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Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby P/o Prune » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:38 am

Have any of you, apart from Denk and myself (the two Danes :wink: ) considered participating in the IF Comp this year?
It could be fun if there were some Adrift games in there.
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby saabie » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:42 pm

I have a game well under way, but have been having trouble finding any time to work on it lately so I don't know if I will be able to get it finished in time.
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby The0didactus » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:06 pm

I'll be submitting a spy/mystery game: Six Silver Bullets

I'm working furiously to have it done in time. It's not QUITE as ambitious as Tingalan, but it's quite large and has tons of replay value (I hope!)
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby Denk » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 pm

Just a reminder: 10 days to register for IFcomp.

And if you need a beta-tester, let me know.

Also, I learned last year that uploading an ADRIFT game as an exe-file is not a good idea. I thought more people would play if I supplied an exe-file but they didn't. Instead much antivirus-software claims the file is infected. So I recommend to upload a blorb- or taf-file.
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby P/o Prune » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:05 am

Reminder:

Deadline for submitting your game is September 28. :nerves:
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby Lazzah » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:01 pm

Denk wrote:Just a reminder: 10 days to register for IFcomp.

And if you need a beta-tester, let me know.

Also, I learned last year that uploading an ADRIFT game as an exe-file is not a good idea.

How about uploading the .exe file in a zipfile?
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby Denk » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:32 pm

Lazzah wrote:How about uploading the .exe file in a zipfile?
Actually I did that (the zip-file contained both blorb and exe-file), but still, people complained about the exe-file triggering virus-scanners. Furthermore, in a video-review the reviewer couldn't download my game. I suspect that her browser or virus-scanner was "protecting" her pc from the exe-file. As the other ADRIFT game was only uploaded as a blorb, but received just as many votes (representing the number of players, but they give different scores), I conclude that there was only a negative effect of providing the game as an exe-file.
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby P/o Prune » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:51 am

I'm going to upload my game as a .blorb
Just to be on the safe side. 8)
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby Lazzah » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:57 am

P/o Prune wrote:I'm going to upload my game as a .blorb
Just to be on the safe side. 8)

Will the players need to have ADRIFT installed on their computer or is there other software which will run blorbs?
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby P/o Prune » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:47 am

Lazzah wrote:
P/o Prune wrote:I'm going to upload my game as a .blorb
Just to be on the safe side. 8)

Will the players need to have ADRIFT installed on their computer or is there other software which will run blorbs?

I tried to google it, and it looks as if there's a software that will run blorb.
My american tester of Anno 1700 is an Inform guy and he didn't mention anything about having problems running the game.
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby Denk » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:55 pm

To my knowledge, the only alternative to the official ADRIFT 5 runner is currently Fabularium for Android. It still has a few bugs in it, but I think they will soon be fixed. Other programs produce blorb-files, e.g. Inform, though they are usually called zblorb or gblorb, but blorb is also allowed. Such blorb-files can be played by e.g. Gargoyle, but Gargoyle cannot play blorb-files generated by ADRIFT. :cry: Gargoyle does play ADRIFT 4 games though.
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby David Whyld » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Has Fabularium been updated to support v5? It didn't when I last checked it out and only ran v4 games.
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby Denk » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:54 pm

David Whyld wrote:Has Fabularium been updated to support v5? It didn't when I last checked it out and only ran v4 games.
Yes, Fabularium now supports V5 including blorbs with music and graphics.
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby Lumin » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:59 pm

Denk wrote:To my knowledge, the only alternative to the official ADRIFT 5 runner is currently Fabularium for Android. It still has a few bugs in it, but I think they will soon be fixed. Other programs produce blorb-files, e.g. Inform, though they are usually called zblorb or gblorb, but blorb is also allowed. Such blorb-files can be played by e.g. Gargoyle, but Gargoyle cannot play blorb-files generated by ADRIFT. :cry: Gargoyle does play ADRIFT 4 games though.


This all seems so ridiculously convoluted for 2018, it makes me sad.
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Re: Annual IF Comp 2018

Postby P/o Prune » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:01 pm

:claps: Just letting you all know that I have just submitted my entry to the Annual IFComp 2018 … :D
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