The Show

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  1. Nov 13, 2010
    Ollie
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    Welcome to the official thread for The Show! Or something like that, but let's cut to the chase. The Show is a mod made by me, Ollie, it focuses on a mysterious shadowy guy who has a similar color scheme to Pooh Black, and his adventures in Showland (Though this name is never mentioned). There's also a narrator, which is mainly where the name comes from. He's simply called The Narrator, and he has a stylish mustache and a cool black jacket/coat thing. This mod is also being split up into two parts, Season 1 and Season 2, in order to make it longer and also to differentiate certain elements. As of now Season 1 is the only one released.
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    Download Season 1 now!

    Credit to Noxid and GIRakaCheezer for the 2x resolution hack for Cave Story.

    Original post:
    I've been wanting to make a mod of Cave Story for quite a while, and I decided to make this one. This mod hasn't got much of a story, so I decided to make it a mod in which you just kinda, well, you know, platform. As you can see, it's called "The Show". I chose this name because really, it has a narrator. That's really all it has that relates to it. But I like it, so I'm going with it. I only have a demo at the moment, so, yeah. Here it is.

    (It also has some original music)

    As an added note, no more content will be created of The Show as of now, perhaps some time in the future, however.
     
  2. Nov 13, 2010
    DoubleThink
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    What a wonderful present for my first day of holidays :>

    *gets*

    Well I think I'm at the end. I either end up at a non-functioning computer terminal or trapped in a room. Pretty good so far, in particular I like the clever use of appearing blocks, although it wasn't really that hard. The jumping and level-up sounds are neato, but the text scrolling is bit grating. As for new music, the title screen theme is a nice little piece, but the on-death track is bombastic and hurtful meen :<

    Not much else to say so far :J
     
  3. Nov 13, 2010
    WoodenRat
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    It's great that someone finally made a mod. The mod showcase's been dead for a while.

    Anyways I played through your mod, it's pretty good. I liked the custom tiles and you did a great job in editing Kazuma's face. The gameplay wasn't too hard. My only complaint though, is that sometimes the text goes out of the dialogue box.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2010
    Noxid
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    Screenshots?
    Not a big deal, but I think it's nice to have them on the first post...
     
  5. Nov 13, 2010
    Ollie
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    You see, I didn't include screenshots because I guess I didn't want to spoil anything.

    I only said it was hard because people I know couldn't get past 1-3. -_-
    And about the text, it will eventually be all spaced out and everything.


    I noticed that the text was grating, and I'm gonna work on a new one.
    I didn't really test that computer at the end, because I was kinda rushing a little, and it would take quite a while if I wasn't saved in that room right away (And I wasn't), so I just took my chances with that part.
    The death music was NOT created by me, and it was actually in a mod that I was making before this one, as was the title screen music, though I helped quite a bit with the title screen music. My brother in fact, made the horrifying death music, and it will eventually be taken out.

    Yeah, so I hope you all enjoy my mod when it's finished, which it won't be for a pretty long time. :J

    P.S. I'll try and get screenshots soon.


    EDIT: Screenshots.

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  6. Nov 13, 2010
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    Alright, feedbacky:

    New music is very nice. I actually kinda like the death music, just because it makes me laugh, and this is kind of a lulzy mod anyway.

    The first secret isn't really much of a secret. I would recommend making it a bit less obvious; maybe instead of a door (which just begs to be entered) make it some other landmark which would make some player curious enough to try interacting with it, but could be dismissed as decoration. The second one was a bit more secretive. Any others were either nonexistent or well hidden, because I didn't find them. I think it would be better if the secrets were in ascending order of rewardingness (i.e. you find weaker weapons first, as opposed to now where you find the snake first, then the fireball).

    I would recommend being consistent with the type of savepoints you use. Sometimes you just have a v-trigger, and sometimes a disk on the ground; it gives the mod more unity if you stick to one or the other.

    Gameplay throughout the mod so far is generally good and entertaining.

    Careful about exposed slopes; the Cave Story engine has a glitch where it bumps you up on top of a slope if you touch the side of it. Solution: make sure the sides of slopes aren't exposed.

    Be sure that any time you use a
     
  7. Nov 13, 2010
    Ollie
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    Noxid
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    It's cool.
    Umm.... I got up here.
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    Which is dangerous since I could have fallen off the world if I went too far. Also, I accidentally skipped most of the game the first time through and had to play it twice.

    But, it's good and all.
     
  9. Nov 13, 2010
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    Actually, now that I look at your script, it looks like you don't even have and
     
  10. Nov 13, 2010
    Ollie
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    Man, that stupid zombie dragon. I'll seal that place up and move the dragon, so that won't happen anymore.

    Well, I use CE, so I'll use the one included. Also, good advice for the Balrog fight.

    Oh yeah. There was a good reason for that. You see, I used to have the blasts from the Polar Star thing peirce the blocks instead of just breaking them, and the blocks going up to the right were breakable, also. I did that to prevent them from breaking, though the problem wasn't completely resolved. It's a pretty good idea to do that, though. :J
     
  11. Nov 13, 2010
    Carrotlord
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    I managed to get to "That's all folks" so I guess I finished this version.

    Your custom sounds are quite nice. Seatone is useful, isn't it? :D
    The music you made is amazing. Especially the boss music. As for the death music, it really feels kind of obnoxious. So no hard feelings to your brother, but I suggest making music entirely on your own.
    Graphics are nice and effective. Especially the weapon graphics. Facepics too.

    One of the problems is that transitioning seems a bit awkward. Like, after you get the ID card, it looks like there isn't really a door for an exit, just a brick wall. Dialogue also seems kind of sparse, though the narrator idea has its merits.

    Before I forget, I like your replacement game/DoConfig icons.

    Anyway, you've proven that you clearly have the skills to learn modding fast and more or less independently. I have high hopes for the next release. Keep up the good work.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2010
    Ollie
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    Yes, I should fix that exit....

    And thanks a lot!
     
  13. Nov 15, 2010
    DoubleThink
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    So I finished this the other day (I like the icy area), and you know, I think it might be just long enough for the Quickie Guide. Expect an update tomorrow :p
     
  14. Nov 16, 2010
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    I really like this. The location of enemies was really good, and the little things thhat would happen out of the blue were really neat. I also really like the music and sound effects. Since I suck at ORG music, all I have to say is that I hate you so much right now, "in a sarcastic way".
     
  15. Nov 16, 2010
    Ollie
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    Thanks for playing it!

    But y'know, the music is good partly because I know music and keys for it. I think that has something to do with it. :J
     
  16. Nov 17, 2010
    Ollie
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    I'm not sure which one you're talking about, but if you're talking about the one used with Omega, that was made by Pixel. It was supposed to be the beta Oppresion, I think.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2010
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    It's okay, but you need to put savepoints more often. I had to open up the game in Cave Editor and change the level with all the blue bricks to get past it.
     
  18. Nov 17, 2010
    Ollie
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    That's not, really, a problem. It gets less challenging if you do that, but I could maybe put a few more. I'm not making the challenge any less. :J

    Also, thanks for playing it. :eek:
     
  19. Nov 20, 2010
    Ollie
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    To keep people's hopes up, I've got a screenshot of what's to come.

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    Yes, I know the picture's smaller than the others.


    Edit: I realized I double posted twice in a row.

    Sorry about that.
     
  20. Nov 20, 2010
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    That looks awesome. Can't wait for this mod to be finished!