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#1 User is offline   Lachesis 

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Posted 01 April 2022 - 05:59 AM

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Return to HELL SYSTEM on a quest to find your friends!

Strange things are afoot in HELL SYSTEM, an ancient virtual world into which humanity is spreading its influence. Amid a chaotic string of problems, Miranda's friends have somehow been trapped in HELL SYSTEM, and it's up to her to save them... and to find the root cause of all the recent trouble!

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Original April Fool's post:

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This post has been edited by Lachesis: 09 April 2022 - 12:06 PM
Reason for edit: Replace joke release post with actual release post.

"Let's just say I'm a GOOD hacker, AND virus maker. I'm sure you wouldn't like to pay for another PC would you?"

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w/ Lancer-X and/or asgromo: Pandora's Gate - Thanatos Insignia - no True(n) - For Elise OST
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Posted 02 April 2022 - 05:14 AM

Wow, amazing game!

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Posted 02 April 2022 - 09:46 AM

Thanks!

I went ahead and fixed the game page to match the actual game instead of the ha ha funny joke. Happy April Fool's :tounge:
"Let's just say I'm a GOOD hacker, AND virus maker. I'm sure you wouldn't like to pay for another PC would you?"

xx̊y (OST) - HELLQUEST (OST) - Zeux I: Labyrinth of Zeux (OST) (DOS OST)
w/ Lancer-X and/or asgromo: Pandora's Gate - Thanatos Insignia - no True(n) - For Elise OST
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Posted 02 April 2022 - 07:57 PM

How'de Pardners,

NOW Y'ALL LISTEN UP. Seems we got ourselves a new Sheriff in town, reckons she gonna clear the town of the meanest and fastest Gun Totin' Bunch of Rootin' Tootin' Gun Slingers which ever did hit the Hell System, goes by the name of Sheriff Miranda. Yes Siree.

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<Beige> In Finland, they defecate on each other's sleeping areas.
<Beige> It's a cultural sign of respect.
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Posted 03 April 2022 - 05:36 AM

:cowboy:

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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"Let's just say I'm a GOOD hacker, AND virus maker. I'm sure you wouldn't like to pay for another PC would you?"

xx̊y (OST) - HELLQUEST (OST) - Zeux I: Labyrinth of Zeux (OST) (DOS OST)
w/ Lancer-X and/or asgromo: Pandora's Gate - Thanatos Insignia - no True(n) - For Elise OST
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Posted 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.
"Let's just say I'm a GOOD hacker, AND virus maker. I'm sure you wouldn't like to pay for another PC would you?"

xx̊y (OST) - HELLQUEST (OST) - Zeux I: Labyrinth of Zeux (OST) (DOS OST)
w/ Lancer-X and/or asgromo: Pandora's Gate - Thanatos Insignia - no True(n) - For Elise OST
MegaZeux: Online Help File - Keycode Guide - Joystick Guide - Official GIT Repository
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Posted 19 May 2022 - 10:35 AM

First, I would like so say how good the game is (I still prefer the first episode though).

I'm trying to get a 100% run on normal difficulty and I'm still confused on some parts about the game :
- 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 ?

Thanks in advance :)
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Posted 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!

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- 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.

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- Is there any interest wearing the winged boots ?

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

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

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edit: "watching" a topic doesn't send an email... brilliant.

This post has been edited by Lachesis: 29 May 2022 - 08:49 AM

"Let's just say I'm a GOOD hacker, AND virus maker. I'm sure you wouldn't like to pay for another PC would you?"

xx̊y (OST) - HELLQUEST (OST) - Zeux I: Labyrinth of Zeux (OST) (DOS OST)
w/ Lancer-X and/or asgromo: Pandora's Gate - Thanatos Insignia - no True(n) - For Elise OST
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Posted 04 June 2022 - 09:53 PM

Thanks a lot for the answer and the game :)

EDIT :

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This is actually a hint for an item in Interchange B2 rather than a store. It is in the middle screen of the large dark area. The power switch in the lower-right screen of the dark area switches power between the box conveyor device in the middle screen and the transport device in the top-right screen, which you might find useful.

I've managed to get that item actually but that don't look like a store at all.
Unless the hidden store are the dark room (which I don't think since the paper still blinks), I still don't manage to get it.

This post has been edited by Zekium: 04 June 2022 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 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:

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This post has been edited by Lachesis: 04 June 2022 - 10:47 PM

"Let's just say I'm a GOOD hacker, AND virus maker. I'm sure you wouldn't like to pay for another PC would you?"

xx̊y (OST) - HELLQUEST (OST) - Zeux I: Labyrinth of Zeux (OST) (DOS OST)
w/ Lancer-X and/or asgromo: Pandora's Gate - Thanatos Insignia - no True(n) - For Elise OST
MegaZeux: Online Help File - Keycode Guide - Joystick Guide - Official GIT Repository
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