Author Topic: The story about the calc RPG that was based on TI community stuff but never came  (Read 3323 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline DJ Omnimaga

  • Now active at https://codewalr.us
  • CoT Emeritus
  • LV15 Omnimagician (Next: --)
  • *
  • Posts: 55821
  • Rating: +3151/-232
  • CodeWalrus founder & retired Omnimaga founder
    • View Profile
    • DJ Omnimaga Music
This is not really a project but rather an idea (since that sub-forum is also for ideas) and that idea was attempted way back in 2007 and in case someone or myself ever needed inspiration for an RPG, I thought I would share that story with newer TI community members who are not very familiar with older calculator projects. Similar ideas such as Omnimaga: The RPG, were suggested or started a few years after this happened, but never came to fruition either.


So basically, in June and July 2007, the last of three failed attempts at creating a 4th RPG in The Reign of Legends series happened with ROL4 and this time, the game was to feature a job system like in Final Fantasy III for the NES and V for the SNES. The game featured 6 kingdoms protected by an elemental crystal, each kingdom being located near one of them, and they were in danger if you didn't stop the Void from engulfing the world. Only 1 hero had the power to hold the holy sword that can defeat it, but that hero had vanished a long while ago.


However, what was particularly special about this game is that the storyline was almost entirely based on TI community events of the time, just re-incarnated into a fantasy adventure tale inspired from various Final Fantasy games. The 6 kingdoms were named after the big TI community forums and websites of the era: Unitia (the first to be visited), Omnitia (nearly deserted on first visit), Cemetia, Maxitia, Revitia and Titia, and the element that each kingdom represented was chosen after the respective site color scheme of the time (for example, since United-TI forum theme had blue, then Unitia represented water). The vanished hero name was my original nickname spelled backwards, missing 1 letter, while two of the playable characters had names heavily based on a temporary set of IRC nicks and usernames I used in July to hide my real identity for a while. The world, or at least the 6 kingdoms, were pretty much the community.

The middle part of the story was not exactly based on TI community events, but it involved saving the world, while in the TI community, we tried to prevent its death. During the intro, two warriors would find a mysterious warrior lying on the ground with a sword that would eventually be revealed as the holy sword and as they wander back to the kingdom of Unitia, they would discover that the crystals are weakening and you must get their power and find the hero of light to fight the void before it's too late. You would find Omnitia, the kingdom ruled by the hero of light who vanished, almost deserted, as the people left for Cemitia, Maxitia and Unitia until the hero returns, although they would return as the three warriors clear the cave separating the kingdom from Unitia from monsters. As you progress, you would get help from NPCs, face your usual RPG dangers and get new jobs from crystals, as you learn that the hero of light might be somewhere close to the Kingdom of Titia, where the final encounter shall occur. The question is whether the hero of light would appear or not.


But unfortunately, after 2005, I didn't manage to finish a full new RPG due to less motivation to code so that game in particular never got further than planning stages, although the entire in-game menu was done (see Omnimaga downloads section). But this was the idea behind the game and just in case somebody (most likely not me, as I have other RPG ideas, unless I decided to revive ROL4 as a KuroRPG project when that software gets translated to English) who was interested into making a new Omnimaga-themed RPG or something like that, maybe that could be an idea for a story? :P
« Last Edit: October 08, 2014, 02:30:03 am by DJ Omnimaga »
In case you are wondering where I went, I left Omni back in 2015 to form CodeWalrus due to various reasons explained back then, but I stopped calc dev in 2016 and am now mostly active on the CW Discord server at https://discord.gg/cuZcfcF


Bandcamp|Reverbnation|Facebook|Youtube|Twitter

Offline Princetonlion.tibd

  • Agranovskiy Founder
  • Members
  • LV8 Addict (Next: 1000)
  • ********
  • Posts: 790
  • Rating: +3/-4
    • View Profile
    • Agranovskiy
Why wasn't it finding a holy calculator instead of a holy sword? :P
Founder of Agranovskiy, a basic TI programming tutorial site.



I'm a USCF (United States Chess Federation) player.

Offline DJ Omnimaga

  • Now active at https://codewalr.us
  • CoT Emeritus
  • LV15 Omnimagician (Next: --)
  • *
  • Posts: 55821
  • Rating: +3151/-232
  • CodeWalrus founder & retired Omnimaga founder
    • View Profile
    • DJ Omnimaga Music
Because the story was still meant to be Final Fantasy-like :P
In case you are wondering where I went, I left Omni back in 2015 to form CodeWalrus due to various reasons explained back then, but I stopped calc dev in 2016 and am now mostly active on the CW Discord server at https://discord.gg/cuZcfcF


Bandcamp|Reverbnation|Facebook|Youtube|Twitter

Offline Princetonlion.tibd

  • Agranovskiy Founder
  • Members
  • LV8 Addict (Next: 1000)
  • ********
  • Posts: 790
  • Rating: +3/-4
    • View Profile
    • Agranovskiy
Ah, ok :P

It still seems really close to the actual chain of events in the community I know.
Founder of Agranovskiy, a basic TI programming tutorial site.



I'm a USCF (United States Chess Federation) player.

Offline DJ Omnimaga

  • Now active at https://codewalr.us
  • CoT Emeritus
  • LV15 Omnimagician (Next: --)
  • *
  • Posts: 55821
  • Rating: +3151/-232
  • CodeWalrus founder & retired Omnimaga founder
    • View Profile
    • DJ Omnimaga Music
I would tell the real community story that happened, but I don't want to spoil the ending of the game too much (although the second half of the ending after the final battle is different than real events, but still, spoiling it would ruin the fun of people who would play the game if it ever got revived :P).
In case you are wondering where I went, I left Omni back in 2015 to form CodeWalrus due to various reasons explained back then, but I stopped calc dev in 2016 and am now mostly active on the CW Discord server at https://discord.gg/cuZcfcF


Bandcamp|Reverbnation|Facebook|Youtube|Twitter

Offline Juju

  • Incredibly sexy mare
  • Coder Of Tomorrow
  • LV13 Extreme Addict (Next: 9001)
  • *************
  • Posts: 5730
  • Rating: +500/-19
  • Weird programmer
    • View Profile
    • juju2143's shed
That sounds pretty fun to do.

Remember the day the walrus started to fly...

I finally cleared my sig after 4 years you're happy now?
THEGAME
This signature is ridiculously large you've been warned.

The cute mare that used to be in my avatar is Yuki Kagayaki, you can follow her on Facebook and Tumblr.

Offline ordelore

  • LV4 Regular (Next: 200)
  • ****
  • Posts: 168
  • Rating: +7/-0
  • Genius and Friend
    • View Profile
    • ordelore8x
Sounds a bit like Calc Wars. [/shameless plug] :P
I am a friend.
I mine Bitcoins.

Offline DJ Omnimaga

  • Now active at https://codewalr.us
  • CoT Emeritus
  • LV15 Omnimagician (Next: --)
  • *
  • Posts: 55821
  • Rating: +3151/-232
  • CodeWalrus founder & retired Omnimaga founder
    • View Profile
    • DJ Omnimaga Music
Yeah that would be an example. I think your project was not a calculator program, though, right?

Also this was how ROL4 looked like (xLIB):



Note that if you spell Ragol's "name" backwards, you can merge it with Garith's to get Logarith which is close to logarithm :P. I don't remember how I chose the other name, though.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2014, 11:25:25 am by DJ Omnimaga »
In case you are wondering where I went, I left Omni back in 2015 to form CodeWalrus due to various reasons explained back then, but I stopped calc dev in 2016 and am now mostly active on the CW Discord server at https://discord.gg/cuZcfcF


Bandcamp|Reverbnation|Facebook|Youtube|Twitter

Offline Hayleia

  • Programming Absol
  • Coder Of Tomorrow
  • LV12 Extreme Poster (Next: 5000)
  • ************
  • Posts: 3367
  • Rating: +393/-7
    • View Profile
I don't remember how I chose the other name, though.
This probably has something to do with a singer whose last name is Astley...
I own: 83+ ; 84+SE ; 76.fr ; CX CAS ; Prizm ; 84+CSE
Sorry if I answer with something that seems unrelated, English is not my primary language and I might not have understood well. Sorry if I make English mistakes too.

click here to know where you got your last +1s

Offline DJ Omnimaga

  • Now active at https://codewalr.us
  • CoT Emeritus
  • LV15 Omnimagician (Next: --)
  • *
  • Posts: 55821
  • Rating: +3151/-232
  • CodeWalrus founder & retired Omnimaga founder
    • View Profile
    • DJ Omnimaga Music
Nope, because there was not ever a single mention of rickroll on the old Omnimaga board. It mostly became mainstream after Youtube did that one april fools prank in 2008. I guess I just didn't have any idea for the remaining name and used some random one. :P


EDIT: From the old ROL4 thread, there is a mention about another Omnimaga-themed game which was in the works before but never got finished. O.O (IIRC it was closer to Omnimaga The RPG than ROL4 did, though, since those literally featured Omnimaga members rather than just being some sort of fantasy-based TI community cameo)


EDIT 2: Wow I just realised that the last name has "Rick" in it O.O
« Last Edit: October 13, 2014, 12:53:07 am by DJ Omnimaga »
In case you are wondering where I went, I left Omni back in 2015 to form CodeWalrus due to various reasons explained back then, but I stopped calc dev in 2016 and am now mostly active on the CW Discord server at https://discord.gg/cuZcfcF


Bandcamp|Reverbnation|Facebook|Youtube|Twitter

Offline Scipi

  • Omni Kitten Meow~ =^ω^=
  • LV10 31337 u53r (Next: 2000)
  • **********
  • Posts: 1547
  • Rating: +192/-3
  • Meow :3
    • View Profile
    • ScipiSoftware
I think this idea has been floating around for years. OmniRPG was the most recent attempt, iirc.

Imma Cat! =^_^= :3 (It's an emoticon now!)
Spoiler For Things I find interesting:
Spoiler For AI Programming:
Spoiler For Shameless advertising:

Spoiler For OldSig:





Spoiler For IMPORTANT NEWS!:
Late last night, Quebec was invaded by a group calling themselves, "Omnimaga". Not much is known about these mysterious people except that they all carried calculators of some kind and they all seemed to converge on one house in particular. Experts estimate that the combined power of their fabled calculators is greater than all the worlds super computers put together. The group seems to be holding out in the home of a certain DJ_O, who the Omnimagians claim to be their founder. Such power has put the world at a standstill with everyone waiting to see what the Omnimagians will do...

Wait... This just in, the Omnimagians have sent the UN a list of demands that must be met or else the world will be "submitted to the wrath of Netham45's Lobster Army". Such demands include >9001 crates of peanuts, sacrificial blue lobsters, and a wide assortment of cherry flavored items. With such computing power stored in the hands of such people, we can only hope these demands are met.

In the wake of these events, we can only ask, Why? Why do these people make these demands, what caused them to gather, and what are their future plans...

Offline DJ Omnimaga

  • Now active at https://codewalr.us
  • CoT Emeritus
  • LV15 Omnimagician (Next: --)
  • *
  • Posts: 55821
  • Rating: +3151/-232
  • CodeWalrus founder & retired Omnimaga founder
    • View Profile
    • DJ Omnimaga Music
Indeed and IIRC, Calc Wars movie is kinda similar in style, but IIRC the ideas varied from game to game, ranging from cameos to existing Omnimaga members and from stories about freeing up Omnimaga from 4chan/b/ or losing the game to fantasy stories with Omnimaga references.

On an unrelated note, that ROL game had an interesting menu engine that made coding menus and text boxes much easier. However since it has been so long since I last used it, I don't even remember what the code does XD. All I know is that to detect if an item is selectable or not, it checked if the first character in the string of menu options was a space, which is why in the spells/orbs menu the spell list was not always aligned properly (all spells that couldn't be used outside battles or by the selected character had an extra space at the name start). The main engine drawback was that when exiting orbs selection, it exited straight to the main menu rather than orb type selection. I don't exactly remember why but something prevented better switching between menus.

« Last Edit: October 14, 2014, 02:11:31 am by DJ Omnimaga »
In case you are wondering where I went, I left Omni back in 2015 to form CodeWalrus due to various reasons explained back then, but I stopped calc dev in 2016 and am now mostly active on the CW Discord server at https://discord.gg/cuZcfcF


Bandcamp|Reverbnation|Facebook|Youtube|Twitter