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Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« on: September 19, 2016, 03:56:49 pm »
Hello everyone,
so, me, celcion and TheMajinZenki are working on this little game by Masaya called Vixen 357 on Sega Mega Drive. It's basically an SRPG like Langrisser/Warsong, but with mechs. :) We're looking for some good souls who could lend us a hand and beta test it before the final release. The most frequents issues are some skipping and misaligned lines in-game, but apart from that there isn't really that much of note there regarding possible errors. We also welcome any suggestions concerning text placement. So, should you want to help, drop either me or celcion a line here. We would like to release the patch next month if possible, we're going to see how it goes though. :) I'm adding some screenshots so that you could see what it is more or less.

« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 01:43:52 am by cccmar »

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 04:47:48 pm »
That looks really impressive! I can't commit to a playtest at the moment for a variety of reasons, but I wish you the best on this all the same!

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 05:55:50 pm »
I would be happy to beta test the game. With my limited Japanese knowledge, I could only figure out the names of characters.

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 04:43:20 am »
I've never beta tested a game before. However I have all the free time in the world & would be more than happy to help! Either way good job guys it looks really good.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 05:00:37 am »
Quote from: HelpAds
Ask celcion here on ROMhacking.com for more details.

ROMhacking.com doesn't exists. (Should be ROMhacking.net)

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 05:17:29 am »
ROMhacking.com doesn't exists. (Should be ROMhacking.net)

Fair enough - mea culpa, as they say. I'll edit that later.

That looks really impressive! I can't commit to a playtest at the moment for a variety of reasons, but I wish you the best on this all the same!

Thank you! It's quite a good game that undoubtedly deserves more recognition. We should be able to correct all the quirks fairly quickly. :)

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 05:36:54 pm »
Would definately be able to beta test this for you.


Love the premise of Vixen 357 and would love to give it a run through in English.

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2016, 10:01:09 am »
The game looks very interesting. Do you know how long an average play test would take?

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2016, 11:22:39 am »
The game looks very interesting. Do you know how long an average play test would take?

Well, it's fairly short compared to some later games by Masaya. If you set the game speed at max and turn off the animations, it's not very long at all I think, and only a few missions are actually difficult. Interestingly, this game had a prequel on PC-Engine which was almost certainly harder (at least from what I've played so far). If all goes well we should be able to release it at the end of the month anyway. :)

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2016, 12:39:50 pm »
Thank you for clarifying. I didn't realize this game had a prequel which also looks pretty good. Do you intend on working on the prequel as well?

http://www.pcengine.co.uk/HTML_Games/Hiso_Kihei_Kai_Serd.htm

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2016, 01:05:35 pm »
Thank you for clarifying. I didn't realize this game had a prequel which also looks pretty good. Do you intend on working on the prequel as well?

http://www.pcengine.co.uk/HTML_Games/Hiso_Kihei_Kai_Serd.htm

In some ways it's better (I like the animations in this one better than in Vixen 357, personally), but for the most part it's definitely more rudimentary/even shorter. It is somewhat harder though, at least in my opinion. We'll see about it to be honest, it's PC-Engine, so it's much harder to hack... the script is likely stored in 2 different blocks, and there are likely space issues. No promises for now, time will tell. :) 

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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2016, 09:22:25 pm »
I was trying to hack this game before some years ago, but didn't really get very far.

I don't really have the time to beta test game, but I love the screenshot. Keep up the good work.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2016, 09:47:22 pm »
The patch now available to download: http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2738/

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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2016, 11:56:33 am »
The patch now available to download: http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2738/

Hoorah! Knew about this from your notification elsewhere. My own congratulatory message to the blessed team here :beer:. There have been plenty of congratulations sent by the enthusiasts over at the front page news thread about this game's patch.
I'm really happy to see that the balance between translations for the Sega Mega Drive games and Super Nintendo games has kind of been struck about even! :D

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2016, 12:07:08 pm »
Videos up:

Scene 1: Raid - https://youtu.be/-UhIdUGx-4o

Scene 2: Rendezvous - https://youtu.be/_vJkBmSU0cc

I'm loving it! Congratulations to the team and the beta testers, well done. :thumbsup:

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Re: Vixen 357 SMD - BETA TESTERS WANTED
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2016, 02:39:08 am »
Videos up:

Scene 1: Raid - https://youtu.be/-UhIdUGx-4o

Scene 2: Rendezvous - https://youtu.be/_vJkBmSU0cc


You can do a multiple actions with each character per turn separately from each other. For example, you can move after attack, or do a special. And vice versa. It's one of a neat features of this game that will become very handy in later missions