2014-03-05 03:48:17 (edited by danny 2014-05-18 03:27:17)

Hi all, after menny delays and weaks of hard work, reality gaming's first game, snow race is now ready for public beta testing.
Several changes baste on user feedback have been made, including the option to enable or disable game grafics in the options menu, accessed by hitting o in the main menu.
Another change is the complete reworkings of the character movement system, so your character now accelerates and turns baste on the board you have selected, as well as the characters max speed.
Online is ready for you to test, but it still requires a lot of work. Speaking of that, to advance your character on free ride in online, do a hole lot of tricks, it doesn't matter which, and once you reach the required points for your rank, you will earn an additional 100 dollars for your character that you can use to upgrade your character in the shop.
To advance your character offline, play on stunt event or race rally. On stunt event, the trick is to acquire more or equal to the number of points required for your rank, which earns you a cash prize of 100 dollars. 3000 dollars advances you to rank 2, which opens up more tracks and more boards for you. Their are 4 ranks in total.
Thanks to labbercast for providing the games music, which can be enabled in the options menu.
And thanks to the rest of though's who helpt in the beta team, you all rock!
And thanks to ks-salutions for providing server space for the multiplayer server.
Anyways, enjoy and here's the link.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/266 … esetup.exe
P.S, character comments are off by default but you can toggle them on with the options menu. Beta 4 is now released. Get it from link above.

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2014-03-05 04:33:15

Hi Danny.
Great I'm going to try it now. I'm wondering will you be adding screen reader support in the future? Because I would much rather use jaws instead of sapi.

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2014-03-05 05:07:25

Since their is currently no pure basic library for screen reader support that i'm aware of I can't do that, but I would be intrested if someone could provide a lib for pure basic that interfaces with screen readers.

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2014-03-05 06:57:24

For though's having a problem with multiplayer, we are having problems with the actual server itself. I will post here when they are sorted.

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2014-03-05 09:43:01

Hi,
Guess i'd better start working on my sr lib again.
@Danny, I can't see any reason for your disk quota going down. It shouldn't, and i'm really worried if its taking 39 gb of disk space to run the dam thing.

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2014-03-05 09:50:08

Hi.
Congratulations on the beta. Sounds really awesome! I'm currently having some critical issues which means I'm pretty much blocked from using Windows at the moment. sad
wow, is 39 gb of disk space required?

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2014-03-05 09:56:03

No, the server's fixt. Turns out the file system didn't feel like checking the quota on the disk, but its all good now. Play away online!

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2014-03-05 10:09:22

Their were a few things I left out when initialy posting this. First and formost, to send a message in the chatlounge, hit m and type your message and press return to send. And, when you get past the message of the day screen, the next screen is your player name. Apparently the message can get confusing, but what it basicly means is enter a playername to continue into the server. Good luck, and we hope to see you on the slopes!

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2014-03-05 10:11:05

Hi,
Just a security thing, be sure to make your name unique or people could get in to your account. I must also stress that if we find anyone doing this, they will be removed from the server.

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2014-03-05 11:03:09

Oh, I see that the 39 gb mentioning was about the server. smile Damn, if the game was that big! smile

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2014-03-05 11:09:51

If the game was that big we would have a massive problem on are hands. Lol.

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2014-03-05 18:23:20

Hi,
For those experiencing problems with multiplayer again: I'm fixing it. Aparrently, a log file got to 39 gb in size. How the...

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2014-03-05 18:36:41

OK, multiplayer should be working fully this time. Sorry about that.

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2014-03-05 21:53:13

Hi,

first, i want to say that this game is a great idea. I really like this concept.

I just have a few problems with the game right now. First, the tutorial does not work properly. After explaining turns and after the first left turn is finished, nothing more happens. My character just keeps racing forever, without anything else happening. I know that this is not a freeze of the game, since I still can use the arrow keys to turn left and right. Since there is no real documentation on the game, a working tutorial would be great. Especially since I think I could the mechanics far better when trying them out, rather tan just reading some keystrokes.

My other problem is, that the menu sounds are far too loud. I barely can understand my sapi voice when navigating the menues. A volume control for either the sounds in the game or the sapi voice would be great as well.

Btw, cool game music you have there. big_smile

Thanks and best regards
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2014-03-05 22:16:34

wow downloading it right now. Hope this will be a success, I'll consider asking my parents if they'll buy it for me once the full version comes out. wow multy player?wishes firefox would hurry up smile

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2014-03-06 00:05:12

nod, I also wonder the difference between the tracks. It would be cool if they were all approximately the same length. There was a track I finished in like 4 or 5 minutes, and then there was one I was just riding of rover half an hour with no end in sight.

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2014-03-06 02:25:34

That's the point. On the tutorial, its because it wasn't finished as we were making sure the server was stable enough for players. Tricks are easy, once you get in the air you will here a rappid clicking sound when in the air, this is your boards nose. Hold w to push it forward, and then hold left and up till you get a trick you will know when this happens. Once you think you have enough tricks, lower the nose with s to insure a proper touchdown. It takes practice, but keep practicing and eventualy you will be busting out several combos.

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2014-03-06 02:54:52

I have been wandering if it wouldn't be a good idea to get some sort of user id and password system on the server, then again it won't matter once we have the username against the reg code maybe a password would be good though.
Ofcause it won't stop the bad guys but still.

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2014-03-06 03:35:02

I'm figuring out the best way to do some sort of a multiplayer password system currently.

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2014-03-06 19:27:37

hi.
I can't download this game. What happening?

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2014-03-06 21:30:41

The link should still work.

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2014-03-07 01:00:42

Hi Danny.
I think there is a screen reader library called pureTTS I'll see if I can find it for you.

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2014-03-07 01:12:29

Pure tts is the lib we are currently using and it only supports sapi.

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2014-03-07 06:22:41

Hi all, I have just uploaded a bug fixt version of the server program that should fix the crashing ishue where the server goes down. If it happens again, feel free to let me know.

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2014-03-07 09:23:34

hello danny. How can I create a race event in multyplayer?

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