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Infra Arcana r7
« on: August 25, 2011, 05:26:09 PM »
http://infraarcana.wikispaces.com/

Release 7 (August 25, 2011)
New features
*Save function
*Sneaking (unaware creatures are marked with an underscore)
*Backstabbing ("You stab the Cultist covertly with a dagger")
*Entry for sneaking and backstabbing in the manual
*Three new level-up bonuses to choose from
*Slot for prepared weapon (for fast switching)
*More insanity effects (including permanent effects)
*The back-story is written in the game
*Some text (e.g. insanity events) is shown in a pop-up box instead of the message log (they were too easy to miss)

Fixes
*Lower monster spawn rate
*Removed hunger (the sanity system made it redundant)
*Animals listen for sound
*+1 or 2 HP when levelling up (randomly)
*More HP restored when levelling up
*Using the 'fire' command while aiming at yourself cancels the aiming mode
*Scroll of corruption can not take you to 0 HP
*Removed the "It was a scroll of" message when reading unknown scrolls
*Much higher shock from reading and identifying scrolls
*Toughness increases HP instead of decreasing damage taken
*You can no longer use the throwing attack while "Terrified"
Happy is the tomb where no wizard hath lain and happy the town at night whose wizards are all ashes.

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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 10:46:35 PM »
Awesome, congrats on hitting r7!

Heh, aiming to crash the ARRP 2011 party with a meaty r8 in a few weeks time?   8)
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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 12:22:51 AM »
Yep, looks like we have a real game in works.  I should take inspiration from his dedication and apply it to my own games.
...If only I was a single unemployed nerdling again....

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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 05:48:24 AM »
Quote from: getter77
Heh, aiming to crash the ARRP 2011 party with a meaty r8 in a few weeks time?
Oh yeah.
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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 09:55:26 AM »
I love the game. However i'd love to see feature to change keybindings. I for example am using laptop and I find it annoying to use numbers whenever i wish to go sw,ne,nw,se.. i'd be a lot better to being able to bind the movement keys to qweasdzxc for example

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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 10:32:34 AM »
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and I find it annoying to use numbers whenever i wish to go sw,ne,nw,se
You are aware that you can also move like this?:
Shift + left  = up left
Shift + right = up right
Ctrl  + left  = down left
Ctrl  + right = down right

Both left and right side shift/ctrl should work.

And you can also move diagonally using page up/page down/home/end if that works for you.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 10:34:59 AM by NON »
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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 02:05:07 PM »
Hmm, that's a nice control scheme you've come up with.  Remind me to steal the Ctrl/Shift idea in future  ;)

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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 02:06:50 PM »
Really nice game :)

Somehow, i think that it may be interesting for DoomRL fans, so maybe you should advertise your game on their forum too? ;)

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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 06:15:37 PM »
Nice update man! Love this game!

Just died a gruesome death...
Had it coming since I tried a  unidentified scrolls while fighting against Keziah  ;D

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   *Killed by shriveling spell
 
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   You feel a terrible pain as your skin suddenly shrivel and blacken!
 
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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2011, 12:09:16 AM »
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Somehow, i think that it may be interesting for DoomRL fans, so maybe you should advertise your game on their forum too?

Not so sure. Sometimes the doomrl forum crowd seems a little snooty. Just a little.

Infra Arcana really dosn't have that much in common with doomrl I think. Other than the ranged combat that is and picking traits.

The way the ammo and reloading works is a little different
scrolls and soon potions
sanity
the level generation/layout is way different. I much prefer IA's level layouts.
Traps!
First aid
(used to have) hunger

I think it's an extremely nice mix of gun play with fantasy/horror and elements of Rogue and nethack.

I think Infra Arcana will become quite big. My new favorite.

Hoping for a "sawtooth" weapon though :P like a nail gun from quake. An early arcane and archaic firearm created by creatures from another world.

And maybe little twisted dwarfs. Like the ones from Phantasm. :)

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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2011, 06:56:04 AM »
About twisted dwarfs and archaic weaponry-
Maybe Tcho-Tcho's:


It would've been nice if there where descriptions of them as inventors, or being technologically adept. Kind of like dwarfs in mythology being good at making armour, weapons and valuable things. But I haven't seen anything like that at all.

They could wield weird weapons like the nail gun, and there could be special Tcho-Tcho workshop rooms where you tend to find things like that.

Of course just because it's not mentioned anywhere in the literature doesn't mean I can't give them this trait in the game. It has been said that Lovecraft did not want people to slavishly copy his monsters.
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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2011, 06:59:44 AM »
I had envisioned the dwarves being the inventor of the sawtooth too. Wanted to use something similar in a board game I was making at one point some years ago, but seriously doubt it will ever get finished. Would love to see the idea adapted to IA :D

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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2011, 08:09:37 PM »
WTF? Keziah is in there? I never get to THAT level...  :'(

Awesome game, btw. Dedicated Lovecraftian here, I luvs this kind of atmosphere.   ;D

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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2011, 04:28:30 PM »
Uploaded a small fix for the following issues:

*Every melee attack was presented like a back-stab (only the message was bugged though)
*Fixed a horrible horrible bug that prevented the player from dodging melee attacks
*CPU usage % should be much lower
*The inventory can store more items
*Windowed mode is now the default

http://infraarcana.wikispaces.com/file/view/IA_r7.1_win.zip/249131931/IA_r7.1_win.zip
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Re: Infra Arcana r7
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2011, 05:46:50 PM »
Nice job on the quick fixes, especially that dodging bug and bringing the CPU usage down.   8)
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