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Pcenginefx

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"Lords of Thunder: PC" (Updated 1/11/14 - v.001 released)
« on: September 21, 2007, 06:36:50 AM »


SUMMARY
Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis is a PC port/refit of the original TurboGrafx Super CD version of Lords of Thunder.  I have been having an itch to revisit my old PC port project for a while now and have decided to recreate the project from scratch.

Since I have no formal coding experience, I will be making this project again in Game Maker.  I know it will run better in other languages, but since I don't know any, this is the only option.  Every effort will be made to optimize the game for lower-end machines but I can't make any promises.

GRAPHICS
Graphics will be taken from the original game and enhanced slightly - the aim is to upgrade the already existing graphics but at the same time keeping the spirit of the original look and feel of the game.

LEVEL DESIGN
Layout design will also be changed not only for coding limitations but for personal preferences as well.  The ultimate goal is to recreate the entire 1st level of the game and if possible, add a few special "easter eggs" for people to find. 

SOUND/MUSIC
Sound FX will be sampled from the original hardware (in this case a TurboDuo).  As for the music, I am looking into having the stage 1 and title tracks remastered/remixed.

Feel free to post your comments & questions in this thread.  I will be posting updates here as development continues.

UPDATES
10.02.2007 - v0.1 tech-demo released (see post #19)
10.03.2007 - v0.1b graphical refinement (see post #32)
10.06.2007 - v0.2 Landis movement test (see post #37)
10.13.2007 - v0.3 Bird enemy, score/health added (see post #51)
« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 07:16:53 PM by Pcenginefx »
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 06:48:02 AM »
Good to hear that this project is getting another look.  Any plans to finish or recreate Dracula X after you finish LoT, or is that just a lawsuit waiting to happen?
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 06:55:47 AM »
I personally don't have any fears of a lawsuit considering the nature of the project, but yes - I'd like to re-visit Dracula X mostly because of the many hours I already invested into making the basic engine.  I'm going back to finishing LoT first as it is much easier to code/assemble than a platform game.
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007, 07:46:35 AM »
First off, this is not LoT 2 - this is a PC port/remake of LoT from the original TurboGrafx Super CD version.  I have been having an itch to re-visit my PC port project for a while now and have decided to re-create the project from scratch.

Since I have no formal coding experience, I will be making this project in Game Maker.

At least it isn't the Games Factory. :p  And I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS! ^___^ ^___^

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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007, 08:41:18 AM »
Kitsunexus, you've played LoT before right?

...and I've not heard of Games factory.....need to look into this  :-"

Edit:  Games factory (now Games Factory 2) looks pretty limited but the more powerful version called Multimedia Fusion 2 looks not too bad.  I might try a short test to see what differences there are between them.
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007, 09:00:59 AM »
Kitsunexus, you've played LoT before right?

...and I've not heard of Games factory.....need to look into this  :-"

Edit:  Games factory (now Games Factory 2) looks pretty limited but the more powerful version called Multimedia Fusion 2 looks not too bad.  I might try a short test to see what differences there are between them.


Yeah, LoT rocks. And f*ck The Games Factory. Get DarkBASIC.

Actually, screw DarkBASIC, PlayBASIC is more optimized for 2D.

NVM again, this optimizes DB for 3D, http://darkbasicpro.thegamecreators.com/?f=2dplugin AND PlayBASIC games dont load for me. :(
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007, 09:27:40 AM »
I'll stick with GameMaker then...
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2007, 09:54:09 AM »
Aaron, when can I expect the Macintosh port?  :wink:

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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2007, 09:57:31 AM »
Boot camp is all I can tell you  :?
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2007, 11:02:41 AM »
I am really excited for this Aaron  :mrgreen:

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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2007, 01:48:22 PM »
Added cool announcement image!
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 02:03:48 PM »
Awesome image!
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2007, 06:43:40 PM »
I'll stick with GameMaker then...

GameMaker rules. And I live the pic, it reminds me of RE4, Ikaruga and 300 at the same time. ^_^

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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2007, 08:15:57 PM »
Yah it does have the 300 feel to it - I remembered the epic 5 page or so magazine ad back in the day for LoT and wanted to keep with the same "cloud" feel...looks more like a movie than a game come to think of it.
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Re: "Lords of Thunder: The Return of Landis" (status: announcement)
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2007, 08:23:57 PM »
It looks awesome  :D