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Author:  Ramsis [ Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

tepples wrote:
You appear to be describing a change in pitch.

I've never played ToP. But in F-Zero, the camera starts straight down, zooms in, and then rapidly pitches up to gameplay position. Is that the effect you're referring to?

Right. :-)

Author:  Ramsis [ Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

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While it may not look like much has changed at first glance, I'm rather fond of the progress made. :)

  • Tilemap updates and other DMA stuff during Vblank is now done as requested by the main program only (probably still not as cool as d4s' DMA FIFO, but we're getting there :P )
  • Hero sprite was reduced to 16×32px, allowing for more efficient sprite math (don't blame me for placeholder Gengen looking like s*** now as there's still no pixel artist around for this project ... :? )
  • Hero spritesheet doesn't need to be all in VRAM any more, plus there are more frames available for smoother animations (not used ATM)
  • Hero can finally move in 8 directions 8-)

Download:
http://manuloewe.de/snestuff/projects/furryrpg_build_00243.7z

Author:  Ramsis [ Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

This new build supports scrolling backgrounds (no collisions/dynamic tile map updates yet, though). :)

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Download:
http://manuloewe.de/snestuff/projects/furryrpg_build_00248.7z

Author:  8bitMicroGuy [ Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

I like it! I was just playing now before the last update. I just love that music Sun, Wind and Rain.
One bug which is in Snes9x is that I hear popping sometimes.

Author:  Ramsis [ Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

8bitMicroGuy wrote:
I like it! I was just playing now before the last update. I just love that music Sun, Wind and Rain.

Thanks!! :D

Build #00252 is out. The biggest news is multi-language support for the dialog text engine. While I was at it, I started to work on the German localization as well. You can switch between available languages (English and German as of now) with D-pad up/down whenever the text box is open. :)

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Download:
http://manuloewe.de/snestuff/projects/furryrpg_build_00252.7z

Also, I'd like to mention once again that the full source code to the project is now on Github.

(Edit: Yes, I went back from Win 10 to Win 8.1 a while ago, in case anyone wonders. :wink: )

Author:  dougeff [ Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

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Yes, I went back from Win 10 to Win 8.1 a while ago, in case anyone wonders


Where you having problems with Win 10?

I'm having problems with Win 8.1. After the latest round of updates, I can no longer run Photoshop, nor Internet Explorer. They just completely crash my computer. I'm currently using GIMP and Chrome as replacements. I was considering moving up to Win 10, while it's still free.

Author:  Ramsis [ Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

dougeff wrote:
Where you having problems with Win 10?

The problem with Win 10 is that with every major update (like the 1511 build), all of which you're forced to install in any case, a new WIM is installed onto your system. But if you have a 3-boot UEFI system like myself, updates like these are likely to mess up your UEFI boot partition (they did in my case, anyway). As I'm not fond of having to boot-repair my system every six months, and especially since software I use all the time (like Intel WiDi v4.3.4.0) didn't work AT ALL on my system running Win 10, I decided it was time to downgrade for good. :)

Author:  Erockbrox [ Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

This game looks really awesome. I think uploading the source will also help other trying to make their own snes game too. I support this project.

Author:  Ramsis [ Tue May 24, 2016 9:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

A proper main menu is in the works, featuring a selection ring (with placeholder sprites, of course). :D

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Press X in the demo area to access the menu.

Download:
http://manuloewe.de/snestuff/projects/furryrpg_build_00256.7z

Author:  Myask [ Thu May 26, 2016 7:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

Am I misremembering there being a patent on the SoM ring menu? I suppose it would be expired, by now...

Author:  Guilty [ Thu May 26, 2016 7:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

Myask wrote:
Am I misremembering there being a patent on the SoM ring menu? I suppose it would be expired, by now...

There was a patent on the friggin ring menu? I need to look into this. I wanted to implement something similar and I'm nervous to try it out now!

Author:  tepples [ Thu May 26, 2016 7:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

Super NES era software patents have almost certainly expired by now.

Author:  Myask [ Thu May 26, 2016 8:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

tepples wrote:
Super NES era software patents have almost certainly expired by now.

Aw, no instant source-supplying from Tepples? Yes, I was more trying to remember if there had been one. Brian Fehdrau kind of hints that there was in an interview about SoE, but I was unable to find something more concrete.

...though, trying to find software patents generally depresses me, given how often I can look at one and come up with an instance of prior art.

Author:  tepples [ Thu May 26, 2016 8:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

35 USC provides that patents expire 20 years after they are filed. Two common conditions qualify a patent for a term extension: when a product requires regulatory approval for marketing, such as a drug, or when the patent office commits an undue delay in examining the patent. There was a transition period sometime around the tail end of the Super NES era when patents lasted the longer of 20 years after filing or 17 years after grant, but in practice, those situations are very similar to extensions for undue delay.

Author:  Ramsis [ Sun May 29, 2016 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New SNES game in development: Furry RPG (working title)

Interesting, I wasn't aware that there was a patent on any (!) implementation of a ring menu. Thanks for sharing, @Myask! :)

Back to topic: The latest build features 1 new music track and the first MSU1-based ambient sound -- amongst other stuff. :wink:

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Download:
ROM & PCM & MSU

Simply download all three files (last one is intentionally 0 bytes in size) and rename them based on your situation ...

For higan v098 (make sure "Ignore Manifests" is checked in the settings):
Code:
furryrpg.sfc    --> program.rom
furryrpg.msu    --> msu1.rom
nightingale.pcm --> track-1.pcm

For sd2snes:
Code:
nightingale.pcm --> furryrpg-1.pcm

Then go to area/dialog test.

Have fun! :)

Ramsis

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