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[Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« on: October 23, 2007 »
Its Halloween, big bads about.
Come little children everywhere.
Come surf, come play, come find out.
Log on today, if you dare.
Knick-knack paddywhack, give the dog my bones
This old man is coming home.

Creeps was written in 1.5 days and I'm very happy with that. It could be better but I have no more time, mainly I just wanted to show support for the competition. I'm happy with the idea and some of the effects are not bad too. The download is large due to the music which is worth it :-)

WARNING: Your PC will start to act funny - don't panic. It requires directx from later than October 2006 (not included).
WARNING2:   NOT VISTA COMPATIBLE...

http://scener.neostrada.pl/creeps.zip

« Last Edit: October 25, 2007 by chris »
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007 »
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssooooooooooooommmmmmme e.

Just watched it without sound (at work) ... going to try it with sound again at home.
But the FX looks extremely cool. Especially the desktop distorion fx !!!

/me heading back home
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007 »
Whew!

That's really, really good.

No, actually it's really, really, really, really good.

Going to watch it again (lights out this time).

Btw, it looks really good with my desktop (a h.p.lovecraft sort of image).
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007 »
Hahahaaaaa ... wooow - I can only second Shocky and benny! ... really really awesome work dude ... !!!


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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007 »
Hey, hey, hey! Thanks guys! Great that you like it - made my day, thanks. It was a blast to code too. I would poublish code but its just awful. I'll put some useful stuff on the blog when I get time.

Chris
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007 »
Yeah .. even better with tune ... well chosen, Chris dude !!!
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2007 »
Mel loves your Haunted desktop too :) She says it's much better than what I am working on  >:(
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007 »
Btw the paperclip in the end is such a nice touch.
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2007 »
I hate that thing...I've been convinced for years hes evil.
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2007 »
That's a shame - the stuff in your screengrab just displays black on Vista, the first FX is the cube with the spider texture :(
I can try it later today on my new work PC...it has XP and some unknown ATI card :)
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2007 »
Oh thats a bugger. Good to know though. Thanks Jim.
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2007 »
i get the same as jim on an old test xp geforce ti 4600 rig but the rest is awsome.
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007 »
Really nice entry Chris, well done!

It was coded in 1.5 days ?  Ok, I'm in a big trouble now  :skint:

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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2007 »
uhhhhh, with my mouth wide open. Ok, those are really nice effects. I am impressed. 

good one Chris.

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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2007 »
Damn, it runs slow on my pc, But thats one hell of an entry and some freaky music to boot

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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2007 »
@Nino...thats a shame. I guess its because I use non power of two textures (the screen) and old Nvidia cards wont support this, giving a black screen. Its a shame really as I didn't use shaders so that more people could play "creeps".

@rbraz: Amazingly it really was 1.5 days. I'm quite shocked myself! Probably explains why it doesnt work too well.

@rain_storm: can you give me specs of your PC please? Processor and card. I can think of two reasons it might go slowly and I can fix one of them. I'll add in a new version tonight to see if it helps.

@Mel,Jumpman: :-) Yey! Glad you liked it. Thanks goodness it works on some PCs!

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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2007 »
rain_storm,

Ive added a "faster.exe" to the archive for you. This might help you but produces lower quality results. I'd be grateful if you try it to let me know if it helps.

Thanks,

Chris
(ps and let me know your system config)
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2007 »
It is runnin faster, before it was <= 10 fps, now it is almost realtime, (Some slowdown during the tunnel effect but fully realtime during the cube effect) well here are my specs

Celeron D 3.3GHz
  Windows XP SP2
  Latest DirectX installed

nVidia GeForce 7 series (sumthin cant remember exactly maybe 7600)
  256MB
  AGP/PCI (but my motherboard doesnt have an AGP slot so it I have to use it in a old PCI slot)
  supports shaders 3.0

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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2007 »
Hi Chris,

I get a "This application has failed to start because d3dx9_31.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." error message.

This is the second entry this has happened for - maybe I need to have a look at my computer...
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Re: [Halloween]: Creeps by taj
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2007 »
CK0, you're 9 months behind on your DirectX Update Goodness TM.
Go here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2DA43D38-DB71-4C1B-BC6A-9B6652CD92A3&displaylang=en
It will download only the newest bits that you don't have.

Jim

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