SNES Shadowrun

Lots of Bug Fixes

Today isn’t that exciting to report on, I fixed lots of tiny bugs. I’ll probably re-record all the videos this weekend (although its a shame to sacrifice my view counts).

Today’s tasks

  • Fixing the Morgue scene display.
  • Spending excessive time trying to improve Ambush scene
  • Added logic for spawn points (though enemies aren’t present yet)
  • FULL Tenth Street walkthrough. Fixed a bunch of tiny bugs.
  • Added custom “Dog” portrait (provided by Geeked)

To Do

  • Figure out how I will handle armor.
  • Decide how to handle hiring mechanic.
  • Fix dog behavior in park
  • Infinite spawn room changes – Enemies don’t spawn on map start and triggers are disabled until you interact with the door.
  • Add roaming actors
  • Fix the morgue behavior when you return with the badge. (Larry doesn’t properly interact with the cabinets.)
  • Stat out Enemies (which is hard to do when we don’t have the char gen rules)

Once I complete those to do items, I’ll be ready to release the alpha of the demo.
I’ll try to make at least one of this weekend’s posts more exciting.

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Morgue Take 3 Almost ready!

Another quick status update.

I have added the rest of the logic for the Morgue. I just need to test to make sure it works. There is one “effect” type thing I still want to do, but that might not be practical. Aside from that the Morgue is almost ready for release.

- All conversations are configured.
- All item drops are configured.
- Return logic (for checking badge and shades) is implemented.

I just need to test it.

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Slowly Slogging Away

Regrettably I don’t have any fancy visuals to show you today!

Today has been fairly busy though. Harebrained Studios linked to my youtube channel and wiki so I was fielding a decent amount of questions. I welcome the advice and suggestions! While I won’t incorporate all of it, I will at least consider it all. Additionally, all this advertising looks like it will be increasing our team, which means we’ll release that much sooner.

I also spent a decent amount of time reorganizing the wiki. Once we finish cleaning up the layout, it will make creating future scenes MUCH easier. It will also allow us to track the progress. Its grunt work, BUT it will save us time in the future.

As for module work, the highlights are:

  • Almost every Tenth Street “quest item” is in the game.
  • I added a bunch of dialogue, its mostly flavor text, but that’s part of the game!
  • The phone system is almost ready as well.
  • The first infinite spawn room is ready, so now I just need to copy the method in the other locations.
  • Working on stat’ing out the hire-able Shadowrunners.

Things are going well!
Good night.

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VIDEOS!

Two new videos!

An updated version of the Morgue scene. I fixed a bunch of issues I was having and used a screen capture tool.
p(oembed). Morgue Take 2

The scene before the game begins when Jake gets gunned down in the alley. How many combat rounds do you think YOU can last?
p(oembed). Downtown Ambush

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Accomplishments.

A quick post to share some accomplishments.

  • The Morgue, and the items / information available is functioning properly even when you return to the room from outside. I still need to add the logic for once you have the sunglasses and badge though, so there is lots to do, BUT I will be posting an updated video tonight or tomorrow.
  • Jake’s death scene is WORKING. I pounded on this logic for ages and now it finally works (mostly). You need to reload your character afterwards when it loads the Morgue, but that is only a slight annoyance. A video of that will be posted soon as well.
  • Dialogue! The Business Man is fully configured! You can buy Frag Grenades and the Lone Star Badge. He’ll need to be edited when we decide if we are doing the Keyword approach or not, but then again, so will everyone.
  • Glutman’s Secretary is also configured. But her dialogue is much less exciting.

At the moment, my next steps are.

  • Two new videos! Jake’s death and the Morgue version 2.
  • Configure the scene with the wounded man. It should be quick.
  • Add the logic for Jake’s apartment, including the save point and heal point.
  • Work on the spawn rooms so that I am happy with how they behave.
  • Rework the title page / initial presentation of this wiki. We might be getting more hits soon. whistles innocently
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New Video!

This will be a short update since again I am up too late.

Grim Reaper Club

A quick list of other accomplishments

  • Hamfist and Jagadance have been spec’ed out in the editor. They probably need to be rebalanced but they are there!
  • I know how to do the infinite respawn rooms. The trigger logic is easy enough. The hard part is properly placing the regions so that eventually combat stops.
  • The Morgue has been updated and I will likely release a better quality video.
  • Jake’s demise, the opening scene before the game begins, is almost ready. I’m having some trouble with NPCs not doing what they’re told to, but that should be fixable next time the editor is updated.

I’ve also encountered one annoying problem. Even outside of combat, movement is turn-based. That means I cannot have wandering NPCs. They will have to be set in specific locations except in special circumstance.

That’s all for now

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And I'm up too late... But MAPS!

Quick update before bed.
Two more locations are mapped out, the office building and the restaurant near the rail station.

Restaurant

The restaurant will be interesting dealing with the injured man and the enemy spawn room.

Srr tenth rail apt

Office

I like Glutman’s office, but the other room seems much to spread out. Then again it will have three NPCs trying to kill you… I definitely want to add more filler to it.

Srr tenth office

With the completion of these two maps, there are three locations left on Tenth Street to map.

  • The Cage
  • The Cemetery
  • The Monorail Station

Based on time constraints I had planned on releasing those scenes AFTER the alpha release. For those who don’t remember, I was aiming at the alpha (Tenth Street Demo) release for within a week of the game’s release date. Unless the logic takes longer than expected, I should be well on target for that goal. I may even be able to get the extra locations in too.

If you want to ensure I get it out on time though, I could use help with the NPCs! There are a lot to choose the appearance of and to stat out. If I can concentrate on the trigger logic instead of worrying about their specs, it will definitely help me release on time.

Also, I want to once again thank everyone who is helping! Without the dialogue work and SNES maps this project wouldn’t be possible! Thanks

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More Maps!

As promised, I’m able to generate one map a day. I wish I could go faster, but there is only so much time.

This is the building with the business man in it.
Srr tenth ob apt

I haven’t added the NPCs to the combat room yet, nor have I added the business man’s conversation.

I also made some random fixes to other maps which aren’t worth mentioning. I changed Decker’s behavior so that the first time you enter the office block you will see him running to the alley. Lastly, just for fun, I added the credits to the Morgue slabs.

Later in the week I plan on making another quick video. I want to show the updated Morgue scene and I might as well show people the pursuit of Decker. As for the next maps I’ll do, I expect I’ll do the building you find your key in. That way I can implement the lock logic when I fix the infinite spawn rooms.

Lastly, if you didn’t see my post earlier, I need help spec’ing out the NPCs! Read post9 for more info.

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Appearances Matter!

Browsing the forums I found this very useful link
Custom NPCs

This will tells you how to generate the “random code” for an NPC’s appearance.
Does anyone want to spec out some characters based on the info in the wiki?

If you want to help with this, comment in our forums.
I have submission instructions available here

Comments should go in this forum.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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Grim Reaper Club

Not a whole lot to report for today’s progress.

I fixed some issues in the earlier scenes. The Morgue intro text is much easier to read (or to skip), I added it to a conversation instead of using popups.

Decker is mostly working right outside the Morgue. I need to modify the office block to show him heading to the alley and possible actually show him getting gunned down instead of leaving it to your imagination. (to be determined)

The only thing new I have to show today though is The Grim Reaper Club.
Srr tenth grclub

I need to carefully go through all the picture options to spec out the NPCs in the room. I kind of chose them at random. Giving them dialogue won’t be too bad. As I said before though, I’m going to wait on dialogue and most triggers until I have everything mapped out.

Tomorrow I’ll spec out some of the other buildings on the office block. Possibly the one with Glutman’s office because then I may be adventurous and experiment with the matrix. (though practically speaking that will likely wait until later as well)

One last thing, if any of you have the time, I really could use some screenshots of “The Cage”. I haven’t had the chance to get them yet.

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