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Try my bi-plane fighting game (1-2players)

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Hello all, I've just released a freeware bi-plane fighting game. It's very similar to the Intellivision's Triple Action biplane part. I think its alot of fun and I'd like to hear some feedback from anyone who wants to get it. The direct link to download it is here: http://www.skelman.com/files/bskies.zip You can play the computer or play against another friend on the same machine. Let me know what you think, please try it out! here's a screenshot: -skeLman Edited by - skelman on January 31, 2001 11:20:26 PM

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Wow, that''s pretty cool. I''ve never played a game like it, but it''s pretty addicting. Good job!

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Hey thanks...

Also I just wanted to re-post since I''ve added a computer player. Now you can play against the computer with 3 different levels of difficulty. I think the game is alot of fun and I''d like to hear more feedback too. I think i''ll change my old message topic so it doesnt just say 2 players.. =O

-skeLman



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After playing some more, I found it''s even better than I thought! The movement is really clean and it has a nice pace. The only thing I don''t like is the lack of customizable controls; they''re kinda bunched up. The only suggestion I''d make is to add different weapon types... You know: cannons, missiles, etc... Maybe buy them after a certain number of kills? Maybe some plane variations, but other than that, it''s an awesome game. The AI is pretty good too, even on easy

What language is it programmed in? I seriously want to program a game like that once I get good enough

Awesome job, thanks!

Peon

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heh.. Yes i should''ve added customizable controls, but I''m just a lazy basterd sometimes. I wanted to kinda keep it simple and get it out there for people to see, and then maybe add some new features. Right now I like the game how it is, but I''m still adding some more options, and want to release another version.

I made it in C++ in Visual Studio using the directX 8 SDK. And a funny thing, this is the first time I''ve ever used sin or arcsin for anything outside of school =). I used them for the plane movement, and the AI for locating where u are relative to it.

Thanks for the feedback, no one else wants to try my game though :/



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Downloaded the game and it simply wouldn''t run.
I''ve clicked on the exe, a black screen appears for 1 second, the mouse cursor is positioned somewhere on the center of the screen and the program exits.

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did u extract the zip file with directories included? There should be a gfx/ and sounds/ directory, if there is not..reunzip it. If there is, and it''s still not working, perhaps you dont have the latest directX drivers or your card doesnt support 640x480x16 (odd..).

Thats all i can think of, let me know if u still cant get it to work...no one else has had any problems..

-skeLman

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Same thing happened to me. (Didn''t work.)

However, I purposely have not installed DirectX 8 so I am assuming that why it doesn''t. (Skelmans page say his games uses the latest drivers.)

If I ever decide to download DirectX 8 drivers, the game is on my harddrive waiting to play; however, DirectX 8 is the least of my concerns right now. After DX3, the motives of DX have been more and more suspicious.

.travois.

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Rockin!

There was an Intellivision or Atari 2600 game that looked like this. WTF was it?

A couple of us just played for about 20 minutes.

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It was an Intellivision game, Triple Action. There were tanks, cars, and biplanes in that game. Thats where my inspiration for Burning Skies came....it was probably my favorite Intellivision game :D

btw, I''m not sure if you _need_ dx8, but I think you need at least dx5 or 6 to play it.

-skeLman


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It''s runs well here in WIN2k land. The computer plane is very challenging and it runs smooth. I hope I''m writing 2d games soon. I''ve been studying for 4 months straight, and am getting close.

Dave
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Hey Bruv.


Sorry to say this, but it didn''t work on my machine either at home. It''s a laptop running Win98 and it''s not recent, but hey, it''s not that clapped out yet.... still a few more months in the old girl yet.

I only have DX6 on mine though here at home, so I am assuming that that might be it.....

Any reason why you are using the latest drivers for this one? Looks like it could be some fun so I''ll have a bash at work tommorrow.



-- No matter what they do, how hard they are or cold they want to be, their mind will always give them away. That is the moment to strike and leverage their weakness --
The birth of Psychic Treason

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Oh yeah, now I remember. Hey did anyone else always hurt their thumbs when they played Intellivision? I got blisters.

Anyway, I keep waiting for somebody to re-make Atari Combat (good old cartridge #1). I wanna see all 200 modes, too! Or however many there were. 1 plane, 2 planes, etc etc.

And dont''t forget the ping-pong-shot tanks!!

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