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Offline hans

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PREVIEW: shua-mu1
« on: September 21, 2013, 10:32:34 PM »
I've uploaded shua-mu1 to the UA File Archive, so it should be available soon. 

Shua-mu1 stands for "Super-Hero Unlimited Adventures - Marvel Universe 1." 

Here's some info from the text file:


MODULE NAME:          The Untimers, Issue #1: "ParadoXikill!"
                                  (SHUA-mu1.dsn)

SIZE:                           1.77 MB

PLATFORM:                  PC

REQUIREMENTS:          UA v1.2, UAShell (v8.40 or later).

AUTHOR:                      hans

DESCRIPTION:           Recruited by a time-traveler, an unlikely
                                  team of superheroes is given an important,
                                  but unsavory mission during the Silver Age
                                  of Marvel Comics.   
             
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*MOD INFO*

Genre:                               Super-Hero, Marvel Comics Universe.
Number of Dungeons:       15 (a misleading statistic). 
Number of Overlands:       0 
Mandatory Party Size:       6 (Pre-made, please LOAD game "A").
Party Level:                       8 (Use the pre-made party).
Starting Equipment:          Special.
Pre-Made Party:                Yes -- Absolutely MANDATORY, LOAD game "A".
Average Playtime:             60-90 minutes.

*ART INFO* 

New Icons:                     YES!
New Pics:                       YES!
New BigPics:                  YES!
New Maps:                     If you mean used for more BigPics, YES!
New Sprites:                  YES!

*HACK INFO*

New Character Icons:            YES!
New Backdrops:                     YES!
New Wall Art:                         YES!
New Dungeon Combat Art:    YES!
New Wilderness Combat Art: YES!
New Combat Sprites:             YES, a mix of those that have gone before.
New Frame Art:                      YES, standard SHUA, just tweaked.
New Always Icons:                 YES, for no good reason.
New Title Art:                         YES!
New Font:                              YES!
New Items:                            SHUA standard.
New CKIT Edits:                     SHUA standard.
New Music:                            YES!
New Sound Effects:               No.

Offline Milos Gulan

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Re: PREVIEW: shua-mu1
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 03:39:40 AM »
Thanks. Looks good ;) I will try playing this soon.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2013, 03:43:50 AM by Rainbower »

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Re: PREVIEW: shua-mu1
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 07:22:42 PM »

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Re: PREVIEW: shua-mu1
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 07:51:02 PM »
A couple of differences between this, and my previous SHUA mods:

It uses a full party of 6 PCs, rather than a single one (ie: Marshal Mars/Major Mystery/GuardÆon). 

It takes place in an established comicbook universe, rather than one of my own.  Specifically, the Marvel Universe.   

The PCs are pre-mades (I wasn't quite ready to go make-your-owns, yet).  I admit that I had fun trying to weave them into the existing Marvel Universe, and also make them Marvel-ish heroes, thematically and in attitude. 

I believe that this mod was a helpful and necessary step to take before I go back to work on Rocco Taku's really big SHUA project.  Doing this mod, and also playing through Nol's X-Men1, again, but with this mod's pre-made party, helped me get a better handle on the SHUA Worldhack's way of handling stats (the FASERIP system). 

The several fights are winnable, but may prove hard for some players.  Just post, here, if you find you need some tips. 

Here's an image, which I converted for a mod pic, of one of the PCs: 


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Re: PREVIEW: shua-mu1
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 11:28:35 PM »
Thanks for that :) I will play it as soon as I can ;)

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Re: PREVIEW: shua-mu1
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 07:30:32 PM »
Ben J wrote in his review:

...Great art and music choices as always (I particularly liked the inclusion of "In the Year 2525")...
 

Thanks for your review, Ben!   :D

That's always been one of my favorite songs, ever since I first heard it as a boy, back in the '60s.  I was delighted to have been able to tailor a midi version small enough to use in UA (7.99 kb) that was also a complete version (3:34 min.).  I had to lose things like the entire drum track, and some back-up instruments, but I was still pretty satisfied with the final result. 

All the tunes in this one were from the 1960's, which is when most of the adventure is set.  Half of them were also "time"-related, like In the Year 2525

I enjoy putting together soundtracks for my mods, and my SHUA ones really let me go eclectic.   ;D