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Terrarian Dreamkeeper Mod v 1.0.3

You can find it here: Terrarian Dreamkeepers Mod V1.0.3

Instructions are in the ReadMe file included in the Zip file.

Now that I have the characters successfully within my mod, it's time to start adding their powers. I've started with Namah, not only because she's fully awesome but also because the novels have revealed more about her power than anyone else.

I've found that this part of mod development was less an exercise in frustration like and more a matter of juggling some maths and logic until it felt right.

And then the tAPI devs released r15, which prevented the Dreamkeepers power from working and stopped Whip from falling through stairs when he was above you. I spent hours trying to solve these issues, and both had ridiculously simple solutions. For instance, with the Dreamkeepers power, I created a new item to see if it worked, then copied code from the power into the item to see what broke it. I reached the point where I had an almost identical item but with a different class name and it was working fine. I thought 'Surely, it wouldn't be the class name that is causing my problem... or could it?' So I removed the underscore from DK_Power, tested it and it worked! Hours spent on this and all I needed to do was remove the underscore! Do the tAPI devs have something against underscores?!

Rant over.

I was thinking of uploading a new video in a day or two to shows of Namah's power. In the mean time, here's a link to a work in progress version:

TDK Namahs Power Test by solo-ion

So anyway, I hope you have fun with this. Please report any bugs if you come across them.
  • Mood: Satisfied
  • Listening to: The Rain
  • Reading: Oceanic
  • Watching: My internet quota
  • Playing: Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
  • Eating: Musli
  • Drinking: Komboocha

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Show me the way home by solo-ion
Show me the way home
Another drawing of Bob. This time, I've gone to the effort of colouring him.

I've experimented with colouring techniques this time. In the past when I've coloured my drawings, I've fully vectorised the image. Although this is a good way to clean up imperfections in my drawing and make subtle adjustments, I found the the final look is... too clean.

See what I mean? Christmas on the Beach by solo-ion

This time around, I've experimented with a new technique. I've overlaid my pencil drawing over my vector ard to try to get the best of both worlds. I think I like the result.

I've also experimented with his markings; I may change them in the future. I want to keep his design simple, but still think that his sides need some sort of definition.
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Namah's Power - Second Preview by solo-ion
Namah's Power - Second Preview
Well, I feel like I've done a good job representing Namah's power in Terraria. With some feedback from :icondreamkeepers:, I feel that it's time to put this out to all Dreamkeepers fans. You can get the mod here:

Remember, this is just a mod. You will need both Terraria and Tapi to use this. Instructions are in the readme file.

I've had more fun working on her power than other aspects of this mod. Mostly because this involved less time grappling with my limited understanding of the c# programming language and more time juggling numbers and logic until it felt right. I'd have had this ready weeks ago, but the tAPI developers released a new version of tAPI, which broke Namah's ability to use her power and Whip's ability to fall past stairs. Grump I wasted hours trying to find workarounds, only to find that the solutions were exceedingly simple, just frustratingly obscure. I fixed Whip by removing the single line of code that defined him as a minion and I fixed Namah's power by removing all underscores from the class name of her power.

So...

I'm only adding Namah's power to the mix for now. I'm waiting for V4 and later volumes to reveal more about the other characters powers. I was planning to add their powers in the order that they are revealed in the story. As we already know some details about Lilith's power, I'll probably add hers next.

Mace, Whip, Lilith, Namah and Bast belong to Dave and Liz Lillie.

For more artwork by these two talented artists, go here:
Link
For more info on the dreamworld, go here:
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To read the Prelude Webcomic, go here:
Link

Terraria belongs to Re-Logic

tAPI belongs to the tAPI Development team.

Music by Kevin MacLeod
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Terrarian Dreamkeeper Mod v 1.0.3

You can find it here: Terrarian Dreamkeepers Mod V1.0.3

Instructions are in the ReadMe file included in the Zip file.

Now that I have the characters successfully within my mod, it's time to start adding their powers. I've started with Namah, not only because she's fully awesome but also because the novels have revealed more about her power than anyone else.

I've found that this part of mod development was less an exercise in frustration like and more a matter of juggling some maths and logic until it felt right.

And then the tAPI devs released r15, which prevented the Dreamkeepers power from working and stopped Whip from falling through stairs when he was above you. I spent hours trying to solve these issues, and both had ridiculously simple solutions. For instance, with the Dreamkeepers power, I created a new item to see if it worked, then copied code from the power into the item to see what broke it. I reached the point where I had an almost identical item but with a different class name and it was working fine. I thought 'Surely, it wouldn't be the class name that is causing my problem... or could it?' So I removed the underscore from DK_Power, tested it and it worked! Hours spent on this and all I needed to do was remove the underscore! Do the tAPI devs have something against underscores?!

Rant over.

I was thinking of uploading a new video in a day or two to shows of Namah's power. In the mean time, here's a link to a work in progress version:

TDK Namahs Power Test by solo-ion

So anyway, I hope you have fun with this. Please report any bugs if you come across them.
  • Mood: Satisfied
  • Listening to: The Rain
  • Reading: Oceanic
  • Watching: My internet quota
  • Playing: Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
  • Eating: Musli
  • Drinking: Komboocha
TDK Namahs Power Test by solo-ion
TDK Namahs Power Test
What? You didn't think that I was going to stop at adding character designs, did you?

This is an early preview of Namah's powers as I'm implementing them into my Terrarian mod. It still needs lots of work, though. For instance, her power's not very accurate. And you can spam her attack a whole bunch of times and control them all at once, which is kind of overly-powerful.

A few questions for :icondreamkeepers:
 
- Is the speed of her power about right? Since I submitted this video, I’ve roughly doubled the speed, but I’d still like your opinion on this version.
 
- What do you think of the colour of the trail that her power leaves behind? Too purple in the dark?
 
- About how long could she keep those projectiles in the air for? Currently, they last for 20 seconds.
 
- Her halo is visible for about 3.25 seconds. Do you think I should extend that duration, or change the way that it fades out?

Thanks.

Here's a link to a longer trailer: Link

And just to clarify, this is not a standalone game! It is simply a modification to an existing game; Terraria.

Mace, Whip, Lilith, Namah and Bast belong to Dave and Liz Lillie.
For more artwork by these two talented artists, go here:
dreamkeepers.deviantart.com/
For more info on the dreamworld, go here:
www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/Drea...
To read the Prelude Webcomic, go here:
www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/Prel...

Terraria belongs to Re-Logic

tAPI belongs to the tAPI Development team.
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Bob - Sketch Dump by solo-ion
Bob - Sketch Dump
I'm still not sure where the inspiration to draw this critter came from. I just wanted to put a whole bunch of sketches down onto paper.

I don't have a name for what he is yet... but I call him Bob, as in Thingamabob.
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I've always had an interest in art and animation, but I didn't actually create much of it until fairly recently. The beginning was when an uncle gave me Flash 4 as a gift. It was old, even then, but I didn’t know this at the time. I gradually learnt the ins and outs of it and created some simple animations. Nothing too fancy of course, but enough to get some practice.

After I finished school, I went straight into a Multimedia TAFE course. Amongst other lessons, we learnt about using Flash to make animations and interactive content, as well as 3D modelling and rendering. I greatly enjoyed the course and felt that I got a lot out of it, but I had no luck getting a job in the industry.

After a year of unemployment, I went back and did another TAFE course, this time in surveying, which is hardly a creative line of work. I decided that I didn’t want to lose my artistic edge, so I started drawing again.

I’ve threatened myself that I’ll get a DeviantArt account for years now. Finally, here it is.
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Lunewen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
thank you for the favs :)
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solo-ion Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Anytime. You have some really awesome artwork.
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BlackChaos666 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! : )
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solo-ion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Sure thing.

:)
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TotemEye Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a lot for the watch! :heart:
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solo-ion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Sure thing. You're creating lots of great and funny pieces of art. I like to keep up to date. :)
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TotemEye Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
^v^
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Hyperfisk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
hey, thanks for the fave. glad you liked my making of.
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solo-ion Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I watched the whole thing straight after I commented. It was really excellent. It's been a long time since I've found anything that good on the Internet.
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Hyperfisk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh wow, thanks! :D SO good to hear that!
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