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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #25 on: 19:40, 20 November 15 »
Ah ok, So "Fire 1 or Fire 2 to Play". Got it. Thanks!!!  :)
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #26 on: 19:48, 20 November 15 »
Ah ok, So "Fire 1 or Fire 2 to Play". Got it. Thanks!!!  :)

Actually, that's something I want to investigate. This kind of game probably plays better with a gamepad than a joystick, so supporting two fire buttons is something I may implement (eg, instead of using down or up that will be messy when moving the spaceship).
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #27 on: 20:07, 20 November 15 »
Right!

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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #28 on: 19:52, 21 November 15 »
Thanks for updating us on the project man, this looks really promising even though I'm not a huge fan of the genre :)

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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #29 on: 02:18, 22 November 15 »
Thanks for updating us on the project man, this looks really promising even though I'm not a huge fan of the genre :)


What you think is the most exiting genre for games on CPC? Sorry for derailing, but I'm nosy by nature.  :)
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #30 on: 12:18, 22 November 15 »
Thanks for updating us on the project man, this looks really promising even though I'm not a huge fan of the genre :)

Thanks!

Well, I know is just "yet another match-3 puzzle game"; not ground-breaking, but I still want to make a polished release hoping that some people will enjoy playing it (as in: it is fun!).
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #31 on: 16:55, 22 November 15 »
I finally settled on this alternative tileset (can be configured via menu, in game's options) that looks OK on a green screen and it should make things easier to people having difficulties to see some colours.

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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #32 on: 09:06, 23 November 15 »
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3ELUW2lnYU[/youtube]

Testing the Jukebox with a new track: "The Legend" (based on the main tune of "The Legend of Traxtor"). It is still beta, but I already like it!

It uses only 2 channels + noise because I need one channel free for the game effects (using WYZ, at the moment that's a limitation of the player).

All the options are working, and I've played the game enough to consider it bug free (hahaha!). I'll work a little bit the new tune and after that only the loading screen is missing to consider the game "complete".

So the release party is really close!  :P
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #33 on: 13:47, 23 November 15 »

What you think is the most exiting genre for games on CPC? Sorry for derailing, but I'm nosy by nature.  :)


Genre? Ooh, I wouldn't know, I tend to like random titles from all genres, usually :)


But the CPC could do mode 2 text adventures like no other!

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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #34 on: 20:20, 23 November 15 »
Yes, a by far underestimated mode, but for Traxtors return MODE 1 or 0 are the best choices. I really would wonder how a MODE 1 mock up would look like... @MacDeath ? However, MODE 0 looks already really great.  :)
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #35 on: 21:43, 24 November 15 »
So I finished the intro and the game is complete.

What is left for before the release? I need a loading screen, and some testing in a real CPC 464; and it will be ready!

This weekend is going to be quite busy around here, but I'll try to release the game if everything's OK!
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #36 on: 23:43, 26 November 15 »
Did the testing, some tweaking was needed for the joystick, although the game plays best with keyboard or a gamepad. I don't have one of those to test unfortunately, but I believe both fire buttons should work (one for beam, the other for fire).


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I didn't test it with the Amstrad monitor but with an LCD with SCART connector, but still looks beautiful :)

I plan releasing the game tomorrow night, so watch this space!

(I may start a new thread with the release, what is best practice? If that's the case, it'll be linked here)
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #37 on: 08:43, 27 November 15 »
It look great like that!  8)
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #38 on: 19:36, 27 November 15 »
Game released, see:

New game: The Return of Traxtor

I won't be updating this thread as the development has finished :)
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Re: The Return of Traxtor (Development)
« Reply #39 on: 15:38, 30 November 15 »

Testing the Jukebox with a new track: "The Legend" (based on the main tune of "The Legend of Traxtor"). It is still beta, but I already like it!


I love this catchy tune  8) ( simple and efficient )