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Periculo Island

November 28th 2020, 12:07 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
So, I'm just now starting another dmod. I wanted you to know that another is coming!

But, it will be some time before it is released, and it is too early even for much in the way of screen shots and the like. In fact it is too early even for me to make much of a prediction for when it might be completed. But I'm sure it will be sometime in next spring (or later) in 2021.

Well, at least I can quote this text from the dmod.diz description file:

THE STORY:
Dink is looking forward to a vacation, when he gets word from the king that he must come to the king's castle immediately. The good news is that the king will be sending Dink to a tropical paradise, named Periculo Island, where the "little people" live in an almost magical wonderland of joy. All that King Daniel needs Dink to do is check up on is why the fruit shipments from that island have stopped and while he is there he can enjoy the sun, the sand and the local culture. The bad news is that it may have something to do with the spy that is secretly communicating with someone from King Daniel's court.
November 29th 2020, 04:45 PM
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Robj
Jester Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Sounds interesting.
Looking forward to trying it!
November 30th 2020, 05:35 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
poor dink
that does not bode well for him

i look forward to this!
November 30th 2020, 04:54 PM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male Hungary bloop
Hanging around. 
A new D-Mod is always good. Amd I know I owe you an updated review, just my mood and life consistantly change, plus there's school... Hope Christmas Will be less time and energy consuming.
December 1st 2020, 11:29 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@RangerLord:
A new D-Mod is always good. And I know I owe you an updated review, just my mood and life consistently change, plus there's school... Hope Christmas Will be less time and energy consuming.

I look forward to the review! It would be a very nice Xmas present for me.

But, I also understand that RL comes first.
December 20th 2020, 12:22 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Progress continues on Periculo Island, working on the scripts, some mapping, some fun special effects and the general plot of the dmod! It is really too early for me to project when I will be done with it, but it will certainly be sometime well into next year.

BTW, who else is working on a dmod?

December 20th 2020, 12:47 PM
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Robj
Jester Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
BTW, who else is working on a dmod?

I'm working on 4 dmods.

The Dark Avilan
The Bigerical Curse

The last two, I will not reveal their title.
December 20th 2020, 02:26 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
i know what they're called. the third one is called "2nd dmod i'm starting to avoid the dark avilan" and the 4th one is called "the prequel avilan"
December 20th 2020, 05:03 PM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Im working on a Dmod called The Bigerical Curse
December 22nd 2020, 12:57 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Robj:
I'm working on 4 dmods.

The Dark Avilan
The Bigerical Curse

The last two, I will not reveal their title.

Please finish the long awaited "The Dark Avilan" first!
December 23rd 2020, 01:11 AM
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ExDeathevn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
@SlipDink: You don't even know how completed his other projects are yet lol.

I'm surprised Bigerical curse was mentioned by Silberfarben, I vaguely remember Robj touching upon it's existence in a DSPT anniversary video and showing some footage of it there (around 5 minutes in).
Gods my voice in that is terrible.
December 23rd 2020, 05:59 AM
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Silberfarben
Peasant
Lord Silberfarben, mighty ruler of the Silbershire 
Whoa
The Bigerical curse existed back in 2010?!?
December 23rd 2020, 06:06 AM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male Hungary bloop
Hanging around. 
A collaborative effort and other new D-Mods? That sounds cool.
January 29th, 12:32 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
I'm less than 20% done with the development effort behind this dmod, but I thought I'd let you know that I am making progress just about every day.

46M graphics
7.1M sound
3.7M tiles
134 scripts in story
January 29th, 05:15 PM
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sounds great. can't wait!
March 10th, 01:00 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Progress continues... though I've MUCH to do that remains.

73M graphics
11M sound
3.7M tiles
152 scripts in story
March 10th, 02:10 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
again with the crazy numbers, but only 152 scripts.
March 11th, 11:38 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Skurn:
again with the crazy numbers, but only 152 scripts.

Well, I'll continue posting the "crazy numbers" here for months to come. When things are a little bit more advanced, I'll probably post some screen shots too.

As for the number of scripts being a bit low, rest assured that there will be many more. I have recently spent a lot of time debugging some of them. So, that has slowed down script production.

But ... onward!
May 12th, 10:12 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
More "crazy numbers" just to show I'm still making progress:

134M graphics
13M sound
3.7M tiles
177 scripts in story
June 3rd, 10:32 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Somehow, I feel I should apologize for doing almost nothing in the way of work on this dmod for a week. Or maybe, I'm just fishing for sympathy. Please forgive me.

Last Saturday, since we were now vaccinated, my wife and I traveled to see some old friends we have not seen in a year. They are a couple we have known for decades. She was in good spirits, and was a wonderful hostess during our visit. Unfortunately, he was not quite the man he has always been, as a bout with Covid-19 last year left him with some long term cognitive damage, and a mere shadow of his once perfectly physically fit self. Still, things went pretty well and we all had a great time.

Then we came home and found our dog was partially paralyzed, and apparently in great pain. Taking him to the veterinarian gave us sobering news. His chance of recovery was poor. Two days later, he was still in the vet-hospital and was unconscious, fully rigidly paralyzed, and apparently still in pain. We put him out of his misery and cried for most of the rest of the day. We still do not know what killed him, but can assume it was a genetic ailment, possibly "canine meningoencephalitis of unknown origin".

This dog was my nearly constant companion, and even helped me recover from surgery about 5 years ago (encouraging me to walk every day). Needless to say we took this loss rather hard.

Anyway, I'm back now and working on this dmod once again. It is a good distraction.

June 5th, 04:33 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
Wow, that sucks. (Always impressed by how much you get done btw)
June 5th, 01:21 PM
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Damn, my condolences. I legitimately care much more about my dog than some of the people in my life.
June 6th, 07:00 PM
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Robj
Jester Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Sorry about your loss, SlipDink.
June 7th, 12:34 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Mr. metatarsal:
You must be easily impressed (by how much I get done). Part of that is being forced into early retirement and still just wanting to write code.

Mr. scratcher:
Like you, I have found that my attachment to my various canine friends over the years is a very strong one.

Mr. Robj:
Thanks for recognizing my loss. My heart aches a bit every time I come into the house and am NOT greeted by someone rushing to see me while wagging his tail.

Thank you *all* for your kind words of encouragement. It really matters to me.

June 9th, 11:47 AM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male Hungary bloop
Hanging around. 
I don't exactly know what it means to loose a dog. It was a long time ago that a dog or cat which was ours died. What I remember that I missed the ones that had an exeptional personality. Like the cat I grew up with. She was the animal I loved the most out of all we had.
Back to a more positive topic, if you need testers, I'm available for Summer.
June 10th, 12:32 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@RangerLord:
Thanks for your kind words.

Back to a more positive topic, if you need testers, I'm available for Summer.

Well, good! Thanks again. Now if I can just get it finished before summer is over! I'm working on it almost every day.
June 21st, 01:00 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Good news! Progress continues!

I've added over 500 new graphics files, but also reduced the size of several large files without loosing any color information. I've also worked on a number of fun "special effects" and extended the story in what I hope are several interesting ways. This is getting exciting!

But, I've still got a lot more to do.

132M graphics
14M sound
3.7M tiles
185 scripts in story
June 25th, 07:50 PM
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Zeddexx
Peasant Male New Zealand
I'm pretty sure I'm worth atleast SIX goats... 
Keep it up you legend!

Those special effects sound exciting
June 26th, 03:01 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
but are there ponies
June 28th, 11:21 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Zeddexx:
Keep it up you legend!

You are too kind.

Those special effects sound exciting

I hope so! There is still a lot left to do, but I'm trying to keep up with it, even when RL keeps intruding on my efforts.

June 28th, 11:24 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@Skurn:
but are there ponies

Nope, not at this time, though it is possible that in the future, sometime near the end of the development cycle, I might make an addition of one or more ponies to this dmod not unlike the way that I made those kind of additions to "All that Glitters!". :-}
July 23rd, 11:29 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
So, progress continues, despite the consistent and infuriating interruptions from RL. Last I thought about it, I hoped to get this dmod out (at least in beta form) by the end of summer. As July is about to come to a close, I may not make that deadline. But I'm pressing on!

Next time, I may include a few screen shots, though it is a bit early for that now.

168M graphics
26M sound
3.7M tiles
212 scripts in story