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Dustin
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile I've named all the caves and ints. Actually I have 18+4 caves at the moment, which I all like very much! Most probably the two extra caves will be in DBD20 Wink

Here are the names as a teaser:
A - One-Hit Wonder
B - The Dig Boulder
C - Gender Seperation
D - Cage Extension
Int1 - Vortex Blockade
E - Gallic Helmet
F - Darkstoorm's Abbreviation
G - Gender Mix
H - Amoeba Box
Int2 - Four-eyed Face
I - Azkaban
J - Extraction
K - Diamond Chambers
L - Bathtubs
Int3 - Too Much Beer
M - Thunderstorm
N - Demon's Face
O - Qualification Exam
P - Airfields
Int4 - Loopholes

Also, I had a creative day and built a little story around the caves! Release soon Smile
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DIAMOND outvalues DIRT & BOULDER
DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
BOULDER kills FIREFLY & ROCKFORD
FIREFLY kills ROCKFORD, guards DIAMOND
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dustin's BD 19 is on the Game Base! Thanks Arno Very Happy
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DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noted that in Dustin's BD16 (No1 Remix), the first int has very little time (at least on the lower levels). I think this happened because one of my final changes before the release was to lower the intermission speed, and I probably didn't re-test them because I did not change anything with the layout. I must've forgotten that the slower speed means that Rockford has technically less time... I'll probably fix this together with my next release Smile
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ROCKFORD collects DIAMOND, digs DIRT
DIAMOND outvalues DIRT & BOULDER
DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
BOULDER kills FIREFLY & ROCKFORD
FIREFLY kills ROCKFORD, guards DIAMOND
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dustin's BD 20 is finished! In fact it was already finished two months ago, but I wanted to put some time between 19 and 20. Now three months have past since 19 was released, so I think it's time for the announcement Smile

Some of the caves are based on BD1-3 caves again (I love to make remixes of those! Very Happy ), and some are based on ideas I've seen at Krissz's site. However, of course there are also completely new caves which are based on nothing but my brain Very Happy Here are the current cave names as a teaser (some names might still change if I get some good ideas):
A: Intro of Intros
B: Butterfly Tree
C: Impermeable
D: Cells
E: Yet Another Apocalypse
F: Crazy Dogs
G: G-Maze
H: Aliens
I: Mixed Triangles
J: Double X
K:Zig Zag Zoo
L: Smoke Cage
M: Thoughtful Transformations
N: Ten Million Fireflies
O: Advanced Cocoons
P: Pushing Puzzles
The intermissions don't have names (yet?)

There's no intro cave and story yet, so it may still take some time until the release. Perhaps there will be no story this time - let's see if I have an inventive day or not Wink


There's another game I have mentioned several times already: Boulder Dash - The New Elements 2 aka Stage Game 2. A >100 caves game with the specific GDash elements! I wanted to release it last year, but there was a problem: my old laptop crushed and the game with it (unfortunately, I made no external back-ups...) I had some hope to save the game but now I decided to just recreate it from my head! So far I've recreated 20 caves and it's far more fun than I thought because I have some fresh ideas and I like those 20 caves already better than they were in original! Smile So the game will come, perhaps even this year (but no promise)! Smile
Note that I 'm going to introduce the new elements slowly and one by one, so that the game should be fun also for Boulder Dashers who have never seen non-standard elements and effects before!
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Boulder Dash X Rock, Paper, Scissors:
ROCKFORD collects DIAMOND, digs DIRT
DIAMOND outvalues DIRT & BOULDER
DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
BOULDER kills FIREFLY & ROCKFORD
FIREFLY kills ROCKFORD, guards DIAMOND
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I discovered another cave where the same GDash bug occurs that already made the update of Dustin's BD3 cave H necessary.

Dustin's BD8 (Arno Remix), cave J ("Balderdash") is supposed to have random butterflies, fireflies, boulders, diamonds, space, amoeba, magic wall and brick wall. However, due to the bug, the last four elements of this list don't occur in the cave. (It would be great if someone could please check this out and confirm it!) In this case, the cave is still solvable, but still, it's supposed to be a lot more chaotic! So I'll release a bugfix version of this cave as well (luckily, I think I found out what triggers the bug exactly and if you know it, it's easy to avoid!)

According to my tests, the bug is as follows: If the object "random fill" (symbolized with a dice) is used and if all four densities are non-zero, then it's not possible to change the "replace only this element" to anything other than "no element". More precisely, if you try to do it, it first seems to work, but if you save the file and reload it, then "replace only this element" is again set to "no element".

Arno, I apologize in advance for sending you a big email in the near future with Dustin's BD20, the DBD8 cave J bugfix, the DBD16 int 1 bugfix and, last but not least, a test version of "The New Elements 2" with the first 24 caves so you can check if you like it and want to see more of it! Very Happy
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Boulder Dash X Rock, Paper, Scissors:
ROCKFORD collects DIAMOND, digs DIRT
DIAMOND outvalues DIRT & BOULDER
DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
BOULDER kills FIREFLY & ROCKFORD
FIREFLY kills ROCKFORD, guards DIAMOND
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean a bug in your game or in the GDash app?

If it’s a bug in GDash please report it to cirix!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dustin's BD20 is out on the Game Base - thanks Arno! Smile
Also, the updates on Dustin's BD8 and 16 are available now.

@CWS: Alright, thanks for the reminder! Smile
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ROCKFORD collects DIAMOND, digs DIRT
DIAMOND outvalues DIRT & BOULDER
DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
BOULDER kills FIREFLY & ROCKFORD
FIREFLY kills ROCKFORD, guards DIAMOND
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2022 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow it would be not so bad if it’s a bug in GDash - an update is overdue…
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@CWS I agree that a GDash update would be great! On the other hand, if cirix says he has no time for it (after all, he would probably have to re-familiarize himself with the whole programming issue first before even starting to fix the bugs), I think we just have to accept it. After all, GDash is very well playable as it is, and the bugs are rather specific and shouldn't occur too often. Yes, the bug I was talking about is a GDash bug (and a very specific one too).

@all: As I've already teased my game-in-work BD - The New Elements 2 so often in this thread, I wanted to give you another little teaser and here it is Very Happy
Arrow As already mentioned, the game will feature a lot of the GDash-specific BD elements and effects.I intend to introduce the non-standard elements/effects one by one and gradually so the players can have fun exploring each of them!
Arrow There will be 26 "zones" (one for each letter) with usually one small intro cave and 3 standard-sized caves each. This makes more than 100 caves in total! The 3+1 caves of a zone are connected by one or two common themes.
Arrow Current state of development: ~40% finished.
Arrow probable release: 2nd half of 2022 or 1st half of 2023
Arrow And here are a few names of zones which are already finished:
C: Cosmos Chaos Zone
E: Endless Rain Zone
H: Hidden Passage Zone
K: King of Chess Zone
Perhaps you can already guess what themes these zones have? Wink

Other games I'm currently working at:
Dustin's BD 21
Expert Remix 2 - What Rockford Left Behind
Boulder Dash Alphabet
Boulder Dash 3 Extended Bugfix
(a proper five-level version of BD3. Logic DeLuxe's bugfix already fixes the strictly unsolvable caves A/5, I/4 and I/5. However, there are still a few solvable but insane higher-level caves which I also want to fix. Also, the diamond requirements for each cave are identic on all levels, which I'm gonna change too.However, I'm slightly worried about the copyrights here - would such a release be problematic? Does anyone know?)
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Boulder Dash X Rock, Paper, Scissors:
ROCKFORD collects DIAMOND, digs DIRT
DIAMOND outvalues DIRT & BOULDER
DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
BOULDER kills FIREFLY & ROCKFORD
FIREFLY kills ROCKFORD, guards DIAMOND
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dustin wrote:
Logic DeLuxe's bugfix already fixes the strictly unsolvable caves A/5, I/4 and I/5. However, there are still a few solvable but insane higher-level caves which I also want to fix.
The patch was updated years ago which also includes tweaks for K/4, N/2 and P/3.
http://www.boulder-dash.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3388
Dustin wrote:
I'm slightly worried about the copyrights here - would such a release be problematic? Does anyone know?)
That's why I released mine as a patch. The previous right-holder forced many sites to take down anything with the original caves and games using the trademark names.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply Logic! I hadn't actually noticed your patch until now - great! With your patch already existing and with the trademark problems in mind, I think I'll abandon my "BD3 extended bugfix" project.
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ROCKFORD collects DIAMOND, digs DIRT
DIAMOND outvalues DIRT & BOULDER
DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
BOULDER kills FIREFLY & ROCKFORD
FIREFLY kills ROCKFORD, guards DIAMOND
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2022 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update concerning the development of Boulder Dash - The New Elements 2 (I actually had a lot of ideas and motivation for this big project recently!):
Arrow The game is about 2/3 finished (although the remaining 1/3 might take a little more time because I finished the caves where I had clear ideas in mind first).
Arrow A few more zone names to make you curious Very Happy
D: Dusty Desert Zone
F: Fiery Firefly (Fiona) Zone
I: Ice Illusion Zone
M: Manic Mansion Zone (one of my favourites because it's so crazy! Very Happy )
Arrow For a good replay value, the game will have two difficulty levels (normal mode and expert mode). Furthermore, there are specially marked bonus diamonds in some caves. Getting those is usually a lot harder than the rest of the cave!
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Boulder Dash X Rock, Paper, Scissors:
ROCKFORD collects DIAMOND, digs DIRT
DIAMOND outvalues DIRT & BOULDER
DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
BOULDER kills FIREFLY & ROCKFORD
FIREFLY kills ROCKFORD, guards DIAMOND
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Announcement: Boulder Dash Alphabet!
Hi guys, this will be my next release on GDash soon!
The game has 26 classic-style caves, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each cave is themed around one or two typical Boulder Dash words/terms starting with the current letter (in English language). For example, the first cave's name is "A for Amoeba" and the cave is a classic-style amoeba cave!

I already made a very similar project on Krissz's site and those who already played the caves there will probably recognize most of them. However, there are still a few new things to discover - I changed one letter completely and I adapted another few caves which now look different from the versions at Krissz's site!

The overall difficulty of the game should be slightly easier than the newer Dustin's BD games. Both are classic-style, but in Dustin's BD, I usually try to find and implement new ideas, while in "BD Alphabet", the focus lies more on a journey through Rockford's very beginnings!
Hope you're all curious now! Very Happy

Also close to being finished is Dustin's BD 21, while my work on the >100 caves mega game The New Elements 2 is about 75% finished (probable release, as already mentioned earlier, in the second half of 2022 or the first half of 2023!)
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Boulder Dash X Rock, Paper, Scissors:
ROCKFORD collects DIAMOND, digs DIRT
DIAMOND outvalues DIRT & BOULDER
DIRT carries BOULDER, blocks FIREFLY
BOULDER kills FIREFLY & ROCKFORD
FIREFLY kills ROCKFORD, guards DIAMOND
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