Genesis Wars Release

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Genesis Wars Release

Post by Edge-` » Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:38 pm

It certainly hasn't made any progress since I last talked about it, but I thought I should at least get what I have done out to the public as a demo before something bad happens like I lose my source code and end up having nothing to show for my work :D.

You can get it at my project page here: http://gendev.thelostangel.net/projects.php

Or the direct link to the rom is here: http://gendev.thelostangel.net/projects/genwarsdemo.rar

There isn't much to it really. You Press Start at the press start prompt (you might have to press it several times. Because of that fade effect, the key detection timing is a bit picky). Select a mode and press start (doesn't matter what mode, both go to the same place).

In the game you select a character (red team is up first) with A, move him with the direction pad, once you get to where you want, tap B to bring up the action menu. Once in the menu, you can hit B to exit the menu (kind of works :D), or use A to select an item. Wait just waits, Fire brings up a fighting background regardless if you are next to a unit or not. Once you are done with a unit, a little check mark shows he is done, and you can select the next unit. Once all the teams members have moved or you are done, put the cursor on a blank tile, hit A, and go to End to end the turn, then its the next team's turn, etc.

Anyway, I probably don't plan to have much time to work on it for a bit, but I wouldn't mind constructive comments/opinions. The graphics were mostly shamelessly taken from Advanced Wars and modified/optimised to work in a smaller palette.

I am working on another project. It's a rather simple game, but the basic idea of the project will be documenting making it step by step with screenshots, code, etc and publishing the results when the game is done as a tutorial of sorts. We'll see how it goes :D.
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Post by Fonzie » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:08 pm

Man, like other fans, i've been waiting for a release since the early stages :D
Good job :)

I like the way you did fading when moving the sprites and how menues are done :D I wish you finished the fight scene , looks promizing with mirrored background :)

Also, i'm pretty sure that coding an AI is a bit tricky at first thought :) However, once it work for one map, it will work for all maps and all situations, that's really enjoyable. I wish i could help.


"might have to press it several times. "
"Once in the menu, you can hit B to exit the menu (kind of works Very Happy)"
Nah, i'm sure you messed your code... Once you get it, managing joypad is very very pleasant (using wait_unpress() and wait_press(button) functions).

Didn't you messed with scrolling already? I remember your posts about it :D ha, anyway :)

I'm so happy you released the demo :D Wow :D Good job

"I am working on another project. "
(drool) great :D I can't wait to see a screenshot :)

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Post by Edge-` » Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:01 pm

Thanks Fonzie :>

I should mention what I used for those who are curious to make things. I used Photoshop to convert the graphics and mange palettes to a 16 color BMP. I used BMP2Tile to make them into asm files. Often I used a ton of search/replace in notepad/DevCPP to juggle palette colors around and optimize things.

I used my own DevCPP setup with the XGCC compiler. Most of the genesis functions started off from Kaneda and Fonzie's libraries from old games, and were modified and expanded a bit (mostly just me playing with things to see how the genesis works). So thanks you guys for all you do!
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Post by stalepie » Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:42 pm

That is some good work, Edge. It encourages me to get a move on with my own projects.

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Post by Edge-` » Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:47 am

Thanks again for your feedback guys. As you all probably know as devs for this scene... feedback, publicity, etc. is few and far between. I appreciate you taking the time to say something, it gives a bit more motivation :D.
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Post by mariaud » Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:01 am

(new here, hi all ;))
Sounds great :)

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Post by TmEE co.(TM) » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:48 pm

Finish your game !!! Is it enough motivation ? Add 2P mode in it too.
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Post by Edge-` » Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:02 pm

Just a quick note as I have to leave soon, but I've started working on Genesis Wars again. I've been porting it over to Stef's GCC Dev Kit and it's going great, the controller functions are awesome btw! Here is a vid of the port so far, just a the intro and main menu. I'm playing some music on it too (this is actual music playing, not just mixed in).

Thanks to Stef for all his continued help!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ej48h-7-yE
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Post by TmEE co.(TM) » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:43 am

nice :D
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Post by 8bitwizard » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:26 pm

It's purty.

So am I right in understanding that you're in Austin, TX? Maybe we should get together and chat sometime.

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Post by Edge-` » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:40 pm

Thanks guys, it actually looks a lot better from the emulator (YouTube distorts it a bit).

8bitwizard: Heya m8, my first name is Austin, I don't live in Austin,TX :D.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:04 am

Seems the site is down... - Does someone have a backup of the demo ?

(I've been watching this project for years and now that he releases a demo I miss it) :x
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Post by TmEE co.(TM) » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:34 am

I have some version (I haven no idea if latest)... I can mail it to you
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Post by Christuserloeser » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:48 am

...now that would be great! :D - Thanks in advance!

Edit: You could use www.zshare.net so everyone who missed it can download it again.
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Post by Edge-` » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:51 pm

Heya Guys ^_^,

I'm still around. I visit this forum daily and read up on all the happenings. Real life just has been overwhelmingly busy for most of my hobbies (got a new job, bought a house, car, working on house, getting married, working all the time to pay for it all, etc).

I'll post my very last build I did, it may have been a build similar to the one in the YouTube clip posted earlier in this thread.

I'll find it sometime today and throw it online for everyone to get again.

Thanks!
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