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MM8BDM Discussion / MM8BDM V5D - Released!
« on: December 01, 2018, 09:22:51 PM »

Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch V5D is here! This version is mainly a bug fix/cleanup build to provide several improvements for players and modders before V6 development goes into full gear! It also includes several revamped weapons, maps and skins. We also added some new post-game dialogue to prepare you for V6! Check out the patch notes below for more information!

Change List:

Spoiler for Hiden:

Proto Buster, despite being routinely nerfed, is still an incredibly powerful and oppressive weapon. So we're making it take longer to charge up to warrant its fast and powerful projectile.
- Required Weapon Charge for Charged Shot: 24 > 36

Bass Buster is a powerful tool for creating pressure. It can feel overbearing, so we've added a mechanic that causes its bullet spread to become more erratic the longer you fire without stopping. A small delay after letting go of fire was added to eliminate potential abuse cases and further reduce pressure.
- Weapon Behavior: After firing several bullets in a row the weapon's random spread will increase up to a cap.
- Weapon Behavior: A 28 tic delay has been added upon letting go of fire.

Gyro Attack is a weapon that has players of the community split on one specific mechanic of it. Its double hit allows it to deal double damage if timed precisely before hitting a player, making it a 2 Hit Kill in specific scenarios. We're reducing the damage on the split as a result.
- Weapon Behavior: Split Gyros will now give players protection from further Gyro Attacks for 2 tics.
-- Double Hit Damage: 54 > 40

Dive Missile is oppressive, particularly on large maps like MM2AIR. This should help resolve a lot of the frustration that comes with fighting the weapon without making it worthless as an offensive tool and a check to mobility.
- Weapon Behavior: Dive Missile can find a target [at any time > only within the first 4 tics of its life]

== ICE WALL ==
We know at least one person will complain about this, but it was a strange mechanic that we didn't feel had a place in the game.
- Weapon Behavior: Ice Wall no longer clips to the top of walls upon being spawned.

The rework put Skull Barrier in a much healthier spot than the potentially everlasting immortality, but it still feels a little too oppressive. As an attempt at taking it down a peg, it'll stay up for less time and take longer to put it up again. It's possible these changes aren't enough, and we may have to follow up again later.
- Skull Shield Duration: 175 tics > 130 tics (Roughly 10 seconds down to almost 8)
- Skull Barrier Cooldown: 70 > 80

Mega Ball is probably the most awkward weapon to use as a weapon, so we've added a whole bunch of mechanics to help with that.
- Weapon Behavior: Mega Ball now copies the player's momentum as it is spawned. Holding fire will automatically fire the ball.
-- Altfire: Spawns Mega Ball with the same behavior as pre-5d versions.
- Initial Firing Delay: 9 Tics > 6 Tics
- Delay After Kick: 23 Tics > 26 Tics

"Rolling Cutter spawns a damager every tic and those damagers are rippers that can hit twice. Although this change seems small, it will reduce cases where you are brought to 0 HP instantly. Sweetspots will still kill you instantly, though."
- Projectile Damage: 12 > 10

Fun fact, Black Hole Bomb was tied with Hornet Chaser as the slowest projectile in the game, and one of the few that players can truly outrun.
- Projectile Speed: 10 > 12

- Explosive Damage: 10 > 8
- Direct Hit Damage: 4 > 5
- Explosion Radius: 85 > 64

- Tornadoes Spawned: 15 > 30
- Tornado Spawn Rate: Every 8 tics > Every 4 tics
- Tornado Damage: 20 > 10
- Tornado Vertical Speed: 20 > 40
- Tornado Lifting Speed: 20 > 40

- Vertical Thrust on Spawn: 0 > 10

- Mid Shot Damage: 25 > 15
- Main Projectile Damage: 30 > 20
- Fragment Damage: 12 > 7
- Weapon Behavior: Traveling fragments no longer spend any time with NOINTERACTION on.

- Projectile Gravity: x900 > x15
- Weapon Behavior: Water Wave can now travel up slopes.

- Has a new firing sound effect.

- Item Behavior: Wire Adaptor will now pull you directly to what you hit without the force of gravity getting in the way.

"A new server variable to play around with in case you're playing with bots or scenarios where players are affected by Block Monster lines that eliminates the Block Monster lines used for keeping bots from swarming into a mosh pit in certain maps."


== MM1ICE ==
- Reworked by Rozark

== MM2FLA ==
- Adjustments by LlamaHombre and Korby

== MM4PHA ==
- Reworked by Ivory and Copy Robot

== MM6FLA ==
- Adjustments by CutmanMike


-Added the mapper tools MM8BDM_BeatPitSector and MM8BDM_TeleportEntrance. Add BeatPitSector to a damaging pit sector to enable support for beat call. TeleportEntrance is an easy way to set up an Actor Hits Floor teleport sector using MM8BDM's teleport script.
-New chapter artwork for Chapters 1 and 5 by Pegg.
-Added new configuration options to the launcher to allow players to define paths to Zandronum, MM8BDM.pk3 and megagame.wad. Leaving them blank will use the current directory of the launcher.
-Added Training to the New Game menu.
-SV_InfiniteAmmo now works with most weapons.
-Credits for baiis8bit changed to famitard.
-Fixed HUD Ammo numbers crashing online players.
-Fixed Galaxyman NPC's color palette.
-Fixed Proto Buster's charge color palette.
-Fixed a cropping issue on Alien's skin.
-Fixed Rush Marine duration being used up outside of water.
-Fixed Wave Burner not consuming ammo correctly outside of water.
-Fixed Magicman not showing the intro to the MMWT chapter if you selected the MMWT chapter.
-Fixed Training not functioning properly.
-Fixed Bass's boss fight having a butt laser.
-Fixed Beat Support not appearing online.
-Fixed an out of bounds exploit on MM1GUT.
-Fixed a sticky ladder on MM9GAL.
-Fixed teleport fog colors not resetting on death.
-Fixed some bad Block Monster lines on MM5CHA, MM5GRA, and MM5CRY
-Fixed an issue where Beat would not function on MM5CHA.
-Fixed texture offset issues on MM9TOR. Again.
-Fixed an issue with Plugman's mugshot.
-Fixed painstate spam when using Beat Call against a pit surface.
-Fixed Super Adaptor crashing servers in certain scenarios.
-Fixed some minor texture issues on MM7STR.
-Fixed Quickman, Dustman, Dr. Wily, and BBA Megaman from being oddly silent in bot matches.
-Added hansungkee's sprites for:
   -Solar Blaze
   -Evil Robot's death
   -Duo's skin, with adjustments by Pegg
   -Napalm Man's skin
-Changed behavior of Sticky Platforms to be smoother online.
-Added a missing frame on Air Shooter.
-Added a missing Block Monsters line on MM9MAG.
-"core_translations" made clientsided to improve server loading speed slightly.
-Added missing //$Titles to certain weapons.
-Added rotations to the Shademan Knight prop by Copy Robot
-Added new inventory flag to prevent fall damage from making you vanish on death.
-duofistboss renamed to DuoFist_Campaign and moved to evilrobot.txt
-Time Stopper will now always deal 5 damage.
-Added some textural updates to MM6DW1 by Watzup7856
-Proto Buster's shield now utilizes warping.
-Added the "intensePlaying" bool to fix intense music constantly replaying itself.
-Tornado Hold can no longer carry you through thin 3D Floors.
-MMCTF24's blue poles given +FORCEYBILLBOARD.
-MMBCOL Ice Machines now properly take frags from players.
-Dark Man boss battle damage and animations tweaked slightly to improve clarity/difficulty.
-Megaman Playerclass now starts with "mm8bdmplayer" inventory.
-Added a new postgame cutscene in Dr. Light's lab.


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Rejected / Re: campaign mode on v6
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:56:10 PM »
Unfortunately not possible, and better saved for a separate mod.

MM8BDM Discussion / Re: Restarting Singleplayer?
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:14:10 AM »
Type mm8bdm_saveprogress 0 on the console and start a new game.

Rejected / Re: [SUGGESTION] FrostMan map alternate music
« on: October 31, 2018, 04:20:58 PM »
We try not to add beta/unused content unless absolutely necessary (this was suggested a while back and rejected).

MM8BDM Discussion / Re: MM8BDM V6 - Development begins!
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:37:35 AM »
Double Gear will be addressed in the MM11 update, which will not be coming out for a very long time!

MM8BDM Discussion / Re: MM8BDM V6 - Development begins!
« on: October 30, 2018, 09:39:52 PM »
Cute idea but it would probably inflate the difficulty of that section needlessly.

I know that you will end up making your own, but perhaps some inspiration might help?

We're good on weapon designs/sprites for now don't worry.

Closed / Re: No health/ammo numbers during Evil Energy Robot fight
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:47:59 PM »
Fixed as a consequence of the weird fix we had to do stop the hud ammo numbers crashing online.

Closed / Re: [Bug] Beat Support doesn't show up online
« on: October 28, 2018, 10:34:30 PM »

Closed / Re: [BUG] Projectile-shooting props don't properly take frags.
« on: October 28, 2018, 08:49:02 PM »

Rejected / Re: Not a bug report, but a question.
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:50:54 PM »
We ended up using that sound for Super Arm.

Bugs/Suggestions / Re: Final Boss visual glitch
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:42:49 PM »
This should only happen if you're in software mode, but this boss should be unavailable in software mode. Did you use cheats to get there?

Pending / Re: [Feature] Projectile Team Colors
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:39:52 PM »
Just noting this will probably be something to be considered for V6, but not V5D

As with most of your suggestions, this would have been amazing to have in hindsight but adding them now would just add more confusion to modders already accustomed to making new content. Might be worth coming back to if a "MM8BDM the overhaul edition" ever happens, but at that point I think I'd rather move on to something else.

Rejected / Re: suggestion: deathmatch with armor
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:32:28 PM »
Seems unnecessary since nothing in the Megaman universe really relates to armor, plus it doesn't add much to the game other than more obscurity of how much damage you will have to put into a player to kill them.

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