Well, my first (allegro) game

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    Well, my first (allegro) game

    After going through the all the newbie allegro tutorials from LoomSoft, I messed around (alot) with the code and before I new it I had made this pong game. It actaully came out not to bad. Please check it out and tell me what you think (I ziped the source as well as the pre-compiled). The only thing I don't understand is the whole speed_counter thing. If anyone has read those tutorials, can you PLEASE explain to me what it does? Since I'm pleased with how the game came out, I think I'm going to continue working on it and add more stuff later on when I get time to learn more on allegro. Also, please post your highest score

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    Oh and if your wondering, it IS single player. And it has some pretty nifty AI IMHO
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    It won't run it says: "This application has failed to start because alleg40.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.". I'm very glad you posted this as I am wishing to learn Allegro (after the AP test) this will be a big help, nice commenting, SERIOUSLY!
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    Nice game. Keep up the good work.
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    Originally posted by CheesyMoo
    It won't run it says: "This application has failed to start because alleg40.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.". I'm very glad you posted this as I am wishing to learn Allegro (after the AP test) this will be a big help, nice commenting, SERIOUSLY!
    Have you installed Allegro yet? You can get it here:

    http://www.allegro.cc/go.php?http://...4.0.2-msvc.zip

    I thought the executable would work for people who don't have allegro.

    BTW, by AP test, do you mean Advanced Placement? Cause I'm taking one too at the end of my class.

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    Yeah I have 9 chapters to read in like a month and a half, oh well. It seems pretty easy, good luck.
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    >>I thought the executable would work for people who don't have allegro.

    You have to include the allegro dll file to your game .... because else everyone who wants toplay your game is going to download the whole allegro librarie.
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    i like the credits.txt file
    funkydude9

    Assistant Production Coordinator:
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    Game Tester:
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    funkydude9

    Special Thanks to...
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    Nice game. my score was 76 (i only played on 5 difficulty)

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    whoops, didn't log in right
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    Originally posted by GanglyLamb
    >>I thought the executable would work for people who don't have allegro.

    You have to include the allegro dll file to your game .... because else everyone who wants toplay your game is going to download the whole allegro librarie.
    K, I'll attatch it when I get to my home computer.

    Originally posted by IonBlade
    Nice game. my score was 76 (i only played on 5 difficulty)
    You must mean 75, because the score is calculated by multiplying the # of times the ball hit your paddle by the difficulty, so it has to be divisible by 5....
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    Originally posted by IonBlade
    Nice game. my score was 76 (i only played on 5 difficulty)
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    LIAR! You played on difficulty 2!
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    Now, now children. There's no need to fight

    It won't let me attach the file -- it says it's too big

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    There was a bug -- after you press enter to set your difficulty, it would actually set it one more higher. I fixed this, so no more difficulty probs! Has anyone been able to figure out why it randomly exits the program sometimes? I think it has something to do with speed_counter. My new high score is 140 by the way. Anyone able to beat that?

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    I uploaded my game on another forum (hehe) so you can get the allegro file here
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    funkydude, so what was the game before this ah?

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    not bad, look forward to seeing more of your work

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