Hello dear people! The last 2 months, my team is not focusing on new features, but rather expand the existing tools, mechanisms and apply bug fixes to the Project Zelda Engine.
Here is a general list of what was done just in the past few weeks:
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---[DONE]Add the Roc's Cape. It functions exactly like the Roc's Feather (The Roc's Feather's functions as the following: jump and land back on the same tile if not walking, or jump 1 tiles forward if walking). The only difference between Roc's Cape and Roc's Feather is just it jumps 1-2 additional tiles forwards if walking.
---[DONE]Trowing Shrubs into deep water, will sink them. However, throwing rocks into water, will break them on water's surface instead of sinking them. This needs to be corrected. Rocks could sink into water much like the shrubs, instead of breaking.
---[DONE]Add the Mermaid's Suit. It functions exactly the same way as the Zora's Flippers. And, much like the Zora's Flippers, it uses the Link_SWIM sprite. The only difference between Zora's Flippers and Mermaid's Suit is the speed. The Suit allows Link to swim faster in water, and more specifically, at the default (Link's walking) speed.
---[DONE]Make the Water Diving System be enabled via a Switch, in the same way the Water Swimming System is enabled/disabled via the [Switch ID 18: Swimming Active].
---[DONE]Create the new World Map that reflects the PZE's maps and their geographical locations.
---[DONE]Epona Footstep sound, as heard in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Epona's footsteps sound effect adds more realism. (Scripting or eventing knowledge needed)
---[DONE]Update the Visual Equipment so the equipment won't disappear for pretty simple sprites such as Link_PUSH, which can not explain the equipment's disappearanc.
---[DONE]Give the Dark World and the Past World, their own World Maps. There are more than 1 world visitable in the PZE: the real world, known as Light World, where the Hero is born and lives, and 2 more worlds/dimensions: the Dark World (visitable in the title: Zelda A Link to the Past) and the Past World (visitable in the title: Zelda Oracle of Ages). The World Map Menu Screen however only displays the Light World's map at all times. And since the other worlds may not be geographically 100% the same, they need to be given their own World maps.
---[DONE]Make the Ground Roll Technique to be enabled/disabled via a simple Switch (The switch to apply only for Link's real Human form - not for Masks). Its possible that the gamers may not want the ground rolling technique in their games, at all, or, simply, they may want to have Link to be an unskilled adventurer at the beginning of his adventure and learn this cool technique later in the game.
---[DONE]Make the Sword Spin Attack/Charge Technique to be enabled/disabled via a Switch or something like that. Its possible that the gamers may not want those advanced combat techniques in their games, at all, or, simply, they may want to have Link to be an unskilled fighter at the beginning of his adventure and learn those techniques later in the game.
---[DONE]Give the Earth Temple's map a layout. Make the rooms of the dungeon be arranged in an way so the temple is shaped after a symbol of Earth.
---[DONE]The Ocarina's Soaring System needs to be disabled when Link is in Dark World and Past World.
---[DONE]Disable the Ocarina's Song of Time's Travel (a Majora's Mask feature) when Link is in Dark/Past Worlds.
---[DONE]Move the Animation ID 619 which is clearly an animation used only by Link, from Events Group to Link's Group. Also, in case the animation ID 618 is used by Link again, then, it must be moved to Link's group.
---[DONE]Add the slippery Ice Terrain to the PZE. If Link steps on ice, he could slip all the way until he is stopped by an impassable tile/event.
---[DONE]Try add the 'push' effect to the Cane of Somaria's pushable Block. In fact, a "push" is Link's _PUSH sprite which is used mostly when Link is trying to move objects and blocks in the game's world.
Soon we will post more info about the awesome Ice Slipping
feature we added to the Project Zelda Engine! The player will slip in ice if he try to step onto a tile of frozen ice! This can be funny but also quite dangerous sometimes, especially if there are holes or traps in the floor!
QUOTE (Ratty524 @ Feb 20 2013, 09:34 PM)
I love the type of stuff that's being added to this script. Any idea when you might have the next release ready? I'm thinking of starting a community event based on this engine.
Hehe, we are discussing this in the team, and we consider releasing a demo of our current version of the engine, for people to enjoy by first hand the new features and changes made to the engine