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Re: Show us cool stuff you just bought!

 October 29, 2014, 03:04:47 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Show us cool stuff you just bought! (Started by Vans November 21, 2011, 06:01:10 am
 Board: All That's Left

Because really, we all need for live action Sega ninjas in our lives. Auction said used, but the wrap on the unopened package may very well have been the original as it still had a Japanese UPC code attached to it.

Re: [Theme Thread] CVS Sprite thread

 October 23, 2014, 10:05:03 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in [Theme Thread] CVS Sprite thread (Started by Hoshi April 21, 2010, 09:51:37 pm
 Board: Graphics

Addressing the upper torso only, it's actually still got a few kinks that need to be worked out; pectoral muscles do not line up with shoulder positioning and shading makes them and abdominal area visually flat. Indentations indicating where clavicles are do not appear to be drawn in this frame, which would help line things up a bit with pectoral muscles. Artist's left shoulder is outright missing, as it would still be visible with the implied foreshortening. Hand positions and face don't match with image being referenced. <- Made an edit with most of the above things having been touched up in some way. Shading will need to likely be fixed to better match sprites, but hopefully still helps a bit.

Re: [Theme Thread] SNK/KOF Sprite thread

 October 21, 2014, 09:05:08 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in [Theme Thread] SNK/KOF Sprite thread (Started by Hoshi April 21, 2010, 09:53:18 pm
 Board: Graphics

I believe that would be because that frame is not his, but an edit by TDS made years ago for reference.

Re: Show us cool stuff you just bought!

 October 15, 2014, 01:47:38 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Show us cool stuff you just bought! (Started by Vans November 21, 2011, 06:01:10 am
 Board: All That's Left

As a Mega Crap-lectionist I bet you have Megaman X7 boxed and sealed.
No, because at least MM Soccer has the slight excuse of being rushed out for being half-baked; what sort of excuse does X7 have?

Most of my retro collections are cart based games, although Saturn games have recently been added to the mix. Currently waiting for a few mail parcels now for some interesting picks.

Re: Show us cool stuff you just bought!

 October 15, 2014, 01:04:17 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Show us cool stuff you just bought! (Started by Vans November 21, 2011, 06:01:10 am
 Board: All That's Left

My boxed copy of Mega Man Soccer is offended by your statement.

A boxed copy obtained for cheap because seriously, it's Mega Man Soccer. Not a huge demand.

Re: Show us cool stuff you just bought!

 October 15, 2014, 12:53:29 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Show us cool stuff you just bought! (Started by Vans November 21, 2011, 06:01:10 am
 Board: All That's Left

Renzo: As someone who owns Rockboard, you're not missing much. Hah.

Re: Ask Iced

 October 05, 2014, 12:47:06 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

Tying up loose ends before getting to Cat-themed Miscreant questions:

I couldn't come up with any clever ninja-related questions for Rolento, and this is totally not an excuse for being too late, so in that case, what is your explanation to the contradiction as to why the best ninja are the most flashy or brightly colored?

Because to get away with being so flashy and clearly visible, they have to be good. Why else do you think most ninjas that appear in games rarely actually use any degree of stealth or camouflage? In addition to the obvious gameplay related reasons, it's to advertise their supreme level of skill.

As for the Andore clan, I personally assume a degree of cloning is involved. Rather than stormtroopers or super soldiers though, we got German wrestlers. Go figure.

As for the questions for Iced:
- Did you by any chance keep a copy of D: ? I forgot to before Messenger closed down, and I miss that smiley.
- Why is it every time you start a conversation, this theme starts playing in the background?

- Favorite Godzilla film? Additionally, have you seen the newest one?

Re: Persona 4 Arena: P-1 Climax

 October 03, 2014, 03:10:28 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Persona 4 Arena: P-1 Climax (Started by Pusha 2 September 26, 2013, 10:36:22 am
 Board: Fighting Games

Took some time, but no issues installing. Perhaps specific disk based issues?

Re: Who was the very first mugen creator to release a character to the community?

 October 02, 2014, 10:04:52 pm View in topic context

Coding not particular scary, just involved a bit more referencing if anything. Also recall things like MCM being around fairly early for sff stuff, would not be till some time later that it got clsn related functions although anyone who tried that version knew how wonky that tended to be.

Re: Ask Caddie

 October 02, 2014, 05:14:52 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

As the number of questions has dried up and this is my last day anyway, the time has come to pick the next person for the thread... someone who has much to answer for...

Or I can pick Caddie. That works too... how does the Notify User thing work in this blasted format? .\/.

Re: Ask Rolento

 October 02, 2014, 03:32:17 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

What ever was of the plans to revive Mad Gear? Are you still offering Dental Plan for all new recruits? Why should I join the Mad Gear gang, and not other gangs?

Mayor Haggar happened, on multiple occasions. I think he just wanders the Earth, piledriving people at this point and to the misfortune of any gangs he happens to come across. Funding just ran dry after a certain point, so things are postponed until a new source of revenue can be figured out. Sadly, repeated Kickstarter attempts all got taken down too. In hindsight, the matching costumes and general color schemes may have been our downfall in terms of how Haggar kept finding us. Huh.


Re: Ask Rolento

 October 02, 2014, 02:12:58 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

Good company, good food and drink, and some degree of personal security in the long run. Also, revenge. Lots and lots of revenge.

Re: Ask Rolento

 October 02, 2014, 12:52:05 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

Regarding Winmugen, was specifically referring to how the RouHei Winmugen leak ended up going public and not why the build stopped being worked on as a whole. I cannot even remember all the specifics at this point.

And what is your opinion on Lord Raptor's party shark, and should he have it as an assist?
The shark seems alright, but hard pressed to suggest as a reference as I don't think many would even remember this tv series. Was it even shown outside of North America?

If you were to make someone from Shaq Fu look good, who would it be?
I can only vaguely remember a mummy design of some sort aside from Shaq himself. Don't have a good answer for this.

Re: Ask Rolento

 October 01, 2014, 11:45:15 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

- Is the Suave Dude project stopped/on hold? I read somewhere walt commissioned you to do those frames, but nothing else.
The initial Suave Dude frames were indeed commissioned; the initial bit was for sufficient frames for a punching bag, but I do intend to continue it myself. I've just been preoccupied by some other things for the past while.

- Do you have an original project in mind regarding sprites and/or codes (like creating original character for your own story)?
If you mean using Mugen as an engine, then not at this moment. Regarding somewhere else, I cannot answer that at this time; let's say the equivalent of an Non Disclosure Agreement applies here.

- If yes, is it something involving ninjas? :P
See previous answer. Sorry, really cannot say anything.

- Are you going to update your SFIV KFM? I'm seeing a lot of good animations in your dA gallery.
Those animations are open-source, but in case you were not aware, I wasn't the only one who made a SF4KFM; Kamekaze actually took that build and made a number of coding and gameplay style fixes, which made his take the more definitive version.

- How many languages can you speak? Which ones?
My primary language at this point is English. I used to be able to speak Spanish while I was younger, but I half-jokingly say if anyone asks that because of ESL classes back around when my family moved here, I picked up English so well that I basically forgot how to speak my original language. Still can understand most of it, but my own pronunciation is horrid.

- Who are your favourite spriters?
Kiwi's high on the list even though he doesn't seem to visibly do much anymore, Judas and Diepod do a lot of fun stuff still, Felo can do some nice stuff, Li Kun's sprites went to use with Morrigan although I can't make heads or tails as to where the final version of her sprites went around here...

-Why is everyone asking shitty questions unrelated to you?
In some cases, I figure just because they probably don't know much about who I am since I can't say I've been overly present in more recent times. In some others like Titiln, it's probably because I've known the person to some degree for such a long time it's hard to think of a more relevant question they don't already know the answer to. Hah.

-I don't know why, but I remember you from the old Dev Days as one really ruthless admin, having no mercy with people making mistakes. Do you think that still stands today? You think you became softer with the passing years? (of course not the admin part, you are not an admin anymore)
The short answer is I've probably mellowed out a lot since back then. Also, odds are a lot of the more ruthless things mentioned are probably just attributed to me rather than things I actually did myself. I was probably the most visible administrator at the time, which didn't help matters.

Did you see pictures of Jennifer Lawrence's roast beef lips?
I actually just had to look up who that was on Google. I believe that should answer your question. I suppose this sort of thing seems appropriate considering that one of the questions just before this one asked why all the crappy questions! Begs a good question though in return; just what was going through the mind of the person who first made this comparison between genitalia and foodstuff? Was this from the mind of someone who was hungry both figuratively and literally? Perhaps.

What's the best DIY way to get dents out of the hood of my car?
Not my area of expertise, but I'd have to assume trying to hammer it back out using a series of lighter strikes and a hammer/mallet that has a rounded face to it as to not put hard edges onto the surface you want to fix. If you could have something on the other side that had a surface to brace against, might help I suppose.

Would u punch your mother as hard as you can in the face for $1000?
No out of principle for one, and second that's not even a lot of money.

Metal Gear?!

I did find some psd files related to it the other day. The anti aliasing and gradients the person used on this thing hurts my soul.

Re: Ask Rolento

 October 01, 2014, 09:27:46 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

Why you gotta be tugging on people's eyebrows like that? That would be painful, sir!

There's also an age gap to consider, but at least at this time based on photos I had to look up as quite frankly I can't say I knew who either were off the top of my head, it appears that Connelly's brows have aged better at this point in time while Shields' have thinned out a bit over the years around the edges.

Re: Ask Rolento

 October 01, 2014, 05:24:43 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

Now that you mention it, I wonder if that Worbla stuff would be used as a lighter weight alternative material to handle some of the larger aspects of the costume. The shoulder pads on the original were absolutely huge and in the board I was using at the time added a significant amount of weight. If that's the case, maybe I could even use it to some degree for the Soul Calibur IV era Soul Edge I still have the drawn out blueprints for...

Re: Ask Rolento

 October 01, 2014, 04:00:10 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

explain the origin of this ninja gimmick?
The original story is that the first suit was made as part of a really elaborate birthday gift presentation; a few of us got together to get a mutual friend a gift which included a ps3, a copy of the first Twilight film on Blu Ray as a gag, and a copy of MK9. Her birthday fell on the weekend of a fairly large local convention which we all attended, so I thought it would be funny to appear as a classic MK ninja, and I found fabric appropriate to Reptile's costume first. Come the actual day of her birthday, she's greeted on site by Reptile, who hands over a decorative gift box that has what looks to be the Twilight film. Laughs it off as she has no blu ray player... point her to look deeper, where she finds out the box has a false bottom; MK9 appears. Now she thinks I'm really pulling her leg, as she still doesn't have a ps3 either... to point out there's yet another false bottom with a note saying to watch a video.

In the foreground of the video is her brother giving a birthday message around their apartment building. In the background, a ninja dropping off the ps3 in plain sight. Only then did she realize I had been effectively pulling a fast one on her for at least a whole month, getting all the information I needed to make the whole plan work and even getting her family involved. Good times. After that, I sort of decided to try and finish the rest of the ninja color set for costume stuff for fun, and it ballooned to what I have now.

Is it true that ninjas can't catch you if you're on fire?
It's not so much that we can't catch you as we don't find it necessary; funny thing is that most things cannot survive being on fire for extended periods of time. Why bother wasting the effort either trying to grab an idiot on fire or douse them to avoid burns when you can just wait and let them die by burning? Save the fire retarding stuff for when you are on fire yourself. Using ninja gear willy nilly will only result in tragedy like fire tornadoes, sharknados, and WWE film productions.

Re: Ask Rolento

 October 01, 2014, 01:17:12 am View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

What, you didn't see that every 3rd word in the last response was actually ninja? Remember, it's not the ninjas you can see that should worry you, it's the other ninjas they are distracting you from that should terrify you.

Re: Ask Rolento

 September 30, 2014, 11:06:56 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

What are some important things to remember when spriting
Well, the Coles Note version of that based on my opinion right now is as follows:
  • You want to make sure you figure out your scaling, style and color usage from the start. The more you have to go back and change things, the less likely you'll see things to their conclusion.
  • Make sure you have some way to look back and see the progress you are making with your work. It's actually pretty hard to keep motivated when you have hundreds of frames to work on, so having some positive feedback to keep pushing you forward is needed.
  • If you can compare the work you are about to do to something that already exists, do so! You'd don't always need to reinvent the wheel with every animation you do!
  • A cluster of 2-4 pink pixels does not a nipple make... I don't care if I wrote that on my website already, it still applies!

In your opinion, how are ninjas capable of throwing fireballs?
Without going into too much detail as that would void the NDA that ninjas have to abide by, there may or may not be a greater realm of power that ninjas and a few other beings have learned how to tap into. The only exception I think I can safely get away with naming is Terry Crews; you think the Old Spice commercials are edited in post production? No, that stuff was live. There's no other way to explain the many twists and turns of his career and just how talented the guy really is otherwise.

Who was the best Mario: Lou Albano, Walker Boone, Bob Hoskins, Charles Martinet, or Ron J-hahaha nope?
Charles Martinet, no contest. He's also the best Luigi, even if that Luigi has difficulty identifying if an animal is or is not a cow and cannot say the word Banana.

Wonder Woman is at the front door. Batgirl is at the back door. Which door do you go to?
If they are there to stop a nefarious plot I am attempting to enact, I'll take my chances with Batgirl. Better chance of surviving, not to mention winning.

If you and James Rolfe collaborated on a video together, what game would you play?
Are we talking Rolfe as himself or the Nerd? Rolfe is a fairly interesting fellow and seems like he would be good to work with, but I honestly don't think there'd be much to work with regarding the Nerd persona at this point, which honestly started to feel forced for some time now although the juggling between episodes and where the movie was starting may have had something to do with that. As for a game, it would likely be something in the classic Shinobi family of titles, before the ps2 games. Joe Musashi is a must.

Troll Billy will never stop being a thing. It technically belonged on the list of things I plan on seeing to completion no matter what, but I didn't want to mention it aloud as I don't recall if you ever publicly mentioned I was the person working on sprites for it.

Re: Ask Rolento

 September 30, 2014, 10:37:58 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Rolento  in Ask Person Man (Started by Bastard Walt March 13, 2013, 05:40:48 pm
 Board: All That's Left

Just got back from both work and a mail run, so let's pick up where I left off:

Sid, Billy, Poison or Roxy?
Sid and Billy are nonentities. Go uncensored originals!

Favorite Final Fight stage/level?
From the first game, the factory/elevator platform stage. This answer should surprise no one.

What was the funniest episode/moment in mugen history?
I have trouble recalling anything in particular, but I recall some of the stuff around the ezboard days being at least somewhat worth a laugh.

Which character would you consider the best overall mugen creation and why?
The best in terms of all characters made as a whole, or within my own personal stuff? If the former, I cannot even begin to think of an answer for that as there is just so much stuff I haven't had the chance to try out yet. I actually barely use the engine myself these days outside of specific projects of my own for testing, some beta testing when someone asks for it and SF2NES related work.

Have you ever meet anyone else from the mugen community? If so, who was he/she? If not, who would you like to meet someday?
In terms of people I've met, the one user I hang out with in person the most is Shockdingo, as it turned out I actually went to university with his sister. The funny story about that is that we had spoken briefly before that, but neither knew the other person had an account here until I vaguely mentioned a plan involving delivering a birthday gift while dressed up as Reptile (the gift included a copy of MK9 for reference) that he realized the plan sounded exactly like I had described over the phone with him earlier and we put the two and two together. Any time where I'm doing some event based work and have a cameraman present, it's actually him joining me for the ride. I've also met Mr. I in person, as it turned out we both frequented one of the retro gaming shops in the GTA core.

As for people I'd like to meet, there's actually been several failed attempts over the years for Beatrice to come up to Canada during one of the various convention events around here due to work reasons for one. It would also be swell if I could eventually run into you and Walter at some point, I still have to carry out a promise to set Caddie on fire, I'd be interested in finding out if [e] and Iced are really as insane as they sound most of the time, I've now got to track down Vans and kill him for his Framemeister, and in addition to getting a long overdue package his way, JZ and I have an understanding that should something befall him I get dibs on his skull to chrome plate the thing and make it into a shoulder pad befitting a post-apocalypse. This is just the list of people I can think of off the top of my head right now.