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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:01 am

In this thread, I create easy-to-get packages for the various interpreters for all my games. Which is not the way it is now.

So let's start here:

http://www.joltcountry.com/games

I am confident in saying that the initial games page is fine. Which I can say because I didn't make that, I paid a friend of mine to make that page. But BEYOND that, there is trouble.
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Post by Bob Ross' Joy of Painting » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:32 pm

The is a good idea.

I would like to see the version number of each game listed on both the main page that lists all of the games, and the pages with the individual games. This way people who already have your games can verify that they have the most recent versions.

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:58 am

Thanks, Bob. I can do that.

I think the first candidate for this is A Crimson Spring. I am going to take a look around and play through the game, fix any bugs I find and get the three downloads with the three terps out there. I also hate the fact that I put the title screen in Atari 2600 style as in the 16 years since I made the game that's been done to death by other game makers and this game has zero nostalgia towards the 2600.

I could paint, in Photoshop, a lot of the art to make it look better, but if I am going to spend that time I should just make a new game. Hell, maybe I should make a new game anyway. At any rate, my goal for the weekend is to have ONE game ready for The Terp Project.
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Post by Flack » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:18 am

Also I suggest you make the new terp in Python.
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Post by Bob Ross' Joy of Painting » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:47 am

As far as the cover art goes, I honestly believe that Necrotic Drift has the best cover artwork I have ever seen in an IF game. I also believe that Cryptozookeeper (Both the cover art on the IFDB, and your new site), Revenger (the totally based cover artwork as seen on the IFDB, not the one on your new site), and No Time To Squeal all exhibit industry leading cover art of the highest degree.


I agree that the cover art could be "tweaked" a little bit on the other games.

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Post by Roody_Yogurt » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:28 am

I forgot if I've brought this up before, but if not, I've wanted to ask if it was intentional that the "A Crimson Spring" source on the IF Archive was incomplete. I'm not looking at it now, but I want to say there are things like exits to nonexistant rooms and such.

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Post by ICJ » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:53 am

I should probably yank that. The way I was coding in 2000 shouldn't be emulated by anybody.

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Post by Rare Amiibos Scalper » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:52 am

ICJ wrote:I should probably yank that.
That may just end up making it the Holy Grail of Robb Sherwin games?

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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:34 pm

The source code. Not the game.
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Post by Rare Amiibos Scalper » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:35 pm

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:The source code. Not the game.
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Post by Tdarcos » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:20 am

Flack wrote:Also I suggest you make the new terp in Python.
Seriously? Come on, if you wanted to make an interpreter for a language accessible on the largest number of current systems, either Java (if it's to run as an App or in a browser) or Javascript (if it can run locally in a browser).

Other than that I would say C or (excuse me while I lean over and puke) C++.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:48 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:I think the first candidate for this is A Crimson Spring.
I decided that before I do that, I am going to have the art redone.

I wanted to hire a penciller and/or inker of comics from the 70s or 80s. I have some idea of where to find them, but not really. The thought of someone who drew Daredevil or whatever when I was a kid working on my stuff was intriguing.

That will cost money, though not too much as you always hear about old comic book talent still needing or looking for work. So perhaps a 2017 thing.
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