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#1 darthlupi

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:41 AM

Hey guys,

I finally completed my contest entry, and I would like to invite you to give it a romp.

Take on the role of the King's Astronomer as he investigates the strange crash site of a comet he has been tracking.

Help him to stop the alien winter from spreading across the land!

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Howto instructions are in game. :P

It plays in a window
It was written in gm7
It's about 4 MB
It can be found here:

Link to game

Edited by darthlupi, 21 December 2007 - 03:57 PM.

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#2 theweirdn8

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:04 AM

what genre is the game? And can you post some screenshots after the menu please.
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#3 Resure

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:07 AM

Looks very good :3
i am downloading right now
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#4 darthlupi

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:24 AM

Sorry the genre is awesome, and the title screen is enough!

Just kidding.

The genre is arcade and here is the ingame action:

http://darthlupi.com...es/snowy_ss.PNG


QUESTION:

How do you get that PLAY ONLINE thing to come up in Yoyogames.com? I've never really messed with the site till today.

Edited by darthlupi, 19 December 2007 - 03:24 AM.

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#5 TGOC

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:30 AM

You have to download some codec of sorts.

Good game by the way. Not as good as Chubigans Christmas Solstice, but still of high quality. Great job.
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#6 darthlupi

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 04:23 AM

Well, I got it working. I appreciate the advice.

I definitely think winter solstice is a pretty rad game and if it wins I neither be shocked nor saddened.

I appreciate the comparison. :whistle:
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#7 rinkuhero

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:04 AM

The game disappeared?
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#8 daz

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:03 PM

"the game is being virus scanned please come back soon"
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:11 PM

Title screen looks nice.
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#10 darthlupi

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:12 PM

There is something strange with the Yoyogames virus . It has been scanning for hours. I have a helpdesk ticket in with Yoyogames.

I appologize for this.
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#11 grandhighgamer

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:45 PM

I wouldn't worry. Yoyo's virus-scanner likes to take it's time.
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#12 Tarik

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:46 PM

Mmm I've had a ticket at yoyogames for about 2months, another ticket asking if they even got my reply for 1month now..

Either way, it looks real promising. Why not mirror it at darthlupi.com?
Oh and, did the PM I sent you ever fix that tile-spacing problem in your other project?

I hope to play this game soon!
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#13 Mordi

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:50 PM

There is something strange with the Yoyogames virus .  It has been scanning for hours.  I have a helpdesk ticket in with Yoyogames.
I appologize for this.

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This happened to me once too. I remember resubmitting the game, and it would be fine after that.
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#14 darthlupi

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:23 PM

I put the mirror up, and I resubmitted my entry. Thanks for your advice guys! This is the first game I have put on Yoyogames, and I see that I had better be sure it is PERFECT before posting there.


Tarik -

Hey man,

Deadheat had a great fix for that problem:

I actually found out the same thing when I was working on a few low res games that got scaled up. I find that if you actually make the view port an extra pixel or one less pixel, it actually gets rid of the tile problem. In mission extreme for example, i have the view set to w-213 and h-160 and the port on screen is w-639 and h-480 and i set the resolution to 640x480 and it works fine  Smiley I think...


I appreciate the help! Sword Fighter will be finished in another month or two. More likely two.

Edited by darthlupi, 20 December 2007 - 10:26 PM.

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#15 starerik

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:08 AM

Hey, how'd you get the MIDIs to loop without a pause?
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#16 darthlupi

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:55 AM

Actually these aren't midis my friend. The are Mod files.

Look up jmod.dll in the dlls forum. It's what you will need to play the mod files. It requires a bit more work to get it working in a game, but the tunes are small and sound a lot better because they are made using sound samples instead of sounds created by the midi device.

I hope they helped you enjoy the game man/. :)

http://modarchive.org
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#17 Spencer G.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:59 AM

Fun stuff and i love your intro its awsome lol
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#18 darthlupi

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:14 AM

Thanks man. I really enjoyed making the intro almost as much as making the game.

Let me know if you are able to complete it. I tried to make the ending worth getting to.

Oh, pm me if you end up needing cheats.
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#19 bugaham games

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:30 AM

Error!


The game is still being virus scanned.
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:50 AM

Try the mirror link. I am not sure what is wrong with the virus scanning. I uploaded to Yoyo about 5 hours ago. I am not sure what is wrong there.
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:20 AM

I get an error saying


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ERROR in
action number 1
of Other Event: Room Start
for object __newobject246:

Trying to use non-existing surface.
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#22 Sulfuric

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:51 AM

Great game! I figured they were mod music because they sounded like a Seiklus tune.

The graphics where great! I think the font should suit the game a bit better though (the alpha channel font looks weird against it's pixel art friend). Maybe something a bit more... blocky? (or a rock style font? dafont.com)

The gameplay was good, though sometimes the moving of snowballs became a bit... troublesome. They were hard to control, though it's hard to fix with only 8 directional movement. Maybe make it so you can turn the snow ball your self?

I found a slight glitch. I hit the crap out of an enemy and it got stuck in a wall. I could still kill it, so it didn't matter much.
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#23 darthlupi

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 04:21 AM

Walker,

When did you get that error? That doesn't sound like any of the rooms or objects used in this game... hmmmm

StarFoxrox,

Thanks for playing. I'll take a look at the enemy get stuck in a wall. VERY happy that you could still kill it so it's not a show stopper as much as it is a ugly bug.

I think another font will spruce it up a good bit. I may add that after the contest is over! For now, I think I am out of time to do any major changes.

Thanks for the link to the pixel fonts!
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#24 rinkuhero

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 06:55 AM

Try the mirror link.  I am not sure what is wrong with the virus scanning.  I uploaded to Yoyo about 5 hours ago.  I am not sure what is wrong there.

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Hopefully you'll be able to get it up before the deadline D: -- this really should win.
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#25 BattleRifle BR55

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:20 AM

Crysis? :lol:
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#26 darthlupi

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:58 PM

I was able to fix the Yoyogames link by deleting the old entry and reuploading.

All is well that ends well.

Thanks for playing!
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#27 Walker

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 11:56 PM

I got the error when I pressed New Game.
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#28 GratedTopping

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:38 AM

Can't download, but I'll keep trying. For me, when I click download, it just goes right back to the first page describing the game.....

EDIT: Got it...dunno why that happened...my thoughts below.

Edited by GratedTopping, 22 December 2007 - 02:54 AM.

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#29 darthlupi

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:18 AM

Walker,

That is very strange. I wonder, are you able to play any other GM7 games that use surfaces? No one else has had this error, and that is a very strange one indeed. It seems to be internal to GM7 since I do not use that naming convention at all.

Grated Topping,

Thank you for trying it. I was able to play via the instant play and the download page came up fine for me. Let me know if you need me to put the mirror back up. Thanks!

Edited by darthlupi, 22 December 2007 - 02:21 AM.

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#30 daz

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:39 AM

I played this and it was pretty good buttt... repetitive. And I got to this one level.. I had to hit a snowball down a certain amount and hit the enemy and fill in the spawnpoint (with that one). Ehh yeah.. then I had a snowball and I had to hit for enemies and fill in their spawn.. yeah still not gonna happen. Then I had to hit another into 2 enemies and their 2 spawns (right next to eachother)... yeah still not gonna happen o_o
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#31 GratedTopping

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 03:12 AM

The zip file ends with '1_2'; the executable inside is just 1. Is there a v1.2?

Anyway, I like this a lot. The falling snow; the ice...the graphics as a whole. Adding gamepad support is always welcome.

Good game and added to my enjoyment this holiday.

I thought, at first, that when I hit a snowball it would get LARGER as is rolled, and then get smaller when it hits the enemy, but it's fine as it is.

Edited by GratedTopping, 22 December 2007 - 03:32 AM.

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#32 darthlupi

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 03:55 AM

Grated topping, the version you have is right. I went through it real quick to make sure it played till the end.

Yeah, the snowballs have to get smaller or it would ruin the gameplay. There would be no need to make bigger snow balls and they would never go away.

Glad you are liking it!
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#33 Google Frog

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:01 AM

I found a bug (it looks like a surface bug). Sometimes when i press continue game from the start menu the snow starts out looking like random noise but then is fixed after i die a few times.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:28 AM

I don't find it fair Darthlupi entering. All of his games are flawless and he is a master at GM period. Nah, well... actually, he pretty much is. Good luck with the entry. I'd love to participate but it ends tomorrow and I have nothing... =(
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