Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Well I'm in work over half-term. Mostly marking however that does include thoroughly playing games students have made in XNA so it could be worse.

The arrow keys on my laptop are dead so I've not made much progress with FFPW updates. I'm currently sitting on a new patch and fix for the save too so they'll be up soon.

I'm still on my MOR play through as RINGS. The roster is very much the same with one addition of Misawa, whom has bumped up my popularity in Japan and given some decent simmed and played matches. I'm also doing a little play testing too with typos and the likes.

I'm about to start work on some additional logos. I think I can improve the IGF logo but I'm still struggling with the GAEA one. I'll upload some screen shots when I've got some stuff done.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

FFPW - RINGS International Showdown 1

Team Japan
Mas Oyama (Free Style Champion)
Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (RINGS Champion)

Team USA
Terry Funk (Hardcore Champion)

Team Mexico
Eddie Guerrero (Lucha Champion)

Akira Maeda (MMA Champion)
Bas Rutten
Semmy Schilt
Volk Han

City: Tokyo, Japan
Attendance: 16000

Quarter Finals
Eddie Guerrero defeats Tsuyoshi Kohsaka
Mas Oyama defeats Terry Funk

Akira Maeda defeats Bas Rutten
Volk Han defeats Semmy Schilt

Mas Oyama defeats Eddie Guerrero

Volk Han defeats Akira Maeda

Volk Han defeats Mas Oyama

International News
RINGS facing bankruptcy after comeback show
Edge leaves WWE
INOKI Genome to hold tournament in February

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Final Fire Pro Wrestling on the Android?

I'm back on the Final Fire Pro train and it's running on Burning Spirit!

If you're not up on what's down then let me bring you up to speed:
Game Patch - It does everything from translation, costume updates, roster changes etc. Plus it comes with a save :) Big props to my peeps on FPC; cactusj00, JasonBlackhart and Davey.

Logo Patch - The dunce that I am failed to upload it when I released it so I have released for proper (It gave me time to test and fix it though) with 18 logos changed. More to come... Again couldn't have done with with out cactusj00, Davey and JB.

Anyway, what I'm on to at the minute is the Android OS. I finally decided to step in to the present (-ish) and upgrade to an HTC Wildfire. Granted it's a little dated already but I'm not paying over £20 for a contract.

I've been getting to grips with the app Market Place and have made some interesting discoveries. So without further a'do, here is a brief review of one of the apps I've been using to play and edit Final Fire Pro!

Gameboid Lite
My first rule on using Android apps is don't pay for them unless they're amazing. Gameboid does offer a full version £3.07. But for the time being I'm going to stick to the free version.
First of all you will need the GBA BIOS, a back-up of Final Fire Pro Wrestling and a copy of my newest patch [/Cheap Plug].
Once the lot is set up on your device you need to get playing. The emulator supports saves (Not checked which format) which is ideal especially if you're planning on making a save whilst on the go.
The game runs at a reasonable speed if you switch the sound off (Although sound is emulated quite well) and ensure you've shut down everything else that's running.
Navigating the menus works well. On the other hand, matches are a struggle. My first match was an Wanderlei Silva VS Yoji Anjo which would normally be a squash, unfortunately it wasn't. I struggled to time any grapple moves, hit the occasional strike and the A+B strikes were near impossible to execute let alone connect.
I think this option is probably the best for simming, Management of the Ring or creating edits on the go. Matches are difficult but possible wit practice.

Sunday, 22 May 2011