2016-06-20 01:25:21 (edited by Dino 2016-06-20 23:29:27)

I've spent the last few days hammering away at this game. It's called Rocket Neo, and the basic premise... in fact, the entire premise, is that there are rockets being fired at you and you have to dodge them. It's simple, but I'm proud of it. Tested with NVDA.

Rocket Neo only runs on Windows.

Link to the executable.
Link to executable (RAR file)

If you are using the executable and you receive the error "The program can't start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer.", it means you need the Visual C++ 2015 redistributable.

If you are using the executable and your receive the error "RuntimeError: could not find any library for OpenAL", then you need to install OpenAL.  OpenAL.


To run it from source, you need to have installed Python 3, PyAL, and OpenAL.
Link to source

Prehistoric terror.
My github.

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2016-06-20 08:23:54

Hi.
Congrats on making your first game. that must be an epic feeling for sure. Something which I hope I'll be able to do as well in the future.
For people who don't know anything about Python, it would be great if you would link to the required things so people can try it out. I mean, many people don't care about the coding at all. They just want a game which is easy to install, so they can start playing.

Best regards SLJ.
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2016-06-20 08:31:04 (edited by Dino 2016-06-20 08:40:25)

Hi SLJ,
I would have done that except that when I did post the links, I was given an alert saying I could only post one link per post. I'll fetch them now and see if it works.

I tried to package everything together but it didn't work, so the whole thing has dependencies. My upcoming games won't be like this.

You will need to install Python 3 first (make sure to check the box asking if you want to add Python to Path in the installer). Then, you will need to install OpenAL, which is a straightforward installer. Then, you need to install PyAL, which should come with  installation instructions but if you need help I can try to work out the problem for you.

To run Rocket Neo, navigate to the directory it's in with a command line then enter "python rocketneo.py".  I may have gotten the file name wrong there, so if it's different, replace it with what it actually is.

Sorry that it's so much work to run.
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Python 3 link
https://www.python.org/downloads/

PyAL link
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/PyAL

OpenAL link
https://www.openal.org/downloads/

Prehistoric terror.
My github.

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2016-06-20 11:23:37

Awesome. I'll take a look at it when I hopefully got some more time.

Best regards SLJ.
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Feel free to contact me privately if you have something in mind. If you do so, then please send me a mail instead of using the private message on the forum, since I don't check those very often.
Happy gaming... :D

2016-06-20 12:17:12

hello, can someone please compile this game into an exe for people who don't want to waigh down their computers with extra software just to play one game? thanks.

Bar, bar, bar...
Bar is my name and to go bar is my aim...
Sometimes I'll go "Bad bar",
But in the end its always bar, ahem beer, ahem bar! beer bar!

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2016-06-20 15:53:54

I'm going to try to compile this again in a few days when I'm done with exams. For some reason it wouldn't work and I don't have the time to fix it right now.  But if anyone knows how to do it and can help, that would be awesome.

Prehistoric terror.
My github.

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2016-06-20 18:39:15

Hi,
Yes, an .exe would be nice. I have python 2 already and do not wish to install python 3 if I already have 2.

Sincerely,
Lucas.

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2016-06-20 20:21:51 (edited by Dino 2016-06-20 23:31:08)

The executable version is here! You will probably still need to install openAL to use it if you haven't already, but you will not need to install Python or PyAL.

If you receive the error "The program can't start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer.", it means you need the Visual Studio 2015 redistributable.

And now I'm back off to study so I don't fail my tests! Hope you guys enjoy this.

EDIT: The menu used to be broken. I didn't notice because I forgot to test the menu. Now it is fixed (and the links updated) and should be legible by a screenreader. Sorry about that.

Prehistoric terror.
My github.

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