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Cart #3464 | 2011-11-07 | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
Just a small experiment attempting to create a familiar room. It works wonderfully, as it turns out.

Cart #3467 | 2011-11-07 | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
Here's the alphabet I made for it as a VOB if you like.

P#3466 2011-11-07 08:28 ( Edited 2011-11-08 04:55)

Ok, now it's time to make the full game in voxels! (__)/

P#3475 2011-11-07 09:38 ( Edited 2011-11-07 14:38)

Cart #3477 | 2011-11-07 | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
It turns out I am NOT an artist. :( But I tried.

P#3478 2011-11-07 10:09 ( Edited 2011-11-07 15:09)

Haha, that was cool. You made a solution of the room problem what I couldn't think of, that is, coming out from the same door you walked in.

Is there a way to copy rooms? Or did you so that by hand?

P#3480 2011-11-07 10:31 ( Edited 2011-11-07 15:31)

When I first loaded it up my reaction was "Nooooo Wayyyy"
I got psyched as if I were a child who'd just received a new video game, xD.

P#3484 2011-11-07 11:03 ( Edited 2011-11-07 16:03)

1) Select a room in your room list to copy. Ctrl+C.
2) Create a new room and make sure it's open for editing.
3) Paste. Ctrl+V

Same thing works for objects in the voxel editor, so you can pick individual pieces out and move them between the six object boxes.

P#3491 2011-11-07 11:28 ( Edited 2011-11-07 16:28)

Great, didn't know that. Thanks!

P#3492 2011-11-07 11:38 ( Edited 2011-11-07 16:38)

Unfortunately since we don't have any permanent quest flags or a way to change exit positions remotely (as this is trying to emulate), you'd basically need a near-complete replica of the entire overworld for every single state of the game. Which means this is as far as something "nonlinear" can get. I doubt what you're working on will have such issues, though.

What else, what else... Oh, if you didn't notice since there aren't any enemies, I used _dojo on the first map (the game ONLY checks the first map's name) but gave you a powerup to immediately overwrite it.

If you use up all the ammo, you go back to the pea shooter as normal, so you can't even tell, but once you get the sword of fortune, you never lose it again when you take damage. Kind of an interesting little loophole there.

P#3499 2011-11-07 12:22 ( Edited 2011-11-07 17:22)

You know, this reminds me.... someone DID recreate the entire overworld from the original Legend of Zelda with voxels once. They also created playable metroid with voxels, and apparently they've done some more things since I've been there last:


If you're gonna recreate the entire overworld, this might be a helpful reference!~


P#3501 2011-11-07 12:25 ( Edited 2011-11-07 17:32)

Go ahead. It is highly unlikely that I will progress any further on this myself, and even if I do it will all be in the same undetailed "rough sketch" style as this, and completely linear (all paths unresponsive except for the ones leading to the next dungeon, for instance).

I do like using an 8x8x8 scale for map blocks to keep the screen size matched to Voxatron's, though, and highly recommend it over switching to 256x256 maps.

Hm. I'm sure using bombs to open secret passages would be amazing in here, though. Ha ha.

P#3534 2011-11-07 14:36 ( Edited 2011-11-07 19:36)

Yes it's probabily better using a 128 128 so it all enters in voxatron's screen... I made my map using zelda's 256176 resolution, but the result is not so good after all...

P#3541 2011-11-07 14:59 ( Edited 2011-11-07 19:59)

There is no way for picking up a key in one room to allow you to open a door in another unless that key puts you in a different copy of every room leading up to that door too. :( There's NOTHING to save minor changes in game state except for room number, and because of that it's just entirely better to make much larger changes over a smaller area than it is to make small changes over such a large area to pretend it's being "nonlinear".

P#3587 2011-11-07 23:14 ( Edited 2011-11-08 04:14)

Well, probably something will be added to store "changes in game state", as levels (for RPG stuff) or things you can take from one room to another like you can already do with power-ups... it would be interesting to be able to move objects.
I'm too lazy to really make something really complex :P but i should at least try to link together some overworld pieces and see how it works and looks like

Edit: however, adding an "entrance" item would remove at least some of my problems

P#3592 2011-11-07 23:55 ( Edited 2011-11-08 05:23)

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