Zenith Weapon Works (ASLC 3rd Place) (requires Beta 3 and a decent CPU)

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Zenith Weapon Works (ASLC 3rd Place) (requires Beta 3 and a decent CPU)

Postby Quantumenace » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:57 pm

I was going to wait for beta 4, but it's been long enough already.

Zenith Weapon Works (ASLC 3rd Place) (requires Beta 3 and a decent CPU)

-An epic journey through a factory that actually does stuff.
-Over 12000 lines of Lua code
-A custom bonus powerup
-Two elaborately scripted custom NPCs, plus a few tweaked NPCs
-A plot that doesn't take itself too seriously
-A final boss that has to be seen to be believed

This level is extremely long! The judges took on the order of two hours to complete it. It is not a maze or a find-the-item/switch fest, it's just big. Be sure you have the time and energy for the whole thing!

The amount of objects and effects can be taxing on the CPU. The first area will measure the amount of lag caused by a few Zoomers and warn you if it's likely to be a problem. If you experience lag from particle bursts, try typing "woodenpc", but lag may be unavoidable on older machines.

The boss ended up being more difficult than I anticipated, in addition to taking at least 5-6 minutes to beat. It may take quite a few tries, so stock up on lives where you can. You may be in a little better position to beat it if you manage to find all the dragon coins...

Hint: If you aren't causing damage to the boss, try hitting it somewhere else.

This level contains its own .wld file because the stars you collect aren't saved when running through the editor. I recommend installing it like an episode and running it from the launcher.

Notice: Due to a sound deadlock issue, there is a very low chance of the game freezing during the boss while running in Beta 3. This is why I wanted to wait for Beta 4. I only ever got this once in all my tests, but I would advise against attempting to livestream this for that reason.
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Special thanks to PixelPest for his support. Please try to keep at least the first few posts relatively spoiler-free!

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Re: Zenith Weapon Works (ASLC 3rd Place) (requires Beta 3 and a decent CPU)

Postby Trashman7683 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:45 am

You deserve more attention than all the meme & weeb filled crap posted here. Best level of the decade!

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Re: Zenith Weapon Works (ASLC 3rd Place) (requires Beta 3 and a decent CPU)

Postby Walder » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:29 pm

tsk tsk, that's a bit rude now, isn't it...

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Re: Zenith Weapon Works (ASLC 3rd Place) (requires Beta 3 and a decent CPU)

Postby PixelPest » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:49 pm

Trashman7683 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:45 am
You deserve more attention than all the meme & weeb filled crap posted here. Best level of the decade!
This is a fantastic level and deserves more attention however that is a little over the top. Please try to be a little less rude to the other creators who make an effort to share their personal creations with others

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Re: Zenith Weapon Works (ASLC 3rd Place) (requires Beta 3 and a decent CPU)

Postby Eri7 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:22 pm

I would have played the level if my pc wasn't trash.
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Re: Zenith Weapon Works (ASLC 3rd Place) (requires Beta 3 and a decent CPU)

Postby Ludwig_von Koopa » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:32 pm

According to the screenshots,it looks a little bit messy.
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Re: Zenith Weapon Works (ASLC 3rd Place) (requires Beta 3 and a decent CPU)

Postby Quantumenace » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:53 pm

Thanks! For the longest time I thought nobody even noticed it. Turns out that everything anyone posted about it is on the Codehaus discord. There's major spoilers there, so I recommend trying the level first.

I'm going to have to fix some stuff for beta 4, and have considered reducing the number of hits the boss takes, and adding some visual cues for its weak points. That, and allowing the player to hold a second powerup at least during the boss, but that part is hard to do without one of the new events.


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