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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
I'm old and don't like change haha...

I am neither. I'd really like to not be stuck in the technological stone age but new tech isn't cheap.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
Tried to install miniSphere back to 4.2. Still couldn't get it to run. Sphere 1.5 it is until I can acquire a dev machine that can actually handle newer tech.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
@Rhuan I'm not really sure. I haven't tried to install a version of miniSphere on this machine yet. I can attempt an install and see what happens.

Update:

Attempted to install miniSphere 4.5.11 - It would seem that this machine can not handle the installation.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
Quick Edit:

While I would prefer to once again be programming with miniSphere, I don't want to sound overly negative about the age of the dev machine (WinXP circa 2006-2007). I am glad to be able to be continuing programming ZeC. It has been on hiatus for quite a while now.  However, now I get to go back to programming that pesky bomb function...
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
I have acquired an older PC to continue development of ZeC. Unfortunately, it is quite a few years old and can not handle miniSphere. I would really like to continue the development within miniSphere but for the time being this is what I have to program with. Perhaps in time, I will be able to acquire a somewhat newer machine that will be able to handle the installation of miniSphere. Until then, I must continue with Sphere 1.5.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
It has been a little while since I have updated about ZeC. It seems to have fallen into "developement hell" for the time being. I haven't forgotten about it. I don't currently have or have access to a computer that I can continue to develop on. There is still a lot that needs to be created for ZeC. While I may not have a computer at the moment, I have still been coming up with ideas for further ZeC advancement.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
things are still rather hectic & stressful but for the next few days I have access to a laptop with minisphere on it so I can do a little more creation on ZeC.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
The zip file is too large to post in the forum.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
@DaVince The project is on hold for the time being. Things are very stressful at the moment. Real life stuff... I need to move. Been packing the apartment up and trying to find another apartment without much luck so far.

I haven't decided what to do yet. Either, put ZeC on hold for a prolonged period of time or just post the whole project here for someone else to complete.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
While the map may be posted, the actual location on either the overworld or underworld map has never been revealed; so yes, actually, it is very hidden. The location is not obvious and the player must find the entrance. Shortest dungeon in the game but also the most challenging. For the item at the end is needed to reforge the Master Sword...and the OldMan at the entrance takes most of the player's items but returns everything at the end of the level.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
Hidden dungeon level
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
Death Mountain
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
Levels...

I think I might want to do some redesign to level 8. I didn't realize it until I made the map I posted but there are a lot of water type rooms on one side of the map. I'm thinking they need to be spread out a little more.

Also, if you look around the Triforce Island level you can see that I finally created the sprites for the 2 master sword halves.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
I haven't looked at my NES game library for quite some time cause it's in a box somewhere. I know I have The Legend of Zelda, I'm pretty sure that I still own my original Zelda II as well.
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Projects / Re: Project ZeC (My Zelda-esque Clone)
The missing map of Level 6 & a Protomap of Level 8.

I agree, though I was never a huge fan of Zelda 2.

Zelda 2 was a very different game than the Legend of Zelda. Many people either like it or don't. The implementing of experience points, magic, the fact that the items found in dungeons no longer needed to equipped to use, the fact that you now had a # of lives and 1-ups could be found in the game.

However, it did set certain standards that were later implemented into a good amount of the game series afterwards, such as the magic meter and Dark/Shadow Link.

Quote from: wikipedia.com
 In August 2008, Nintendo Power listed it as the 12th best Nintendo Entertainment System video game, describing it as a radical and refreshing departure from its predecessor

Quote from: wikipedia.com
Upon its release in North America, Zelda II became one of the most popular NES games of 1988, with many retailers reporting that the game was selling out that year. The game ultimately sold 4.38 million copies worldwide, making it the fifth best selling NES game, behind the Super Mario Bros. series and the first Legend of Zelda game.

It was also very similar in style and game play to The Battle of Olympus.