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Post subject: Re: Yes friends, the project is back in production once agai
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:14 pm 
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Time passes and other situations occur and command all of my time, but soon I'll be working along steadily on the first draft of the Oni-II story.


Best news of the day! Great you are back, Wildbill!


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Time passes and other situations occur and command all of my time, but soon I'll be working along steadily on the first draft of the Oni-II story.


Best news of the day! Great you are back, Wildbill!
At the moment, we have no future assembly support arranged for Oni-II. As Taskforce and Draken pointed out to me earlier, we'll be lucky to complete or build whole English loads on our remaining projects that are bug-free to the point that no ASM repairs or mods will be needed or desired. By sometime in 2020, I'll try to get an Oni-II playable alpha in place and see what is possible from there.


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Wildbill wrote:
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Time passes and other situations occur and command all of my time, but soon I'll be working along steadily on the first draft of the Oni-II story.


Best news of the day! Great you are back, Wildbill!
At the moment, we have no future assembly support arranged for Oni-II. As Taskforce and Draken pointed out to me earlier, we'll be lucky to complete or build whole English loads on our remaining projects that are bug-free to the point that no ASM repairs or mods will be needed or desired. By sometime in 2020, I'll try to get an Oni-II playable alpha in place and see what is possible from there.



Has Bongo' left Dynamic Designs? Or is he just lacking the time to contribute to the remaining projects?


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Pete wrote:
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Time passes and other situations occur and command all of my time, but soon I'll be working along steadily on the first draft of the Oni-II story.


Best news of the day! Great you are back, Wildbill!
At the moment, we have no future assembly support arranged for Oni-II. As Taskforce and Draken pointed out to me earlier, we'll be lucky to complete or build whole English loads on our remaining projects that are bug-free to the point that no ASM repairs or mods will be needed or desired. By sometime in 2020, I'll try to get an Oni-II playable alpha in place and see what is possible from there.



Has Bongo' left Dynamic Designs? Or is he just lacking the time to contribute to the remaining projects?
For sure, he has several priority issues that will require his full attention for the indefinite future. When that could possibly change is unknown.


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Although I haven't corresponded with him directly, Bongo` has told at least one other person that he is no longer working on any D-D projects. I don't know if that means he has left for good, or if he is just temporarily on hiatus.

I hope he's doing better these days...


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As the others have said, right now he is away, however we still have plenty of work to do. He left us in good shape with lots to do on a myriad of projects. Fact is, he may not return. Even if that is the case, we are still committed to finishing things. Some of it might get released in a beta state with minor unfinished work (just like Taloon was), but most stuff we had going should be at least releasable and playable. Anything that can't be or was early in production--like say Oni-II--we will see if we can find outside support on if we encounter problems. A certain individual (not sure they want to be named at this point) has already offered on some projects he would like to see finished. We aren't going anywhere, so nobody panic. Unfortunately, things have just been hectic all around the group this year outside of this hobby.


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As the others have said, right now he is away, however we still have plenty of work to do. He left us in good shape with lots to do on a myriad of projects. Fact is, he may not return. Even if that is the case, we are still committed to finishing things. Some of it might get released in a beta state with minor unfinished work (just like Taloon was), but most stuff we had going should be at least releasable and playable. Anything that can't be or was early in production--like say Oni-II--we will see if we can find outside support on if we encounter problems. A certain individual (not sure they want to be named at this point) has already offered on some projects he would like to see finished. We aren't going anywhere, so nobody panic. Unfortunately, things have just been hectic all around the group this year outside of this hobby.
"Hectic" is an apt description, overall, but it's an understatement for some of us.

We are all strong people of good character. However, anything difficult, challenging, and trying that can happen to anyone randomly seems to have happened to all of us, collectively. Yes, I'm talking almost everything, such as deaths in close family, economic situations beyond simply tough and short-lived, significant (even possibly life-threatening) medical and health issues, possible forced relocations due to all-of-the-above, and other demanding, distracting, and time-consuming changes brought on by sudden major disruptions in the status quos of our lives.

Still, I don't want to come on like some "poor-man's drama queen" here. As I asserted, we are ALL strong people. Nevertheless, when something comes along and slaps us up the side of the head with near-knockout intensity, as some fellow once said, there's simply no ignoring the situation.

Then, through the years, we occasionally dealt with this thing called "burnout". Yet, I know how it is. Years ago, I yearned for a DQ-V and DoaE-II in English so fervently, I actually wrote letters to the corporate offices of ENIX and CAPCOM. When those futile efforts struck immutable stone walls, I sought out a few like-minded folks. Collectively, we either did something about it or offered our strongest possible support, and voila! A handful of us are still together this very moment.

Yep, I know first-hand how difficult it is to sit year after year and wait for "someone" to produce and release an object of our cravings. A fellow who called himself Dark Force once sent me an alpha copy of DQ-V. I played it almost non-stop in a very crude, unfinished state and enjoyed every second of the experience. Not everyone would be satisfied with that.

Therefore, at the end of the day, sometimes the greater travail than waiting impatiently for a release is for those nearly invisible "someones" to complete a patch in an adequately finished form that many will wish to download. What I just shared in these last two paragraphs up to this point may very well be a foreshadowing of where D-D goes from here.

I hope to have something better emerge from our combined efforts, but we''ll all just have to wait and see what develops and who (if anyone) with advanced assembly skills shows up to contribute that vital component toward any near-perfect result.

Those of you who have supported and applauded our efforts through the years, we salute your steadfastness. As my teammates have already stated, we can't guarantee anything except we will try to release all of our projects in work - in some form - someday.


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Completely understandable. Especially those of us who have supported you through the years will be perfectly fine with this. People with advanced assembly skills are hard to find these days. So take your time. Most important is that you still enjoy what you are doing!


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Completely understandable. Especially those of us who have supported you through the years will be perfectly fine with this. People with advanced assembly skills are hard to find these days. So take your time. Most important is that you still enjoy what you are doing!
Glad you understand. I don't plan to stop, Pete, until if and when everyone else does. As for all of those possible issues that can rise up suddenly, I have always found that working on games, fishing, and other pastimes are good therapy.


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Dear willbild, you have words that give a lot of warmth to the heart. :P
I, the little Frenchman, have been a keen subscriber to your forum for a very long time and we have shared some things together.
Your projects, YES, will see the light of day, because you are a fantastic team. ;)
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