MSXdev’20: #16 – Pacific

MSXdev’20: #16 – Pacific

by MSXdev Team on 29-07-2020, 06:34
Обсуждение: Challenges
Теги: 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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Комментарии (18)

By Pippo

Champion (464)

Аватар пользователя Pippo

29-07-2020, 14:35

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

By KdL

Paragon (1347)

Аватар пользователя KdL

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

By albs_br

Master (157)

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29-07-2020, 16:19

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

By tfh

Prophet (2468)

Аватар пользователя tfh

29-07-2020, 18:54

By Uninteresting

Master (167)

Аватар пользователя Uninteresting

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.

By albs_br

Master (157)

Аватар пользователя albs_br

29-07-2020, 21:02

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

By edoz

Prophet (2301)

Аватар пользователя edoz

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!

By ARTRAG

Enlighted (6455)

Аватар пользователя ARTRAG

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

By albs_br

Master (157)

Аватар пользователя albs_br

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

By KdL

Paragon (1347)

Аватар пользователя KdL

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.

By albs_br

Master (157)

Аватар пользователя albs_br

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.

By tfh

Prophet (2468)

Аватар пользователя tfh

30-07-2020, 20:09

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

By albs_br

Master (157)

Аватар пользователя albs_br

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.

By Uninteresting

Master (167)

Аватар пользователя Uninteresting

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.

By albs_br

Master (157)

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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.

By hit9918

Prophet (2897)

Аватар пользователя hit9918

01-08-2020, 22:34

it has top colorsprites!

By albs_br

Master (157)

Аватар пользователя albs_br

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.

By tfh

Prophet (2468)

Аватар пользователя tfh

22-08-2020, 23:00

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