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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby TimeGearCD » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:03 pm

Congrats on the release, strawberry!
I've been following this for awhile.
Glad you could see you finish it!
Gonna play through it ASAP!
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby TheStrawberryOctopus » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:06 pm

TimeGearCD wrote:Congrats on the release, strawberry!
I've been following this for awhile.
Glad you could see you finish it!
Gonna play through it ASAP!


I am glad to finally be able to share it!

Oh yes, just a heads up since I forgot to mention this; If the demo wasn't any indicator, this game is TOUGH, so be prepared!
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby SimonTheDigger » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:40 pm

TheStrawberryOctopus wrote:Oh yes, just a heads up since I forgot to mention this; If the demo wasn't any indicator, this game is TOUGH, so be prepared!


Yes, this game is very, very tough. Almost too tough. And there are no difficulty options on top of that.
I love everything about this game - the aesthetic, the character designs, the weapon designs, the animations - except playing it. I can't figure out what it wants me to do or how I'm supposed to fight anything without dying in seconds. (Playing as the lizardman and spamming the shotgun got me a little further than I got with other characters, but only a little.) I really, really want to love this game
but with the extremely high level of difficulty it presents I just can't bring myself to try and seriously complete it. I'm really sorry. I guess I'm just not good enough at classic FPSes to be able to play this.
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby TheStrawberryOctopus » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:16 pm

SimonTheDigger wrote:Oh yes, just a heads up since I forgot to mention this; If the demo wasn't any indicator, this game is TOUGH, so be prepared!


I will say this; If you haven't talked to the NPC's in the City of Magic, I would advise to do so!

I suspect I know where you are having trouble, and some NPC's (including the villagers) will be able to give you a hand there!
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby thisweirddogdude » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:22 pm

i tried playing the PK3 file version on gzdoom 3.7.2 but it causes a "Very Fatal Error" crash a few seconds after my first enemy encounter outside of the castle grounds, along with the crosshairs being inverted..
when I play the MoM.exe version, the audio and frames stutter just a tiny bit when new scenes load onscreen and while im running around exploring.. but otherwise it works fine!
I made this account just to say I'm real excited to dive into this game!! looking forward to seeing some bugs get squashed
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby Captain J » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:46 am

Aaaahahah so it's finally here. Congratulations, for this time on the Complete Release! It's been a long time, but you truly done it. The game looks really expanded and nice now. I'm going to play the Game and let's see if i can find some problems and Feedback you later.

Also please do send PsyRedtails my regards! :D
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby SimonTheDigger » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:52 am

Ok so, yeah, I was being a bit overdramatic earlier. I'm just so used to playing Doom that when the strategy of "kill the hell out of the first enemy you see" doesn't work, and the game expects me to actually run away from some enemies, it short circuits my brain. I hauled ass through the forest and got to the graveyard and now things are much better. I still kind of wish enemies had pain states like in vanilla Doom though. Oh well.
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby _mental_ » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:20 am

Apparently, a lot of efforts were put into developing this game.
It is really sad when several technical issues enter the scene.

First of all, it's almost always a bad sign when a product is distributed as RAR archive. I don't know why exactly, but still.
I have no idea why people bought commercial software when free open source analogues are better.
Well, it's just my opinion, so how cares. Now the real issues.

The distribution is ~110 MB in size, but it contains 52 MB backup of the main .pk3 file.
GZDoom 3.2.0 is shipped with the game. Yes, it's the version with several security issues discovered.
BTW even this old version supports custom .ipk3 IWADs, but this feature isn't used for unknown reason.

Pre-configured .ini file isn't really good either. Why was 1280x960 windowed mode set by default?
I would provide configuration files (autoexec.cfg at least) with bindings and maybe a few important options if any.
This is especially true for users of alternative operating systems.
Manual comparison and configuration file editing is so funny.

Probably, all these things are OK for standalone game that doesn't advertise a relation to GZDoom.
For me the mentioned points are rather disappointing.
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby Captain J » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:47 am

Oh yeah... I just noticed that the Filesize of the Game is Super large. And don't get me wrong, i do understand the large filesize because the maps are big, grand, and yet has tons of special graphics. But the thing i don't quite understand is that it keep fails to Download. Because it was Network Error or something. This mostly happens when i close the Official Website after clicking the Download Button.

So i've had such issues like this while Downloading and was a bit inconvenient. And i'm not even sure if it was my Computer's Problem. Nonetheless, Glad to hear people are playing the Game right now and Replying how it was. That's certainly something! So i Downloaded the Game and it's ready to go. Thanks for the Release! :D
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby TheStrawberryOctopus » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:33 am

"_mental_"


Yo, Yowza, you are correct; I forgot that Slade 3 makes a back up file of the pk file when it saves. That is not intended and I will correct that problem now for future downloads!

Also, while it uses a WinRAR file, 7zip should be open to still open it, correct, which is free to use?... If it is too much of a hassle, I can find some of the alternatives!

I am noticing people have some difficulty in the starting area, so I will probably do a quick update and may tweak the difficulty there (the main complaint seems to stem from the forest area sequence!)
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby Captain J » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:38 am

Well, indeed. When SLADE3 Saves the file, it also creates Backup File(The name of the extension is bak, i'm positive) in case of Going down South. So deleting the Backup File might decrease the Size a bit, so that's a relief!

And the happiest thing i ever heard so far is the Loosening the Game Difficulty! Maybe it's only the thing for that Starting Area, but glad you listened to their Feedback. I should wait for the Update and Redownload the Game again. Thanks again!
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby TheStrawberryOctopus » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:10 am

I have performed the hotfix, and the current of version of MoM should of had the difficulty reduced. You can see the changes listed here!
https://strawberryoctii.itch.io/memoirs-of-magic/devlog/78911/hot-fix-on-the-difficulty
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby Caped64 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:34 am

I'm unsure if this is the place to ask this, but where do you level up your weapons and such? Unless I missed it, there doesn't seem to be an NPC or Book explaining it.

Also great work on the game itself! I love the old game feel and art style it has.
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby TheStrawberryOctopus » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:45 pm

Caped64 wrote:I'm unsure if this is the place to ask this, but where do you level up your weapons and such? Unless I missed it, there doesn't seem to be an NPC or Book explaining it.

Also great work on the game itself! I love the old game feel and art style it has.


You gain access to the Shop to Level up once you visited the shops in one of the 6 villagers!

You cannot access the shop proper within the City of Magic!
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Re: Memoirs of Magic: Full Game is Now Avaliable!

Postby APesquera » Wed May 01, 2019 7:16 am

Any tips on the temple puzzle with all the snakes? It's really obnoxious to go inside that room and I don't see any clear solution.
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