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Evening All.

About me: I am a database professional and have worked in the IT (accounts not games!) industry for an embarrassingly long time before downloading a free IDE, going to the File menu and selecting 'New Project...'.

I've written a strategy hexgrid game and would like to invite you to take a look. It is inspired by playing a (free) game called Wesnoth. Wesnoth is great; the artwork and music are fantastic, but I found some aspects of the gameplay frustrating so have tried to write my own.

Turn-based board games sometimes hinge on whose turn it happens to be at a crucial moment. This can be annoying so I have tried to use a 'simultaneous move' model. Also, I agree with CS Lewis about the 'f***ing elves' and think more imagination is needed in providing the environment for games.

I am pleased to have written something from scratch that is playable and want to take the idea further. Get involved if you want. I have been browsing gamedev.net for a while and it seems a friendly international place to form a dialogue.

It is free here, called Hexwar:

http://www.moonsch.c...dministrator

Please read the README.doc in the downloaded ZIP.

It's Windows C# and SQL Server (these are what I have to hand). You'll need DirectX to get it to work. All this should be downloadable for free.

Please bring any problems to my attention here. Bear in mind that I have very little experience in developing graphical applications and am a one-man-band, so be kind.

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I have added a simple AI opponent. Very simple (the idiot just chases you round the screen Benny Hill style, and isn't too good at that for some reason).

http://www.moonsch.com/?creator&administrator&20

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Crashes when I start up PLAYABLE_COMPONENTS/hexwar.exe. Just brings up the message "hexwar.exe has stopped working...".

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I'm not an expert (hence in beginner's section), but I think that you should just need the redist of .net to run it - do the versions have to match or can .net 3 cope with stuff built in earlier versions? I've had it going on my machine (an elderly win2k piece of crap) and Mrs Canning's Windows 7 as a test so it should be possible.

Thanks for taking the time!

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That's where it tries to set up the device to draw things. DirectX problem? Also I think a problem might be getting it to connect to the database - there might be problems with virus detectors and firewalls and such.

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Well i dont have SQL server installed, so. Also i have the newest Direct X so that shouldn't be an issue. It could possibly be a virus protection software. Have you attempted this on another computer besides your own or your wife's?

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Well I got somewhere.
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I was able to compile to this point. The one way to do so was I had to change the solution platform to x86. on x64 it would crash at the same area as before but this way I made some progress. (I'm guessing this is because you're developing on a 32-bit machine)

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