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Title: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 19, 2007, 09:06:56 PM
Nickname: danzel
Projet name : Defence Station Portable
Division: PSP Game
Original enter : YES
In last NEO Compo this project won in the top 10 : NO
Project description:  Defence Station Portable is a Fully Customisable Tower Defence game for PSP.
It also runs on linux and windows to assist in creating new levels :-)
The level creation guide is included, please make lots of levels!  ~sm-44.gif~

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlpAXtqrK_A
Blog Link: http://localhost.geek.nz/?p=32
Digg Me: http://digg.com/playstation_3/Defence_Station_Portable_Tower_Defence_on_PSP
Downloads: [Too big for me to upload here!]
PSP: http://localhost.geek.nz/dsp/dsp_psp_1a.zip
Windows: http://roflcake.com/dsp/dsp_win_1.zip
Linux: http://roflcake.com/dsp/dsp_linux_1.tar.bz2


Oh yeah, the points counter is broken, known bug. I’ll fix it tomorow >_>

Big thanks to:
#hamlan for support
My collegues at SmarTrak GPS Tracking for some of the audio ;-)
JMC for some of the audio ;-)
Surreal for the build menu graphics.
Myself :P
And obviously tyranid, gimp devs, audacity devs, inkscape devs. Awesome software guys :D

Mac version coming soon once I get access to a mac :-)

Enjoy.
Danzel.

PS.
I’ll release the source under GPL including the SVGs I made the images from (under CC) sometime over the next week, will set up a SF.net project or something for it.
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: borgqueenx on August 20, 2007, 12:42:59 AM
great work danzel!!!
But can you imput some background music as well?
and a saving system and highscores would also be cool. 8)
If you add this all above then you got my vote ~sm-44.gif~ 8)

I'l see if i can make ya some nice levels ;D
EDIT: Aaargh, not that simple and i suck at making images. :-\
Sorry danzel...
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: gambiting on August 20, 2007, 01:43:33 AM
I was doing identical game,but it was about to be called pspTD and it's already half done.It was meant for this compo,but I decided to concentrate on shoot4fun  :) And I checked your's and it's better,good work danzel :D
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: NeonLightning on August 20, 2007, 04:54:44 AM
sofar my fave entry
very easy as far as i can tell to make maps(can't load leveldev.doc so i can't tell for sure)

but still very cool
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: tv8 on August 20, 2007, 07:22:53 AM
sofar my fave entry
very easy as far as i can tell to make maps(can't load leveldev.doc so i can't tell for sure)

but still very cool

Here, try open this leveldev.doc
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: NeonLightning on August 20, 2007, 08:54:57 AM
Here, try open this leveldev.doc

finally some help thanks that worked any clue what my problem could have been?

*edit*
noticed that its gonna be alot harder to make maps then i thought i figured it would be setup so a color was the non buildable set by a pixal in the corner

looks like a map maker would be handy
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 20, 2007, 01:53:52 PM
Update:
 ~sm-31.gif~
Fixed PSP executable: http://localhost.geek.nz/dsp/dsp_psp_1a.zip

What was up?
Windows capitalises some of the folders when putting it on the PSP, this made the game bug out when loading towers and enemies.

I have a partially complete level editor, I'll finish it up during the week.
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: NeonLightning on August 20, 2007, 02:12:03 PM
rockin now all we need are multiplayer for all three and some more maps to play and this will be the best game yet for psp(already pretty close
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: tv8 on August 20, 2007, 07:24:38 PM
@danzel
It would be cool to see more sprites for the enemies, e.g. move animation, or different views back, front, side...
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 21, 2007, 04:33:37 AM
There is a move animation there, most of the enemies barely use it though. Its noticable on the teddy bears, they wobble back and forwards.
Will consider the different angles though, I kept wanting it when I was drawing the existing sprites.
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: borgqueenx on August 21, 2007, 05:41:34 AM
music, highscores, and ability to save after each level would be cool...
also tv8 idea is good to add...
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 21, 2007, 02:12:43 PM
after u place ur towers how do u start the game?
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 21, 2007, 04:49:22 PM
Like it says at the bottom of the screen, you press "R-Trigger" To release the next wave of enemies.
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: surreal on August 22, 2007, 04:25:39 AM
I love this game. Good work.  ::sm-18.gif::

The death sounds are ... amusing lol
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: dapples on August 22, 2007, 05:19:17 AM
danzel is my hero!  ::sm-11.gif::
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: DuEy on August 22, 2007, 07:01:15 AM
clocked it! great game  ::sm-17.gif::
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: surreal on August 22, 2007, 07:34:20 AM
clocked it! great game

You have only completed the first level :P

Make some more levels! :)
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 22, 2007, 09:37:35 AM
i start place 2 towers and theres no text at bottom and i pressed all the buttons and nothin worked???
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 22, 2007, 12:01:01 PM
@antisocialist - Are you using the fixed version?
Based on what you say you've done, you should be seeing this:
http://localhost.geek.nz/dsp/dspstart.jpg
Could you get a shot of what you are seeing if thats not it? (camera should be fine)
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 23, 2007, 06:51:40 AM
i got it working it just wasnt that one load i reloaded and it was fine but howss that level maker coming along im getting tired of the current ones lol
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 26, 2007, 12:24:50 PM
sorry for double post :-\ but i really wany a level maker >:D
or at least some new levels
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 26, 2007, 04:33:52 PM
It will come with the next release, expect it in 1-3 days.
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: lopezab88 on August 27, 2007, 03:49:19 PM
That makes me happy  :)
I want to do a pokemon level (what's better than shooting mudkips :p) and don't have much time right now, the level editor will help.
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: shazz on August 28, 2007, 03:13:52 PM
Lopezab88,

A st*rcraft level was started (without any editor, Notepad (level , tower, enemies edition) and Gimp (Srpites) and Foobar (samples) are enough :D

take a look !

-> http://localhost.geek.nz/?p=32#comment-15841

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6830/menuxg9.jpg)
(http://tmpstore.free.fr/DSP/screenshot1.png)
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 30, 2007, 03:28:49 AM
yay 1 day down that means level editor in 1-2 days now yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
and ppl if u make a decent level be sure to upload it here so we can all play them
i cant wait i have a pwn ass idea for a level
im posting it here so every1 knows its my idea first
a metroid level
yea yea thats right
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 30, 2007, 04:53:56 AM
@antispecialist - SWAG'd
read: http://blog.slickedit.com/?p=94
Its gonna be oh, say, 2 weeks?
But yeah, I am working on it.
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 30, 2007, 06:14:07 AM
It will come with the next release, expect it in 1-3 days.
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :-\ :-\ what happened to that...
well ill go read the thing
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 30, 2007, 06:19:05 AM
um so does that mean u thought it would take 1/2 day- 1 and 1/2 days...
silly a$$ wild guess
darn
lol
well... send me a pm or an email when its ready
ill be waiting...
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 30, 2007, 07:08:13 AM
There is a new version of DSP out, but the level editor isn't included yet:
http://localhost.geek.nz/?p=34 (http://localhost.geek.nz/?p=34)
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 30, 2007, 07:12:03 AM
This version has a slightly longer River TD, plenty of playability fixes and fixes/improves the bugs that prevented many other people from releasing their own maps.
There is also a difficulty modifier, so daring folks can try play the levels through with more difficulty. Try beat River TD on 2.0x difficulty, I DOUBLE DARE YA!




ur on
expect me to report back with whether or not i demolished youre level in around 10-15 minutes depending on how much longer it is
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 30, 2007, 07:33:54 AM
damn you!! that means i get half the money and they have twice the health
thats 4 times harder.
i will beat it
sticking to my strategy (i havent done that yet) i will beat u
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 30, 2007, 07:49:46 AM
ill try it on 1.8.
its not even beatable on 2.0 without modifying the text file so theres less enemies or they have less health or give more money
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 30, 2007, 08:39:10 AM
You get the same money as normal difficulty, but enemies have 2.0x more health.
I've got fairly far on 2.0x difficulty, haven't beaten it yet however.
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 30, 2007, 09:38:48 AM
ok and what does the numbers by the star represent???
or what does the star represent?
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on August 30, 2007, 10:41:51 AM
Points!
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on August 30, 2007, 12:02:40 PM
oh... i beat game 20 times and didnt know that lol
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: shazz on September 01, 2007, 07:19:50 PM
Hello,

I have customized TileStudio to generate DSP maps
get it there :
http://www.sendspace.com/file/7aw6vg

Instructions :
1. Unzip the zip
2. Run TS.exe
3. open the river project as example :
File->Open then go to maps subdir and choose river.tsp
4. Click rivertd tab on the bottom
5. Do CTRL+Tab (Toggle map/Tile editor)
6. As you should see a map is composed of
32×32 tiles of 16×16
7. To set a tile as tower-able or not :
select with the ’selection tool’ (dotted square) the block of tiles you want to set as tower-able (= you can put a tower there) then click on the left button 00
8. Set the Map Code (hex) as 23

9. Do set non tower-able tiles, do the same but set the Map Code (hex) as 5F

ALL tiles should have a map code

10. Then go to Code menu, select ‘Generate Code’
11. in the maps dir, a level.map is created
12. in the windows explorer clic on convert.vbs
13. a level.txt file is created, you’ve got your map !
14. edit it to add other required parameters as usual


15. To have your level.png image, go to menu Map, uncheck Show Map Codes, then do menu File, Export Map as Image, select PNG filetype and type level.png

So now do you own map with your own tileset !

have fun

(http://tmpstore.free.fr/DSP/tilestudio.png)
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on September 02, 2007, 03:10:12 AM
but thats almost as complicated as doing it the way danzel did.... i think im gonna wait till his comes out... in ****hopefully**** 2 weeks
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: shazz on September 02, 2007, 05:15:12 AM
are you kidding ??????????

I don't think that in 2 weeks Danzel will do better !!!! This is the way that graphist use to design game worlds !!! And I don't see what is so complex.... draw, save, convert, play...

Ask Danzel but I guess expecting more than this in 2 weeks in a dream... Maybe I'm wrong but as a professional developer I know what is doable and what is not in 2 weeks...
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: danzel on September 02, 2007, 06:12:42 AM
Yeah, my level editor isn't really any better than what shazz has made.
It (will) support wave waypointing, but thats about the only difference.
It is just a tool designed to assist in creating levels, not create them all for you.
Title: Re: Defence Station Portable
Post by: antisocialist on September 02, 2007, 07:05:23 AM
well im still gonna wait till i comes out to compare them
i only have 40gb of hdd left