Gaming Your Way

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Meanwhile ...

some might remeber me posting about a sparetime project of mine: Law of the West. It's been quite about it for a good deal of time now, but after a *shit* week I finally got into gear to finish the last damn 5% of it.

The last two night were spent adding the last pice of love to the game, a highscore/gameover screen (the normal gameover screen was in for ages), levels (99, featuring all uglyness I could come up with) and some additions here and there like ingame key-hints when the level starts (this is for all those people who don't read the instructions) and mouse control (it  was designed as keyboard only game).

lThe book of instructions
a shot from the "How to" section (scaled)

Tonight at around 0200h it finally hit gold status, although it took me another three hours to fix (or in terms of flash: work around) some *weird bug*.
Here's a short description, maybe it helps you to avoid it.
LotW consists of two files (game and sound) and I wanted to be able to upload the game and get the sound file from another server, possibly streamed instead of a file reference.

To write the streaming "site" was no problem in .net, so I quickly wrote something that take an ID and returns the swf. I tested it using my local web server - no problem.
Then I uploaded the gamefile to and stored the sound and the streamer here on gamingyourway - guess what: it didn't work.

A quick look at the http headers showed that the file was requested correctly and the size returned was correct, too, but flash returned a solid NaN for getBytesLoaded/Total. WTF?

AH! security! That must be the reason ... ok, changed and added all the "allow *" that was needed and tested again - nope still nothing. Oh well.

To make it short I finally wrote a tiny loader.swf that streamed *both* the game and sound file and viola it worked. F$%&§ knows why.

Anyway here's an image I posted earlier for this game but ...

Meet the gang ...
Meet the gang ...

Right now it's not licensed to I keep a few secrets till then ... but stay tuned (at least I can post about a game here :) ).


Comments (4) -

  • Jeff Fulton

    4/15/2008 12:00:08 AM |

    This looks really cool. What type of game will it be? It reminds me of an old ST or Amiga game, but I can't remember which.

  • nGFX

    4/16/2008 9:38:59 AM |

    Hi Jeff,
    basically it's a reaction game, decided if it's a good or a bad boy (or girl) and hit the right key (or use the mouse).

    Hopefully we'll see this life somewhere soon :)


  • Jeff Fulton

    4/16/2008 8:27:53 PM |

    Like a simple Operation Wolf with a Western Theme? sounds like it could make some $$ from Gamejacket if it is yours to sell out.

  • nGFX

    4/17/2008 7:29:08 AM |

    Not exactly but it comes quite near. ANd yes, that's an option we're thinking about, too.
    It sat far to long around doing nothing (and being not quite finished, though).


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