Bike Wars Stuart Zahn
(8 replies, 0 views) (2004-Apr-17)
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The new Bike Wars site is up and running, please download the demo of this arcade action sidescroller.
i'd like to see some screenshots before downloading.
My experience with this game has not been good, although it is improved over the last demo Stuart released. The collision detection is still spotty, some text messages don't show up as they ought too, and it was really touchy when it came to typing. When I tapped a key, it would often register multiple times.
Worse, the game got stuck in a loop asking me to type my name in. I was able to exit the program by hitting the Escape key rapidly many times, but the icons on my desktop and start menu dissapeared. When I rebooted, they came back, but they weren't the correct icons. I was finally able to fix them by haveing TweakUI rebuild them all, but I wasn't happy. Usually when things like that happen, it's because of a memory leak, but I only played the game for a few minutes, and I have 1GB of memory. . .
In any case, I still don't think the game is hopeless, but it certainly needs some work.
I'm using Windows XP Professional, and I have version 1.1 of the .Net Runtimes.