PM

I loved the original Thalion releases, and it's kind of a shame they were completely forgotten by time: ) Essentially - this looks less like a remake, and more like an enhanced port.
Unfortunately, I am having no luck with the download - Megauploads is being uncooperative, and doesn't display the 4-letter code I'm supposed to enter.
Also - why so huge? Don't you have mods you could include as the music?

Now I want to port Ghost Battle to the GM, but I'm afraid I'll have to mess with its graphics, as even though they seemed pretty back in 1990, they seem rather ugly now.
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 06:24 AM

Also - why so huge? Don't you have mods you could include as the music?

Hi,

The musics proposed in Blazing Wings are remixes composed by Nils Schneider.

And I don't think it is possible to use the original mods cause they are "exotic".

Good luck with your port. :)
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#36 Aligarion

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:59 AM

- This is the 1.1.2 version. This update only works with the 1.1.0 version and fixes the following bug :

- Level 7 in 40 FPS instead of 20 FPS

http://www.amigachap.../blazing_wings/
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#37 Aligarion

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:09 PM

Hi everybody,

After years of unavailability, Blazing Wings 1.1.2 is available here :

http://amigachaptert.../blazing-wings/
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#38 Aligarion

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 10:15 PM

Hi,

New download link added. :D

http://amigachaptert.../blazing-wings/
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