Before Story Beta 0.2.1!

Oct 21, 2014 at 9:49 PM
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Before Story is a mod that tells how certain unexplained things in Cave Story came to be. Ranging from how Santa got the Fireball, to why the tow rope is where it is, this mod will cover the stuff I'm not to lazy to make it all.

Notice: All profiles from 1.8.0 and below are incompatible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Here is the mods current link:
Beta version 0.2.1

https://www.mediafire.com/?dlmnqkxmnmstr6j

Also, the new changelog! Thought I should add one.
Beta 0.2.1
Made Platinum Sword available.

Beta 0.2.0
Broke, then fixed, the game.
Title screen stuff.
Bug fixes.

Beta 0.1.8
Fixed Game Breakers.
That's all.





Beta 0.1.7
Added multiple face emotions for Bracket.
Removed Debug Capsule.
Made some text viewable.
Made some everyday text to Chacko.
Made a MYD command to draw attention to Santa's dad.

Feedback that is helpful is liked.

Made using Cave Editor and Booster's Lab. :pignon:
 
Oct 21, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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Alright. I am mildly pleased on how you did. However I saw plenty of things that [sarcasm]I'm SURE you will be more than happy to fix[/sarcasm]

- Most of the door scripts dont remove the door or the character
- Where the HECK is baby Santa? I wanna see him!
- The level editing lacks the feeling that it's all in a cave.
- Gaudi in Grasstown, I'd like to see the more natural enemies please.
- The Curly boss fight is pathetic and she doesn't fight. Why is CURLY there anyway?
- A lot of the text boxes' messages are cutoff, why?
- I can't get out of Mimiga Village, poor Santa, I wanted to show him what I did with his favorite toy!

And there are probably more but I forget them. Good work on your first beta. I wish you luck in the future.
 
Oct 21, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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THAT IS NOT WHAT I MEANT TO PUT UP!!!
I had originaly fixed a couple of those bugs, yet forgot to save. :(
 
Oct 21, 2014 at 10:29 PM
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Hoo boy okay I guess I finished this. It would have been nice to see a "this is the end" message or something.

- One hit KO enemies in first area pls nerf

- The presence of Santa and Sandaime suggests that this is at most a few years in the past. That being said, it doesn't make any sense for Gaudi to be in Grasstown and Grasstown probably wouldn't be connected to the graveyard.

- Everything changed in textbox.pbm is unnecessary and gross. So is the MyChar. The green colours are atrocious.

- That first cutscene with Santa is a huge copout. It's very beneficial for you to learn how to animate entities and pretty vital to making a mod.

- Curly done broke

- Chaco doesn't exist

- In fact, none of the mimiga exist besides implied Santa

- Text sounds (which represent syntax errors in scripts) when leaving gum

- Gunsmith's text gets cut off and looks weird

- Overall writing is subpar and also minimal

- Map design is not really fantastic but not horribly shitty I guess

- Blade apparently takes an obscene amount of exp to level up
 
Oct 21, 2014 at 11:06 PM
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So I played this and here's some thoughts:

- Is this based on 2DBro's Robot Story Mod?

- Abbreviate Before Story and you get... *insert The Breaks famous word here* Please give the mod a better name.

- Gaudis too stronk

- Blade range too short, takes too long to level up. Furthermore, when set to level 3, King is usually stationary, and he does his long attack as if he's trying to attack you.

- I sadly have not seen Baby Santa.

- Mimiga Village is empty

- Unnecessary blocks put in Reservoir, also unnecessary blocks put in to get the map. If either you can't do it or your controls suck, leave the platforming to the map untouched.

- Curly does nothing at all.

- Robot soldier disappears from lightning bolt next to it.

- Sandaime script remains untouched.

- Take it easy on the green. Not everybody likes system green.
 
Oct 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM
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TLincoln said:
Robot Story

No please dont bring this up ever again or I swear I will find you and kill you.
 
Oct 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM
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I'll just
put this here

okie les do dis
--
intro is totally original

sudden transition to grassland?!!

gaudis? what are they doing here?

15 health on a single gaudi
when I'm only at level 1 fireball
k

the gaudis drop a lot of XP...huh

getting levels is easy
how

24 damage for level 3 fireball
okie

is there any actual story in this...???

http://puu.sh/clhYp/cda39c32f1.png
they go in the floor...?

http://i.imgur.com/rButEWl.png wait that doesn't look right

http://puu.sh/cli7B/f206c46745.png ...?

why was there a <QUA and a lightning bolt?
strange

why is it so hard to level up the blade?

http://puu.sh/clij2/b1a85f3d8b.png the wrong music and curly isn't moving?

http://puu.sh/clikr/45eb22c26b.png but yet I can hurt her?
this makes no sense

http://puu.sh/clim2/0b953daf90.png why?

http://puu.sh/clinp/903ec76615.png I already...???

...not much to do...

mimiga village?
there's an overuse of those blocks too...dang it, bionco

http://puu.sh/cliKX/c181ea89c0.png I mean, just, why?

yamashite farm seems the same...

http://puu.sh/cliSn/e77f77a057.png it's literally everywhere

no teleporter in arthur's house? aww...

...

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I think that's the end.
I rate it a solid -2/10
sorry but this is kind of bad...
like it's not that good.
at all.
 
Oct 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM
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1. Need younger mimiga sprites for them to be implemented.
2. will fix the 1 hits.
3.will fix text errors.
4. The blade is supposed to NOT level up, so I don't want people to get to level 3 because of king's spirit, also short range so its like a real sword.
5. the gaudie will be re textured to a robot later.
6. chako will be in mimiga village
7. don't know how to get curly boss fight to work, have looked everywhere
8. will re texture curly
9. will fix colors on the hp, but not the main sprite. The main sprite will be updated to look better later.
10. I will animate as soon as I get the sprites done/ get a donation of sprites for the charecters
11.Item numbers reference to the code, and is seen through the robots eyes.
12.They give more expirience because I want a player to get max to deal with the bats.


EDIT: New version with bug fixes.


https://www.mediafire.com/?2tgtr6as1hll2y5
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 12:17 AM
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Okay uh
I'm making a video on this that'll (hopefully) be finished tomorrow
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 1:37 AM
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Please, PLEASE rename the files to something like Before Story v1.2 or something, having 3 downloads with the names of Before Story, Before Story (1) and Before Story (2) just irks me.

EDIT: I thought I might help you out just a TINY bit with my imagination and make Kid Santa;

p189069-0-l0hot4t.png
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 2:02 AM
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sure, can do. from now on, I will be sure to do that. sry.
Playing phoenix wright though.
(Yes, I play other games, or rather emulators because my legal copy is dead.)



EDIT: OH MA GURD!!!!
Thanks so much for this! I love the sprites! Hatty will make it in this game for sure!! (When I can actually figure out how it will work.)
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 2:08 AM
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Lol, thanks.
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 2:40 AM
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I'm sorry, but it felt like something was off with Baby Santa. So I fixed him! ^ .^

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Oct 22, 2014 at 2:54 AM
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Lolz!!! I am now updating with the baby Santa facepic and sprite, which look amazing, 2DBro
Look at the beginning of the topic for the new version!

Now I will work on the animations, a mini boss, and I'm probably going to try to fix the curly issue, but I just can't figure out what's wrong with the code, or how to fix the text error, there are no syntax errors, so I don't have a clue.

EDIT: Hatty Hattington done as promised

http://www.mediafire.com/view/vtc4fhr4vld1cwa/Hatty_Hatington.png
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 3:25 AM
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Thanks! Hope you like the Hatty sprite! You can use it in any mod as long as you notify me when it is done. He WILL be in the mod, and you can get a weapon (don't know which.) in echange for an emerald-gem-thing. (haven't played battle block theater in a while. :pignon2:)


Edit: The Hatty update is D O N E!
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 9:09 PM
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The T1-TU5 update is complete! Fixed a map tile that bugged me finally, retextured curly into T1-TU5, which spells out Titus, who is my best friend. Also, fixed the boss battle. Turns out that you have to use an <ANP command instead of a <BOA command, which I messed up.
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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I'll just
put this here

okie les do dis
--
intro is totally original

sudden transition to grassland?!!

gaudis? what are they doing here?

15 health on a single gaudi
when I'm only at level 1 fireball
k

the gaudis drop a lot of XP...huh

getting levels is easy
how

24 damage for level 3 fireball
okie

is there any actual story in this...???

http://puu.sh/clhYp/cda39c32f1.png
they go in the floor...?

http://i.imgur.com/rButEWl.png wait that doesn't look right

http://puu.sh/cli7B/f206c46745.png ...?

why was there a <QUA and a lightning bolt?
strange

why is it so hard to level up the blade?

http://puu.sh/clij2/b1a85f3d8b.png the wrong music and curly isn't moving?

http://puu.sh/clikr/45eb22c26b.png but yet I can hurt her?
this makes no sense

http://puu.sh/clim2/0b953daf90.png why?

http://puu.sh/clinp/903ec76615.png I already...???

...not much to do...

mimiga village?
there's an overuse of those blocks too...dang it, bionco

http://puu.sh/cliKX/c181ea89c0.png I mean, just, why?

yamashite farm seems the same...

http://puu.sh/cliSn/e77f77a057.png it's literally everywhere

no teleporter in arthur's house? aww...

...

---
I think that's the end.
I rate it a solid -2/10
sorry but this is kind of bad...
like it's not that good.
at all.
Firstly, Spirit, do copy image. You use chrome it takes less effort than copying a URL.


Secondly, I'm not bothered to play this yet, but from Spirit's screenshots, good god.
If you can't edit mychar.bmp without it looking hurrendous, don't edit it.

End first impressions without playing mod

I'm sorry, but it felt like something was off with Baby Santa. So I fixed him! ^ .^

p189072-0-0dy9eyn.png
10/10
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 10:39 PM
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I have fixed some (to afraid to post most) of the errors in that, so I think you should really at least give some feed back after you play as well, and I'm talking to everyone about the feed back. I would really like everyone to have at least a bit of input on how to make it better, but please no double posting problems. (oh, and the player sprite is NOT done yet, I just haven't gotten around to it yet)
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM
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First tip
Don't release a demo until you feel the content is at its best
Second tip
We are giving you very good feedback
 
Oct 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM
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I know! I'm talking about all the people who just get the demo, and never respond! I really want this to be developed by everyones opinions, the I'm just here to make it happen. (If everyone's ok with it) I want all the people, guests, and whoever else. (Except the search engines) I want this to not be by just me, I want the credits to be filled with everyone who has helped, be it with constructive, or bad, criticism. That's all I have to say until someone else comes so I can post again.
 
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