Adventure Construction Set

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Re: Adventure Construction Set

Post by McDeath » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:30 pm

Library will be open wednesday. I will upload the music sound zip. Now back to pulling gfx from the games and making tilesheets. Then I’ll amend a custom manual with any insights, errors etc I found. Finishing up will be the spreadsheets, the item, creature, terrain descriptions.

The only other things I can do is emulator specific: ie, using the AppleII rivers of light module with its 6 colors and transferring fantasy, spy/mystery, and sci-fi to the 6 colors rather than 4 color defaults. Neat apple 2 has that.

For Amiga I could create tilesets based on the other emulators for it. So you could graphically play a close representation of Apple, c63, dos but using the extra sound and interface of Amiga. Btw, I need to find a better emulator for Amiga.

There is the issue with graphic consistency to each platform. They vary, are missing tiles, or have worthless duplicates (in the case of appleII and c64). I can amend this but it’ll take time. I believe drawing on the emulator is the most daunting since I’m trying to be accurate for st least one version.

And the very last few things would be looking at the available modules and recording the items, gfx, Monsters, etc etc for those. I did also want to attempt putting Fracas in as an ACS adventure. I’m not sure I could do Hercules or Ali-baba Justice. They’re pretty unique even if similar. This is where I hoped Kroah had deconstructed Ali-baba. There’s a walkthrough, maps, etc. I could figure out something.

And after all that. I should be done with ACS for a little bit. I hope I can get this done in a year. That motivation sometimes drags.
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Re: Adventure Construction Set

Post by McDeath » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:30 am

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Re: Adventure Construction Set

Post by McDeath » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:06 pm

Still working on pulling the gfx out to make tilesets. Disappointed in the appleII as they don’t quite look like the in-game product. That’s all I’m left with is the appleII and I’m only at LOA. I still have it, ROL, sci-fi, and spy-mystery.
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Re: Adventure Construction Set

Post by McDeath » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:48 pm

Well, a bug on my Apple master disk side 2 for letting ACS FINISH YOUR ADVENTURE. It just hangs. This is sad news but not game breaking since ACS makes pretty lame adventures anyways. I just find it annoying as I like to see programs work fully as intended. I don’t have a physical appleII nor ACS to test so I can’t confirm it’s broke there as well. Maybe I’ll inquire around but for now I’ll just finish up what I intended.

Hah, probably finish this all and find ACK is superior (though lacking). Of all the indie games you don’t see another ACS/ACK for modern computers and OS. I really don’t care for the RPG maker and it’s combat and structure.
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Re: Adventure Construction Set

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:18 pm

McDeath wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Still working on pulling the gfx out to make tilesets. Disappointed in the appleII as they don’t quite look like the in-game product. That’s all I’m left with is the appleII and I’m only at LOA. I still have it, ROL, sci-fi, and spy-mystery.
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Re: COMPLETE ACS COLLECTION

Post by Garth's Equipment Shop » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:34 pm

Billy Mays wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:23 am
McDeath wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Maybe no one is interested but I can try to keep this alive.
Don't ever doubt yourself, sometimes you do something that at the time you don't realize how important it actually is.
Great point Mr. Mays.

If it weren't for the obsessive behaviour of lone wolf die hard fans like Mr.McDeath crying out in the wilderness...

like survivors in the wasteland of rad memes and radioactive dreams who believed themselves the last of their kind...

Like forgotten heroes who in one last ditch effort, one hail Mary play, gathered what they could salvage into a kind of time capsule and launched it into cyber space...

Indeed my friends... If it weren't for these fallen or greying old comrades, how much darker and duller would this virtual multiverse be!

So remember that next time you are gazing at the rgb or purple-green-blue-orange-white hued glow of an ancient cathode ray tube beneath a sun-baked steel sky wondering why you carry on...

Wondering if you made the right choice pulling a heavy medieval style wooden cart around like a human mule while the gas guzzling road warriors slaughter each other for a few drops of petrol...

(drum beat begins...)
...voice like Journey sings:

"Nobody told you -
that you'd face the truth alone...
"but you've got the power
to begin...

"Let yourself wander -
let your spirit find the way...

"reach for the power from
within...

"yeah...
(inspirational music builds)

"you got no reason -
to let people keep you down...

"stand up and fight
for what you are...

"cause your biggest challenge
is the one that lies
within yourself...

"Know what you're fightin for...

(electric guitar and drums synchronize - jamming begins)

(chorus...
"Hold - on - to - the - vision
in your eyes...

"Keep the fire burnin bright, you've got to make them realize...

"Only with this power can you rise...

"Hold on to that vision in your eyes...
end chorus...)

"Never surrender -
to the doubts
that cloud you're mind...

"Never retreat from
who you are...

"No...

"Love is the magic
that you carry on
and on and on and on...

"Know what you're fightin for...

(chorus)

"yeah!

(chorus)

"yeah... (fade out chorus...)

Hold On To the Vision
by Kevin Chalfant
high quality



(as an afterthought the training music from Rocky IV would have been hilarious after that last comment but the this tune has way more 80s badassitude. download mp3 of it from youtube using videoder app and add this to your mp3 player for extra human-mule-power during those long hauls. 👊)
Such is sweet Eloquence, that does dispel Envy and Hate, that thirst for human gore ~Blake

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Re: COMPLETE ACS COLLECTION

Post by Billy Mays » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:00 am

Garth's Equipment Shop wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Great point Mr. Mays.
That really means a lot to me right now, thank you.

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