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GSquadron

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Alright so I worked for a month to finish my game and it is finally ready!

Hope you enjoy and pls share and like as much as you can if you enjoyed the game!




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Soundmanred

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You reviewed your own game?

I'll be honest - there's no hook, no reason to play.
It's not a "physics" game, there's no story, it's been done to death.
One of my favorite games in the 80s was Marble Madness. It was fresh, different. I'd rather play that, even now.

I suppose if it is just a "test" for learning and future games, then I wish you luck in your endeavors.
 

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good job. I gave you a thumb's up because you did more than I ever could when I tried getting into game programming back in the early 90s.
 

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Thanks!
Hope to see others playing it :)
And yes, its just a test.
The game can become much better
 

BFG10K

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I write hobby games too, so I can appreciate the effort you put into this.

The video looks like a cool little game - well done! :cool:
 

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I'm glad to see you pursuing something you're passionate about. Best of luck to you!
 

Elixer

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Ugh. Don't name it setup.exe.
That is lame.
Name it the title of your game, so people will know what it is.

As for the game itself, sorry, I hate files named setup.exe for no good reason, so I didn't get it.
 

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I used setup factory and the output file was setup.exe
If i was to put the name of the game it would sound more stupid because
seasons.exe looked more like an executable.
If the setup was going to be a .msi i would put it seasons.msi
If i was to put it in a .zip package it would be stupid because
that zip was going to have the setup.exe inside
Either way, I got no idea how to change the name at all
If I change it now, I would have to change all the links directing to it

Although, I truly understand your meaning and I would feel the same
 
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I used setup factory and the output file was setup.exe
If i was to put the name of the game it would sound more stupid because
seasons.exe looked more like an executable.
If the setup was going to be a .msi i would put it seasons.msi
If i was to put it in a .zip package it would be stupid because
that zip was going to have the setup.exe inside
Either way, I got no idea how to change the name at all
If I change it now, I would have to change all the links directing to it

Although, I truly understand your meaning and I would feel the same
Coulda called it "Seasons Installer.exe" :)
 

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Ugh. Don't name it setup.exe.
That is lame.
Name it the title of your game, so people will know what it is.

As for the game itself, sorry, I hate files named setup.exe for no good reason, so I didn't get it.
There's actually a reason they're named setup.exe. Windows treats files with the word "setup" in them specially so they can be handled appropriately by the install manager.

Don't hate, just deal.
 

SMOGZINN

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There's actually a reason they're named setup.exe. Windows treats files with the word "setup" in them specially so they can be handled appropriately by the install manager.

Don't hate, just deal.
Could it be called "Seasons Setup.exe" and windows would still handle it appropriately while letting us know that it is the setup file for Seasons?
 
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SunnyD

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Could it be called "Seasons Setup.exe" and windows would still handle it appropriately while letting us know that it is the setup file for Seasons?
I believe so. I think as long as it has the word "setup" (and/or possibly "install/installer"?) in the string, it executes under a privileged installer status. I don't work on the installers at work, but I'm fairly close to the group that does, at least for our product. We were going through some growing pains recently changing install platforms and one of the reasons was because we didn't realize that the name of the installer actually makes a difference.
 

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I believe so. I think as long as it has the word "setup" (and/or possibly "install/installer"?) in the string, it executes under a privileged installer status. I don't work on the installers at work, but I'm fairly close to the group that does, at least for our product. We were going through some growing pains recently changing install platforms and one of the reasons was because we didn't realize that the name of the installer actually makes a difference.
Thanks for the info
btw, what could be some strategies to name the setup, except the one suggested?
 

Childs

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Good job! This seems like it would be a good fit for accelerometers in mobile devices.
 
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Elixer

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There's actually a reason they're named setup.exe. Windows treats files with the word "setup" in them specially so they can be handled appropriately by the install manager.

Don't hate, just deal.
That isn't true.
Windows could care less what it is called (for the most part, all .exe files are treated the exact same way), and the file header is where some magic is at. You can take that setup.exe from the OP, rename it 'Home made free 3D game installer.exe' and windows will treat it the same as always.

Within the file is where the install/uninstall magic happens, depending on which installer they used. Nsis, msi, whatever.
 

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@childs
Thanks! Will keep that in mind :)

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