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VVVVVV Fanbook
« on: June 25, 2012, 09:14:35 pm »
Three Threads in less than a week. :)

I created (or more or less creatING) a book all about VVVVVV! :viridian: Oh, joy! :victoria: I'm not in there! :vermillion: Amazing! :vitellary: Fascinating... :verdigris: (Staring in awe) :violet: Half of the book is missing. :-X
Yes, :violet:'s right. its still in beta. Enjoy the first section...
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/vvvvvvwwaimageshack.jpg/
Pls sticky this terry when i'm done it. :(

There should be a Emote for Please.

edit: Oh, man. I can't even read the text, even when I ctr+ it in.
If anyone knows how to post an image without zipping it or via the web PLEASE TELL ME!!!!
« Last Edit: June 25, 2012, 09:18:22 pm by RoskillaHULK!! »

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 09:46:37 pm »
post each page separate from each other online then right click and select "View Image". then copy the url at the top and post the link in [img] tags.

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 10:33:01 pm »
http://imgur.com/

Simple, unobstructive and fast.

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 10:36:10 pm »

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 01:19:23 am »
A few random thoughts on how you might want to improve this.

If you're gonna start with the "basics", you should really start by stating that VVVVVV is a platformer where the only thing you can do is move left/right and _reverse gravity_ .  You really can't talk about anything before that, otherwise a reader would have no clue what you're talking about.
Similarly, there's no point talking about the different enemies before clearly stating that _you can't attack_ in VVVVVV, and that those enemies are essentially just obstacles.

Generally, especially in an intro/basics section, you want to talk about the gaemplay in general rather than fine details. Talk about what I wrote earlier, the square room structure, the division into overworld+levels, and reserve detailed things for the actual level by level guide!

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 08:55:01 pm »
OK, i'll switch that into basics an room entites (or however it's spelt.)
when I made it, I assumed the people reading it already knew what VVVVVV was. :P

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 09:54:05 pm »
Perhaps a section for beginners with the basics, just like RobinSLS said, would be good. You should mention there that touching spikes and enemies will kill you (and you'll appear in the last checkpoint touched). Also, you should mention the levels of the main game and that the game area is divided in rooms. RobinSLS: Actually, they are rectangular, but that's a detail.

When talking about the crew, perhaps you should mention that :verdigris: can't flip (read the room-name of the 2nd last room of the Warp Zone).

Also, I saw that you used some imagination, you gave a name to almost all the types of enemies :o. Viridian doesn't remember the pain after he/she dies!? Checkpoints are made in D. 333333!? (Note: I didn't play D. 333333 yet).
The "gravity lines" are called "inversion planes" in the game, so, you should write that.
Why are you going to write about D. 333333? :o ??? That's a player level, made by Sendy. Is it your favorite level? Are you going to write about it because it's large and it has 20 trinkets?

In the table of contents, what do you mean by "Guide to VVVVVV"?
In the level editor tutorial, I suppose you're going to talk about scripting. It's a good idea.

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 11:11:11 pm »
When talking about the crew, perhaps you should mention that :verdigris: can't flip (read the room-name of the 2nd last room of the Warp Zone).
I was already planning to do that :)
Checkpoints are made in D. 333333!?
when you get all 20 trinkets you gain acsess to a checpoint facility
I already had that about the inversion planes.
333333 (even on easy mode) is really REALLY hard, so I thought a walkthrough would be good.
it more or less means 'walkthrough'
I will talk about scripting ;)

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 03:52:42 pm »
once the entire book is done, you should tell everyone to print out the pages and staple them together.  :viridian:

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 03:29:13 pm »
I'm curious of this: How did you write with the font used in VVVVVV? Why didn't you upload a text file, if you wrote in a text editor? If you didn't write in a text editor, how did you write?

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 05:10:55 pm »
I'm curious of this: How did you write with the font used in VVVVVV? Why didn't you upload a text file, if you wrote in a text editor? If you didn't write in a text editor, how did you write?
VVVVVV use the same font as commodore 64 did.

Ever seen a running emulator of commodore 64? Ever seen VVVVVV's script editor? They have some... similarities :P

EDIT: ...but this doesn't use that font?
« Last Edit: June 28, 2012, 05:14:38 pm by FIQ »

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 06:14:50 pm »
EDIT: ...but this doesn't use that font?

Oh, you're right. It doesn't use that font :violet:.
However, I still don't know the answer to the other questions.

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2012, 09:04:03 pm »
I used OpenOffice draw (it has a text tool) and the font is called Miriam Fixed. although the font courier is better for VVVVVV writing
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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2012, 01:45:03 pm »
I'm calling off the production of the book. I lost my USB disk Somewhere in a parking lot.

 :'( :'(
THAT THING WAS MY WHOLE STINKING LIFE!!!
Now I have to redo everything...

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Re: VVVVVV Fanbook
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2012, 05:06:25 pm »
Hey, I just saw this! It's very cool :)