Work on X-Bomber the Game ground to a halt over the last several weeks, but now that I have the first full week's holiday since November, I should be able to revisit it.
In the meantime, here's a playthrough video of level 2; the asteroid field.
The WingBlade lock-on-lightning weapon for Dai-X gets some use near the end.
It's a Dai-X-centric Star Fleet Saturday this week...
I found these drawings by ESAkings and Guredius a couple of months ago.
Like I might've mentioned a while back, there seemed to be a lot of Japanese artists working on Star Fleet illustrations all-of-a-sudden.
I got my Lower Decks type II phaser!
Actually, that's a complete fib. This is the phaser released for Star Trek: Insurrection when I was 12 but it's clearly meant to be the same one as this, that they use in ST:LD.
I think, this came from Beatties, which was a great hobby shop in Newcastle. It mustn't have been long before they closed.
After about a month of working from home, I was really feeling the need for a bit of a boost, so I found a Product Enterprise SHADO lunar interceptor, from UFO to reinforce my top cabinet, which is mostly full of Gerry Anderson gear.
I just took it out of its box today.
We might get complaints here, along the lines of "This isn't Star Fleet Saturday. This is a shameful plug."
Anyway, a few people were asking if I could do some video walkthroughs of X-Bomber the Game, and so, here is Level 1.
I found that Windows will record any full-screen application that it identifies as a game, if you hit [Win+Alt+R] with it open.
You can go into [Windows > Settings > Gaming] and make it record at 60fps in higher quality and it gives quite a good result that way.
Following on from last week's Star Fleet Saturday, about the Evolution Toys Dai-X...
Twitter user "tLCBb9MzW9mFSat" created a 90cm-long plasticard X-Bomber to scale with the Evolution Dai-X.
The project stopped because it became apparent that the model would need to be rebuilt with a wood or metal internal frame, in order to give it the right rigidity.
In 2014 Evolution Toys released a combining die-cast action figure of Dai-X with magnetic joints as part of their Dynamite Action line.
Twitter user; Diaclonexxx found a novel way of assembling it.
Meanwhile Unyao made a nice project out of repainting and weathering it.
I finally located a copy of the fourth and final volume of the French Bomber X comic.
The condition of the cover was ... not particularly good, but for 2 Euros, I decided to go for it, since I didn't know when, or if, I'd see another one.
Anyway, I managed to scrub the image up and take away most traces of the creases.
Taking the rest of the week off; first holiday in ages ...
I have a page-long list of bugs to fix and additions to make for v0.84g, but the most annoying and difficult one is now definitely ticked off.
I really like Planet Replicas. They do some really good stuff. Their Thunderbirds stun gun is brilliant as well.
Anyway, throw down your weapons and prepare to be judged!