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QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« on: October 10, 2012, 07:11:14 PM »
New this version:
Scrolls:  Powerful items which can be stored, and used when things look grim.  Always beneficial, and often work best when surrounded.
New Help Screen: Describes what the status conditions do.
Cave Level Chest Frequency: Caves now spawn 20% more chests, due to how inherently dangerous they are.

This is the last version I plan on releasing that has new features.  While I am always happy to fix any bugs that come up, or address any balance issues that are brought to my attention, this game is everything I wanted it to be and more.

I had initially planned on just spending a few weeks on QuickHack, and releasing a simple, fun game.  After I did that, I was flattered by the feedback from all of you, and added a great deal more content to really make playing worth your time.

But it's done now.  This project has been an incredibly positive experience for me, largely thanks to you.  So thank you.  Please play, and enjoy.  This is now a finished game.

Also, if you like this one, keep an eye out for my next project.  (Theme: Comic book super heroes)  It's a ways off, but I'm pretty excited at how it's gelling together.

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« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 08:31:48 PM by wire_hall_medic »

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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 08:19:56 PM »
Congrats on sticking with it to this stage---a shining example of things spiraling out of control in a good way that one would hope becomes a more common occurrence in the Roguelike world.  8)
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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 08:33:48 PM »
Thank you.  Also, found a bug that prevented the inventory from showing the effects of your equipped items if your inventory were otherwise empty.  Fixed, link updated.

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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 05:55:15 AM »
This game has a wonderful addictive quality to it. Simple, but enough decisions and strategy to keep it fun.

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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 12:44:53 AM »
  How do I run this again? Have I already asked that?

  I've downloaded a .jar file, do I need a java thingy to run it? I should know this but it currently escapes me.

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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 01:51:26 AM »
  How do I run this again? Have I already asked that?

  I've downloaded a .jar file, do I need a java thingy to run it? I should know this but it currently escapes me.

You just need to have the current version of Java installed on your system. Then you can just double click/open the .jar file. I recommend putting it in it's own folder since it does create game files in whatever folder you have it in.

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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012, 02:27:22 AM »
It is very likely you already have Java installed; try just opening it.

Sometimes, people accidentally set it as a compressed format (like a .zip).  If your computer tries to uncompress it, use "open with," and specify Java.  It might be called Java Runtime Environment, or JRE.

Failing that, you can download Java here: http://www.java.com/en/

Java works a lot like an emulator; that is, it's a virtual computer that runs on your computer.  It's super handy for me as a programmer, because any OS that can run Java (Windows, MacOS, Linux, probably others) can run the programs I write. 

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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 02:45:48 AM »
  I just realized I uninstalled Java trying to get Cardinal Quest to update. Stupid. How it got associated as a .zip file is anyone's guess.

  When you 'search for a program on the web' to run the file microsoft does not lead you in the correct direction. I seriously dislike those guys, but here I am running windows on everything I own. Great.

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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2012, 10:54:07 AM »
It is very likely you already have Java installed; try just opening it.

Sometimes, people accidentally set it as a compressed format (like a .zip).  If your computer tries to uncompress it, use "open with," and specify Java.  It might be called Java Runtime Environment, or JRE.

Failing that, you can download Java here: http://www.java.com/en/

Java works a lot like an emulator; that is, it's a virtual computer that runs on your computer.  It's super handy for me as a programmer, because any OS that can run Java (Windows, MacOS, Linux, probably others) can run the programs I write. 

Win likes to screw up the file type association for jarfiles. Even I had that happen to me at one point. It's usually a good idea to include a batchfile that just calls java -jar in case anything goes wrong.

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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2012, 03:05:51 PM »
@XLambda
As a mostly self-taught programmer, there are some significant gaps in my knowledge.  Just learned about batch files, and wrote a launcher.  Thanks!

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Re: QuickHack 1.4.0 (Final Addition of New Features)!
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 08:29:46 PM »
Congratulations :) I'm a big fan of QuickHack - well, maybe not of a game (I prefer more challenging games), but of effort. Creating something simple that works is not an easy thing to do :) I'm looking forward to see your new project!