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Need help with Carol Reed test game!

Posted By: Mikael

Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/18/21 10:31 AM

We’ve been working on migrating the Carol Reed games to a new gaming engine over the last weeks. The purpose is not to change the characteristics of the games, but to ensure future compatibility and improve portability with various operative systems.

I’ve compiled a short test game now, and need your help trying it out! I’ve blended two scenes from the two latest games, and made some minor changes. So there isn’t really anything new in it (except for a higher resolution, for those with ultra large screens).

Please send me a private message if you want to test it, and I’ll send a download link!
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/18/21 09:55 PM

Hope you get lots of great help, Mikael

Ana wave
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/18/21 10:05 PM

I don't think I'd be much help or I would offer. I am curious though!
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/18/21 10:16 PM

Did you get enough offers, Mikael?
Posted By: Mikael

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/18/21 10:44 PM

Draclvr: I can't ever get enough offers. Trading gaming engine after 13 games with the same framework is serious business, so I'd like the whole world to test my game.

Oldbroad: You can be of much help. This isn't really complicated. I just want to make sure that the game starts up, doesn't crash, is playable without lag, and doesn't explode your computer. Basic stuff like that.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/18/21 11:11 PM

lol

Okay, I'm in. I'll PM you, but if my computer does blow up, I'm coming after you!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/18/21 11:13 PM

I tested it this morning and can attest to the fact that the game started, nothing crashed, no lag, and my computer did not explode. smile
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/19/21 01:39 AM

Mikael, I'll be happy to help! I was thinking it required a lot of play time, which sadly, I don't have.

Marian....happy to hear your computer is still up and running. lol
Posted By: Starcom

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/19/21 01:51 AM

I sent you a PM, if you like I will test it also.
Posted By: Starcom

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/19/21 02:41 AM

Finished the demo, no problems and it ran smoothly, I send you and Email with more details. It was fun to play while it lasted.

I checked the Hint system a couple of times , not that I needed it, to see if that worked as well and yes, worked A1.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/19/21 03:30 AM

I did the same thing Starcom. Also saved and loaded a couple of times to check that.
Posted By: Mikael

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/19/21 03:59 AM

Thank you all for testing my game, and for being so thorough. I didn't provide any specific details, since I figured that most of us seasoned players know what to look for. And your reports have proven me right!

We haven't encountered any actual problems yet, except for one small quirk, that's been corrected. There's still plenty of room for additional testers though!
Posted By: Leeana

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/19/21 11:52 AM

this is so eerie I was thinking about you these past two weeks about you Mikael , I was wondering when the next game would be out Im replaying you games as of right now Im replaying, "Bosch's Damation" I absolutely LOVE THEM ....yes that much I cant wait for your next game ... ps I have Learned alot from this game incredible i read about Malte Stierngranat very interesting coffin and pyramid Great Game! You do magnificent games love stina and Carol You guys are all awsome PEACE! keep the doing your Great Work !
Posted By: Mad

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/20/21 02:05 AM

Sent my PM - even if rather late 🙄
Posted By: connie

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 03/20/21 12:14 PM

Sent a PM.
Posted By: SurfeurDeCuivre

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 04/25/21 03:31 PM

PM sent
wave from France
Posted By: Marian

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 04/25/21 03:59 PM

welcome to GameBoomers SurfeurDeCuivre.
Posted By: revco

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 04/27/21 02:55 PM

I'm willing to help. smile
Posted By: Mikael

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 05/01/21 02:45 AM

Thank you Revco, but the testing period is over now. I think we have a stable engine now. A big thank you to all all of you who tested the demo game!

This is the brilliant work of of genius programmer and long-time Carol Reed collaborator Dennis Ploeger, and it goes without saying that I'll be grateful to him for the rest of my life. Even though my games are old school (in many ways, but not all), I desperately needed a new framework to be able to keep up with technology advances, and would never have been able to pull that off by myself.

Tonight I've completed the first scene for the next game with the new engine, and the result is astonishing. It looks like we'll have a Carol #17 sometime after Christmas.
Posted By: oldbroad

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 05/01/21 02:59 AM

joy2
Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 05/01/21 03:53 AM

That is wonderful news, Mikael!
Posted By: connie

Re: Need help with Carol Reed test game! - 05/01/21 11:16 AM

happydance
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