I'm looking for DBAF Mugen (Read 7021 times)

Started by Jay_, April 29, 2018, 03:38:45 PM
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I'm looking for DBAF Mugen
#1  April 29, 2018, 03:38:45 PM
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Sorry if this is the wrong section but this is kind of a unique request.

I don’t know if any of you guys remember, but many years ago there was a Dragon Ball AF Mugen project in development by an italian team. Sadly, it never came to a definitive release but, as far as I know, there were three playable demos (1.0 to 3.0).

If the name doesn’t ring a bell (and it probably won’t since there are probably six millions “AF Mugen” around) here are some screenshots and videos of the one I’m talking about:
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I was a team member around the time beta 3.0 was being made, even though my contributions were quite limited (I simply did part of the stages and various graphic assets for the screenpack), but I recall following the project in his forum as early as 2007.

Recently, in a fit of nostalgia, I tried looking for this game in my old hard drives but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I then tried looking online, even going back to the old forum dedicated to the project, but, as I was expecting, every download link that I found was dead. I even tried to contact some of the staff member I remained friends with (including the coder, whose nickname was "Squall" or "Zack/Lion" at the time), but no one could help me. Yesterday, after a long research, I’ve managed to find and download the very primitive first release of the project, but I still don’t know where to find the more recent ones. They are most likely lost forever, which is a shame.

I don’t know if the game was any good or not, and part of the curiosity is to find out how it stands the test of time, but I think it was a valiant effort by the italian community, and I feel pretty attached to it since it was one of the very first projects I took part of.

I’d be very glad to find out at least the 3.0 version. Can any of you guys help me out?
Re: I'm looking for DBAF Mugen
#2  April 29, 2018, 04:19:37 PM
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You won't find the 3.0 version anywhere. I had it once but because it had some viruses (I'm not really sure about this but there was a reason) I had to delete it from my computer.

So yeah, that's lost. Purtroppo è così!

I asked someone who worked on the project and I got some stuff from him. He also gave me permission to release it to the public so here we go!

PLANT (original villain)
JUNIOR (with new sprites)

And the spritesheets

Re: I'm looking for DBAF Mugen
#3  April 29, 2018, 04:45:31 PM
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Aw, that's really sad! :( But well, at least we still got the characters :) Even if I don't have the game anymore, I should still have all the graphic assets that I made back then. If I have time and pacience, perhaps I can try to rebuild what I can from scratch? Anyway, grazie di cuore!
Re: I'm looking for DBAF Mugen
#4  April 29, 2018, 04:55:45 PM
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Re: I'm looking for DBAF Mugen
#5  April 29, 2018, 05:14:52 PM
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Thank you!

Well, it's really old stuff so I'm not very proud of it :'D Besides, quite a bit of the work was made putting together various resources ripped from various games.
By the way, both stages in those videos are made by me. To give you an insight, I think that the ground in the "hell" stage is ripped straight from a battle background of rpg maker 2003. The other stage, which I recall represented the other world tournament, was mostly original, except for part of the tribunes, which were ripped from a stage in Jump Ultimate Stars for Nds. Also, I think I have more unreleased stages and screenpack for what was meant to be the final release, "Dragon Ball Rebirth" (We dropped the AF moniker at some point). I'll consider releasing it for those who are curious, even if I surely can do much better now! :)

I continued making pixel art (and art in general), even if I don't work with mugen anymore ;) I'll see what I can show!
Re: I'm looking for DBAF Mugen
#6  April 21, 2021, 11:34:41 PM
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Well i have good news for you! I manage to find the game with no virus. I was looking for it too and after a while i manage to get it. This is the link:
I also have the beta version and 2.0 version but this one it's the exact one you were looking for. If there's a problem with the link i can upload it to mediafire
Re: I'm looking for DBAF Mugen
#7  April 22, 2021, 09:48:20 PM
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