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  1. In Topic: HELLQUEST //

    04 June 2022 - 10:10 PM

    I think I see what the problem is: to clarify, the hint for the store and the hint for Interchange B2 are completely separate hints. The Interchange B2 hint says nothing about a store, but the one next to it for Heat Sector does.

    (Looks like email notifications are fixed for now...)

    edit: thoughts on a patch to address some of these since I'm slightly overdue for some HELL mode bugfixes anyway:

  2. In Topic: HELLQUEST //

    29 May 2022 - 08:40 AM

    Hi, sorry. I hadn't checked this forum recently (but I thought I had email notifications on for this thread...). I'm glad you're enjoying the game!

    View PostZekium, on 19 May 2022 - 04:35 AM, said:

    - How to access the hidden store ? The hint talks about jamming the convey but didn't managed to get a clue on how to do that.



    - Is there any interest wearing the winged boots ?



    - Is there any interest giving the points in those dark rooms or is it just a joke related to the first Zelda game ?



    - Is there any green key available for that door in the green area ?


    edit: "watching" a topic doesn't send an email... brilliant.
  3. In Topic: How do I set up Built-ins to sprites

    13 April 2022 - 10:00 PM

    You should be able to just put the sprite reference on the board and have it display everything correctly. If black objects are showing up transparent you can set spr#_tcol to -1. It's been a while since I tried it though...

    What HELLQUEST 2 does is a little more roundabout because there's a parallax background effect and some other nonsense built into it. It clears a section of the vlayer and then copies a block from the board to the vlayer. What it does after is a little more complicated but in the 1x display modes it just uses two sprites that reference the copied board and overlay. I checked and the two methods (sprite board reference, board to vlayer copy) use the same function to convert board objects to a character, so referencing the board should just work.

    edit: note that using the vlayer method is nontrivial because it needs a board robot to execute after everything else on the board. This is so you don't get partial frame "lag" and other graphical bugs caused by using weird intermediate frame copies.
  4. In Topic: HELLQUEST //

    09 April 2022 - 12:23 PM

    The actual release of this game is out now. It fixes quite a lot of bugs and has some slight balance tweaks and performance improvements as well. (I also painstakingly filesize optimized all of the IT files.)

    You probably won't need to upgrade a save from the beta, but if you want to, the process is basically:

    • Back up/duplicate your save. Options for this:
      • Make a backup if you extracted the new version into the old folder.
      • Copy it into the new version folder or resave it from MZX into the new version folder if you didn't.
      • Web player: play the new version, navigate to the previous version's data folder (2706 for beta 0.9), load the save, resave it into the new version's data folder (2707 for 1.0).
        Don't try to do anything else while you have the old save loaded in the old folder, it probably won't work. rename(2) support in the HTML5 port is FUBAR so you have to go through this resaving process, you can't just use Alt+R to move the file.

    • Load the save you just backed up or duplicated.
    • While you're still on the save circle, press F5 five times. A dialog box will pop up asking you if you want to upgrade your save. Select "yes".
    • If everything worked, the game will reload with the player in the exact same position, and the usual start/save load animation will play.

    Most important state is preserved between the SWAP WORLD but some obviously won't be, so expect e.g. puzzle pieces to reset and bombable walls that you destroyed to come back.
  5. In Topic: HELLQUEST //

    03 April 2022 - 05:36 AM


    I feel like I should clarify here as elsewhere: the current release is a beta and the real release date I'm aiming for is the 8th (the original HELLQUEST came out on April 8th 10 years ago... :shocked:). There are going to be a few fixes of known bugs, but if you find anything, feel free to share it.

    Stuff I already know about and/or will address:



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    21 Dec 2016 - 15:58
    You sad act, how many profiles do you even have on here?
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    22 Dec 2012 - 03:21
    Work is eating up a lot of my time, and I'm also trying to finish drawing the RT comic storyline. And re-learning Java. Haven't decided on my next project yet, MZX or otherwise. But I'll start some type of project next year. If people really want it I may start on RT2. Who knows!
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    21 Dec 2012 - 23:43
    Eh? People want a RT2?
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    09 Mar 2012 - 00:30
    I think you're hen hao. Just kiddin' ;-)
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    27 Dec 2011 - 07:16
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    27 Dec 2011 - 07:09
    I think she's cool! :D
    *Insert awesome CD-I quote here*
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    14 Sep 2011 - 05:27
    hi i'm totally not cja
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    22 Jul 2011 - 17:05
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    21 Jul 2011 - 16:20
    i have completely spammed your profile, it turns out. this probably looks really creepy to the random viewer
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    22 Jun 2011 - 00:41
    one. the cat is the car. it's a cat on wheels, also it's a cube
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    21 Jun 2011 - 20:59
    let's make a game about cat cars
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    11 Mar 2011 - 19:17
    lachesis, does anyone else use this damn forum anymore
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    23 Dec 2010 - 06:40
    ░▒▓█ happy birthday dodette :3 █▓▒░ —from all of us at the bone lair
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    26 Nov 2010 - 00:54
    let's make a mzx game
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    15 Jul 2010 - 15:29
    You got some fantastic skills!
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