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Post by RoboBlue » Tue May 11, 2010 18:17

You mean like in Metroid Prime?
Maybe, if it's not too complicated to implement.
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Post by Lava89 » Fri May 21, 2010 18:59

@NoSpike: That's a great idea! I'll be sure to do that.

@RoboBlue: About the pogo speed, I think I will try NoSpike's suggestion and make it as close to the original game's speed as much as possible (just so long as it doesn't upset gameplay in some new way). Romero, Hall and Carmack seemed to have gotten it right in the original game, so if it worked for them it should work for this game.

@NY00123: Thank you so much for experimenting with this! I will certainly write Wine's creators to make patches for Blitz3D.

Though it does make me wonder what I did right in the original demo, haha.

As for K64DP_Alt_Menu.exe, it should exit once you press a number. It was so you can set the controls externally from the game itself. I made it for people who were having problems with the menu. However, it should not be flipped 180 degrees or horizontally; thanks for pointing this out.

@Dr. Kylstein: Thanks for the follow up! As NY00123 suggested, I will try to write Wine's makers for a fix.

@Tom.K": That sounds like a good idea. I like the wrist motion, however to keep it in the style of the Keen 1-3 games, I will not make the game have the menu from Keen 4-6. So I could just make it so Keen could look at his wrist watch and then make the camera spin around so you can face Keen looking at his watch.

But then again, if I make the wrist action, it would seem weird that he is looking at the watch and yet the menu looks nothing like his watch. Unless I made an earlier model of his watch or changed the screen of it. So I will look into how I could best implement the idea and yet keep the style of Keen 1-3. However, I am open to dropping the whole wrist idea if it does not work out.

As for the scanning? I like it, but it might be too much for what I imagined Keen's watch to be like in Keen 1-3; being that the watch could not scan in Keen 4-6 (to my knowledge anyways).

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Post by Nospike » Wed Aug 18, 2010 19:54

What happened to this project?
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

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Post by Lava89 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 0:07

The project is still in development-- it's just moving a bit slow. Thanks for asking!

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Post by Nospike » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:07

I was just fearing it was cancelled, or the source code lost, or something happened to you.
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

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Post by Lava89 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 16:07

Ah, well I appreciate the concern! Just to reassure you-- If something major happened to this project it would be announced ASAP.

Thanks again! :)

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Post by Keenfan » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:24

Great to hear that there's still something going on!

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Post by RoboBlue » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:33

Yeah, I can't wait to try some real pogo-ing challenges in 3D! :)
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Post by Lava89 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 18:03

Thanks guys! I appreciate the support!

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Post by Lava89 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 19:47

Update:

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I am experimenting with an "island" style as a solution to the pit problem, so I reorganized the first level and made things closer to each other and less open.

It's a work in progress, as I haven't added extra platforms, like I have been planning to.

What do you guys think? Is it an improvement over the previous version?

Thanks in advance! :)
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Post by Ceilick » Mon Sep 06, 2010 20:06

Looking good, I like the new pit.

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Post by Dynamo » Mon Sep 06, 2010 20:08

Looks good, but I'd add more things on the "base". It looks a bit bland.
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Post by tulip » Mon Sep 06, 2010 20:26

The thing I liked better in the earlier version is that you needed the two purple platforms to get from the first big platform to the second, which seems you now can skip, other than that it looks great.
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Post by Nospike » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:23

Looks really neat and keenish!
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Post by Grimson » Tue Sep 07, 2010 13:02

Definitely an improvement. Will the gap have a black bottom plane as in to appear endless, or will it be covered in spikes or something else?
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