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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2015, 09:51
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Posted By darkfalzx
Nahh, haven't worked on this in a while, but I...

Nahh, haven't worked on this in a while, but I WILL finish it eventually. I have a build that is just a tiny bit more along the way than the publicly available one, but it doesn't add enough content...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2015, 03:22
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Posted By darkfalzx
The gamepad support outside of Windows is spotty....

The gamepad support outside of Windows is spotty. If you can force your distro to recognize the controller as a 360 pad (there are tutorials out there), the game will gladly use it. Other than that -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 January 2015, 23:21
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Posted By darkfalzx
I absolutely understand the ridiculous love for...

I absolutely understand the ridiculous love for the Beast (and other Psygnosis games) that makes you want to remake them, combine them, make them better while keeping them the same - pretty much what...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 January 2015, 18:39
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Posted By darkfalzx
Hey Dex - you can grab the full SFX library I'm...

Hey Dex - you can grab the full SFX library I'm using here (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24279321/SOTB1_SFX.zip).
Are you sure you want to put yourself through this, man? The game is a lot...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 December 2014, 01:11
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Posted By darkfalzx
That horizontal scrolling is one of very few...

That horizontal scrolling is one of very few things I really disliked in the original game. It cheapened the experience for me, as such scrolls were more akin to pirate intros. As for the font - I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 December 2014, 01:48
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Posted By darkfalzx
Thank you. The tilesets are recreations, or...

Thank you.
The tilesets are recreations, or rather re-shuffling of the originals. They are put this way to make them easier to work with.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 December 2014, 07:20
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Posted By darkfalzx
Someone just posted some SOTB (PS4) concept art...

Someone just posted some SOTB (PS4) concept art on NeoGaf (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=948802).
Not to be overly harsh, but call me unimpressed: (
They should've really approached...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2014, 02:24
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Posted By darkfalzx
The project is going slowly at the moment, but I...

The project is going slowly at the moment, but I get things in there in bursts. I guess I'll finish level 3 of SOTB3 next.



I've recently challenged myself to beat Barbarian without cheating -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2014, 05:31
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Posted By darkfalzx
On Amiga and Atari ST both - Barbarian and...

On Amiga and Atari ST both - Barbarian and Obliterator looked like they are held together with string and electric tape. You could easily glitch them out even without trying too hard. Same could be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2014, 02:22
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Posted By darkfalzx
One very interesting element of the first...

One very interesting element of the first Psygnosis barbarian game is that the screenshots on the box are depicting it as a VERY different game:
http://i.imgur.com/aKM0bnh.jpg

Note the complete...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2014, 05:48
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Posted By darkfalzx
We might be talking about different barbarian 2...

We might be talking about different barbarian 2 games - there were two on Amiga and Atari ST. One was made by Palace, and was sort of like a very ugly flip-screen almost-fighting game (Barbarian 2:...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2014, 00:05
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Posted By darkfalzx
Barbarian 2 was a fantastic but flawed game,...

Barbarian 2 was a fantastic but flawed game, which I would choose over many modern games of the similar genre.
Its biggest issue is the 1-button control scheme that ended up being super unresponsive...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2014, 16:44
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Posted By darkfalzx
The collision had been made a little more lenient...

The collision had been made a little more lenient to make the games less frustrating for modern players. This mostly works to the player's advantage, but there is one or two places in the game where...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2014, 01:32
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Posted By darkfalzx
It is un-publishable because Sony holds the...

It is un-publishable because Sony holds the rights and appear to be un-interested. I fully intend to complete the trilogy. What's more - I intend to make this a "Psygnosis Legacy Pack1", with the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2014, 01:24
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Posted By darkfalzx
I have updated PC and Android builds of the game...

I have updated PC and Android builds of the game with some minor improvements.
* More compatible format in the PC build. !CompMode.bat file will run the game even on crappiest of PCs.
* Slightly...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 October 2014, 17:20
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Posted By darkfalzx
Okay - a mirror is up. Again - same build, but...

Okay - a mirror is up. Again - same build, but shouldn't have the dropbox download issues anymore.

Windows build (http://bit.ly/1oJOJOp)
Ouya console build (http://bit.ly/1yHnwpb)
General...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2014, 20:32
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Posted By darkfalzx
That makes it complicated. I have to update a...

That makes it complicated. I have to update a whole series of things every time as medіafire changes the link every time I re-upload a new build. I'll stick to dropbox for now, even if it wouldn't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2014, 20:16
Replies: 255
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Posted By darkfalzx
Well - this is bad - it's the EAB censuring my...

Well - this is bad - it's the EAB censuring my links! I guess I can't link medіafire to from here.
And no - the build is the same as before - no changes yet.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2014, 19:42
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Posted By darkfalzx
Yeah - it sort of exploded. Not sure how I feel...

Yeah - it sort of exploded. Not sure how I feel about that, because there is pressure now to finish it: )
I have upped the game to medіafire - so now there should be no more issues with my Dropbox...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2014, 17:26
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Posted By darkfalzx
I'll look into the Mac problems. Meanwhile -...

I'll look into the Mac problems.
Meanwhile - did some larger website run a story about this?
Woke up this morning to Dropbox suspending the public downloads.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 October 2014, 01:16
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Posted By darkfalzx
I am a bit bummed myself - it took effort to get...

I am a bit bummed myself - it took effort to get the shaders to work properly. Unfortunately the game completely stopped working on machines with older videocards. I kept trying to preserve this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 September 2014, 23:23
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Posted By darkfalzx
Updated the build. All improvements are to the...

Updated the build.
All improvements are to the engine, no game progress.

* Removed shaders, replacing them with software filters. The game can now run on much older machines with rudimentary...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 September 2014, 06:33
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Posted By darkfalzx
Man - it seems the shaders are killing my...

Man - it seems the shaders are killing my compatibility with older systems. I might take them out and replace them with software ghetto-shaders after all.
The machines most affected are older Intel...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 September 2014, 00:05
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Posted By darkfalzx
Dude - it slows down on your system? What shaders...

Dude - it slows down on your system? What shaders are you using if any?
The game runs fine on my Intel Atom netbook, so I assume it should run great on pretty much any PC capable of running a modern...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2014, 23:16
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Posted By darkfalzx
Shoot - sorry man - misread your post - I thought...

Shoot - sorry man - misread your post - I thought it was a question about whether or not I posted news about Ulti's release on here.

Thank you so much for this coverage!: )
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2014, 22:53
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Posted By darkfalzx
I don't think so. Mainstream press sites...

I don't think so.
Mainstream press sites avoided Ulti like the plague because - "SEXISM!!!!". I made a few posts on other boards with mixed response - because again - "SEXISM!", so by the time I got...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2014, 21:23
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Posted By darkfalzx
Oh snap! That's freaking awesome! Pretty close to...

Oh snap! That's freaking awesome! Pretty close to the original! I had to do a lot of messing with that painting for the Legacy's front end, as I couldn't find it at high-enough resolution with the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2014, 19:18
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Posted By darkfalzx
I believe you can find the SOTB effect breakdown...

I believe you can find the SOTB effect breakdown article here (http://www.codetapper.com/amiga/sprite-tricks/shadow-of-the-beast/).

Thank you for your kind words. I'm an obsessive...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2014, 10:30
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Posted By darkfalzx
Wow - that was actually very interesting and...

Wow - that was actually very interesting and informative!
Doesn't make the game any less wretched, but the insight into how he did things is amazing! I wish someone could do a more detailed...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2014, 09:20
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Posted By darkfalzx
On a slightly unrelated note: I have recently...

On a slightly unrelated note:
I have recently tried playing the Atari ST version of the game - good god is it freaking terrible! Slow, choppy, no music, bad sound effects, most art has been...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2014, 01:40
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Posted By darkfalzx
It's cool - those flavor-text things are kind of...

It's cool - those flavor-text things are kind of oddly written at times.

BTW - new build up. Minor changes.
* Added a checkpoint in the middle of the plains. It's at the point where music changes...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2014, 01:26
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Posted By darkfalzx
That's not an error - it's copied from the...

That's not an error - it's copied from the original.
dank
daNGk/
adjective
disagreeably damp, musty, and typically cold.
synonyms: damp, musty, chilly, clammy, moist, wet, unaired, humid
"the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 September 2014, 00:50
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Posted By darkfalzx
The goal was to recreate the original game with...

The goal was to recreate the original game with minimal changes, improving it only in the areas that affect usability (or in case of the added cutscene - consistency). I have purposely restrained...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 September 2014, 21:08
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Posted By darkfalzx
Just resetting it is fine by me, but that whole...

Just resetting it is fine by me, but that whole business with keeping track of the HP internally for some sort of an achievement - I don't think I care for it. Maybe if I tracked the amount of damage...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 September 2014, 18:56
Replies: 255
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Posted By darkfalzx
Minor update to all builds of the game. Mostly...

Minor update to all builds of the game.
Mostly changes and polish to the menus.
Added another checkpoint to the tree maze - right after killing the skeleton boss.
Might still add a checkpoint on...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 September 2014, 00:24
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Posted By darkfalzx
I guess at this point I could try making a...

I guess at this point I could try making a scanlines "ghetto-shader" - a software shader that essentially does the same damn thing, but much faster and using less VRAM...

I also think that I will...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2014, 23:12
Replies: 255
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Posted By darkfalzx
Nice catch! This happens when the game runs for...

Nice catch! This happens when the game runs for the first time on a system. Found and fixed.



So, do you want the curvature back, or you think it's better flat? The shader doesn't look right...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2014, 21:49
Replies: 255
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Posted By darkfalzx
It's the screen curvature effect that is messing...

It's the screen curvature effect that is messing it up.
I have just uploaded a new build, where the curvature effect is removed from the CRT shader.

Also - the continue system is now implemented...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2014, 19:32
Replies: 255
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Posted By darkfalzx
As I said in my original post - "everything but...

As I said in my original post - "everything but continuing works". The continuing will be tied to a save system that isn't implemented yet.



The control redefinition routine was tested and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 September 2014, 17:08
Replies: 255
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Posted By darkfalzx
Well - balls: ) I have copied the credits from a...

Well - balls: ) I have copied the credits from a Mobygames page, and haven't thought twice about it. Will correct in the next update. Thanks a ton for pointing this out.

What did you think of the...
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