Version 0.4 has two major improvements: a new GUI and frame rate issue fixes. Now I’m interested in your feedback for them.
Firstly I’m interested if the GUI works for you, what you like about it and what should be cut. I’m aware that it’s consistency is far from complete. This happened by accident but constitutes branches in style. So there is a degree of choice.
Secondly I’m not sure if the frame rate issues are completely fixed. Therefore I need some profiling data from other machines than mine. I’ve added a profiling system which creates a file named profile.csv beside Nordenfelt.exe. It would be great if you could send this file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t worry, I don’t spy you out. You can inspect the file with any text editor, MS Excel or Open Office to see what’s in there.
I’m looking forward to your replies.
You may have noticed that the download link for Nordenfelt 0.3 did not work. I have no clue how this could happen. I’ve checked everything twice before hitting the Publish button. But the devil never sleeps.
Here’s the fixed link, triple checked and sanctified to keep Luzifer away.
Working Link to Nordenfelt 0.3
It’s a horrible fact that a delivery chain is such a fragile thing. You can have the best product or service but it’s nothing worth when you can’t deliver it (or its message) to your customers.
It’s time again to show what’s happening. Quite some new stuff found its way into Nordenfelt:
- new second level,
- new enemy types,
- new background music and sounds,
- new shield which recovers over time,
- new particle effects,
- health bar replaced with lives,
- increased player ship speed and
- many more improvements under the hood
Simply download the game, unzip it (e.g. with 7-zip) and start Nordenfelt.exe. As usual there is nothing to install and the game can be deleted any time without hassle.
Download Nordenfelt 0.3
Drop me a line what you think. I’m looking forward to your feedback.
PS: This blog was abandoned for the last few weeks. Don’t worry, continue button already pressed.
I dismissed blogging because I vowed myself to not write anything before version 0.3 is out. That was in the last week of October. Time flies when you’re having fun! See you next post, very soon.
It is time for the next version of Nordenfelt. It has:
- a new graphics style,
- new player ship,
- better controls,
- weapon upgrades,
- more explosions and
- many more improvements
As usual there is nothing to install. Just unzip the downloaded archive and start Nordenfelt.exe. You can delete the game any time with no hassle.
Download Nordenfelt 0.2
Last time some people had problems starting Nordenfelt 0.1 on Windows XP due to an annoying DLL problem. Let me know if this problem still persists.
Tell me your opinion. I’m looking forward to your feedback.