Beta V6 for Tales of Thyilos

Just a quick post to let people know that I’ve set a strict deadline has been put up for the final Beta Version to be done by the end of this weekend, and no later. Thanks to some very helpful people, the previous Beta Versions have had plenty of fixups, and the final Beta Release will be a fully functional comparison to what the Fully Completed Demo will be.

Of course, the Full Demo will have a schedule, and my aims are for mid June. This’ll be enough time to get in more custom elements and harness peoples’ opinions to refine details and fix issues.

Also, I’d like to let people know that the game “may” have a slight name change.

There’s a project I’ve mentioned before, and even posted some “random art” relating this it, and this project is close to becoming opening discussed here for people to read. What I will say to get you going, is that followers of Seeds of Time and Keepers of Time, will start seeing information on the third tie-in with the series; and the title that is so far the only one that we can make “fit”, happens to make the Anagram of “ToT”, hence, the possibility of a slight title change to Tales of Thyilos.
Of course, a rose by any of name still smells the same, so a slight title change wont affect the game itself. In fact, if it is changed, it’d probably be “Legends from Thyilos”, which considering the ever-expanding history and lore about the world of Thyilos, I think that title works very appropriately. You can find out tomorrow night when the Beta V6 goes up whether or not there is a title change, but relevant links will still remain as “ToT” for a short time to prevent confusion.

Now for other Lucid Flame news, the Livestream feature that was added last month may go back to work. As for myself, I am unable to do Livestreaming at home due to house renovations and network issues, but I might be able to do some Livestreaming when away at other locations. I’ve also been occasionally bringing up Livestreaming to Shadow, and if I can get her passed shyness, she may Livestream some of her artwork! So if you want to see her work flow on the go, help me out by sending her messages and comments about how you’d love to see her work in real time. 😉

That’s all the news for today, and before I go, an apology for the lack of updates as of late. So to those still bearing with us, a big thank you for you.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone.

~Shea

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One last ToT Beta

The last few weeks for Tales of Thyilos has involved re-creating the database from scratch so there’s no more defaults, configuring a new battle system, and locating bugs and issues found by those who reported them in the previous Beta release.

But now as the new setup comes to a close, I’ll be able to issue one final Beta for the game, which on top of using the Tankentai Battle system; will also have all the new abilities added and new in game menu to replace the one that was causing issues in the previous Beta releases. The current one shouldn’t cause any more trouble, and though I did like the previous menu design, I do quite like the new one and it’s given a couple new options to the menu’s design.

I’ll aim to put up the final Beta release by the end of this week, and try and schedule the Full Demo to come sometime in May (preferably).

On a different matter, previously I’d been using Livestream to do recordings, but lately my own internet has been screwing up and until its fixed it’s too going too slow to bother with a Livestream. But I may be able to coax one of the other member’s into giving it a go, so stay tuned for that. 😉

~Shea

Character Sprites and Voice Acting

New Title Logo
please do not use any of the images in this post

So, some of you out there maybe wondering what I’ve been up to this whole time, I mean, I haven’t updated in like… forever. Hahaha this update is actually pretty big, I totally understand if you get bored reading it half way through XD

Graphics

First off, RG is currently the god of my idolatry. He has made a new logo for KoT :3 which you can see at the top of this post~ Ohhhh how much more I loves it ❤

As of… Yesterday, I’m making all of the icons for KoT by myself instead of using ones made by others. So far I only have a few, but I think they’re going to be a lot better^^
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Hahaha I do admit I need lots more practice though XD the last four are rtp recolours.

Lately, I’ve been in a really weird mood and have gotten a lot of drawing done. Most of it was not KoT related, however, I did finally get Eric’s character art done XD

Behold the prettiness!
I’ve also gotten some random art done. I think I’ll use it as new cover art @.@ I haven’t gotten to shading it yet though
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SO, I’ve also gotten a lot of spriting done, at this point all but one of the main characters have been completed! I also resprited Lancelot, because, well, I’ve never really been a fan of his design~ I’m not quite sure about his hair though~ While I’m at it, I might as well just post all of them XD
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There’s the heroes~
The Pantheon~ (missing Death, I know)
(Two of) The baddies~ (neither of these are Solitaire, nice try)
And poor Corva that doesn’t really fit in anywhere. Wait, Corva?
Well, spoilers and all that. Just know that she’s important.

Also, I’ve decided to switch from BEM to Tankentai, mostly due to customization… and bugs. I’m currently working on getting the battle sprites to work properly, but they don’t want to because they’re a different size~

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Yeah, I really do have too much time on my hands.

Other stuff

Right now, it’s still battlesystem battlesystem battlesystem~ I have to start the enemies over now too, because of the system switch to Tankentai. Then I’ll make the skills again…. Fun.

Prehistoria is going along well too. I still don’t have any new screenies, because I’d rather not let you see the new maps I have done xD you might figure out things that should not be figured out yet~

I know I keep pushing the demo date back further and further, but this time I swear to god I mean it *^* I shall have a demo released by the end of April! It’s all easy going after Prehistoria is done, so I might actually get KoT done this year zomj.

Also… I’ve decided I’m going to have voice acting OwO I’m going to post up the official auditions sometime next month, but friends can try out for a part now if you want to I think :3 there are lots of parts to be filled, more girls than guys though I’m afraid.
Voice acting will only be in important scenes and in battle though, not throughout the whole game *that would drive me crazy*. And I’m thinking of adding an option to turn it off too, as I know a lot of people don’t like voice acting. The characters that will be first priority for voice acting are…
Rose, Eric, Lucy, Lancelot, Father Time, Death, Red, Valarie DePeeks, and Skuld. Other characters include Life, Verdandi, Wyrd, and a ton of other characters that are either spoilerific or side characters

Music

Jisun has been working really hard on the Boss Battle Theme, and now it’s done!
http://www.dreamorbitmusic.com/our-music/jisun-hughes/
It is at the bottom of the second playlist, titled “Battle for Life”

Rofl that was a lot more typing than i thought it would be @.@ OTL and it seems like a lot less is done when it’s in post form, but oh well… Hopefully now I will be posting periodical small updates, so stay tuned if you’re interested I suppose~

~RoseReveries

ToT Beta Vr0.5 and tester lookout (edit – Link is now Vr 0.5.2)

After a long day and night of debugging and narrative scripting, I’ve put out the fifth release of the Beta demo.

<Link here>

Version 5 now lets you go explore Chipadin, but as of yet, the Inn isn’t accessible as it requires a lot of detail to go into it.  Kinda like what I’m going with the Brimming Mug over in Verdok.
But the narrative behind each character in your party is also coming together, and as the game progresses you can talk to them and start to learn more.
The game guide also now comes as an actual booklet, instead of a text document.

But now, onto a very important manner. I can’t exactly blame anyone else but myself for overlooking issues, but in the Version 4 Release, there was a bug that prevented people from going further than Myradin. This was during the first Stand Alone release, and one single item that was missed out of the hundreds caused the issue. It’s fixed now though.
So I’m looking for people who really would like to get a chance to have their hands first on the Beta Release. It’s going to be a while before I can drop in Vr 0.6, and just as long after when the Full Demo is meant to be released. But to ensure no stuff-ups that only get found out 2 weeks later occur again, I need interested applicants.
Of course, as the game has no intention on turning a profit, there’s no money to go around. So Offical Testers reward comes with whatever else I can think of, and a mention in the credits.
So, if you’re interested in getting your hands a on Beta Release 6 before the public, slip me an e-mail at smeadth.studiowisp@gmail.com

 

Nooowww onto a different topic.
Since LF went and got it’s own domain name, we’ve started to go on and create new pages, which so far are empty. But, rest assured that there’ll be plenty of material in there soon! The pages listed in that section are the only ones officially planned for now, but I’m still looking into Livestreaming. Not sure what I’d do if I had an open channel going, but I’ll figure it out. Maybe exclusive live stream of game being developed right before the audiences eyes? (I think I can do that under such pressure. Probably be a great motivator!)

As for anything else… well, we can’t think of anything for now! But we’ll let you know. 😉

Lastly, before I leave, Rose Reveries up a week ago over on one of the forums she updates Keepers of Time on, about voice casting. Visit this link here to take a look at that recent update, or, wait patiently for me to nag her to post up here. Which ever suits you best.

Till next time!

~Shea

Lucidflame.wordpress is now also LucidFlame.net!!

We decided to take big step forward and make our little group but one more official by garnishing our efforts with a touch of registered domain!

So without further adieu, welcome all to LucidFlame.net

You can still find us under lucidflame.wordpress.com , so if you’ve made any bookmarks, you don’t have to go changing anything.

It’s almost a shame though, we had wanted to make it LucidFlame.com, but some random, seemingly nothingness site owns it for the next two years. Go figure 😛 But hopefully you can all find this easier to remember so you can keep in touch with what updates there are to come!

Speaking of which, we were also discussing during our talk about registering a domain, about adding new content to the website. I can’t say for sure what it is yet, but we are thinking of a page dedicated to random art, which may also include articles not relevant to any of the games we are working on. I even mentioned the possibility of doing live-streaming… but, that could be a long way off, even if it weren’t just a random though.

So without further ramblings, I hope you all can drop by again soon and that you enjoy your visit enough to want to drop by again. ^_^

Till next time!

~Shea

Tales of Thyilos, Stand-alone Beta Demo Version

To compensate for the possability of the previous version not working on some Windows OS’s, the game has been compiled into a Stand-Alone. Normally, we wouldn’t have done this until the full demo came out (which will be in about 3 months, we think), but we can’t leave people out of being able to take part in playing the Beta, so this version ensures that it can run on any Windows OS (that we are aware of so far), with any issues.

We’re not sure why it didn’t work on some systems though. The only guess was that perhaps the XP RTP didn’t work on them? So now that’s not needed to rule that problem out. If the game still doesn’t run on your OS, can you please help us out by e-mailing me with the details of the problem, and details of your system. You can screenshot the problem if you wish as well.
[ email me at smeadth.studiowisp@gmail.com ]

http://www.mediafire.com/?waw465lpar1enoj

Included in this version there is:
-Stand-alone version of the game
-Alpha version of Thyilosian Lore (in which I have someone to help proof read and give me a hand with making things all fit nicely without holes)
-Installation and Game Controls guide (which is just a .txt file at the moment)

Included as new features, there is now a constant MP Regen at the end of your turn during battle; some more spelling fixes; and a new quick to do quest.

Coming in the next Beta Release there will be:
-Characters in your party will appear in Inns you visit. You can talk to them and as the game progresses more dialogue will unlock, eventually leading up to a unique quest.
-A gambling den in Verdok where you can play some high stake games to earn extra coin (so I guess this game really is rated Mature now)
-A Guild House where you can undertake either a monster hunting job, or, a specific task, like helping suppress bandits at a high risk, for good money.
-More unique skills for characters that will level up over time as they are used. (at the moment, Jaden has one of these skills. I’m give the skill more levels and adjust the use distance between the levelling, such s maybe start at 5, then 10, then 20, etc.)

Hope you all can enjoy what there is in the game, and we look forward to any feedback. 🙂

~Shea

Beta Demo – fixup (edit – Demo Vr3.3)

Recently, a Beta Demo for Tales of Thyilos was released to the public so people can finally get a chance to be a part of this games development.
However, there have been some problems that have come up during that time and now.

Specifically, there was a big bug issue where the game may not go past the main menu. As soon as the problem arose, the issue has been rooted out and taken care of, and a fixed version is up and can be downloaded here.

This fixed version should run without error. It also includes an Alpha release of Thyilosian Lore, and the XP RTP that needs to be installed to make XP games like ToT run.

Also, note, the game still requires the controls to be customised to fit the setup shown in this image. We are still hoping to find a way that these controls will go across. Otherwise things will be remapped to the default, and we may need to sacrifice a function in the process due to limitations.

Another problem we’re discovering, is that XP games may not run on a Vista system (they will work on Win 7). This issue is due to Enterbrains own coding and setup, and we are going to work on a fix where the Beta Demo will be standalone, and hopefully work on Vista. The only issue is that this will make a larger Download; and originally we weren’t going to go through this trouble except for Full Demo releases, and the eventual full game. But we don’t want to leave people out, so we’re going to have to do it this way.

On a final, mostly unrelated note, my laptop, in which I use to do all my ToT related work, is pending on the arrival of a new Power Adaptor so it can function. So after today, I wont be able to amend any bugs and issues people bring up for a period of time (maybe a week). Hopefully it arrives soon!

More updates to come, hopefully soon.
~Shea