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Jayenkai

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Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« on: August 24, 2008, 18:05:31 »

Cowbell Hero!
Before I post the final version to my site (Tuesday) I'm just wondering if people might like to submit a track or two.
I'm looking for plain XM files, (nothing too fancy lest my coding buggers up the reading of it ;)) with Silent No-instrument "c-0" No-notes where Mr Cowbell oughta go.

And, small, too.. Say about 250kb max per xm.

You can stick the mods in the songs directory in order to test them out, and ensure they're at least vaguely playable.

Monday night for submissions (tomorrow!)
Sorry that's short notice, but A) I only started it today, and B) I've set myself a Tuesday Update day for my website (AGameAWeek.com) that I'd like to stick to.

Either way, even if no-one submits, it's still a nice fun silly game!
Enjoy, and thanks!
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Re: Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 07:47:41 »

Umm.. it seems that instead of "C-0", the game responds to ghost instrument which is an instrument number without a note.

EDIT: Also, I think I royally suck at this game. :( It's so simple I can hardly blame it on bugs..

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Re: Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008, 11:09:15 »

Yeah, sorry.. I was tweaking in modplug, plopping C-0's in, saving, and not looking back.
Having looked back, it does indeed reload them as ghosts instead!  Go figure!

Still, seems to work ;)

The game does indeed have a couple of bugs, but they've been worked out this morning, by changing the "BAD" method of doing things.  (if you got one bad, a whole bunch would start freaking out!  This will no longer be the case once "final" is uploaded on Tuesday.)
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Re: Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 12:26:52 »

Btw, what do you suppose would be the optimum round length in Cowbell Hero? Because I've been working on a cover song and I don't know whether to continue it past 1:10 or just stop there. The next logical stop would be around the 2:30 mark. In its shorter form it could serve as an "Easy" level, being pretty straightforward with the CB track as well.

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Re: Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 13:08:55 »

Honestly, the gag gets pretty old pretty fast, so.. shorter = better, imo.

Don't Fear the Reaper!

(Also, I uploaded the slightly better version.  If you re-download, it should now be about 70% easier ;) )
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Re: Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 14:42:32 »

The game plays much better already. (Damn, I wanted to say I did.)

Hoo boy, you'll never guess which song I decided to cover. :P I tried to copy the original pretty much verbatim, but into NES environment. ;) But there seems to be a slight problem..

Is there a limit to the total number of cb hits because the last couple of hits in my track don't appear on the track? I'm not yet ready to publicly release the mod but I thought I'd bring this to your attention as we're on a schedule here. :)

I'll PM you the current (not yet 100% finished) version of my track so you can check it out and possibly help me out.

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Re: Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 15:21:55 »

Thanks :D
Works great.  (And sounds super, too!)

I recently realised that instead of reading the Song Length's number of patterns I was reading the Number of Pattern's number of patterns..  (!)
Basically, because your mod has less patterns than song length, it was cutting off the end.
(and conversely making songs seem longer if you cut out a chunk of patterns from the order!)

I've tweaked, and the newer version's at the same download link.
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Re: Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008, 17:24:37 »

i like your game :) but i think you should check the "excellent", "good" etc texts, they are hard to read when vanishing so fast.
my best combo: 78 :)
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Re: Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008, 18:36:56 »

Part of a co-op chipmix with joule.
Cowbell channel added by jojo :)
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Re: Quick request : Cowbell Hero!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008, 19:10:33 »

may i add that you will probably have to tweak the cowbell channel... i put a c-1 in there since modplug deleted the c-0 as mentioned before. do with it what's necessary :)
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