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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:05 pm 
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Beat the second level last night. Didn't have much trouble with it, the two guns were just enough to bring him down. I tried a second time using only the knife again but couldn't seem to consistently damage the spinosaurus enough to actually kill him. I also tried running him off the cliff by the Aviary building but I hit the invisible wall - maybe instead you could add a trigger to kill the spinosaur (and Anne) when they go over the cliff since running out of ammo seems to be a "game over" at the moment; this would provide an alternative way to defeat him.
Also, the spinosaur's health regenerates pretty quickly, so it might be a good idea to eliminate this or reduce his healing, since if you have difficulty finding the second gun after you've already unloaded the first, it's possible for him to regenerate fast enough to survive being hit by entire magazine of the other gun.


Thanks for the feedback! I'll look into those things for the next release.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:34 am 
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TheIdiot wrote:
Also, the spinosaur's health regenerates pretty quickly, so it might be a good idea to eliminate this or reduce his healing, since if you have difficulty finding the second gun after you've already unloaded the first, it's possible for him to regenerate fast enough to survive being hit by entire magazine of the other gun.

I think that may have been what happened to me at first, then the last time I jut picked up the first two guns and went to crouch where the third one is before starting to shoot it from there...

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Ya, I got him the 1st time around, but only because you guys gave me the info I needed to make my 1st battle
my last battle. ;)

There's got to be a way of linking the arenas to the hub, I'm assuming that's your ultimate goal, Mike? Beat 1,
go back to the hub, pick another arena, etc

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:16 am 
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Rebel wrote:
There's got to be a way of linking the arenas to the hub, I'm assuming that's your ultimate goal, Mike? Beat 1,
go back to the hub, pick another arena, etc


Yup, that's what I'm leaning towards now. It's easy enough to return the player to the hub when the dino is defeated. I think I want the 3rd and final arena to trigger the true ending. The current one that plays a prerendered cutscene inside the raptor arena will probably be replaced.

By the way, I just have to share that Deadeyeguy_45 live streamed TArena~R in the Discord server and did a "rock only" run where he brutally defeated the raptors by bashing them all in the face with rocks... it was a sight to see!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:18 am 
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lmao! Nothing better than beating something to death with what it was dug out of in the first place. :pirate: Really looking forward to the future for what the arena holds!


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MikeTheRaptor wrote:
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There's got to be a way of linking the arenas to the hub, I'm assuming that's your ultimate goal, Mike? Beat 1,
go back to the hub, pick another arena, etc

Have you tried making multiple .scn files for each version of the hub which are loaded by each sequential arena? I believe that should work.

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TheIdiot wrote:
MikeTheRaptor wrote:
Rebel wrote:
There's got to be a way of linking the arenas to the hub, I'm assuming that's your ultimate goal, Mike? Beat 1,
go back to the hub, pick another arena, etc

Have you tried making multiple .scn files for each version of the hub which are loaded by each sequential arena? I believe that should work.


I'm trying to recall what happens when you use tresed's scn generated files. I.E., if you play through a level, then hit restart level,
doesn't it just load the level exactly as it was before you bailed out of the level? I'm wondering, say you complete the 1st hub, the
dinos are dead, then return to the hub, would reloading that 1st hub load up the 1st hub with all the dinos already dead?

*I have to check into that. I wonder if actiontype 19 (save level action) might be useful -

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:27 pm 
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TheIdiot wrote:
MikeTheRaptor wrote:
Rebel wrote:
There's got to be a way of linking the arenas to the hub, I'm assuming that's your ultimate goal, Mike? Beat 1,
go back to the hub, pick another arena, etc

Have you tried making multiple .scn files for each version of the hub which are loaded by each sequential arena? I believe that should work.


This is an option, although I was slightly concerned about the bloat of having three sets of TArena~hub level files. Considering how small each level is though, it may still be smaller overall than some large outdoor levels.

So the order of the levels would basically be like this:
TArena~hub: Only Raptor Arena is accessible
TArena~R
TArena~hub2: Only Spino Arena is accessible
TArena~S
TArena~hub3: Only Final Arena is accessible
Final Arena

We had previously discussed the possibility of using Squirrel script to carry data from one level to another, but that seems pretty complicated and I wonder how that would affect trying to replay the mod from the first level when you've already completed it.

Whatever option I go with will come down to how much time I really want to spend :) At the end of the day, I think getting the Final Arena completed and accessible is enough of a success on its own! But making the mod something you progress through with a clear beginning and end is also very nice.

We shall see :)

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*I have to check into that. I wonder if actiontype 19 (save level action) might be useful -


This is an interesting idea as well. I haven't worked with that AT yet, but I'm interested to see how it could be used.

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