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Message started by arevn on 16.02.2007 at 07:00:15

Title: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 16.02.2007 at 07:00:15
I'm about a third of the way through my next mansion, tentatively called 'This Old Mansion.' It's larger than 'Arevn's Mansion', but has about the same level of difficulty. I know that some of my graphics have probably been inspired by other mansions, but I've played so many that I can't remember if this is the case, or who inspired me. If I've stepped on any toes, please let me know!

I'm including a preview to whet your appetite.

Cheers,

Arevn

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Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 16.02.2007 at 07:44:59
Nice fireplace! You should put candles under it and only let the flame show and cover the rest with layer 6! Then it would look like a real fire instead of just lava! Oh, and it looks better when you put the end of the pole on.  ;)

Looks fascinating.  :)

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 16.02.2007 at 10:17:58

Anthony wrote on 16.02.2007 at 07:44:59:
Nice fireplace! You should put candles under it and only let the flame show and cover the rest with layer 6! Then it would look like a real fire instead of just lava! Oh, and it looks better when you put the end of the pole on.  ;)

Looks fascinating.  :)


Well, erm, *blush*, I remembered that someone had used candles to make a fireplace at some point (you, I imagine now ;)) and I didn't want to 'plagiarize', so I came up with something more... sadistic. It's not so much a fireplace as it is an oven. The owner of this mansion is a bit of a monster, as I've surmised from the number of skeletons lying around this place....  Bwa ha ha.  ::)

The pole is fixed.  :-[

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 16.02.2007 at 19:41:45

arevn wrote on 16.02.2007 at 10:17:58:
Well, erm, *blush*, I remembered that someone had used candles to make a fireplace at some point (you, I imagine now ;)) and I didn't want to 'plagiarize', so I came up with something more... sadistic. It's not so much a fireplace as it is an oven. The owner of this mansion is a bit of a monster, as I've surmised from the number of skeletons lying around this place.... Bwa ha ha. ::)

The pole is fixed. :-[Arevn


Yes I did do that in that Jack Christmas thingy... But I think I got it from someplace els... maybe from one of the inclued mansions?
Anyways... I reconize when you jump of the zapper beam on girders... I think it was from a room in Volcanis when you were going up or >> in the first part! But who cares, I just did it instead of lava to add that eye ball to make it harder.

And... that bed... its from the House inclued mansion, right?  ;)

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Semi-Native on 16.02.2007 at 19:48:19
arevn, don't worry about using other people's ideas. All artists get inspired at least partially by others' works. It's not like you're copying big chunks of somebody else's mansion.

Your new one looks great.

[smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 16.02.2007 at 22:16:49

Anthony wrote on 16.02.2007 at 19:41:45:
Yes I did do that in that Jack Christmas thingy... But I think I got it from someplace els... maybe from one of the inclued mansions?
Anyways... I reconize when you jump of the zapper beam on girders... I think it was from a room in Volcanis when you were going up or >> in the first part! But who cares, I just did it instead of lava to add that eye ball to make it harder.
And... that bed... its from the House inclued mansion, right?  ;)


Someone else did the zapper beam girder thing? Ooookay.  Back to the drawing board.  :( As for the bed, it's not a bed, it's a lounge chair.  :-/

Maybe this mansion wasn't such a good idea after all. While I think it's almost impossible to not get inspiration from somewhere, if there's so much in just one room that raises eyebrows, then I probably shouldn't proceed.

Thank you for your valuable comments.

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 16.02.2007 at 22:31:28
No no no! I like this mansion! Looks good! Don't pack it up and into the trash! So what if you use other people's ideas, but who cares! Sooner or later, there will be no more ideas to use so you'll have to copy someone els' ideas!  ;) Hopefully that day won't come anytime soon. I don't think it will with the expanion coming out with more features.

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by brell on 16.02.2007 at 22:32:42
Arevn, read again what Semi-Native said and then please proceed!

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 16.02.2007 at 22:36:58
Basicly what I said was the same as what Semi-Native said. Anyways... one things that you must do: Don't stop making mansion because you think you're a copy-cat! Well, everyone is if you do a little research! ;)

P.S. Hey, what do you know. This post seems to be my 203rd post! Past 200! Yay!  :)

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by ryos on 16.02.2007 at 23:21:10
"All artists borrow; real artists steal."  --Pablo Picasso. ;D

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 16.02.2007 at 23:49:02
I am going forth. Done too much and its too pretty to give up.  ;)

Here's another preview. This is the room that should give the player a pretty good idea that there's something wrong with the owner of the house....

Arevn
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Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 17.02.2007 at 02:25:08
Well, 'This Old Mansion' has been sent to an administrator. We'll see soon enough if its ready for release.  ;)

Thank you to all who commented.

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by brell on 18.02.2007 at 00:30:12
This Old Mansion is now ready for download.

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 18.02.2007 at 00:44:10
This Old Mansion is beaten.
Also, found a JS! Room 898. If you don't get the purple and red keys and go ahead up to the top level, you can't get back down!!! Fix this and send to a admin. Only found 3 secrets, and according to my calculations, there's 10 in total! ;)

Anyways... loved how I got rid of the 100s of skeletons. Just felt so good luring baddies to their crumbling death!

Good mansion! [smiley=beer.gif] Wait a minute... I'm too young to drink this beer...... well its right here, nobodys looking. Down the 'ol hatch!!! *Hick*
Chars, *Hick*
Woogy *Hick*
;D  :P
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Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by brell on 18.02.2007 at 00:51:52

Anthony wrote on 18.02.2007 at 00:44:10:
Also, found a JS! Room 898. If you don't get the purple and red keys and go ahead up to the top level, you can't get back down!!!


Perhaps, Wingy, if go easy on the beer, there will be no JS  ;D

Anyway, Arevn, please fix this and send the file to me again.

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 18.02.2007 at 02:19:20

Anthony wrote on 18.02.2007 at 00:44:10:
This Old Mansion is beaten.
Also, found a JS! Room 898. If you don't get the purple and red keys and go ahead up to the top level, you can't get back down!!! Fix this and send to a admin.


Yes, Sir! *salutes Wingy*


Anthony wrote on 18.02.2007 at 00:44:10:
Only found 3 secrets, and according to my calculations, there's 10 in total!  ;)


Did you search the attic and basement carefully? Or find the attic and basement, for that matter? ;-)


Anthony wrote on 18.02.2007 at 00:44:10:
Anyways... loved how I got rid of the 100s of skeletons. Just felt so good luring baddies to their crumbling death!


Doesn't it???

Thanks for playing and commenting!

BTW, did you notice the little tribute I made to you in honour of the fireplaces? ;-)

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 18.02.2007 at 02:21:54

brell wrote on 18.02.2007 at 00:51:52:
Anyway, Arevn, please fix this and send the file to me again.


Done, thanks.

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by brell on 18.02.2007 at 03:34:51
Aaaand ..... Done!  Version 1.1 ready for download

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 18.02.2007 at 03:44:00

brell wrote on 18.02.2007 at 03:34:51:
Aaaand ..... Done!  Version 1.1 ready for download


Wow! I bow to your efficiency!!!

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 18.02.2007 at 04:31:53

arevn wrote on 18.02.2007 at 02:19:20:
Did you search the attic and basement carefully? Or find the attic and basement, for that matter? ;-)


I did find the attic, Avern! But only 1 secret in the basement... The one with the creak in the wall while going up the elevator.  ;)

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 18.02.2007 at 10:34:17

Anthony wrote on 18.02.2007 at 04:31:53:
I did find the attic, Avern! But only 1 secret in the basement... The one with the creak in the wall while going up the elevator.  ;)


Tsk, tsk, you DIDN'T find the basement! Bwa ha ha, you have a whole other section to find!

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by aquaMat on 18.02.2007 at 16:00:35
Hi arevn,

I liked This Old Mansion... but I think the "difficulty level" is a bit strange.... it starts out very easy and then suddenly there are 3 or more pretty hard rooms... that is a bit strange.

Other than that, I also have the feeling that there is something wrong with the secrets count... for example the very first secret is not counted at all (where you have to find an hidden vine).

But these are minor things: it's a nico eld mansion !    :)

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by brell on 18.02.2007 at 19:40:45
Hmm.... I finished the mansion with 100% secrets. It is up to builder what he/she counts as a secret.

And which rooms are pretty hard?

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 18.02.2007 at 22:55:27

brell wrote on 18.02.2007 at 19:40:45:
Hmm.... I finished the mansion with 100% secrets. It is up to builder what he/she counts as a secret.


Looks like Brell found both the attic AND the basement, Wingy.  ;)

I make people WORK for the secrets in this mansion. Go play again. :)

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by samskelton on 18.02.2007 at 23:14:23
When will this mansion be out?! I REALLY want to play it   ;D

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Freddy on 19.02.2007 at 00:23:35
It IS out, Sam. See List of Completed Mansions.

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by aquaMat on 19.02.2007 at 01:12:30

brell wrote on 18.02.2007 at 19:40:45:
Hmm.... I finished the mansion with 100% secrets. It is up to builder what he/she counts as a secret.

And which rooms are pretty hard?



While it's true, brell...that it should be up to a designer what he calls a secret.... I just said I found it strange that the first hidden vine that leads to a secret area with money is not counted as a secret.

I did not mean it in the sense of the secrets count being incorrect...which it is obviously not.

And everything is very easy...until the room with several beige moving platforms, which in my opinion are pretty hard for a beginning player, and also one or two rooms after that.

Well, that's just my two cents worth, anyway....

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by brell on 19.02.2007 at 01:31:49
Yes, the moving platforms are pretty hard for the beginner but overall this mansion is of normal difficulty IMO.

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Semi-Native on 19.02.2007 at 03:28:47
Very nice mansion, arevn. I finished with 90% secrets.
[smiley=thumbsup.gif]

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 19.02.2007 at 04:20:47

Semi-Native wrote on 19.02.2007 at 03:28:47:
Very nice mansion, arevn. I finished with 90% secrets.
[smiley=thumbsup.gif]


Thank you, Semi-Native!

If you finished with only 90% secrets, then you didn't get your full allotment of mansion. I'd go exploring again. ;-)

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by samskelton on 19.02.2007 at 07:46:40
I diddn't live to see the basement yet... >:(
...Otherwise I LOVE the mansion!

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 19.02.2007 at 09:52:49

Amplifyed wrote on 19.02.2007 at 07:46:40:
I diddn't live to see the basement yet... >:(
...Otherwise I LOVE the mansion!


:D There, there, now, now. Take a deep breath and remember the words of Robert the Bruce: if at first you fail, then try, try again. :)

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by sherryl199 on 20.02.2007 at 04:17:48
That mansion was a LOT of fun to play- short and very sweet. Will you tell what the total $$ is supposed to be? I had 43.500, 100% secrets and 33 lives. Thanks!

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Freddy on 20.02.2007 at 09:21:26
First attempt: 90 % secrets and $ 42.300. Not bad for 3 o'clock in the morning.
You like ... books?!?

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by samskelton on 20.02.2007 at 09:38:04
I found the basement! There's a nasty case of fish down there, which are swimming in what looks like lava.1. I think you have a leak 2.You may think about a pest killer... ;)

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Freddy on 22.02.2007 at 05:50:20
Got 100 % now. But "only" $ 43.350. ---> sherryl199, you are the master!

A very nice second mansion from you, arevn. :)

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 22.02.2007 at 20:47:49

sherryl199 wrote on 20.02.2007 at 04:17:48:
That mansion was a LOT of fun to play- short and very sweet. Will you tell what the total $$ is supposed to be? I had 43.500, 100% secrets and 33 lives. Thanks!


I have no idea what the total $$ is supposed to be and will have to get back to you on that! But if you got 100% secrets, then, I'm sure you got all the money!

Thanks for playing!

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 22.02.2007 at 20:48:36

Freddy wrote on 20.02.2007 at 09:21:26:
You like ... books?!?


I love books. My house is full of books.  ;

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 22.02.2007 at 20:49:03

Amplifyed wrote on 20.02.2007 at 09:38:04:
I found the basement! There's a nasty case of fish down there, which are swimming in what looks like lava.1. I think you have a leak 2.You may think about a pest killer... ;)


:D Congrats on finding the basement!!!

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 22.02.2007 at 20:49:44

Freddy wrote on 22.02.2007 at 05:50:20:
Got 100 % now. But "only" $ 43.350. ---> sherryl199, you are the master!

A very nice second mansion from you, arevn. :)


Glad you liked it, Freddy. I sent you version 1.3 based on your PMed comments.

Cheers,

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Freddy on 23.02.2007 at 02:31:48
Concerning ... books. What country are you from? If I may ask.

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 23.02.2007 at 06:43:01

Freddy wrote on 23.02.2007 at 02:31:48:
Concerning ... books. What country are you from? If I may ask.


Canada (Quebec to be more precise).

Arevn  

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 23.02.2007 at 09:50:33
You're canadian! I was afraid I'd be the only Canadian on the forums (That talks)  Btw, I'm going to Quebec soon!  :D

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Scout on 23.02.2007 at 10:32:17
I'm Canadian too, Wingy. And bonjour to Arevn; I really enjoy your mansions.

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 23.02.2007 at 20:02:17

Anthony wrote on 23.02.2007 at 09:50:33:
You're canadian! I was afraid I'd be the only Canadian on the forums (That talks) Btw, I'm going to Quebec soon! :D


Hope you have a great time here!

I haven't been to NB in thirteen years!  :-[

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 23.02.2007 at 20:03:51

Scout wrote on 23.02.2007 at 10:32:17:
I'm Canadian too, Wingy. And bonjour to Arevn; I really enjoy your mansions.


Merci beaucoup, Scout!

I made the first mansion just to see if I could. I made the second one because I learned that not only is mansion building so much fun, there is a great support system for mansion builders!

I'm sure that TOM won't be my last.  ;)

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 23.02.2007 at 23:57:10

arevn wrote on 23.02.2007 at 20:02:17:
...I haven't been to NB in thirteen years! :-[...


I haven't been to Quebec for... 2 or 3 years! ;)

@Everyone: Go into your profile and type in at your personal text you location. Then people will know you better!  :)

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 24.02.2007 at 02:40:03
@Everyone: Go into your profile and type in at your personal text you location. Then people will know you better! :)[/quote]

I actually have that on my profile (as Canadian cyberspace), but it doesn't show up under my name, like your location does...

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 24.02.2007 at 02:55:48
Thats odd... Freddy did say there were some bugs with the software...

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Freddy on 24.02.2007 at 21:06:54
@ arevn:

The forum software indeed contains bugs. But to be sure if there is one about these, I give you the step-by-step.

1 Click on Profile
2 Click on Modify
3 Enter your password
4 Click on the tab Options
5 Enter your location at Personal Text
6 Click at the bottom on Change Profile
7 Finish with clicking on Home

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 24.02.2007 at 23:25:35

Freddy wrote on 24.02.2007 at 21:06:54:
@ arevn:

The forum software indeed contains bugs. But to be sure if there is one about these, I give you the step-by-step.


Yeah, that's what I did, but it doesn't work. I put in my location when I put in my gender, so I'm thinking there's a forum bug.

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by brell on 26.02.2007 at 03:48:07

arevn wrote on 24.02.2007 at 23:25:35:

Freddy wrote on 24.02.2007 at 21:06:54:
@ arevn:

The forum software indeed contains bugs. But to be sure if there is one about these, I give you the step-by-step.


Yeah, that's what I did, but it doesn't work. I put in my location when I put in my gender, so I'm thinking there's a forum bug.

Arevn


Did you put your location in PERSONAL TEXT and NOT in LOCATION?

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 26.02.2007 at 08:38:36

brell wrote on 26.02.2007 at 03:48:07:
Did you put your location in PERSONAL TEXT and NOT in LOCATION?


I'm sure its at the right place!  :D

Arevn
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Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 26.02.2007 at 08:54:24
.... It's simple, Avern, on the top of the modify bar, click options, then go down three spaces after your avatar stuff and type it in your personal Text! Look were the flashing | is.
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Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 26.02.2007 at 09:04:24

Anthony wrote on 26.02.2007 at 08:54:24:
.... It's simple, Avern, on the top of the modify bar, click options, then go down three spaces after your avatar stuff and type it in your personal Text! Look were the flashing | is.


Oh, yeah, now that's logical!  ::)

Thanks Wingy and Brell!

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Wingy on 26.02.2007 at 19:55:21
Hmmm.... Freddy told you how to do it perfectly... I think your better with picture books!  ;)

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by arevn on 27.02.2007 at 03:47:48

Anthony wrote on 26.02.2007 at 19:55:21:
Hmmm.... Freddy told you how to do it perfectly... I think your better with picture books! ;)


No, I'm just plain tired and have to read a lot for my job, so I tend to not read so well in the evening.  ;)

Arevn

Title: Re: This Old Mansion
Post by Catwoman on 31.01.2009 at 05:27:03

arevn wrote on 18.02.2007 at 02:19:20:
[quote author=Wingy link=1171583475/0#13 date=1171733710]This Old Mansion is beaten.
Also, found a JS! Room 898. If you don't get the purple and red keys and go ahead up to the top level, you can't get back down!!! Fix this and send to a admin.


Humm, I just played this mansion and at first was stuck in Room 898. Just had to start over and learn my lesson to grab the keys first. I couldn't find anyway back down.

And, like Aquamat I thought the moving wood platforms were hard and lost several of my Jacks before I realized the trick to making it much easier. Still missed 2 secrets and some money.

Nice mansion. I enjoyed it. :)


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