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    Default BoTTleD - tower defense demo

    I felt like tower defending, and what do you know, there were none on Gen

    This level is fairly easy, can you beat it? No proper end condition yet, the enemies just stop as there's only one level.



    https://a.pomf.cat/uauxns.gz

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    I'd reupload that as a ZIP since I don't think many people can open GZ files (I can since I'm on Linux, but I don't think many people on Windows are using something that can open it).

    To those on Windows who want to open that file: get 7zip (・<・)


    EDIT: I think I won the game because it just stopped sending enemies



    Also putting a cannon at the beginning makes the rest of it a breeze. That thing alone can easily cope with several of the initial waves.
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    what an awesome homebrew out of nowhere? Also why almost 32 MEGA POWER ? Is it because of Shakira?
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    Most emulators support gz-compressed ROMs straight up, without needing to unpack. And yeah, the cannon is totally overpowered right now.

    The music takes almost 3mb yeah. These instrumental versions could be done via FM too, but none of the midi converters work, and I CBA to manually put them in via a tracker.

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    Gens and Fusion just crash on Windows 10 for me :/. I should play this on my Everdrive later.
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    Awesome!

    I've always wondered how well a tower defense would work the the Genesis. I imagine you would hit the sprite limit after a while though, and not be able to have masses of enemies and projectiles at once like with a lot of tower defense games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roce View Post
    Most emulators support gz-compressed ROMs straight up, without needing to unpack.
    Just checked. Fusion can't open it, Regen outright crashed. Sure you aren't thinking on ZIP? =P

    Quote Originally Posted by Zebbe View Post
    Gens and Fusion just crash on Windows 10 for me :/. I should play this on my Everdrive later.
    Install 32-bit DirectX manually. It isn't installed by default anymore on 64-bit Windows (hasn't been since 8).

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    Oh my god. This is so great. I always want to have a tower defense game on my favorit sega console. And now here is a great demo of such a game. I hope you can finish this to a full game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sik View Post
    Install 32-bit DirectX manually. It isn't installed by default anymore on 64-bit Windows (hasn't been since 8).
    Thanks for the tip! Do you happen to know a good site with downloads? I can't seem to find anything compatible with Win 10 (only 8 and 7) and the one I found didn't work at all :/.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebbe View Post
    Thanks for the tip! Do you happen to know a good site with downloads? I can't seem to find anything compatible with Win 10 (only 8 and 7) and the one I found didn't work at all :/.
    There's this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...ils.aspx?id=35

    I'm not sure if that works, I've been in Linux-land since 2010 =P Probably an easier way is to install a 32-bit game that installs DirectX (the problem with emulators is that they assume it's already there). If that doesn't solve it, then no idea. Old unmaintained software that isn't kept up to date to prevent breaking in newer systems is a pain in the ass =/

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    Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 are pure raw unfiltered cancer. I really don't know why anyone in the world would accept to install that shit.
    I'm using Windows 7 and laughing at people in the office for years already.

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    Nice job on the demo!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zebbe View Post
    Gens and Fusion just crash on Windows 10 for me :/. I should play this on my Everdrive later.
    BlastEm runs fine on Windows 10 and also runs this little demo fine

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    there are runtime add-ons on ryanvm's site but any 32-bit directx pack will do (even XPs). it is the same for all those systems. 8.1 is the fastest OS in ages. 10 is not that bad at all once you trim it.

    Anyway is this a port or a straight homebrew? How are we on the slowdown side? I didn't had the time to test it much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sik View Post
    Just checked. Fusion can't open it, Regen outright crashed. Sure you aren't thinking on ZIP? =P
    I'm sure. But I'm also in Linuxland, perhaps it's the convention in Linux emulators. Most NES and GB/GBA emulators I've used support it too.

    Quote Originally Posted by chilled
    Anyway is this a port or a straight homebrew? How are we on the slowdown side? I didn't had the time to test it much.
    It's fully original, but I admit I've played more than a bit of Bloons TD.

    There is no slowdown with normal amounts of units and towers, but it does drop to 30fps in really heavy situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roce View Post
    I'm sure. But I'm also in Linuxland, perhaps it's the convention in Linux emulators. Most NES and GB/GBA emulators I've used support it too.
    The Linux version of Fusion can't open it either, and BlastEm outright doesn't support compressed archives yet.

    ...it seems that mednafen is the one that can handle it. Huh.


    By the way, ever thought of implementing the speed setting like in Defender Quest? When I was playing the demo I found myself cranking it up while I had to wait while slowing down (or freezing) when I had to do lots of commands at once. Note that it also lets you immediately toggle between running and frozen with a button press.

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