I've been experimenting with making games for several years now and I'm the founder of Apok Studios. Umm... not much more to say, really.

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CountVlad
CountVlad Jul 30 2012, 8:59am says:

Wow! I'd forgotten I'd been on here for so long! I actually remember the 2005 design. Here's to many more years of ModDB! :D

+2 votes   article: A 10 year history of ModDB
CountVlad
CountVlad Jun 6 2012, 9:45am says:

"with several fictional locations." - That made me smile. ;)

+3 votes   article: Third Age - Total War 3.2
CountVlad
CountVlad Nov 4 2011, 3:31pm replied:

Development of this project has ceased, but I'm using most of the code in a new project that won't be properly announced until it's a few weeks from completion and may never be completed. I'm not going to properly announce it because I don't want it to end in disappointment for people like this one. Even if it does get completed, it will take at least a few months to be finished.
I'm sorry to everyone who was looking forward to this. I'm going to release the latest "Internal" build of the game so that people can use it as a base for their own game if they want to.

+2 votes   game: Tales of Novostrana
CountVlad
CountVlad Apr 5 2011, 7:33pm replied:

I know. I kinda forgot about it for a while and did other things in the mean-time.
The good news is that I have been working on it over the past few months, though I haven't been able to spend much time on it.
I'll publish a proper progress report soon. I have a two week holiday coming up in a few days, so I'll probably do it then.

+2 votes   game: Tales of Novostrana
CountVlad
CountVlad Mar 19 2011, 6:52am says:

I'm not making a judgement on the mod as I've not seen it, but to all the guys talking about freedom of speech, where would you draw the line? When would a mod be going 'too far'? At what point should a mod be removed?

+5 votes   article: Why we removed the school shooter mod
CountVlad
CountVlad Mar 5 2011, 7:42am replied:

Hammerfall and Amon Amarth go well with Minecraft too! ;)

+1 vote   article: We won five awards, and Minecraft - Volume Alpha
CountVlad
CountVlad Jan 4 2011, 7:03am replied:

No, it's just in the editor. BTW, the other map is the newer one. This one has much less detail.

+2 votes   media: World Map Comparison (Old Map)
CountVlad
CountVlad Jan 2 2011, 4:32pm replied:

lol. Yes...?

+2 votes   game: Tales of Novostrana
CountVlad
CountVlad Dec 30 2010, 3:23pm says:

Sounds interesting. I like the music! ;)
By the way, you should link to the proper RMXP engine page, not the one that's just been created. The proper one is:
Moddb.com

+1 vote   game: X-01
CountVlad
CountVlad Dec 29 2010, 8:05am says:

It's good to see another Retro-style RPG under development here! :)

+1 vote   game: Eternal Grace Episode 1
CountVlad
CountVlad Dec 28 2010, 9:38pm replied:

I always welcome suggestions! :)
The problem with those ones is that they don't really say 'Medieval' enough to me. To me, they look more 18/19th Century.
The idea is that all the text boxes look like they've been hand written on parchment.
Thanks for the suggestions, though. If there's anything else you'd like including/changing, let me know.

+1 vote   media: Tutorial Level
CountVlad
CountVlad Dec 28 2010, 2:58pm says:

Thanks. It won't go into too much detail, it'll just show the basics. For more advanced stuff (like crafting, using hotkeys, etc.) you'll still have to use the Manual.
When I get round to rewriting the manual from scratch, it'll be online again in HTML format. That way I can update it easily and link to different sections.

+1 vote   media: Tutorial Level
CountVlad
CountVlad Dec 27 2010, 5:42pm replied:

Thanks for your patience. I'll try to keep everyone updated.

+2 votes   game: Tales of Novostrana
CountVlad
CountVlad Oct 10 2010, 6:21pm says:

Woah! This one slipped in under the radar!
Just from the screenshots and the videos, this looks awesome! I can see I'm going to be playing this a lot when it comes out.

+2 votes   mod: Pirates & Fishmod
CountVlad
CountVlad Sep 12 2010, 10:30am says:

WOO!!! Been waiting for this for ages!!! :D
You just made me a very happy man!

+3 votes   download: Nehrim - At Fate's Edge English vers.
CountVlad
CountVlad Aug 27 2010, 7:31pm replied:

Production is paused again. Sorry, I sometimes have to stop when I feel uninspired about it because I find that the game starts to become boring to play as well when I'm in that kind of mood.
I'm also working on a couple of other, much quicker and easier ideas at the moment.
The good news is that I've made thirty different changes to the next version of the game so that when it gets released it will be much more stable and much better looking than the current version. It also has some new features already implemented, such as the new disease system where you can contract diseases from fighting some monsters and animals.

+2 votes   game: Tales of Novostrana
CountVlad
CountVlad Jul 26 2010, 7:26pm says:

A game made with HTML5 and JavaScript!?! Wow! I'm impressed!
I'll have to do a bit of HTML5 research to see how you did it.

+2 votes   game: Onslaught! Arena
CountVlad
CountVlad Jul 1 2010, 8:01pm says:

Hmm... Sounds a bit like GameBiz. Tracking! :)

+2 votes   game: Computers for Sale
CountVlad
CountVlad Jun 20 2010, 6:02am says:

This may already have been answered, but will the content we add here also be automatically added to ModDB as well? And will we see any comments made on our game profile both here and on ModDB?
I like the design anyway! :)

+2 votes   poll: Thoughts on Indie DB?
CountVlad
CountVlad Jun 13 2010, 4:02pm replied:

Thanks! I'm hoping to use it to help introduce a crime system. At some point I'll start adding quests for evil characters too.

+1 vote   media: Berserk Mode
CountVlad
CountVlad Jun 12 2010, 10:53am replied:

Oh, you mean the program itself? Hmm... I managed to record some of the game this morning using a free program called CamStudio. You may have difficulty recording on full-screen though. It can be a bit terperamental on full-screen.

+1 vote   article: Novostrana v0.30 Released!
CountVlad
CountVlad Jun 4 2010, 5:01pm says:

I've just put some new info about the next version of the game on my blog. It'll make it's way into a news item here eventually, but if you want to see it before then, go to: Rpg-magic.org

+2 votes   game: Tales of Novostrana
CountVlad
CountVlad Jun 3 2010, 7:31pm replied:

I don't think there's a way to make it changeable, but I'll investigate that possibility for the next release. No promises, though.

+1 vote   game: Tales of Novostrana
CountVlad
CountVlad Jun 3 2010, 7:30pm replied:

Thanks damiandj90! :)

+1 vote   game: Tales of Novostrana
CountVlad
CountVlad Jun 2 2010, 5:48am replied:

They're from istockphoto.com, along with the quill and parchment images. The coins are just the same one repeated over and over with a different shadow effect applied to each one. I also brightened them a little.

+1 vote   media: Finished Shop Menu
CountVlad
CountVlad May 27 2010, 7:05pm says:

Due to the large number of bugs found in v0.30, I've set up a group on our official forums for "Internal Beta Testing". People in this group will get to try out new versions of Novostrana before we release them to the public to make sure all the bugs are fixed before we release the new version.
For more information, visit: Rpg-magic.org

+1 vote   game: Tales of Novostrana
CountVlad
CountVlad May 25 2010, 7:23pm replied:

Despite only being in 2D, it's an amazing piece of software. It's so versitile if you know what you're doing!
I've been using it almost since it was released and I still love it! :)

+4 votes   engine: RPG Maker XP
CountVlad
CountVlad May 25 2010, 11:25am replied:

Fireworks, actually. ;)
Thanks for the kind comments, guys. I know I'm not the best artist in the world. lol.

+1 vote   media: Menus for v0.40 (WIP)
CountVlad
CountVlad May 17 2010, 10:46am replied:

Glad you like it! :D

+1 vote   article: Novostrana v0.30 Released!
CountVlad
CountVlad May 17 2010, 10:45am replied:

No, the resource pack isn't required. To be honest, if you don't have RMXP installed then I have no idea what they problem could be.
Check on the website (http://www.rpg-magic.org/games/novostrana) to see if your computer meets the system requirements and, if it does, try reinstalling it.

+1 vote   article: Novostrana v0.30 Released!
CountVlad
CountVlad May 16 2010, 5:54am replied:

Do you have RPG Maker XP installed on your PC? The game will work on PCs with the English version installed and PCs without the program installed, but if you have the Japanese version it may be causing problems. Don't worry, there's a simple fix if this is the case. Go into "C:\Program Files\RPG Magic\Novostrana" and open up "Game.ini". On the line that says "Library=RGSS102E.dll", change it to "Library=RGSS100J.dll".

+1 vote   article: Novostrana v0.30 Released!
CountVlad
CountVlad May 15 2010, 7:09pm replied:

Hmm... that's very odd. There shouldn't be any RGSS errors. I wonder if anyone else is getting any. Would you be able to tell me exactly what it says or post a picture of it?

+1 vote   article: Novostrana v0.30 Released!
CountVlad
CountVlad May 3 2010, 4:20pm replied:

Well, Enterbrain asked me to contact their publisher instead. I did that several weeks ago now and I haven't got a reply back yet. I think it's safe to assume that if I had done something illegal or something that they disapprove of, they would have contacted me by now.
I'd like to consider this matter closed.

+1 vote   engine: Modified RPG Maker XP
CountVlad
CountVlad Apr 18 2010, 9:54am says:

To answer the suggestion that my modifications to RPG Maker XP are somehow illegal and that this page should not be on ModDB, at the current time I am convinced that I have not used RPG Maker XP in any way that was not intended by the creator (Enterbrain Inc.). However, I have e-mailed Enterbrain outlining the situation, giving them a link to this page along with a description of the methods used to modify the Engine. I am sure you will agree it is appropriate that they should have the final say on whether my modifications are legal and this page valid.

+1 vote   engine: Modified RPG Maker XP
CountVlad
CountVlad Jul 7 2009, 12:25pm replied:

Thank you! :D

+1 vote   article: Novostrana Alpha Released!
CountVlad
CountVlad Mar 14 2009, 7:40am says:

Looks a bit like the Bat Bike from Dark Knight. Great Work!

0 votes   media: MotorBike
CountVlad
CountVlad Nov 24 2008, 6:20pm replied:

Woah! Sorry for the late reply! I don't regularly check my profile page. Well, I don't really mod much. I've dabbled with Kudos 1, Kudos 2, Kudos Rock Legend, TES3 and TES4.
Most of my knowledge is in RPG Maker 2003 and XP.

+1 vote   group: RPG Magic
CountVlad
CountVlad Mar 20 2008, 7:31pm replied:

lol. no problem. the mod looks awesome! :)

+1 vote   member: CountVlad
CountVlad
CountVlad Jul 1 2007, 8:31pm says:

lol. It's not really an accurate sim. Just a bit of fun.

+2 votes   game: SimDeveloper
CountVlad
CountVlad Jan 29 2007, 11:57am says:

Thanks! However, I have redone some of the maps which means that the two Oldgrange screenshots no-longer resemble what's in the game. I've redone the market so it is a lot bigger with lots of market stalls and I am currently in the process of turning Oldgrange West into the Commercial District of Oldgrange.
Don't worry, the graphics I'm using are still prettymuch the same, though.

+1 vote   game: Tales of Novostrana
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