Marble Preview v2

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  1. noda
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    noda Advanced Member

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    Hi!

    I'm glad to present here an updated version of the one I submitted to the Neo Compo, I hope you'll enjoy it.

    For those who are wondering, it's labelled "preview" because there's still much more level elements and 3D engine improvements to be added which already on my to-do list. I wanted to release the current version as I'm not sure when it will be finished...

    If you have some ideas or suggestions on how to improve my game, don't hesitate [​IMG] I'll also gladly accept user-made levels to include them in new scenarios.


    Quick presentation: Marble is a complete remake of the classic wood labyrinth game, in full 3D (both screen) with realistic physics, mp3 music, on-DS visual level editor and more...

    Features:

    - Physics engine, with realistic collision simulation
    - Full 3D on both screens, either as one big screen or with 2 different views
    - Skybox to simulate 360° environment
    - Advanced 3D effects: point light simulation, projected shadows, motion blur...
    - Full MP3 music & 3D sounds
    - Special bonuses and scenery effects (let's try this mushroom...)
    - Integrated (on DS) full featured 3D level editor
    - High score & progression saving
    - 25 levels, with various environment and progressive difficulty (6 differents scenarios)
    - Full motion sensor support

    Screenshots:

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    How to play:

    - Motion sensor : just tilt the DS, and the board will tilt the same way (DON'T FORGET TO CALIBRATE YOUR MOTION SENSOR CORRECTLY WHEN PROMPTED!)

    - Stylus : Hold the stylus down on the center on the screen, then slightly move in the desired direction to tilt the board. When the pressure is released, the board will come back to a flat position.

    Press select at anytime to save a screenshot in .bmp format (the game will freeze for a short time during the file write).

    How to install:

    1. Copy the "marble" folder found in the archive in the root of your flashcard.
    2. Copy the file "marble.nds" (or "marble.ds.gba" if your flashcard doesn't work with .nds files) on your flashcard.

    Do the next step only if you encounter problems running the homebrew or have the "error initializing file system" message on loading.

    3. Apply the DLDI patch corresponding to your flashcard on the "marble.nds" file.
    Go to http://chishm.drunkencoders.com/DLDI/ for the patches and instructions on how to do it.


    Website:
    http://nodadev.wordpress.com

    Download:
    http://noda.free.fr/nds/marble_preview_v2.rar
    http://noda.free.fr/nds/marble_preview_v2_nomotion.rar (for linkers that have problems with motion functions, like new MK5 & clones)


    Changelog:
    - 22/08/08 : Version Preview 1
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    = Initial release

    - 29/08/08 : Version Preview 2
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    = lots of bugfixes in the level editor
    = fixed the lock element bug
    + added an auto-repeat function to editor's buttons, it's now more user-friendly to adjust values
    + added top screen camera view smoothing, no more headaches when using DS motion
    + improved the stylus controls, it's now less sensitive (use a quadratic scale instead of a linear one)
    + added 1 new scenario with 3 new levels, to adjust difficulty progression balance
     
  2. archipel

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    I love this homebrew [​IMG]
     
  3. Chri5

    Chri5 GBAtemp Regular

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    i wanna download this
     
  4. Noitora

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    This is the best homebrew game out there!
     
  5. link459

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    I really like this game so far! The level editor is the best I've seen on the DS.

    Haha, the vodka is hilarious. [​IMG]
     
  6. psycoblaster

    psycoblaster Divine

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    i just love his homebrews because of the great level editors [​IMG]
     
  7. wraggster

    wraggster Newbie

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    one of my fave DS Homebrew releases of the past year [​IMG]
     
  8. haringtonl

    haringtonl GBAtemp Regular

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    Sorry if i'm a noob, but do you need to buy a special card to get a motion sensor in the ds lite? Thanks!
     
  9. noda
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    noda Advanced Member

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    Yes, you need to have either a DS motion cart or a MK6 GOLD (a flashcard with an integrated motion sensor).
     
  10. haringtonl

    haringtonl GBAtemp Regular

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    If you have a ds motion cart, doesn't it go into slot-1? Then I guess you put your flash-cart into the slot in the motion cart? Thanks
     
  11. Curley5959

    Curley5959 CCC Member!

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    So im guessing it wont work on an r4?? lol thought not.. [​IMG]
     
  12. haringtonl

    haringtonl GBAtemp Regular

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    Arg, i really want to play this....but i don't want to pay for another cart.
     
  13. noda
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    noda Advanced Member

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    You can play without the motion sensor... but if you have one, it will use it.

    haringtonl> there's both slot-1 and slot-2 motion sensors existing.
     
  14. K2Valor

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    Awesome, awesome game.