i assume this is why you haven't bothered to update abmneshi and starhall? reminds me of zun development, heh. i think you need to put this thread in your sig and in the score thread
good call on swiping bullet heaven music, that game totally deserves it. they probably swiped it from somewhere else though
Okay, done ^.^
Finally gave this a go and the game crashed on stage 4 for me playing with Purple B on hardest difficulty.
What pissed me off the most was the inconsistently-volumed MP3s leading to an unnecessarily large download. If you're going to have a lot of music in your game you seriously need to stop using GM's internal system, it's a mess, it causes game stutter on loop as well as pretty much whenever a track is loaded and it gives alarm bells for amateurism. Normalise the tracks with Audacity, remove any prebaked loops in them, save as OGGs and use something like Caster or SuperSound to load them externally and load the associated tracks to be used for a stage before the stage starts, and give credit where it's due. I use GMFMODSimple and loop points for fancier tracks but I don't think you'll need it in this case, should you choose to go that route however feel free to look at GMOSSE to see how I implemented it. Also if you're going to go with Pokemon music you might as well use the originals in hi-def instead of some shitty microphone-recorded version.
Now, engine issues aside I'm digging this. I had some trouble reading the instructions because it was hard to read black text on dark trippy shit-coloured rainbow background but fortunately I was able to get the hang of it easy which is a must for shmups, and the patterns were generally nice and Cavey. I don't mean to rip this game to pieces, more people need to give this a spin - you make a gem by putting it in the tumbler and shaking, not by ignoring it.
Not sure why there'd be crashes, nothing like that ever happened for me... it's probably something on your end? Computers are weeiird.
I'll look into the sound systems, that sounds useful~ I used EpicPilgram15's Pokemon remixes, I ended up having to use a youtube-to-mp3 website to get them which is obviously bad for quality but a lot of the other music had the same process and turned out okay... I'm not really sure.
Anyway, thanks for the feedback!
Starhall || Abmneshi || Starhall 2
The art in my opinion is quesitonable, because it looks like it relies on computer art