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Yes, I started off by dumping lots and lots of points into mad skills (about 11) and got lucky -- I found a city with lots of mines and high quality weapons shop. I looked at like 5 pages and got that monster weapon to load (surprisingly enough, later in the game I was actually getting mobs that didn't die to it in one hit). I raised durability a few as way of ensurance, maxed mountain climbing and got regeneration at rank 5.

Go, balloons. I don't see anything happening. Go, balloons. Go, balloons. Go, balloons. Stand by, confetti. Keep coming, balloons. More balloons. Bring them. Balloons, balloons, balloons! More balloons. Tons of them. Bring them down. Let them all come. No confetti. No confetti yet. No confetti. All right. Go, balloons.

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Wyvern travelled through 819 places in the wasteland, he died at level 17 and the last thing he saw was a Partially Invisible Psychotic Eye-faced Ant-Man in the region known as Great Southsprings

Wyvern travelled through Witherdown Crater into the far expanding wastes of Mount Irwin, from there he passed into the sizeable wastes of New Dirttown, from there he passed into the sizeable wastes of Buddy's Crater, from there he passed into the expansive wastes of Mutenroad Barrens, from there he passed into the sizeable wastes of Brick Mountain, from there he passed into the sizeable wastes of Great Littlewood the sizeable wastes of Junkroost Barrens, from there he passed into the far expanding wastes of New Harmtown Side the little patch of wastes known as Smithdale, from there he passed into the small stretched waste of Gaulstead, from there he passed into the expansive wastes of Trevor's Crater, from there he passed into the far expanding wastes of Great Hellsroad Barrens, from there he passed into the small stretched waste of Endssprings, from there he passed into the expansive wastes of St Warmwall Wasteland, from there he passed into the expansive wastes of Great Southsprings Where his journey ended.

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Health               - 10177
Strength             - 1753100
Agility              - 44
Intelligence         - 16
Lockpick             - 221
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Times Mutated        - 191
Mutation Level       - 834
Money                - 286195
Kills                - 1078
Regions Cleared      - 13
Dungeons Cleared     - 55
Settlements Visited  - 13
----------------------------CURRENT WEAPON-----------------------------------
Weapon Name          - Forbidden Atomic Forbidden Impure-Gold Nail Coated Nunchucks
Weapon Damage        - 16666
Weapon Durability    - 4269
Weapon Value         - 237249
----------------------------NOTABLE KILLS------------------------------------
Wyvern Killed Feral Ancestral Infirm Seagull Goliath in New Dirttown
Wyvern Killed Rabid Brave Shambing Psycho Mole Queen Titan in Buddy's Crater
Wyvern Killed Kyle The Hellborn Master Mutant Hunter in Buddy's Crater
Wyvern Killed Tamed Retching Agile Weak Weasel Goliath in Buddy's Crater
Wyvern Killed Master Jules in Buddy's Crater
Wyvern Killed Half Dead Raging Spotted Eagle Goliath Titan in Buddy's Crater
Wyvern Killed Walter The Sellsoul Mutant Bane in Buddy's Crater
Wyvern Killed Deranged Hopeless Flea Goliath Titan in Buddy's Crater
Wyvern Killed Fragile CobraVulture Titan in Buddy's Crater
Wyvern Killed Bigboy Ripper Julian in Mutenroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed Warrior of The Rad Gang in Mutenroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed the Actor Ghost Paul in Mutenroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed Warrior of The Rad Gang in Mutenroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed the Ace Dirty William in Mutenroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed the Bastard spam Johnny in Mutenroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Brick Mountain Bandits in Brick Mountain
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Brick Mountain Bandits in Brick Mountain
Wyvern Killed Nightmare Douchebag Dominic in Brick Mountain
Wyvern Killed Littleboy Ghost Cyclone in New Harmtown Side
Wyvern Killed Littleboy Thief Leroy in New Harmtown Side
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Gaulstead
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Gaulstead
Wyvern Killed Three-Fingers Muncher Lee in Gaulstead
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Gaulstead
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Gaulstead
Wyvern Killed Rapey spam Anthony in Gaulstead
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Dead Dastardly Clyde in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Crater Founder Javier in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Razor Jay in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Death Onyx in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Toe-Cutter Monday in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Dog Thursday in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed the Angry Alex in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Stabber Ghost Richie in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed the Slayer Ghost Manny in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Raider of Gaulstead Bandits in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed the Sloth Ike in Trevor's Crater
Wyvern Killed Decaying Super Infirm Twsited Bloat Brained Cobra Goliath Titan in Great Hellsroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed Benjamin The Chaser Mutant Bane in Great Hellsroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed Old Raider Titan in Great Hellsroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed Evolved Two-Headed Desert Wasp Titan in Great Hellsroad Barrens
Wyvern Killed Talking Partially Invisible Eye-faced Desert VultureCrab Titan in St Warmwall Wasteland
Wyvern Killed Warrior of St Warmwall Wasteland Bandits in St Warmwall Wasteland
Wyvern Killed Loco spam Anderson in St Warmwall Wasteland
Wyvern Killed Hellish Enraged Feral Fox QueenPig Titan in St Warmwall Wasteland
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Goliath Sun in Great Southsprings
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Goliath Sun in Great Southsprings
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Goliath Sun in Great Southsprings
Wyvern Killed Warrior of Goliath Sun in Great Southsprings
Wyvern Killed Bullseye Kyle in Great Southsprings
Wyvern Killed Infected Retching Hybrid Three-Headed Bat-Man Titan in Great Southsprings
Wyvern Killed Manny The Racing Mutant Bane in Great Southsprings
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                       Rest In Peace Wyvern
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     Cackle, if anyone wants to know how I died, let's just leave it at one of the recently added events has a humorous text following it if you do the illogical choice.  (Hint: it's the one where you win an award! for your bravery in endulging in stupidity).

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What happens after I click the link to download the file is, I hear the download start, but before I can access the notification of the download to have it continue, the pages with ads start popping up interrupting the download, yeah, the download was interrupted because when I get back to the original page with the download link, the notification of a started download is gone, and so is the download link. And that's if I even get a download link, half the time I get a page with a captcha or requiring that I fill out a survey before I can download the game.

The last attempt gave me this: http://wellnessandme.com/
The previous couple of attempts opened this page: http://prestigeladies.com/how-to-choose-makeup-brushes/
Before that I got: http://townhobbies.com/how-to-knit/
Before that there was a page of ads for some cooking site, I don't have the URL because it scrolled off the browsers history (Firefox has a really short history memory).

After many attempts, I finally was able to download the game. Where are the instructions? The readme was useless, on the reddit page was a link to a guide that sounded like instructions that turned out to be some user submitted tips. That might be useful later, but was useless now. I tried just diving in but couldn't figure out what, if anything I was doing since I was only guessing at what keys to press.

Can the music be turned down? It's so loud it nearly completely drowns out the voice and other sound effect that might be there. As is, I found the game essentially unplayable.

In frustration I quit the game by the only way I could find to do it, I terminated the process with the task manager. Not a very good way to shut down an application but nothing else I could think of worked.

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@Wyvern, that's crazy! nice to know the titan loop is gone, though I will be interested to see what happens to game balance when the towns and mining are fixed.

Hmmmm, Gene I'm genuinely confused at all these shenanigans, sinse I've not had any of these issues at all, indeed I downloaded the latest beta today. Sinse it's just you and firefly that are having this problem, (and firefly seems to have got around it), I do wonder if there is something at your end, indeed I did wonder if you were clicking on the right link, however if the direct download link from the mediafire page (as I posted above), won't do, god knows, the Developer uses mediafire because he finds it easiest to upload. I've suggested dropbox with the issue people are having, though given this issue only seems to occur with a couple of people I do wonder if there is something going on with people's browser or windows version or whatever that is conflicting with mediafire, or if people are clicking on something wrong on the mediafire page, sinse there are a lot of advertising links it is true and I'd imagine clicking on those wouldn't be helpful.

The developer is indeed reading this topic, but apparently has had lost password issues and hasn't got around to requesting a new one from the forum as yet, what with him coding like a possessed dire monkey demon for all these dayly updates big_smile.

As regards the game, it runs in a dos style console window. I'm not sure how jaws works with those, you will  possibly need the jaws curser. the reason there are no  key commands is all instructions are listed on screen, eg "to fight hit 1, to run away hit zero"
The menu meusic is rather loud and there isn't a way to alter thus far without altering the system volume which won't help over all balance, though music in the game is much quieter. If you can't raise the volume of your voice (I find it okay with supernova set to %100), then just hit 1 for new game and type in the name for your character and hit enter, then the game will begin. there should be an on screen button to close prematurely if you want without needing to use the task manager, though as I said I don't know how Jaws interacts with these sorts of things so someone else might be able to provide more informationn.

Hth.

Lastly Gene, might I suggest you relax. As you know from working in computing for a long time nothing is perfect. Programs have bugs, websites don't always work, and of course when you add accessibility onto that things get even more crazy, especially when exploring the accessibility of games off the beaten track. Have a good sware, punch the wall, then move on and try to do something about it.

I was going to suggest perhaps I could mirror the files on sendspace, as I do have a sendspace pro account and uploading them wouldn't be difficult, but frankly with your attitude I'm a little scared to sinse if you had an issue with sendspace I don't want to be at the recieving end of a tirade.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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55 (edited by Figment 2015-07-19 03:36:11)

Although there may be direct download links on mediafire, I haven't found a single one that doesn't also throw a bunch of ads at you at the same time it starts the download.

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I'm still not exactly sure why your having  such a major problem here, or why other people have been okay, sinse personally each download I've had from mediafire has been no trouble, indeed less trouble than I've seen with some file sharing systems in the past.
Oh, and yes, sometimes you do! need to work with developers to get access correct, although I'm not convinced myself this is an access problem as opposed to one at your end somehow.

here is a sendspace link to download the game, however please don't bight my head off if you have an issue with it, similarly, as I said above, remember that your reading a console window when you run the game. Plus at the moment there is ascii art in some places such as in fights. It's easy enough to avoid, and the developer is working on a no ascii art version along with other changes but that hasn't happened as yet, likewise see my above comments on the menu music.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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Hello. This is my first post in this topic, i want to say a few things.
Firstly, Geen: I am using windows 7 and firefox and i can get to the download very easilly, but after the download window pops up then i get an add window, that's true. I can just close that off though.
As for the game, i can give you some suggestions. Not just for geen, i mean the whole comunity. To change the volume of sounds and music, press 3 enter 3 enter and it will give you a set of volume options. All the functions are being controlled with the numbers so there is no leters typing envolved.
I also found out to get out of the way of the aski text. I use the object review mode in nvda to find the information that i am looking for. 
I also have a question. How do you get that raveyard thing? Does it paste automatically to your clipboare or something? Because when i die it just says programing and aski text and what ever, then thanks for playing, press a key to continue. And it doesn't paste anything to my clipboard.
Hth, and i hope that i get an answer to this question.

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I just tried another half a dozen times to download the game and everytime was blocked by an impassible CAPTCHA on the very first mediafire page I'm presented with after clicking the download the latest build link on reddit. The CAPTCHA offers an audio puzzle, but so far, all that has ever gotten me was a page full of advertizing that I close, back on the mediafire page, the CAPTCHA is still there but now offering to switch to a video puzzle, no audio puzzle was ever played.

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@Gene, you seem to have made up your mind so there's not a lot else to say. My appologies for trying to help.

@zseli The problem at the moment with the sound alteration is that when i tried it it changed the hole system volume of windows, not just that of the game's playing sound files, thus meaning the balance between Supernova and the sound was the same, I even accidently muted my system when attempting to turn the music and background sfx off. I'm not sure f this is a soundcard thing or what, but I've mentioned it on the reddit.
Fortunately, supernova's voice at %100 is loud enough to play over the menu music.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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mediafire is something i've never had roblems downloading at all, despite the capcha. I'm still confused why most vi people get stuck a whole lot. whatever capcha with audio isn't hard to solve at all. May be it's just me.
I changed the music volume to 5. 3 or 4 is too loud for me.:d

My sskype : mars.bhuntamata, add away buddy. If you think you are crazy, I am as well. I may be even crazier, who knows.

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Hello Guys,

I'm Wastelander (or Huw2k8 on reddit) and the developer of this game,

First off, I'd like to apologize for replying on this thread so late, I have been tremendously busy in the last week or so with my two jobs and have been banging out features on the game until 6am some nights.

I am going to be adding an Ascii removing option in the menu in the next version under a Accessability but I will need feedback on it to check everything works just fine, similarly there seems to be some problem with sound so under Accessability I will also add the ability to skip sounds without altering volume at all this should prevent any problems with system sounds.

In response to Gene, I'm sorry you've had such an aweful experience with mediafire and the game itself, Mediafire was the result of lots of complaints to where I had put it before (sourceforge) and mediafire seemed decent enough so I put it there, I get no ad revenue from it and to be honest wasn't even aware they did captcha and all the pop ups, though I think this may be because I have adblock (Which I would recommend) and perhaps that's why.

As to your issues with the game itself I can't help, I can however assure you 100% that whatever issues you had with your computer restarting several times must be on your end, there is no way my game could cause your computer to restart a load of times, that's not how it works.

I will try and run through the thread answering questions as they were asked

@keyIsFull looks like you found an alien weapon, those are very rare so congrats, lockpicking was buffed since then but it will be expanded even more with autolockpicking soon

@firefly82 At the moment there is no plan for towns to be returnable, but due to the nature of the way their files are saved it could be done, so I may consider it farther down the line when towns are sorted out properly, there will be tons of jobs like mining and there were even once lots of quests but it had to be removed while towns were being fixed, I am very interested in suggestions and impliment them often, and woo I love Germany (been to dortmund myself and it was amazing)

@dark in regards to crater beast description, I hadn't considered it, the problem is they could be anything, they are supposed to be the horrible mutant creatures left behind in the craters and as for the missing skills they are in the process of being added, intelligence was added not too long ago!

@dan_c I am updating daily so it's always worth checking, there are usually at least a few new features/encounter every day

@dark, once you start in an area you are in it until it is completely explored, I will in future be adding ways to prematurely exit a region though and as for the douche who attacked you on the thread, he is nothing to do with us and we removed the post because we don't appreciate that kind of behaviour! hopefully it didn't bother you too much

Saving is non-functional at the moment but will be added when more of the main game is functional

@dan_c as per a good suggestion I was offered I will try in future to layer town menus with (0] NEXT so you can skip through pages of buidlings

@firefly82 that's actually not a bad idea, perhaps so that towns are aware of eachother in the same region, to do this I could save town files in a region folder, they could trade/fight or even be ruled by the same factions (great suggestion)

@Dark the future of towns is very bright once I can fix the issues with them, things like shops with closing times, taverns and seedy mercenaries, quests, buyable everything, factions owning different parts of town, tons of random events, massive trade, ability to rob any house, warehouse as well as the addition of... Sewers/arenas/casinos/warehouses/subways/caravan hubs/cannibal meat markets/slave fight pits/slave markets/wasteland markets with bards and entertainers/trainers/gyms/guilds and more, towns will also be able to be invaded by local monsters and factions.

@Spiraling Wyvern you are right, mines are going to be changed, in fact there were semi random events and quests in mines in the past, insane miners and rat/roach infestations that had to be cleared before you could continue, in future however mines will run dry and you will have to either find another ore pocket or close down the mine

@Dark god damn titan loop... glad that's gone

@SLJ hello, happy to answer any questions, the game is an offline game

@Soul Keeper what a great run, up until this point that is the best run I have seen, congrats, lots of kills including two mutant hunters, I will also be making sandstorms rarer now after this feedback, I had a similar thing happen to me but I managed to get out.

@Spiraling Wyvern What an incredible run, you even seem to have beaten soul keeper in place travelled through, well done! and yes, way to go darwin!

and in regards to everything else, I will be happy to come back and answer any questions you guys have, the next version will be out tonight and will have accessibility options so stay tuned!

All the best
Huw

Last Free Version of Warsim (0.6.8.7) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ewnm4cehswu6m … m.zip?dl=1
Steam version of Warsim (0.7) - http://store.steampowered.com/app/65954 … na/?beta=0
Itch.io Version of Warsim (0.7) - https://huw2k8.itch.io/warsim

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62 (edited by Figment 2015-07-19 03:40:51)

@Dark;

No need to apologize, your help was appreciated. I really want to play this game as I've always been a fan of dystopic themes, and a post apocolyptic world certainly qualifies as one. However, besides blindness, I also have hearing loss due to tinitus or ringing in the ears, so not all audio games will work for me, especially if they don't allow me to adjust the volume of various elements.

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Hi Huw and welcome back, great answers, I'll also stick up some more news and see about a db page when the no ascii version is live and of course give any feedback.

Captchas can be the bane of existance with a screen reader. The reddit one had no audio alternative, and while some audio alternatives are soluable, some are not, mostly I think because whoever creates these distorts the numbers to the point they theoretically are bot free without checking them. There was a point that Google's defaults were unusable and commically it was impossible to complain because their complaints form had a captcha, though they have improved slightly sinse then, hence why they're often referd to as captures big_smile.

As for access I'll let you know.
The three areas that I've noticed thus far are ascii art, miner sound shenanigans as I mentioned, and the issue that gene mentioned in the main menu.
This is because the letters are spaced apart with a screen reader the options read one letter at a time instead of words, ie n, e, w, g, a, m, e.

Obviously, when the game is started someone will still see the default main menus with that spacing however it's easy enough to say hit 4 and enter.
This only occurs in the main menu, not anywhere in the game itself, sinse I assume spacing in the game is different.

I'm really looking forward to the updates, what you mention of the towns etc sounds awesome! As you might gather, the number of accessible rpgs is rather limited, hence why a game like this is so welcome.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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Hi dark,

Can confirm the ability to disable music and ascii art will be in tonights version, I hadn't considered the spacing in the main menu though so now that will also be fixed when you disable ascii, at the moment you have to go into the options and choose disable ascii each time you load up the .exe but I will look to adding an .ini file that will store your settings and load them up each time you play again which will be much easier for you

@Gene

I think you're misunderstanding me, I say I can't help with regards to these alleged crash and restarts you are having, they sound like something to do with your computer and not my game, my game does not have the capacity to crash or restart a computer so I wouldn't be able to help with it, it would be like blaming facebook for microsoft word not saving properly.

As for actually supporting visually impaired people like yourself I am actively doing so, though admittedly when the development of this game started it wasn't even remotely planned to have support but that was because the game was a personal project, after sharing it on reddit it blew up a little bit and one of the member of this forum mentioned on reddit that I should post it here because apparently it worked well with your readers, since then I have been in active communication with a few members of your community over on reddit such as our good friend dark and thanks largely to them I have decided to add further support for the visually impaired because It makes me genuinely happy to know that there are folk enjoying my game! and the great thing about it is the game is entirely text based aside from a very small amount of ascii graphics so you guys aren't at all missing out on any features, again I apologize for the shit you've gone through with regards to these captchas but you've got it wrong, you seem to think I put all those captchas and ads there but that's not the case, until this was brought to my attention It seemed to me as though my link took you right to the page and once download was clicked everything was done, apparently that's not the case and that's no good.

and gene If you refuse to get adblock but complain about ads then I can't help you, you are purposely finding things to complain about even when numerous solutions are offered to you simply for the sake of making a fuss, I am happy to continue to help make this game better and more accessible for all and may in future move to a more friendly site like mega or dropbox, but that will involve moving over all my previous versions and updating all my links so I will have to do that when I have time.

Still now that my account is working here I am willing to discuss anything about the game with you guys!

all the best
Huw

Last Free Version of Warsim (0.6.8.7) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ewnm4cehswu6m … m.zip?dl=1
Steam version of Warsim (0.7) - http://store.steampowered.com/app/65954 … na/?beta=0
Itch.io Version of Warsim (0.7) - https://huw2k8.itch.io/warsim

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Hey hey Wastelander!
No need for apologices!
Everything is fine! You are doing a great job giving us so many nice updates!
I think you will find a lot of reactions tomorrow after your next update with this more accessibility mode.
I am using adblock as well. It is realy a strange problem with this downloads. Maybe i has something to do with the addon noscript wich i am using. But i am not sure yet.
Oh i got a little question about the general sound. Looks like you got a low mixingrate. I mean, you can only play one soundeffect at the same time. And if another sound comes up, the first sound becomes interrupted. HAHA, ooh i hope i made clear what i ment. So here is my question. Can you incrise this for a better soundquality?
I think sound is a very special extra topic for the hole game.
You could make the game more faster for us to play by bringing in different sounds. For example. Sounds for successful attacks, or for not successful attacks, Dyingsounds. It helps us a lot to see what is happening, what is going on without reading the hole screen sometimes or to search for the last lines.
OK, some more words about traveling.
For example, you could bring in something like a mapmaker skill teached by some kind of mapmaker guild. Tehn you have to buy paper for making the maps, so you allways have to take care about enough paper. Maybe each area need different amount of pages. This mapmakerguild can also give you quests for cartograph some special or dangerous areas.
Mainpoint is, that you can only travel around if you got maps.
OK, i mentioned allready. Sounds for the mining would be very usefull. I think there is a little cooldown after each mining. For example you could bring in some miningsound followed by a heartbeatsound as long as the cooldown time. When we are mining now, we are hammering space like idiots, haha! But hey! For now it is OK!
Oh, another thing about towns esspecialy the fightpits and shops. Maybe you could bring up a little levelinfo about the pit. Or you could bring in different levels of fightpits. I am not sure who it is now. Point is, sometimes you are fighting in a pit and think, ooh how nice and easy. And suddenly big bad ass arrives and kills you off. Thats no problem at all. It only would be nice if you can see that you are fighting in a level1 or level 3 or level 5 fightpit.
Oh let me come back to mining. I liked very much to upgrade my mining tool. You could make it a little more workfull. Maybe it would be fun if you have to upgrade your miningtool on your own. I mean to get 50 of silver to level it up to silver-axe or 250 for leveling up to gold.
Have you thought about bringing in some special mysterious materials you can sometimes find while you are mining? Crystals or something like that.
HAHA, OK, i realy hope i wasnt to euphoric with all my ideas. I realy dont wanna mix in in a bad way! It is your game and you are the one who makes it. Simply take it as a sign of my enthusiasm about this game! If you like some of my ideas it is good. If not, it is good too!
Ah, one last question. It is a little bit off topic. Will you come back someday for your WarSim? I took a little look and it was very interesting to me. But i think i was to stupid to check the controls.
Very very best wishes from germany!

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Hello,
@Gene: that is an interesting point you make, although I wouldn't go so far as to boycot, particularly as the hosting sight in question wasn't created by the developer. I remember the days of mediafire being a problem with the captchas and stuff, so I definitely see your point and am wondering if it might be possible to find another place to host it, or at least mirror it. The trouble is while some folks use add blockers, the ones who don't end up in such a trap because links can sometimes just lead to more adds. I'm wondering where would be the best place to host this game, dropbox seems easy but the trouble is I don't know what the bandwidth or download limit is, if any.

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I'm gonna hold off on this one for a little while yet, but it sounds very interesting. Thanks for all the work you're doing, Wastelander. It's appreciated.

GeneWarner, don't spit in our ears and then tell us it's raining. If you are going to boycott a game or developer, and then are going to turn around and try to get others to do the same, that is an attack. It is an attempt to minimize his ability to grab an audience. Call off all personal desire to play the game, and delete it? Okay fine. That's your prerogative if you've gone through too much to justify going through even more hassle. But the instant you even hint at getting other people to mount your bandwagon, that constitutes a form of attack.

Frankly, you are in the minority here based on the posts I've read. Others have had issues, but not near the ones you have. This doesn't mean your issues don't exist, but it does mean they might be the exception instead of the rule, which means that trying to convince others to not play the game is doubly fishy since they may not have all the issues you had.

I'm going to tell you a little story, and then I'm going to butt out for awhile. Last week I was on a website I like, and I noticed my computer was getting a little slow. I run it a lot, and sometimes it does this. I restarted it. My hard-drive beeped a couple of times, and then wouldn't boot. After quite awhile and a couple of shutdowns, it finally did boot, and everything was fine. I didn't blame that site I liked though. I blamed the hardware.
In your case, you just happened to have Windows throw up an issue after mucking around with a game. It couldn't possibly be because your OS had a hiccup? It couldn't possibly be because your hardware had a hiccup? No. You had to blame the game, even though a game like this is quite literally incapable of screwing with an OS or with hardware enough to cause such an issue. You did it largely because your frustration was already high, and you started jumping at shadows. Again, it constitutes an attack of sorts. Instead of chalking it up to bad luck and/or bad timing, you're suggesting that the developer is even more sketchy than you'd already managed by repeated criticisms of his hosting website.
This story, and its resultant moral, spell out a simple message. Don't assume. Also, don't attack developers, particularly when said developers are actually doing yeoman's work trying to make a game even more accessible for us. We're a small market with a small number of worthwhile games; put bluntly, don't ruin it for the rest of us just because you had a bad time of it.

Check out my Manamon text walkthrough at the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8ls3rc3f4mkb … n.txt?dl=1

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Hi Firefly,

Sound is a little bit fucky at the moment, due to the restrictions of not using something Like OpenGL I cannot seem to by default get more than one sound running at a time hence why the game theme cuts out when a sound effect plays, in the future I will look at trying to either write my own sound system or find an alternative but at the moment it would be a big hefty task, as for new sound effects I am eager to add more soon!

Not entirely sure what you mean with regards to map making, are you suggesting that you can't leave a region without a map?

As for fight pits I feel it would be a tiny bit cheaty to know the stats of your opponent before hand, I can see how it might suck dying in one because I've lost more than a few in the fight pit but the idea is that you estimate the risk of what you are fighting, ie A weak worm is going to be very easy to kill but a monstrous deadly wolfbull is probably going to be a tough fight.

I love the idea of finding little extras while mining... great great great idea!

Feel free to suggest any more ideas you have, I have implemented many ideas suggested by users and they all work very well together!

As for warsim I haven't thought about it much to be honest, it was a project I was very passionate about a few months ago but there was a lot of things going on and I ended up having to stop working on it, still the controls are similar to this game, you only enter 1) 2) 3) ect depending on what the options are

all the best
Huw

Last Free Version of Warsim (0.6.8.7) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ewnm4cehswu6m … m.zip?dl=1
Steam version of Warsim (0.7) - http://store.steampowered.com/app/65954 … na/?beta=0
Itch.io Version of Warsim (0.7) - https://huw2k8.itch.io/warsim

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Hi Wastelander!
No problem! This soundstuff can wait! For now it is doing what its supose to do!
About the mapmaker, HMM.
No no, you can leave without a map. But you would need the mapmakerskill to make maps of the areas and towns so you can travel back to allready visited towns. Maybe you can bring in an option in your house or in a hotelroom to plan a voyage. For example:
After you rent a room for the night you got the following options:
1: Sleep
2: Plan traveling
After you chosed 2 you come to a menu where you can select all the towns wich are on your map.
After you chosed, you have to leave the town and will normaly have to walk accross all the areas to that other town or dungeon.
HAHA, realy sorry! My english is a little tricky sometimes.

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Fight pits: Yeah, i get your point and you are wright. I only thought of cause in many towns are more than 1 or 2. Sometimes 3 and 4. And if fight pits would have different levels they would be more special. But yes, you are wright! This risk is much fun in there.
Oh oh oh! Another thing about weapons!
You only can attack now. What about another options to block? For example to buy you some time to regain your hp. But the point with this blocking could be, that it costs more of your weapons DURA.

Ah, no, i understood how to control warsim. I dont understand why i am starting with 500 gold and after the first fight or even if i chose to dont fight i have 0 gold and i am completely down.
Oh, did you knew? If you want to download it, firefox is making trouble about the file. It says it is malware.
Maybe you will come back to it some day. Cause i realy like the concept and the complexity of this very much!
Best regads from germany!

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Cackle, the reason I commited the game's probable manual suicide command was because over the last few areas I sort of accidently killed a few black blood cultists when pressing 3 for a special attack, which poisoned me horribly, and got Skull rot, Searing SKin Rot, and Brain rot.  Oddly enough toughening was chugging through all that, but not my hp regen.  So I was slowly dying..  By the time I reached the bomb, I only had about a few hundred hp out o the grand total you saw up there and I thought, "why not kick it and see what happens).  For al I know the next event could of been a healer or a town with a healer (Or I probably blew both of them up with my suicide0.  But eh, I had an interesting run.


    Though, not sure how I exactly got 1.7 mill str.  Is the giant mutation supposed to multiply current str.  I know I got that from the mutation vials a bunch since looter at rank 10 and above (yes I got it that high out of interest, and then some)  loaded a few black vials within mutation loads, but I though tit was a fixed added amount.  Though on another point, I did get the confusion event happen a bunch of times, swapping agiity and str so there's that to consider.  Though I wonder how things would of been weird if I had 1.7 mill intelligence. 


    Also on the note of money, cash seems to be easy to get once looter gets up to a reasonable (or unreasonable) amount as scrap metal tends to load in the 10's of thousands, or even the hundred of thousands.  And they sell for $1 each.   Though, I think there might be a bug on how it loads.  At around rank 10 o looter, I got nearly 258000 metal from the metal  events to load, but when I shifted that up higher, I actualy decreased to around 155k, and wouldn't budge from there.  Also as nice as having that much metal load, I don't think that's normal tongue

    Looking forward to the next update, keep up the great work!

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Hay Wastelander, in your next version could you consider changing the main menu and options so all of the letters that make up a word are not spaced out?
It would make the menus easier to read.
also, a few little things.
In my last adventure, I got to level 7, but then something kept sapping all of my EXP so I had to kill my character.
I have no idea what that was, and the grave yard file didn't say either.
Speaking of the grave yard file, you might want to think about finding a way to set a gender flag so that girls who might play this game aren't called "he" in the ending summory.
Also, I found a gamesaves folder with a save in it, but I can't load my save.
Any idea when saving/loading will be emplemented?

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Hey Wastelander,
I haven't downloaded the game yet, but I just had some questions.
What did you code the game in? it sounds deeply interesting, and I'd be curious to know which language it was built in. (I know, language doesn't matter it's what you do with it, blame my developer newbieness). Also, will you open source this game someday? I'd be interested to learn from coughcough steal coughcough some of your code so I can make something like this. smile

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Hello,
@wastelander,
I also find this game very interesting, although I haven't downloaded it yet. I definitely intend to do so quite soon though, even with mediafire, because I'm not having any issues with it.

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Moderation!

@Gene, this site exists to promote game accessibility. Yes, things not working is frustrating, but if you start launching attacks against developers who are building access fixes into their games you are going directly against what we're trying to do here. You have already recieved a warning about how you express your  views, this is another official warning and if I have to warn you again you will be banned from the forum.

It is possible to voice your frustration while staying polite and not all but coming out and accusing Wastelander of not giving a crap about access. Please change your tone in future, especially when addressing developers and those who are trying to help.

@Aaron, the game is awesome, I can highly recommend it. To be honest on the mediafire adds thing I'm a trifle confused what the problem is, sinse other than avg security and malware bites I don't have any direct add blockers on my end either, still hopefully you can download it and give it a try.

With the  random generation this is one that will keep people busy for hours.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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