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    DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Not a game at all, just a demo. We would really appreciate it if a few users could download the demo and report if it ran ok or not. We're just trying to get feedback if it runs better than a crawl. On our test machines we get 20-30fps but would like to see feedback from different configurations.

    You'll need DirectX8, 3D card, Vb6 runtimes. I think most of us have that.

    The source to the demo will be made available on our site.

    Thanks for taking the time to check out the demo.

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    http://dxgame.com/download/demo6.zip
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]



    http://dxgame.com/download/demo6.zip

    Could use a little feedback on the movement. Choppy, ok, etc. Thanks for your time!
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    nice graphics, ran fine on,

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Hi Pino! - Thanks for checking it out and especially posting your config. That's a BIG help.
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    very nice, very polished as well

    run perfectly on p4 3, 1024, 5950 ultra

    good job

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Hi MrMeikel - Thanks for the comments and the config report. Much appreciated!
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Failed to intialized...


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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    articwoof - Thanks for giving it a shot. If you have time, perhaps you could paste the contents of the "data.log" file in this message? It should be in the same folder that you ran the program from. Much appreciated.
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Code:
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    04-08-2005 18:51:27 Initializing DXGame Engine Session
    04-08-2005 18:51:27 Initializing Screen: 640x480 16 bit color depth
    04-08-2005 18:51:30 Initializing Direct Sound
    04-08-2005 18:51:30 Initializing Direct Music
    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Initializing Direct Input
    --------------------------------------
    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Error: (init_di failed)
    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Source: 
    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Number: 0
    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Description: 
    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Direct Input Init Failed
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    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Error: (dx.init)
    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Source: 
    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Number: 0
    04-08-2005 18:51:33 Description: 
    04-08-2005 18:53:04 Terminating DXGame Engine Session
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Great! Thanks for posting it! At least I now know the interface was fine, but DirectInput failed. This just means the keyboard wasn't abale to be aquired. If you don't mind, I'll post another version of the demo here and perhaps you can test it one more time? I should have it done, in a few!!! Hopefully.. Thanks for your time.
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Hi articwoof - This version allows you to choose window or full screen mode. It would be great if you could try both methods and post if it runs or not. I GREATLY appreciate your time on this.

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    I tried the first version once again, and it did work....

    I dont think it will matter now on this second version
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Actually I was hoping you would try the new version because there has been a very small amount of people who were not able to run the demos, and looking at the data file it appears direct input (key, mouse) was not being intialized on those machines, and I think the update corrects that. If you get a chance, download the 2nd version and run it window and full screen on the same computer that it crashed on earlier. If you don't mind. Thanks, take care.
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    What a little corker, superb! Keep it up! Ran fine on my old laptop, 500mhz AMD K6-2 with onboard ATI Trident Cyberblade 7i (8mb) gfx card.

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Thanks for checking it our Mr. Bush!

    The source code to the demo is available on the site.
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    The demo looks awesome in windowed mode. Had an issue with full screen. My monitor is an LCD monitor and runs over a DVI video cable in digital mode. This means, I'm quite limited in what screen resolutions are available to me. Specifically, 640x480 at 16bits per pixel at 60hz refresh rate provides me with a very professional looking "Out of range" message in four different languages.

    Code:
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    10-09-2005 21:56:04 Initializing DXGame Engine Session
    10-09-2005 21:56:04 Initializing Screen: 640x480 16 bit color depth
    10-09-2005 21:56:06 Initializing Direct Sound
    10-09-2005 21:56:07 Initializing Direct Music
    10-09-2005 21:56:07 Initializing Direct Input
    10-09-2005 21:56:19 Device lost. Attempting full restore.
    10-09-2005 21:56:20 Initializing Screen: 640x480 16 bit color depth
    --------------------------------------
    10-09-2005 21:56:21 Error: (init_device failed)
    10-09-2005 21:56:21 Source: 
    10-09-2005 21:56:21 Number: 0
    10-09-2005 21:56:21 Description: 
    --------------------------------------
    10-09-2005 21:56:21 Error: (init_restore failed)
    10-09-2005 21:56:21 Source: 
    10-09-2005 21:56:21 Number: 0
    10-09-2005 21:56:21 Description:
    Unfortunatly, while windows xp pulled up the task manager to quit the program, I wasn't able to see it (wrong resolution for my monitor) and ended up have to turn off my computer.

    My recommendation would be to enumerate supported resolutions and bit depths (and video cards for systems with more than one adapter) and present it all to the user in some sort of options window. If you need a good default resolution, use the one that is currently set and upsample the video to it (stretch 640x480 to fit an 800x600 display as an example). Due to my setup, however, certain resolutions are shown as supported, while, infact, they aren't.

    After some testing, I discovered 640x480 @16bbp is available, but only at 75hz, not 72hz, or 60hz. You might want to take that into account as well.

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    Hey DXGame,

    worked perfectly on my p3 256mb ram laptop w/ onboard 32mb graphics card.

    fun!
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    That's tight.

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    Looked through the site a bit too, keep up the good work guys.

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Wow, very nice demo!
    It ran great on mine
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    Very impressive.
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Wow, thats deffintly nice. Awsome graphics, controlls are a bit choppy but amazing. Nice job man.

    Im running on:
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    Good work.

    PS : I tested both. I perfer the second one cause it has window mode. (I hate full screen )
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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Processor: AMD Atlon 64 3000+
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    Ran perfectly, and smooth! Nice demo

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    75fps solid, responsive controls

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    This was quite fun, the graphics were quite smooth, I had no problems starting it up and there wasn't a single bug. The DXGame Engine seems pretty good.

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    :O this has made me want to learn dX. Ive never done graphics programming before, only task oriented. Congratulations.

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    Is the DXGame engine no longer being developed or supported?

    I'm looking at a few different 2d engines for something I've got in mind, and this one looks interesting, but all of the sub-pages on the main website seem to have gone.
    This means that I can't get hold of some decent tutorials and source code to see if it's what I'm looking for.

    I've Emailed them, but I haven't heard back yet.

    Any help appreciated,
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    i RAN THE GAME.. nice game..

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    Re: DXGame Engine - Platform Game Demo [Zip+EXE]

    the link is dead...anyone ?

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