MugenBoss – I’ve been promising to improve MugenBoss’ look for years but never came up with anything I liked until now. There will be a few more things added in July but I really wanted to get the basics out there now to see how they look. Honestly, MugenBoss had been ugly long enough.

Vs. Maker Seeing as how I almost burnt myself out working on this last week, this update is really small. Thor got another sprite and another color set while Strider Hiryu’s palette was modified to include his helpers (options) which let me add another win pose.

Time for another two-color preview sprite:

You’ll see that whole sprite along with other scratch-made sprites, sprite edits and much more when the Anniversary updates kick in starting on July 19th.

edit: oddly enough, the hit counter was at 99500 when I originally posted this update and it went by twenty by 8 PM EST. I’m curious if the 100000th hit will be before or after July 19th. “Hmmm. I wonder. Oh well.”

Vs. Maker– characters updated: Lou (3 Wonders/MvsC), Magneto, M.Bison (SFA-Vs), M. Hart (Legendary Wings, MvsC), Shuma-Gorath, Ton Pooh, Ryu (CvS), Strider Hiryu, Thanos, Wolverine, Zangief.

This will be the last character update for a week or two because I need a break from it. I really need to work on things that aren’t this especially with the anniversary being one month away.

Tips – the Peace Keepers page was updated.

The updates are light now because I’m saving a lot of things for July. Here’s a preview of a few things I finished this week:

I apologize for all of these low-content updates but certain things are being saved for next month’s 10th Anniversary shindig.

Vs. Maker – Dmitri, Gambit, Gilius Thunderhead, Kim Kaphwan & King (SNK) get alt-palette power.

Articles – I made a very minor change to the Resize Matters article since the sprites on the index page have been non-blurrified long ago. I got Pac-Man World 2 for the PS2 as a gift as a gift so that was added to the Game List.

If any of you remember what the Minus World humor section was like here from 2001-2002, you may remember the sprite edit this teaser pic was based on:

That article will be back next month and others will follow later this year until all of the old articles are back in some way, shape or form.

What? You guessed “The same damned thing you’ve been working on for the last few updates?” If so, then you are correct sir/madam/noun.

Vs. Maker – I’m not sure what caused the site to start getting PHP depreciation warnings between the time I updated last Wednesday and 4:32 as I type this but the main thing that got broken was the Vs. Maker. Well, that’s fixed now. I’m very, very sorry about it being broken for however long it was fubared but it’s back up and running.

Pal-enabled, new sprites, new palettes: Dan, Ken (CvS & SFA), Maki, Felicia
Pal-enabled, new palettes: Geese Howard, Solo (Strider)
New sprites, new palettes: Athena
New sprites: Cyclops
New palettes: Chun-Li (CvS)

Besides improving the Vs. Mode engine, I’m also breaking it down into smaller modules so I can also re-use the programming in future graphic generators. So while the updates may look weak in content amount, I’m working on new effects (sprite-based shadows) and getting ready to make whole new generators.

Site news – Two dates of significance are coming up in the next few months.
Next week: my birthday. There may or may not be an update next week.
July 19th: ScrollBoss’ 10th Anniversary. Expect new things to appear. Expect old things to disappear. Expect fun things. Expect surprises. That’s all I’m saying for now.