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Dirk & Whirl - The Kinetic Duo
Version: v1.2.0, by DirkTheHusky (Team Kinetic RPG) DirkTheHusky is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2020

Version: SRB2 Rating: (16 votes - 4.50 average)
Released: 02-05-2020 Last Update: Never Favourites: 23
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After seeing the terrible events of Greenflower Mountain being destroyed during exploration hours, Dirk hops into action to see what is going on. With his buddy Whirl by his side, they'll work together to defeat the trouble that awaits them on this adventure.

Meet the characters



Dirk The Husky

A cyrokinetic young husky who likes to enjoy going on adventures with his friends. Using his ice abilities to help me reach high places and even run across water. He also relies on the ability to spindash to destroy his enemies.
Players will find Dirk handy to reach grounds that tails can.

Abilities:
Spoiler:

Main abilities:
Ice Platforms (Double Jump):


Inspired from Cloud Mario from Super Mario Galaxy 2. Dirk can spawn up to three platforms when he's in the air. However, after you spawn one, it will vanish after a few seconds so be quick and mindful on where to spawn them. Use them to your advantage in platforming if you got what it takes!

Ice Surf (Spin while rolling and holding down forward):


WHERE. IS MY. SUPER SUIT?! With a running start, Dirk can travel through the air using ice surf for 6 seconds. To start it, press spin while rolling and holding down forward. Holding Jump while ice surfing to ascend higher, but your speed will also be cut in half. Releasing spin while ascending makes Dirk hop off his ice surf to end it. Dirk rapid tints the skincolor your using when you have half the energy left and the ice surf trail starts to fade out. Trying to perform this ability when walking will send Dirk into his spin state.

Frost Walker (Passive ability #1):


With the cyrokinesis energy surrounding him, Dirk can walk on water with ease while spawning ice under his feet. Though be a bit careful when using this move on rising water. You can cancel this ability by spindashing.

Slippery Floor Resistance (Passive ability #2):


Dirk has a bit of an advantage with slippery floors. When no movement keys are pressed on slippery floors, Dirk can stop faster than everyone else. With this special ability, Dirk has no problem beating zones filled with ice and/or slippery hazards.

Shield Abilities:
Nothing new when Dirk gets any shield. He will perform the same abilities as normal.

Competitive Abilities:
Dirk does have ringslinger abilities. Due to Ringslinger gametypes not being popular on the master server these days, I don't think they're worth explaining at the moment.

Frost Stun (Battle mod - 16 rings, 7 second cooldown):


Dirk's moves focuses on using the spindash to damage his foes. But some foes can get away easily! Using frost stun will charge up the move and release the energy in a radius to freeze players. This gives Dirk an opportunity to strike while they're down. Frozen players must rapidly tap the "jump" button to break free! His main abilities are disabled when he holds the flag or the emerald. He can also parry and has a one shield storage.





Whirl The Ram

A very optimistic and cheerful lad who assist Dirk in any way he can. With his horns made out of wood and a very resilient head, charging into enemies is his main way of attacking. He also has aerokinesis to make up for not having the ability to spindash. Players will find Whirl useful to speed through the zones while bashing through obstacles.

Abilities:
Spoiler:

Main abilities:
Propeller Fly/Drill (Double Jump, then pressing Jump or Spin afterwards):


Inspired by the Propeller Suit from the New Super Mario Bros. series. Whirl uses his Aerokinesis to thrust himself upwards while spinning. After the liftoff, he will descend down very slowly, but his speed is also cut down. No need to hold down jump while performing this ability as it is used for another purpose after performing the propeller fly.

By pressing jump or spin while descending, Whirl will drill down to the ground at high speed. Upon landing, enemies near a radius will be damaged. You can even damage enemies from above while performing this move to bounce off. However you're vulnerable once you made your move. You can break bustable floors with this move to take Amy/Fang routes and drilling into vertical and diagonal sprites will give you a boost.

Ram Charge (Holding down spin when on the ground):


Based on Spyro's charge from his games. Whirl will use his horns to batter enemies while running at high speed. You can even jump while using this move. Controlling through the zones will be a challenge for you're charging. You'll slow down when you make contact with enemies and bonk off walls and any enemies that have more than one HP. Master this ability and you'll become the unstoppable ramming machine.



This move can heavily be interacted with many objects in the game. Ramming into horizontal springs will really send you flying depending which color spring you hit. You can even break through bustable walls and spikes!

Shield Abilities:
Nothing new when Whirl gets any shield. He will perform the same abilities as normal.

Competitive Abilities:



Whirl's move set deals damage in many ways that he doesn't need his own special ability. Using moves like propeller fly and drill dive for aerial attacks and the ground splash and ram charge for ground damage. His ram charge speed is also toned down in battle gametypes. His main abilities are also disabled whenever he holds the flag or the diamond. He can also parry and has a one shield storage.




When two combine their powers as one!

With these two work together, nothing will stop them! Dirk take charge while Whirl follows along. With the Dirk and Whirl option, you can perform a special ability. Stand in the same position as Whirl and jump when the arrow indicator shows up.




Dirk will grab on to Whirl while Whirl performs the Propeller Fly move. While flying you can press spin to drill down or press jump to hop off! Combine Dirk and Whirl's move to maximize your height.



Whirl can also ride on Dirk's Ice surf trail to travel far and high! Both team abilities can also be used in Co-op in netgames, try these moves with others and show Eggman what teamwork really means!

Customization:
Here you can see what stuff you can do for your own addons, if you want to that is.

Frozen and surf sprites: You can apply these to your custom character through SOC. Dirk and Whirl have theirs in the base pk3.

Code:
Frozen sprites:
SPR2_FROZ

Sprite2 SPR2_FROZ
Default = SPR2_DEAD

Surf sprites:
SPR2_SURF

Sprite2 SPR2_SURF
Default = SPR2_WALK
Changelog:
Spoiler:


- V1.2.0a
Dirk:
Code:
- Bugfixes:
 Fixed something involving consoleplayer

- V1.2.0 - Chaos has been reignited!
Dirk:
Code:
- General:
 Ice platforms now spawn particles whenever they're created
 Sound for ice platforms have higher pitches for the 2nd, 3rd, and so on.
 Ice surf improvements:
	- The ability itself is now triggered by pressing spin while in a rolling state.
	- Ice surf ascending now runs smoother.
        - Players will stay on the ice surf trail without desynching.
	- Ice surf platforms can no longer collide with parts of the trail, which means that players can no longer be crushed (hopefully...)
        - SPR2_SURF is now custom character support, you can now make 
custom surf frames for characters mods!
 Added dance.
 Added a squeaker sfx whenever Dirk gets hugged.
 Chaos has reignited with the kinetic energy. What does it mean? You'll find out eventually...
Whirl:
Code:
- General:
 Whirl bot now jumps lower to reach Dirk's height when performing flight call, making the action perform faster.
 Added surf sprites.
 Added dance. It can also be synched with Dirk's dance.
 Bonk 2: Electric Boogaloo.
- V1.1.1
Dirk:
Code:
- General:
 Some sprite fixes

-Bugfixes:
 Dirk can no longer use frost walk if the PF_SLIDING flag is active
 Dirk's abilities (except frost walker and slippery floor resistence) are disabled when he's holding the diamond in Diamond in the Rough
Whirl:
Code:
-Battle:
 Whirl's abilities and effects are completely disabled when frozen.
- V1.1.0 - Battle support returns!
Dirk:
Code:
- General:
 Brough back battle support all updated to the latest version of SRB2 Battle.

-Battle:
 Frost stun radius has been nerfed from 320 to 240.
 Players now fly a bit higher when frozen.
 Dirk now has the parry system like the others and uses one shield storage.
Whirl:
Code:
- General:
 Propeller fly now halts your speed when propelling upwards.
 Propeller fly effects disappear in first person.
 Ram charge received new windflow papersprites to give it more charm.
 Using Ram charge with speed sneakers no longer slows you down. They stack to your current charge speed. This also applies to using the move on horizontal springs and when super. Don't ask about Super Whirl.
 Ram charge allows you to run on water.

-Battle:
 Added battle support. No special moves for Whirl due to all of his moves dealing damage.
 Ram charge speed will be reduced in these gametypes.
 Whirl can parry like everyone else and uses one shield storage.

-Bugfixes:
 Fixed an issue where bubble particles will rise out of the water.
- V1.0.0 - The beginning of the kinetic duo!
Dirk:
Code:
- General:
 Updated a few animations.
 Ice cuffs are now hueshifted to give them more of an icy feel.
 Character Select image got updated
 Super Dirk now uses "super icy", a custom supercolor

-Fixes:
 Noise cancelling for ice surf now stops the sounds for ice surf only instead of the player itself.
 nani easter egg now triggers if the bot is in the STND state only.
Whirl:
Code:
- General:
 Initial Debut.



Credits:
These characters wouldn't go beyond great with some help from these people!

Alacroix: Character Select Art Assistance
CobaltBW: Battle Support lua for Dirk
Inazuma: Some ideas to make both characters fun to play as
Jimita: Lua porter for Dirk with some improvements
Lach: Main lua scripter for Dirk
Lat': Bugfixing some lua for Dirk
MotorRoach: Sprite feedback in case if I didn't think some sprites were planned as I expected it would
SMS Alfredo: Main lua scripter for Whirl
Soap Surfin': Signpost assistance
switchKaze: Ice Ring render
Tatsuru: Assisting with frozen sprites
VAdaPEGA: Sound effects
STCPhoton: Ice surf sprite

And many other people who helped me test these two characters to make sure they're fun to play with others.

Enjoy playing as these two small boys!

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Old 07-24-2020   #62
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I absolutely love both Dirk and Whirl, they both feel like they fit right in with the rest of the vanilla cast, along with having adorable designs.
But i'll have to say that i'm not the biggest fan of how Whirl's abilities currently work, i dont like how Whirl slows down when hitting an enemy, makes you want to avoid hitting them at all. And i'm not sure about his momentum halting when using Propeller Fly. But other than that, they're very cool!
As for Dirk... he's perfect.
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Old 07-26-2020   #63
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Holy cow, I LOVE their designs so much!!~
They are so well designed, absolutely adorable!!~ >u<
I've had my own character in the works, they are so well done that i'm reconsidering some parts of my own design~ xP
Looking forward to having them around in Mod form! :p
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Old 07-30-2020   #64
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A̶l̶s̶o̶ ̶I̶ ̶o̶n̶l̶y̶ ̶j̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶n̶o̶w̶ ̶g̶o̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶r̶ ̶i̶t̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶r̶a̶c̶k̶e̶d̶ ̶u̶p̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶n̶d̶o̶m̶ ̶c̶a̶r̶t̶o̶o̶n̶ ̶"̶B̶o̶n̶k̶"̶ ̶n̶o̶i̶s̶e̶ ̶W̶h̶i̶r̶l̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶t̶i̶m̶e̶s̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶s̶ ̶w̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶h̶e̶ ̶h̶i̶t̶s̶ ̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶d̶
It got a good laugh out of me, it happened when I got an absurd about of air I wasn't expecting either
It's very early in the morning and I need to sleep, so being a bit tired-loopy didn't help save me from it xP
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #65
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Guys, Dirk Is Just Frozone But Is A Furry












Don't @ Me.






10/10 Character. Will Complete Story With Him Again.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #66
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Guys, Dirk Is Just Frozone But Is A Furry












Don't @ Me.






10/10 Character. Will Complete Story With Him Again.

Would be like "Where is my Super Fursuit"
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #67
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One word.

bonk
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #68
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This is obviously really cool but Dirk still needs a bit of patching for Battle Mod seeing as he still has access to many of his character abilities when holding the flag/gem giving him a huge advantage over other players.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #69
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This is obviously really cool but Dirk still needs a bit of patching for Battle Mod seeing as he still has access to many of his character abilities when holding the flag/gem giving him a huge advantage over other players.
Whoops, forgot to add in one of the battle flags to his main script. Thanks for reporting!

A v1.1.1 patch has been released to fix this issue! And maybe other things that needed fixing.

Changelog:
Dirk:
Code:
- General:
• Some sprite fixes

-Bugfixes:
• Dirk can no longer use frost walk if the PF_SLIDING flag is active
• Dirk's abilities (except frost walker and slippery floor resistance) are disabled when he's holding the diamond in Diamond in the Rough
Whirl:
Code:
-Battle:
• Whirl's abilities and effects are completely disabled when frozen.
Also, for a lighter note, a Version 1.2 update is in the works. So here's an experimental thing with Dirk's Ice Surf. We may not know if it will make it in the final finishes for the update. I figured showing it off for some feedback.



Ice surf here uses a different button press to activate it and it runs smoother when ascending.

There is another thing for the v1.2 update, but you'll have to wait for the update to see for yourself =P
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #70
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I Have to wait for 20 years for the update?
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #71
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Ice surf here uses a different button press to activate it
Finally, no more Dirk smashing his face against enemies while trying to spin attack them because Ice Surf always activates with Spin at running speed!

*Applause*
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Hey! Its been a while since the last update hasn't it? Version 1.2 is now live! Since this update is huge, I'll once again highlight the updates that have impact on the addon in a way.



As I mentioned before, the ice surf experiment has been done. It's now part of the update with some improvement to make it better. It should also no longer "crush" players, making it co-op friendly again (Let me know if it still doesn't).



Along with Ice surf, you can now add in surf frames to your character additions. Like frozen sprites, it is complete optional to you guys. If you don't make one, the character will use the normal walk frames instead. Feel free to make surf sprites yourself one day for your mods! Check the release thread to see how!



A whole lot more has been added, fixed, and improve to make your experience with the Kinetic duo a whole lot better! With that said, I'll put up the changelog for you guys to see what's been changed. Enjoy!

- V1.2.0 - Chaos has been reignited!
Dirk:
Code:
- General:
 Ice platforms now spawn particles whenever they're created
 Sound for ice platforms have higher pitches for the 2nd, 3rd, and so on.
 Ice surf improvements:
	- The ability itself is now triggered by pressing spin while in a rolling state.
	- Ice surf ascending now runs smoother.
        - Players will stay on the ice surf trail without desynching.
	- Ice surf platforms can no longer collide with parts of the trail, which means that players can no longer be crushed (hopefully...)
        - SPR2_SURF is now custom character support, you can now make custom surf frames for characters mods!
 Added dance.
 Added a squeaker sfx whenever Dirk gets hugged.
 Chaos has reignited with the kinetic energy. What does it mean? You'll find out eventually...
Whirl:
Code:
- General:
 Whirl bot now jumps lower to reach Dirk's height when performing flight call, making the action perform faster.
 Added surf sprites.
 Added dance. It can also be synched with Dirk's dance
 Bonk 2: Electric Boogaloo.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #73
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SRB2 RPG When?
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A quick hotfix has been released. Please redownload the addon if you have the update already.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #76
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Looks nice but whats that Electric Boogaloo thing in Whirl's changelog?
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can we get dirk gui back?
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LET'S-a GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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can we get dirk gui back?
What for? Ice Surf has color flashing as a visual indicator before you reach the limit and now Ice Platforms has a raising pitch in it's sound if you couldn't just count to 3.
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Dude, I absolutely love the new Super Dirk >u<

Also, some notes:
-Dirk's CSS info still explains that Ice Surf is activated by holding Spin while running instead of rolling
-You should remove that SF_NONIGHTSSUPER flag from Dirk, since he has his brand-new Super sprite set...
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Dude, I absolutely love the new Super Dirk >u<

Also, some notes:
-Dirk's CSS info still explains that Ice Surf is activated by holding Spin while running instead of rolling
-You should remove that SF_NONIGHTSSUPER flag from Dirk, since he has his brand-new Super sprite set...
Whoops, forgot to do that. I'll fix that issue for the v1.2.1 patch someday. As for the SF flag, Dirk uses the same NiGHTs sprites that he had since his initial release for 2.2. I added that flag to make him not flash his colors because he's not "Super" in Special Stages. Not to mention, Dirk's super form is completely different from Super Sonic in a way.
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