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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #360 on: December 26, 2014, 11:15:29 AM »
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I'm happy to hear the Saturn version of "Dracula's Castle" in that video.

You really should standardize or at least stabilize your palettes, though.  You have hodgepodge elements from many CV games and sometimes they clash (like the Haunted Castle background with the tileset from other games, for example).  I think if you played around a little bit with the graphics 'levels' you can probably stabilize elements so that they at least resemble one another.

Characters still look like they're not standing properly, when on stairs, moving platforms, and other objects. 
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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #361 on: December 26, 2014, 12:43:46 PM »
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Well i'm not sure with tilesets..i do try to represent the levels..but in some cases enhance them..which leads me to believe..that many times..it will take various elements from differnt games..or even at times custome artwork to fill the void. I hear you on trying to make things not clash..For me it will all depend too on custom artwork..because at some point..i will probalby add in thigns hear and their. Sometimes from 1 or 2 games..you will not be able to get all of what your looking to do..in some cases..it will require custom work.

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #362 on: January 03, 2015, 10:58:26 AM »
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oh man! pachislot alucard in moving ;D this great, great job, Job, xD and thanks for the video Las :'( xD lol ... by the way Job, how about a little glitter in her hair, you can use the middle tone hair color Alucard SOTN, only a recommendation...

I dont see a problem but if someone think its looks bad the hair I can change to looks more like SotN, still need fix for example when he is in the stair and use the shield looks awful.

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #363 on: January 05, 2015, 05:16:25 PM »
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anyway, this very good  ;D, continuos well

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #364 on: January 09, 2015, 06:14:12 PM »
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Hey Thanks Dracula for the support. Yeah me and Jop have been working at stuff. I've been talking too with Kax too so iim' making some progress. This game is taken a long time..but i am going to have to shift to coding fully in gml soon. I think making tweaks to some sprites is next priority then that. I wanna get to the point where all i have to do is learn code and bang that out with everything else complete. The biggest thing i'm concerned is cna i get help porting to studio. This would be a hugh factor..in terms of making things easier. The game shold be able to handle more that way and effects use of shader much easier. Gm8 still has got some very nice areas to it..but i do think studio would be far easier to work in.   

This next bit sorta kills me.. i heard MKF project died and someone is still going to port that? It's a pretty popular fan game..with 20 people i can't imagine why it wasnt completed???..but overall..i think if no one picks it up..why port it? we could use the help porting... I 'll have to talk to this individual and see if our game could be ported.

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #365 on: May 09, 2015, 06:21:08 AM »
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Here are some Screen shots that i take to show to you:

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #366 on: May 11, 2015, 03:54:21 PM »
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Very nice..Jop..nice screenshots! ;D

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #367 on: May 29, 2015, 12:32:10 AM »
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Looks good! mmmmmmmmmm

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #368 on: June 02, 2015, 03:55:19 AM »
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Looks good! mmmmmmmmmm

 Thanks, still we have to do a lot of works and i hurt badly my right hand so make sprites its not a good option now, im learning how to use the left XD.

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #369 on: November 06, 2015, 07:34:33 PM »
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 :D Hey forum goers, we havent posted anything for a while because progress had been slow. As of recent Lanforse has also joined our team as lead code. He's done a tremendous job thus far.we do have some footage we're ready to post up. When we have more we'll post them up as we feel accordingly too.  Enjoy!

-Here is a video of Lanforse coding in Drac form2 by Plottwist. Notice that the heads can only be attacked once at atime(not all at once) which was Lanforse idea!

Dracula2 by Lanforse and Plottwist:


-Here are some various cv maps we've been able to put together. Maps by zappasoft and Kaxblastard.

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Here is a neat handshake system devolped by Lanforse. Enjoy!


-Here is a variation of Warakiya. I decided to make it a bit darker,medieval looking. I still need to rework something such as stair placement, and some other concepts i plan to add. Their maybe a variaion or two left.

Warakiya Test A:


-Mad Forest with some new retiling to be a bit more modern. Also notice that we've changed the hud around a bit to be

more of a classic feel as well as icons for each skin.

Mad Forest reworked:


-Here is an example of a fix on alucard i've managed with code. He now not only has 1 way shot but also 2 and 3 way

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Fixed alucard cv3 classic 1,2 and 3 way shot upgrade:

Enjoy ;D!!
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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #370 on: November 06, 2015, 10:33:51 PM »
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Hey Las, this might be a problem with the forum but I'm not able to view the embedded videos you posted.

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #371 on: November 07, 2015, 12:07:11 AM »
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hey hello Las, how long it is good to hear from you, all sounds great 8) but I too error mark videos. how have you been? :D and sorry again :P

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #372 on: November 07, 2015, 10:47:38 AM »
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Yeah i'm not sure. I tried http https and even [youtube] thing in the top right corner. Nothing seemed to work in terms of embedding. I'm not sure if the forum coding changed..the last time i posted vids..they worked fine without me having to do anything..I"ll have to look into that or ask Jorge. Fan of Dracula..were you Dracula before? Yeah i'm doing good.

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #373 on: November 07, 2015, 11:52:06 AM »
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So I watched the videos through your YouTube channel. I'll post some feedback / thoughts I have:

*I'd suggest looking into using different recording software for your videos. A lot of parts on your videos look like they're running sub 30 FPS. It makes things appear as if they're in slow motion. For example, on Warakiya Village you have a section with primitives and parallax backgrounds at work, it seems to have severe and noticeable drops in performance. Does the game just run like that, or is it the quality of the recording?

*You have some interesting concepts for stages, but I think a lot of them have too much going on in the background. I'm going to use Warakiya Village again here, but I notice you have a mixture of primitives and 2D parallax backgrounds scrolling in the background. It's certainly a fun idea, but in my opinion there is so much going on at any given point in time I always feel incredibly distracted. There's rain, all-too frequent bursts of lightening both in the sky and on the stage itself (which causes the screen to flash), people running around, a wolf, 3D houses, 3D plains, fire... there's so much going on! I think showing a little restraint with the use of all of these special effects would greatly improve the look and atmosphere of the stages, as it seems like a lot of it is there just for the sake of being there. Just my two cents.

*Almost every fangame ever is going to have this issue to some extent, but there are a lot of clashing graphics in all of your stages. A lot of tiles that don't quite fit are often placed together, and sometimes I noticed the background work seemed sort of cut and pasted together. Not really a big problem since this is early in development, but some polish on the stage designs and tile placement would certainly improve the look.

*The long vertical room inside the church is a neat idea and reminds me of SoTN a bit, but perhaps the graphics could be tweaked to be more inline with the aesthetics of the SoTN tilesets used?

*It's really bizarre seeing an IGAVania-styled Alucard being in the same room as this tall, slow-walking barbarian of a Belmont. It's made even more apparent as Alucard and Sypha both have a light jog as they move around but in contrast you have Trevor who literally trudges along but manages to maintain the same speed. In my opinion, these two art styles are very distinctive and do not work well together at all.

*You may not have gotten around to putting in sounds yet, but I believe it'd make a big difference in the presentation of your videos.

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Re: Super Castlevania 3 Project--Progress Report
« Reply #374 on: November 07, 2015, 12:41:17 PM »
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*Almost every fangame ever is going to have this issue to some extent, but there are a lot of clashing graphics in all of your stages. A lot of tiles that don't quite fit are often placed together, and sometimes I noticed the background work seemed sort of cut and pasted together. Not really a big problem since this is early in development, but some polish on the stage designs and tile placement would certainly improve the look.

I believe I have mentioned this before somewhere, but I'll do it again:

As ProjectDread said, the graphics do clash a lot. However, the solution I offer is to have the game obey a consistent palette.

You may choose to not follow this advice if you wish, but having a cohesive palette helps a LOT in masking the graphical clashes that appear in these fangames.

I have done several palette tests involving different graphics and I can say that once everything obeys the same palette, a big chunk of your graphic-clashing issues will be gone (provided that the tiles are detailed enough, that is. Palette tricks can't fix clashing between 8-bit tiles and 16-bit tiles, for instance).
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