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Program Announcements / Bubble Bobble 3D (my retro comp entry)

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xtom
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Posted: 14th Feb 2003 02:15
It's nowhere near finished but I thought I'd post up an early screenshot of my entry for the competition. The models and texturing are taking up most of my time at the moment but I have got player movement, animation, collision and bubble code/collision done so it's quite fun to jump around the empty test level at the moment. I'm kinda rushing through this development cos I haven't got a lot of spare time but hopefully I'll be able to go back over every thing and refine it a bit better before the deadline. If all goes to plan the release version will have multiple enemies based on the original baddies, multiple levels and bonuses etc. I've downloaded a version of the original so I'm going to try and keep it as close to it as I can. Also I'm concentrating on a one player only version so it's unlikely it will be 2 player to begin with. Anyway here's a pic.

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Posted: 14th Feb 2003 02:55
Looking GOOD! Bubble Bobble was one of my all time favourite games (I probably shouldn't say this, right? being a judge and all) - so I really look forward to seeing an entry.

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Posted: 14th Feb 2003 03:28
lookin' good there mate (^_^) ... no doubt this is gonna be a strong contender i'll have to watch out for it.

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Posted: 14th Feb 2003 03:53
Bubble Bobble was the coolest game game for the NES. If your copy is half as fun as the original, you're a shoe in for first place. Best of luck to ya.

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Posted: 14th Feb 2003 05:16
yes looks very nice so far.. can't wait to see firther shots..

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Posted: 14th Feb 2003 05:22
looks good i like the textures looks pro.
how are you going to make the collision.
xtom
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Posted: 14th Feb 2003 11:44
Thanks for the comments guys. Player to level and bubble to level collision is pretty much done although there is still room to improve it. The bubbles behave as they should, they float up and when they hit the underside of a platform they float along 'til they get free and they also bounce a little off the walls etc. And you can drop through the hole at the bottom of the level and you fall back into it from above. I'm using static collision boxes for the level and will probably use a simple distance function for the bubble to enemy collision and enemy to player collision. Did a test last night with the sync off and 50 bubbles and got 300+ fps so early frame rate tests are very promising.
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Posted: 14th Feb 2003 12:19
This is so good it is worrying :S hehe, I got so much to do..

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Posted: 14th Feb 2003 23:22
darn i was thinking of doing bubble boblle oh well.
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Posted: 15th Feb 2003 01:50
whats bubble bobble?

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Matto
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Posted: 15th Feb 2003 03:23
A Great Super Retro Game indeed, I am glad to see it is being done well..

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Posted: 15th Feb 2003 08:08
The basic idea of Bubble Bobble is that you're a lizard that shoots bubbles. You have to trap enemies in the bubbles and then hit them while still trapped in the bubble, where there turn to food where you can eat them for points. You can also hop on the bubbles to get to hard to raech places. The levels are a single screen and there are over 200 levels. To complete a level you must clear it of enemies. Very fun.

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Posted: 15th Feb 2003 11:02
what? uve never played the real bubble bobble then...

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Posted: 15th Feb 2003 11:04
i LOVE the real one...(ideas surging inside...)...

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Posted: 16th Feb 2003 01:58
I have an emulator and I can play bubble bobble for both NES and SNES on my computer so I know how fun it is! This program will probably be a blast!!

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Posted: 16th Feb 2003 02:26
ive got an emulator and rom too!

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Posted: 16th Feb 2003 02:26
ive got an emulator and the bubble bobble rom..

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Posted: 16th Feb 2003 08:07
Emulator bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Roms bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm getting the actual cartrige on E-bay, you can find these old game if you really want to. Go out and buy them, you thiefs.

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Posted: 16th Feb 2003 22:43
Emulator Good... Stolen Roms Bad
anyone who wants to play the originals but with better Qualty through Rom's grab a machine known as the Doctor64 - they're pretty pricey at £380 ... however you can copy games from Nintendo based machines (NES, SNES, GB, GBC, GBA & N64) and use them on machine.

Even has a handy CDRW builtin so you can make game compilation CDs and run the games from CD for the original machine or use on Emulators
remember emulating a system isn't illegal its copying the games which you havn't purchased outright (e.g. the Cartridges) is

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Posted: 17th Feb 2003 03:23
even if I have the cart., I would still rather play it on my pc emulated.

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Posted: 17th Feb 2003 16:09
i think you've missed the point in the Doctor64 somehow

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Posted: 18th Feb 2003 19:30
Why play it on a PC? Half the experance has nothing to do with the game. I got a box of candycanes so that I can play Super Mario Bros. on the NES and have it feel just like the first I played it. I play Zelda 2 just after going over bourd with the Frebreeze just to get the sensation nastalga.

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Posted: 19th Feb 2003 03:20
lol... yeah i'm an artist - i always want everything to look new. improved and better than ever with the minmum of fuss.

plus its easier carrying around a CD from country to country with 200+ games than several consoles and the carts which the airport keeps putting through that stupid magnetic machine even when i explicity say its sensitive computer equippment and shouldn't go through just to check it by hand!

:: sighs ::

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Posted: 19th Feb 2003 11:13
"I play Zelda 2 just after going over bourd with the Frebreeze just to get the sensation nastalga."

insert ref quote here
"How many times do i have to tell you 'Febreeze, Febreeze fixes everything even Ninjas, only Lincon can beat Febreeze"
not a exact quote.

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Posted: 19th Feb 2003 13:27
play it on the pc, its better ...

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Posted: 19th Feb 2003 19:54
Nah, there is no way. You just can't beat the sensation of the controlor in you hand, the 19 inch tv alit with vintage 1987 graphics, nothing can top it. By the by my copy of Bubble Bobble was just won on E-bay for $19, money well spent. Also got a Super Famicom with Zelda 3 and Mother 2.

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Posted: 20th Feb 2003 18:47
well,

1) u can get a USB thingy that lets u use controls form old consoles.

2)You can get something that lets u use a tv instead of a monitor.

3) With emulators you can have the graphics how you want, origonal or enhanced ;-p

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*from

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Oh brother, like you can find a NES USB controlor? Faces it, Emulators are wrong, personlly I find it hard to believe how many people use them here, think of the irony. How many of you guys would like you game you sent years on get ripped and sent all over the net free of charge?

Anywho back on topic, How's the game coming, Xtom?

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It's coming along steadily, not getting as much time at it as I'd like but I've got one of the badguys modeled and animated and some basic ai in there too. Basically I'll have some of the enemies just running and jumping around blind (was very funny to watch them the first time) whilst others will fire at you if they see you or some will follow you to a certain extent. I've also got some bonus fruit modeled for bonus pickups. Bursting bubbles and jumping on them is also coded in. Still to do is create proper levels and populate them with more badguys. I might post another screenshot next week if I get enough done.
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I was just waiting for you to say that; 'Oh brother, like you can find a NES USB controlor?', Exactly, u cant, u also cant get the games anymore. thats why everyone likes emulators

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Bull#@%$ Petrat, I just a copy of Bouble Bobble off E-bay. Their are thousands of sites that sell retro games, all you have to do is look.

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Posted: 21st Feb 2003 20:22
Really? where do i get the consoles then eh?

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Well, i would just like to say that me and my buddy are also making a Bubble bobble remake for the competition.
I hope we prove worthy of competition.

Seriously, it was the first game I thought of making after i heard about the comp. easy to modify and enhance, fun to play.

May the best man win

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Posted: 22nd Feb 2003 13:34
good luck. My game is going to be quite good when Its done. Its Dizzy 3D. And its cool....:-....<good lucks meself>

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Posted: 22nd Feb 2003 15:50
Well good luck Alpha. you'll need it! Only joking. Are you posting any screenshots so I can see what I'm up against? Is it 3D too?

Good luck with your Dizzy game petra, the Dizzy games were good, I think I beat Tresure Island Dizzy but I can't remember for sure.
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thanks. my name is petrat by the way

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Posted: 22nd Feb 2003 18:55
Petrat, try

[href]http://www.ebay.com
www.tripletsandus.com/80s/80s_games/arcade.htm
www.buyritegames.com
www.gamelovers.com
www.4jays.com[/href]

Use a search engine for crying loud, I got over 3,460,000 sites using google.

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cant be arsed..

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cant be arsed..i suppose you right though..

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Posted: 22nd Feb 2003 21:43
I really like the screen shot, i give it a 9 out of 10 if you want me to rate it.
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i get all of my games from GameStation and Electronics Boutique Vintage - they're always selling all the old games, but as i said ... i'd personally carry a laptop from country to country with a single CD full of several hundred games - rather than several consoles, a mini-TV to play them on, setup a different channel per console, plus all of the controllers and game carts which don't like extreme cold, extreme heat, any magnetism and oftenly get so dusty that you have to clean them prior to use.

I have an N64 controller i use for Nintendo based games, and a Playstation - DualShock for the other consoles... all my games are copyied via official copying products and are my own

its the best way to make sure i always have my old games whereever i go, plus i can spice up the graphics as much as i like ... make it smoother, run faster, slower, use enhanced 3D (like with Playstation Titles)
there are just endless possibilities that you can't get with a console that you can with a PC.

i bought the games for the games, not the console experience - they're just as playable on the computer with an emulator and its far easier for me to use them like that.

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Posted: 23rd Feb 2003 12:29
too right m8

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Plus, you can get emulators with a toggle from normal emulation to full speed emulation... So intead of playing Dizzy, I play Super Caffinated Dizzy.

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Posted: 23rd Feb 2003 17:41
True, but Raven accully buys the games, you guys are stealing.

Xtom, you gonna make it two player?

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Posted: 23rd Feb 2003 18:03
i agree with vampire...

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Arrow, the game will be one player only. I want to concentrate on getting a fun single player experience with lot's of content going for the competition. I think most of the people that play our games are looking for fun single player action first and foremost but multiplayer is always a nice bonus. I may add a multiplayer bubble arena mode after the competition if there's any interest, but I don't see myself having enough time before the deadline.
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Yeah, just wishful thinking, ya gonna show us more screen shots?

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Posted: 23rd Feb 2003 22:32
Ok here's two more shots showing one of the baddies.


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great!

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