Interesting choice of edit. I like your direction on him by getting rid of unnecessary stuffs and air-combo (it's so damn overrated among DC Chars, they aren't MvC ya know). That being said, this Nightwing is really horrible (stiff anim, lack of sprites,...) so unless you can make extra sprites for him, I'm afraid that he won't get any better. Anyway, good luck on the project.
Well lads, after ~6 years of being registered on this forum, and maybe 10 years of usage of MUGEN altogether, I have finally decided to earnestly try my hand at creation once again. I am going to be using the sprites from Mu and Mcready's Nightwing. The character I am taking the sprites from was also apparently edited by iron-angelus, Pilgrim and Mistah George. To put it bluntly this was a terrible character that was apparently leaked from ScruffyDragon eons ago and has gone through quite the ringer. The reason I'm choosing to tackle this as my first character is because this was the first character I actually remember downloading.
Now, this isn't so much an edit as it is a complete overhaul utilizing the sprites. I opted to export the sprites and rebuild the SFF and AIR manually, as well as put together an entirely new SND, apply new hitsparks, and eventually recode the whole thing from scratch. Rebuilding the SFF/AIR, while it may seem counter-intuitive, has the added bonus of:
* realigning everything * completely fixing the horrible CLSNs * removing or tweaking some of the unnecessary special moves and supers
I mean needless to say, his current gameplay, code, CLSNS, etc... are not good lol.
For the CLSN's, I am going the route I went with my long dead Holy Ken fix (RIP) and basing everything off the Street Fighter alpha series, and to do that I am running the lua hitbox viewer on FBA-rr as so, and doing my best to approximate some hitboxes:
Note that some of the Alpha 2 stuff at the very least is very wonky so I also plan to use some Marvel 1 boxes for the basics and specials, cause some of those seem better and a bit more in spirit with the versus roots of the character. Now that I've finished adding all the gethits and whatnot, I've started building the character in earnest. Here's the CLSNs for the idle animation to show you the marked improvement from what I'm working with, and will update the thread with more as I go, since this is the first step and I'm focusing on just this right now:
As for the SND, I'm thinking of using sfx from the CPS2 Marvel games. (Maybe the alpha series would work better?)
Now I am not a coder, so this will be my first attempt really delving into something like this. So I cannot expect any sort of source accuracy my first try around, BUT... I would like to make it somewhat faithful to either SFA. I am leaning towards SFA over MVC because I don't like air combos. This is a question for further down the road after I finish building the necessary files first. But I think I can save myself some grief just keeping it more alpha-based. However it'll still be more of a custom type deal. Cause I'm gonna be learning to code, so I'll be feeling around multiple systems and trying to make something work. THAT SAID, if there's source accurate SFA/2/3 characters you know of send them my way cause I'd like to at least emulate some of the velocities, hit/blockstun, etc. Also, sadly, this lad has no throw sprite that I know of so he won't have a throw.
I'm using a variety of sources for tutorials, inspiration, etc. I will compile a list of people to credit soon. What I could use from the community right now is guidance and patience, cause this will be my first character. And people willing to rigorously tear it apart for feedback when it reaches the testing stage.
Hope to see this completed by next year. Thanks for reading
Re: Does this thing exist?/who is the author?/etc. thread.
I'm looking for *source accurate* sfa/z (1,2 and 3) characters. Or at least as close to source accurate as has been released. Can anyone point me towards them? Thanks.
Ehnyd, M.M.R. and Adamskie. These are the Nicknames you're looking for. You can also look at N-Mario's Chars, but they tend to be in one way or another custom. His closest to course chars are Charlie, SFA Ryu, SFA3 Boxer, and Dictator. All the other SFA Chars of his have custom moves.