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September 28th, 2016

Super Mario World Randomizer @ 02:40 am

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): Hype World
Right now I am annoyingly: forest happy time?

As if corrupted SMW levels and randomly-generated semi-coherent text weren't amusing enough on their own, now they're combined into one thing: the Super Mario World Randomizer!




The level names kind of remind me of a vague idea I had for a LJ meme several years ago, after I found out about the LJ Dungeon Adventure and LJ Space Adventure memes; I thought it might be cool if someone made some sort of "LJ Mario Adventure" where you put in a LJ username and it would generate a series of Mario levels at random that had something to do with that user's interest list.

(Though I never did anything with this idea because "something" was the key word here; the dungeon and space adventures can say "Bones are scattered in the shape of <arbitrary LJ interest>" or "You hear the sound of <arbitrary LJ interest> echoing through the ventilation shafts" and leave that up to the imagination, but making a randomized Mario game like that would require making a way for it to come up with what an <arbitrary LJ interest> Shell or <arbitrary LJ interest> Mushroom or whatever would look like and do based just on the name. Or, come to think of it, I guess it could work with only the level names having LJ interests in them. Enya Challenge anyone? [And yes, that entry I linked to is unfortunately a VERY accurate representation of my writing style 7 years ago. That's why I want to make my own dream journal someday...])



Okay, if the whole reason I posted this was to show you the video, maybe I should stop rambling so much about a vaguely similar idea I thought of five years ago and never did anything with or even mentioned until now.

 
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:September 28th, 2016 07:46 am (UTC)
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Sounds interesting! (The vaguely similar idea).

:)
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From:matt1993
Date:September 28th, 2016 08:15 am (UTC)
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:) I want to actually try out the SMW Randomizer at some point (the one in the video), and now I'm hoping the list of random words it can put into level names like "happy", "death", "emerald", "pepperoni" comes with it in a text file somewhere so I can add stuff from my LJ interests list (or other arbitrary words related to things I like) to it. But that may or may not be the case. Oh well, I bet it'll be fun to try out anyway :)

Did you actually watch the video, by the way? Or the one I put in the comments before I saw that you replied? :)

There's a lot of smiley faces in this comment. :)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:September 28th, 2016 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Yes. :) :) :)
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From:matt1993
Date:September 29th, 2016 07:20 am (UTC)
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Oh, turns out the SMW Randomizer is a GitHub project. So while it wouldn't be as easy as editing a text file, theoretically I actually could add new words to the list of random words for level names if I were confident enough with my knowledge of GitHub to do that. (Which I'm not. I always needed help uploading files to GitHub in my classes. And actually, I might've just assumed that it would be possible to contribute just because there's a "Contribute" button on the page.)

Oh well, playing around with it should still be fun anyway :)

Edited at 2016-09-29 07:27 am (UTC)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:October 3rd, 2016 05:17 am (UTC)
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:)
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From:matt1993
Date:September 28th, 2016 07:52 am (UTC)
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Here's another video of it that I'm watching right now:



I like how both of the videos I've seen of the SMW Randomizer just happen to include variations of Donut Plains 4 - the level I put Enya into in this age-old userpic. :)
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:September 28th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Funny that you mention Randomizers. I was watching some guy on Twitch the other day, and he had this randomizer on for the game he was playing. (EARTHBOUND) Things looked... very different!

The LJ Dungeons and Space Adventures haven't worked reliably for about 15 months now, unless something's changed.
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From:matt1993
Date:September 28th, 2016 11:39 pm (UTC)
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Funny that you mention Randomizers. I was watching some guy on Twitch the other day, and he had this randomizer on for the game he was playing. (EARTHBOUND) Things looked... very different!

I bet! :)

The LJ Dungeons and Space Adventures haven't worked reliably for about 15 months now, unless something's changed.

As much as it would not surprise me if they didn't work anymore because a LOT of sites that used to work don't anymore, the LJ Dungeon adventure worked for me just now...

I died in the Dungeon of Matt1993

I was killed in a brightly-lit storage room by Forgetmenotcj the gelatinous cube, whilst carrying...

the Shield of Flamingsheeppoo, a Figurine of Skyrabbit, the Sword of Unowncafe, the Crown of Charss, a Figurine of Hoyland54, the Dagger of Mystic Dreamer and 67 gold pieces.

Score: 121

Explore the Dungeon of Matt1993 and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own dungeon...


The Space Adventure also came up for me and looks normal so far but I have yet to play it to see if it actually works. It probably does, though.

*goes back to that tab to try to play it*

In this one, I took a teleporter that led to a room that only had an exit to the east, and then that room only had an exit to the west - back the way I came, so I got stuck. But I think that was already possible in the dungeon and space adventures, so that means the space adventure still works!

I escaped from the Starship Matt1993!

I killed Eccentricrabbit the nutrivend drinks machine and Adreams Teller the cleaning droid.

I salvaged an AN-BHEAN-AIRGID-30 plasma rifle, a Shyjamesian raygun, a BANDIT forcefield generator and 26 galacticredits.

Score: 101

Explore the Starship Matt1993 and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own space adventure...
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:September 28th, 2016 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, they seem to be normal and non-cramped right now.
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From:matt1993
Date:September 28th, 2016 11:48 pm (UTC)
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By them not working, did you mean you got an error message when you tried to play them or that you could play them but couldn't go very far in most of them (like what happened after I took the teleporter in the space one)?

(Chrome doesn't count "teleporter" as a word?)
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:September 28th, 2016 11:53 pm (UTC)
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I never got any error message unless LJ itself was also down. The directions would not work, and they would be very cramped. I could not get very far in them.
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From:matt1993
Date:September 28th, 2016 11:57 pm (UTC)
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I see. :)
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:September 29th, 2016 12:02 am (UTC)
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:)

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