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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rejoice! Another video for your viewing!

Here you go. Another short clip showing of some great footage. This is actually of the Bouken Battle System, a topic more interesting than the last. Take a look at this epic battle between Link and a flying electric jelly fish who burns you on contact... WHAT?

As a side note: I've decided to make things a little more formal about the videos. Most likely, I'll implement a "Friday Media" day where I release a piece of media (screenshot, video, music, character art, etc) instead of the scattered stuff throughout the week.

Speaking of character art, look forward to a big batch of my sketches after March 26.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Bouken Battle System: The First Boss!

Ever since I started the ambitious idea of the Bouken Battle System, I knew that I'd someday have to face the task of creating a boss. Like in any other Zelda game, the boss is not usually defeated by hacking and slashing. Often times you need a special weapon, or a certain combination of actions before he is vulnerable to damage. With those thoughts in mind, yesterday I started work on the programming of the first boss. I don't want to give much away yet, but let's just say it's coming along really nicely. There's a bit of puzzle involved with it, but the majority is, of course, fighting. But one thing you'll find fighting (and beating) this boss in Daibouken that you wont' find in any other Zelda: the satisfaction of knowing that fighting all the monsters before him actually made you stronger!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Video: A Weapon Sampling

Here's the first of the "Feature Video" series U Division has decided to do. Not quite a trailer, but worthy enough to be Youtubed.

You may be wondering why I moved Link around during this video. Well, it wouldn't be real-time if you could only stand when you changed it... right?

Just in case you didn't catch Daibouken's earlier debuts:

Trailer 1:

Trailer 2:

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Daibouken Demo Goes Golden!

Feature Demo Version 1.0 is hereby on G-Status

By going golden I mean getting 50+ (53 as of now) downloads. I don't know whether that's a good number or not but it doesn't seem that bad. Hopefully, this will be the standard in which I am to judge other demo releases by. In all honesty, I haven't done too much on Zelda recently. Aside from some work on the Dungeon Map, I haven't as much as touched the game. However, I work in cycles and once I tire of drawing, writing, playing Twilight Princess or Madden Wii, I may just go back and pick up good ol' Daibouken.

Well, if you haven't already done so:
Download the Demo

Thursday, February 15, 2007

First Addition to U DiVideos: Naruto Opening 10 LQ

I might as well put that thing to use, however, the first content added to is not game related. It's the much anticipated opening for the show Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles. Give it a download if you're interested.

Naruto Shippuuden Opening 10

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A feature you'll probably never use... the Current Dungeon Map. But it's there anyways. You can find out which floor and room you currently occupy after finding the in the dungeon. The black lines represent doors that require a Small Key, and the green box means a floor-changing staircase.

As far as coding goes, it's really not that hard to do so I might as well put it in there anyways.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Tuss "I'm a Hustler" Third: A Mugen character by C Division

UPDATE: Picture of Tuss

As the title stated, Tuss is a character created by C Division. However, due to technical difficulties, this is not the latest version of Tuss. Expect an update of him soon. With this addition, all three Divisions of ICU Gigasoft have a character on the site. You can be the judge of who's the best by giving a download to all three.

Tuss v.9
K'oss v.1.0 beta
Kai Version 0.8

Monday, February 5, 2007

Software Review #3: SUPER

SUPER or Simplified Universal Player Encoder and Renderer is the answer to all of your video/audio encoding needs. With the right settings, you can convert any type of video to any other. Combining this software with the Video Downloader extension for Firefox is also very helpful for changing's FLV files into AVI. The best thing about it is that it's free. According to the message that pop's up when you close out of it, writing the software that allows video converting is not rewarding. This means that they don't feel the need to charge for such a tool, while many other products try to scam you into thinking that.

The link:


Friday, February 2, 2007

U DiVideos: Public Access

Thanks to a new feature at, you can now access the folder that hosts all of the video downloads.

U DiVideos

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Month in Review: January 07

As the tradition continues from the pre-blog U Division, at the beginning of every new month we will post the most important updates and downloads from the past month. It's basically the one stop place to shop instead of navigating to the rest of the website.

New/Edited iTems:
Bouken Battle System Page: New screen shots, new info
Feature Demo Page: Completely new page complete with screens and a download
Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced Review: Info on a great GBA game


Daibouken Demo: Features Edition (v1.0)
Daibouken Battle System: Non-Battle Log Video
The Legendary Sword: Ultimate Combo Move

Progress Log: (Sorry, you can't turn this one off)
-Blocking system prototype coded
-All real-time weapon changing completely coded
-3 New spells added to Link's arsenal, as opposed to having 0.
-Non-real-time weapon changing in the CMS is 100% complete
-CMS (Custom Menu System) redesigned for better legibility
-OSM (On Screen Menu) updated to show currently equipped weapon