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January 15, 2021, 07:32:19 PM
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Re: The Robots are Revolting! (DOS Reborn) [Weapons Pack Released!]
« Reply #210 on: January 15, 2021, 07:32:19 PM »
Worry not. Their actual, "official" colors haven't changed since we made the banner (which we should probably update sometime).

If you want the actual translations, I have them as well:
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Sonic Man -- Translation "192:192=105:105", "198:198=118:118"
Volt Man -- Translation "192:192=94:94", "198:198=162:162"
Dyna Man -- Translation "192:192=87:87", "198:198=207:207"
Knife Man -- Translation "192:192=41:41", "198:198=38:38"
Braze Man -- Translation "192:192=94:94", "198:198=227:227"
Bit Man -- Translation "192:192=215:215", "198:198=166:166"
Shark Man -- Translation "192:192=205:205", "198:198=77:77"
Buoy Man -- Translation "192:192=218:218", "198:198=60:60"
Petrol Man -- Translation "192:192=87:87", "198:198=195:195"

Here's a fun bit of trivia, too. Putting aside the literal years of grief I gave the team over Shark Man's current colors (I advocated to make him gray, but was in the vast minority), you'll notice that Buoy Man is colored a bit strangely--purple instead of blue. This was for a couple of reasons, including helping him stand out against the other blue Robot Masters, but the foremost reason was to give a small nod to Robot Masters like Napalm Man and Crystal Man, whose artwork depict them as one color but whose sprites depict them as another. I guess you could call it a roundabout sort of authenticity.

January 16, 2021, 01:54:50 AM
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Re: The Robots are Revolting! (DOS Reborn) [Weapons Pack Released!]
« Reply #211 on: January 16, 2021, 01:54:50 AM »
Much appreciated

January 16, 2021, 03:19:38 AM
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Re: The Robots are Revolting! (DOS Reborn) [Weapons Pack Released!]
« Reply #212 on: January 16, 2021, 03:19:38 AM »
Not Bad.

January 28, 2021, 05:47:52 PM
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« Reply #213 on: January 28, 2021, 05:47:52 PM »
Oh, wow.

I completely missed this. This is bloody freaking huge, though!

Woah, I didn't actually think you'd do it one day, despite remaining hopeful
DOSReborn is a project I've gotten incredibly attached to, even if I didn't participate in it.

I want to give all you peeps much deserved messages of gratitude and love, this is a huge contribution to this game, I really can't thank enough.

How was this done? Did you receive help from anybody, or did you learn how to code weps just so you could finally do this?

January 28, 2021, 06:34:27 PM
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« Reply #214 on: January 28, 2021, 06:34:27 PM »
For a while, about half of the weapons were done (by myself, mostly, with assistance from Lego and Badz), a few were partway made, and the rest were merely conceptualized and sprited. Trillster offered to finish the remaining ones for us, and then made them compatible with his own Modular Weapons project. Without his contributions, they probably would have stayed in limbo for a while longer.

January 31, 2021, 06:04:58 PM
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« Reply #215 on: January 31, 2021, 06:04:58 PM »
Props to Trill, then, and everyone who had a part in this, of course. I'm very glad this is finally out.

I've tested the weapons for myself, and I'd say that they all work pretty well, I'd say most of them are really good,
the only outcry being Plasma Cutter.

In practice, a short range weapon that needs to hit twice in a row to work, in a frantic platform shooter is not worth the trouble. It's rendered practically null by the fact that everything else is a better option, running straight into enemy fire just ends in you being fragged and other melee weapons just do more damage, more consistently.

I think an extension of its range or width to make up for how crazy unsafe it is could elevate it a whole lot.