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#1 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:18 AM

This is a project I started work on years ago, before I joined this site. I'm posting it now because I want to see what people think. Fundamentally, this game is in fact finished. However, this was made way before I really started to transition to GML and I noticed as I was putting some finishing touches on it that about 85% of this game was made with DnD actions. I Know there are some things that could use work, but I'd rather not mess with that messy DnD at the moment. There also may be a few bugs that I have not discovered yet, so anyone who plays this please notify me if one is found.

Gradius - Trepedation
Category: Horizontal Scrolling Shmup
Size: 112.54 MB (I know it's a bit on the large side, but I can't make it smaller. Plus this game is technically finished)
Version: GM 8
Vista Compatible: Unknown
Changes Screen Resolution: no
Download Link: Version 1.1 Beta

If you are prone to seizures, stop playing at stage 4

CONTROLS: (NOT LISTED IN-GAME)
Move: Arrow Keys
Shoot: Hold 'Z'
Powerup: X

Stages:

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Images: (click to enlarge)
screenshot1.jpg

screenshot2.jpg

capture-16.jpg
(Sorry that I couldn't capture much action. Game maker's built in screenshot function stopped working properly and I had to use the snipping tool, leading to the death in the second image.)

 

Video: Stage 9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YOr-4p0qEI

One of my favorite stages.
 

Stage 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y06TbkQEwkE

The stage in the screenshots.

I apologize for the lack of SFX, I can't record sounds from my computer.


There are some things I know need work, but I probably will not fix due to the messiness of this current engine. I'm currently working on a new Gradius Fangame with a revamped engine and hope to solve said problems in that game.

KNOWN BUGS/PROBLEMS:
Bugs:
-no new ones discovered yet, fixed the old ones
Problems:
-no new ones discovered yet, fixed the old ones

Please report any unlisted/undiscovered Bugs or major problems to me. Thank you.

Because the Game lacks a credit reel at the moment, I will say this:
All Characters/music/backgrounds/sprites etc. are property of their respective owners. Gradius is property of Konami


Edited by Evil_Nazgul0616, 27 March 2013 - 11:54 PM.

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#2 FatalSleep

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:47 AM

I recommend posting images so people can see what they're about to play.
Images help to decided whether or not someone will actually download this.
Without them you won't receive many downloads or much feedback.
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#3 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

I recommend posting images so people can see what they're about to play.

Done.
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Gradius Trepedation (Gradius fangame; complete): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=572774

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#4 Yal

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:13 PM

112.54 MB??? What sort of music files are you using?

It's fairly easy to make them smaller than that (if you are on Windows XP; the Sound Recorder utility in XP lets you save MP3 files with a set bitrate, but it's different in Vista and 7 and lacks that functionality).

(Here's how to do it:
1) Record the music to a WAV file somehow, for instance by using Sound Recorded and recording the aux out/mixed output signal instead of the mic - that is the signal that's sent to the loudspeakers.
2) Hit SAVE AS.
3) There should be a button "format" in the bottom of the form, beneath the filename textspace. Click it.
4) Scroll down until you find something like "Fraunhofer MPEG-III"
5) Select a bitrate and bps that you find 'good enough'
6) Save the file under a DIFFERENT NAME than the original WAV
7) Listen to it with a media player.
8) If unsatisfactory, reload the original WAV file and go to step 2, else, you're done!)
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#5 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:39 PM

wow... usually I get SOME feedback by now.
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#6 FatalSleep

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

Well next time when you post a topic make it more "likable"... your topic was well boring when you first posted.
First impressions are everything. Also if you plan to be a real game developer I recommend you stop making fan
games and start making your own original games. Just helpful tip.
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#7 Yal

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

I don't mind fangames, but a great way to put people off is to say: "I know this annoying glitch exists, and it's a simple fix, but I won't fix it." You're essentially saying "hey guys, I'm too lazy to polish my game before releasing it"
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#8 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

I don't mind fangames, but a great way to put people off is to say: "I know this annoying glitch exists, and it's a simple fix, but I won't fix it." You're essentially saying "hey guys, I'm too lazy to polish my game before releasing it"

Fixed 'em, currently changing the download link. Check again in 15 minutes or so. New version is ready.

Edited by Evil_Nazgul0616, 11 March 2013 - 02:48 PM.

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Gradius Trepedation (Gradius fangame; complete): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=572774

Touhou: Beyond the Gap (also on hiatus. Possibly dead.): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=576956

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#9 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:11 AM

Wow. Two weeks without any feedback. :wallbash:
That's a new record for me... I usually get some in the first 48 hours after I post a WIP topic. :sweat:
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Gradius Trepedation (Gradius fangame; complete): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=572774

Touhou: Beyond the Gap (also on hiatus. Possibly dead.): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=576956

Yuyuko of the Netherworld (Kirby-style game with Touhou characters, NOW OFF HIATUS!): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=584685

 


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

i also get the impression this site is kinda stagnant
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:03 AM

Wow.
This game looks awesome, and if it wasen't for the file size, I would've been playing this already.
Might I suggest putting this game in a .zip file to shrink the size down?
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#12 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:28 PM


Might I suggest putting this game in a .zip file to shrink the size down?

it doesn't make much of a difference. It's still relatively the same file size even when it's compressed.


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Gradius Trepedation (Gradius fangame; complete): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=572774

Touhou: Beyond the Gap (also on hiatus. Possibly dead.): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=576956

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#13 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:26 PM

i also get the impression this site is kinda stagnant

I'm starting to agree with you.


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Check out my games:
Crossover Shooter (Bullet Hell Shmup Game. DEAD PROJECT (for now..)) WIP thread: http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=563811
I Wanna Reach The End (I Wanna Be The Guy fangame; on hiatus) WIP thread: http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=567508
Gradius Trepedation (Gradius fangame; complete): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=572774

Touhou: Beyond the Gap (also on hiatus. Possibly dead.): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=576956

Yuyuko of the Netherworld (Kirby-style game with Touhou characters, NOW OFF HIATUS!): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=584685

 


#14 Yal

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

The reason ZIP doesn't shrink the file more is that MP3 files already are compressed, and it's basically hard to compress them even more because all the statistical properties that could be exploited (repeated bits, patterns, etc) has been removed in the MP3 compression step. The only way to compress even more is basically a lossy technique (think JPEG), but you don't want to do that with code.


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#15 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

Now with video! Check the first post.

 

Wow, nearly a month and STILL no feedback. :pinch:


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Gradius Trepedation (Gradius fangame; complete): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=572774

Touhou: Beyond the Gap (also on hiatus. Possibly dead.): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=576956

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:25 PM

Can you post a video of one of the earlier stages?

 

The boss rush stage doesn't seem appealing to me.

Might just be me, but might explain lack of feedback :blush:


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#17 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:30 PM

Can you post a video of one of the earlier stages?

 

The boss rush stage doesn't seem appealing to me.

Might just be me, but might explain lack of feedback :blush:

I actually just posted the video today. But sure, I can do an earlier stage.

 

 

EDIT: Done, check the first post for the new vid.


Edited by Evil_Nazgul0616, 27 March 2013 - 11:55 PM.

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Check out my games:
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I Wanna Reach The End (I Wanna Be The Guy fangame; on hiatus) WIP thread: http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=567508
Gradius Trepedation (Gradius fangame; complete): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=572774

Touhou: Beyond the Gap (also on hiatus. Possibly dead.): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=576956

Yuyuko of the Netherworld (Kirby-style game with Touhou characters, NOW OFF HIATUS!): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=584685

 


#18 Evil_Nazgul0616

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:53 AM

Now it's April...

Now the lack of feedback is getting ridiculous...


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Check out my games:
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I Wanna Reach The End (I Wanna Be The Guy fangame; on hiatus) WIP thread: http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=567508
Gradius Trepedation (Gradius fangame; complete): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=572774

Touhou: Beyond the Gap (also on hiatus. Possibly dead.): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=576956

Yuyuko of the Netherworld (Kirby-style game with Touhou characters, NOW OFF HIATUS!): http://gmc.yoyogames...howtopic=584685