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Release Hydra Castle Labyrinth

Discussion in 'Software Releases' started by ptitSeb, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. ptitSeb

    ptitSeb Serial Porter

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    Here is Hydra castle Labyrinth, a freeware japanese " metroidvania" game.
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    The game was initialy on windows, and was then ported on 3DS. I used the 3DS port to port on Linux with SDL.
    The Pandora version has keymap adapted (so all button, shoulder and even Select/Start are mapped and used).

    To hear the music (which is good and fit the game well), you need a working installation of Timidity.

    In option screen (use Select when ingame), you can change language from Japanese to English.

    History log
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    Build 02
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    • Fix save that wasn't working
    • Added Joystick support
    Build 01
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    • Initial build
    • Some Pandora customization

    You can find the source code on my github account: https://github.com/ptitSeb/hydracastlelabyrinth
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017
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  2. Linux-SWAT

    Linux-SWAT Advanced Member

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  3. ptitSeb

    ptitSeb Serial Porter

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    Yeah it's cute, and it's a vast and complex game.

    To start, go left, and up. In a few room, you'll a chest. Inside is the "Bronze axe" (don't forget to switch to english) that allow you to break block (red blocks or some walls). Use "Start" to see your current inventory. You can now break red blocks, and also find hidden chest in walls. In some other chest, you'll find other stuff, like secondary weapon (silver arrow for example). Use (A) to use secondary weapon, and (L) / (R) to change it. And explore... and go back and forth screen, with new ability, too unlock / reach more places...
     
  4. Farox

    Farox Certified Guru

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    I really like this kind of games. Thanks ptitSeb for porting this.:cool:
     
  5. EvilDragon

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    Oooh, awesome! That looks like a game for me! :)
     
  6. Kharg

    Kharg Still Fresh

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    Thanks a lot! :)
     
  7. atari_afternoon

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    Plays very well, and Timidity plays the music, thank you for porting :)
     
  8. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    @ptitSeb : amazing game, thanks for porting it ;)

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
  9. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    Hi again,

    @ptitSeb : is it possible to save one's progress ? Every time I try to load a previously saved game, I find myself in the first room with an empty inventory :(

    I checked the appdata directory but couldn't find any save file there. And there were no traces of errors in the logs AFAIK.

    What am I doing wrong ?

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
  10. ptitSeb

    ptitSeb Serial Porter

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    I'll recheck. It should be working, but I may have made a mistake somewhere.
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 2, 2017, Original Post Date: Dec 2, 2017 ---
    Ok, so save was just not working at all. I fixed that.
    Also added Joystick support (not really usefull on Pandora) and different scalling (not usefull on Pandora, but x1 can be usefull on GZW0 or PocketCHIP, and x3 usefull on Pyra or PC).

    Build 02
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    • Fix save that wasn't working
    • Added Joystick support
     
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  11. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    I defeated the dodo in its lair ! While I'm at it, I confirm saving / loading games works now ;)

    @ptitSeb : thanks for fixing this issue so quickly :)

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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  12. erico

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    beat it long time ago, well worth game! The music is just excellent.
     
  13. torpor

    torpor hack hack hack, the little machines fight back

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    Great game, nice port as always ptitSeb .. you've got a real flow going!
     
  14. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Just had a chance to give this a quick go, and it runs well on my Pandora with timidity providing the music. Thanks to ptitseb for the port, and to whoever suggested he look at this excellent game. Yes, I needed to reload by save after dying versus the dodo the first time, and I can also confirm that working.
     

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