It's been another long while, hasn't it? Well, not as long as the gap between episode 3 & 4. I had started making this episode during the second or third week of June (when I lost my internet connection, but before the computer itself messed up). I had about half of it done before the computer messed up. Now, skip forward to where everything is working again and I just released episode 4. After the release of that one I was bit reluctant to go on with finishing episode 5 because of a few complications with a character I introduced in episode 4. The game where I ripped this character's sprites was no longer working on my computer when it used to before it messed up. I was beginning to think that I would have to drop this character, but before coming to that decision I chose to not continue with the series until I was certain. During this hiatus, I picked up Tales of Symphonia for the Gamecube and played that game to death. From around the 22nd of July to about August 23, I played that game non-stop (playing my sixth playthrough currently), but on the 23rd of August I decided to start working on my flash series again because during that time I was playing Tales of Symphonia, I found a way to make the game I used a character for this series from work. So I can finally start working on the series again. Though when Star Ocean: Till the End of Time comes out, I'm going to play that game to death as well (been waiting for that game since 2001; ever since the Japanese version was first announced).
As for this movie, it has gone through a few changes since first working on it back in June. Scene 1-3 are unchanged, but scene 4 mostly stayed intact but changed the camera a bit since how I originally did the scene looked unsatisfactory to me. Scene 5 stayed the same for only 7 text boxes or so, but after that I completely changed it and extended the scene at the same time. Scene 6 was completely redone as I felt I was protraying the "client" too out of character of what I intended them to be. After that the last two scenes were made last weekend. With the episode practically finished, I remembered that a few people requested buttoned text boxes. So I went ahead and made most scenes button based (not including the ones with movement in the background). I myself ain't too keen one the whole button thing since I find it annoying so I made the episode where you could pick which way you wanted to view the episode; button-based or automatic. The problem was that the proloader wasn't working properly at all when I tried to test it; it wouldn't get past the "Loading" animation. I went through making a hand full of menus for each view type, and those didn't work either. I wondered what the heck I was doing wrong and as I tested these menus as stand alones they worked fine. I spent Monday through Wednesday trying to figure out what was wrong, but I just gave up and decided to just release the automatic version as it seems to work just fine without the button-based version crammed in there as well. I do apologize to the people who requested a button-based release. Other than that, I hope you enjoy the movie.
WARNING: This episode contains no action!! So if you're the type that only likes action, then you'll most likely be disappointed.
Approximately 13 minutes 29 seconds
20 Frames a second
13057 total frames
Frame Size 611 x 362
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