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Title: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: shazz on August 21, 2006, 02:22:35 AM

Froggies Prods (Pang, Super Mario War/PS2, NeoCD/PS2,...)

And

TiTAN Handheld Division (TrigonometryWars, Demos,...)

Are proud to present you for the Neoflash Summer Compo


R-Gear : Tribute to R-Type


This game, as the name says, is a tribute to our prefered shoot them up series created by Irem and unfortunately stopped last year...
So we decided to bring back to life the good old R-Type feeling on the PSP.

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Instructions :
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- Copy the folders in the PSP/GAME/ folder

- X to shoot (Stay pressed for cool power shoot)
- O to control the module
-/\ to toggle the options formation
- Right Trigger to accumulate energy (then release)
- Analog/Digital pad to move

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Credits :
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Code - Gameplay : DingoFr/Froggies
Code - 3D       : Shazz/Titan^Froggies

Music - Game    : Strobe & Ampli/Titan
Music - Intro   : Rebb/Titan

Graphics - Intro & Menu Art : AlienPDX/Titan
Graphics - Game : R-Type collection,...

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Warning
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This game cannot be sold, all content and relationship
with R-Type are the property of IREM, CAVE, AICOM.
Have fun or die...

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Screenshots
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(http://tmpstore.free.fr/neoflash/rgear_0.png)
(http://tmpstore.free.fr/neoflash/rgear_1.png)
(http://tmpstore.free.fr/neoflash/rgear_8.png)
(http://tmpstore.free.fr/neoflash/rgear_14.png)
(http://tmpstore.free.fr/neoflash/rgear_16.png)

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Download
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Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: wraggster on August 21, 2006, 02:24:41 AM
no download yet :)
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: 71M on August 21, 2006, 02:59:49 AM
WOW!!!
I'm totally impressed with the high production quality of this entry!!!

Well done to everyone involved, this truly stands head and shoulders above everything else I've seen on the PSP!

Congratulations!

Cheers,
71M
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: shazz on August 21, 2006, 03:10:11 AM
Thanks a lot my good old friend.... I worked with you a little on TrigWars (that I enjoy SO much...) then it was time to help another good friend !!!!

and btw, there are some little pieces of code you wrote in this R-Gear... ;-)
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: Dr.neo on August 21, 2006, 03:21:21 AM
OMG,so nice with your game, shazz you know R-TYPE is my favorites forever!   :'(

 :)
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: shazz on August 21, 2006, 03:27:41 AM
Welcome to our little Club Dr Neo :D

So as a true R-type fan, I hope you'll find in R-Gear the same incredible feeling we had yeaaaaars ago.... I still wonder one thing is it harder or easier than R-Type I ????

You'll say !

Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: dj2005 on August 21, 2006, 03:59:03 AM
Thanks, looks great!
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: ayatollah on August 21, 2006, 04:10:58 AM
 AWESOME Game... The high Quality of this really is impressive...

Keep up the good work .. How about a Galaga next?!  :)

Regards
Ayatollah
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: Strobe on August 21, 2006, 04:13:27 AM
I so wanna test this on a PSP to see how the final stuff went. :D
maybe i have a friend or something with a PSP, i have to go thru my list :o
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: Vinnepin on August 21, 2006, 05:20:16 AM
I can only say WOW. Really impressing mate.  ::sm-29.gif::

Damn now i really have to downgrade my psp quickly hehe. R-Type rulez forever!
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: Dark Killer on August 21, 2006, 10:01:51 AM
Wow, looking at those screens I would have assumed this was a retail game! Saying that this is impressive would be an understatement as it's easily one of the best homebrew games for the PSP.

Awesome job!

Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: deniska on August 21, 2006, 01:07:32 PM
Wow! this game rocks!
I am glad I am not compiting in PSP games category.... :-)
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: kando on August 21, 2006, 01:32:14 PM
/sniff no go on 2.6

looks so good too :(
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: Raphael on August 21, 2006, 05:29:00 PM
This kicks ass totally :) very tight
My personal #1 on the PSP game compo :)

Have to get back playing now ;)


EDIT: Either this is way harder then the original or I'm too rusted XD I just can't escape all the enemys because the ship seems to move too slow. Still friggin excelent game
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: mikesp on August 21, 2006, 06:47:54 PM
wow man, i bow to you  :o
this is so awseome - great production, for me a sure winner!!!
i you feel bored, i can provide you with a list of oldskool games i'd like to see on my psp hehe....

yours totally impressed,
mike
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: AnonymousTipster on August 21, 2006, 08:16:21 PM
A very impressive entry. I'll have my work cut out for me against this.  ::sm-08.gif::
Rather short though, do you plan to do more levels?
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: subimpact on August 21, 2006, 10:01:25 PM
just register here to say that this is the best homebrew game i've played :D

him sure voting this .....
btw

will u be updating this game?
like options, or more lvls ? :D

keep up the good work  :-*
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: shazz on August 21, 2006, 10:41:50 PM
So it seems that this is not that hard for everybody ! :D  :P

btw I felt it hard too but after mannnnny tests, it looks easy now :D

The future ? For sure there will be a Final release versino with bugfix, cosmetic changes,... for some new levels, we'll see  8)

shazz
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: Raphael on August 21, 2006, 10:49:50 PM
and slightly increase movement speed :P
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: F34R on August 22, 2006, 12:40:35 AM
Awesome game ! This game rivals Callisto for the PSP.  Great job.  Not sure if it's me or not, but are the folder names hard coded into the game ?  If I change them, or put them in iR Shell for default homebrew launch, the PSP crashes every time.

As long as I leave the folder names intact, they game loads fine.
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: shazz on August 22, 2006, 01:46:19 AM
Not sure if it's me or not, but are the folder names hard coded into the game ? 

Damn you're right, I forgot to remove the hardcoded path to take screenshots :( Dumb I am !
For sure we'll release a version in a few days to fix all those little annoyances...

Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: DingoFR on August 22, 2006, 05:25:41 AM
just register here to say that this is the best homebrew game i've played :D

him sure voting this .....
btw

will u be updating this game?
like options, or more lvls ? :D

keep up the good work  :-*
Hi there,
Like Shazz said, a more polished version will come soon, as for new levels, il will depends on feedback the game gets...
Anyway as this is really lots of work, don't expecte it coming soon. But definitly will, or may be another project  :P
Thank you all and enjoy...
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: F34R on August 22, 2006, 08:07:57 AM
No biggie... I just wanted to make sure it wasnt my fault lol.  You mentioned screenshots... how do I take a screenie ?  Can't wait for an update on this one.  You should PM, or email me, a donation link. ;)
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: BoneyCork on August 22, 2006, 11:13:18 PM
Is this game a no-go on 1.5 PSPs? After the Neoflash coding contest image my PSP just turns off. I havent had this problem with any other games...  >:D
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: shazz on August 22, 2006, 11:57:18 PM
F34R : wait for the compo end results.... it will definitively show us the direction to take... and thx for the bug report !

BoneyCork : this issue was reported by some users... of course the game works on 1.5, it could maybe be due to the memory stick.. did you try multiple times ? Try after a full shut off of the PSP...

Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: hatebreeder on August 23, 2006, 06:03:53 AM
this game's great i hope that update comes out soon because it doesn't work on my 1.00 and i can't update to 1.5 because it got partially bricked about 20 minutes after i tryes this game in a way that makes it so i can do anything but run homebrew :-\
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: shazz on August 23, 2006, 03:11:00 PM
hatebreeder : yes, definitively we will release in the next weeks a post-compo version to :

- fix the little bugs
- make it working on the most firmwares (1.0 for sure, maybe 2.0+ if we can scrunch the memory usage)
- improve the ergonomics (bypass intro, shorter start menu, hiscore design...)

so be a little patient :D
 ::sm-10.gif::
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: deanspeed on August 23, 2006, 04:47:26 PM
wow this is really hard  :(

but nice game  :)
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: Malc` on August 24, 2006, 07:52:35 PM
This is amazing, just a few questions tho:

Can you skip the intro?
Could you add a backspace feature to the name entry? (messed up my name and couldnt find a delete)

I found it very hard to begin, but sticking at it certainly pays off :D
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: shazz on August 24, 2006, 08:54:48 PM
Can you skip the intro?

currently no, planned in the post-compo version.

Could you add a backspace feature to the name entry? (messed up my name and couldnt find a delete)

ok ! :D

I found it very hard to begin, but sticking at it certainly pays off :D

exactly.... after a dozen of games you start undersdtanding how to move, place yourself, wherte to fire, how to fire... and basically you'll reach the end in 90% of the cases.. as it was in all 80's games :D

quite different in actual games... you never really loose...

Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: Professor Chaos on August 25, 2006, 10:56:07 AM
Awesome game.  ::sm-29.gif::
Took me a while to get it to work, like someone else said the folder names can't be changed, and it will not launch while irshell is running.
Title: Re: [Entry] R-Gear by Froggies Prods & TiTAN Handheld Division
Post by: lawen on August 26, 2006, 01:45:14 PM
I was also having problem to make R-Gear work under iR Shell.  Turned out I can't change the folder name.  It's good the developer is willing to fix it in a future release.  Good game by the way.
Title: Custom firmware patch available!
Post by: weirdal68 on March 16, 2007, 11:07:38 AM
I run custom firmware (303oec) and R-Gear doesn't like being stuffed in the GAME150 folder.  Fortunately a friend found a patch.

http://wolfen.wrathgames.com/psp proggy/r-gear eboot.zip

Install R-Gear to GAME150 folder with folder name R-Gear then extract the zip patch there.

Too bad this doesn't address other issues like bypassing the intro and the lockup after five or six games.