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    Try my beta

    Here is my beta game: Shoot. It is a 2-D side shooter. It doesn't have music yet, thus making it beta. I could have gone better animation wise, and I could have put the art in one file, but all in all, I think the game is kinda fun.

    If I get a big/good response(s), I will finish. Otherwise, I will begin working on my group project.

    NOTE: Zip it all to a new folder
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    it's a very nice game. Although in my opinion you did alot more than needed to make such a simple game.

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    Hmm, it won't run properly on my computer (as with just about anything else non-commercial DirectDraw that I've seen coded). Starts, showing the title/instructions, then when I hit enter it minimizes. When I restore, it just shows a black screen until I hit escape, at which point it quits

    *throws computer out the window*
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    35 downloads and two responses?!

    Thanks for the reply guys.
    Xterria, if you mean by the gfx,music,and input, it was planned to be a library. I never got around to putting in a dll.

    Hunter2- I don't know what could be wrong. If you say that you've seen this with other games, maybe it's something on your machine.
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    >>maybe it's something on your machine.
    Yup, I think so. Can't think of exactly what though, since so many things are screwed up lol

    I had the same problem with Space Shooterz DX.
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    well, i dont know about the minimizing, but when you go back into a directdraw app after minimizing, usually all the graphics are wiped out completly and are never again redrawed. look at sunlightd's error handling tutorial...he shows how to repaint the graphics once an app has been minimized.

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    *DOH* And I thought it was a problem just with WindowsXP on my computer Why didn't you mention this half a year ago when I posted Space Shooterz and people were having problems??
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    Sorry for bumping this up, but I need to know: 47 downloads and two people responded. Is the game just not bad enough to flame, but not good enough to praise, or what?
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    Hmm, well I WOULD comment on it if it would show up on my screen Maybe you should consider looking at sunlight's tutorial to fix the blackscreen restore problem? (and I guess I should too...)
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    Does EVERYONE have this problem?
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    wit me, just running the exe file, it comes up with a black screen for half a second then quits....

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    No, not bad.
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    Originally posted by Stan100
    Sorry for bumping this up, but I need to know: 47 downloads and two people responded. Is the game just not bad enough to flame, but not good enough to praise, or what?
    if you're talking in terms of a 'good' game, then from a programmer's point of view, it isn't bad. there's lots of potential. if your looking at it from some player's perspective, it's boring and I wouldn't play it for any longer than a second. But you can definatly make it into an awsome game with your skills(from what i see).

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    Originally posted by oobootsy1
    wit me, just running the exe file, it comes up with a black screen for half a second then quits....
    echo oobootsy1

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    First of all, I must congratulate you for the work. But you should know that I tried to take a look at the code and got lost at the second file. I mean that, as a learner, I miss some more comments in the code . Or even if someone wanted to improve the code, it'd be almost impossible.

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