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 on: September 24, 2017, 03:14:16 AM 
Started by Majora - Last post by Majora
9/23/2017: Updated with a quick piece in the style of Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. Wrote this piece for a short video trailer in the works for one of the Golden Sun Decor Minecraft mods.

Villain Encounter

 on: September 24, 2017, 02:24:21 AM 
Started by Fox - Last post by Fox
Well.... I'm at a problem.
I log in and it asks me to confirm identity... give me two options to select from.
>Receive a text.
>Receive an automated phone call.

I'm too lazy to deal with this... so I probably won't bother. (There's no money on it, anyway, and I was simply intending to look around if anything's been changed the last time I checked... which was a long time ago.)

EDIT: When I say problem... I also refer to time of day... but that's obvious. But also that I can't be bothered?

So yeah. There's that.
I know these are mostly small things... But they also add more to why I don't find Paypal all that user-friendly.... so I'm not interested in using it. (Unless that protection can be disabled? Most of the time I find having that more of a nuisance then not having it being a risk. Both are risks of their own in either way. ... And... I didn't even forget my password. :/)
Steam's a little better. = They require password and email code. (If using SteamGuard... which is probably optional?)

I would look more into Patreon... but there's a part of me that doesn't feel like it right now.... Not sure if I should stress over it or not.
So... unless someone can prove to me simple donation options... I'll just stick to suggestions of Bitcoin and Gift cards.... as primary options. And if I somehow manage to get Paypal up and working... (Either from messing around with the same account if I choose to... a bit later, or creating a new one.)... then it could be a secondary option.

 on: September 24, 2017, 02:13:04 AM 
Started by Fox - Last post by dawnbomb
well, verify your paypal! (also im like 99% sure you don't need paypal linked to a bank to use it to buy things.)

and, i have had no problems with paypal. they really only axe people doing illegal or sketchy things.

really tho, could try patreon.

 on: September 24, 2017, 01:38:46 AM 
Started by Fox - Last post by Fox
@Majora: Cool! Don't worry, C# isn't too difficult.

@dawnbomb: I thought about paypal, actually... But I saw it as a non-option. (Unless for some reason it's actually usable?) - I don't have a "verified" paypal anyway.... Though I have SSN (and have it memorized.) ... I did not attach it to a bank account or whatever that other was. - I think it can still be used as an unverified IIRC?, but I can't remember the limitations... ; EDIT: OH! Also!. If The developer of no$gba got banned from paypal for his emulators... then I'm not sure about pursuing that route. :P

@GS3 editor = Yeah... Also, when the data formats are similar, it can sometimes mean you can do all three at once... But ummm.....

@DS = Something like that. ; I don't imagine ROM space would be that difficult to manage given that there is a file system.... But when it comes to resizing data tables and stuff... well... one will have to be mindful of how it fits in RAM. (All DS games load data to RAM before using the data....  unlike GBA, which has the ROM memory-mapped, and ready to be accessed immediately.)

EDIT2: If we like the no$ dev... and would want to follow in their footsteps... we can read the paragraphs about paypal here:

 on: September 24, 2017, 12:56:02 AM 
Started by Fox - Last post by dawnbomb
i would be able to do heavy feedback, and patreon could be cool.

as for donations, do it the NORMAL WAY everyone does it and setup a paypal.

the way i see it, GS1 and GS2 already have editors, lets get a GS3 editor before working on a second one for GS1/2. (altho the resist, power, and most importantly eLv editor of enemies in GS magic to make enemies resist status effects is extremely helpful)

i imagine DS roms being way larger then a GBA game, you can just expand the rom file then have infinite free space to work with.

 on: September 23, 2017, 10:35:26 PM 
Started by Fox - Last post by Majora
I can chip in with coding where I can. C# would be new to me but I can learn. We use a lot of SQL sprocs and use Java for backend stuff occasionally. Learned Visual Basic For Applications for fun in 2015 just from coming up with solutions for Excel problems and asking Google for the basics and stack overflow for the crazy stuff, lol.

 on: September 23, 2017, 03:28:45 PM 
Started by Fox - Last post by Atrius
Attachments should be fixed now.

 on: September 23, 2017, 07:59:51 AM 
Started by Fox - Last post by Fox
I have decided to document these here in the feedback forum instead of letting them get lost in the chatbox. (Crosses fingers and hopes Atrius gets an email if he has this forum on Notify.)

1. I tried to upload an attachment earlier... only to get an error that says

Cannot access attachments upload path!

Fortunately, I was able to upload the image offsite.


2. "Quick editing" posts messes up the edit line.

« : 12:39:35 AM Fox »

But if you refresh the page, it returns to normal.

 on: September 23, 2017, 06:08:20 AM 
Started by Fox - Last post by Fox
Okay cool.
When I first started gsmagic.... I had every intention to keep my gsmagic editor freeware and open-sourced. - I want to appeal to those who do not have jobs as well.
But.... I do like the idea of having an option for Donations. (Not sure how I want to set that up, but I see Lishy, dawnbomb, you, etc. as potential donators.) ; Bitcoin is the easy option, but maybe not most reliable, ... I have no idea. - Donations via PMing wal-mart, amazon, etc. gift card codes... without any set-up.... is super easy, though. Right? (That is without even transaction fees. Though I'm sure the 90% from Patreon is likely higher than the 100% from here, theoretically. :P )
gsmagic is currently coded in C#.

Following a micro-transactions strategy probably could be a good idea, but I don't see how that'd exactly work... Haha... I'm imagining ads for hacks and stuff. :P

Perfect world thing sounds interesting, but one thing at a time, I guess... The best dev team to have would be the people already here, though... as they already have a head start at how GS works..... however, we need people willing to jump in and really learn... just as I and Salanewt had years ago.

Another idea I just thought of: There's also the Early Access payment idea too... Like to be on the testing team. :P

 on: September 23, 2017, 05:40:36 AM 
Started by Fox - Last post by Majora
Hmm, that is a good question. There are two ways of looking at it that I can think of. On one hand, the development of a tool designed to work with ROM or ISO copies of a complex game with valuable features like reading and writing data, viewing game assets, value editing, etc. requires a healthy amount of research time and a specialized skill set that may even be foreign to many software engineers. Out of any big development task I can think of, this is one that would definitely warrant a good paycheck and the work of a team. Nothing crazy like a SCRUM project or anything lol, but it's a big enough project that it could easily overwhelm any one person. On the other, a bit of a precedent has been set in that Atrius' editor is a labor-of-love freeware release, and this editor is the inarguable trendsetter for similar tools (just recently I randomly came across a Pokemon site discussion talking about how much they wish they had an editor like Atrius' editor for Pokemon games -- it's a wonderful tool!). Perhaps a shareware, trialware, or commercial release would leave a bitter taste in the mouth for users accustomed to the free tool, especially for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, which doesn't receive quite the same amount of praise as its predecessors (a bit unfairly all in all; I think of it in the same way as StarFox Adventures -- a great game, but fans more set in their ways than others often receive change poorly, which can stifle creativity and impede the success of a series in the long run).

If I had to think about it, if the tool delivers the same features in a way as easily understood and used as Atrius' tool, users would be willing to pay for it at the end of the day. One comparable example I have is the paid Minecraft modeling software Cubik Studio by oBeeware. I've recently changed over to it from several years of Java modeling in Techne, a similar software. It has the same features as the latter, but offers improved compatibility with other model formats like OBJ, JSON, etc. and importantly, it improves on its modeling features, offering greater user control and a great UI. That product sells as a one-time payment for a user license with lifetime updates for roughly $20-25 USD.

Perhaps crowdfunding through Patreon is an option? Do you know which language you want the tool coded in?

In a perfect world, I would plan the project in phases, starting with the completion of research and documentation of Dark Dawn during a period of time spent crowdfunding online (on sites such as the Golden Sun Subreddit, fansites, Nintendo fan sites, etc.) and beginning development of the tool soon after, using any funds to commission a UI designer to model the tool and software engineer to design the backend and implement the features prioritized by how easy they are to add.

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December 09, 2017, 04:24:14 AM
Majora: Import old forum posts for reference, perhaps take posts containing important info like documentation away from the old stickied forum post model and make them into their own pages on a site with an in-built search bar. Might help with SEO, too. If nothing else, perhaps whipping them into PDFs and hosting them via Scribd? The possibilities are boundless when it comes to restructuring a site
December 09, 2017, 04:20:02 AM
Majora: Just a nice idea to have even if it doesn't come to fruition. Updating, modernizing, always a good idea. Could probably do something pretty nifty using a good Wordpress theme
December 09, 2017, 04:15:45 AM
Majora: Would be kind of neat to do something like that for GSHC. Could change it up a bit to show all tweets/instagram posts/facebook posts/golden sun subreddit posts all in one sidebar. It would be cool in that it gives the site it's on (and the topic in general) appear more lively and active, which is a plus
December 09, 2017, 04:14:19 AM
Majora: That does sound interesting. One cool thing I've seen some sites use is a sort of unique take on a sidebar option that acts like a social media integration (like, "See GSHC's latest Tweets"). It displays activity from a variety of related sites, such as Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
December 09, 2017, 12:58:53 AM
Fox: And the way it'd work via code is not that all users would instantly get nicknames the minute you register... but rather, the moment you view a name if it doesn't have a nickname, it gets one. (My Thoughts.)
December 09, 2017, 12:53:55 AM
Fox: (I was thinking that it would be "Name (Nickname)" ... The nickname is what you first known the user as, and you can change that yourself... and the Name is what the user wants to be called... Something like that.
December 09, 2017, 12:47:56 AM
Fox: So like... for starters, one idea I had was to make it so anyone can name anyone... much like how it works on Skype, and you (the namer) would be the only one to see it, and such...
December 09, 2017, 12:45:02 AM
Fox: Would need to be carefully thought out and tested, though.
December 09, 2017, 12:43:02 AM
Fox: I'm thinking I could make it so that name changes can happen whenever... (Without any limit)... Since I believe there's a way to do it with minimum confusion. (I think.) Hmm....
December 09, 2017, 12:31:36 AM
Fox: (I mean an offline version... at least initially.)
December 09, 2017, 12:25:01 AM
Fox: Now that I have thought about it a bit more, would I be right to assume that GSHC would be one of the most interesting websites to administrate, or no? It's sad to see not much going on with it. == I almost want to make a concept website at some point. :D Anyway, how is everyone doing today?
December 06, 2017, 12:12:59 AM
Fox: Like... Start using Github or something... Do like how many of those other projects such as Citra (WIP 3DS Emulator) does. Etc.
December 06, 2017, 12:08:12 AM
Fox: No idea. I just wish OpenGoldenSun would release it as unfinished, but oh well.
December 05, 2017, 06:52:09 AM
MaxiPower: Bummed out that the open golden sun project is dead it seems with no actitivy in close to a year at this point. Is there any hope left in any other projects?
November 27, 2017, 10:25:28 AM
Fox: (When I say research, mainly refering to the data in the game, though checking websites can count to a degree.)
November 27, 2017, 09:52:27 AM
Fox: Maybe. But Dark Dawn is meh, hahah... I still research it, though, because data can be interesting.
November 27, 2017, 05:28:36 AM
Portakin: I'm here! This game is underrated!
November 25, 2017, 08:03:23 PM
Fox: .... and the email listed in that post makes me think we should just make a new rules topic with most of the same information. (So the old ones can be sort o archived.)
November 25, 2017, 07:59:47 PM
Fox: "and in addition to the bot being banned, I will remove the advertisement and lock the thread."  ... From what I've seen in the last couple years, this should be changed to "delete the thread."
November 24, 2017, 03:46:07 AM
Fox: Happy birthday Salanewt (Since it is mentioned in the Upcoming Caledar.) And Thanksgiving to my fellow GSHCers!

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