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Crowns of Stone

April 16th, 10:39 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
I'm working on another dmod!

This time I'm reworking an unfinished dmod by one of the "greats" of Dinkdom, Mr. SabreTrout.

So far I'm rewriting a number of scripts, adding new sprites, coming up with a few new scenes, and making a few other changes to the existing "Valhalla" dmod and it's storyline. Eventually, I'll be adding to the existing 3 "Chapters" with a few more of my own. I expect this will keep me busy for many months, but as I get a better handle on the delivery date of the beta version, I'll be promoting it with screen shots and a few more hints on what the game is about.

(Please add your words of encouragement that will urge me to complete the dmod below.)
April 16th, 10:58 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Damn, I've never seen such a will and love for creating DMODs. Keep going!
April 16th, 12:41 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ Bluedy:
Damn, I've never seen such a will and love for creating DMODs. Keep going!

Thanks. I'm trying! All it takes is the idea that I have a few fans waiting out there.
April 16th, 01:20 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
I like Frutti Fresh 
Well be sure you got me as a fan
April 16th, 02:04 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
wait, when was sabretrout making a dmod called crowns of stone?
April 16th, 02:39 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Skurn:

wait, when was sabretrout making a dmod called crowns of stone?

Never, as far as I know. If you read my original post for this thread more carefully it might be clear that I'm using his dmod "Valhalla" as the basis for my own, which I have named "Crowns of Stone". Sorry if there was anything confusing about my announcement.

By the way, I hope you'll put your software testing skills to work by giving me a hand with getting rid of some "bugs" when my Beta release is ready. You certainly proved you were good at that when you were testing my last dmod release.
April 17th, 09:43 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Crowns of Stone is a much better name than Valhalla.

Good luck!
April 17th, 05:49 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@SabreTrout:

Crowns of Stone is a much better name than Valhalla.

You are too kind, oh great purple-star noble of the DN.

Good luck!

Thanks, it's been fun reworking it so far. You gave me a terrific basis for my changes & extensions to the story, the map and the dinkC scripts.
May 4th, 01:28 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
I just wanted you all to know that progress continues as I'm marching through the existing dmod, modifying and fixing things as I go. Also, I've started work on some map related changes and keep generating lots of notes for what I have planned for the remaining "chapters" of this dmod.

If anyone else is working on their dmod, please let us know that there is reason to hope and tell us about the progress you've made at late in the appropriate Forum thread.

Insert additional begging here as needed.
May 4th, 03:03 PM
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I think it's really cool that you are finishing another person's unfinished Dmod SlipDink. I'm not sure, but that might be the first time such a thing has happened despite there being multiple Dmods with messages saying that others can finish it if they like.

If anyone else is working on their dmod, please let us know that there is reason to hope and tell us about the progress you've made at late in the appropriate Forum thread.

That time will come. I don't want to make a thread about my Dmod until I know about when it's going to be finished, as progress is slow due to other priorities. That said I'm still working on it, it's probably close to two thirds done, and it's already a pretty big adventure (it'll probably be in about the short epic range when finished). More information will be released in due time.
May 5th, 05:36 AM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
Been ages since I even played the D-Mod used for the basis of this. My D-Mod creating knowledge maxes out at placing sprites and using simple scrips as templates, so don't expect me to have a D-Mod in development anytime soon. Oh, and good luck for everyone who's making a D-Mod !
May 5th, 10:07 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Thenewguy:

I don't want to make a thread about my Dmod until I know about when it's going to be finished, as progress is slow due to other priorities. That said I'm still working on it, it's probably close to two thirds done, and it's already a pretty big adventure (it'll probably be in about the short epic range when finished).

Impressive. It sounds like you are making good progress.

More information will be released in due time.

Well, maybe (a)starting a thread about your dmod and (b)letting Sparrowhawk know about it for his list may provide the stimuli you need to force you to be shamed into working on it more often.
May 5th, 10:24 AM
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Exzcimus
Peasant Male Philippines
The Psychic Revolution begins... 
Progress?

Me, still having trouble with scripting dink rts.
May 17th, 03:12 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
News on this dmod:

I've finished all modifications, enhancements, changes to storyline and changes to game play for the first 2 chapters of "Crowns of Stone" that SabreTrout had put together. Now, I'll be working on the map for the (all new) eastern side of the land of Garuman, and then adding my scripts for the upcoming chapters of the story.

Plus I've got to work on some "special effects" for a number of the upcoming "in game movie" sequences. I'm excited!
June 2nd, 01:04 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
News on this dmod:

I just finished a fun-prison sequence for Dink, and will be working on some more "map building" for the Eastern part of the land of Garuman.

Then I'll be doing some scripting for some special effects for a magic item known as "The Amurium Vertex".
June 12th, 01:17 AM
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Sounds cool!
June 12th, 12:17 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Thenewguy:

Sounds cool!

Well, I hope you enjoy it. I've still got plenty more map building to do, but I've finished about 30% of the land of East Garuman.
June 14th, 12:43 AM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
Tag - Umm.. tag, you're it? 
(Please add your words of encouragement that will urge me to complete the dmod below.)

I would LOVE to see u complete one of your own - its never the same redoing someone elses .. u can dooo eeet!!
June 14th, 09:13 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@MsDink:
I would LOVE to see u complete one of your own - its never the same redoing someone elses .. u can dooo eeet!!

Ummm, I've already done several dmods.

o Before...
o All that Glitters!
o The Last Quest Part 1: The Oraculum
o THE LAST QUEST (part 2): The Iron Ring of Destiny

I'm confused. Are you suggesting that some of them are incomplete?
June 18th, 12:17 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
I've got 62 megabytes in the graphics directory and 5 megabytes in the sound directory, which is 10 times the number of bytes for graphics and 5 times the number of bytes for sounds (compared to the original "Valhalla" dmod).

There is still quite a lot of map development and coding ahead of me to complete the "Crowns of Stone" dmod. I hope to be finished by the end of summer or perhaps early fall. We shall see how things go. Anyway, by then I'll definitely release a few screen shots and a few more clues about the game, even if the beta release is not quite ready.