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Pig Spell

Cast Awakening Part 5: Revolution

January 15th 2015, 04:15 PM
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January 15th 2015, 04:31 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
How many tries did it take you to win? It took me three.
January 15th 2015, 06:47 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
How in the duck did you get those stats? I didn't get even close to that shit.

Nor your gold. Did you just only increase luck or some shit and hope you pick up some really op stuff?
January 15th 2015, 08:06 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
Did you make sure to clear out each level thoroughly before moving on to the next one?
January 15th 2015, 08:18 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Wow. I anticipated most people would have stats in the 30-range. It's neat to see exploits like that
January 15th 2015, 08:29 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
Whoa, I didn't even notice the stats at the bottom. Yeah, mine were in the 30-range.
January 15th 2015, 08:31 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
What...exploits?
January 15th 2015, 09:01 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Pig Spell
January 15th 2015, 09:40 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
I think I remember getting that and finding it's the same as the duck one. How is it so powerful?
January 15th 2015, 10:55 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
The hint on one of the signs says "Examine totems; rewards if friendly creatures are near."
January 16th 2015, 07:57 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
I need no pig exploits!

Agh, I destroy everything on each floor but I still can't reach level 32! But my guess is that I've gone to a new location as soon as I've found it.
January 16th 2015, 03:03 PM
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Redink's clue should lead you in the right direction.

Agh, I destroy everything on each floor but I still can't reach level 32! But my guess is that I've gone to a new location as soon as I've found it.

I made sure to explore every screen on every floor and kill every enemy, and still just barely got level 32. I didn't use warp zones either, if that makes a difference, because I didn't want to risk getting too far ahead and I didn't know where they would take me.

I won on my first try. I didn't discover the glory of the pig spell until level 11 out of 13 I believe. At that point my stats were only in the low 20's. I underestimated how much easier things would get from there... I think I could have beaten it without the exploit on my first try looking back, but I used it because I really didn't want to have to trek through those long last levels again if it ended up being too hard.

Ironically, if it wasn't for level 24 making me give up my magic... I probably wouldn't have even tried using the pig spell. Also, lightning sword and the club both rock (club is very fast, sword keeps you safe from most attackers). Are there other DMODs that use this weapon attack speed mechanic? I use it in my DMOD, which I thought was unique. But now I see I'm not the only one who has thought of it.

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By the way, does the game take a long time to load screens for other people? If I even move close to the edge when it's screenlocked, the game will freeze momentarily, which can be bad if I have an enemy chasing me. I figure it's probably loading the magic that makes the whole game work, but I wonder if it really needs to do it that often. Or maybe my computer is just making it take forever, I don't know. The time it takes is reminiscent of loading a midi on Dink 1.08.
January 16th 2015, 05:40 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
The game uses a few heavy-duty scripts when loading screens and when Dink approaches screen edges. I might be able to improve the screen edge delay; right now it checks each possible 'map' to see which screen it should transition to, which is very quick in the first maps and considerably slower in the larger maps. If I can do some sort of hard-coded binary-search algorithm, I could improve the delay significantly.

Edit: also, I'm glad it's even possible to reach Level 32. In my only playthrough without cheats, I was really close (Level 31), so I doubled the experience of all enemies on Stage 12 and figured that would be good enough

Also, Warp Zones don't actually let you skip any stages; they still move forward a single stage, but it opens up a new location (if you haven't previously visited it).

As I mentioned in the dmod.diz, it really needed more time for playtesting. If you want to see how close to the deadline various features were added, check out the journal.txt file.
January 16th 2015, 08:21 PM
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It's definitely still a top notch DMOD, I've tried the whole randomized dungeon thing outside of the Dink Engine and I still couldn't get it to work well, so seeing it working so well in the Dink Engine is very awesome.

I would definitely love to see an update with things that got cut, though. That would be cool.
January 18th 2015, 02:45 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Yeah, it is a fun DMOD! Now all that is left is that the expensive sword and a well is on the same level... Or if I'm really rich when the sword shows up in a shop.
January 18th 2015, 10:50 PM
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How is it that wells work? Do they accumulate gold as time passes?
January 18th 2015, 11:02 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
You can put all of your gold into one, and it'll be inside future wells you encounter, whether on the same run or a different run.
January 19th 2015, 12:29 PM
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OHH... I didn't even think that it might pass on to another run. That's nice. Thanks!
January 19th 2015, 01:29 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Got it. 100%! You really can't lose if you get your hands on the Compensator!
January 19th 2015, 05:31 PM
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Nice! You might be the first to 100% the game. I'm no where closer than I was on the screenshot at the beginning of this thread.
January 19th 2015, 10:15 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Congrats!

If you don't mind, would you be interested in sending me your save-game file? I'd like to take a peek at some of the attributes from someone who completed it 100%.

It's also nice to see that it's possible to reach 100%; I didn't think there were any progress-breaking bugs, but you can never be too sure...

Anyway, I hope to release a patch in about a week or two that fixes the issue Paul report, includes complete Compensator graphics and a re-skinned inventory screen, adds a few new weapons and secrets, etc.
January 19th 2015, 10:28 PM
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CocoMonkey
Bard Male United States
Please Cindy, say the whole name each time. 
Make it harder. It's too easy.
January 20th 2015, 01:33 AM
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Oh, I managed to get stuck in a wall once, though I could probably have exited and reloaded to fix it (I used the debug script to move me back in bounds because I hadn't completely realized the game autosaves at that point). I don't know if it happened because of the collision bounds in the location I was in (which sadly, I've forgotten at this point) or because of the game slowing down due to the calculations and allowing me to enter the wall, but I could only go from one screen to the other but never back into bounds. It only happened to me once though, so it might not be very common. I should have taken a screenshot.
January 20th 2015, 11:33 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Thanks guys! I've sent you the save along with some remarks and feedback.

Since I love the Binding of Isaac games, it is only natural I love this one.
April 8th 2015, 06:01 AM
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pjusken
Peasant Male Sweden
 
Record?

I just love this game!
Thank you Redink1!
April 8th 2015, 07:50 AM
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Nice!
April 8th 2015, 07:29 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
Sweet score man, these roguelikes man, can't stop playing them man.
September 14th 2015, 08:12 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
redink1, make an endless mode. It sucks balls to get really powerful and then win and then be really weak again. :c

EDIT: Also, take THAT, newguy.
September 16th 2015, 06:38 AM
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DackFIght
Peasant Male United States
Making Topics off-track faster then you can say it 
Someone's compensating for something with that sword. Also who's the guy in black robes, isn't he from Ms.Dink's graphic packs?
September 16th 2015, 07:58 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
He's my latest victim.
September 28th 2015, 09:46 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
I do hope to come back and add more things... I've been absurdly busy lately, though.
September 29th 2015, 11:59 AM
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And I'll be playing it again when that time comes!
October 2nd 2015, 03:34 PM
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DackFIght
Peasant Male United States
Making Topics off-track faster then you can say it 
@Redink, I promise to play it more than Thenewguy if you update it with a good deal of new things.
December 26th 2017, 11:04 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
you're not forgetting
December 27th 2017, 11:43 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
December 27th 2017, 11:52 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
December 27th 2017, 06:38 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
What is going on there? Chopping down a tree that is already chopped down?
December 27th 2017, 08:22 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
yup, yup. it lets you keep going until the screen is redrawn in whatever way.