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Mariovania (beta)
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By: KoBeWi
It's here! The metroidvania Mario game, finally finished!

Castlevania appeared in Mushroom Kingdom. Help Mario explore the castle and stop whoever is behind this.

Features:
-mix of Castlevania and Mario
-huge, exploreable world with map
-experience and equipment system, along with magic skills to upgrade
-enemy encyclopedia
-several abilities you need for Mario to reach new areas
-100+ old and new enemies
-great soundtrack
-many secrets
-runs on Windows, Linux and Mac!

Important notes:
-game is still in beta. It doesn't have bugs that make it unplayable, but sprites are going to be replaced in the future (some of new ones are already in)
-if you experience a crash, provide the contents of crash log.txt

If you want to get the most recent version, see here:
https://phpbb.mfgg.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14897
Completion: Full Game Genre: Adventure
Franchise: Mario

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[O] Created: Jan 22 2017, 3:20 PM
[O] Updated: Never
[O] File Size: 59.34MB
[O] Views: 50772
[O] Downloads: 8391
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Reviews
Author Summary Score
steffire Mario fights Luigi once in one of the best Brother Boss Battles I've ever played... If you can't finish the game then please play it just to reach that point in the Catacombs and go thank the Author on the MFGG Forums for an amazing tribute to historic video game designs.

Mariovania Updated Version 1.2.9.1 Late 2017 Review Summary (check the MFGG Forums to find this version): One of the best Mario Fan Games ever made. Not perfect and can be very frustrating to navigate without help from online videos however it's an impressive use of the Ruby Engine and the game's items, foes and bosses allow it to outshine many other 2D games even from official developers. It deserves a "10" for the effort and a "9" for it's acceptable flaws. This proves an official Castlevania Meets Mario needs to be made as the two genres suit each other so well. My personal congratulations to the Author of this Fan Game.
10 / 10
MasterMarioMX A Diamond in the rough, this game is still awesome and have a blast playing it! not without its flaws, but hey! it's a great game that you'll like, specially if you want your metroidvania fix. 9 / 10
KooplissKoopa Overall, this has been an amazing experience and i will most likely continue playing this, trying to 100% it. I still really wish we could have gotten a full fledged alt. castle instead of the Dimensional Distortion. But... eh. it's not my game, i'm not calling the shots here.. Castlevania AND Mario fans, i urge you to give this game a try. See for yourself what you think of it. 9 / 10
Average Score 9.3 / 10


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Snessy the duck
Jan 22 2017, 6:50 PM
"The first metroidvania Mario game"

You're so wrong about this. There's been loads of metroidvania Mario games posted on MFGG before this, including games like SMB: Mythical Mushrooms and Toad and the Ancient Keys.
 
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KoBeWi
Jan 22 2017, 7:11 PM
Quote (Snessy the duck on Jan 22 2017, 6:50 PM)
You're so wrong about this. There's been loads of metroidvania Mario games posted on MFGG before this.
k, fixed _

Still, it's probably the first Mario "igavania", if we go more in details.
 
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Willsaber
Jan 22 2017, 8:19 PM
Quote (Snessy the duck on Jan 23 2017, 12:50 AM)
"The first metroidvania Mario game"

You're so wrong about this. There's been loads of metroidvania Mario games posted on MFGG before this, including games like SMB: Mythical Mushrooms and Toad and the Ancient Keys.

http://www.mfgg.net/index.php?...=2&id=30457
Not to mention Super Mario XP II on this very website!

Quote (KoBeWi on Jan 23 2017, 1:11 AM)
Still, it's probably the first Mario "igavania", if we go more in details.

Toad and the Ancient Keys???
 
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KoBeWi
Jan 22 2017, 8:53 PM
Quote (Willsaber on Jan 22 2017, 8:19 PM)
Toad and the Ancient Keys???
But does it have experience and equipment? >.>
(I didn't play it actually)
 
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RaymanFan1995
Jan 22 2017, 9:46 PM
Quote (KoBeWi on Jan 22 2017, 4:53 PM)
But does it have experience and equipment? >.>
(I didn't play it actually)

As someone who has played (and beaten) it, I can confirm that, no, it doesn't.
 
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Snessy the duck
Jan 23 2017, 4:53 PM
Quote (KoBeWi on Jan 22 2017, 7:11 PM)
k, fixed _

Still, it's probably the first Mario "igavania", if we go more in details.

You didn't fix it, it still says it's the first of it's kind.
 
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rchammer97
Jan 23 2017, 5:06 PM
All I can say is.
This better not suck.

EDIT: NEVERMIND. I can't even start the game. It crashes as soon as the window pops up.
Well then.
 
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KoBeWi
Jan 23 2017, 5:30 PM
Quote (Snessy the duck on Jan 23 2017, 4:53 PM)
You didn't fix it, it still says it's the first of it's kind.
I think the change is queued or something. I have definitely fixed it, it's not updated yet, somehow.

Quote (rchammer97 on Jan 23 2017, 5:06 PM)
I can't even start the game. It crashes as soon as the window pops up.
Well then.
What does crash log.txt say?
 
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rchammer97
Jan 23 2017, 6:29 PM
OpenGL 2.0 required to utilise Ashton::Shader
C:/Users/Mark/Downloads/Mariovania_2017-01-/Mariovania/data/scripts/ashton/mixins/version_checking.rb:9:in `check_opengl_version'
C:/Users/Mark/Downloads/Mariovania_2017-01-/Mariovania/data/scripts/ashton/shader.rb:40:in `initialize'
C:/Users/Mark/Downloads/Mariovania_2017-01-/Mariovania/data/scripts/system.rb:1001:in `new'
C:/Users/Mark/Downloads/Mariovania_2017-01-/Mariovania/data/scripts/system.rb:1001:in `draw'
C:/Users/Mark/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr2672.tmp/src/mariovania-win32.rb:48:in `draw'
C:/Users/Mark/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr2672.tmp/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/gosu-0.11.1-x86-mingw32/lib/gosu/patches.rb:152:in `tick'
C:/Users/Mark/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr2672.tmp/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/gosu-0.11.1-x86-mingw32/lib/gosu/patches.rb:152:in `tick'
C:/Users/Mark/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr2672.tmp/src/mariovania-win32.rb:79:in `<main>'
 
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KoBeWi
Jan 23 2017, 6:50 PM
^
Well, rip. Your graphic card doesn't support OpenGL 2.0. You can either:
-Update your graphic driver
-Buy a new graphic card
-Try on different PC

You are right now the only person, who has this issue. Sorry.
 
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Snessy the duck
Jan 24 2017, 5:15 PM
Making it "The" Metroidvania Mario game is still kinda odd, considering it sounds like it's the only one of it's kind.
 
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The Yak Smoker
Jan 25 2017, 9:01 PM
This game is wonderful all for a couple of things.
First off there is barely any time for the hit invincibility thus killing you quicker, and this is most true in the waterway where you get immediately slaughtered by the cheep-cheeps in seconds. The enemy sprites in the waterway part are just stock images which doesn't fit in at all and looks like crap. Other than some fatal flaws the game is very well done!
 
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murphmario
Jan 28 2017, 3:59 PM
I have a crash log:
While opening data/gfx/enemies/chaos/thumbs.db.png, the following error occured: The system cannot find the file specified.

C:/Users/Murph/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr12A7.tmp/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/gosu-0.11.1-x86-mingw32/lib/gosu/patches.rb:49:in `initialize'
C:/Users/Murph/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr12A7.tmp/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/gosu-0.11.1-x86-mingw32/lib/gosu/patches.rb:49:in `initialize'
C:/Users/Murph/Mariovania/data/scripts/specjal.rb:21:in `new'
C:/Users/Murph/Mariovania/data/scripts/specjal.rb:21:in `[]'
C:/Users/Murph/Mariovania/data/scripts/system.rb:946:in `update'
C:/Users/Murph/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr12A7.tmp/src/mariovania-win32.rb:34:in `update'
C:/Users/Murph/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr12A7.tmp/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/gosu-0.11.1-x86-mingw32/lib/gosu/patches.rb:152:in `tick'
C:/Users/Murph/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr12A7.tmp/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/gosu-0.11.1-x86-mingw32/lib/gosu/patches.rb:152:in `tick'
C:/Users/Murph/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr12A7.tmp/src/mariovania-win32.rb:79:in `<main>'

BTW I'm using Windows 8 if that helps.
 
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KoBeWi
Jan 28 2017, 5:41 PM
Quote (murphmario on Jan 28 2017, 3:59 PM)
I have a crash log:

[...]

BTW I'm using Windows 8 if that helps.
That's... interesting. Looks like you have thumbs.db file, which game tries to load as an image. I have no idea how these files work, and I never had problem with one (ie. they didn't appear where they shouldn't).

Anyways, to fix this, go to the directory from the first line (data/gfx/enemies/chaos), check the "Hidden elements", located in View menu on top and delete the thumbs.db. The error might repeat for another directory so you need to remove all of these thumbs.db files. If it doesn't help (Windows will keep creating them), try this instruction: https://www.sitepoint.com/swit...-db-in-windows/
If THAT doesn't help, I'll have to make a patch _
 
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murphmario
Jan 28 2017, 6:00 PM
Quote (KoBeWi on Jan 28 2017, 5:41 PM)
That's... interesting. Looks like you have thumbs.db file, which game tries to load as an image. I have no idea how these files work, and I never had problem with one (ie. they didn't appear where they shouldn't).

Anyways, to fix this, go to the directory from the first line (data/gfx/enemies/chaos), check the "Hidden elements", located in View menu on top and delete the thumbs.db. The error might repeat for another directory so you need to remove all of these thumbs.db files. If it doesn't help (Windows will keep creating them), try this instruction: [url=https://www.sitepoint.com/swit...-db-in-windows/]https://www.sitepoint.com/swit...-db-in-windows/[/url]
If THAT doesn't help, I'll have to make a patch _

I saw nothing. And yes, I had the "Hidden items" checkbox turned on.
 
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KoBeWi
Jan 28 2017, 6:47 PM
Quote (murphmario on Jan 28 2017, 6:00 PM)
I saw nothing. And yes, I had the "Hidden items" checkbox turned on.
Solve it like a hacker (lol)

Hold Shift and Right Click inside the directory -> Open command prompt here -> type "del thumbs.db" and press Enter.

If it doesn't help, and you tried the link I posted, I'll make a patch then.
 
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murphmario
Jan 29 2017, 12:28 AM
Quote (KoBeWi on Jan 28 2017, 6:47 PM)
Solve it like a hacker (lol)

Hold Shift and Right Click inside the directory -> Open command prompt here -> type "del thumbs.db" and press Enter.

If it doesn't help, and you tried the link I posted, I'll make a patch then.

It couldn't be found, and the link doesn't work because of the way the comment system shortens them.
 
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JumperK
Jan 29 2017, 4:33 AM
Hey, I'm very interested in trying out Mariovania, but whenever I run Mariovania.exe, I get an error with the following:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.



I'm using Windows 8, by the way.
 
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KoBeWi
Jan 29 2017, 10:32 AM
Quote (murphmario on Jan 29 2017, 12:28 AM)
link doesn't work because of the way the comment system shortens them.
Ahh! >:(
Nevermind then, here's the fix:
http://bit.ly/2jK6xNT

Unzip it into game's directory and replace files. Fixes also shader bug reported by rchammer97.

Quote (JumperK on Jan 29 2017, 4:33 AM)
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
Are there any additional information than this? Either move the game to your user directory (desktop is fine) or try temporarily disabling anitivirus if the former doesn't help.
 
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murphmario
Jan 29 2017, 2:35 PM
Thanks. It works now.
 
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GamingBlur
Jan 29 2017, 6:54 PM
So... my antivirus software picked this up as Trojan, and I'm not sure why that is. It's not even giving me the option to just ignore it, I have to delete it as soon as my computer detects it. Any help please? I'm using AVG, if that helps.
 
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KoBeWi
Jan 29 2017, 7:00 PM
Quote (GamingBlur on Jan 29 2017, 6:54 PM)
So... my antivirus software picked this up as Trojan, [...] AVG [...]
AVG XD

There should be an option to add the file as exception, so it's ignored BEFORE you run it. If it's impossible, then you'd have to disable all protection (there should be such option too), run the game and enable antivirus again. Each time.

Or change AVG to something else. I don't know though which AV is the best. Personally I'm using Avast and it doesn't make problems like this. Usually.
 
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GamingBlur
Jan 29 2017, 7:44 PM
Quote (KoBeWi on Jan 29 2017, 7:00 PM)
AVG XD

There should be an option to add the file as exception, so it's ignored BEFORE you run it. If it's impossible, then you'd have to disable all protection (there should be such option too), run the game and enable antivirus again. Each time.

Or change AVG to something else. I don't know though which AV is the best. Personally I'm using Avast and it doesn't make problems like this. Usually.

Dang... well, thanks for the help! I personally use AVG, because it's always worked pretty effectively for me, but I may switch it sometime soon now.
 
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ULTDude
Jan 30 2017, 6:27 AM
This game is pretty fun and pretty long, especially if you go out of your way to collect the extra stuff power-ups.
My only faults with the game are some of the sprites of the enemies and how Mario looks. It sort of reminds me of Drawn to life, which isn't bad, but it sort of clashes with the rest of the game.
Otherwise good stuff.
 
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KoBeWi
Jan 30 2017, 10:53 AM
Quote (ULTDude on Jan 30 2017, 6:27 AM)

My only faults with the game are some of the sprites of the enemies and how Mario looks. It sort of reminds me of Drawn to life, which isn't bad, but it sort of clashes with the rest of the game.
As said in description, all graphics are going to be replaced in the future (some enemies, like Goombas or Spinys are already in the new style). This is why this game is still beta.

If someone is interested, here's a forum topic, where I'm posting some newest stuff and updates:
http://forums.mfgg.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14897
There are some new Mario sprites too. Beta will not receive updates, aside from important hotfixes.
 
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JumperK
Feb 26 2017, 1:12 AM
Quote (KoBeWi on Jan 29 2017, 5:32 AM)
Are there any additional information than this? Either move the game to your user directory (desktop is fine) or try temporarily disabling anitivirus if the former doesn't help.

Nevermind, I set it as an exception.
It works fine.
Thanks, KoBeWi.
 
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MasterMarioMX
Mar 10 2017, 4:27 AM
Oh boy! I tried to use it on another PC and This is what I got!

"incompatible character encodings: UTF-8 and Windows-1252"

in others PC is working fine but NOT on this one.
 
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KoBeWi
Mar 10 2017, 3:32 PM
Quote (MasterMarioMX on Mar 10 2017, 4:27 AM)
"incompatible character encodings: UTF-8 and Windows-1252"
Eh, is this the whole error, or just part of it?

The only cause I can think of is that you placed the game in a directory named with some unicode chars (ą/ę// etc.), or that your username has such letters.
 
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MasterMarioMX
Mar 11 2017, 5:01 AM
It's part of it, And it's seems that it is because my user name use such unicode chars. When I compared the other one, The user has no unicode characters, but then I see the other PC, it does. Also, it seems to be a Ruby problem in general, looked with that specific part of the error, and it throw me a lot of programs I didn't know they existed, but they ALL have Ruby on it. But I haven't found a fix to it to fix the problem -.-
 
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KoBeWi
Mar 11 2017, 10:36 AM
Quote (MasterMarioMX on Mar 11 2017, 5:01 AM)
It's part of it
Then... um... if you could provide the whole error, so I know where it happens, I could maybe, like, do something about it >_>

Or you could locate it yourself and try this:
string.encode("utf-8")
with string being the text that causes error. Just give the full log if you can't fix it.

EDIT:
I found someone with similar problem. Hopefully I'll fix it for next update (see forums).
 
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MasterMarioMX
Mar 20 2017, 10:56 PM
incompatible character encodings: UTF-8 and Windows-1252
C:/Users/xxxxxx/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr7713.tmp/lib/ruby/gems/2.2.0/gems/gosu-0.11.1-x86-mingw32/lib/gosu.rb:9:in `<top (required)>'
C:/Users/yyyyy~1/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr7713.tmp/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:128:in `require'
C:/Users/yyyyy~1/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr7713.tmp/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:128:in `rescue in require'
C:/Users/yyyyy~1/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr7713.tmp/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:39:in `require'
C:/Users/yyyyy~1/AppData/Local/Temp/ocr7713.tmp/src/mariovania-win32.rb:3:in `<main>'

x and y used for privacy reasons, x being the username with the unicode character and y the one that apeared shorthanded.
 
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KoBeWi
Mar 28 2017, 1:43 PM
Newest version hopefully fixes the encoding issue. See the forum topic for download: http://forums.mfgg.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14897
 
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rchammer97
May 28 2017, 5:29 PM
Well, I finally got to play this game.
Review not on the way. I won't even bother.
 
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Galaxyvoyager128
Jun 13 2017, 11:44 PM
I suggest having better capatability for other computers. The game crashes when I load it.
 
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KoBeWi
Jun 14 2017, 9:36 PM
Quote (Galaxyvoyager128 on Jun 13 2017, 11:44 PM)
I suggest having better capatability for other computers. The game crashes when I load it.
And what crash log.txt says? Did you try the newer version from the forum?
 
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