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CPlasmaGuns    122
Hello This is a game I have been working on for a while but I haven''t got a lot of input so far, especially from other programmers. Please post your opinion here. It''s called Andradion 2. If you can, download from the download.com site, but if that doesn''t work for some reason just use the direct link. It requires DirectX 3 at the minimum, but DirectX 7 is required for music and some graphics effects. It can run on NT 4 and 95, and on low-end Pentiums. If you post, please don''t just talk about how bad the graphics are! It really wasn''t something we were concentrating on. Download.com site (so I can keep track of the # of downloads): http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10036-100-2366158.html?tag=st.dl.10001-103-1.lst-7-1.2366158 Direct Link: http://home.inreach.com/clkawa/and2demo.exe Thanks for your time CPlasmaGuns

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Sickilla    122
Great game. It installed perfectly, and the first time i booted it up, it worked fine but for some reason the fire button wasn''t working. Maybe it was just my keyboard but i don''t know. so then i restarted it and played it again. I skipped past the story screen and it locked up on me. I then had to restart my computer.Also, when on the menu screen, when i selected singleplayer, the main menu didn''t disappear and i couldn''t read what the second screen said. And also, get rid of that whole when-you-get-hit-your-screen-turns-red thing. it very distracting. anyway, all in all it was a good game and it had a lot of cool effects but a few glitches and i know you said dont complain about the graphics but the screen resolution was way too low. Try to make it at least 640x480 if you can. all these problems might be because of my system setup and not your fault.

oh BTW i have a 400mhz AMDK62, an 8mb video card and 64mb ram running on Windows 2000 professional

X4J

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CPlasmaGuns    122
Actually, that menu screen glitch probably isn''t your fault. Windows 2000 for some reason sometimes has a problem with the menu screen where you can''t read what''s there because the old words don''t "disappear". BTW... if anybody has a speculation about why that happens I would like to hear it. It''s good to know that you sounded like you liked the actual gameplay. Anyway, I have gotten complaints about the screen turning red, and I''ll look into changing it.

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CPlasmaGuns    122
I''m reposting here to see if I can try for any more responses for this old topic . . . come on, try it try the game! I would really like to hear the opinions of more fellow programmers. You may think that from Sickilla''s message that this game is horribly unstable, but I have tried this game on lots of computers, and his was the worst case I have ever heard and is apparently very rare.

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Psylocybe    130
Well...... the graphics (yeah i know that wasn''t the point) but they were .... anyways the gameplay kinda sucked because if you wanted to shoot your opponent you had to let him shoot you at the same time which is kinda bad. I didn''t have any freeze up problems or any tech probs I''m running TNT2 and w98. I didn''t play for more then two minutes but the sound was decent.

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Psylocybe    130
DONT FUCKING DOWNLOAD THAT GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dude your game fucked up my computer bad, you need to close your download link, something is horribly wrong with your code, after closing my browser all kinds of terrible shit started happening error messages left and right display changing inverting colors all kinds of shit man. WTF is wrong with you, dont distribute your game if you dont even know what your doing. I learned a valuable lesson now to NOT DOWNLOAD SHIT OFF THE NET AND RUN IT UNLESS I KNOW WHAT THE FUCK IT IS. I almost wonder if it was a virus!!!!!!!!! I had to reset my puter it was so froze and now I have some errors in my hardrive. If you dont know what your doing dont modify DLL files you fuckin idiot. I guess I should be at fault for running it but FUCK THAT I was trying to do you a favor and test your game. If I have to reinstall windows and everything I''m going to be FUCKIN PISSED

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TheSalmon    148
For real? Thanks for the warning Psylocybe, I was about to dl it when I saw your post. Are you sure it was the game and not something else?

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CPlasmaGuns    122
hmm... I seriously doubt my game did that to your computer, Psylocybe. It's impossible that it could do so much damage as to make someone reinstall Windows. Like I said, it was the first case I've seen it make someone restart their computer when Sickilla had that problem: I've probably tried this game on 30 or so computers personally with the biggest problems being the menu screen didn't look right (the text didn't dissappear) and a screen saver caused the game to terminate. I don't modify any dll's, and the only file that is ever loaded with write access is the progress10.dat file which remembers your times and best scores. You should really reconsider the fact that the game made your computer freeze especially when nothing bad happened until you closed your browser. Also, if you are going to explain how it froze your computer I would appreciate if you used punctuation and clearer descriptions and that kind of stuff. If any very suspicious individual wants to see the code for the game, post your e-mail or e-mail me and I will send it.

edit- By the way you guys, the multiplayer isn't finished yet. Don't try it. If there are ever two or more people playing a multiplayer game, it will definitely freeze then. There's a message saying that multiplayer is not available, but from the people who have already replied to this I see that I have to be real careful about that sort of thing And another thing: this game has been on download.com for about a year now and it hasn't been taken off and nobody who posted opinions complained about it crashing



Edited by - CPlasmaGuns on July 11, 2001 4:39:45 PM

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Psylocybe    130
Yeah it was the game, after everything was closed and the display flashed back to the resolution that the game was running at and I got error''s at that resolution. The strange thing was I got error''s I have never even seen before. In odd colors and strange looking message boxes... that''s why it scared me it was a virus game. After rebooting when running scandisk my HD had an error in it saying "DLL file entry too long" or something very similar to that and now I also have bad blocks in my HD. I haven''t had any problems since reboot and hopefully that''s all that stupid game did to it.

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Psylocybe    130
Listen here bud, I reinstalled windows a couple months ago and haven''t had a single problem or freeze up other then an application which could be ended using ctrl alt del. After running your game my computer froze totally and would not even respond to ctrl alt del and that fact that I know it was your game fucked up windows is because after all app''s were closed it flashed back to that super low resolution you used in your game. And it stayed that way while I got error messages up intil it froze. Yes I should have copied all these error''s down but I was a little too angry to play help the guy the fucked up my computer and see if I can debug his code for him. And as for the DLL part... funny how all this happens immediately after running your game.... hmmmmm wonder if the two could be related. Sorry for being so rude but I take the health of my computer seriously.

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Big Sassy    311
Man, that game is hard. It''s mainly those machine gun bastards. It ran fine on my system. I''m pretty sure that one guy had other problems with his computer. Anyway, I''m sorry but I have to say this. The graphics really suck. But other than that, good work

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Drakonite    215
400 mhz celeron Geforce 2mx win ME. Ran with no probs what so ever.

i have one thing to say about this game... *cough*copywriteinfringement*cough*

Hmm.. the music and a large number of gfx were taken from other things... Well, doesn''t matter too much, I doubt anybody will ever do anything to you for it.

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SikCiv    122
Worked fine on a Toshiba 7020CT Pentium2 laptop (and WindowsME is still working...), though the screen resolution belongs to a 386, 640x480 should be the minimum these days.

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granat    122
I´m very pissed!

I just downloaded your game and the second i started the game my computer exploded !! !Yeah it exploded....About 30 seconds later I could hear computers all over the city explode !!!!

I´ll be sending you a bill buddy !!!

Nah..just kidding !

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Gary    122
Actually guys, it is possible for the game to have done this to Psylocybe''s computer, albeit not directly. If the game froze his computer enough that he had to cut the power directly, and the computer was accessing his HD at that moment, files and portions of his drive could easily have been corrupted.

This is the danger of running any untested program.

Yes, it could have been his computer, or it could have been the game, or a combination of both. What sistburbes me a little, though, is the fact that CPlasmaGuns doesn''t even consider the possibility that his program could have played a part in this mess. So, if it is a bug with his program interacting incorrectly with certain hardware, it will continue to do so.

CPlasmaGuns, most people who arn''t programmers who have this sort of thing happen to them are too busy calling Dell or HP or whatever, to post angry complants to you about it.

Maybe it''s just me, but I would be wary about running any program where potential bugs are dismissed completely as problems with the users computer without any investigation.

Hope you have a good disclaimer

Gary

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nightvision09    122
Hi, I have downloaded this game. And itz cool, even though the graphic needed some work, but over all it was fun to play. I just think some are the othe ppl who downloaded the game and mess up their computer are having problem with their own computer, and just got so frustrated that they want to have something else to blame it on. And the game was the perfect thing to blame on for the computer''s fault. The guy say that he had check the game in about 30 other computers and it worked fine, so I think other ppl''s computer just can''t handel downloads or something.

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JimboC    152
quote:
Original post by Psylocybe ... and now I also have bad blocks in my HD.
No offense or anything, but I''ve been working as a hardware/networking tech for 8 years and I''ve never seen a piece of software cause bad blocks on a hard drive - not even viruses. Data loss, corruped files, trashed Windows, etc. But bad blocks come from the hardware levels that you wouldn''t have access to unless your messing with some really low level assembler type of stuff and even then it''s pretty hard to make a hard drive do that. Have you run some diags on the hd to make sure its not the cause of your problems? Also, if your hard drive has bad blocks, you can probably get a replacement for nothing if its still under warranty.

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Tracy    122
Running on my antiquated machine(400MhzPII,Voodoo3,SB32,96MgRAM,Windows98).
Everything seems to work as intended. I know you didn''t want to hear about the graphics,
but like some other ppl hear said;higher resolution!
I also thought the action could be faster (y''know what I mean?).
Good job. Maybe I''ll be able to make something like that when I grow up!

"A man can''t just sit around." ''Lawn Chair'' Larry Walters (1982)

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SikCiv    122
quote:

Original post by Psylocybe ... and now I also have bad blocks in my HD.



Software can cause hardware to malfunction by configuring the speed of a certain device to excessive speeds, for instance a piece of software could tell the HDD controller to go at DMA100 speed when the HardDisk and/or controller is only capable of DMA33, causing a tranisitor burnout, though the only software that does this are viruses, I dont think CPlasmaGun would create a game just to destroy everyones system...

The bad blocks were already on the HDD but they were simply not noticed until the game was installed and ran on them, and since Windowz does not handle data errors very well, the ''puter spewed and corrupted the data or the HardDisk''s heads decided to give up. Do a low-level format (HDFAT, WIPEHDD) on the HardDisk, sometimes the Bad blocks are just a data alignment issue.

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