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3D dog fight game first release

Published: 16th Jul 2006, 12:04:25 | Permalink | Printable

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ACED title screenAn early version of Jason Tribbeck's 3D space dog fight game is available for download. The cross-platform shoot'em up is described as being like 'Elite without the trading' and 'Starship Command in 3D' - or like Magnetoids, except the targets tend to fire back at you.

Called ACED, it's another project on Jason's todo list after he had to abandon ArcCommand due to legal reasons. His other space game Equinox is still being worked on.

Jason said: "I've made a very work in progress version of ACED available for RISC OS. There are bugs in this, and to be honest, I'm not interested in them, so if you find any, please don't tell me.

"I know it sounds odd, but I don't want to have lots of emails from people telling me the same thing over and over again. So why am I releasing it? Mainly so you can have a look to see how it plays."

The download is suitable for StrongARM RiscPC users, possibly Iyonix users too, although A9home users will have to wait until RISCOS Ltd release a C99 compatible StubsG.

If the game doesn't start, then a recommended fix is to edit the application's !Run file and remove or comment out the line:

RMEnsure FahZhi 0.06 RMLoad Equinox:FahZhi

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Actually, if people want to wait for this evening, ACED R2 wll be available.

 is a RISC OS Usertribbles2 on 16/7/06 1:06PM
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Works fine on an ARM 710 RiscPC with RISC OS 3.71

 is a RISC OS UserCheatWarrior on 16/7/06 2:05PM
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ACED R2 is now available from the above link - which should be downloaded instead of R1. It's much better.

 is a RISC OS Usertribbles2 on 16/7/06 5:48PM
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crashes my Iyonix (after commenting out in !run the FahZi module, which is not 32-bit compatible, though)

 is a RISC OS UserGaspard on 16/7/06 10:33PM
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Surprised by that - I copied the module from Equinox, which does work on the Iyonix. Maybe it's time I got one of them then...

 is a RISC OS Usertribbles2 on 17/7/06 9:00AM
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...although I did ModSqz it - it's possible that that made it not 32-bit compatible. I'll check it tonight...

 is a RISC OS Usertribbles2 on 17/7/06 9:08AM
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Has anyone played it on an A9Home?

 is a RISC OS UserCheatWarrior on 17/7/06 8:32PM
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I've played it on an A9Home - although only Ad6 and myself can do at this moment in time (needs a modified video driver). It occasionally feels a bit jerky, but that's because of the new way the game engine works (I've got a little bit of tuning to do). This doesn't seem to happen on a StrongARM RPC, but if you could check with the ARM710, that would be nice.

You also need to have the (newly released) ACED_R2b, and play without the music. This release should also work on the Iyonix (should work with music; try without if it doesn't work).

 is a RISC OS Usertribbles2 on 17/7/06 8:40PM
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ACED R2b works fine on my Iyonix, with music and sound. Thanks. :)

 is a RISC OS Usertlsa on 17/7/06 9:39PM
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I've now got the sound working on the A9home as well (took a while to sort that out!).

Hopefully, the beta-testing of the new video driver will be done quickly, so it can be released so anyone can play it on the A9home :) When that's done I'dve either released a new version with the fixed sound, or will release the new FahZhi module.

 is a RISC OS Usertribbles2 on 18/7/06 11:44PM
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Viewfinder + 8bit sound crashes with me too but with nosound it works.

 is a RISC OS Useregel on 19/7/06 9:25PM
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Okay - I haven't written the 8-bit sound code yet, so I'll have to make a start on it :) Thanks for the info on the ViewFinder.

 is a RISC OS Usertribbles2 on 19/7/06 9:27PM
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