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SRB2Xtreme: Jade Gully Demo 1.5
Version: v1.0, by TheArcadeStriker (ravioli) TheArcadeStriker is offline
Developer Last Online: Jul 2020

Version: SRB2 Rating: (7 votes - 3.57 average)
Released: 12-29-2019 Last Update: Never Installs: 2
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Here's the first release of SRB2Xtreme, a project I ended up starting with a port of Jade Gully Act 1 (which is the main feature of this demo), with the namesake of planning to have levels from Sonic X-treme; the cancelled Saturn/PC Sonic game that never came to be, but that we got some glimpses from these years.

The current plan is to have two acts per zone; the first act being a port of the original level, and the second one being almost brand new, but based on the first one with the assets, some layout/building patterns, and of course the distinct theme it has; like an X-treme level except more fleshed out, finished, and extended than the original maps.

Fresh from new year 2020, the Jade Gully Demo 1.5 features an playable Jade Gully Act 1, straight from Sonic X-treme, with some extra details added that weren't there in the first demo, the ability to double-jump with Sonic, an (currently work-in-progress) lobby map for stage selection, the X-treme HUD, an ring emblem on top of the 5 emblems for JGZ1, and what most wanted to see: The (optional) addition of using X-treme's camera style, made possible with some bundled files that can be used to enable this, and an ReShade preset that can be used to have the Fisheye lens; using both of these get you the closest thing to X-treme's original experience, with the camera and fisheye. (Note that it only comes with an ReShade .INI preset file; you have to follow the instructions below to use it)

(NOTE: The following footage is from an indev version, so it may or may not be outdated to the current version)


Instructions for X-treme camera (and fisheye):
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On the archive there should be an folder called "X-treme camera". Just copy the stuff inside on the game's root, making sure that the WAD is also in the root, and then run SRB2Xtreme.bat to run the game with X-treme camera. Note that due to cam_still on being used on autoexec.cfg to make it work automatically, you would have to relocate/remove the autoexec.cfg file in case you are going to do normal gameplay; and that your configurated keybinds would need being reconfigured in this mode due to that it uses an alternate cfg file to load cam settings. (In any case you don't want to use X-treme camera, you can just load the addon through SRB2)

To use fisheye, you need to download ReShade, use the installer on the game folder with "srb2win.exe" (when it asks you, use DX8/DX9 for the renderer mode), say "Yes" when it asks you to download shaders, check the "PerfectPerspective.fx" shader, and after that is done, copy FISHEYE.ini into the game's root, run the game thru SRB2Xtreme.bat (with the X-treme camera), press Home and select the Fisheye preset; and now you should have fisheye enabled! Note that to disable the fisheye effect when opening the game any further times, you would have to disable the preset or relocate/remove the d3d9.dll file.


Changelog:
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Jade Gully Demo 1.5
-Changed leftside text on titlecard to "SRB2XTREME"
-Fixed X-treme in logo going offscreen in 320x200 and 640x400, and there's an HD logo for highest resolutions
-Removed conveyor property from water in the highest area
-"Good Job!"
-Fixing that the end has an small area where you can fall off
-Fixed an non-translucent bridge FOF on the highest part
-Extra foliage and textures
-Slightly lowered/raised most bridges to add depth
-New stage clear jingle!
-Fixed an untextured linedef somewhere
-Raised walls and the sort in highest area
-Made space behind starting area larger
-Raised Blue Sonic emblem
-Relocated the Red Diamond and Pink Heart emblems
-Still need to fix another HOM/linedef
-JGZ1 now plays Quartz Quadrant Good Future JP
-X-treme HUD added
-Bundled with .cfg and batch file to play with X-treme camera
-Work-in-progress lobby/stage selection map added
-Record Attack now needs you to have completed Jade Gully 1 to unlock
-Dithered Jade Gully sky texture
-Replaced Whirlwind Shield monitor with Elemental monitor
-Fixed missing/underground rings
-Added Ring emblem
-Added some more unlockables

Jade Gully Demo 1.0
-Initial release


Known issues and things to-do:
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There aren't any Time emblems yet
Titlemap has some misaligned dirt and mushrooms :(
Add more to the lobby map (and to you-know-what)
Change Sonic's character select entry to reflect his double jump


Credits:
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MrMystery: Looping OGG for Space Queens
Skye: Assistance on creating the custom tree object
Dead: Idea for using X-treme's Options music in SP character select, and assistance on unlockables
Everyone on SRB2 Discord and Sonic Team Junior staff for all their assistance, feedback and tips in there
Matthew Callaghan: Creator of SX Engine Level Viewer, which I used for reference
sanik: Creator of level viewer for X-treme files that I used for MORE reference
Andrew75: POC footage for Jade Gully (take care!)


I hope you enjoy this release! This one took me some more in the process of figuring out how to recreate the X-treme camera (and make it optional instead of forced), as well as doing bugfixes and the extra stuff, so I hope that it was worth the wait for you guys!

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Old 12-30-2019   #2
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That's pretty x-treme, welcome to releases.
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Old 12-30-2019   #3
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im glad x-treme is getting some love!
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Old 12-30-2019   #4
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Really cool idea. Although it does make you quickly realize how much of Xtreme's core design really relied on that Fish Eye lens to sell its levels. Really cool way to explore maps which are otherwise hard to find elsewhere.

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Old 12-30-2019   #5
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I saw this in the discord and I couldn't wait for the release. Amazing.
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Old 12-30-2019   #6
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Really awesome work! Can't wait for some more levels.
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Old 12-30-2019   #7
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Here's hoping this project has better luck getting completed than axsx had.

That project just got officially canceled.
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Old 12-30-2019   #8
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Here's hoping this project has better luck getting completed than axsx had.

That project just got officially canceled.
I had to sprint like mad over to Retro to see it for myself. I understand the guy's reasons, but it's still a shame, I was really looking forward to it. :(
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Old 12-30-2019   #9
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This needs to be modified. I get the port aspect, but you need to take artistic liberties with this.
It's extremely too blocky, and the level design needs to be reworked at least a little. And probably get rid of the water conveyers, because that prevents you from spindashing to the ending spring.
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Old 12-30-2019   #10
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This needs to be modified. I get the port aspect, but you need to take artistic liberties with this.
It's extremely too blocky, and the level design needs to be reworked at least a little. And probably get rid of the water conveyers, because that prevents you from spindashing to the ending spring.
I was watching someone else's gameplay and I saw that the water conveyers confused him for a bit, so I may end up replacing them with scrolling water that DOESN'T move you.

About the level design, I'm aware that the level is kinda blocky and short (as in the source); but I was intending to have an "remixed" version of Jade Gully as the Act 2, complete with some extra scenery, expanded level layout, and probably some more stuff; as in an expanded and more SRB2-like version of the same level and theme (one example would be using translucent water on the lower plane instead of opaque and extra geometry as an example of visual enhancements). But as it stands, Act 1 may end up just getting some extra visual stuff from the original (and maybe an nod to the v30 version of Jade Gully, if not an section for it).

[...and yes, for now it is mostly just on the plans but I should be working on that soon if I can.] Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 12-31-2019   #11
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Wow, Good work! Xtreme needs more love!
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Old 01-01-2020   #12
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Why I don't have a custom title screen?
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Old 01-01-2020   #13
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Why I don't have a custom title screen?
I assume that you must be using an rather high resolution (like 1920x1080), and at that point SRB2 uses a different, higher-resolution rendition of the logo. I wasn't aware of that until a bit before release, which is why "Title screen logo also seems to go slightly offscreen in 320x200, 640x400; and the HD variation of the logo is still needed" is marked in the to-do stuff, specifically the missing HD logo.
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Old 01-02-2020   #14
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This is pretty wholesome and I dig it. I always wanted to see Sonic Xtreme in action one way or another lol. I also like the idea for the Act 2 variant you are going to put your own spin on it and I'm looking forward to future updates. Might I suggest changing Sonic's ability to a double jump to accommodate for the level design?
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Old 01-02-2020   #15
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I had fun getting all the emblems.
Also I tried getting all the rings in record attack, I got 116/119,
I checked in zone builder and I think 3 rings are placed in a wall.
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Old 01-02-2020   #16
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Heads up: I'm making a poll to determine what camera approach to use/force in following versions; this is more than everything to determine what approach would I use to design the new Act 2 levels: If to make them playable with SRB2 camera style in mind, or with the X-treme camera style (with cam_still on, different height/dist settings, and OPTIONALLY using fisheye with ReShade).

https://www.strawpoll.me/19165507

https://media.discordapp.net/attachm...400&height=250
(with SRB2 cam)

https://media.discordapp.net/attachm...400&height=250
(with Xtreme cam + reshade fisheye)

[NOTE: I apologize for not uploading the images as attachments; I attempted to do so but for some reason they currently refuse to upload.]
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Old 01-05-2020   #17
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I would like to see the X-treme camera, it's my fav.
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Old 01-06-2020   #18
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Because of the small, circular nature of XTreme maps, I think bundling FickleCam with this, as well as having fisheye, would be fantastic.
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Old 01-10-2020   #19
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can i use the X-treme camera on the mac os x ver of srb2?
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Old 01-10-2020   #20
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I really like this one, even if Jade Gully seems kinda small, its really fun to explore it, I hope to see the rest of the levels in this pack.
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