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Cracks and Crevices 0.4 release
« on: February 14, 2008, 03:11:52 AM »
OK, I’ve sat on the release long enough. I’m sure some basic bug will pop up but what the hey.

Remember to read the readme.txt please...

For downloads;
Release Source (compiles on ubuntu+windows)
http://bloodycactus.com/pages/downloads/cracks_and_crevices-0.4.tar.bz2

Win32 binary
http://bloodycactus.com/pages/downloads/cracks_and_crevices-0.4-win32.zip

0.4 20080209
- *BIG* Rewrote mainloop code (fixed some subtle round bugs).
- Rounds now work properly for all NPC's and the PC
- Timers work correctly
- Rewrote attribute code
- Gold drops on floor now
- Monsters die correctly!
- Initial quest time shortened to make it more attainable.
- Messages are now counted and displayed as  Msg (x) if repeated to stop cluttering the display.
- Remove character dump when starting a new game
- Dont save character dump when saving game
- Stopped monsters and drops from appearing in the message window (doh!)
- Stopped saving from doing an explicit call to exit instead of falling through the game loop like quit does, which revealed some mem leaks that were plugged.
- Gold drops were dropping underneath the player not monster!
- Spells in spellbooks
- Start spell when buying first spellbook
- Attack/Target Cycling/Cast Spell commands
- Implemented 99% of the spell attributes
- Casting spells now works! (no whizzbang animation. it just works)
- auto pickup working
- Pickup key words
- Fixed : When selling item, unequip it automatically
- Added circular fov for easy games
- Bumpbed facing fov for medium + hard games
- Added leveling up
- Added ctrl-c as break all from program
- Added ESC as means to close out most all dialogues
- Made some defaults sane (no mixing cursor + keypad)
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Re: Cracks and Crevices 0.4 release
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 09:21:41 PM »
I have downloaded and compiled the game without problems, but I have a few gripes with it:
* There are LOTS of typos!
* My name gets displayed incorrectly (Iván Tomás turns into Iv??n Tom??s)
* I cannot move diagonally in my numpad, moreover, I get this on the help screen:
'x'-UpLeft
'up'-Up
'x'-UpRight
...
'x'-DownRight
'x'-DownLeft

I'd like to try the game more thoroughly, but specially the last point is making it very hard to be enjoyable. Also, the first point (typos) breaks immersion, in my opinion. I can send you the ones I see, although I can't copy from the game screen easily.

Anyway, thanks for the release!
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Re: Cracks and Crevices 0.4 release
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 10:20:30 PM »
It's very hard for people with keyboards made for languages without accents to make a game that supports them. I honestly can't blame them... some of the foremost online shopping systems do not allow for my name either, João - there have been two recent events where I've had to contact the store to get that right. I'm going to stop using the tilde on my name when I buy stuff online.

It's a curse us continental europeans share :)
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Re: Cracks and Crevices 0.4 release
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 08:30:15 PM »
I have downloaded and compiled the game without problems, but I have a few gripes with it:
* There are LOTS of typos!
* My name gets displayed incorrectly (Iván Tomás turns into Iv??n Tom??s)
* I cannot move diagonally in my numpad, moreover, I get this on the help screen:
'x'-UpLeft
'up'-Up
'x'-UpRight
...
'x'-DownRight
'x'-DownLeft

thanks for the feedback. As for the keyboard, configure it in the config if you want diagonals. tested 4 pc's (windows 2k/xp and ubuntu 32/64. no probs on numpad diagonals once setup in the config).

my font doesn't have any accented characters. its not nor never will be unicode. its just a bitmap. I guess this is fairly detrimental. :(

I'l go over the typos for the next release. You want american english or british english? (j/k! you'll get british english)..

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Re: Cracks and Crevices 0.4 release
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 08:40:52 PM »
I have downloaded and compiled the game without problems, but I have a few gripes with it:
* There are LOTS of typos!
* My name gets displayed incorrectly (Iván Tomás turns into Iv??n Tom??s)
* I cannot move diagonally in my numpad, moreover, I get this on the help screen:
'x'-UpLeft
'up'-Up
'x'-UpRight
...
'x'-DownRight
'x'-DownLeft

thanks for the feedback. As for the keyboard, configure it in the config if you want diagonals. tested 4 pc's (windows 2k/xp and ubuntu 32/64. no probs on numpad diagonals once setup in the config).

my font doesn't have any accented characters. its not nor never will be unicode. its just a bitmap. I guess this is fairly detrimental. :(

I'l go over the typos for the next release. You want american english or british english? (j/k! you'll get british english)..

Thanks for the response!

I have configured the game like the readme.txt says and now all the keys work!

Don't worry about not having accented characters, I guess you can always "deaccent" words or something like that. Otherwise, being able to change your name should do ;). Also, I really like how the game looks! This bitmap font looks cool.

About the typos, I can report the ones I see, if you want. I am very nitpicky with correct spelling, sorry :-/.
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Re: Cracks and Crevices 0.4 release
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 02:04:36 PM »
Ive added a spelling mistakes entry to my tracker :) and an feature request to have the player pick/setup keyboard on first time playing the game, since I've had a few responses about misconfigured keys (when not actually configured).

you can see the open list;
http://redmine.bloodycactus.com:3085/

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Re: Cracks and Crevices 0.4 release
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 03:44:49 PM »
Ive added a spelling mistakes entry to my tracker :) and an feature request to have the player pick/setup keyboard on first time playing the game, since I've had a few responses about misconfigured keys (when not actually configured).

you can see the open list;
http://redmine.bloodycactus.com:3085/


Thank you! I'll try to add the ones I see when I play the game!
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