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Title: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 00:03, 08 September 16

Soo I finally think 3 years of development are enough and I dont want to optimize the little bastard to death.

That's why I now declare Defence as finished.

You'll get all informations and downloads at a little site I put online for the game:

http://cpc.scifinet.org

There are also informations about the 3 different editions of defence. Because after all that time I also wanted to offer a physical release....
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: SRS on 00:13, 08 September 16
Cool :)

Shouldn't you have waited until the "competition" now ? Only some more weeks ... :D
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: reidrac on 00:25, 08 September 16
Nice digitised speech!

I gave it a quick go but I need more time to get into this game. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Prodatron on 00:32, 08 September 16
Congratulation! This game is the first one of its genre on the CPC and it's really awesone! I just love it! I already spent so many hours with it some time ago! :)
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Gryzor on 09:57, 08 September 16
Ohhhhh the one I've been waiting for!!!!!


Unfortunately your site doesn't seem to work?? Too bad :(
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: SRS on 11:49, 08 September 16
It worked yesternight. Now the whole server seems to be down. I suspect C64-hackers ... :D
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: villain on 11:59, 08 September 16
It worked yesternight. Now the whole server seems to be down. I suspect C64-hackers ... :D

Also today in the morning.  :)

Slow, but working...
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Kris on 13:00, 08 September 16
Nice game ; I'm already very addicted to the music: very good one !!!

Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Gryzor on 13:47, 08 September 16
Ah, it works now.


Hehe, love the Amazon link, too bad I don't have a .de account or I'd buy it from there :D
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 13:55, 08 September 16
The server ran for several months without any problem. Just the time I added Defence, it crashed  :( .


First I thought like SRS about the C64-hackers but then I saw on the recovery console that the harddisc was full  :) .

It's fixed now .....
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 13:56, 08 September 16
Hehe, love the Amazon link, too bad I don't have a .de account or I'd buy it from there :D


I loved the idea to have something actual at amazon.
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Bryce on 14:06, 08 September 16
Sold out (or not available for some other reason) on Amazon at the moment anyway.

Bryce.
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 14:27, 08 September 16
Yes, I know. I think, that there are no more major bugs in the game but if, it is not so easy to fix them in a physical release.


So I first wanted to get a little feedback about the freeware edition....




If it is wanted, I can activate it there with the limitation that in the case of major bugs, the update will come by email...
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: mr_lou on 14:35, 08 September 16
Yes, I know. I think, that there are no more major bugs in the game but if, it is not so easy to fix them in a physical release.

So I first wanted to get a little feedback about the freeware edition....

Good strategy. I'm planning on doing the same with my own project.  :)
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: reidrac on 15:22, 08 September 16
Yes, I know. I think, that there are no more major bugs in the game but if, it is not so easy to fix them in a physical release.

That's a sensible way to do it; free download first and let some people play the game for a couple of weeks.

You may not find any bugs, but if you do I'm sure it pays off the wait.
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: VincentGR on 15:37, 08 September 16
Amazing!!!
Aaaahhh, the good old speech synth  :)
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: roudoudou on 21:41, 08 September 16
Could you tell us more about the digitized speech?
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 13:44, 09 September 16
The Speak-Code was adapted form: NoRecess - "The Speaker" - an impressive text-to-speech program for the Amstrad (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/news-events/norecess-'the-speaker'-an-impressive-text-to-speech-program-for-the-amstrad-cpc-/)


So I can send a Text to the routine and it speaks it....




Over 50 downloads of defence so far. Anyone won some maps already ?
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Targhan on 13:49, 09 September 16
I admit I had some trouble understanding what was going on during the game.
Only one enemy at the time seemed attacked by my turrets (the little sparks on an enemy means "attacked", right?). Yet they only seem to have a 1 square range, so I wonder how this is possible that only one enemy is being hit. What did I miss?


I didn't notice significant result when using the "slow down" turret... Are they really useful?


I survived to a few waves, died soon after the flying monsters came by.


I'll try again though!



Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 14:06, 09 September 16
It would had been best, if the towers did produce some kind of bullets by themselves but 1) I had this Idea too late and 2) I'm not that good to implement soo many then needed sprites at the same time. So animating the enemy, when it is hit, was a compromise.


When one enemy is hit at field x for example this field is not able to attack another enemy for some frames. So mostly, the first enemy is attacked and only later in the game, when in one phase more enemys are spawn, the last-ones will be attacked by the same field x again (as you can see by the "fire"-animation).


Yes, the range of the turrets is 1, so that one turret, surrounded by 8 fields, attacks enemys on all these 8. Air-Enemys will be attacked by the field in front of the tower, when they are above the tower and by the field behind the tower.


Especially in the first levels, the slow-towers don't make very much sense. And indeed I don't use them very much.
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: roudoudou on 15:18, 09 September 16
The Speak-Code was adapted form: NoRecess - "The Speaker" - an impressive text-to-speech program for the Amstrad (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/news-events/norecess-'the-speaker'-an-impressive-text-to-speech-program-for-the-amstrad-cpc-/)


thanks

won some maps already ?


not yet, i need to read the documentation first  ;D
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: TFM on 20:21, 09 September 16
Super great project. The first of it's kind and the first I played. It's very addictive and runs very well. Thank you so much!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Nich on 22:49, 09 September 16
The Speak-Code was adapted form: NoRecess - "The Speaker" - an impressive text-to-speech program for the Amstrad (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/news-events/norecess-'the-speaker'-an-impressive-text-to-speech-program-for-the-amstrad-cpc-/)

Which in turn was a plagiarised version of Speech! by Superior Software, as explained in the link above... ;)
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Joseman on 23:21, 09 September 16
Oh! what an evening!!

i've been playing this for hours!!

At the start is difficult to understand all the things of the game and what's going on... but little by little i ended map 1 !!  ;D

The music is perfect, the score, achievement and save slot put this game near a console game or modern game...

The graphics are so CPCish... that is impossible that you don't like them!!

I noticed that the hit animation isn't displayed always but the enemies seems to die anyway... is a little weird at the start because you think that the torrets aren't working correctly...

I noticed too that if you place an object hitting fire quickly, sometimes catchs an enemy in the same field, and for an instant the enemy and the object are in the same field.

Overall the game is addictive as hell, count with me for a physical copy!!



Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 00:02, 10 September 16
I noticed that the hit animation isn't displayed always but the enemies seems to die anyway... is a little weird at the start because you think that the torrets aren't working correctly...

I noticed too that if you place an object hitting fire quickly, sometimes catchs an enemy in the same field, and for an instant the enemy and the object are in the same field.


In the past I had sometimes the case, that an enemy was near death and when it reached a torret-field which is not stunned, the enemy died faster than the hit animation showed up. 


About the second notice: I'm aware of that, was a little tricky to try to prevent this and sometimes this still happens  :( . In the past I had also crashes of the game about that. I got a bug-report some minutes ago which could have something todo with this and perhaps I can improve the code here. I'll take a look...




Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Duke on 00:05, 10 September 16
I finally got through the first map aswell, phew :) - Quite an entertaining game!
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 00:09, 10 September 16

The music is perfect



I've heard this tunes now many many times during the last 3 years but I still insert the Soundtrack in my car-radio very often. I'm deeply grateful to MmcM for the permission to bring these tunes to CPC.
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Puresox on 21:19, 10 September 16
First off ...Thanks for this addition , Pioneer of the defense game on the CPC.
 Really enjoying this game , I have only quickly scanned the instruction manual, as you do. Got straight into playing it , took me a few goes to get the gist off what was going on and how things worked. The game gradually gets its grip on you and you can't help wanting one more go , see if I can beat my last score. Without meaning to be rude , but I started off thinking hohum its s'alright...,to being really impressed with it. The game is great and You can easily see it being developed into so much more .
. It has great graphics ,awesome music and speech and some impressive presentation . The game has a lot of legs on it imo. Cheers.
I will be purchasing a copy soon.
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: TFM on 22:07, 14 September 16
It's not ok that CPC-Rulez doesn't cope with the Lizenz of the game and put only the DSK up instead of the released archive INCLUDING the handbook (no need to play the game without reading the handbook).  >:(
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 09:46, 15 September 16
It is now changed there. They now use an archive with all the files.


Thanks for that !


Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: remax on 22:48, 15 September 16
Is it possible to have your paypal account instead of using the "donate" button ?


I can send money without any fares, i am not sure it's the same with donate, is it ?
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 23:14, 02 October 16
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Some updates:

I got feedback about one rare bug, where you could crash the game. I was not able to reproduce it but I saw a theoretical thing where it could happen. So I updated defence to prevent this. The freeware-edition on my website is updated to V1.01 and since this was the only bug-feedback, I'm producing the first personalized editions at the moment and they will be sent out next week. Thanks for pre-ordering and your support!!!


I forgot to mention that you can run the tool reset on every defence-edition to reset one of your savegame-slots. The manual on my website is also updated to describe this...


Since I found it funny to have cpc-related stuff at amazon.de. It can now be ordered there, too. But because of their fees, it is more expensive than paypal.http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01KXSWJWK (http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01KXSWJWK)


Also I was asked to produce a litte tutorial video. So I recorded a video, where I play Map4-Level0 until victory:


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfG6IbqG95U[/youtube]
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: HAL 6128 on 10:48, 03 October 16
Hi Shining,
Yesterday I started playing your game and finalized two maps.
Just want to say that your game is awesome, addictive. Sound on big loudspeaker is so impressive.
Lot of fun in finding the right strategy to beat the opponents!
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Puresox on 18:51, 03 October 16
What is the best/easiest way to purchase a copy ?
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 23:36, 03 October 16
On my defence-website at cpc.scifinet.org you will find my paypal-account and also the amazon link. But please, if you place an order, provide me the name to which I should personalize the game to and if it is ok to put that name on my website. Some people wanted to have it personalized to their real name but they didn't want their real name on the site. So we used their pseudo there...

If paypal and amazon is not ok for someone, please contact me by pm.
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Puresox on 21:56, 04 October 16
Bare with me , will PM you before long and sort a copy , although my Monitor does not work so I use Emulators . But still will have a copy,I will try to support any of the CPC software makers if I can from now on .
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: ukmarkh on 00:15, 05 October 16
Just made a purchase... Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 23:56, 12 October 16
Little update: Since there was a heavy bug in defence (also in the freeware edition but nobody mentioned it), the game crashed sometimes when you lost a map (Especially on maps 9-12). The bug was implemented due to a last minute change which was done for the personalized edition but also crashed the free edition. When I found the bug by myself, I already had shipped 5 editions.


For these 5 versions I reburned a fixed CD and made a 3" disk with the fixed game:


I have sent your fixed editions on monday. So do not wonder if they arrive...


All other orders by paypal and amazon (exept one, but the person knows) were shipped on friday last week or monday this week.


Since I used the time between freeware release and personalized release there is a little surprise on the personalized edition for M4-owners...
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: ukmarkh on 00:21, 13 October 16
I have an M4, can't wait to see what the surprise is on the weekend :-)
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: remax on 21:40, 13 October 16
Little update: Since there was a heavy bug in defence (also in the freeware edition but nobody mentioned it), the game crashed sometimes when you lost a map (Especially on maps 9-12). The bug was implemented due to a last minute change which was done for the personalized edition but also crashed the free edition. When I found the bug by myself, I already had shipped 5 editions.


For these 5 versions I reburned a fixed CD and made a 3" disk with the fixed game:


  • Everygamegoing.com
  • Fabrice Mallet
  • Devilmarkus
  • remax
  • Octoate
I have sent your fixed editions on monday. So do not wonder if they arrive...


All other orders by paypal and amazon (exept one, but the person knows) were shipped on friday last week or monday this week.


Since I used the time between freeware release and personalized release there is a little surprise on the personalized edition for M4-owners...


Does that explain why i received two times the games+CD and two times the manual, one personalized to remax and one to my real name ?
If yes, which one is the fixed version ?


Thanks for all !
I have an M4, can't wait to see what the surprise is on the weekend :-)


I know what it is :D


Sad that my M4 Board doesn't work anymore :(
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 07:50, 14 October 16
Hi remax, I mistakenly printed your manual twice.But why put one in the bin, so I've sent you both. The package, which included only cd+disk, is the right version.


@all:: the last thing, written in the scroller at the main menu, is the version number. Should be V1.02.....
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: remax on 15:17, 14 October 16
Hi remax, I mistakenly printed your manual twice.But why put one in the bin, so I've sent you both. The package, which included only cd+disk, is the right version.


OK :)


I think i'm gonna open a thread to ask for advices to play this game... I managed to go to wave 28 on my something like 30th try, but i'm certainly missing basic technics...
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Gryzor on 17:31, 09 July 17
Hey, is the physical form still available for sale?
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Duke on 17:40, 09 July 17
Hey, is the physical form still available for sale?

https://www.amazon.de/Shining-Defence/dp/B01KXSWJWK

http://cpc.scifinet.org/
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Gryzor on 19:42, 09 July 17
Thanks - I did visit your page but I thought I'd ask first because it's been some time...
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Duke on 20:23, 09 July 17
Thanks - I did visit your page but I thought I'd ask first because it's been some time...
It's not mine :) - Just thought I'd share the links, probably wise to await a reply from Shining himself, I agree.
Title: Re: New Game: Defence
Post by: Shining on 13:37, 10 July 17
Because every physical edition is made after purchase (because of individualization) and I have some materials (cases, cdr, etc.) left, yes, it is still possible  ;D .