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Progress

PostPosted: 12 October 2011, 09:32
by NanoWar
Okay people, I just wanted to say that I am still coding on Wizards. Can't let you down!

During my last coding sprees I did some code optimization and I reorganized the whole code base putting routines in according folders etc. It's much better now and I will be able to pick up some serious coding. Though, my bachelor thesis is knocking on my door and I am not sure when I can get time for this again.

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 13 October 2011, 09:11
by aeTIos
I am new to this, could you explain what Wizard exactly is?

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 13 October 2011, 16:05
by NanoWar
Hey, I just wrote a little about page: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 14 October 2011, 10:51
by aeTIos
I saw. looks cool!

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 14 October 2011, 16:13
by Art_of_camelot
Nice to see you still trucking on this Nano!

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 25 October 2011, 16:30
by NanoWar
Well, SPASM-X-64 (64-bit, Linux) now compiles Wizards. I am not sure what improvements that brings though :P .

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 13 February 2012, 21:07
by NanoWar
All I do at the moment is getting that final thesis at university done. It pretty much started since my last post in this very topic. But the future looks bright: I am planning to get a job around april, work half a year and then continue my study (master) at some place yet to be decided on.
Sooo... expect updates in mai, or if work is too heavy, you will need to wait till october or something :hmm: .

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 20 February 2012, 14:53
by chickendude
Ehhh everything else comes second! I'm excited for some new updates though!

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 20 February 2012, 21:43
by NanoWar
Thesis is done today!!
But life is funny as always: the company that I did the thesis with said they have no work for me in those 6 month. I was SURE I could take up that job... now deep in the water again... Meh.

Edit: Vacation at least haha!

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 21 February 2012, 00:33
by chickendude
Wow congratulations on getting your thesis done, that's huge! I'm sorry to hear about the work though. I hope they aren't Wizards fans doing that just to get some new Wizards updates...

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 23 February 2012, 04:37
by Madskillz
Vacation! Sucks you didnt get the job but hopefully it leads to better things!

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 09 June 2012, 01:14
by NanoWar
Updates! I redesigned all cards. They are now white on black at the bottom... And there are quite a few new cards, I also cut some. See for yourself in the attachment. I will implement the new cards soon... :D

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 09 June 2012, 14:52
by chickendude
Ahhh i love your artwork!

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 09 June 2012, 16:14
by Art_of_camelot
Ditto that. You're pixel art is quite nice, now work on giving us an updated program we can play! :D

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 11 June 2012, 01:32
by Deep Thought
NanoWar wrote:Thesis is done today!!
I misread that as "This is done today." Raised my hopes for nothing :P

But anyway, I'm really glad you're still working on this. And those sprites really look great.

And that's too bad about the job. (Sorry, I came late to the topic.) Hope that leaves time for you to work on this though ;)

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 12 June 2012, 01:53
by NanoWar
Would you rather like to:
  1. Win money, buy booster packs
  2. Win cards at a fixed drop chance from specific monsters/bosses
  3. Both
?

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 12 June 2012, 09:34
by chickendude
I really like the idea of buying booster packs. Both would be cool, though.

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 15 June 2012, 01:14
by Madskillz
Those look great nano! I like buying booster packs too. Both would be cool, but I'd be just fine being able to buy a booster pack.

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 24 June 2012, 01:16
by NanoWar
Updates
  • New heal and poison animations
  • Info box that says: "not enough mana/spheres"
  • Spheres get added after the execution of a spell

Currently I am working on a new quest system, so that bosses have better decks and drop money.

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 03 July 2012, 09:08
by Art_of_camelot
NanoWar wrote:Would you rather like to:
  1. Win money, buy booster packs
  2. Win cards at a fixed drop chance from specific monsters/bosses
  3. Both
?


I like both ideas. =) Also, new screenie looks nice Nano!

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 22 September 2012, 19:51
by Deep Thought
I like both ideas too, where booster packs are expensive enough that the player has to rely on the dropped cards for expansion most of the time.

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 18 January 2013, 03:05
by NanoWar
Update
  • cards now show used spheres as a cost, not as +X or -X
  • new card: Madness; cost: 3 mana; opponent discards two cards at random (uh that algorithm was very tricky!)
  • new card: Meditation; cost: 1 mana; draw a card, get 2 mana next turn
  • new card: Brainstorm; cost: 0 mana; draw two cards, discard one at random

Hah, finally got to work on this again!

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 21 January 2013, 07:49
by Madskillz
Still looks good nano, one of the best looking z80 games out there. Glad to see work is still being done.

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 21 January 2013, 13:59
by NanoWar
Thanks. I'm at 46 different cards now, 4 more are on paper. I want to go to 60 in total or more so you can play a singleton deck (one copy of every card in the deck).
Coming up with those card ideas in one of the hardest jobs, which is another reason why Wizards takes so long to develop. I also playtest every card...

Aaand I just love to do pixel artwork :) .

Re: Progress

PostPosted: 22 January 2013, 16:42
by NanoWar