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Title: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on November 22, 2009, 05:39:43 PM
But since it's already Sunday evening, I think we'll make this a Freebird-exclusive release for now and save the mass distribution for next Saturday to get max exposure.

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freebirdgames.com%2Fimages%2F1-11combinedss.jpg&hash=f08ed853d9e9f96c612d11ccc7dac47e) (http://www.freebirdgames.com/Quintessence_C1-11-SETUP.exe)

Chap 1-11 Setup File:
http://www.freebirdgames.com/Quintessence_C1-11-SETUP.exe

Save file to the new scene (this is the Just-Kidding save, it's just before it):
http://www.freebirdgames.com/Savefile_NewScene_Chap11.zip
(Please do not use your old save file from the stand-alone Ch.11, that might not work properly.)

We are now using a proper setup file, by the way, so it's more professional. :reivsmile: There're some neat things you can do with it.


Cheers,
Reives
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: KuidonNZ on November 22, 2009, 05:44:23 PM
I want it...
But how big is the setup download?
I cant if its too big...
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on November 22, 2009, 05:48:21 PM
It's 106MB; not very small. o:
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Coach Travis on November 22, 2009, 08:40:55 PM
I'm also tight on hard drive space and the file size is fine for me, because I can just delete my other packages now, and use this one, since I plan on re-playing the game before Chapter XII is out anyway.

Also, nice scene:It addresses my two complaints I had about the chapter, and is a nice addition overall.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Brickman on November 22, 2009, 09:06:35 PM
Wouldn't Friday be a better day for advertising the new release than Saturday?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Kirroha on November 22, 2009, 09:06:56 PM
Hooray! Such a nice present for my waking up! :D Thanks Reives!
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Amaranth on November 22, 2009, 11:53:29 PM
Exclusive! Coool. I'll download it once I'm home for Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Vasha on November 23, 2009, 12:36:56 AM
amazing scene! well done as usual

one thought:
when a character (reives here) has a calm face with their eyes closed, the sprite's eyes are closed too. but when they're happy with their eyes closed, the sprites eyes are still open. it would probably look better if the eyes matched
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Brickman on November 23, 2009, 07:49:44 AM
Actually, considering what week it is, if "exposure" is defined by "number of non-work days immediately following the release", wouldn't Thursday be the best day to publicly release this?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Ruben on November 23, 2009, 08:58:20 AM
Downloading.
I think I will wait an hour. It is dark by then and I want to have the best atmosphere.  :reivsmile:
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Ruben on November 23, 2009, 12:07:34 PM
Finished.  :reivsmile:

I love that new scene in Chapter XI. It is quite the type of scene I was missing and it was wonderful.
Spoiler: show
Considering the previous chapters, it is clearly visible how Lunair changes. And the things Reivier said seem to give her some new hope for the future. And now she does care. She cares if Salory hates her, she cares if it is her fault, she feels guilty for what she has done. Maybe Kardian's words helped her, too.

I noticed one thing, though: Reivier said “You could transform into a bird and chase the crows away. [...]” or something like that. How, considering that she (and Reivier, too) will not have the powers of the Quintessence anymore?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Just Lance on November 23, 2009, 03:35:06 PM
Well downloaded, upgraded and ready to upload a saves. ^^
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Sayuri Sango on November 23, 2009, 03:50:48 PM
I finished the chapter :reivsmile:
Although it would be a nice ending...... Lunair working alongside with Serai :P
lol,i must see that!
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Vasha on November 23, 2009, 05:33:52 PM
Finished.  :reivsmile:

I love that new scene in Chapter XI. It is quite the type of scene I was missing and it was wonderful.
Spoiler: show
Considering the previous chapters, it is clearly visible how Lunair changes. And the things Reivier said seem to give her some new hope for the future. And now she does care. She cares if Salory hates her, she cares if it is her fault, she feels guilty for what she has done. Maybe Kardian's words helped her, too.

I noticed one thing, though: Reivier said “You could transform into a bird and chase the crows away. [...]” or something like that. How, considering that she (and Reivier, too) will not have the powers of the Quintessence anymore?


good catch, i wasn't really thinking about that when we got to that part. just too caught up in the drama :P
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: mepwnn on November 23, 2009, 07:53:15 PM
w00t!

About the download size... apparently my brother wrote a working patch of CH X or something that turns the CH X package into CH XI package... It's 60 mb but I don't remember :P
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on November 23, 2009, 08:20:05 PM
Thanks everyone. c:

@Brick:
Mm, I think the first day of release is the time that generates the most publicity. According to Freebird's website stats, Saturday is the most active day of the week, so I was judging by that. TVTropes may have a different pattern, though.

@Vasha:
Ah yeah, I overlooked that one. May just have been me slacking off since there wasn't an eyes-closed sprite for that pose at the time though, heheh.

@Squall:
Heheh, I knew that you out all people were likely to like it. :P As for Lunair's development, I just hope it's gradual enough.

And ah, that's a good point. I think Reivier will end up still saying that, and Lunair will just make a remark about what you just said in reply.

@Sayuri:
That would be nice. :reivsmile:

@Shino:
Ooh really? That's pretty cool, how did he do that?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: mepwnn on November 23, 2009, 09:44:39 PM
Uhh, there was a program he got from giveawayoftheday... I think. I guess I can ask him :P
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Brickman on November 24, 2009, 12:36:02 AM
I don't have a whole bunch of site statistics in front of me, so I can't say which days are most popular.  Since it's not like we're all Americans anyways, I'll just not try to second-guess anyone on their holiday/long weekend behaviors and I'll go with what you said.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on November 24, 2009, 12:51:00 AM
@Shin:
Sure, thanks. Sounds like a handy program.

@Brick:
Alright, great! By the way, are the current TVTropes Quintessence references done by you?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Kirroha on November 24, 2009, 02:07:21 AM
@Reives: Hey, don't shift all the credit to him! I did most of the work! :P
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on November 24, 2009, 02:24:06 AM
Ooh it was you, Kirro? Nice. c: It was great seeing them.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Ruben on November 24, 2009, 10:01:06 AM
@Squall:
Heheh, I knew that you out all people were likely to like it. :P As for Lunair's development, I just hope it's gradual enough.

And ah, that's a good point. I think Reivier will end up still saying that, and Lunair will just make a remark about what you just said in reply.

Yep, that's just what I would have suggested. I don't want you to change the scene (because it is so moving, and every part of the dialogue is important), just add a short remark from Lunair, that'll do it.

And yep, Lunair's development is very comprehensible and not too fast if you meant that. In fact, I think, it was time for Lunair to think about what she really wants. She had no future up to this point. And now she has and I like to see this because I like Lunair despite her actions. I like her because I understand her behaviour. And feeling happy for a fictional character shows that the story is alive, and that is exactly what stories are intended to be.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Brickman on November 24, 2009, 12:36:43 PM
Wait, it's already got references?  I was planning to make a page for it.  I hadn't done it yet.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Vasha on November 24, 2009, 05:15:30 PM
Does Q-tbv have a page? I've seen references in it for 'Mood Whiplash' and 'I've Got Your Wife,' but does it have its own page?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Moony on November 24, 2009, 05:26:38 PM
xD
I went to google it and guess who was under "White Haired Pretty Boy"
Quote
Reivier from Quintessence - The Blighted Venom.

But I didn´t find a page for Quintessence-tbv  :-X
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Vasha on November 24, 2009, 05:43:28 PM
haha, nice. i wouldn't call him a pretty boy though... he doesn't seem to match their description (antihero, trickster...) though
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on November 24, 2009, 10:26:43 PM
Ah, thanks for the affirmations Squall.

And aye, Quintessence has several references up but no page at the moment. As for Reivier's trope thing, no comment. :P
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Brickman on November 25, 2009, 12:17:35 AM
Quick question: Would you rather I make the page with or without the subtitle?  I think the standard policy is to avoid subtitles since sequels will have different ones but share pages with their predecessors, and since they can be unwieldy (to be perfectly honest, yours is pretty unwieldy with the subtitle).  But I just wanna be sure you don't have some big objection to me butchering your title or whatever.  Or more honestly, I want to make sure you're not surprised when I go ahead and do that anyways.  Maybe I shouldn't have phrased it as a question so much as a statement.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on November 25, 2009, 12:26:53 AM
Mm, since the sub-title is going to be changed when all the chapters are completed, without the sub-title would probably be best. My concern for that though is that "Quintessence" alone is a rather generic name, and if someone googles it, it may not be a clear path to get to the right source (i.e. this site). Is there a way of specifying that? Perhaps have the Freebird Games label appear somewhere on the page's header description?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Vasha on November 25, 2009, 12:58:53 AM
yeah, i think "Quintessence" can be used for too many things to just refer to it as that.

Oh, and tell us when the page is up!
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Kirroha on November 25, 2009, 04:52:24 AM
Make the page, Brickman, I'll help add random stuff. :D

And Lunair wrote the white-haired pretty boy thing, but don't tell anyone! :nairstare:
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Brickman on November 25, 2009, 01:01:51 PM
Trust me, there's works hogging pages with far more mundane titles than this.  Dozens of them.  I can just make sure to mention the full title on the page.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: edchuy on November 25, 2009, 07:20:49 PM
Hi Reives,

I am definitely downloading this, as I have mentioned earlier to replay it through.

Regarding the Quintessence webpage isssue,  I just Googled "Quintessence" and guess what  ???:

Your old quintessence-tbv.com webpage appears as the second result! If you click that instead of the freebirdgames.com link on the result description, that still takes you to quintessence-tbv.com and this website but not the specific webpage for the game. Perhaps you can change that to:

http://www.freebirdgames.com/quintessence.html

Anyway, I just realized that your game has definitely the most chapters of any Rpg Maker-based game.  :o The only ones coming even close with 6 each are the trendsetting The Way and your friend's Master of The Wind (which will end up having 7). I wonder how many you intend to do? There's still a lot of things that I still feel are questions that are unanswered ... Regardless, keep up the high quality work!
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Brickman on November 25, 2009, 08:28:24 PM
The most numbered chapters, maybe, but I think Exit Fate and Last Scenario both probably win out in actual length, from start to end credits.  Of course, both of those spend most of that time in combat, while virtually every scene here is hand-crafted.  It's not like there isn't room for a handful at the top.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Vasha on November 25, 2009, 10:37:27 PM
@edchuy: There's a planned 14 chapters
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on November 25, 2009, 11:36:38 PM
Time length-wise, Master of the Wind is also longer. c:

And ah, thanks for the info edchuy! Mm, do you guys think quintessence-tbv.com should be linked to Freebird main page or Quintessence sub-page?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Ronnie on November 26, 2009, 08:40:54 AM
I think it should be the main page. Only one click from the actual Quintessence sub-page, and it makes people to look around more. ^^
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Brickman on November 26, 2009, 10:41:22 AM
Besides, people are supposed to enter a house through the front door, aren't they?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Ronnie on November 26, 2009, 11:26:43 AM
Lol, good point, Brickman. I haven't thought of it like that, but yeah, that's right. ^^
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Acezon on November 28, 2009, 07:55:11 PM
thanks! been waiting for this..  :gothat!:
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Legacyblade on December 01, 2009, 01:40:10 PM
The new scene was really well done! Great job Reives, can't wait for chapter XII (please finish it before june o.o)
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: griselmay on December 12, 2009, 06:05:25 AM
oh yeah i finished all of the  chapters
if i download it again , will my save file be SAVED?

 ::)
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on December 12, 2009, 09:06:02 PM
Chances are that you will be able to plug your save file into the new download to continue. But if changes were made to the prior chapters such that you cannot, then you will be provided a continuation save from the end of Chap XI so you don't have to play everything all over again. :reivsmile:

Speaking of which, my last exam is in about exactly a week from now - I'll start the Making of Chap XII thread then! And Prion shall be filled with cameoness.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Vasha on December 13, 2009, 06:06:14 PM
Chances are that you will be able to plug your save file into the new download to continue. But if changes were made to the prior chapters such that you cannot, then you will be provided a continuation save from the end of Chap XI so you don't have to play everything all over again. :reivsmile:

Speaking of which, my last exam is in about exactly a week from now - I'll start the Making of Chap XII thread then! And Prion shall be filled with cameoness.

yayz :vikonsmile:
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Kirroha on December 13, 2009, 10:12:31 PM
So... Reives, will you be using Delphie's sprite or mine for me?
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on December 13, 2009, 10:13:50 PM
For whom again/could you link the sprites? Sorry, my mind's kinda blank, working on a bunch of assignments. :P
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Rayen on December 13, 2009, 10:27:52 PM
I make a meh out of randomness. :P

Spoiler: show
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg5.imageshack.us%2Fimg5%2F3893%2Fyoursprite2.png&hash=a478d16932172bf98533adb1aeeda5cb)

Yay for crap!


Kirroha sprite
Spoiler: show
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg22.imageshack.us%2Fimg22%2F7222%2Fkirroha.png&hash=d9edf2956fb23f83e5ba38b2a6f58b5c)

Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Reives on December 13, 2009, 10:53:15 PM
Ah, well they're both usable sprites, it just comes down to which dress is preferred.
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Vasha on December 13, 2009, 11:11:39 PM
i'd say you should probably use the second one, just cuz i think the first one is a recolor of an npc from the village from chapter X
Title: Re: Chapter I - XI Combined Package [With new Chap. XI scene!]
Post by: Kirroha on December 14, 2009, 04:53:49 AM
Nah, it's not. It's a really quick frankensprite.

I'll prefer using Delphie's one, cos, well, it's looks better. :vikonsmile:

Anyway, what'll I be saying?