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"Iconic"

As of a week or two ago, thanks to the incomparable Archeia_Nessiah Backstage II will finally be receiving a CMS upgrade worthy of the rest of the game. Work is still presumably underway, but for now, here's a mockup!


(There's an easy to spot error in this mockup, and it's not the fact that neither Nessiah nor Alice Sirafas is a playable character in Backstage 2.
Nonetheless, IMHO, looking pretty good. I practically can't wait until this is a fully implemented reality.)



Anyway, I'm so excited about this that I just spent a solid 6 straight productive hours creating icon pictures for 70% of the items that exist in Backstage II, which is to say 100% of the items that I've created and implemented so far. These are all rips from other games (the overwhelming majority are from the Silent Hill series but there's also some Resident Evil in there and a very heavily edited rip from a much newer game, Metro 2033) but getting them to look the way I wanted took a fair amount of editing and resizing and reformatting and other image manipulation minutae. I'm rather proud of the final result. Six hours well spent.





(These might be organized in the same way as 2k3 style face sets, but rest assured they are not, in fact, 2k3 face sets. I actually have them saved as individual pictures, this is just a way to show off all of them at once.)

So, there's an update for ya! A bit on the mundane end, I know, but better than nothing. Look for future updates in the future, most likely on Tuesdays.

B2 is still a little low on the download count. I partially blame the lack of screenshots. The game has been at the point (for years) where I could have been taking 100s of decent looking screenshots, I just haven't been bothered to. The next update may well accompanied by a veritable flood of screenshots. And hopefully, some more exciting stuff. Meanwhile, I'll be slowly chugging along, like a ghost tied to the physical world by unfinished business, trying to complete this age old project so that I may finally rest. : )

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InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
3677
Is the easy to spot error the "Automatic" compared to the "semi-automatic"? or is it that it says 5 rounds, when it's supposed to be 10? :o
I kinda think though that the 5 is how many rounds are currently there? maybe?

Awesome to see some updates on this!
It's a nice surprise to see every now and then when games that don't have too many updates give something out.

Looking forward to the screenshots!
I think it is hilarious that you invested six hours in compiling rips. In that amount of time you could have drawn most of them yourself.
Max McGee
My name is Legion: for we are many.
8404
author=Jude
I think it is hilarious that you invested six hours in compiling rips. In that amount of time you could have drawn most of them yourself.


If I were some kind of amazingly talented artist who specialized in speed pixelling, I guess. To be honest, the fact that it took me 6 hours to find, make minor edits on and reformat some handful of images shows you just how far away I am from that level, though.

Also could you not post on my game profile if you're just going to be a dick? Obviously the site has no mechanism for enforcing that (dickery abounds), but I'd appreciate it. Constructive criticism is one thing but no one likes to hear how their earnest game making efforts are "hilarious" to some smug jerk. : )

Hmm, guess I am a little touchy today. Sorry about that.

author=InfectionFiles
Is the easy to spot error the "Automatic" compared to the "semi-automatic"? or is it that it says 5 rounds, when it's supposed to be 10? :o
I kinda think though that the 5 is how many rounds are currently there? maybe?

Awesome to see some updates on this!
It's a nice surprise to see every now and then when games that don't have too many updates give something out.

Looking forward to the screenshots!


More updates in the future hopefully and yes, you got it in two, it's the 5/10 rounds thing.

No big deal, obviously, it's just a mockup. (Interestingly, semi-automatic firearms, especially handguns, are referred to both as automatics and as semi-automatics. It's one of several confusing/misleading things about real life guns. I could get into it in more detail, but this is not the gun channel)
Deckiller
Deckroposting since 2009
17794
Always a good thing to upgrade :D
author=Max McGee
...but this is not the gun channel)


I don't care!


"Some terms that have been, or still are, used as synonyms for semi-automatic pistol are automatic pistol, self-loading pistol, self-loader, autopistol, and autoloader."


When referring to pistols yeah, automatic is used sometimes because the reloading mechanism is driven by force (recoil energy, gas blowback etc) other than the operator's manual effort. Most double-action revolvers are technically not semi-automatic (even though are often thought to be) because the cylinder is rotated and the next round positioned by the pulling of the trigger which means that the operator provided the force required to chamber the next round for firing (IE - It wasn't automatically cycled). When pistols are legitimately fully-automatic firing they tend to be called "machine pistols".


Mwhahaha, Gun nerding.
author=Jude
I think it is hilarious that you invested six hours in compiling rips. In that amount of time you could have drawn most of them yourself.


Maybe he was taking his time? You know he could of been doing other stuff between looking/compiling rips.
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
1584
REALLY nice tools and objects there(due partly to the editing?), where'd you get them?They look remarkably real.
Max McGee
My name is Legion: for we are many.
8404
The majority are SH2 rips. And thanks. : )
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