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Dragonbreath (demo)
Author: Pixelthief Submitted: 21st August, 2004 Favourites:0
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Edited By Pixelthief on 8/21/2004

DragonBreath (Demo)

This is a demo of a game I've been working on for a while.
The single level takes up 5 megabytes, so I've been trying to globalize all the events.

In the meantime, I'm demoing it mostly because I want to see if it the save/load system works on other computers, since I've gotten some varying results on my own, and implemented some fixes.

The stuff:
1 Level
15 Weapons (5 accessable in demo)
8 Armors (3 Accessable in demo)
4 Shields (2 Accessable in demo)
14 Random Items (3 Accessable in demo)
(all of those are fully coded already)
a whole bunch of spells, about half are finished, about 1/5 are included in demo
and 2500+ lines of code

The Controls (I intend to reduce these):

arrow keys: move
control: attack
shift: (hold) strafe
/: (hold) defend with shield
\: switch run/walk (set to run at start)\
n: open/close menus
m: switch between char/inventory menus
esc- save menu

click on objects to pick them up or drop them, items on the ground must be overlapping your character for you to pick/drop
Weapons go in the left slot, armor in middle, shield in right
You must be a high enough level to use certain items, as listed

q,w,e,r,t: switch between spell categories (evocations, conjurations, enchantments, necromancy, transmogrifications)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0: switch spells in categories (1-10)
enter: cast spell

Once you cast a spell, hit the arrow keys in the order shown on the char screen (the n/m menu)
the % of keys hit in the write order determines the strength of the spell
if you hit none correctly, the spell is miscast
If you get hit by an enemy when casting, the spell is miscast
Once the spell is ready, the cursor will change to a "cast" symbol for casting spells, while passive spells such as "armor" will already be done.
If the cursor is in the "cast" symbol, you can left-click to cast the spell, and right-click to cancel (miscast) it

the targets for the spells given in the demo are:
Firebolt: any ground (needs target)
Ice Blast: any ground (needs target)
Fireball: any ground (needs target)
Drain Force: one creature (needs target)
Summon Jelly: doesnt work right now
Teleport: any ground (needs target)
Shade: doesnt work right now
Blur: self
Disenchant: all the surroundings
Invisibility: self
Probe: all the surroundings
Cure: self, but no enemys have poison so wont do anything now
Minor Heal: self
Armor: self

When you first create a file, you will be given a random weapon, armor, shield, and a pack of 99 arrows.
To use a bow, you need to have a bow in the weapon slot, and arrows in the shield slot

debug cheats:
tab: add one skill level
-: access all finished spells
backspace: the sell action which will be given by merchants, click on an item with it
type in "fps" for the fps counter

More random stuff:

Enemys come in 4 Flavors: Neutral, Hostile, Berserk, and Panicked
they will be neutral until they see you, then they become hostile
If you deal damage to them or miss with an attack that has more then half their whole hp, they will become panicked
When they have 1/5 or less of their hp left, they become berserk

There are 3 enemys in the demo:
Skeletons: Walk up to you and swing a sword
Skeleton Archers: They keep a distance and shoot arrows
Doom Mage: casts flame orb, shield, and teleport. Will teleport if he leaves the screen

The unit stats, as copied directly out of the game:

Unit 1:
30 Hp
50 Defense
20 Attack
Normal Damage (1)
3 + (5) Damage
157 Experience

Unit 2:
Bone Archer
50 Hp
30 Defense
40 Attack
Normal Damage (1) Projectile (Arrow)
1 + (5) Damage
254 Experience

Unit 3:
Doom Mage
120 Hp
140 Defense
170 Attack
Phantom Damage (7)
7 + (5) Damage
Shield: (30) * (4)
Flame Orb: 10 + (5) Fire Damage (6)
679 Experience

Shab: no more crappy freewebs.

Review This Download (2.04mb )

Posted by Pixelthief 22nd August, 2004

Oh and say if the save/load system works or not on your computer
Posted by Johan Hargne (Wartagon) 22nd August, 2004

slooow freewebs...
Posted by Pixelthief 22nd August, 2004

yarr I gotta change that...
Posted by Knudde (Shab) 22nd August, 2004

I'll upload it to my backup server, just gotta wait for freewebs to send me the file. Yeah, it's gonna take 25 minutes on a t3 line. Yay.
Posted by Pixelthief 22nd August, 2004

20 was my record. Sitesled is a little *too well moderated*
Posted by Knudde (Shab) 22nd August, 2004

??? what do you mean, too well moderated?
Posted by Pixelthief 22nd August, 2004

those who dont feel like giving out personal information might find themselves at a loss. Either that or the 515 fake street threw them off
Posted by Knudde (Shab) 22nd August, 2004

ah, well I hosted it for ya, so there ya go
Posted by Pixelthief 22nd August, 2004

ok cool
Posted by Pixelthief 22nd August, 2004

good review I should upload my item editor for this :D
Posted by Pixelthief 22nd August, 2004

agh I'm switching to imageshack *another edit*
Posted by Knudde (Shab) 22nd August, 2004

dude, BMP's are evil. Use pngs use the search DC button and search for PNG in Downloads, it's a handy little program that club whipped up specifically to avoid this problem. It'll save on your bandwidth too.
Posted by Pixelthief 22nd August, 2004

its imageshack;s bandwidth now :P
Posted by Knudde (Shab) 22nd August, 2004

yeah, but it's 56k'ers who visit this site. Gotta consider how long it's going to take for them to see your pictures.
Posted by remnance 22nd August, 2004

Very nice!
Posted by Pixelthief 23rd August, 2004

Hey has the save/load system worked ok for everyone?
Posted by Dr. James MD 23rd August, 2004

this page took longer than Eternal Daughters page to load
Posted by B÷­var PÚtur ŮorgrÝmsson 9th March, 2005

AGGHH!Imageshack?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I know a secret about that site: it infects you with a load of adware and spyware when you go there!





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