Hey, guys, sorry about the lack of updates for YSQ lately. I haven't been up to working on YSQ for quite a while. but now I'm up to it. But enough about that, you want to hear about what I've been up to with YSQ, right? Well, I've got two words for you: VWF dialogues. Yep, I'm using that in YSQ like so:
I'm no longer going to use the original game's message boxes in YSQ (or any other hack I'll make after YSQ for that matter), since I'm no longer bound by the limits of the old messages. Not only can I write longer messages, but I can even add features to the text, like having a delay between some parts of the text (for example, in the above picture, all the text in the message doesn't appear all at once. It delays in some parts to make it look more like Yoshi is talking), I can change the placement and size of the message box, I can even add options to the messages, like this:
Since you have to make a choice to advance the text, more often than not, the choice that eventually causes the message to end (rather than looping infinitely) will be the first choice, so that those that don't want to read the text for whatever reason can easily skip through it. In this case, though, either choice will eventually end the message, since the purple Yoshi won't take "no" for an answer and will pretend that you said yes anyway.
Also, I plan on using these messages during the cutscenes where Yoshi acquires an egg (except for the one where
Yoshi gets the fake egg and gets upset about it
, possibly) and maybe during the scenario rooms. I also plan on finishing that tutorial that I said was going to do, since it's a lot less tedious to write it out in a message box rather than placing individual letters on layer 1 and 2. This tutorial can be accessed by hitting the message box that originally just listed some of Yoshi's controls in Yoshi's house.
After a quick explanation of what this message is for, you will be taken to this menu, where you can learn all about Yoshi's cool moves and abilities. This in-game tutorial will be useful to those that didn't read the readme that comes with YSQ, since, after watching various LPs of YSQ, it's pretty obvious that quite a few people don't read the readme to learn about Yoshi's unique controls, considering what some of them tried to do to get past some obstacles (Tongue jumping? Seriously?). Also, like any other message boxes in the game, this tutorial will have some silly text in in to make it a bit more interesting to read.
Also, as a bonus, I'll list some of the messages that I've changed quite a bit in the game (highlight them to see them):
Originally posted by Yoshi, after Giant Chasm is flooded
Yoshi: What the?! Why is the cave suddenly filled with lemonade? Oh well, Yoshi felt thirsty anyway. *gulp* Ewww! Yuck! This is the worst lemonade Yoshi has ever tasted! Bleh! What kind of lemonade is this?!
As you can see, this message has been rewritten from what it was originally. I'd imagine that this is what Yoshi would say/do in this situation.
Originally posted by Yoshi, after reaching the end of Giant Chasm
Yoshi: Yoshi is glad that this is over with! What brand of lemonade was this? It tasted like pee!
This message was also rewritten to go along with the other new message in this level. What Yoshi now says is pretty ironic, since Yoshi has no idea what he actually drank.
Originally posted by the message box in Fattening Plains
If you are a Yoshi, you better be careful (or not. it depends)! In this strange place, all the food here is unusually addictive and fattening to Yoshis. Even touching any of it can cause you to lose your self control. Lose all of it, and you'll doom yourself to a life of fatness, never-ending food cravings, and people wanting to give you hugs. If you are not a Yoshi, then you won't be affected by any of the food.
Both of this level's messages have been merged into one message. Not only that, but I've added some more information that would have made the message too fat to fit in the old message boxes.
Originally posted by the purple switch when it's pressed
By pressing the Purple Switch, you made all the purple dotted line blocks become solid. What were you thinking when you decided to press the switch? You'll never be able to fall through these blocks ever again! Are you proud of yourself now?
What was I thinking when I decided to change this message? I was going to put in layer 3 graphics of the switch block graphics, but they refused to cooperate with me, so I had to take them out and rewrite the message a bit.
As for other updates to YSQ, I don't have much else to say right now.
Mario's Strange Quest V1.6
Yoshi's Strange Quest V1.3
/ V1.3.1 Beta 4.6
Mario & Yoshi's Strange Quests
My SMW/SMAS/SMAS+W disassembly
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