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How do you rate 'The Crystal Orbs'?

10: Perfect!
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40%
9: Amazing
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No votes
8: Very nice
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7%
7: Quite good
5
17%
6: Average
3
10%
5: Not good enough
1
3%
4: Just bad
2
7%
3: Really bad
1
3%
2: Rubbish
2
7%
1: AAARGH!
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3%
0: Do I have to rate this?
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3%
 
Total votes: 30
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:39 am

I have added a poll to the episode, so you can show your opinion if you have played it!
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby MegaDood » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:02 am

Stipkip wrote:
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This was **WAAY** too hard for me. I had to use GodMode and NoClip because sadly there is no video anywhere.
But ignoring that, this was easily the best SMBX 1.3 episode i played. What is up with the 1x1 pixels in the texture dithering though?
I think the 1x1 pixels are there because I used Paint for making graphics, which caused bad quality colors.

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Uh, so in the third world, there's a cave level with koopa shells, an axe that destroys a bridge and blocks that activate other blocks. I can't seem to figure out what to do. Does anyone know what to do there?
Hm, I have looked at it and discovered that there is something wrong with the events, which makes the level only possible to complete with Peach, I think.
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When the koopa shell hits the blue switch block at the left, the bridge shouId reappear.
I have fixed it now and it should work. Should I put the new version in a new download link with the episode in the post?
That might be a good idea. People might get confused like me and stuck. Re-uploading it would probably fix some confusion.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby stageleft » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:57 am

Not too shabby, not too shabby. You forgot to zip the game files into a folder though and it came with the first save spot occupied.

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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:59 am

AmazingCarl2002 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:43 am
More questions: Why are some of the level filenames in another language, but some in English?
And the rising lava level in the lava world is VERY close to impossible.

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Do you have a Discord server related to this?
The level filenames are actually all in another language, but some words are the same in English. I started to make this game in my own language and decided later to do it in English, and I didn't want to translate everything because while playing you don't see the filenames.

About the rising lava level: I thought Bomb Cave was harder, or that is just my opinion.

And no, there is no discord server related to this.

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Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:57 am
Not too shabby, not too shabby. You forgot to zip the game files into a folder though and it came with the first save spot occupied.
The download link is updated again, this time without save files.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby MegaDood » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:45 am

Thank you for updating the episode.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Scroll » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:36 am

Cedur wrote:
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200 MB shouldn't be a problem under any circumstances but yeah enjoy playing a "classic" episode.
Though I think it is a problem for my trash internet which takes half a day to download 200MB
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby The Yoshi Lord » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:22 pm

How do i complete 8-4? The lava rises faster than the platforms.

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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:40 pm

The Yoshi Lord wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:22 pm
How do i complete 8-4? The lava rises faster than the platforms.
How far did you get in that level?
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby The Yoshi Lord » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:05 pm

I only got through a bit after the first platform section, as the rising lava was so fast it is insanely hard.

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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:12 am

The Yoshi Lord wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:05 pm
I only got through a bit after the first platform section, as the rising lava was so fast it is insanely hard.
Perhaps the problem is the earthquake at the beginning. Does that delay you very much?
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby The Yoshi Lord » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:26 am

I am supposed to move during the earthquake?

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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:42 am

The Yoshi Lord wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:26 am
I am supposed to move during the earthquake?
Well, I don't know if that is necessary, but it would spare time.

Have you tried it with Peach? For me that was easier.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby The Yoshi Lord » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:55 am

It makes it even harder due to the low jump.

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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:57 am

Well, then I don't really know what to advice you. If you could finish the first part, you could have even more trouble completing the rest of the level, as you need to be really fast. You are right it is very hard, I found it in the first place hard to complete this level myself too. Only I did it so many times that now it is less difficult for me. I think the only way to do it, is by being fast. Or you could just edit the level in the level editor and pretend like you have finished it ;).
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:12 am

Has anyone completed my episode yet? If so, I would like to get a review of it, as I could use the feedback for my current project.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby MegaDood » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:53 am

Does anyone know where the hidden exit is in the Fresh Fruit Forest level is? It's driving me nuts trying to find it and I still can't find it in the editor.

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I'm working on completing it. I'm up to the forest world. It's quite fun so far.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 am

MegaDood wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:53 am
Does anyone know where the hidden exit is in the Fresh Fruit Forest level is? It's driving me nuts trying to find it and I still can't find it in the editor.

Apparently nobody else knows where the hiddden exit is, so I assume it's too hard too find. Therefore I will just reveal it myself.

watch out, this is a very secret secret but not if you watch it: show
After the first spring jump, when you walk all to the left, you can fall down to a platform. On that platform you can find a 1up and an invisable block, which you can see in the screenshot below. Hit the block and a vine will appear, climb the vine and you will find the secret exit.

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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby MegaDood » Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 am

Stipkip wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 6:22 am
MegaDood wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:53 am
Does anyone know where the hidden exit is in the Fresh Fruit Forest level is? It's driving me nuts trying to find it and I still can't find it in the editor.

Apparently nobody else knows where the hiddden exit is, so I assume it's too hard too find. Therefore I will just reveal it myself.

watch out, this is a very secret secret but not if you watch it: show
After the first spring jump, when you walk all to the left, you can fall down to a platform. On that platform you can find a 1up and an invisable block, which you can see in the screenshot below. Hit the block and a vine will appear, climb the vine and you will find the secret exit.

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Ah ok, That was driving me insane heh, thanks for revealing it.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Electriking » Sun May 05, 2019 6:54 am

So go where it looks like death to find the secret exit.

You should probably change it because if you have to reveal a secret exit so people can find it, then that is a sign that it has been badly designed.
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Re: The Crystal Orbs

Postby Stipkip » Sun May 05, 2019 8:41 am

Electriking wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 6:54 am
So go where it looks like death to find the secret exit.

You should probably change it because if you have to reveal a secret exit so people can find it, then that is a sign that it has been badly designed.
Well, I was thinking of that too. It does not really look like death when you fall, but you will lose some progress you have made in the level if you fall there.
I can use some coins to lead the player to the secret to solve the problem.

EDIT: I have changed the secret, now it should be easier to find, because now it is visible. The download link is updated. Please let me know if it's still too hard.
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