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So I’m Making a New Mod

So I it isn’t evident enough from my title, I’m making a new mod. I have no idea what it’s going to be named yet, but it will be about the beloved CSTSF moderator Noxid and his quest to ban all of the goblins and spambots that are invading the forums in a spammy fashion. Satisfied, yes? It is being worked in right now, but I don’t really want to spoil anything on here right now until everything’s done.

I don’t really like giving out release dates that much, because life is just too unexpected, but I am hoping/striving for a release date on April 1st, 2012.

But, if you do want to know where I’m at now, I’ll jut give a general idea without spoilers:
I am almost done with all of the new graphics, tilesets, etc, but I have not completed 1 map yet. I’m almost done with one, but that needs some polishing and finishing. I plan to have about 6 new medium sized maps total. 3 chapters will be included: The Goblin Village, The Spambots’ Lair, and The Halls of Hell (pending name). Two new maps per chapter, with a mini boss in the first and a bigger boss at the third. Since I am terrible at putting bosses in with TSC, I will constructing the levels from their maps (goblin village igor boss map will be based off of egg corridor, curly-themed boss based off of Curly’s map, etc.)

Tl;dr stage 1 -> mini boss -> stage 2 -> Boss stage

And yeah, the other mod that I was working on has been shamelessly abandoned for at least 5 months, so yeah. I’m still keeping the mod’s mychar.pbm though because I really did like that. Also, as goofy the walking animation looked, it could use some touching up.

More Information That I Should Mention…

First of all, I want to state how I will be modding in my free time:

My mod will be created/worked on WHEN I FEEL LIKE IT. I will add more to the mod overtime to allow it to blossom.

As for a release date, I will post it when it’s done. It will have one to three stories and have more as time progresses. The final version will be called a Final Version when I feel that I have accomplished something to my likings.

Also, Noxid’s new Cave Story engine reminded me of something that I almost forgot to mention (not the actual engine, but some little mistake in the script when I play tested it last night). My last idea was to have a textbox show the text while the game was actually running. For example, if there was a mysterious voice going on (either in the cave or in the protagonist’s mind) while he/she was fighting monsters in the cave, I would put in the textbox and leave the <KEY command out of the script.

Other than that, I have nothing.

 

Edit: One last thing. This blog will be updated irregularly. One week I could update on a Monday and the other week I could update on a Wednesday. Sometimes I could have a week when I would not update at all. It doesn’t really matter to me in that case.

I know what to do now!

I finally have an idea on what I could do on this blog. Random stuff! (But mostly reviews)For example, one day I could be talking about how awesome AltimaMantoid is as an LP’er and the next day I could be looking at a video game. Other than that, I don’t know what else to do…

Oh yeah, I’m thinking of modifying Cave Story. I had some pretty basic that haven’t been implemented yet, so I could do that.

Here are the basic ideas:

1) There will be a linear path with some branching off into more complex territories. I am thinking of having the first update to have one-three linear paths, an have more as time progresss.

2) A checkpoint system. I modified the save script to instantly save the game, view “Checkpoint” wait for the player to press a button, and then continue with the game. Why an I doing this? Take a look at Epic Mickey; the game is very liberal with checkpoints, but that’s not the point (no pun intended). If you make a choice, the game saves, and there’s no turning back. That’s what I want to do. If you start a story, you shouldn’t have the option to look back on what you wanted to get. It’s too late to do so.

Right now, I have ~3-4 maps done right now. All but one is fully scripted, and  I intend to have Igor as the first boss.

As for story, I have no clue. Right now, I testing out what those two elements can do.