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Offline rreyelts

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« Posted 2003-03-14 20:34:17 »

We're looking for some developers and artists to join a team to develop an online, multiplayer, Final Fantasy Tactics clone.

Want to develop and showcase your artistic talent or client-side programming skills? We're looking for you.

Please send an e-mail to toby@reyelts.com

God bless,
-Toby Reyelts

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Offline leknor

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ROCK!!!


« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-03-14 22:40:20 »

rock!
Offline oNyx

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pixels! :x


« Reply #2 - Posted 2003-03-15 04:27:23 »

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Offline cfmdobbie

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2003-03-15 07:05:00 »

Scissors!  I win! Grin

Seriously, every time Leknor says "Rock!" I think of "Tribute" by Tenacious D.  I don't like much of their music, but that song is marvellous.  Whoops, gone off topic...

Okay, is there anyone but me who hasn't a clue what Final Fantasy Tactics is? Huh Grin

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Offline Chman

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2003-03-15 08:45:26 »

Yeah...

FFT is a tactics game released 2 or 3 weeks ago on GBA in Japon... The game is success there...

The game take place in the Final Fantasy universe, so if you don't know about previous FF games................

Just look at http://www.fft-a.com/index_top.html for more details...

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Chman
Offline cfmdobbie

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2003-03-15 09:50:39 »

Err, yeah I'd found that page, but my Japanese is a little... errr... rusty... Grin

The official English site does a lot for describing the characters' history and describing the different things you can do during a battle, but completely avoids telling you anything about what the hell the game actually is! Roll Eyes

After a lot more research, I believe it is a turn-based fantasy-themed multi-character RPG in traditional Japanese cutesy graphics.  Is this right?


Ahh, Final Fantasy.  The only game of the series I've played is Final Fantasy Adventure on the original Game Boy.  An amazing game!  I loved every minute of it, and would have played it to completion, were it not for two problems.  One, I somehow found myself in a network of about four rooms in between two locked doors, without a key.  My game was over, and I'd have to start over again - which I promptly did.  Unfortunately (two) I lent the game to my sister's boyfriend, who then became an ex-boyfriend, and I never saw him or it again. Cry

But the game stayed with me, and while I haven't played the game for about ten years I can still with remember all the music.  I was *delighted* recently to find a .GBS archive of the music, and a WinAmp2 GBS reader!

I've been trying to track it down recently, but to no avail.  If FFT is *anything* like FFA, I'll buy it the day it's released in the UK.

Hellomynameis Charlie Dobbie.
Offline rreyelts

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2003-03-15 13:02:51 »

After a lot more research, I believe it is a turn-based fantasy-themed multi-character RPG in traditional Japanese cutesy graphics.  Is this right?

Kind of, but not really. FFT came out for the original PSX several years ago. It's really not like any of the other final fantasy games. Like I've tried to say before, it's more like an rpg, super-chess. Play consists of battles surrounded by plot line. Battle takes place on an isometric board laid out like a chess board, along with varying heights for each tile, and varying terrain for each tile (for example grass, water, lava, stone, etc...). Play ensues one piece/character at a time. Each character gets a move turn and an attack turn. Each character has their own special sets of stats and capabilities which are related to their class. Much like chess, each different type of attack has a special range and an area of affect. For example, a squire has the capability to throw a stone a total distance of three tiles (or something like that). The stone only hits a single tile. Unlike chess, height is also factored into the equation, and movement capabilities are separated from attack capabilities. As another example, a wizard may be able to only move three tiles, but he can cast spells which reach six tiles away and have an area of effect of eight tiles. Every action you take in battle garners your characters more experience. As they gain more experience, they can learn cool new skills from their class, and gain more levels. As they gain more levels you can change them into more powerful classes - like ninjas, summoners, and calculators. Of course, in Squaresoft fashion, the special characters in the game that are important to the plotline have their own cool unique classes and skills. On top of all that, characters can all be equipped with special items that affect their movement, attack damage, available capabilities, etc...

Anyway, the game is very good. The official home page appears to be at http://www.squaresoft.com/web/games/fft/fft-index3.html but I think you have got to play it to really understand it.

It sounds like FFTA is a fairly straightforward port of FFT to the GBA, just like many of the other games that exist for the GBA.

God bless,
-Toby Reyelts

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Offline rdcarvallo

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2003-03-19 13:09:24 »

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It sounds like FFTA is a fairly straightforward port of FFT to the GBA, just like many of the other games that exist for the GBA.


FFT for GBA isn't a port.

 And for the FFT Clone project, what skills are required to be in the development  team??

 
Offline rreyelts

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2003-03-19 14:10:38 »

And for the FFT Clone project, what skills are required to be in the development  team??

Tactxs is now the official codename for the project.

We've come to the conclusion that the rendering will either be software (Tactxs-style gameplay doesn't require heavy graphics lifting) or OpenGL-based and abstracted away by a set of interfaces. So, we're looking for people with general graphics programming knowledge and experience with OpenGL is a plus.

Tactxs is also online-multiplayer, so we need work done on the client-server communication, but we're less concerned about that.

As far as programming languages are concerned, we're going to try to keep as much of Tactxs in Java as possible.

What we're lacking the most is somebody who has good artistic sense and is capable with rendering and modeling tools.

God bless,
-Toby Reyelts


About me: http://jroller.com/page/rreyelts
Jace - Easier JNI: http://jace.reyelts.com/jace
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Offline leknor

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ROCK!!!


« Reply #9 - Posted 2003-03-19 14:42:35 »

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And for the FFT Clone project, what skills are required to be in the development  team??
Hard to say right now. I guess perseverance would be a big skill right now. If you look around you won't find many games with the depth of the battle system and coming up with one is going to be a huge undertaking.

Currently there are just three of us. Currently we are leaning towards a small team instead of a wide open anyone can join. We aren't gonna try to clone FFT. The goal is currently a multiplayer game in the spirit of FFT and/or Tactics Orge.

Also what Toby said.
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Offline rdcarvallo

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2003-03-21 06:09:33 »

Umm..
 I have not played much with OpenGL, but in the Java side I had done many things,
 For the graphics knowledge, I've programmed in Java3D since 2001.
 In network programming, a bit of sockets in C, other bit in Java, and a system done in RMI for a turn based strategy game (a online clone of  Konquest included with KDE for Linux)
 I'm not good modeling in 3D, but can draw many types of beings (humans, monsters)
 I think that the graphics style needs to be preserved from FFT, i. e. not using 3d models for the players, effects, spells.
 I will redo my homepage(last updated in '96 Grin )to put some of my work.

 Rafael
Offline sol

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2003-03-21 08:35:22 »

HI there, i've got some skills in java programming from swing to servlet and little in 3D, would you post somes 2D rough so i can saw what you are looking for ! Cool
Offline leknor

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ROCK!!!


« Reply #12 - Posted 2003-03-22 15:00:14 »

rdcarvallo and sol:
I've sent you two a PM with more info. Check your messages.
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