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No_avataronemind

2008/11/10

Hello, this is a work in progress. I will add the weapons tomorrow. It would be helpful if someone could run it as is and let me know how it runs on their computer. Is it too fast or slow? What should the max population be? I get 3000 before it starts to slow down. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Hydra_fullZerg

2008/11/10

Very interesting! The game runs a bit fast--about 4-5 months per second. Not sure if that's what you wanted or not. The movement of the people is a bit erratic. Not sure exactly how you could fix that though...
Canada-face-only-small_thumbmik

2008/11/10

I get a bit more than a year per second (about 14 years every 10 seconds), but I think that speed is good.
No_avatarsjf36

2008/11/10

I don't see any buttons, and it didn't stop at 3000. I think the speed of the game is fine though, assuming the buttons just require 2 clicks to wipe people out :)
A new version of this scenario was uploaded on Mon Nov 10 12:29:56 UTC 2008
No_avataronemind

2008/11/10

Thanks guys. I added the weapon, but i still need to create an ending. THe problem i have now is, the game works fine on my computer, but when i use a weapon on this site, it throws an invalid audio format exception with wav files. What format should i use for audio? Thanks again.
No_avatarsjf36

2008/11/10

Buttons working now (as I guess you know). Nuke-spamming causes everything to die and keeps the pop at 5, not 0? The sounds for the other two are a bit annoying, maybe have text saying "Riot starting" and ending, and the same for plague, so it's clear when they end? Still, I like it :)
No_avatarsjf36

2008/11/10

I can't advise on the audio problem, sorry. However, it seems now they don't populate nearly fast enough. I used no weapons until about 200 years and the pop was still under 50. I'm sure it'd hit 3000 by then before.
A new version of this scenario was uploaded on Mon Nov 10 12:54:05 UTC 2008
No_avataronemind

2008/11/10

Thanks for the tips. I will shorten the riot and disease sounds. As for them not populating fast enough, that is because it is random. SOmetime when you run it, the population will spread fast, other time will be slow and the will all die out by the third generation. The number of kids females have is random and the number of couples there are is random because it depends if males bump into female. It is supposed to demonstrate emergent phenomena :) If it is too slow, just reset and start over. But a slow game is good because you can get to the ending without overpopulation. Anyway, there is another bug I am getting with the disease button. Does the disease button crash the game for anyone else? Thanks
No_avatar_thumbsjf36

2008/11/10

It pauses the scenario, but it seems to work again once resumed.
No_avatar_thumbonemind

2008/11/10

Thanks. Yeah, it shouldn't do that :)
A new version of this scenario was uploaded on Mon Nov 10 13:40:35 UTC 2008
No_avatar_thumbonemind

2008/11/10

Ok, fixed the nuke bug. Just need to figure out the disease bug and I am nearly there :)
A new version of this scenario was uploaded on Mon Nov 10 13:48:30 UTC 2008
Aaaargh_thumbqnanqing

2008/11/10

very funny ! :D but, why if i click the skull button they will stop ?
A new version of this scenario was uploaded on Mon Nov 10 13:57:04 UTC 2008
No_avataronemind

2008/11/10

That's the bug I was talking about :) It is fixed now.
A new version of this scenario was uploaded on Mon Nov 10 16:55:07 UTC 2008
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No_avataronemind

2008/11/11

Finally Finished! :) Thanks all for the suggestions. All the bugs have been ironed out and it runs quite smoothly. If anyone can think of any new creative ways of killing off the people or any other features let me know and I will try to implement them. Cheers
No_avatarzenosparadox

2008/11/11

Fun game. It took me 3 goes to get to 2008. Really funny ending. I will. ;)
Canada-face-only-smallmik

2008/11/11

No new ideas for killing off people, but I was wondering whether it would be made more interesting if you turned it around: people die quite easily, and you have to make them survive. That's because it's easy to kill people, but not easy to create them. You could have population decreasing factors come automatically (few children when there is overpopulation, occasional diseases breaking out, food shortages when there is over-population, food shortages because of natural disasters, etc.) The you can intervene by dropping vaccines in, or improving transport (people can move further to find mates more easily), or improving food generation, etc. All this could cost money, so you cannot do that arbitrarily often (your money could increase slowly relative to population -- tax -- and be used for your interventions).
No_avataronemind

2008/11/11

That is a great idea. Kind of like sim city. It would be a challenge to maintain a high population to collect more taxes without overpopulating and saving enough money to ward off disease. I will get started on it tomorrow. There will be 3 new events, fire, war and a faster spreading disease. I could just use the current disease but make it spread faster so that it will kill everyone if a vaccine isnt applied. Then the player can spend money on the fire department to put out fire, vaccines and military. It would make it harder to get to the year 2008. Food shortage sounds interesting but i am not sure how i could implement it graphically without displaying a message which i would rather not do or implementing a food system. Sorry, just thinking out loud :) Thanks for the idea.
A new version of this scenario was uploaded on Tue Nov 11 18:01:30 UTC 2008
No_avataronemind

2008/11/11

Ok, I added bush fires and plagues :) You were right, it makes the game much more enjoyable when the population is threatened. Trying to keep them alive is more fun than trying to kill them off :) Hope you like it. Thanks again.
A new version of this scenario was uploaded on Wed Nov 12 07:37:51 UTC 2008
No_avataronemind

2008/11/12

Just another update. I replaced the explosion with better graphics and tweaked it a little. If anyone else has any suggestions feel free to comment.
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No_avataronemind

2008/11/13

Another huge update. The missiles and water are now guided, so you can choose where to drop them. I have reduced the max population to 1000 as 3000 seems to slow a lot of people down. There is also new tooltips that appear to display the prices of things as people couldnt remember what each one costs :P More updates to come so stay tuned. Thanks to everyone on various threads for their ideas and bug testing :)
No_avataremski

2008/11/13

Hi Craig, Just played your game, it was very fun. Keep up the good work.
A new version of this scenario was uploaded on Tue Nov 25 02:00:45 UTC 2008
No_avataronemind

2008/11/25

Thanks Em, I will see you soon :) Just a small update. No real changes to gameplay, just refactored some code and added more comments to make it easier for people on the forums writing expansion packs.
No_avatar_thumbmfluv108

2009/4/4

This is extremely addicting!
Math_table_thumbMathManiac

2010/3/19

I won! The earth's picture is shown!
Images-3_thumbDragonKeeper

2011/1/11

This game is very very addicting, make a sequel.
Images-3_thumbDragonKeeper

2011/1/14

I won it said the population is growing use condoms
Download_thumbSockman101

2013/4/12

I found a glitch: when you buy something, you keep on using it until you can't afford it. Nice game, though! I like the idea!
No_avataronemind

2013/4/13

Its not a glitch You have to right click to deselect the thing you have bought.
Head2_thumbdan11

2014/5/1

I went to put out a fire, put it on fast accidentally, and overpopulated the world
Head2_thumbdan11

2014/5/1

fast is pretty mush useless, you will die within five seconds of using it
No_avataronemind

2014/5/2

Fast is meant to be used only for a few seconds or so to give you a quick population boost. I forgot I made this game lol. 6 years flew past.
Head2dan11

2014/5/15

It would be nice if the price would continue to show while your mouse if on it. You must be using .mouseMoved(), this will only show the price if the mouse is moving and is touching the button, so right now the price disappears right away if you keep the mouse pointer motionless on top of a button.