Microsoft Manic Marbles - a DEMO "remake"

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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:42 am

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Well, backed by popular demand, here is level 2.

Today I have finally completed level two.

Enjoy.

It is just a little something new.

If you're not into small stuffs please don't download.

It is really nothing.

Thank you again for your patience while I came out with it.

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My mother is always pushing me to be a little better than last time#!! hehe

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Without her I would have to do all the house stuffs myself especially cook.

I'm no good at cooking at all. hehe

http://www.mediafire.com/download/1lw2m ... rb9008.zip
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:50 pm

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Well, you know how I try hard to be humblest of them all.

I try my best to listen to my real dad Nguyen Binh Thuy

He loves me so much that he told me always be humblest of them all#!!

My mother real mom Huong Thi Vu also gave all she had to her three kids#!!

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My real mom Huong Thi Vu could have been selfish and showed perfect.

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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:17 am

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I just want a poll of sorts.

I was wondering if anyone wanted to see Marble Madness continue?

Could someone let me know what you think about this?

I don't want to make it if none likes it.

I personally like it being only 2 levels so far because it is a DEMO.

I think once it gets to 3 levels it becomes more of a complete game? hehe
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Post by MrFlibble » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:21 pm

tienkhoanguyen wrote:I was wondering if anyone wanted to see Marble Madness continue?
I'm sorry, I didn't have the time to check out your updates recently.

I've just tried the latest version, and I'd say there's room for improvement with collision detection and overall smoothness of controls. I think the game speed drops if there are too many things happening at once on the screen.

Also you seem to have abandoned your speed calibration routine, as the speed here is again cycle-dependent.

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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:51 pm

Jesus Christ!hehe

Thank you for being a real friend at least over the internet.

I know you have a lot of projects you seem to work on.

I don't know you well enough to be a true friend.

However you are very kind with your words and that is a nice thing.

In a virtual world where words can make a person feel better, THANK YOU!
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:43 am

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Jesus!hehe

Well, here is the next update.

This version has a calibration routine that MrFlibble wanted.

So if you have a speeds that are too fast or slow it should stabilize.

Although you set your DOSBox to 100000000000 cycles it should be perfect?

hehe

Although you try to trick the DEMO with low cycles it should also adjust.

Going under 3000 cycles will start to play the game DEMO in slow motion.


http://www.mediafire.com/download/7sbv7 ... rb9009.zip
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Post by MrFlibble » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:23 pm

Thanks for the update!

It still feels kinda fast when on 30,000 cycles.

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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:43 pm

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MrFlibble wrote:Thanks for the update!

It still feels kinda fast when on 30,000 cycles.
Oops. It would help if I tested it on fast mode. hehe

Thank you MrFlibble for the invaluable help.

Could you tell me if this one works?

Thanks again.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/6frv9 ... rb9010.zip
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Post by MrFlibble » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:09 pm

There are no speed issues now, thanks.

However there's some gameplay weirdness:

1. When I fire a projectile I cannot move the thing that I'm controlling until the projectile has travelled through the screen. I'm not sure if this is intended behaviour?

2. When the opponent is in some parts of the screen the projectile can travel straight through it without doing any damage, like this:
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However when the player is positioned just a bit lower it will hit the opponent:
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3. Also a couple of times I was able to hit the opponent with a projectile that did not collide with it, i.e. the opponent was positioned higher than the projectile's path.

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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:10 pm

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MrFlibble wrote:There are no speed issues now, thanks.

However there's some gameplay weirdness:

1. When I fire a projectile I cannot move the thing that I'm controlling until the projectile has travelled through the screen. I'm not sure if this is intended behaviour?

2. When the opponent is in some parts of the screen the projectile can travel straight through it without doing any damage, like this:
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However when the player is positioned just a bit lower it will hit the opponent:
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3. Also a couple of times I was able to hit the opponent with a projectile that did not collide with it, i.e. the opponent was positioned higher than the projectile's path.
A1: Yes, it is intended.

A2: Yes, it is intended.

A3: Yes.
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:18 pm

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However, I'm still pondering.

Do you have a suggestion?

I'm sorry if the game is a little off.

Thank you for taking the time to try my DEMO.
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Post by MrFlibble » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:49 pm

tienkhoanguyen wrote:However, I'm still pondering.

Do you have a suggestion?
I would certainly suggest that you draw inspiration from more games. So far your demo is functional (although it allows for more polish), but there's little gameplay variety.

If you haven't already, try out various DOS games and decide what you like. There's no sense making a game that you yourself would not enjoy playing. If you have found some gameplay style you like in another game(s), try making something similar without it being a straightforward clone. Or, combine elements from different games.

Here's a nice example I found recently, a little game called Day of Pigs (dop1_3.zip). In a sense, it's stripped down to bare essentials: there's no sound or music, there's no real plot, and the number of elements in this game is pretty limited. However, there's a very solid core gameplay concept, and the game is challenging and fun because of that.

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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:51 pm

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Well, I didn't know if the mouse worked so I decided to be at peace.

Well, I lost hehe

The enemy has all the free attacks.
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:54 pm

Jesus Christ!hehe

Well, I don't know about the world.

People get to choose sides.

However, you have chosen to be kind to the best of my knowledge.

From what I can verify and have proof of, THANK YOU!
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:41 pm

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I'm sorry. It has been abouta week since my last update.

This is the cheat so you get to the level 3 INTRO right away.

So please don't download if you don't want the spoiler.

Other than that please enjoy the latest and the greatest preview. hehe

http://www.mediafire.com/download/glax3 ... rb9012.zip
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:00 am

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Jesus!

This is just the spoiler part integrated into the game.

It is only one way that it could be integrated.

There are other creative ways.

However for simplicity sake it just shows the preview level 3 INTRO.

You see it when you finish level 2? hehe

I haven't tested it out so there might be a glitch.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/188o2 ... rb9014.zip
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:31 am

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Thank you all for being so patient.

Level 3 is finally completed today.

All that is needed is some playing time for the beta release of this DEMO.

If all goes well more levels may be added later.

However level 3 might not be passable right now.

So some fine tuning needs to be done.

I just wanted to see if anyone could pass level 3.

I don't know how far credits are for you, and you do get credits for passing.

Thank you!

http://www.mediafire.com/download/c6oyf ... rb9014.rar
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:56 pm

Jesus Christ!hehe

This game has a happy symbolic ending.

Marble Madness dies however it will live again in the Next Life. hehe

I hope you have a good time so far with my DEMOs and such.

Bless God for his gift so I could make these DEMOs for you!

Then bless my real mom Huong Thi Vu for always being there for me!!!!!

Honour to my real dad Nguyen Binh Thuy for pushing me to be a developer#!!

Honour to my real mom too. hehe

Love to my real sister Nguyen Khoa Thi for being a great family person now.

Love to my real sister Nguyen Khoa Thuyen for being a mature person.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/jdgwk ... rb9015.zip


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I don't know if the last screen is integrated correctly yet.

However it should all work.

So here is the summary so far:

Level 1
Intro to Level 2
Level 2
Intro to Level 3 (press the Q key to play level 3)
Level 3
Currently Final Intro screen (The End?) [press the Q key to go to credit exit]

Thank you!

Thank you Jesus.
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Post by MrFlibble » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:01 am

I've just stumbled upon yet another awesome set of graphics by Daniel Cook:
http://www.lostgarden.com/2005/03/downl ... 8-bit.html

Maybe you could use them in your project instead of the proprietary Marble Madness sprites?

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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:07 pm

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Thank you @MrFlibble!

Well, I don't want to use too many from Daniel Cook.

He is probably swamped with too many people using up his free art.

So I don't want to be making something other have produced.

If he did it just for me that is something else hehe

Anyways I am still grateful for the first image I took from him.

So thank you for that one even though Daniel Cook never intended for that.

However I hope Daniel Cook enjoys being listed in the credit screen.

Even though he currently is not used yet I hope he enjoys the lime light.

I had to plug him since I really needed a good background for the other one.


MrFlibble wrote:I've just stumbled upon yet another awesome set of graphics by Daniel Cook:
http://www.lostgarden.com/2005/03/downl ... 8-bit.html

Maybe you could use them in your project instead of the proprietary Marble Madness sprites?
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