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Ivan Hakštok

Member Since 05 Sep 2013
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In Topic: Hey Game Developers

03 September 2020 - 01:42 PM

I'm planning on learning Godot Engine but right now I really have no clue where to start.


Find some demos, mess around with them until you get a hang of some basics. Take notes on how and why stuff works. Memorize some useful keyboard shortcuts.


If I remember correctly, Godot has its own scripting language so you'll have to learn that too.


Once you're somewhat familiar with it, try making something simple like a mini platformer.

In Topic: guitarra

17 August 2020 - 02:47 PM

If I remember correctly, Harley Benton is owned by Thomann, which is a big part of why that stuff is cheap.


I played through a Harley Benton bass amp at one gig and it actually sounded pretty good, but I guess they save on the build quality.

In Topic: DoD Robot Results, Shining Month Next

30 June 2020 - 10:04 PM

A folk song won? Holy shit, haven't expected this, huge thanks to everyone who voted! There were some really good songs this month.


I know my idea isn't very original since Creid exists and Creid is the pinnacle of VGM arrangements but I've always wanted to do some straight up Celtic stuff in DoD and this was a perfect chance to do so. The lead instruments (violin, accordion, pipes, flutes) were all played live on my MIDI keyboard, and some of these lines took me a ton of tries to record properly, the only thing I haven't managed to play completely live is the intro accordion.


The last section with the fadeout might've made the song a bit too long but I wanted to have a straightforward folk dance section instead of all the 5/4 - 6/4 shuffling (there's also a 7/8 and 7/4 in there somewhere).

In Topic: DoD Robot Entries and Discussion

29 June 2020 - 11:47 AM

American McGee Presents: Scrapland - Human
Cool intro. These are some great rhythm tones! I love the idea of robot vocals, but they're off-beat at some parts. I know that syncing them up better would've taken a lot more time, so consider that a nitpick. Only thing this song is missing is a kickass guitar solo.
Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross - Johnny Races FATE Down Under
Down under, where beer does flow and men chunder? I'm getting some Highway Star vibes from this. In my opinion, you should've beefed up the drums just a bit more. I never thought these two themes could fit together, but the FATE part fit in nicely.
Cyborg Hunter - Keycards Everywhere.
Great selection of sounds, but there's room for improvement in the mix. Drums are good but they could use more punch. Also, don't be afraid to make that lead guitar more wet.
Mega Man 2 - Title & Woodman Themes
I like the drum sounds. Idk if the bass is just overpowering the leads, but they could definitely use a little volume boost. I'm assuming this is the soundtrack from the Gameboy MM2? This ending part is really good.
Mega Man X - OK, Wanger
Drums could use less room, they sound a bit muffled. Bass is kinda boomy (haha get it), could've used a midrange or high end boost. Great choices for synth sounds. The pre-outro part is good.
Murder By Numbers - Picross Examination
I like your style. This is great. I guess my only nitpick is that the lead could be a bit more expressive.
NieR: Automata - Copy of a Copy
Ah, some acoustics for a change. This atmosphere is great, as is the playing. The percussion mix is good. Oh fuck, there's choirs too. I really like this one.
NieR: Automata - Faltering Prayer
Another slow NieR track? Great bass tone. Nice usage of sound effects. Not a fan of the brassy synth. The bass synth is dope though. The song drags on for just a bit too long.
Rockman & Forte - That's Cold, Man
The drums, man, very nice. I love this groove. Cool j-fusion vibes. I just wish there was a halftime section or some other breakdown, the non-stop beat gets a bit tiring.
Rockman & Forte - Uhrenmuseum
Nice groove, Not a fan of the bass mix, too boomy and not enough "meat". Drums might be a bit overcompressed. Weird ending.
Soul Blazer - Dr. Leo's Basement
Dancy beat? Interesting. Can't say I like the arrangement though, everything is just too empty and repetitive.
Super Robot Wars: Original Generations - The Sword That Cleaves Evil
Oh shit, cool intro, great organ sound. Drums sound thin, the kick especially needs more power. Mix could use some improvement, but I like the arrangement. These vocal shouts are great. Nice outro.
Undertale - Rehearsing with Mettaton!!!
Damn, I like this style. The mix is ok, but there's noticable compression on the drums when the crash cymbals hit. The breakdown section is a good addition, nice and chill.
Xenogears - Baile Dúchais
Xenogears in celtic style? How original... just kidding, I'm always up for some celtic music. Cool arrangement, not as good as the one from Creid but still pretty good. I like the extra 5/4 parts. I'd give you bonus points for the fadeout but something about it is a bit off, like it should've started a few bars earlier and/or lasted longer.

In Topic: Controversial game opinions zone

04 June 2020 - 09:34 PM

Eyes on Me > One Winged Angel.