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Post by Moon-Watcher » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:11 pm

Hi guys.

It took many years and was started from scratch at least six times but L'Abbaye des Morts is finished! :D


Source code
ROM file



it features 7 skins: PC (original), Megadrive, MSX, Gameboy, CGA, PCW and C64 with some differences between them
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Will be available this summer on PlayOnRetro website

There is a lot of Spritesmind knowledge in this game. Many thanks to all the people involved in this project.


Edit 03-08-2011

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My first post in Demo section :D

http://www.box.net/shared/7p6rrvqszxqf000jf8g4 

This is a WIP demo of L'Abbaye des Morts remake I'm working on. Does not show much for now. 

There is a twitter account (@MoonWatcherMD) where you can follow its progress. 

Stay tuned.
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Post by TmEE co.(TM) » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:52 pm

The ROM is awfully big, what is in it...?
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Post by Moon-Watcher » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:27 pm

TmEE co.(TM) wrote:The ROM is awfully big, what is in it...?
You are right. What you see isn't a tilemap, but images. I did this way because Game Maker can't export it.

There are 23 (256*176px) images used to be shown. And 23 (256*192px) images used as tool to place sprites and define limits. That's 1.12MB. Sprites sized 30KB.

Everything is there and unoptimized. The time will come.

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Post by Chilly Willy » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:37 pm

Now THAT is some old-school platforming. :lol:

It certainly looks like the original... now you just need to use something like sixpack on it to optimize the tile usage.

There's a nice full size map here from this page:

http://www.indiegames.com/2010/09/labba ... s_map.html

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Post by KanedaFr » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:24 am

wow! I didn't know this game !
How difficult (from the video) !

For optimization, you have all the tools needed.
If you REALLY want to optimize, I would say you need to make a map of each screen and reduce the number of tiles used. Just use the tilemap to know where you must place tiles (it's what I did on genres demo for ex)
I think it uses a lot of same tiles but with different pal on each screen, so you could win a loooot!
then, you can compress the remaining tiles with some of the tool available

since you use genres, you could use the compress code available and use unpack to uncompress the data from ROM to VRAM.
Not yet available on public release but I could send you the 2 files and the code to do it ;)


Since the full map is available, it should be possible to make the full game "easily" this way.

EDIT: I check the map, it's a 17 colors images!
so load it on a image editor, remove the sprites, you should get a 16 colors or less image (since yellow, red and purple is only used by sprites...and perhaps some fluo blue, true white)
Load it on Mappy, ask to remove duplicate tiles et voila, you have the map + optimize tiles!
you can't fail on this one :lol:

ps: if someone got the same kind of resource for Major Motion, let me know ;)

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Post by haroldoop » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:45 am

Sounds like a really cool project. Way to go!

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Post by Moon-Watcher » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:43 am

Thanks guys for your advice and suggestions. AbbayeMD is still in development.

Recently I've been interviewed about AbbayeMD >> link (spanish)

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Post by KanedaFr » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:01 am

Wow! you're working on an deluxe version of abbaye!

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Post by Moon-Watcher » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:03 pm

KanedaFr wrote: Since the full map is available, it should be possible to make the full game "easily" this way.

EDIT: I check the map, it's a 17 colors images!
so load it on a image editor, remove the sprites, you should get a 16 colors or less image (since yellow, red and purple is only used by sprites...and perhaps some fluo blue, true white)
Load it on Mappy, ask to remove duplicate tiles et voila, you have the map + optimize tiles!
you can't fail on this one :lol:

I did that way and removed the huge images and use Mappy/MDPPY. Actual rom size is <1Mb.

The only thing I miss are a few examples of how to use the ANI plugin.

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Post by KanedaFr » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:47 pm

the ANI plugin take an .ANI and export it to anim sprite data
look at sgdk/include/genres.h to understand the data format

of course, you have to wrote your own animation engine, based on the vblanck (to compare with animFrame.timer)

It's been a long time I didn't use it and I actually can't take the time to dig more on my archive (sorry)

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Post by Christuserloeser » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:21 pm

That looks VERY promising :D
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Post by Moon-Watcher » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:49 am

Title, info and game over screens http://www.box.com/s/325yv8lescerpbfpzna7

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Re: AbbayeMD

Post by Moon-Watcher » Wed May 31, 2017 11:21 pm

First post updated.

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Re: AbbayeMD

Post by Moon-Watcher » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:13 pm

Hi guys.

It is a great relief for me to announce that finally, with much effort and many satisfactions, I end this project :D

Here is the link to the complete source code in case someone could be of interest and of course, the rom file

Cheers!

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Re: AbbayeMD

Post by Miquel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:48 pm

Nicely done! And thanks for sharing your hard work, appreciated.

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