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[*] posted on 4-4-2022 at 11:46 AM
Mode 8 Adventure Game


Hi there!
Recently I found DIV on my computer and startet a new project immediately. I like the idea of an adventure game and want to share it with you.
I have no name yet. But the basic idea is, that you control a young guy (I call him Dennis). It's a mode 8 world, but Dennis is moved sideways. Like in every adventure you must collect items, combining them, talk to people. The game is seperated in chapters.
I've already made two parts of the world, the animation when walking (with the sprites generator), and the inventory. Next step will be a conversation.
I attached the first two screenshots (my first post, I hope I did it right). Any tips are welcome. Inventory was no problem. I'll try to figure out how to make conversations with other characters in the game, but I'll keep it simple. Main focus is exploring the world.

Edit: okay, apparently it didn't work. If anyone could help insert an image... :/

new22b.jpg - 208kB new22c.jpg - 255kB

[Edited on 4-4-2022 by steffen87]
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[*] posted on 4-4-2022 at 12:11 PM


Welcome back Steffen!

Yikes. The forum really is broken!


At some point hopefully this week I will install a brand new forum. We need a new server host really - but we have what we have!
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[*] posted on 4-4-2022 at 12:32 PM


Let's try this:





I'm a bit further, but now you can see what I mean. :) More screenshots soon.

[Edited on 4-4-2022 by steffen87]
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[*] posted on 5-4-2022 at 07:30 AM


Update:
When pressed I the inventory opens or closes. When open, Dennis can't be controlled and the left/right-keys will be used to choose an item (not finished yet).

I haven't placed any items in the world yet, but I can change the variable for testing.

The sea looks ugly, but I just started. :) There also is a glitch exactely when walked from the grass to the wooden bridge. Definitely better textures needed.

Next steps: making the sea look better, placing the first items, adding a pick-up-animation.

The items are just examples for testing, but I guess I'll keep them. The planks for a quest to repair a fence, the stick to reach a clock, that needs to be manipulated to trick a construction worker to having his lunch break earlier, because he won't let you pass through the construction. :D
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[*] posted on 10-4-2022 at 08:37 AM


Had a little break for 3 days. I placed the first item, a stick, and added a pickup-animation. It works fine.
When near the item, a little hand-icon appears.

When pressed control-key the item will be picked up.


Btw the background looks as ugly as the old one. :( I'll do it later. First everything must work. :D
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[*] posted on 11-4-2022 at 12:29 PM


I like it :)
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[*] posted on 11-4-2022 at 10:13 PM


Thanks! Worked a bit on it this evening. You can now open your inventory and choose an item and can go into the house. Screenshots tomorrow!
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[*] posted on 12-4-2022 at 08:11 AM


As promised, new screenshots. :)
Here we have a tower. Well... it's supposed to be round, but if you could see the top view, it looks more like... an egg. :lol: I'll do it better.
It's also a crossroad.


This will be a small shop.

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[*] posted on 12-4-2022 at 10:01 AM


Hi steffen87,

Very good game, cheer with development :)

A curiosity: I see that you are using the original DIV emulated with DOSBOX, why not DIVDX, perhaps due to some bug or other reason in particular ?
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[*] posted on 12-4-2022 at 11:47 AM


I just had the old DIV on my computer. But I will use DIVDX soon.

I remember that I tried a game like this two years ago with my old computer, and as soon as the character walks on another texture (from dirt to grass, for example) the game crashes. I then downloaded the Windows Version and the game didn't crash. So I'll use the Windows Version soon, or else the game would crash.

This problem didn't occur when I walk from the grass to the bridge, as you can see on the screenshot with the sea. Sometime it happens, sometimes not. But there is a graphic glitch exactly where it happens.

[Edited on 12-4-2022 by steffen87]
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[*] posted on 12-4-2022 at 12:27 PM


understood, the crashes are due to some DIV bugs (mode8 and no) some have been fixed, some at the moment still not.

As mentioned earlier, good work and fun with the development. :)
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[*] posted on 12-4-2022 at 01:17 PM


Thanks! It's much fun indeed, especially when it works. And it works! :cool: Hopefully also in the future.:lol:
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[*] posted on 14-4-2022 at 08:05 AM


Morning! :)
When on a crossroad or in front of a door an arrow shows the way, meaning key up, down or both.




I tried DIV DX, but my computer gives me a warning (bull guard was pre-installed on my system). Could somebody help me with this problem? I want to use DX to avoid crashes, that occurs when walked over different textures.
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[*] posted on 14-4-2022 at 08:38 AM


Good morning to you,

Which version are you using, the official one available on the site?, If you are using Windows/Linux, the most recent is currently the one published by me in this thread:
https://div-arena.co.uk/forum2/viewthread.php?tid=246

Which fixes a lot of bugs including some mode8, if you are not already using this, follow the posts of the thread, if once installed you still have problems, please report them in the thread of the build itself to try to fix them.

[Edited on 14-4-2022 by CicTec]
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[*] posted on 14-4-2022 at 11:45 AM


Hmm... after I exit Bull Guard, there is (of course) no warning and DIVDX is starting. I tried to run my game, but it crashes at the begining. I see the title screen, but I can't hit enter to start.
It works fine with the old Div. :(

Edit: Div crashed and D.EXE disappeared. :(

I'll keep coding in DOS until I have a solution.

[Edited on 14-4-2022 by steffen87]
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[*] posted on 14-4-2022 at 12:20 PM


Though I have a problem with DIVDX, I'm happy, because i added a turning-animation. And it looks great. Much better than just mirrowing the graphic.
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[*] posted on 14-4-2022 at 12:40 PM


Quote: Originally posted by steffen87  
Hmm... after I exit Bull Guard, there is (of course) no warning and DIVDX is starting. I tried to run my game, but it crashes at the begining. I see the title screen, but I can't hit enter to start.
It works fine with the old Div. :(

Mmm, maybe some bugs introduced in DIVDX compared to DIV, if you can share (also via PM) the game code or an example that gives the same problem, I'll see if I can find the error for the weekend.

Quote: Originally posted by steffen87  

Edit: Div crashed and D.EXE disappeared. :(

I'll keep coding in DOS until I have a solution.

D.EXE don't exists on DIVDX now is D-WINDOWS.EXE (on windows) D-LINUX (on Linux) etc...
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[*] posted on 20-4-2022 at 07:24 AM


Hello!
I copied an old game from my old computer and it works with DivDX. This means, that my game is the problem, but I don't know what exactely it is, because the game runs in DOS without an error message. In order to avoid the crashes in DOS I must find the problem.

I just throw in a screenshot from the game i made when I was 16 or 17. :lol:
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[*] posted on 20-4-2022 at 07:32 AM


Hello,

Thanks for report, possibly it's a problem of mode8, last weekend I tried to test it but with windows 10 it seems that DIVDX has some problems, so I'm updating the port to SDL2 because with SDL1.2 the program starts but the client area doesn't show anything ( in Linux works fine), this weekend I will resume porting to see if we can find the error in your game.

P.S: the version you are using is the latest nightly build or that of the new thread published by me?
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[*] posted on 20-4-2022 at 09:06 AM


I used the latest release Beta 13 in the downloads section.
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[*] posted on 20-4-2022 at 09:36 AM


Beta 13 it is the oldest of all, you should try the latest nightlybuild: https://div-arena.co.uk/downloads/nightly and then with the latest posted in the news thread (the most up-to-date)
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[*] posted on 20-4-2022 at 11:25 AM


Okay, I'll do. Thanks.
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[*] posted on 21-4-2022 at 08:12 AM


Morning!
I downloaded the latest nightly and my game works. Unfortunately it still crashes at this spot, but only when I walk to the next scene, then back to the lake.


In the nightly I can't write "\". Has this something to do with the german keyboard? The third assignment of the keyboard doesn't work.

[Edited on 21-4-2022 by steffen87]
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[*] posted on 21-4-2022 at 08:56 AM


Good morning,

Could you please try downloading in a separate folder, the latest build of the news thread if you encounter the same errors?
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[*] posted on 21-4-2022 at 09:50 AM


I will try tomorrow, because I have late shift today and then I can tell you.
Do you mean the links on the first page?
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