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Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/4/27 22:17
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As I've mentioned before I created a number of tools to realize the creation of Snatcher. Some are more generic then others. Here's what might be interesting to others:

1. The Music Engine + Converter
Wav files can be played on the virtual boy. This was done before and is actually rather simple. The converter and player do support a very basic compression to reduce the rom size.

2. The Dialog Engine + Level Generator
I wrote a tool (it's called DialogSnatcher) that goes through the Snatcher dialog trees and stores them to a xml format. The tool has a UI and allows me to edit what has been extracted. I could go ahead and make this more generic so everyone can make his own adventure game.

3. The 2D to 3D image converter
A tool that allows the generation of stereoscopic images through the usage of depth maps.

4.Shooting Game Engine + Generator
A tool that allows the generation of shooting games as used in Snatcher. It doesn't have a UI right now but I could add one.

If you want to use any of these to make a game in the near future just write a post. Be aware that it cost be a reasonable amount of time to make these available as all of the tools are rather Snatcher specific right now.

I will eventually release everything anyway. So if no one replies all of this will be released at some point in the future.

Feel free to ask questions. If there's something else about how Snatcher works feel free to ask that as well.

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#2
Re: Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/4/27 22:47
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Joined 2014/1/16
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O_O

Seems amazing. As time flies by, I'm more and more interrested in VB development (though I don't have any programing skill at all)
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#3
Re: Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/4/27 23:09
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i love following what you are doing with this game. i found it very interesting how you are storing the images to reduce rom size. these tools are great because they help to show those interested in making a game that tools can save you a great deal of time and make specific tasks easier to replicate.

thanks for sharing.
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#4
Re: Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/4/28 12:02
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Amazing, thunder! While those all sound very interesting, I am especially looking forward to 1 and 3. I'd love to add the music converter as well as the 2D to 3D image converter to VBDE's toolchain. Also, the PCM music engine would be a nice addition to the VBJaEngine, if you're OK with that.
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#5
Re: Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/4/28 23:50
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For all intents and purposes, this could become a "visual novel toolkit" for the Virtual Boy, and that's fantastic. :) I look forward to both Snatcher and seeing other people tell stories through art with these tools. Thanks, Thunderstruck!
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Re: Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/4/29 4:37
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Thunder doesn't program a game..he programs a program to make a game.

-Eric
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#7
Re: Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/4/29 10:32
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i'm interested in the : 2) The Dialog Engine + Level Generator

:)
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#8
Re: Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/4/30 9:44
Virtual Freak
Joined 2014/1/16
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The 2D to 3D image converter sounds awesome.
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#9
Re: Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/4/30 23:04
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Quote:

bigmak wrote:
Thunder doesn't program a game..he programs a program to make a game.

-Eric


Ha. I couldn't help it...

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Re: Snatcher Support Tools
Posted on: 2015/5/1 3:46
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I think that is great :)
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