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Re: Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #135 on: May 31, 2013, 10:00:38 pm »
I keep around a 2TB portable harddrive for these things.

Also dropbox :P

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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #136 on: May 31, 2013, 10:04:54 pm »
I got a 1TB one just after this thingy happened (before I got my new computer).

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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #137 on: June 01, 2013, 03:15:35 am »
Yeah, I highly recommend getting Dropbox, so you can share your files across all computers as well as recover deleted files.
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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #138 on: June 01, 2013, 07:32:30 am »
Yep. I got about 26GB of dropbox space for free because our university participated in the great space race :) I use db a lot.
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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #139 on: June 01, 2013, 11:10:21 am »
I have a dropbox... but I use it for file sharing, not for storing all my files (I only have 2 GB)
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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #140 on: June 01, 2013, 11:20:00 am »
Calc files are kB. Not GB
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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #141 on: June 01, 2013, 11:28:48 am »
Calc files are kB. Not GB
^This. The 84+CSE is the z80 with the biggest memory and it has 3.5 MB available so really, your files are a lot smaller than the GB limit you are talking about. Not even one of your program will reach 1MB. They'll all have a size of the order of the KB.
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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #142 on: June 01, 2013, 11:30:16 am »
I got all of my calc files backed up on my pc and I never throw away any backups. Yay for 1TB hdd. Never worry about file size!
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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #143 on: June 01, 2013, 12:14:55 pm »
I think the only time I threw away backups was when I switched computers in 2005 then left my old 2002-04 calc files including the defunct ROL4 project there, then eventually deleted everything on that hard drive. The only other copy was on Earthforge, which died a year later. I kinda regreted it later, even though the project was dead, because it could have been useful to show people how the game looked like or to start new projects. The other time I lost backups was when I had to use floppy disks because flash drives still costed $300 for a 128 MB stick. For some reasons, the entire content on the floppy disk containing some unreleased 2002 games vanished entirely.

Anyway it's best when you do calc programming to create a copy of the game everyday, then every two or three day send another copy on your computer or another calc. An online copy is a big plus too, in case some natural disaster occurs or something.

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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #144 on: June 01, 2013, 12:42:07 pm »
Kept those floppies too close to your magnet collection, dj? ::)

I have had multiple cases of mass data loss. Not because it's not on my computer anymore, but because I have no idea where I put it. Some of my calc programs are still floating around somewhere.
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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #145 on: June 01, 2013, 05:11:36 pm »
I'm working on recreating the tilemap. I had a backup of it, actually, but on graph paper, not on the computer.

Well, I guess this is lesson learned!
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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #146 on: June 10, 2013, 11:23:25 pm »
Kept those floppies too close to your magnet collection, dj? ::)

I have had multiple cases of mass data loss. Not because it's not on my computer anymore, but because I have no idea where I put it. Some of my calc programs are still floating around somewhere.
Pro-tip: Store all of your small, but important files such as code (all code for any language) projects, and calc programs on dropbox or any other cloud service.
Most likely, but I don't recall having placed my magnets in the same place as my floppy disks. Also only 1 floppy disk was affected (that one). I noticed a few years later that one of my ZIP disk was affected too, though.

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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #147 on: July 01, 2013, 06:48:37 am »
Now is the time to back up all of those floppies. I have a lot of blank diskettes here, but I only use one for transferring files from my pc to my dos computer.
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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #148 on: July 03, 2013, 09:46:04 pm »
I wouldn't be surprised if everything I had there was backed up on my computer or DVDs. The only thing I doubt that is is the Reign of Legends v0.70 build that was never publicly released, but we wouldn't lose much anyway, unless somehow people wanted to buy it as super ultimate mega rare collector item on Ebay for $499.99 :P

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Re: VVVVVV
« Reply #149 on: December 01, 2013, 06:15:58 pm »
HOLY NECROPOST BATMAN UPDATE OF DEATH!!!!!!!!!

So, after all that trouble, I decided to restart the maps from scratch and change a few lines of my code to work with the more traditional tilemap format that I'm using. These are not the same maps as before, and you MUST replace all files, delete PIMAP.8xv and delete VVVSAV.8xv from your calculator before you play.

Without further ado: the screenies:



I plan on implementing Keoni's sprites later, but for now, these are the sprites being used. Also: as you see, not all of the map has been redone. I'm going to change the maps from this point forward from the old ones.

Planned features/levels (in no particular order):

A menu
Multiple saves (maybe)
Shiny trinkets
Veni Vidi Vici
Some non-linear gameplay, but no overworld (sorry).
And most importantly: Custom Maps!

(I also have an idea for a multiplayer gameplay mechanic, but I'll need some time before I can guarantee that this may indeed happen)

Zip attached! Enjoy!
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