Post by pancakefury on Aug 22, 2017 12:50:18 GMT -8
So, i've played through all the games and i must say that i'm totally in love with this franchise. There is just something about it that i can't simply put my finger on - it's a bit of everything: the story, the aesthetics, the ever-present (and quite pleasant) amateurish feel to it, gee, you name it. But there are also things that i absolutely bloody hate, HATE, HATE, like the combat system. Combat system can french-kiss a voracious oceanic lamprey-eel, while dancing tarantella on broken glass. While being on fire. Strong element of chance worked in such games as Battle For Wesnoth, because there you had a lot of space to maneuver (literally and figuratively) in case an attack goes wrong, but here? You just throw a handfull of dice at your enemy, one by one, and hope that it will not hurt much when they throw a bucketfull back in your face. Because if it does, it's reload time! Also, Ren'py is frustratingly slow in combar mode, for whatever reason. So i decided, that i will at the very least attempt to make my own version of Sunrider, a little fan-spin-off, to adress those issues and see how it will work out.
At this stage, i only have the most general idea of what i want, mostly in regards to combat system and such. But i wanted to know first: when making a fan-game, which assets of the original game am i allowed to use, if any? It would be a pain in the ass to redraw all those units and all.
That means ryders, ships, and background sets. You are free to use any of these for non-commercial works. The only things missing are the character stills, which I'm pretty sure you'll have to rip from the games themselves.
I myself am in the process of moving all of the sketchup files over to blender, in fact I'm pretty sure I am going to get all of the ships done today. Just a word of warning, the models (at least the ships so far) are not really suited for 3D and need a lot of work. The Ryuvian cruiser, for example, has a starboard side that looks like it had a stroke.
Last Edit: Aug 22, 2017 13:33:37 GMT -8 by kalwinters
Well, for starters, what are you planning to do exactly?
Well, basically the same kind of game - VN/2D tactical TBS, but on different engine (Godot Engine, to be precise), with remade combat system (i plan to get rid of the RNG element, or just reduce it's tyranny drastically), potentially-maybe-propably-yet-to-be-decided featuring a different set of main characters (like a pirate band or a mercenary company). Also, i'll try to expand tactical opportunities on the battlefield, like the ability for ryders to take cover behind ship wrecks, in-combat ressuply for missile-bearing ryders, and so on.
pancakefury I'm not quite so critical of the combat (but love your imagery) but I did make a mod that makes movement and cover much more useful, if it would make it more enjoyable to you (the RNG is still there but high skill mitigates it a bit).
If you do give it a go remember you can tweak the mod (evasion) in almost every way and I would be interested in your feedback and ideas. Good luck on the side-game, I can't wait
Magpie: Anyone playing a hat in time?
Oct 11, 2017 3:58:19 GMT -8
Magpie: Looks pretty decent.
Oct 11, 2017 3:58:28 GMT -8
Prince995: I would buy it because it looks pretty good... but ive been buying a little bit much lately and need to restrain myself from buying games i may never even play, because i need my money for when Cyberdimension Neptunia comes to PC...
Oct 11, 2017 5:59:06 GMT -8
Sorzo: Playing Pillars of Eternity at the moment. I'll probably buy the PC version of Destiny 2 once I've beaten it.
Oct 11, 2017 7:39:16 GMT -8
Sorzo: Going to do my second full playthrough of all three Sunrider games come December.
Oct 11, 2017 7:40:17 GMT -8
Magpie: Just remember that using the konami code in each of the games won't unlock a fourth game.
Oct 12, 2017 7:49:51 GMT -8
Le_Fay: so i reinstalled Sunrider LD, is there anyway to get my saved game files back or do i have to playthrough again?
Oct 12, 2017 20:07:29 GMT -8
Magpie: If it's not in your appdata folder for renpy then it's gone I'm afraid.
Oct 12, 2017 23:26:46 GMT -8
Magpie: Unless you have it backed up somewhere.
Oct 12, 2017 23:26:52 GMT -8
Le_Fay: rip. all those Return endings to do
Oct 13, 2017 13:54:02 GMT -8
bigfoot: Le_Fay Cheat Cheat Cheat! If you just want the unlocks on the achievements I can send you some code that will do that instantly. If you want the ending epilogues themselves, its pretty easy to do as well
Oct 14, 2017 15:21:09 GMT -8