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Offline Vanya

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[ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« on: October 25, 2010, 08:59:03 PM »
Having searched high and low for these maps to no avail, I've decided to introduce myself here with this project.
I present you with the map for stage 1 and offer a heart 'Hello' to everyone here. Enjoy.

Full Stage Maps:
Stage 1 Complete (Unmarked)

Sectioned Maps/WIP:

1-1a Finished (split because Photobucket sucks)


1-1b


1-1a' (Night)


1-1b' (Night)


1-2 Finished


1-3 Finished


2-1 WIP

« Last Edit: November 11, 2010, 04:36:19 PM by Vanya »

Offline TerraEsperZ

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 09:39:54 PM »
Welcome on board Dude/Dudette! This looks really neat and makes me eager to see the real thing :)
Current project that are on hold because job burnout :
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Offline alucard

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 11:57:37 AM »
Awesome, no one has ever mapped this game before. I look forward to you finishing it.

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 12:10:47 PM »
Oh, it's been done, just not done well at all.
Current project that are on hold because job burnout :
-Drill Dozer (GBA)
-Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis)
-Naya's Quest (PC)

Offline Vanya

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 07:45:36 PM »
Yeah, I've seen those. For my purposes I need something more... precise.
I'm actually working on a gamemaker project that combines all the various remakes of Castlevania/Akumajou Dracula in the ultimate 8-bit remake. But I don't want to talk about that here.

As I work on these I will add in all the little sprite props that the game uses.

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 03:29:18 PM »
Oh, it's been done, just not done well at all.

I should also point out that the ones on that site are at 1/2 normal resolution.

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 08:21:02 PM »
Oh, it's been done, just not done well at all.

I should also point out that the ones on that site are at 1/2 normal resolution.

I got the impression that he took a bunch of screenshots and cropped them together. But yes, they are very small and I really dont consider them to be maps based off the way they look.

Offline Vanya

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 10:10:35 PM »
I'm making my maps off of MAME screenshots too. I'm just being more accurate and clean about it.
I'm working on stage 2, but I don't have a way to turn off graphics layers. It's taking ages to remove the fog in the first section so you can get a clear view.

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 02:13:57 PM »
Is the map you posted in the first post in this thread the final map or will yours be bigger?

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010, 11:04:19 AM »
It's full size. Here, I'll add a download lik to the first post and a WIP of stage 2.

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 12:59:07 PM »
the full size looks really good

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 06:25:00 PM »
Thanks! ^_^

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2010, 06:26:20 PM »
Updated Stage 2 with a bit more progress.

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2010, 12:11:42 AM »
I am excited that someone is mapping this game. I wish I knew how to or I would do it myself. Are you a Castlevania fan or just of this game?

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2010, 11:59:51 AM »
I'm a big fan! I've been playing Castlevania since I was like 13 and discovered CV3. (I'm 32 now.)
I'm an amateur game designer and programmer and I'm working on a project that involves the maps for CV1 and all of it's remakes.
I actually hadn't played passed the first stage of HC until I needed the maps.
It's a very challenging game and one of the few CV games I never beat.