Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Update

"Why, oh why, didn't I take the blue update?"
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Alright, so the next beta should be hitting sometime this week, most likely during the weekend!
I've been working on the new music since last Tuesday due to a few issues coming up when taking the finished songs and turning them into looping game tracks, but that is currently being worked on as we speak and nearly half of the affected songs have already been corrected!
So I'll be adding those to the game before the new beta is released, and if not all tracks are done in time, at least the majority of the new songs will be in it.

I also believe all the tracks will be in .ogg format for those who are curious, as MP3 can't be looped (they add a 0.5 second pause at the end) and WAV files are 'EFFING HUGE and would inflate the game size from 600MB to 2GB...and yes, that would be with the soundtrack alone. x3
But I believe .ogg is somewhere in between of good compression, good quality and good looping!

That means you can expect a brand new and original soundtrack composed specifically for LoQO:O, an additional Beastman Mode (making it two in total) and a new full scene involving a character players haven't been able to romance...I mean, WHAM-BANG-THANK-YOU-MA'M before. ;D

So a bit of a shallow update, but when I make the next one, you'll have a new beta!

48 comments:

  1. Unable to romance before meaning in Episode I or across the series?

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    1. Technically, across the series. x3

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    2. ...Across the whole series, eh?

      ...I got it! Is it the Traveling Scholar?!

      ....Or maybe Nipha? :3

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    3. Ooooh, you came THIS close with Traveling Scholar!

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    4. Haha, and to think, I was just joking! I think the correct answer's already been guessed, but I just wanna ask: have Bal'rana and Za'Nina been 'romanced' yet?

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    5. I'm with Canis. Bal'Rana has been in all the games with no romancing available so my money is on her lol

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  2. Looks like people are gonna go WHAM-BANG-THANK-YOU-MA'M with the beta download links and i can only imagine what a joy it would have been to get the betas if they were 2GB+.
    So ya keeping my fingers crossed its Gabrielle wits some Awesome stuff!

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    1. If it were 2GB+, the game would almost be bigger than No Man's Sky, hey-oooh!

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    2. In terms of content it already is!
      Because the only thing No Man's Sky has is 2GB+ of lies!

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  3. If you'd told us the truth, we would've told you to shove that red update right up your... Wait, no profanity here!

    If it's shallow, it's also sweet.
    Technicall thing though: MP3s don't add a 0.5 second pause to tracks, they just have a fixed lenght for compression groups. So if you'd be lucky and a track properly ends exectly when it hits the end of one of those groups it would loop perfectly. ← Neeeerrrrrd!

    Certain programms (liek iTunes) also recognize those "empty" spaces and skip them, but I guess RPG maker sound software didn't take that into consideration.

    Sorry for that useless knowledge, back to the good part:
    Well, if it's shallow it's also sweet. Know the big question that will nag me the rest of the week is "whowhowhowhowo?". I'm betting on Gabrielle but we'll see.

    But! Does Laquadia's scene actually counts as "romancing"? Didn't seem that romantic to either partner, more like extortion. Then again, maybe Laquadia things extortion is soooo romantic deep down inside?

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    1. I just know MP3 won't work like that with the game, I tried long ago. xP

      Yeah, but you did WHAM-BANG-THANK-YOU-MA'M with Laquadia.

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    2. Yeah, sorry. I didn't want to convince you to try agian, I just wanted to point out what you wrote in the post is technically not true. Sorry, I'm pedantic like that and I'll go into the corner now and be ashamed. (._.')

      But she did not say "thank you" back to us. (ツ)
      So we still got to teach the bratty lady some proper manners. (^-^)

      And considering Young Farah got 2 full and 1 mini scene so far, It seems like it's not in vain to hope Laquadia will get another chance to cuddle up to the protagonist's pride. Or if it's just one solo scene per female, how about a foursome with the protagonist, Vhazar and Eclipse? *evil laugh*

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    3. I don't know does the Jail scene COUNT as WHAM-BANG-THANK-YOU-MA'M? I mean "I" liked it but don't know if it counts like that. Though I suppose the opening scene does huh...........hmmmmmmmmmm oh great now got sudden craving for super pillows. XD

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    4. What about FLAC? (Full Lossless Audio Content, for those that don't know). I know the size is bigger, but how well does it loop? .ogg is good and all, and it can be used for video files as well, but how well is the compression rate on it? I think you can take FLAC and compress it fairly well, though maybe not enough to make up for the bigger size. Just curious. ^^

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    5. FLAC reduces the size to about 60% of the full thing so the size would still more than double.

      I actually asked SweGabe if she's gonna consider posting the tracks she made available as soundtrack previews as FLACs too for maximum quality but she wasn't even aware of the codecs existence. (._. )

      So in any case, I doubt FLAC is a serious option.

      Small correction though: The C in FLAC is for Codec, not Content, hope you don't mind me being pedantic.

      @ Joe Johnsen: I wouldn't say so. I'd say Swegabe only counts the full scenes focusing protagonist as such, hence why I hope Laquadia's gonna be involved in another one since Young Farah was in two full scenes as well as a whopping 3 mini scenes and a bad end. Compare to Laquadias 1 full scene and 2 mini scenes. And note that even Gabrielle, who seems the most popular contender around here next to Ra'Tiki was in 1 mini scene and even a full scene, it just wasn't with the protagonist.

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  4. You call this a shallow update but it feels huge because of the announcement of another beta :)

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    1. Always gotta take the good with the bad! ^^

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  5. Hey Gabe, how does coding work with RPGmaker? what language does it uses? Was it hard to figure out at first? Just curious

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    1. It's in English, and coding is as deep as you want it to be...but for the most part, it's just a wide range of options with description you can use.
      And building maps is kinda like...lego? x3

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    2. Interesting. I was curious what the process was like, cause your always adding new stuff to your games like the dice game and you have custom sprites. I guess RPG maker has a lot of tools

      By the way Gabe, what I meant by language was programming language, like C++, Java, Python. Lol

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    3. You can really do a huge amount of different things with it, the only limitation is your imagination. :3
      And the language/code it uses is something called Ruby. ^^

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  6. What percent of episode 2 is done

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    1. I mentioned it earlier, but I can't remember what I said...
      It's like 80% of the locations and 40% of the story as I've prioritized locations, can't make story for locations that doesn't exist yet after all. ^^

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  7. Hmmm nice I cant wait to really hear the I hope to hear some really interesting battle music or something with a lot of flutes playing. So a new character to romance huh, is it gabrielle or Laquadia (Love) ?

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    1. But Laquadia has already been WHAMMED-BANGED-THANK-YOU-MA'M. D:

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    2. Not to the extent I was thinking of thou LOL XD

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    3. Protagonist getting NTRed by Vhazar fulfils the WHAM-BANG part but not so much the THANK-YOU-MA'M... (._. )

      I'm honestly wondering where Laquadia's story will go since you can only make her hate you more so far not like you. Either there will eventually be events where you can gain her affection or her best chance for a happy end is being really into hate sex. (ツ)

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    4. Vhazar can have his fun with her but if she wants forgive and forget should could went with the hero LOL Speaking of which I am still curious to what happen to Naluna and Neena, I am dying to know LOL

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  8. So a character we haven't "WHAM-BANG"ed before yet has been in all 3 games and "assumedly" currently in episode 1 of Origins?

    Valencio? Osira's secretly female bodyguard? :P

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    1. Seriously, I want to know what's up with Valencio since so long by now. Considering Osira is known for backstabbing, I wonder why he's so deveted to her while showing absolutely no personal ambition or interests beoynd serving her.

      Is he just that deveoted to her?
      Was she part of Osira's pact with the serpent god?
      Is he even human?

      An unexpected Gender reveal would indeed be a surprise... Maybe he's just a disguise for the Black Dame?

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    2. I was also wondering if "Black Dame" was Valencio

      Another character that Gabe could be referring to (she hasnt shown up in episode 1 yet though)is Bal'Rana

      Or given what she said about the "traveling scholar" above ..... Master Hen'Tai ಠ_ಠ

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  9. I love how nobody knows it's the pirate Bal'Rana and her daughter, except me, because I'm the largest nerd and I spoil all the good things.

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    1. I would actually like that. Bal'Rana needs love, and I would like to give her some in Loqo Origins. Gabe! PLEASE! If you can, make it happen!

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    2. reading comprehension check my post above yours over 12 hours before

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    3. Will say though Bal'rana and her daughter do need something like this (especially as they were teased as a sex option in LOQO2)

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  10. How big is this game in comparison to LOQO 2? Is there going to be much post-game content?

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    1. Have you played Episode 1 yet? Well in my opinion Episode 2 will be twice as big(not counting the fact it includes all of episode 1 as well). As for post-game content I expect there will be some as Gabe seems to trend that way but only Gabe could say how much and then maybe not even as you never know if she will come up with something new lol. XD

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  11. You had a guess, you blew it, I win. ;P

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  12. hahaha just went to Arlon and in a house in the top left there is a woman that when her sprite turns around it looks like a cross-dressing man with a Ginger Mustachio

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  13. Is it currently possible to play prediction for the black dame cards with the man in the Arlon bar? i have 37 cards and he wants none of them.

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    1. Yes it's possible. I just got those cards but I didn't pay much attention to what cards you need to wager. Maybe go back and make sure you bought all cards from dealers all over the game?

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    2. yeah i missed the dealer on the bridge to arlon since i never use it

      thanks for the help

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    3. No problem as I almost missed that one myself lol. There is also one at the 4 seasons I think if you haven't already got it.

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  15. aside from gabrielle and the pirate and daughter, the only other character I can think of that the main character hasn't sexed is the sphinx nipha, and I forgot she was in the first game until I checked on purpose. anyway, my money's on nipha.

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