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Chrono Trigger Modification / Re: Tile insertion Guide Attempt
« Last post by TheMage on Yesterday at 11:52:45 pm »
Ahhh! Thank you both!!! Sorry for the .... 8th month later reply, life got busy!! but i'm eager to check out that link and that spreadsheet and edit the tutorial! When its not late at night hrmmm tomorrow, yes mage will do it tomorrow!
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THIS!!!!

It took me far too long to learn how to edit palettes and tilesets myself and I still need to run to my notes Mauron wrote me every single time xD
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General Discussion / Re: Let's Play - LUNAR: Eternal Blue Complete
« Last post by Boo the Gentleman Caller on September 21, 2023, 11:18:17 pm »
Welcome back! The VidKid becomes the CC! I may have been able to change your name via moderator controls. Not really sure, since I don't do much with those except remove spam and ban bots every few days.

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You said something so funny. Why is that a white thing?

Gwah ha ha! Something along the lines of this basic white girl starter pack is what I was referring to when poking fun at my wife: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/so-true--90494273746396586/

I'm pretty sure it was an older one and not that specific one, but I remember showing my wife and we both laughed at how she fit most of the stereotypes on the thing. I say all that in a sarcastic/joking tone, of course -- all in good fun. She's great (obviously, seeing that I married her and all, haha).

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How's lifes over where your're at? Its going swimmingly over here.

Awesome! Glad things are going well! Things are going well here, too. I'm feeling much more balanced when I have been the past few months. Luckily, the new job is finally balancing out. I'm still going into the office every day (and thus have little free time), but the job has been going really well and I'm not feeling the stress of it anymore. My boss and my stakeholders are really happy, and there's talk of both another promotion and another team/portfolio early next year.

On the school/kids/wife front, volleyball is about done and we're about halfway through soccer season. I've hardly had a chance for any video games, but that's okay. I actually haven't played any non-Switch games since August -- so that means no Final Fantasy XV in over a month! I have played a little bit of Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but not much. I have found all the shrines but am still doing some more collecting before I take on Ganon and wrap it up. It's so much easier for me to be able to play games on the go instead of being bound to a PC/television.

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I've come to loves internetculture and kinda making friends online and stuff Boo your're the best. I still pretty much like talking in a Public forum just bec. I think IMs is so sheisty like you know its nice when everyone can join in on the conversation

I'm with you, homie. I am partial to old school forums like this. Discord and "chat-based" apps are cool and all, but if you're not on regularly you can't really keep a conversation going and the whole room will move on. I like forums because you can reply when you want and it's much easier to keep a thread of the conversation. I dunno, plus people seem to be a bit more relaxed. I've met a lot of cool people here at the Compendium and you're definitely one of them! To me internet friends are as real as IRL friends.

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Anyways I have tons of shtuff I wanna tell you abt. my findings. Well right now I've been having Zelda Enhasa-like daydreamings...

Tell me dude! I'm here for it!

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I'm doing Final Fantasy Tactics

FFT is such an amazing game but one I've never been able to beat. I played it on the original PSX and then again on the PSP, and I always got about 2/3 through the game before getting stuck or sidetracked. I have, however, beat both of the Final Fantasy Tactics Advance games. I do think the original FFT game was the best, though... I found the plot more engaging and loved the darker fantasy world with deep political storylines. The last time I tried playing it (probably about 10 years ago on the PSP), I maxed out Ramza really early and grinded for weeks. I am pretty sure I got him to level 99 (or close to it). Then I ended up running into a random battle where I had to fight, like, a dozen monks, and they stomped me. I tried and tried and could never beat the battle. I can't remember if I could proceed past it or not, or if the defeat just killed my desire to play the game, but I do remember sitting it down after that, I intended to come back, but it never happened. Alas!

There's a lot of good games out right now that I really want to play. Star Wars Jedi Survivor, Cyberpunk 2077, Starfield, the Dead Space remake, and Lies of P are all on my mind. Alas, not enough time for games!
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General Discussion / Re: Let's Play - LUNAR: Eternal Blue Complete
« Last post by Chris Cruz on September 21, 2023, 04:05:16 pm »
Lol. Cont.

Hey, woo. I've just been SA busy with my workload like I've come to loves internetculture and kinda making friends online and stuff Boo your're the best. I still pretty much like talking in a Public forum just bec. I think IMs is so sheisty like you know its nice when everyone can join in on the conversation and a lot of my RPG research, analysis & speculation I do out of the love of my heart and I don't expect anything in return, I love RPG gaming and being a adult now and having more freetime to reeducate myself w/ith the basics again lols. Its a dangerous world (world) out there and maybe I need to strategize aloud with anyone.?? Hehe. Anyways I have tons of shtuff I wanna tell you abt. my findings. Well right now I've been having Zelda Enhasa-like daydreamings... and I'm doing Final Fantasy Tactics. My dream points me in that direction so far.
That's my main game so far. But I always wanna do a 2nd and third. I'll think about it. I love playtesting a bunch of random inklings of mine. So staying On Topic.. Reals Lifes is going good just doing characters online and chatting. Segue into games.. Well yeah just fft. like a ninja moving its foot The sound it makes.?? Hehheh. I might just concentrate on that and bust on my PS4 for randomninity's sake. Dreams is rill'. Andasit. ..... Well yeah. So mhm ok. I'll catch you on the flipmode, B. buhrr (Bye.)
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General Discussion / Re: Let's Play - LUNAR: Eternal Blue Complete
« Last post by Chris Cruz on September 20, 2023, 01:34:20 pm »
Hey, I was in the Dischord (Cyan's SwdTech) and said I was gonna create a local name since I think people have a thing with using your Global screenname across all platforms, - So I'm just trying to fit in. I decided to just pick like a generic, RPG character name and Chrono Cross was on my mind so if they see my sn they can say C.C. I don't want to be just like Schala. Anyway, its me John.

You said something so funny. Why is that a white thing? I go into Starbrizzle all the time and get my Grande Iced Chai Latte no problem they knew me at this one place they were like spoliers no one gets that e'cept you John. Anyway I do a lot of "white" people things too like living in Fastfood.? shrug I drive an Honda, I have 2.5 bath 1.5 dog white picket fence.?? Lol its not out of the ordinary. I worship Clayton Kershaw. I guess I DO do the crackers with no salt thing. And just like living basically. lmafo

I mentioned I live in The Philippines but I am White/Latino and; or Other from California. I just play RPGs and watch Survivor. I'll think up a really nifty avatar later. I grew up on AOL basically. I mean, I'm as internet as they come. They all come from a smalltown, in the middle of America. Any chance we gon' star aup an New file offor Chrono Cross? I'm think abt. just backing up Chrono Trigger on my Switch. I mean I don't have a thick accent or anything. I think I'm educated enough. I'm just a homely, homey kinda a guy. How's lifes over where your're at? Its going swimmingly over here. Just wanna binge on RPGs for 2 years or something like that summat and its been great having a buddy online to jerk off with. My dogs is good. I like to make my own memes sometimes I'll try to concentrate on any type of other "white people" if you want me to. I think the little what boy/sad what girl is a good one its always a very s'pecific gesture we do, huh? I'm ruminating to you now.
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General Discussion / Temporal Flux: Echoes of a Dream
« Last post by Schala Zeal on September 19, 2023, 03:08:47 am »
So about a month ago, comic entrepreneur Lucius Merryweather launched a new vtuber agency named Astraline and gave its members all new vtuber avatars and an animated backstory/lore for each of them. I had been watching Fred Knudsen since before he joined the agency, and when he did, it got me thinking creatively.

I myself have been vtubing for over a year now, not really feeling settled into a brand. Everyone knows me as Schala, and lately I settled on a Toriyama style avatar I commissioned an artist friend to draw while I learned Live2D and rigged myself. (see attached) The problem, of course, is that I had to gimp myself from not just monetising my streams, but also fundraising for charity, to keep Square's eyes off me.

The advent of Astraline lit a spark of creativity in me and I really sought out to establish an original character, or at the very least, a character that won't have a legal potentiality looming over my head. A few ideas came to mind, but nothing really solid. Then I had watched Audio Pulp's What Would Chrono Break Be Like? series. Couple that with a few ideas of my own and I had a solid idea and began drafting up a backstory for my new vtuber character -- It would be "Schala" but using the Chrono Break fan lore with some rearrangements, it would be vague enough to be considered its own thing.

So I set off writing up draft after draft of my story, every day pouring in new elements to really ground it as its own "Chrono-like" story. Around this time, I started getting intrigued by the Godot game engine while also working on my "open source Chrono Trigger engine" I mentioned some months ago, which by the way is still in progress. It was only recently that an idea hit me: a game tie-in! I had written so much draft story that I essentially made a mythos!

I have already participated in a few game jams (examples here and here) and even coded my own semi-working 6502 emulator. Having 20 years of coding under my belt, Godot is very easy to pick up, so this would make a fine test of my skills and ambition.

What I have so far is that I used the Chrono Break fan theory series as a foundation, and initially tried blotting out any legally-distinct references to the Chrono games. From there, I started putting in my own ideas and interests, along with some Lovecraftian horror elements in place of a connection to Lavos.. It actually culminated this morning with my idea for a title - Temporal Flux: Echoes of a Dream. This title implicates what the story is about as well as pay homage to the Chrono fan games such as Crimson Echoes and Prophet's Guile.

Ultimately I do want to put Echoes of a Dream out on PC, Mac, and mobile. Consoles are an eventual possibility, but beyond my scope right now. I'm still juggling around whether it should be chibi 3D or HD 2D Octopath (and rumored Trigger remake) style.

The story so far is written to be self contained but with room to expand should it be successful. Ultimately, whether or not it's spiritually considered a sort of unofficial spiritual sequel Chrono Break was meant to be, I leave to the player. As its own series, it need not be under that pressure to measure up to the Chrono games. It can be an exciting adventure all its own, or it could give Chrono fans a sense of unofficial closure.

I'll post more info about this tomorrow. Goodnight all!
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General Discussion / Re: The Tale of nightmare975's Old, Closed September 11 Thread
« Last post by ZeaLitY on September 19, 2023, 01:46:30 am »
Bizarre. I guess he himself was likely the one who locked it. We usually don't do that around here...

Gotta love, Krispin's name is still in that thread as a poster. Who even remembers RPGPlanet anymore? Or was it PlanetRPG? The GameSpy spin-off. I imagine we could all get smashed pretty quickly on drinks if we found ourselves in a room reminiscing about the Compendium.

That Cross remaster didn't do much for traffic here, no doubt because everything's on Discord these days. Which is still a step down. Discord's vulnerable like every other for-profit institution out there; the moment the plug is pulled, congratulationsódecades of history will be instantaneously lost. It's also a nightmare to try and find anything of value there, since everything's a constant stream of consciousness chat. It irks me how much good research is shared on Hidden Palace/TCRF etc. that doesn't make it into the Wiki, because people just dump it on the Discord.
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First off, nice to see you, J!

History sure is an interesting thing. You're right, the immediate affects of such events are often lost to those that aren't directly affected... especially as time goes on. Although to me, the cultural elements are surely profound... for example, the Patriot Act. It's crazy how a single event can so insanely drive cultural changes, for good or for bad.

I originally had a much more robust response in mind, but at this point I don't really have the words in me.
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Chrono News / Re: Chrono Trigger HD-2D remake rumors
« Last post by sergecross73 on September 14, 2023, 11:18:43 pm »
We'll just have to wait and see. The leather only said that it was in development, they didn't know when it was going to be announced.
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Chrono News / Re: Chrono Trigger HD-2D remake rumors
« Last post by Rerisu on September 14, 2023, 11:55:52 am »
Well.... i guess it was just a rumor.
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