MSXdev22 #26 DICED - Tournament

MSXdev22 #26 DICED - Tournament

by MSXdev Team on 03-10-2022, 21:35
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Теги: msxdev22, MSXdev
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Long time scene member Mi-Chi enters the compo with DICED - Tournament. A Wild-West saloon dice throwing game that will keep you at the table for hours. Don't forget to fill up your glass! Together with Def Danny, Mi-Chi delivers a fairly unique game for our most beloved 8-bit wonder.

In this craftily made MSX1 game, you will put your wits up against over 190 unique opponents in 17 tournaments of rolling the dice. Crush the competition, or be crushed. Outclass your fellow players with sovereignty and strategy, or simply outsmart them. It's up to you; after all - you're the Billy The Kid of your 8-bit, the Calamity Jane of your own game, or the Davy Crockett of the feeling in your gambling gut. You could even be the Butch Cassidy of your MSX-emulating Wii, if you'd just give this game a go as recommended!

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Relevant link: DICED - Tournament - MSXdev official
Relevant link: DICED - Tournament - play online

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Комментарии (28)

By Uninteresting

Champion (338)

Аватар пользователя Uninteresting

03-10-2022, 21:39

The link to the MSXdev page doesn't work. Here's the correct one.

Again variable-width font and mouse support! Those appear to be a common trait between this year's entries.

By defdanny

Scribe (374)

Аватар пользователя defdanny

03-10-2022, 22:09

Thanks uninteresting, link seems fixed now.

By Uninteresting

Champion (338)

Аватар пользователя Uninteresting

04-10-2022, 10:05

This feels like Yahtzee but with so much extra around it? Unlockable music, fancy graphics, ...? (Sorry, I haven't played much of it, being sick and all)

By SjaaQ

Champion (365)

Аватар пользователя SjaaQ

04-10-2022, 12:07

This game has pretty good graphics and feel to it. Pretty polished everywhere.

By shalafi

Expert (110)

Аватар пользователя shalafi

04-10-2022, 19:39

A very polished Yathzee! With an entire layer on top of it!
Cool entry!

By defdanny

Scribe (374)

Аватар пользователя defdanny

13-10-2022, 18:25

Thank you guys! Yes, the base of the game is the 5 dice game known as Yahtzee, ( or "Kniffel" in German). I can recommend to play the detailed tutorial. Take some time to evolve in the game! You will be surprised with boss fights, cheating Drinks and a lot of nice MSX1 handpixeled graphics! Cool

Try ye luck o' dice, Gringos!

By pitpan

Prophet (3153)

Аватар пользователя pitpan

13-10-2022, 01:42

Really well done. Balanced, extremely polished and with tons of fun. Congratulations!

By mi-chi

Scribe (37)

Аватар пользователя mi-chi

13-10-2022, 15:54

It was fun to make the game. Glad to hear when it's also fun to play Smile

By Latok

msx guru (3885)

Аватар пользователя Latok

13-10-2022, 21:06

I didnt give this game the proper attention it deserves. Its great!

By Wlcracks

Champion (486)

Аватар пользователя Wlcracks

15-10-2022, 13:49

Great GFX.

By defdanny

Scribe (374)

Аватар пользователя defdanny

17-10-2022, 22:35

I recorded some videos during the creation of the game graphics. They show how I draw the game characters "Calamiti Cate" and "Sgt. Pepper" in Screen 2 using Multipaint. The 3rd video shows the different stages in the creation of the Saloon Screen.

Creating Character "Calamiti Cate" (8x timelapse)
Creating Character "Sgt. Pepper" (8x timelapse)
Making of Saloon screen

By ro

Scribe (4807)

Аватар пользователя ro

18-10-2022, 15:12

freakin' awesome defdanny!

By black hawk

Expert (124)

Аватар пользователя black hawk

01-11-2022, 22:52

A great game but the ending is bad. I get 300 prize money, reach level 11 and then RESET. I played the game with BlueMSX. Is that the reason?

By ARTRAG

Enlighted (6888)

Аватар пользователя ARTRAG

01-11-2022, 23:15

Incredible graphics! Greetings!

By mi-chi

Scribe (37)

Аватар пользователя mi-chi

03-11-2022, 15:48

@black hawk: We are currently preparing an updated version that addresses all issues we got reported in the past weeks - including the crash with the ending - as well as all texts being reviewed by a native English speaker. Will post the link here when it's online.

Hope you have a save code for that last level Big smile
Kudos on beating the game! Were the CPU players too weak?

By black hawk

Expert (124)

Аватар пользователя black hawk

03-11-2022, 17:10

mi-chi wrote:

@black hawk: We are currently preparing an updated version that addresses all issues we got reported in the past weeks - including the crash with the ending - as well as all texts being reviewed by a native English speaker. Will post the link here when it's online.

Hope you have a save code for that last level Big smile
Kudos on beating the game! Were the CPU players too weak?

Thank you for the information. Then I'm happy that there will be another ending. The CPU players weren't weak, they were really good. I only saved after every game I won ;-)

By mi-chi

Scribe (37)

Аватар пользователя mi-chi

05-11-2022, 16:12

A new version of the game is available (which also fixes the broken ending).

You can always find the latest version and list of changes in our Github repo. A permalink has been added to the bottom of the official MSXDEV site (see "Relevant link" at the top of this post).
If you are new to Github, look for the section "Releases" at the right site and click it. Look for the topmost entry (22-11-05), then open "Assets" below the changelog and download the ZIP file (DICED.-.Tournament.v1.12.zip)

Old in-game save codes are compatible with this new version.

By mi-chi

Scribe (37)

Аватар пользователя mi-chi

05-11-2022, 16:15

tfh will be updated in the next days (or hours). The main menu will show the version 1.12 in the lower left corner.

By tfh

Prophet (3256)

Аватар пользователя tfh

05-11-2022, 16:59

mi-chi wrote:

tfh will be updated in the next days (or hours). The main menu will show the version 1.12 in the lower left corner.

You overestimate my personal life. I have none. tfh was already updated when you wrote this message ;-)

By mi-chi

Scribe (37)

Аватар пользователя mi-chi

05-11-2022, 18:23

tfh wrote:

You overestimate my personal life. I have none. tfh was already updated when you wrote this message ;-)

LOL! Oh, that was fast!

And just found a bug in this version: It shows the version number 1.2, but it is 1.12. Really Wink

By black hawk

Expert (124)

Аватар пользователя black hawk

06-11-2022, 23:13

mi-chi wrote:

A new version of the game is available (which also fixes the broken ending).

You can always find the latest version and list of changes in our Github repo. A permalink has been added to the bottom of the official MSXDEV site (see "Relevant link" at the top of this post).
If you are new to Github, look for the section "Releases" at the right site and click it. Look for the topmost entry (22-11-05), then open "Assets" below the changelog and download the ZIP file (DICED.-.Tournament.v1.12.zip)

Old in-game save codes are compatible with this new version.

That is good news. But I have to start all over again because I saved the CPU status with blueMSX. Question: You can enter a password, but where can I get it? The instructions don't say anything about it or I'm too blind or too stupid... Sad

By mi-chi

Scribe (37)

Аватар пользователя mi-chi

07-11-2022, 11:45

Neither blind nor too stupid - I recognized that it's not described in the manual LOL!
(That's why you should let someone else write the manual, who has NOT been playing the game for months already...).

So here is how to get the save code:

When you are in the tournament selection screen (where it says "Choose a tournament or Trg2 to return to menu"), press Trigger 2 (or ESC or BS) to return to the main menu. Once there is something to save (e.g. after you won your first non-tutorial tournament), two new options will be there: "Continue" and "Save game".
Choose "Continue" to go back to the tournament selection screen from where you left (or after "loading" a valid code).

By mi-chi

Scribe (37)

Аватар пользователя mi-chi

07-11-2022, 11:54

@black hawk:
About the save state: If you saved after each match, you could try to score 0 points in the last boss match, trying to get a lower total score than the boss. This would bring you back to the tournament selection screen (and you would also lose all your money). From there, you can go back to the main menu and get a save code that you can use with the new version. Unless, of course, you saved the state after each roll and have only one roll to win, but hey, that would be cheating Wink

By black hawk

Expert (124)

Аватар пользователя black hawk

07-11-2022, 18:15

@Mi-Chi: Thank you for your fast response and your help with my save state, hehehe.

By Tamagozawari

Resident (35)

Аватар пользователя Tamagozawari

07-11-2022, 19:41

Thank you Mi-Chi and DefDanny for sharing those wonderful 'making-of' documents. I love reading/watching that kind of technical stuff, and for me (imho) DICED is the best game of the competition. I wish you the best of luck!

Grüße aus Frankfurt

By black hawk

Expert (124)

Аватар пользователя black hawk

07-11-2022, 22:37

There are so many great games this time. DICED is great and also many other great games like Lilly's Saga or Sales Discontinued. Grüße aus Hamburg Smile

By turbor

Champion (507)

Аватар пользователя turbor

08-11-2022, 16:56

Mi-Chi, just a small question: Do you plan on releasing the actual sources for the game on Github, or are you going to use Github only as a storage space for the releases?
After that impressive 'Making of' blogpost I'm sure a lot of people would like to see the actual implementation.

I have to admit that DICED is indeed the most polished MSX1 entry of this years MSXdev contest. (Although I lost way too much time with some other great MSX1 titles as 'Shadow Switcher','Randoom','Space Cat','Bounce Mania', 'Balloon Buster' and 'Bufonada' Big smile Running Naked in a Field of Flowers )

By mi-chi

Scribe (37)

Аватар пользователя mi-chi

09-11-2022, 23:13

For now, the repo is just a place to publish releases.
We have further plans with the game on a different platform, but had indeed planned to release the sources after that for entertainment reasons. Or educational LOL!