The shoutbox is now a live chat. Please note the Forum Guidelinesapply here as well.Do NOT FLOOD THE CHAT. This means one person posting too many chat lines (more than 4) in a row in a short period of time.
Screen-recorded footage of our games is now a thing of the past. Now we can have recordings of any Fusion Gameworks game in full 1080p with no frameskip and no slowdown. JudgeSpear set it up so that his desktop's HDMI output is captured and recorded on his laptop, resulting in no slowdown of gameplay and no frameskip commonly attributed to screen recording software running at the same time as playing the game.
Super Mario Fusion: Revival 0.5 has now entered the beta testing phase. Since NCFC starts in only slightly more than three weeks, we need all the help we can get! So for those of you who (having been around here for a while and having an interest in SMF:R) would like to join in this endeavor, feel free to volunteer below!
But before anyone volunteers, I ought to copy-paste the do's and don'ts list.
* DO try to strain the game in an effort to find bugs. It is better these bugs are found during beta testing than when we make a public release and it is discovered that way. * DO provide detailed, clear reports of how to reproduce a bug you find. A bug report that simply says "There is a bug in World 1-5. Fix it." tells us very little about how to fix it. * DO post visual aids such as in-game screenshots (press the F9 key for a .png screenshot) and videos to make fixing bugs much easier. * DO NOT simply play the game. Being a beta tester does not entitle you to a free ride in a car that has not been released yet. Your mission is to find and report bugs to the developers so they can fix them and get the game ready for public release. * DO NOT submit the following as beta test feedback, not limited to: unnecessary nitpicking, personal opinions about game features (music, graphics, game mechanics). We will immediately reject feedback of this type. As a beta tester, your task is to find bugs by stretching the game to its limits, not attempt to tailor the game to suit your requirements. * DO NOT make suggestions for new features, new levels, new mechanics, and the like. ONLY if a bug can be fixed by introducing a new feature will such a suggestion be considered.
And I should make it clear that this is NOT simply a free pass to play the new levels and other content before everyone else. You will be needed to diligently look for things that we didn't anticipate and shouldn't exist. In addition to this, I ask that you refrain from sharing the beta with others.
In the past we've had Chatango and IRC for chatrooms. But since Skype seems to be the thing these days, we think it's time to open a Skype chat!
To join, open your Skype client and do the following: 1. Press Ctrl+N to create a new empty group. (This is so you don't pester your contacts with copypasta.) 2. Paste the following URL and hit ENTER: Sorry, only registered users can see this content. Please Login or Register. 3. Click on that URL and you will join our public chat as an applicant. Wait for a MASTER or CREATOR to give you user privileges.
(If for whatever reason that link does not work properly, we'll have to do things the hard way. Send a PM to a CREATOR, MASTER, or HELPER and give them your Skype username so you two can be contacts and he can add you to the chat!)
Your CREATOR is: * Me
Your MASTERS are: * Judge Spear * Mr. Duvall * AuraLancer * Lars Luron * Harbige12 * Other devs I suppose once they join
And currently no one is a HELPER.
Some rules and restrictions apply. For starters, all applicable forum guidelines apply there. Also, to help prevent certain unsavory types from joining, regular users may not add their friends to the group. If you're a plain ol' user and want to bring a friend, let a HELPER or above handle your request, or have them join by using the URL. It should also be noted that if you happen to get banned on the forum, chances are good that you won't be allowed on the Skype chat, especially if your ban was long-lasting.
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Unfortunately the JOINERS_BECOME_APPLICANTS option doesn't seem to be well-documented, specifically in how an applicant is authorized. When someone joins with the URL, you will get the message that "X is waiting to join," where X is the display name of that person. To allow an applicant into the chat, do the following: * Turn off
Ladies and gentlemen, it's almost time for the next Nintendo Community Fangames Convention, or NCFC for short. If you've got a fan game that's finished or in development and you want the masses to see it, now's your chance!
Well, not quite now. You'll have the opportunity to register come early September (exact date TBA), and your chance to shine will be in the first full week of November.
Also from what I hear, Kiddo is looking for people who can livestream stuff--so if anyone here is willing and able do that, that'd be great!
So in summary, assuming no changes in schedule: registration starts in September, the event proper is in November, and we need livestreamers.
While all of us on the SMF:R dev team are busy with real-life obligations, we are still putting forth the effort to get out v0.5 to the public. We expect v0.5 to enter Beta Testing phase in a few days. If anyone is interested in becoming a Beta Tester (and getting a cool blue highlight to your name), reply to this post!