READ ME BEFORE POSTING:
This post is made for any and all bug reports; please make sure that you are playing the most current version before submitting a report, and that you have attempted to reproduce the bug at least 5-10 times. Also before posting, check the comments below and the updates in this blog post to ensure that the bug was not already addressed. You may also link to a video of recreating the bug if you don’t mind making one; if you do so then I obviously do not need you to type out the issue, but I would still want your basic system specs, and anything else relevant that I couldn’t see in the video, please.
Please not that comments in this thread will regularly be deleted once the bug is listed in the list (resolved or unsresolved) so that things just do not get too cluttered. 🙂 Bugs will actually be removed from the list after a new release is put out that solves the issue. Also if you do not follow directions when submitting a bug report (listed below), or submit a post about a bug that is already listed in this blog post, your comment WILL be ignored.
THIS POST IS FOR BUG REPORTS ONLY! NOT COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS, ETC. ANY POSTS MADE THAT ARE NOT IN REFERENCE TO A BUG REPORT WILL BE DELETED, AND THE USER WILL BE BLOCKED. THERE IS A SEPARATE POST FOR ANY AND ALL ARTISTIC SUGGESTIONS/CRITIQUES AND IT IS FOUND HERE:
ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT SLOW DOWN IS NOT A BUG! SLOW DOWN MEANS YOUR SYSTEM CANNOT HANDLE THE GAMES RESOURCES! DISABLE AND EXIT ANYTHING EXTRA RUNNING, AND THEN TRY IT AGAIN. IF YOUR GAME HAS SLOWDOWN ISSUES LIKE ANY GAME, THE MUSIC AND DIALOGUE SLOW DOWN TOO AND BECOME CHOPPY!
I have ran this game on a PC with a 2.8 GHZ Dual core CPU, with 2 GB of DDR2, and a 128 bit video card with no speed issues so this game only needs a mid level system to run right.. But if your system cannot handle the game all I can recommend is that you set interpolate colors and synchronize both to off. These may give a slight speed increase. In the future, I will probably include a FPS display option as well.
Make sure that you are using the most current release version of the engine (A15 R1) as old versions are no longer supported when a new version comes out. This is because many times I find tiny bugs on my own between releases and correct them.
Bug reports should be submitted in this format:
Which version you are using (any reports from old versions will not added)
If there was an error message include a copy and paste of it, or a screenshot.
What you were doing, where you were doing it, and how many times you attempted to reproduce the bug and any details associated with doing so.
What OS you are using (Windows 7, XP, etc.)
Was it a bug (I.E. a fireball vanishes), or did the game crash (I.E. when you tried to run it windows gives a serious error message)
If it is a gfx glitch please include what video card you are using as well please.
Here is an example of a great bug report:
Using Version A10 R1, when I jumped up and whipped dracula1, the game gave me an error message and crashes. A pic of the message is included below. After further attempts, I found that it crashes every time if I throw a cross first, and then whip his head as he is teleporting out. I am using windows XP.
CURRENT KNOWN BUGS LIST
FIXED BUG: if you quickly press up then down (this must be done EXTREMELY fast and with the right timing), Richter will be unable to move left and right until you whip or throw a sub weapon.
UNRESOLVED DLL BUG: When trying to run the game in windows 7 you receive this error:
action number 1
of Other Event: Game Start
for object start_and_end_game:
Error defining an external function.”
This is a bug in the sinbass audio DLL that VERY RARELY shows up for some people who use windows 7 when running the engine. At this time the cause is unknown by the maker of the DLL, but he has stated his desire to make it into an extension which would fix the problem.. I have also been told that running it in Admin mode may get it to work, but that it then runs slow and buggy.
For some users when GM updates and game creator releases another version of their game, it then works, for others it does nothing. At this time there is no fix for this bug. Reinstalling Windows may help but I cannot guarantee that. If you can run XP on your machine, try that and it should work fine. Here is the thread about sinbass: http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=460201&st=60&gopid=3866947&#entry3866947
Possible GM Limitation bug: I have been told on several occasions that surfaces (these are used for effects like the blinking overlays on Richter when he takes damage, or powers up the whip) may not show up on some older model video cards. I have tested this engine with a 4 year old card and had no issues. Nonetheless, if you encounter this bug please check the game maker forums, as I cannot assist you with it. To date, I have honestly never seen ANYONE on a PC made in the last 6 years have an issue with this. 😀