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Arno
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: RTA Dash games Reply with quote

Rory Agsten recently sent me his new BD creations: the RTA Dash games!

I think these games are very well designed and not too hard to complete! Thanx Rory, great work! Very Happy

Since the games have no definate place on the internet yet, I decided to put them online...

[Last update: 16-03-2008] Download the RTA Dash files below:
- RTA Dash 1
- RTA Dash 2
- RTA Dash 3
- RTA Dash 4
- RTA Dash 5
- RTA Dash 6
- RTA Dash 7

All zipfiles together inlcude:
- The games RTA Dash 1...7
- Solution videos of RTAD 1...7 (use the indicated versions of WinVice)
- Hint sheets for RTAD 1...7 (Word rtf file)
- Credits files for RTAD 1...7 (Word rtf file)



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, it's me, the creator of whom we speak.

Thank you very much for posting my games here!

I signed up under my more general email (where most of the junk mail is sent) because some browsers and URL's seem to have trouble with email adresses containing spaces in them.

Anyway,soon enough, I will send you my finished hint sheets (like in the original manuals), which I started a long time ago, along with an updated credit file, and possibly some videos.

I think that this forum could get more publicity. Maybe a link front and center on the home page, because the one on the left scrollbar is kind of small, and people with a 800x600 resolution have to scroll down to see it, and therefore may never know about it.

Anyway, back to the original topic. Can you guess which cave my avatar was taken from?
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RTADash wrote:
I think that this forum could get more publicity. Maybe a link front and center on the home page, because the one on the left scrollbar is kind of small, and people with a 800x600 resolution have to scroll down to see it, and therefore may never know about it.

Anyway, back to the original topic. Can you guess which cave my avatar was taken from?


Hi, RTADash, welcome to the board! Very Happy

Maybe a bigger link would attract more visitors, and members indeed! I'll see what to do to improve that. Concerning your avatar, I cannot say immediately which cave it was taken from... Embarassed But my guess would be one from RTADash 4, because of the colours Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RTAD4 is the right game, and the colors are certainly distinctive.
Here's a hint:
It's after the white and brown cave, but before the orange and cyan cave. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay it's RTAD4 - Cave N (17)!

Keep an eye out for the (possibly) final RTA Dash.

RTAD5 will hopefully be added to the collection by the end of June (or sooner Smile )

BTW, as of now, I have the same number of posts as you, Arno. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RTADash wrote:
RTAD5 will hopefully be added to the collection by the end of June (or sooner Smile )


Very good news! Very Happy

RTADash wrote:
BTW, as of now, I have the same number of posts as you, Arno. Cool


It's good going, this forum! Wink I think I'll need to post some more Tutorials soon. Well, for the future I'm hoping that the members will actually post more than I do. [Edit] Not spam, of course! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My hint sheets are nearly done and I'll send them by email. (I'll send the RTAD5 one seperately when I finish that game)

I'm having trouble recording a good video for any of the games. It not a software or hardware problem. The problem is myself Crying or Very sad ; I either get distracted or am made nervous (don't know why) by the fact that I'm recording a video. Because of this I usually make stupid mistakes and experience multiple deaths.

Do you want to take a shot at making some videos? I'm pretty much hopeless in terms of my own recording skill...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RTADash wrote:
I'm having trouble recording a good video for any of the games. It not a software or hardware problem. The problem is myself Crying or Very sad ; I either get distracted or am made nervous (don't know why) by the fact that I'm recording a video. Because of this I usually make stupid mistakes and experience multiple deaths.

Do you want to take a shot at making some videos? I'm pretty much hopeless in terms of my own recording skill...


Hmmmm, unfortunately for me recording BD videos can be really time consuming. In particular when you are a perfectionist, like me Laughing )
The videos of BD1 and BD2 took multiple evenings to create them.

But I do have some tips that would possibly help, if you really want to make videos of your RTA Dashes:
- Emulator speed. You can reduce the speed of VICE to, for instance, 50% when playing. If you watch your recording, the speed will be the normal 100%. This feature has been very helpful for me to play more relaxed and avoid making mistakes every time.
- Milestones. You can set a recording milestone even while playing a cave. All what's needed is a VERY short moment that Rockford is standing still. It can be so short that watchers of your video wouldn't notice that there was actually a recording milestone.
- Practice. You can practice a cave a few times first, and return to your last milestone each time. After some practice, when you have that (part of the) cave "in your fingers", you can make the final recording, and try it until you're completely satisfied about the performance.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arno wrote:
- Milestones. You can set a recording milestone even while playing a cave. All what's needed is a VERY short moment that Rockford is standing still. It can be so short that watchers of your video wouldn't notice that there was actually a recording milestone.


Good Point! I'll just make a milestone at the start of each cave and it will be no problem!

I'm ready to do this! Sunsmiley

BTW, my videos won't be so spectacular, but I'm just going for completion, as of now. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RTADash wrote:

I'm ready to do this! Sunsmiley

BTW, my videos won't be so spectacular, but I'm just going for completion, as of now. Smile


Well, the package is updated today and the video's are included. Keep up the good work, RTADash! Thumbsup

Included is also the hint sheet. Also RTA Dash 1 is updated and the credits file.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RTAD5 is out! I think it's the best RTADash ever!! Multi

The package is updated. Now I go playing... thanx RTA, great work!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arno wrote:
RTAD5 is out! I think it's the best RTADash ever!! Multi


Thank you very much!!! Very Happy Very Happy

I was a little worried at first because I changed my style a little bit, but I guess I made a good descision.

As a little "designers recap", I'll list my 4 favorite caves and favorite intermission from each game (to complement Arno's list).

RTAD 1 - H, J, L, P, int1
RTAD 2 - E, H, I, N, int4
RTAD 3 - D, J, K, L, int3
RTAD 4 - C, K, M, N, int1
RTAD 5 - D, K, L, P, int3

So, now I'll take my leave (just from desigining, not from the forum! Smile ) and I might be back with a 6th, but I don't know, as of now. As the title screen says, I think RTAD5 is a good apotheosis for now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the last one?

You can't just... stop, you know! Wink

Keep making the games or the puppy gets it!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a puppy, but you can borrow my neighbor's dogs! Laughing

I might eventually come back and make a RTAD6 if the right inspiration hits me, but for now I've felt the need to take a break to work on something else.

If you're interested, I'm currently arranging a bunch of melodic etudes for solo tuba (but I can transpose them easily for any other instrument). In addition to that I'm working on a variety of pieces for clarinet/piano or tuba/piano.

I'm also putting the finishing touches on my City building, defending, and conquest career for the Roman city building simulation "Caesar III"

BTW, I know most of this post has been off topic, but I want I mention that my tuba has been sitting by the front door lately so it can make a run for it when I approach! Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arno wrote:
The package is updated.


I updated the site as well. The BDCFF and maps of RTAD5 are online now!
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