8-Bit Cruiser (The Explorer) AE (Replaces Kestrel A)

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8-Bit Cruiser (The Explorer) AE (Replaces Kestrel A)

Postby Arfy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:58 am

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Download: https://www.mediafire.com/?6q595anhektg8w3 (Version 1)
Download: https://www.mediafire.com/?5zt4n5osg1b0vti (Version 1.1)

Now introducing the 8-Bit Cruiser! Straight outta' a Federation Captain's (S)NES, unfortunately, trying to convert the cruiser to the real world, heavily dampened it's weaponry's quality, armed with the (non) original cruiser's weaponry, the "Hole Puncher Beam" renamed the "Pixel Beam", and the "Auto-Cannon", renamed the Pixel Laser.

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<weaponBlueprint name="PIXEL_LASER">
   <type>LASER</type>
   <title>Pixelated Laser</title>
   <short>Pixel Laser</short>
   <tip>tip_laser</tip>
   <desc>A pixelated laser aboard the Explorer, however, introducing 8-bit graphics to this game messed it up quite a bit.</desc>
   <tooltip>Fires 3 shots, one damage each.</tooltip>
   <damage>1</damage>
   <shots>3</shots>
   <sp>0</sp>
   <fireChance>1</fireChance>
   <breachChance>1</breachChance>
   <stunChance>3</stunChance>
   <speed>31</speed>
   <cooldown>14</cooldown>
   <power>1</power>
   <cost>20</cost> <!-- was 55-->
   <bp>6</bp>
   <rarity>0</rarity>
   <image>pixel_laser_shot</image>
   <launchSounds>
      <sound>pixelLaser</sound>
   </launchSounds>
   <hitShipSounds>
      <sound>hitHull1</sound>
   </hitShipSounds>
   <hitShieldSounds>
      <sound>hitShield1</sound>
      <sound>hitShield2</sound>
      <sound>hitShield3</sound>
   </hitShieldSounds>
   <missSounds>
      <sound>miss</sound>
   </missSounds>
   <weaponArt>pixel_laser</weaponArt>
   <iconImage>heavyL</iconImage>
</weaponBlueprint>

<weaponBlueprint name="BEAM_PIXEL">
   <type>BEAM</type>
   <tip>tip_beams</tip>
   <title>Pixelated Beam</title>
   <short>Pixel Beam</short>
   <desc>A weapon aboard the Explorer, porting the weapon from 8-bit to this game has messed it up considerably.</desc>
   <damage>3</damage>
   <sp>0</sp>
   <fireChance>1</fireChance>
   <breachChance>3</breachChance>
   <cooldown>24</cooldown>
   <power>2</power>
   <cost>30</cost>
   <bp>7</bp>
   <color>
      <r>5</r>
      <g>0</g>
      <b>115</b>
   </color>
   <rarity>0</rarity>
   <length>1</length>
   <image>blank</image>
   <launchSounds>
      <sound>beam_pixel</sound>
   </launchSounds>
   <weaponArt>beam_pixel</weaponArt>
</weaponBlueprint>



I have an appeal to 16-8 bit games, so, I was dearly inspired to make this ship. and also because i was very, very bored

Criticism is always welcomed!

Update 1:
Toned down the Pixel Beam, lesser breach chance, increased charge-time, and decreased damage to 3.
Fixed grammar issues for the Pixel Laser's description.
The miniship is far-back because of a porting error ;)
Last edited by Arfy on Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 8-Bit Cruiser (The Explorer) AE (Replaces Kestrel A)

Postby mr_easy_money » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:20 pm

This seems rather overpowered. comparison:
Maul Beam (CE):
4 power, 21s charge; 5 damage with 40% breach chance.
Pixel Beam:
2 power, 23s charge; 4 damage with 50% breach chance.

the Pixel Laser is like the Burst Laser II except that it sacrifices 2 seconds and slightly slower projectiles for 1 less power and better effect chances.

anyways, onto some other stuff..
I like the projectiles/beam color and their sound effects. quite cool custom stuff.

also there some spelling and grammar funny business with the Pixel Laser description. I've highlighted the sections; introding should be introducing, and that comma messes with the sentence flow:
"A pixelated laser aboard the Explorer, however, introding 8-bit graphics to this game, messed it up quite a bit."

Arfy wrote:I have an appeal to 16-8 bit games, so, I was dearly inspired to make this ship.

in that case you might wanna take a look at the FTL - NES Theme mod by stargateprovider, found here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=29907

:edit: also, the miniship image is off center (to the left). if you don't want to change it, you could just say that was a porting error :mrgreen:
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Re: 8-Bit Cruiser (The Explorer) AE (Replaces Kestrel A)

Postby Arfy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:42 am

Thanks for letting me know about the problems with this ship mod, Pixel Laser's description has been fixed, and the Pixel beam has been toned down.

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