MSXdev’20: #16 – Pacific

MSXdev’20: #16 – Pacific

van MSXdev Team op 29-07-2020, 06:34
Onderwerp: Challenges
Labels: msxdev20, shmup
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One of this year’s early entries, Subcommander took us to war in the depths of the ocean.

This entry takes us in the opposite vertical direction, lifting us high above the water, to be in a dogfight against opponents with remarkably superior firepower than you possess.

Will you survive all of the levels?

  • Name of the game: Pacific
  • Game size: 16KB
  • RAM size requirements: 16KB
  • Genre: Shoot-’em-up
  • Names of the individuals involved: André Baptista

Relevant link: MSXdev homepage

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Reacties (18)

Van Pippo

Champion (489)

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29-07-2020, 14:35

Very simple and very, very nice and interesting at the same time! Big smile
Congratulations to André. Smile

Van KdL

Paragon (1379)

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29-07-2020, 15:03

I believe there is some bug. During my first match the number of lives suddenly became a blue square and I started playing with infinite lives. Wink

Van albs_br

Master (244)

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29-07-2020, 16:19

That's a new bug for me. What machine or emulator do you use?

Van tfh

Prophet (2820)

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29-07-2020, 18:54

Van Uninteresting

Master (182)

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29-07-2020, 20:23

A minor gripe in v1.0.0: if I try to press diagonally towards the left/right-hand side of the screen, the plane doesn't move in the permitted direction. As in, I'm pressing up-left at the left edge of the screen, the plane stays put and does not move upwards. This doesn't appear to be an issue at the bottom of the screen.

Van albs_br

Master (244)

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29-07-2020, 21:02

That bug is already fixed.
Check it out the last version on git hub.

Van edoz

Prophet (2314)

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29-07-2020, 22:05

Nice game! And game idea! However it would be more fun if the bullets are moving depending of the speed of your plane. (Like it does in space invaders) Still it is a funny and not so easy game!

Van ARTRAG

Enlighted (6497)

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29-07-2020, 22:48

Very good! The sole problem is the speed and number of your bullets
You should make them faster and make the plane able to cast at least 3 of them on the screen at time

Van albs_br

Master (244)

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29-07-2020, 23:48

ARTRAG wrote:

Very good! The sole problem is the speed and number of your bullets
You should make them faster and make the plane able to cast at least 3 of them on the screen at time

Yeah that problem were already pointed out in the other thread. I'm working on it right now.
Thanks everyone for the feedback

Van KdL

Paragon (1379)

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30-07-2020, 13:04

albs_br wrote:

That's a new bug for me. What machine or emulator do you use?

I had played on WebMSX via the file-hunter.com link but I don't know how to reproduce the bug.

Van albs_br

Master (244)

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30-07-2020, 17:53

v.1.2.0 already sent to MSX Dev Team:
- player able to shot 3 shots per time
- game now runs on 8kb machines, such as the Casio PV-7
Available on git hub for download.

Van tfh

Prophet (2820)

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30-07-2020, 20:09

Updated Pacific 1.2.0 on file-hunter.com as well.

Van albs_br

Master (244)

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01-08-2020, 18:45

v.1.2.1
- Fixed a bug which shows in some real machines, such as the Panasonic WSX.
- Removed support for 8kb machines, because was causing error on loading from some SD mappers. RAM at 0xC000 is the safest assumption.

Van Uninteresting

Master (182)

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01-08-2020, 18:50

Having up to 3 live shots at the same time is a game changer. I enjoy the game a lot more now.

Van albs_br

Master (244)

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01-08-2020, 19:00

Feedback from players is essential. For me, as developer, it would be far more interesting (and hard) to improve the background with islands, land, rivers, moutains, etc.

Van hit9918

Prophet (2899)

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01-08-2020, 22:34

it has top colorsprites!

Van albs_br

Master (244)

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22-08-2020, 23:17

KdL wrote:

I believe there is some bug. During my first match the number of lives suddenly became a blue square and I started playing with infinite lives. Wink

v.1.2.4

Finally found this bug. It happens when you die on your last life, just before the level ending. Then the number of lifes becomes 255, making the player effectivelly invencible, since there are less than 255 enemies/shots in the entire game (I suppose).

It could be addressed two ways:

- the wrong way: increase the time between the last enemy and the level end, so when the level finishes the explosion animation will be finished;

- the right way: ignore the level end when lifes = 0, then the explosion animation will run and when it's over the check for extra lifes code will redirect to game over.

I just fixed the bug using the second approch, is already available for download on github.

Van tfh

Prophet (2820)

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22-08-2020, 23:00

Updated to 1.2.4 as well: Play Pacific V1.2.4 Online