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Posted by Rambly on 15 January 2014 - 08:11 AM
Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more
edit: Please stop liking this post, it's a bad post
Posted by The Satellite on 24 March 2014 - 11:19 PM
This topic's title is amazing.
Posted by LinktheMaster on 26 November 2016 - 11:22 AM
Hello everyone! For everyone in the US, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! And for everyone, I hope you all have been enjoying the much better holiday of the release of a new Pokemon game.
I know it's not typical for the staff to announce their retirement (especially in an announcement) and I'm honestly not the type to want to make a big fuss over it, but I figured you all deserve to officially know. Over the years I've unfortunately felt myself drifting away from Zelda Classic and the PureZC community. I've loved this place, and it's been my home online for around 12-13 years. I have a lot of memories here with a lot of amazing people. However, all things tend to come to and end, and lately I've found myself having other priorities and interests in life, and I haven't been able to give PureZC the attention it deserves, and I don't really want to string you all along into thinking that I'm here when I'm not. Granted, I don't plan on vanishing completely, but I doubt I'll be very active outside of GD and GE.
With my departure from the staff, I am leaving the site in the very capable hands of the staff, and I've been working on trying to give them more access to some things that they may need in my absence. Part of this process involves me transitioning PureZC over to another server (the former beta server). With this migration, I've been able to clean up a couple things up a bit, isolate PureZC on its on environment, as set things up to allow giving the keys to someone else. Furthermore, it's getting PureZC out of the Linode datacenter which has been plagued with lots of DDOS attacks, so hopefully this will also give the site some more stability.
I'm planning for this migration to happen tomorrow morning around 7am EST. I don't expect any issues with the transfer process, but as there are some DNS configuration changes, it may take a while for people to get directed to the new site.
I'll make a post when the updates are done tomorrow, but otherwise, thanks for everything, everyone.
(P.S. Since I assume that it'll come up at some point, Nick and I are hoping to release what we've done on Fairy Dream to the public in the future, as well as release an unpassworded version of it with all of our scripts.)
Posted by Hergiswi on 15 January 2014 - 09:49 AM
My theory is that everybody came to this thread to make the same post as Rambly and realized it had already been done.
Posted by Aevin on 18 April 2016 - 04:20 PM
After a recent topic and several staff discussions, we have decided to add rule #12 to the Site and Forum Rules to clarify our expectations for ratings and reviews. Most of this isn't new, but we wanted to make it clear that yes, we expect you to play quests and try other submissions yourself before rating them.
This by no means requires you to play a whole quest, of course. If you lose interest or rage quit, by all means share your experience in a review. But if you haven't played any of the quest yourself, your impressions from quest projects or let's plays would make more sense in the comments.
If you see any ratings or reviews breaking these rules, please use the report function to let us know.
12. Be considerate with reviews and ratings.
Reviews should reflect your own opinion after trying a database submission for yourself. In the case of quests, it's recommended that you at least play in a few dungeons (depending on the format of the quest), but more complete playthroughs are ideal. Do not rate quests based solely on viewing a Let's Play or on the description, screenshots, or quest project alone. Music submissions need to be listened to. Scripts should be at least tried in an example quest. Tilesets and loose tiles should be tried for yourself, unless a significant portion of the tiles are displayed in the screenshots. Any reviews that rate the submission without trying it first will be removed.
Database entries should be rated with your own personal opinion, not to "correct" other peoples' ratings. Do not rate things higher or lower than you normally would with the intent of undermining other members' reviews or adjusting the overall score. Reviews that do this will be removed.
Constructive criticism is of course encouraged in reviews, but please try to be respectful of the person who submitted it. Remember that in the end, we're a community mostly of amateurs doing this for fun. Just like with other areas of the forum, harassment will not be tolerated in the reviews and comments on a submission.
Posted by a30502355 on 10 November 2015 - 09:30 PM
Title not specific enough, so
Posted by FireSeraphim on 15 September 2016 - 02:30 AM
Welcome to the official thread for my WIP Phoenix Tileset! As a few of you may be already aware, I've been working on this tileset for roughly a week now (And this is impressive since I have gotten ALOT done in that small time frame, although it may still need testing). And now for some Q&As and some exposition for those reading this thread so people will know what to expect.
Q: What is your goals with this tileset?
A: Simply put, I am hoping to make my own take on a "ALTTP Plus" styled tileset that's actually fairly faithful to (some of) the stylistic sensibilities of ALTTP while adding some polish here and there.
Q: Anything peculiar we should know about this tileset
A: Yep, I feel that I need to inform you that for the overworld I'm using tiles that have been condensed or scaled down to account for the actual size scale of a 16x16 pixel sized Link, but the dungeon and interior tiles will retain their full scale from ALTTP and before you claim this is inconsistant I will point out there is actual prior precedent in the LOZ series for this in good ol' Zelda 1 on the NES and I think it works here as well. 'Fore you all start worrying this tileset will not be another Pure.
Q: Do you have a release plan of sorts?
A: Infact I do, This tileset will be released in three phases
Q: Can we see some screenshots?
Posted by Rambly on 01 April 2014 - 09:09 PM
Posted by Lüt on 20 April 2017 - 11:53 PM
This thread is art.
Which is precisely why, upon reading it, I immediately contacted my primary watercoloring contractor and commissioned this wooden wall hanging to add to my gallery:
Posted by Saffith on 11 October 2015 - 01:19 PM
Posted by Neptune on 10 May 2017 - 04:28 PM
Some of you may have noticed, but PureZC is 15 years old as of today. A decade and a half ago, Wild Bill created this website that many have called their internet home over the years, myself included.
Here's a little more in depth history of PureZC.
I have met a lot of great people that I consider to be some of my best friends here. Some have moved on to other places on the web, and some have had their personal life take off. In the end, we have all met other people that we may not have ever met if it weren't for PureZC.
Some amazing quests have come to exist over the years with the help of fellow members here. I have played a lot of great quests, and I remember the one that drew me into the whole Zelda Classic program all those years ago. Hidden Duality by DarkFlameWolf is the one. I found it here, and played it for a while. I lurked around the forums before joining the 1½ year old PureZC. That day I signed up, I didn't think I would still be here, much less think the website would still exist all these years later.
I remember talking in IRC chat through it's many servers, such as Initialized, Sixlabrats, and it's current home at Bladerock. A lot of conversations with many members. Even a time where I fell asleep on the keyboard, and "33333333"ed chat for a long while, until I got kickbanned until I awoke later. Now with the addition of Discord, I'm sure there will be a good number of years worth of memorable conversations to be had.
Most of my time here, I have served as a staff member, whether it be a Moderator, Administrator, Site Staff, or my current role as Forum Assistant. It has been my pleasure to help this website continue to exist, and to help it's members with issues that arise. Also being host to Screenshot of the Week over the years, for everyone to enjoy participating in, along with hosting, and helping to host the annual Superlatives. I hope that I can help serve you for years to come.
In the end, PureZC has been my online home for as long as I've been a member here, and hope that it can last another 15 years. I also hope that you've come to enjoy PureZC as much as I have. I would like to hear some memories, thoughts or feelings of your time here. Thank you all for being here.
Posted by Evan20000 on 09 November 2016 - 09:12 AM
Posted by Shane on 02 April 2016 - 01:15 AM
A lot of people have asked how do I go about making screens. I even got a request in making a thread for it. I personally tried dodging this because to be honest, I just wing them most of the time. Sometimes my method changes depending on my mood and what I'm creating. In this quest's case, I just winged it. But I caved in, so I will show you all how I (generally) make a screen, using an existing one I have made. Hopefully this will also give me enough time to do something big and substantial with my next update.
Anyways, here are the three main steps to my method, nothing fancy or surprising:
1: Primary Structure
A screen can look pretty damn boring if everything is straight and boxy, especially mountains. I think my issues in the past was that I designed my screens too boxy in order to obtain that Gameboy Zelda feel and look. But let's be honest: Zelda Classic's screen size is just far too big for it to work and look great. So if you're like me, you're better off going wild with the structure. In my case, I start off with the mountains, so I can determine what will be on each elevation. The following screen is going to be a coastal field, so ocean goes on the bottom.
It looks fine, but we could spice up the mountain a little bit more. Since the bottom right section is definitely going to be inaccessible, I will do something there. It's a little difference, and wouldn't matter to most, but it can add a better sense of depth, even if trivial.
2: Secondary Structure
Things like trees, water, houses, etc. I consider second. There won't be any water or houses but there will be trees, and I want to add just a few so I can add enough detail afterwards and not clutter the screen. I will add some to the top right to close off that corner. You don't have to close off your corners but IMO it just makes the screen look nicer. Once everything is structured we can determine where the details will go.
Things like grass, bushes, interactive objects (such as rocks, burnable trees, etc.) are all the finishing touches that can determine how your screen can be interacted with. I want to add not only bushes but a secret here too, but I will do that last. First, I place bushes in areas that aren't in the way. This gives enough breathing and fighting space for the player while having stuff on the side. It will also leave enough room to add other things too.
Next I added grass and rocks in the water. I decided that since this screen won't be accessible via swimming so I can go all out on the water details which will also tell the player they can't swim here. I would generally make it very clear that you can swim here otherwise by making a clear and direct path surrounded by rocks and whatnot. Making swimming tedious by adding rocks (and other kinds of details) everywhere without thought can be pretty frustrating. So you ought to be as considerate with detailing the water as you would do elsewhere. Since 16x16 tiles of rocks can look pretty boring, and the trees need layers, I decided to make 8x8 rocks in which I can layer onto the screen. Though, I learned that Link can swim right through them which looks odd, so I removed them from any accessible paths in the water so they're mostly a visual thing now (if I'm making any sense here).
Lastly, I added thorns in which Link can get rid of via his boomerang. And who knows? Maybe there's a secret underneath one of them...
Well, that's it! Pretty simple, right? Hopefully this helps people who have asked and requested this understand my mindset behind designing screens (for the most part). I would say go wild but also be thoughtful. It's all about experimenting and trial and error. It took me a few tries to get this screen right (especially the mountains), so it's easier said than done. It's all about practice and patience honestly.
I hope this makes up for the lack of updates as of late too. I don't want to show just caves for the next few updates. Hopefully I will get to the dungeons soon.
Posted by The Satellite on 23 August 2015 - 06:06 PM
Good work, Officer Jenny.
Posted by Russ on 26 June 2015 - 10:50 AM
Posted by Sheik on 08 January 2014 - 07:43 AM
The FireBird tileset is a project Supindahood, Linkus and myself have been working on for a while now. Our most noteworthy contributors have (knowlingly and unknowlingly) been Migokalle, Bourkification and Radien. The tileset started out as the monochrome quest project "Mirror of the Moon" which has been inactivated after its scripter left the community. The vast resources that were already compiled have been lovingly colored, largely resprited and compiled into an ever-growing collection of easily 90% original custom work (others being edits and such). What I personally like so much about the tileset is, next to its visual charme, its extremely user-friendly usage that requires minimal layering and is about as straightforward as the GBC tilesets. Yet, additional tiles such as the big door frames, advanced grass etc. allow for a more erlaborate look if that's what you are going for.
The tileset (100% of its content) is soon to be publically released. Overworld and dungeon stuff is largely done (though I personally wouldn't mind a few more dungeon sets), palettes are growing in numbers steadily and the sprite work has been started on. Honestly, the only real challenge left is compiling a set of Link sprites, NPCs, enemies, item sprites and effect sprites that work well with the style of the rest of the tileset (that's partially why I chose not to include any in-game screenshots in this thread). For the "first release", these might be limited to original Z1 content, though there might be the odd extra tile.
I am sure many of you have seen the tileset used in certain SotW entries by now, but let me share some of the eyecandy with you anyways. Obviously, this represents only a fraction of all the tiles that are in the tileset (in fact, I didn't even take screens of the alternative mountain sets!).
The FireBird tileset is to be released before the end of January if all goes as planned. This is not to say that it will be out there by that time definately, but it is the goal we are working towards to. I cannot stress enough that this would have never been possible if it wasn't for Supindahood's and Linkus' devotion to the project who both have spent countless hours spriting for this over the course of the last year.
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Posted by Shane on 26 June 2016 - 03:18 AM
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