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Title: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Freebird Games on May 16, 2009, 03:49:51 PM
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffreebirdgames.com%2Fimages%2FC10Release.jpg&hash=251de943fc163e52dd99a2dc79e7c2be) (http://freebirdgames.com/Q_C1-10.exe)

Chapter I-X Package v1.00:
http://freebirdgames.com/Q_C1-10.exe (http://freebirdgames.com/Q_C1-10.exe)

Continuation save-file from end of C9:
http://freebirdgames.com/Q-Save_C9_End.rar (http://freebirdgames.com/Q-Save_C9_End.rar)
Password: freebird


Quote
2. Chapter X: "Sleeping Angel"; <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffreebirdgames.com%2Fimages%2Fmr0.jpg&hash=9380ca4c08b37b8a7eebc356135f35db)

Well, it's been the most ridiculous delay in the project thus far due to numerous unexpected factors (including the production of "Do You Remember My Lullaby"). But I am happy to say that after half a year, Quintessence is now back on track, and Chapter X is finally up and ready!!

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffreebirdgames.com%2Fimages%2Fmr1.jpg&hash=cb43cca9808e65d7f37ada44aec69d93)

Not only that, the entire game has received several notable mechanical improvements that have been demanded by you! Including:

  • Auto-Save Archives
    Ever had a particular scene somewhere that you wanted to watch again, but didn't have a close save file to go from? From May 16th on, Quintessence will contain an archive folder that collects save files that are automatically generated at the beginning of notable cut-scenes, of upwards of ~5 save files per chapter. These records will be conveniently named after their respective chapter and the scenes' key words, and can be simply copied over to the main game folder to be loaded.
  • In-Battle Transformation Improved
    Lunair's in-battle transformation system will now effectively pause the battle and actions, so you can thoughtfully and carefully select your desired form in peace without being bitten on the tail.
  • Intro Smoothened
    We've realized that we went overboard with the game-play complexity and difficulty in the revamped intro last release, and it is now mended accordingly. The intro is now shortened and much less confusing, which should provide a much smoother entrance to the project's main focus of story. So if you know someone who attempted Quintessence and gave up due to the difficulty of the intro, let them know that we heard their feedback and spearheaded into fixing the problem for them!
  • New music tracks!
  • NPC #26 in Aeria is now wearing a red hat instead of blue.
    Fixed.


And now, some more info on Chapter X:

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffreebirdgames.com%2Fimages%2Fmr2.jpg&hash=a0ceca54a0b86e505e587e2a451cf1c7)

Length: ~1 hour 20 minutes.

While Chapter IX was somewhat vanilla, Chapter X is more progressive as far as story goes. It, like most of the chapters, is cut-scene heavy with some game-play to the side. However, our new auto-save and save generator functions should accommodate it well.

The pace of the chapter is mostly mild and mellow. However, as it reaches a climax towards the end, there are a chain of critical heavy action sequences - something that hasn't happened since Chapter 6. I personally feel that they're some of the best scenes in the game thus far, but you be the judge.

The battle system does make an appearance again in the chapter. However, it doesn't happen for a while. But when it does, remember that the new Bear form is now available to Lunair! While it is quite slow and lacks variety in attacks, it gains a bonus of +500HP - that's more than double the human form's HP, and acts as a great tank.

And lastly, I'll leave a few more preview screenshots:

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffreebirdgames.com%2Fimages%2Fmr3%2B.jpg&hash=2b9eae099e378982b1e4b095a8476981)


Major thanks to Arwym for the huge help with the forum! We are still working on it, and hopefully everything will be done soon!


For in-game discussion, please make new threads in the In-Game Discussions board instead of posting them here. Thanks. c:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sleepy Weasel on May 16, 2009, 03:58:17 PM
FINALLY! YEAH!  :reivsmile: :reivsmile: :reivsmile: :reivsmile: :reivsmile: :reivsmile: I've been sitting here refreshing the forum page for 2 hours!  ;) YAY! A NEW QUINTESSENCE CHAPTER  :gothat!:

Must Play QUINTESSENCE!

Love the forum by the way, it looks really cool (from a ten second glance while this page was loading).
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Muffin on May 16, 2009, 03:59:55 PM
Kan, I love you from all of my heart  :'(
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sleepy Weasel on May 16, 2009, 04:00:28 PM
^i second that  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sayuri Sango on May 16, 2009, 04:00:42 PM
yeeeeeeeyyyyyy :reivsmile: chapter 10 :-*
and the forum looks cool,great work guys :reivsmile:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Muffin on May 16, 2009, 04:01:35 PM
Everything looks so good, before I download this I must say
I love you Kan with all my heart
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 16, 2009, 04:01:46 PM
Thanks guys. c: Big thanks to Arwym for the forum help - She worked extremely hard making everything stand and fixing frustrating bugs.

Chapter X is a bit cut-scene heavy (good side being that it = more story), and is fairly mellow for the most part; but it speeds up at the end.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Moony on May 16, 2009, 04:02:49 PM
Its out!
And it looks amazing!
Good job  :)

Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: zekallinos on May 16, 2009, 04:03:36 PM
Great, I just needed a break from my work :reivsmile:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sayuri Sango on May 16, 2009, 04:05:29 PM
more story :-*that's good to hear ;D
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Ruben on May 16, 2009, 04:08:51 PM
I just played from the beginning of chapter VII until the carnival.
However, now downloading Chapter X and looking forward to it. I think I will skip the end of Chapter VIII and Chapter X just cant wait.

I like the new forum style, btw.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: mepwnn on May 16, 2009, 04:15:32 PM
YES! FINALLY IT'S OUT!

I've been watching Twilight Zone, reading comics, and doing random stuff waiting for this to come out. YES IT'S OUT!
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 16, 2009, 04:16:18 PM
I have a folder with auto save compilation for everything right now, I'll be uploading that later today. c: But I played through them with a frame rate set to 3 times the normal (for speed), and it may have some effect, though probably not.

Either way, if anyone here does complete the game from start to finish, feel free to share your auto-save archive compilation!
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on May 16, 2009, 04:17:49 PM
Wahoo!  Finally getting to play Chapter X will be my best reward.  :)

Sorry about the emoticons.  They were reset to the defaults during the upgrade to the new version of SMF.  >.<  I forgot about that.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: mepwnn on May 16, 2009, 04:18:30 PM
Either way, if anyone here does complete the game from start to finish, feel free to share your auto-save archive compilation!

Will do if I remember to. Maybe on a second run-through
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 16, 2009, 04:19:21 PM
c':
Arwym stayed up to like 5 AM last night working on forum transitions and solving glitches. Big kudos to her!


If you run into any unexpected bugs (even if you're not sure if it's a bug), please post it here:
http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=1192.msg34636;boardseen#new

And for in-game discussions, feel free to start new threads at the In-Game Discussions board!
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Muffin on May 16, 2009, 04:28:21 PM
Suddenly my Internet started running slow so It'll take time until It will finish downloading..
I can't wait!!  :angry:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Lunair Naeryns on May 16, 2009, 04:29:29 PM
:hatsale!:

Here (click). (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?action=shop;do=buy)

Plenty left.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Muffin on May 16, 2009, 04:31:21 PM
:hatsale!:

Here (click). ([url]http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?action=shop;do=buy[/url])

Plenty left.
Oh my dear daughter, always thinking business.. :)
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Cettoto on May 16, 2009, 04:43:35 PM
HALLELUJAH!
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Muffin on May 16, 2009, 04:44:16 PM
HALLELUJAH!
I must agree o.o
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 16, 2009, 05:11:46 PM
Oh, even though the site's not ready, some of the features are sampled. For example, we're now using Lightbox2 for fanart and screenshot display.

E.g. http://www.freebirdgames.com/media.html <-Click on the picture.

Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sleepy Weasel on May 16, 2009, 05:55:40 PM
I'm still playing through C10, it is AWESOME!  :P :P :P :P

I love the new site, can't wait to see what the finished project looks like!
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Vasha on May 16, 2009, 06:01:55 PM
I just finished C10, it's awesome! The ending almost made me cry because I wanted it to continue! :o
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sleepy Weasel on May 16, 2009, 06:07:47 PM
Oddly enough, I froze after Reives (SPOILER, in white text next to these parentheses). Faught the first two of Raynes Guards, the second arrow flies at him, Revies can I get a save file after this part?
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: zekallinos on May 16, 2009, 06:09:58 PM
Some comments, as usual...

Quote
Details

-Please, don't auto fullscreen. Ask for it, like before. I'd rather not have it distorted (for 16:9 screens and others)
-About the arrow that represents side doors. It think it would be better if it was not on top of the house, but rather next to it, on the grass. The perspective is weird.
-Accents on deja vu? (dj vu)
-"The awakening" conversation - "The whole thing is obsurd!". You mean absurd?
-Some/all of the arrows in the cave/tunnel of gaurav point down. Why would they point down?
-Gaurav is supposed to be "productive"...yet there are still cracked tiles and spider webs all over?
-It may be better to have an "enter area" trigger then a white arrow.
-Reduce animation size of animal attacks. I have no idea where they actually hit.

Comments
-"Having a strange dream" - lol about that
-That ball throwing was the weirdest minigame ever.
-Greatest confrontation cutscene I've seen for a long time. Really.

So yeah, as you said, there are parts at the beginning that doesn't make us feel we're getting anywhere. But that's alright, since something always does happen (ie. soldiers arriving at Gaurav). Still a great chapter, though. Seems like we're starting to approach a conclusion now!
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 16, 2009, 06:14:54 PM
@Weasel:
That's strange, has anyone else gotten that error?
Here's the save; it's just a fight after that, so nothing much is missed:
http://www.freebirdgames.com/WeaselSave.rar

And thanks guys. c: Feel free to make new threads in the In-Game Disc board, it's a bit dusty there.

@Zeka:
Ah, posted before I submitted - will reply in a sec! :~

Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Ruben on May 16, 2009, 06:15:57 PM
I finished it. Here is what I have to say.


(Im just opening a thread in In-Game Discussion since I dont know how to use spoilers in the new forum.)

And great thanks to Arwym. The shop system is great. :)

Bugs follow later.

Edit: Here it is: http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?topic=1199.0
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 16, 2009, 06:25:57 PM
[ I'll be moving a few of the posts here in the future. Remember, if it's actual in-game related feedback, please use the In-Game Discussions board. c: Thanks! ]


@Zeka:
Thanks! And ah, good points, I'll try to get some of them fixed and reupload in the near future, along with the other bug fixes. I'm not sure how to add the accents on deja vu though. :P

@Squall:
Sure, thanks. c:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: zekallinos on May 16, 2009, 06:41:10 PM
You could copy/paste it, or :

Control Panel > Regional and Language Option > Keyboards and Languages > Change Keyboards > Add... > English (Canada) > Canadian Multilingual Standard or Canada French

(It may not be the same for non-vista). For Multilingual, it should be (/ = ) (' = ) (\ = ) on a normal keyboard.

Oh, and .1 coin per word is really a lot.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sleepy Weasel on May 16, 2009, 06:42:52 PM
I know, I only have made like 5 posts on the new forum, and yet I have like, 20 or 30 something coins.
EDIT: Woops, I just saw the Website related forum thing.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Muffin on May 16, 2009, 06:44:21 PM
The end of the chapter made me cry o.o
Oh yeah i'm the richest guy in town  ;D
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 16, 2009, 06:45:28 PM
The board was just made, so. :~
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Muffin on May 16, 2009, 06:47:44 PM
The board was just made, so. :~
Well actually, I think I'm going to keep It that way :D
(psst, if any of your names mysteriously get re-named know, It is me..)
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: KRoP on May 16, 2009, 09:26:11 PM
  For the past few hours I was still trying to access the old domain for any updates on the game. :x  I didn't know I could miss so much in that time, heh.  I might wait until some of the larger errors are fixed with Ch. X, but this is still pretty sweet.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Legacyblade on May 16, 2009, 10:01:02 PM
ZOMG, QUINTESSENCE DAY!!! I really think you should give some of us old members money to start with. After all, we've made a lot of posts. Is 20 coins too much to ask? Anyways, I am SOOO glad we have Quintessence Chapter 10 out, I am so excited to play it. Thanks for getting it done when you said you would.

BTW, on larger resolution monitors, the clouds and birds go behind the freebird games logo. It looks a bit odd. I'd say switch to an image with a transparent background (rather than one with a blue background, or make the clouds and birds draw over it (not sure how to do that). Also, I think the forum skin would match the main site better if the background were maintained, particularly the birds. Just my two cents (and coin income, XD)
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 16, 2009, 10:14:56 PM
I don't mind giving the oldies some coins, we'll just have to figure out some algorithm for the post count -> coins.

Quote from: legacyblade
Thanks for getting it done when you said you would.
Um, yeah. . . I didn't get it in late by a few months or anything. . . :P

Aye, making the main site's center transparent is what I hope to sort out sometimes in the future. As for making the side of the forum the same BG as the main site, Arwym's on it I think. c: Would definitely be cool.

@KRoP:
I think it's fine to play it as is, the only game breaking bug I'm aware of only happened to one person. It'll probably be a few days before I upload an updated version.

@Path:
Yeah, there probably should have been, heheh.

Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on May 16, 2009, 10:16:45 PM
ZOMG, QUINTESSENCE DAY!!! I really think you should give some of us old members money to start with. After all, we've made a lot of posts. Is 20 coins too much to ask? Anyways, I am SOOO glad we have Quintessence Chapter 10 out, I am so excited to play it. Thanks for getting it done when you said you would.

BTW, on larger resolution monitors, the clouds and birds go behind the freebird games logo. It looks a bit odd. I'd say switch to an image with a transparent background (rather than one with a blue background, or make the clouds and birds draw over it (not sure how to do that). Also, I think the forum skin would match the main site better if the background were maintained, particularly the birds. Just my two cents (and coin income, XD)

Thanks for the feedback, LB.  But you should note that the layout is not finished yet.  I made a post in the 'Website Related' board that gives you more info on that.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Legacyblade on May 16, 2009, 10:21:41 PM
Oh ok. i didn't see the post. It's just a suggestion on my part.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 17, 2009, 01:07:27 AM
Oh hey guys, I got a report saying that the intro freezes right after the first save (after the first crescent puzzle) - I tried it myself and it went through fine; could anyone else play through the first couple of minutes, perhaps to the griffin battle, and see if there's any trouble? Thanks a lot. :~
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Delphinus on May 17, 2009, 02:53:03 AM
Finally it's come!! XD XD XD XD
*go downloading*
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Atlanis on May 17, 2009, 06:18:46 AM
the unzipping programm must be incompatible to my european programms, could i have a simple rar file with the rgss file, thats the one wich he cant unpack. And I would like to play the game;-)
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Askalon on May 17, 2009, 07:36:03 AM
Finally.

Downloading … 67 %.

The new forum style really looks great. At first, a bit unfamilar. And the coin system and this stuff is very cool. I’m positively suprised. But what’s most important … Chapter X is out! :reivsmile:

Great work, Reives! ;D And Arwym, of course!

P.S.: What about this one? =D →  -cuss-
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Muffin on May 17, 2009, 07:51:17 AM
Salory's cuss face isn't working so they put this instead
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Askalon on May 17, 2009, 08:40:10 AM
Hm. Weird. And I wondered why the code is -.cuss- (without dots) and not :.cuss: .
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on May 17, 2009, 08:56:33 AM
Thanks!  I am glad you like the changes.

Some things are unfinished yet, and one of them is that little emoticon.  What happened is that I upgraded the forums, and while upgrading, some files were replaced with the old ones.  The custom emoticons (some, not all) had the same file names as the originals, so they were overwritten and replaced by the defaults in the process.

I can replace them, since I made a backup of the old version.  But I can't do it right now, since I am not on my computer (having issues with it).  But as soon as I can, that and many other issues will be taken care of.

Sorry for any inconveniences.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 17, 2009, 11:14:59 PM
the unzipping programm must be incompatible to my european programms, could i have a simple rar file with the rgss file, thats the one wich he cant unpack. And I would like to play the game;-)
It's likely a problem with the downloaded file being corrupted. Check its size and see if it's 102 or 103 MB. Anything less is probably missing stuff, and needs to be redownloaded. :~ If not, then tell me here. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 18, 2009, 03:05:35 AM
I'll be uploading all the auto-saves for all the chapters so far later today (when I wake up).  :gothat!:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: James QZ on May 18, 2009, 12:08:30 PM
So..does Reiver and Lunair get along well? ..
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Ruben on May 18, 2009, 12:38:22 PM
So..does Reiver and Lunair get along well? ..
Spoiler: show

Well, not exactly. As well as they could get along with Serai around. And Lunair heard Reivier saying to Serai that he would not even consider Lunair as a friend.
But nonetheless Reivier consumed the Quintessence again to save Lunair.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: KRoP on May 18, 2009, 10:11:26 PM
I'll be uploading all the auto-saves for all the chapters so far later today (when I wake up).  :gothat!:
  Any updates on this?  Not to be impatient, but curious.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 18, 2009, 10:22:47 PM
I'll do it right now. My bad, forgot. :P
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 18, 2009, 10:26:17 PM
http://freebirdgames.com/Q_1-10_Save_Compilation.rar

Password: freebird


Here are the orders of the saves:

Quote
Chapter I:
-Meeting Agatha
-Deer Hunt
-Aerians Incoming
-Suspicion
-A Familiar Stranger

Chapter II:
-Start
-Rose be Bedded
-First Day
-Fleeing Aeria
-Accepting Offer
-Worried Sal

Chapter III:
-Start
-Viper Valley
-Change of Plans
-Departure

Chapter IV:
-Start
-Rude Entrance
-Prion Dock
-The Plan
-Envy
-Trails

Chapter V:
-Start
-Late Night
-Merman Vikon
-A Day in Aeria
-Rain
-Serai at Last

Chapter VI:
-Start
-Dressed Up
-Docked
-The Wedding
-Bitter Memories
-Nightfall
-Serai
-Moonlight

Chapter VII:
-Start
-Peregrine
-Back Home
-Savior
-Clouds

Chapter VIII:
-Start
-Tag Along
-Carnival
-Kaire
-Had a Fun Day
-Snatched

Chapter IX:
-Start
-Bird Tale
-Consequence
-Not Vikon
-Her Escape
-Fly Away
-To Anywhere

CX:
-Start
-Vikon's Letter
-Back at Gaurav
-Nightfall
-Childhood
-Finding Lunair
-Scaring Korbin
-Morning
-Encounter
-Reinforcements

Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Vasha on May 19, 2009, 04:44:27 PM
yippy! my brother said that he might start playing from where he left off once these were loaded up, and now they are! :reivsmile:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sleepy Weasel on May 19, 2009, 11:02:25 PM
I might have found out why my game froze. Reives, when the
Spoiler: show
Second arrow flies at Reiver
, what is the extension on the backround music you're playing at the time, .mp3, .ogg, etc...
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 19, 2009, 11:16:25 PM
Nothing is playing there. :'( Well, in the battle before it a midi was, then at that scene it was already fading out. But even if it was playing, midis and oggs have been playing for the rest of the game without crashes. . . unless you found something really tricky.

I changed something in that scene earlier today that looked suspicious, but I'm not completely sure if it's the cause of it.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sleepy Weasel on May 20, 2009, 08:06:53 AM
oh.

I just learned that my computer combined with rpg maker wont let me:

Fade out a .mp3
try to overide an .mp3(like play an mp3, and then a couple minutes later, play another .mp3, while the first mp3 is still running
Stop playing an .mp3 in the editor.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 20, 2009, 10:24:51 AM
Now that you mention it, I think it may have been an MP3 after all (the only mp3 in game; battle theme)! Hm, that may indeed be it then, as it was fading. But how come it worked on second try? Is it because there was more gap/wait so that the mp3 had enough time to fade before the next song (but not in a mp3 format) came on?
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Sleepy Weasel on May 20, 2009, 05:36:53 PM
Hmm I don't know, I've recently converted my .mp3's in my game's (one I'm creating), to .ogg's. The glitches I said above were totally fixed.

Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 20, 2009, 05:45:38 PM
Hm. . . I suppose I should try that, I like oggs better anyhow, the only reason I used mp3 there was to avoid the slight ogg-loading freeze, since the battles are dynamics and it may be disruptive. I'll see how big of a deal it is, if it's alright then I'll probably switch.  :reivsmile:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Legacyblade on May 20, 2009, 11:18:00 PM
I agree, OGG is the best. Only really long songs cause a problem when they're OGG (like Where we Part. I had to replace it with an MP3 version so it wouldn't crash some of my computers). So I say make all the songs other than Where We Part and OGG or an MIDI (which they pretty much already are).
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: mepwnn on May 20, 2009, 11:32:08 PM
As we are on the topic of music problems, this is a non-game related problem...

Trails by JQZ gives a WMP runtime error EVERY time I play the song. It happens near the very end, when accessed via WMP. Anyone else get this error?

(Feel free to split this topic)
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Stardale on May 21, 2009, 02:56:16 AM
Very nice. Although playing needs to be moved until when I am able to get back to Manila. :)
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Harfan on May 22, 2009, 02:13:59 PM
Hello there, Reives.

I've played chapter 1-9 few months back and really excited on this new release. But am i need to redownload all the chapter 1-10 and use the saves from before to continue? You mean, i have to download all 100mb?
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Forgotten_Bard on May 22, 2009, 04:31:16 PM
hey reives I found missing tiles while i was playing <.<"
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: abigailian on May 22, 2009, 04:33:17 PM
I know this was a while back, but if you want to do accents and special characters, an easy way to do it is to use the Character Map in Windows (you do use Windows, right?). It should be in Accessories > System Tools. You just copy and paste the special characters.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Lurker on May 22, 2009, 08:38:16 PM
Why the hell would you password the savefile rar?

I cant wrap my mind around the purpose of you passwording something that people are going to download and open.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on May 22, 2009, 08:56:37 PM
@Mepwn:
That's strange, I haven't gotten it. Does it bug out on other media players?

@Star:
Sure, looking forward to yer feedback. c:

@Harfan:
Yep, the new package in its entirety has to be downloaded. My apologies, I know that this is rather inconvenient for users with slower internet speed; in the future, I will make versions without the audio folder so you can copy over the audio folder from the past versions to save some file size.

@Hunter:
Tell me where! :P

@Abi:
Ah okay, I'll go check it out.

@Lurker:
Mainly because I don't want it to be distributed elsewhere. When people link these files, they sometimes forget to include the password (due to the fact that normally there isn't one, as you just demonstrated), hence making the file unusable. It's not that much of a cover, but something for no work is better than nothing.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on May 23, 2009, 04:10:33 PM
There's also a special character reference at W3Schools, if you're interested.  And you can ask me about how to get accents, too.  :)  I know quite many of them, since I'm Hispanic.  I have to use them very often.  :)

http://w3schools.com/tags/ref_symbols.asp

http://w3schools.com/tags/ref_ascii.asp  (ASCII, if you need them for some reason.)
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: xAvaRenx on May 27, 2009, 11:26:31 PM
Chapter 10 was great!! I replayed through the whole game b/c I kinda forgot what happened after all of that time.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Forgotten_Bard on May 29, 2009, 04:58:16 PM
Reives: once I go back through it I will screen shot locations to show you... One might be cause it is a double curved edge in two spots, but if that is the case I might have a tile/tileset that has a fix for that if you want it.

I saw it and was like nice story but my eyes were too trained on the etails after seeing some errors.... I think i saw 10 or so but i was following the story through so who knows?
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: tmhpev on June 28, 2009, 06:32:34 PM
hello, im new here and i got a question about the next chapter:
when it comes up, i'll have to install the game again, or it will automaticly join the installd game?
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on June 28, 2009, 07:00:17 PM
Heya tmh! Yep, you'll have to reinstall the new game file when it is up - but it's only a < 30-second process. You can then either use your old save file to continue, or download the official continuation save. :reivsmile:

And eep, missed replies from before.
@Arwym:
Ah, awesome. Thanks! I haven't used them much so I'm pretty in experienced, will have to play around with them.

@xAva:
Glad ya enjoyed it. And heheh yeah, it's been a long time. It should be an interesting experience to go through the 100% complete game once it's finished, after having gone through each release - perhaps by then it'll feel historic! :P

@Bard:
Yeah, there are lots of mapping mishaps with the cliff tiles. o: Feel free to let me know if you come across that again!



Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Ronnie on June 29, 2009, 03:23:14 AM
Reives, do you ever play with Quintessence just for having fun? Or do you always just look for bugs and errors? :D
(well, now as I think about it, you may know the whole story back and forth... still, I have an old game which I played through more than 10 times, and I still enjoy playing with it... ^^)
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: tmhpev on June 29, 2009, 03:48:24 AM
Heya tmh! Yep, you'll have to reinstall the new game file when it is up - but it's only a < 30-second process. You can then either use your old save file to continue, or download the official continuation save. :reivsmile:

And eep, missed replies from before.
@Arwym:
Ah, awesome. Thanks! I haven't used them much so I'm pretty in experienced, will have to play around with them.

@xAva:
Glad ya enjoyed it. And heheh yeah, it's been a long time. It should be an interesting experience to go through the 100% complete game once it's finished, after having gone through each release - perhaps by then it'll feel historic! :P

@Bard:
Yeah, there are lots of mapping mishaps with the cliff tiles. o: Feel free to let me know if you come across that again!
so you actually say i have to delete the game and all it's files, expect for the save file?
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: abigailian on June 29, 2009, 10:03:41 AM
You don't have to DELETE it, I still have the old versions around on my comp. It will install in a different folder when you download the new version.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Ronnie on June 29, 2009, 10:23:53 AM
I think tmh meant if the new download automatically takes the old one's place and merges with it, but that's definitely not what happens.

If you keep the old ones too, one day it'll be funny to play through them again and see what changed from the beginning. (including the bugs xDD)
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: tmhpev on June 29, 2009, 10:56:09 AM
wait, the game changes every new chapter, or am i just getting it all wrong?
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Ronnie on June 29, 2009, 11:11:51 AM
no, but Reives keeps fixing the bugs, and often changes little things in the earlier chapters (e.g. when I first played to chapter 8, the intro was longer), so when a new chapter is updated, there can be a possibility that some things changed in the earlier chapters too.
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: tmhpev on June 29, 2009, 12:36:30 PM
so i actually need to install the game again, and then to movethe saved file to the new folder (the saved file name is: Save1.rxdata)?
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on June 29, 2009, 01:14:24 PM
Yep, that's exactly it. :gothat!:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Ronnie on June 30, 2009, 03:41:35 AM
Reives, you didn't answer my question ^^
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on June 30, 2009, 09:39:08 AM
Oh sorry. :P I do, sometimes. It gets hard to do after watching most scenes more than 10 times already while they were still in bug-ridden state though, but after things cool down a bit I can manage to chill and enjoy it sometimes. c:
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: JJ the pingu on July 25, 2009, 10:22:19 AM
downloading now :P

i forgot that you changed the site to freebird :o

ive been gone for a long time XD
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Reives on July 25, 2009, 01:08:39 PM
Ah, apparently the redirect doesn't work for specific thread links. o: Welcome back JJ!
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Kiriashi on October 11, 2009, 06:23:53 PM
I can't find the first chapter! There was only one RGSS Player file, so is that all of them?

Maybe I am playing the first chapter and just don't realize it, does the first chapter start out with Eshe, some guy, and a chick with an eye changing colors going through a weird underground maze?

Forgive my noobiness...
Title: Re: [Chapter 1-10] Release <Quintessence - The Blighted Venom>
Post by: Ruben on October 11, 2009, 06:43:44 PM
I can't find the first chapter! There was only one RGSS Player file, so is that all of them?

Maybe I am playing the first chapter and just don't realize it, does the first chapter start out with Eshe, some guy, and a chick with an eye changing colors going through a weird underground maze?

Forgive my noobiness...

That's the prologue, it's right that way, don't worry.
After that (short) prologue, Chapter I begins.