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Message started by Matari on 07.01.2011 at 03:28:04

Title: Finished :(
Post by Matari on 07.01.2011 at 03:28:04
Thank you all designers for MM2 - it was magnificent.  But I am not sure how to fill my time now, so can we have some custom mansion builders please  :)

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by Semi-Native on 07.01.2011 at 04:34:19
I agree!
:D ;D

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by brell on 07.01.2011 at 19:37:49
Why don't you two build a mansion or two?   ;)

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by Semi-Native on 07.01.2011 at 19:55:38
Ha! I knew somebody would come back with that. I've tried but haven't come up with any good ideas.

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by aquaMat on 21.01.2011 at 22:07:51
I feel a bit ashamed...... as I have about 3 or 4 almost-finished MM2-mansions lying about, some of them are even quasi-finished for more than 2 years now (one of those is "Acid House" which I had entered into the contest, along with Trigger Island....so you can see how old that must be).

However - I just don't seem to find the time (and drive?) any longer to really finish those mansions (and go thru those lengthy beta-testing periods etc.).... I'm sorry to report.

I know there are a few people out there who are actually waiting to get their hands on some new MM2-mansions, and I also know that I had originally announced (+ planned) to be able to at least release 1 or 2 new ones around or after New Year...but I'm really sorry - I won't manage it so soon !

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by Semi-Native on 21.01.2011 at 23:10:50
Oh, no!!!!  I love your mansions. Can't you send out Acid House, since it must be finished, if you entered it in the contest?

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by aquaMat on 27.01.2011 at 01:18:59
You are right - it is "finished" (in the sense of having a complete set of rooms, start + finish, and it also had been tested, years ago).... but seen from today's point of view, with

a)  the modifications + enhancements that happened to MM2 since the creation of Acid House...  and...
b)  my personal improvements in designing MM2-mansions

I always felt it would need something of a make-over, an optical "re-mix" so to speak, before I could release it properly.

But maybe I could release it as some kind of beta version, or version 0.9, or something ?!

I will have to check first, though.
I haven't played it in ages - I should play it through at least once, using the latest version of MM2 and see how it performs.
Then I'll be able to decide if it can be let loose....    ;)   :-/

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by Semi-Native on 27.01.2011 at 03:29:43
Pretty please..... WE NEED MANSION!!!!
;D ::) ;)

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by cw on 27.01.2011 at 09:53:22
DOUBLE "DITTO" on that......... cw

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by brell on 27.01.2011 at 19:19:16
AquaMat, you could send it to the free section for unfinished mansions.

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by aquaMat on 16.02.2011 at 23:52:43
Hi everybody,

sorry for replying so late on this topic. (That shows you how busy I am at the moment and how rarely I log in to the forums these days).

In the meantime I have played ACID HOUSE* all through once, and I have even made improvements in about one third of the rooms already (though most of it was only "design issues"). I encountered no major problems, no J-stucks or anything - which is, after all, no wonder, as it was a contest mansion.
(BTW, I checked when it was originally built - and it dates from May 2007 - which makes it already almost 4 years old!!).

*One other important thing:  In earlier posts I have given the name of my own mansion wrong..... of course it is called ACID ROCK and not ACID HOUSE  (I knew it was a wordplay on a musical genre, though!!  ;) )  But as it is situated in a giant mountain (=rock) it makes much more sense that I had called it Acid Rock

As of your questions:
I had shortly thought about releasing it via the "unfinished mansions section", but decided against it, because
1. It isn't really "unfinished", it isn't even "untested"....and I feel I would diminish its worth by putting it up in that section.... and...
2. I know that sounds silly, but a few years ago I had 'promised' myself never to release a half-finished, or otherwise incomplete mansion, which would not be up to the standards set by my other (officially released) mansions.

So - as it seems you want something done fast - here's my suggestion:
I will finish the rest of the design improvements and do another last-minute check for any serious issues, but I will NOT add to the room number or otherwise improve the gameplay (as I had originally planned) and thus I'll be able to release it (officially) within about 8 days or so.

Would that be alright with you, Brell ?

I feel it's a nice little mansion as it is. It's certainly not one of my best and it is also reflecting my design abilities of ca. 4 years ago (when all the MM2 features were brand new etc.).... but it is also not the worst thing I have ever done, and I could really release it as it is now, without getting all red in the face.  :-[  ;)

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by brell on 17.02.2011 at 05:51:50
OK by me, aquaMat.

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by brell on 17.02.2011 at 05:53:24
This Topic was moved here from Included Mansions by brell.

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by SandyBean on 18.02.2011 at 00:38:24
Hi aquaMat,

That's GREAT news ! 

My Jack and I can't wait to play another of your mansions, you have such great building style, and it's always a challenge !


SandyBean  [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by cw on 18.02.2011 at 06:45:22
Wow, I kept hoping that aquamat's misfortune was not going to be his or our demise.  I am excited for another aquamat game.  Look forward to it.  I check daily for something new.

Best wishes........... cw

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by josephine on 18.02.2011 at 18:33:23
Large or small, aquamansions always rock! Acid Rock in this case (sorry, bad pun  ;D )

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by brell on 20.02.2011 at 19:17:12
This Topic was moved here from MM2 Talk by brell.

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by aquaMat on 20.02.2011 at 20:20:21
Hi & thanks everybody !

Following my last post (and brell's OK) from February 16th, I decided to hurry up a bit and invested half a day to finish the design improvements in the remaining rooms of ACID ROCK. I have also found a few smaller issues where the gameplay could be improved and 'fixed' those.
Finally I added one new "secret" room.

Now.... I hope that was quick enough for you ?!
It definitely was quicker than I had anticipated myself, but when I saw that some of you are really waiting for this, I thought I'd better hurry.

I have already sent the release version of ACID ROCK to Brell, so it will be with you very very soon !!

Have fun with the ACID ROCK!

Maybe you put on some late 60s psychedelic album while you play it, say the 13th Floor Elevators, Electric Prunes or (Sid-era) Pink Floyd..... Acid Rock is - as most of my mansions - a "silent mansion", meaning the internal game music is turned off.

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by Semi-Native on 20.02.2011 at 20:26:40
Thanks so much, aquaMat. I've downloaded and will play later today. Can't wait!

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by JimRCGMO on 07.03.2011 at 07:11:08
After realizing I was missing the 'blue gnome' (forgot what they're actually called), I went back today and was able to finish Acid Rock. Had a total of 17775 points and 100 percent of the secrets with 8 lives; but is it possible to get to those coins above the exit door in the main prize room? Tantalizing as all get out up there, but I couldn't figure how to get at them... :'(

Good mansion, Aquamat!  :)


Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by Semi-Native on 07.03.2011 at 19:09:03
There's a trigger somewhere in that room. I don't want to give away too much, but if you can't find it, ask again.

Title: Re: Finished :(
Post by aquaMat on 10.03.2011 at 20:17:34
Semi-Native said all that is to say, really...... I don't want to give away too much, either !   8-)

Jim, thanks for the compliments.... and welcome to our boards!

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