Just a small update. I had to edit some code of the capsules real quick to allow more dialogue. Before, Dr. Light would ALWAYS talk no matter what even if someone else was speaking. Moved the code to empty space, checks if the value at 61F50 is 02, if it is, he won't speak. If we want X to talk in dialogue, it'd be 02, same with Zero. So now we're able to freely add dialogue with X/Zero/Dr. Light without any issues.
Edit: Just so people know, I'm also planning to add dialogue to bosses. So you'll have a short conversation with Blizzard Buffalo, Blast Hornet, etc..also more dialogue with Bit/Byte/Doppler. Probably some dialogue with Mac as well. I'll also be trying to switch up some enemies and enemy AI soon to make the game more difficult. Then after, I'll find how the life is loaded and see if I can make an extended life bar with a different palette so we can make enemies much harder and have bosses to have more life so you'll have to be strategic a bit as well.
I was assuming you were going to keep the conversations one sided during capsule dialogues just to keep things simple. Allowing X and Zero to talk during theses times is going to make the game way more interesting and fun.
Actually it's pretty well established why Zero wouldn't have been around in X1 to obtain the armor upgrades. Immediately after the Intro level X and Zero split up. Zero tells X that while X is hunting down the mavericks he would be scouting Sigma's HQ for information.
Yeah but just because they split up doesn't mean that Light couldn't have given capsule upgrades to Zero while he was scouting Sigma's HQ...surely he would run into mavericks on the way.
Might be best to set the game in an alternate universe, one where Dr. Cain learned from his mistakes with the reploids, but was already fired from the company producing them (to explain why there still are mavericks), and is thus better able to figure Zero out. I still really do not like the idea of Light giving him armor upgrades. The capsules made by Dr. Light were made purely to oversee 30 year boot-up, and debugging sequence X had to undergo before being activated, as Dr. Light was afraid that X would run wild and do harm to humans as he was the first robot that did not have to follow the three rules of robotics.
I personally like the idea of alternate universes (this ones not bad either). Only problem is that there may be too many ideas to choose from because we can come up with almost anything. If we all agreed on something that was badass, then it would work.
As a side note, should we be concerned with resolving of what we think could or should happen? It's possible that we may leave more holes than are already there. What I mean to say is...should we try and resolve holes that Capcom has placed with dialogue (or a beginning sequence or something) or should we try and use the Capcom method of leaving holes (not bad ones obviously) by maybe "leaving something that to be desired" so to speak, like a cliffhanger ending or something.
It makes sense that Dr. Light built into those capsules a way to modify X on the fly or even had already produced his upgrades with the intent on slowly giving them to X as he proves his worth to humanity. I know if I made a robot that might go on a killing spree and take out a city I wouldn't fit him with his best armor and weapons right out the gate. Although should you do decide to use Dr. Light here's what I came up with.
Idk about already producing the upgrades before hand. The upgrades are usually game specific, how would Light know what to give him in the future. Making the capsules a way to modify X on the fly can be an addendum to the AI idea.
DR.LIGHT - What's this? You are not X, this shouldn't have happened. A malfunction maybe?
ZERO - Your face, it seems almost familiar somehow... I kno--
DR.LIGHT - !!! Oh dear, that signature, you finally managed it... Wily. Did you ever learn, I wonder.
ZERO - You know me?
DR.LIGHT - Oh, yes, almost certainly. It seems like you've had a rough life. Fractures on the casing, poor soldering, even a mixing of alloys. I wonder what you've been through. But I'm getting ahead of myself, tell me, have you encountered a robot named X?
ZERO - You know X too!? Who are you!? Tell me now!
DR.LIGHT - Yes, that seems about right. That anger seems forced though, never learned after all Wily?
ZERO - Wily? You keep saying that. Who are you!? Who is Wily!? If you are trying to harm X I won't allow it!
DR.LIGHT - Do not worry, uh...
ZERO - Zero.
DR.LIGHT- Zero. I am Dr. Light. I created X. I'm starting to get the picture. Ah, and just in time.
ZERO - You CREATED X? gah.... my head, it... who. Wily?
DR.LIGHT - Oh dear... Zero, pay attention. I've scanned your systems and I can see a lot of room for improvement. I can repair you to full functionality, if you would do me but one favor.
ZERO - ...
DR.LIGHT - Keep watch over X. I'll tell you more about yourself in return, or at least all that I can.
ZERO - ... I promise.
DR.LIGHT - Fantastic! [insert upgrade 1 here]
It's a rough idea so far, but basically I see that as a way for Light to ensure that Zero is more stable and under his control. When Light scans Zero he sees something in him, a signature design piece that all of Wily's creations have had in the past but at the same time his programming is like X's. It has free will. This also builds up the foundation for Zero's dreams about Wily. I don't think Wily would trust Zero totally though, and what information Zero in check. To possibly even paint Wily as a hero to allow Zero to act more noble. It's a work in progress, hopefully you can use Dr. Cain.
I'm diggin this dialogue. I feel Zero may inquire more about Wiley though and/or by mentioning Wiley may trigger some berserko Zero because in MMX4 he says (after the dream) "Ahhh, that same dream again" (or something to that nature) implying that he couldv'e been having these dreams all along and we just now found out about them (while playing X4). I really do like the dialogue though
Cain may have rebuilt Zero, but he didn't create him. Cain would work, but didn't Surges (MMX2) give Zero his light saber? (url=http://www.themmnetwork.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page, Thanks Vanya!
) You definitely don't wanna put Surges goofy ass in there. Like I said, Cain would work...but it's not on the same...level...as Dr. Light is to X. If you put Wiley in there......why would Wiley want to improve Zero if he's helping X. His capsules would have to not be aware of whats going on to give Zero upgrades. I think that Wiley knew the possibility that Zero could be good, but tried to instill evil into him to sway him.