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[DS metaroom] The Other Lone Shee's Ark   
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  2/12/2017  2

Hello all!

I currently am working on a metaroom. It should be stable and is currently released as an alpha 0.5 release on CC.

Some images (click for bigger size):





You can download my progress here on CC


Feel free to test it out.
Feel free to point out bugs/errors/ugly things. I don't want any error messages popping up. Ever.
Feel free to encourage me.
Feel free to make agents I can include. Woohoo!

FEEL FREE TO POST SUGGESTIONS!

Thank you for your time.


last updated: 26 april 2017

 
BlueLeafeon

BlueLeafeon



  2/12/2017  1

I injected it but got this error:

http://i.imgur.com/XDd9tlT.png

Otherwise, I really like this metaroom. The only thing I can see is me having issues with Norns wandering all over the place when I want them to stay in their rooms, but considering this is a WIP and there's clearly meant to be more to it, I guess I'll wait and see the finished thing. Otherwise, I really like it.

 
Splincer

Splincer



  2/12/2017  1

I think it's very pretty and very diverse, which I personally like. It also looks like it's pretty big, so plenty of creatures could live there. I look forward to the progress you make, and wish you the best with it.

I'd offer to help, but I can't really do art or coding/programing.

 
Soliloquy

Soliloquy



  2/13/2017  1

it's lovely :)
 
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  2/21/2017

Thank you for your replies so far! I appreciate it. <3


The metaroom has been uploaded to CC.

Please, if you have any critique/suggestion/advice, share it with me.

It's my first time tackling a project as big as this, I could use your suggestions. :)

 
GrayDragonEmily

GrayDragonEmily
United States  

 visit GrayDragonEmily's website: Emily's Observations
  2/21/2017  1

I feel like it could use a few more toys, but people can always inject some. I love the edible critters that respawn after being eaten, and I think more of those would be nice. The room could use some music, but I don't think it's necessary.

Overall, I think it's a very interesting metaroom so far and already a good place to raise creatures.


-GrayDragonEmily
 
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  2/21/2017

I'll look into the toy thing!

I don't know if you found all of the toys though: there are 3 of them (4 if you count the training dummy as a toy xD): the rock in the volcano, the snowmen that occasionally spawn, and the big crystal thing in the jungle.
The critters can all be played with too, which (usually) relieves boredom in creatures. The clouds are listed as machinery (or gadgets? I forgot xD) which should also relieve some boredom when they are pushed.

More critters is a good idea, I was actually planning to add in more critters but I didn't really feel like creating more artsy stuff for critters so I used fewer of them than intended :P Originally each 'room' was planned to have at least 1 native critter. I may add more though. I also plan to add in one or more vendors in a future update.

As for music, I welcome you to suggest some music. I'm deaf myself so I have no sense for what would be "good" music, yet not too obtrusive.

I'm glad you like it so far!

 
Wingheart

Wingheart
New Zealand  


  2/21/2017

I can't get more than 3 pear plants to grow at once. Also I can't get them to grow on the bottom floor of the desert area.

Is there any way to get the peanut plants and so on growable?

 
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  2/21/2017

Wingheart wrote:
I can't get more than 3 pear plants to grow at once. Also I can't get them to grow on the bottom floor of the desert area.

Is there any way to get the peanut plants and so on growable?




In the current version this is not possible, as I didn't create "sprouting" scripts into the seed. I may add sprouting to the plants (pear plants shouldn't be too much of a problem to make sproutable, actually, since those do have sprites from C2), but I like to be consistent when implementing such a script: if one seed sprouts then they all have to have plant sprites, and spriting plants is not my strong point. :P

Now if only someone would want to donate/create plant sprites.. that'd be great ;)

How many pear plants would you consider "ideal" in the desert area?

For this current version, the only way to have extra plants grow in the room is to plant stuff in the room that isn't the native flora.

Thank you for your input!

 
Wingheart

Wingheart
New Zealand  


  2/21/2017  1

Wait the pear plants aren't growing? That explains why I couldn't put them on the first desert level! I couldn't figure out why the pear plants were only sprouting on the second level!
 
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  4/26/2017  1

Tiny update:

I added in some toys and the CA emitters for soil nutrients and soil moisture.
I also fixed the .catalogue but for that to take effect if you have an older version, you'll have to remove the existing ols_help_v05.catalogue before it'll work.

PS: I had to fiddle a bit with the upload because I had a tiny bug. As soon as you see this line of text, the correct agent has been uploaded. If you've downloaed the agent between the time I posted this and the moment I added this PS: line, you might have a faulty version. Oops. Sorry.

 
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  4/27/2017  1

The update broke stuff. Game crashes after some time and I'm not sure why. Just saying, if you download the current version, take a backup of your old version if you don't want your game to crash.

I'm trying to find the error.

 
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  4/29/2017  2

Another update. Error should be gone now.
Please post any more bugs you encounter.
Enjoy! ;)

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


 visit Malkin's website: Malkin's page at CWiki
  5/3/2017

Hi Pilla,
The Readme says that it was updated on the 29th, but the .agent file for the metaroom says it was saved on the 27th - does the version available through Google Drive ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8N3qIkSWBPjM3NEbDBvYXVVR0U/view ) have the new fixes included?


My TCR Norns
 
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  5/3/2017

Hi Malkin, weird, when I download the file myself I do get an .agents version that was changed 29/04 at 10:something AM.


Maybe try redownloading?

 
Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  5/17/2017

Another tiny update!

I added in a button to disable the snow.
The snow itself has also been finetuned to make the norns shiver much more often. But they'll still complain about being cold. :D

If you're updating from an earlier version, you'll need to put the catalogue file in your catalogue folder.

Enjoy!

 


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