I was browsing my reference/tutorial folder, and I realized that timing sketches is a great way to get faster, so I decided to take it a step further. Do something animated with a 30sec timer for each (9 in this case) frames.I figured a walk cycle would be a good start, but it’s more of a strut.What I find funny is that it totally animates in tune to all the songs I’m listening to.

I was browsing my reference/tutorial folder, and I realized that timing sketches is a great way to get faster, so I decided to take it a step further. Do something animated with a 30sec timer for each (9 in this case) frames.
I figured a walk cycle would be a good start, but it’s more of a strut.

What I find funny is that it totally animates in tune to all the songs I’m listening to.

Here’s roughly what I know of the HUD. Also I realized that the outer lock-on circle also goes yellow for mid range, and blue for way far away.
I love everything of the HUD except for the huuuge lock-on circle. But maybe I can mod it… Later.Also it is kinda a game that is 90% girl characters in somewhat skimpy outfits. Also, the music is cool, but some tracks feel like they don’t suit to me.
Oh, and here’s the Japanese info page:http://www.maroon.dti.ne.jp/yamadayaar/ss2operation.html

Here’s roughly what I know of the HUD. Also I realized that the outer lock-on circle also goes yellow for mid range, and blue for way far away.

I love everything of the HUD except for the huuuge lock-on circle. But maybe I can mod it… Later.

Also it is kinda a game that is 90% girl characters in somewhat skimpy outfits. Also, the music is cool, but some tracks feel like they don’t suit to me.

Oh, and here’s the Japanese info page:
http://www.maroon.dti.ne.jp/yamadayaar/ss2operation.html

So this SoulSaber2 I got isn’t quite a complete, but it’s fun so far. I’ve got ver 1.01, it’s made by a circle called Yamadaya.My main problem with it is the camera, because it’s not really set up for any tight corners or such. Great for running as you can see above.
It’s kinda like a multiplayer team battle, with teams going from I think 2 to 4 in size. Thing is, I’ve got zero luck on finding any English documentation so far, so I’ll just post up controls right here for people (And myself in case muscle memory fails me), and next I’ll dissect the HUD.Arrow keys to move, you’re automatically locked onto someone, so up is towards, back to move away. Left-right will kinda strafe. Double tap to run.
Z Key is melee,
X Key is ranged, I think some characters can hold the button.
C Key is jump and glide,
V is some sort of shield or charge up bullets (I did seem to run out time to time)?
Space changes who you’re locked onto.For key config, the ingame one doesn’t seem to work for me? (Like it’s not implemented or something?) But there are separate config.exe outside of the game. Haven’t messed with it yet.

So this SoulSaber2 I got isn’t quite a complete, but it’s fun so far. I’ve got ver 1.01, it’s made by a circle called Yamadaya.
My main problem with it is the camera, because it’s not really set up for any tight corners or such. Great for running as you can see above.


It’s kinda like a multiplayer team battle, with teams going from I think 2 to 4 in size.
Thing is, I’ve got zero luck on finding any English documentation so far, so I’ll just post up controls right here for people (And myself in case muscle memory fails me), and next I’ll dissect the HUD.

Arrow keys to move, you’re automatically locked onto someone, so up is towards, back to move away. Left-right will kinda strafe. Double tap to run.

Z Key is melee,

X Key is ranged, I think some characters can hold the button.

C Key is jump and glide,

V is some sort of shield or charge up bullets (I did seem to run out time to time)?

Space changes who you’re locked onto.

For key config, the ingame one doesn’t seem to work for me? (Like it’s not implemented or something?) But there are separate config.exe outside of the game. Haven’t messed with it yet.

Comiket Day 3, in which I got there early enough to be covered in other peoples sweat.

Herp, accidentally hit publish before I typed anything.

Well anyways, I got to the ThunderDome just after 10 or 11, and so there was no line just a slow moving mosh-pit. I went to the west-hall, which was a good Idea and I’ll tell you why in a second, because I wanted to by me some indie games. Doujin-soft (as in software) is the word, so I imagine there are some things other than games.

But I wanted games, and I got games (the most expensive ones were 1,000 yen, that’s about 10$!)

Game list:
ACE OF SEAFOOD - this fucking game. It sounds like a joke when I talk about it, but imagine any of the sort of ace-pilot games, but with fish instead. 100 yen. It might be the best game per price here, or overall.

Ninja Rising, prototype ver. - Girl strider demo pretty much. 100 yen. Looks sweet!

Sky Lens - trial ver 1.1 Another side scrolling action game. Looks promising. I hope it controls like Devil May Cry (1,3,4 that is.) 300 yen.

Soul Saber 2 - It was at a previous Comiket, when I looked up things to expect in the Doujin-soft department. It’s some sort of run + gun 3d action game, with what looks like special costumes and clothing damage. Oh, and boobs. 1000 yen, but also it is a full game. And sequel? I looked up the first game, and apparently its a broken as shit 3D fighter with okay 3D.

Last is by that was kinda impulse, Fault Milestone One, because it looks like fantasy mideval Higurashi in the preview video I saw. 1000 yen for the steam key, The CD was more expensive only slightly, but I don’t remember how much.

Anyway, the east halls were sweaty people filled hell. It was also hentai day, so I was a little awkward wading through men to find out I was in the wrong half of the east hall, and to run to other side to get what I was looking for. A tame PSO2 comic that was just there on a weird day!

After that I elected to abandon the rest of the things on my list, visited cosplayers, and curled up behind a pillar with some ‘drinking icecream.’

So it was searing hot, and everything I wished for. Aside from other’s sweat on me, but a towel helped. And I didn’t die! I also didn’t buy any touhou based games, because I’m not a good shmup player. There was also the slapping game, Carnelian, but I didn’t want it. Don’t get me wrong, though, great game with great art. My brother got it and it came with an art piece and thanks card, and some other stuff.

Comiket Cont.

So Day 1 I got most of my stuff.

Day 2, we missed a bus but found a better train route, I scored some mediocre Attack on Titan swag, and some cat stuff. Missed everything from one anime/Manga I was looking for, Karnival, but that’s okay because someone was still there selling a SHINEY PSO2 Comic. Some of my Attack on Titans loving friends may get some lewd comics, btw.

Also, went to Akihabara again, but this time played some Taiko Drum Master IIDX Gold Edition or whatever. It had Touhou Songs.

Battery is dying on the laptop gotta go.

Also Kewpie Mayo (aka Japanese Mayo) is the best crack ever.

Comiket! (Advice)

And the question of how I roughly distribute stuff among friends when I get back.

And first day kinda sucked because it o.was hot, and I arrived far too late to get the one person’s stuff that I really wanted. At least I arranged for my brother to get me their stuff next time. It was also the day I planed to get the most loot, but luckily I already decided to stay in one side of the event.

So I practically ran everywhere, and got so much stuff that my brother was like ‘whoa.’

So, for anyone planning on a summer comiket, here’s some advice:


A good, large water bottle. You’ll need to drink enough water to keep hydrated, and at least you’ll probably empty the thing by the time you get a ton of comics and stuff. People have died of heatstroke in Comiket I hear. I believe it. Imagine if you will, the largest building you have ever been in, now fill it with people, on the hottest day you have ever experienced, when you wanted to do nothing but sit under the air conditioner. But you can’t, because that guy selling what you need/want will be gone in 20 minutes, and he’s on the other side of the building, and you’re starting to see a line forming. So you need to not die of heatstroke in this situation.

No sugary drinks, not until you’re safe in whatever hovel you’re staying in. It just ain’t water.

T-shirt and shorts. Best comfy shoes ever. - Especially if you’re crazy like me and visited Akihabara afterwords.

Neck towel, wipe away sweat from eyes.

I didn’t bring a little hand-fan, but I got a super sweet Okami one at the second table I visited, and it came in handy. So recommended definitely.

Also look up some more thorough guides than mine.

I’ll use another post to write more about Day 1 and 2.

Stuck inside because of a hurricane in Japan, playing the funniest poker game I’ve ever played. Here’s a hint as to which one it is: It has Brock Samson, Claptrap, Ashley Williams, and Sam and Max.

Guess where I am! Protip: It’s not where I was yesterday!

Guess where I am! Protip: It’s not where I was yesterday!

Drawing one of my favorite characters cause I had a bad day at work.