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My game prototype
« on: August 13, 2007, 02:01:59 pm »

Edit: Fixed a few problem, one of them was a problem with the input device. This problem would produce the error message "A Null directX interface was accessed".
It is possible that direct input does not recognize properly the keyboard or mouse, and then it will run the game but you will be unable to control the character.
Also I made the left swing easier to hit with.

Edit: There was a slight problem that the game looked for a joystick, and if you didnt have one it would report an error.  So I updated the download.
Also, if you get an error please press the button that ends email, it will send me the error with memory.dmp file which helps locate where the error occuerd in the code. You can send the memory.dmp manually to oferstu a yahoo dot com.

I have abandoned my last project which was a space ships game, due to the fact that after I played the AI I figured the game play isnt fun enough.
So now I am planning to make a new game.
It isnt a space game, but rather a medieval fighting game.
I have created a prototype to test the game play, it is has mock up graphics, and mock up gameplay and it is nothing much.
But still I tested small gameplay element with it and I wanted you to tell me what you think and give me your professional opinion,
if you don't mind to spend a little time.
The game will feature medieval battles, so the prototype tests some sword fighting.
The AI is pretty stupid, but it does the work for now. I might improove the prototype AI to further test it.
You move with the keyboard, ASDW to move.
When the enemy is close you can kick him with spacebar.
The mouse aims your sword, a left swing is done with left mouse button and a right swing is done with right mouse button.
You also defend with your sword by aiming it against the opponents sword.
The prototype requires DirectX9 from feburary 2006 or later(other wise it will tell you a dll is missing).
It might also be slow on some older video cards due to the normal mapping. If it is too slow I will turn off the normal mapping.
The download will be available for a week (according to you send it):
http://www.savefile.com/files/973578

I have added a screenshot:


Thank you very much.
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Re: My game prototype
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 02:42:50 pm »

"Input device instance not found"

All that I got was that error message. Seems like it doesn't support my keyboard and/or my mouse.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 02:50:37 pm »

Somehow, I can't download the file. Maybe using SaveFile would be a better idea?
EDIT: Also, YouSendIt is only for delivering files to specified email addresses, I thought?
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 04:26:38 pm »

"Input device instance not found"

All that I got was that error message. Seems like it doesn't support my keyboard and/or my mouse.
Do you have a joystick?
It seems I inquired for a joystick and demanded to report an error if it wasn't found.
So this is supposed to be the error you got.
Also, the software should have created some files, such as InputDevice0.txt and memory.dmp.
When an error occurs there is a button which can send the error to my email with the memory.dmp file.
You don't need to send me now the memory.dmp, but you should next time(If you wish so. I should have noted about this).
Thank you very much for your time.
Here is the updated file(in savefile):
http://www.savefile.com/files/967661
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007, 07:15:22 am »

Ah, no. I don't have a joystick. That must be it. Will that updated file allow me to bypass this problem?
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 10:14:40 am »

Ah, no. I don't have a joystick. That must be it. Will that updated file allow me to bypass this problem?
yes.
There are still a few propblems with this version although it worked well for some of the people.
So might want to wait until the next update or you can try and see if it works for you now.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007, 07:29:25 pm »

I have uploaded a new version that suppose to fix some direct input problems and also updated the gameplay a bit.

http://www.savefile.com/files/973578
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