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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar Weekly Update Sun 20th Jun 2010 2:38pm

Category: Weekly Updates

I bring good news instead of excuses for once!

It seems that MARDEK 3's sponsorship process is nearing an end now. Hooray! I'd say there's maybe about a week or two left before it's released, if all goes well. As always, I can't guarantee this, but I do have a good feeling about it.

It seems that I'll be going with Kongregate as the sponsor, but also I'm going to have to make a fairly significant change...
I was originally going to include updated versions of the first two chapters in the chapter 3 file, but it seems that the sponsor of the old versions of these two chapters - CrazyMonkeyGames - doesn't much like me including content they paid for under another sponsor's branding, which is fair enough, so I'll instead be extracting these revamped versions of the first two chapters and just updating the currently existing ones with them. They're quite different in a lot of ways but largely the same... You'd also have to play through the new versions if you wanted to continue on from them in chapter 3, because of save incompatibility with the old version's engine.
It'll be a pain to extract them though; the architecture of the code is sloppy and everything's integrated rather deeply... Hmm.

So yes. MARDEK 3 soon, hopefully!

I don't think I have anything else to report... I've got a lot of bug fixes done though, as you can see from the main page, because most of them were really trivial things that I just didn't bother fixing due to lack of motivation, but a release being so close does encourage me quite a bit!
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Zuriki`s Avatar
Rating Orb Zuriki 18 United Kingdom Melancholic 234C 84F
7 years ago | (1)
I understand CMGs motives, but at the same time there is only one phrase I can use to describe this "GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY"

Anyway, couldn't they just accept having both Kong's and CMGs logos on the start up or something :/

Idk, seems like a lot of hassle, I mean. They can't exactly do anything if you have them all together, right? It IS your game, and the chapters 1 and 2 aren't the same as the 1 and 2 that CMG sponsored. They're not like updates to the game their essentially "new content".

I say, UP YOURS CMG.

But whatever, your choice. Just don't make it a pain in the ass to play each game seamlessly.
Swiftblade13`s Avatar
Rating Orb Swiftblade13 16 United States CholericSanguine 21C 0F
7 years ago | (0)
Question: will the new versions of 1 and 2 be released before or with 3?
DetroitLionsFan`s Avatar
Rating Orb DetroitLionsFan 16 United States PhlegmaticSanguine 188C 99F
7 years ago | (0)
the new MARDEK 1 and 2 versions will be uploaded WITH 3.
FutureCam`s Avatar
Rating Orb FutureCam 15 Canada PhlegmaticMelancholic 7C 3F
7 years ago | (5)
*Twitch* So...very...close...to release...
Yay Pseudolonewolf indeed.
Anyway, you can trust Kongregate when it comes to stuff like that, so good job selecting that sponsor. Someone might even donate to you from there!
Silavong`s Avatar
Rating Orb Silavong 20 United States CholericSanguine 31C 12F
7 years ago | (1)
yeah people there seem to donate more there for some reason
DetroitLionsFan`s Avatar
Rating Orb DetroitLionsFan 16 United States PhlegmaticSanguine 188C 99F
7 years ago | (7)
Gulp...I have a bad feeling about this now...the total number of tasks has increased from 307 to 311...is it because of the extraction? I hope the number doesn't increase! SO CLOSE!!!
rs111`s Avatar
Rating Orb ! rs111 12 Saint Helena Phlegmatic 2171C 94F
7 years ago | (6)
Those are just minor bugs and tweaks, just four more shouldnt significantly affect the release date.
Auchom`s Avatar
Rating Orb Auchom 14 United States SanguinePhlegmatic 25C 2F
7 years ago | (4)
Well um... I don't know much about computers so I need clarification for this... If you play Mardek 1 or 2 while on your Fighunter account and you log onto your Fighunter account on another computer, will you save the progress you made on Mardek 1 or 2?
Libretarian Jew`s Avatar
Rating Orb Libretarian Jew 13 United States CholericSanguine 142C 157F
7 years ago | (7)
No. There was once a suggestion to do this, but this was dismayed since it would be saved on the computer anyways. So no. Sorry.
slstoev`s Avatar
Rating Orb slstoev 12 10C 2F
7 years ago | (7)
Something just occured to me if the old saves are from perfect now will there be new changes to the quests like new and better prizes, new quests, new people and will there be a walkthrough because at first I didn't know how to get through the trilobyte because I didn't knew were the keys were, heck I didn't even know that there was a zombie dragon.
Lyle`s Avatar
Rating Orb Lyle 24 Australia 65C 28F
7 years ago | (6)
It's great news that we might get this in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to it.

I had a question again on the whole "your save file carries over from the remakes of Mardek 1 and 2" thing. Slightly different to the other similar questions, and maybe worthwhile clarifying for all the hardcore completionists and fanatics who will play Mardek 3 (ie, everyone on this site).

My question is - is there anything missable in Mardek 3 (or for that matter planned for Mardek 4 etc) that we will miss out on if we don't carry forward a save from 1 and 2?

ie, if you carry forward your save from Mardek 2, it carries over skills, levels, equipment etc. I'm not too worried about this stuff, because around the halfway of Mardek 3, all my equipment will have been replaced with stronger stuff bought in shops, I should have relearned the skills, and my experience and level will have levelled out to the median (in the weird way that experience and levels tend to do, especially if experience is scaled).

But will I miss out on anything?

Are there party members I won't be able to get, or secrets I won't be able to unlock, or story sequences I will miss out on, in Mardek 3, if I don't replay Mardek 1 and 2 and carry across a save to number 3?
Ajbcool`s Avatar
Rating Orb E β Ajbcool 23 United States SanguinePhlegmatic 290C 148F
7 years ago | (5)
I'm PRETTY SURE the only thing you'll miss out on is some of the unique equipment, like the Champion Sword. And the experience. There might be one secret that's missable, but it doesn't get you anything special except for a cameo. Overall, nothing to miss.
Reaveant`s Avatar
Rating Orb Reaveant 15 Canada 7C 0F
7 years ago | (8)
here's a quick question what inspired you to make mardek in the first place? Also did you get the idea of making it be called mardek 3 the keystones from kingdom hearts by any chance? (this is a question just asking since your game is similar to the games square enix makes)
Auchom`s Avatar
Rating Orb Auchom 14 United States SanguinePhlegmatic 25C 2F
7 years ago | (4)
I'm thinking he'll probably cover that inside the commentary thing he's doing
Jarl`s Avatar
Rating Orb β Jarl 13 Norway SanguinePhlegmatic 60C 1F
7 years ago | (5)
Sorry man, not everything that involves keys contains a reference to Kingdom Hearts.. actually, there already is a kingdom hearts reference in the game.. o_O
Reaveant`s Avatar
Rating Orb Reaveant 15 Canada 7C 0F
7 years ago | (2)
Hmm and what exactly do you mean when you say their is kingdom hearts reference in the game already?
nadav`s Avatar
Rating Orb nadav 23 Australia 2C 1F
7 years ago | (6)
I know you don't want advice on mechanics, but here's a thought- why not sell a 'perfect' save of chapters 1 and 2 that is compatible with chapter 3? I think a number of people would pay for that leg up who want to play through CH3 immediately whilst also having an inventory etc. $5 pp for something that I'm sure you already have handy... just like DLC but cheaper to produce!
DetroitLionsFan`s Avatar
Rating Orb DetroitLionsFan 16 United States PhlegmaticSanguine 188C 99F
7 years ago | (8)
95%!!?!?!?! You're so close, Pseudo! And...so are the gamers! MARDEK 3 will be here by the Fourth of July! (Just had to throw in my 'Unnecessary Patriotism' post!)
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