Monthly Archives: March 2012

Nikki and the Robots 0.5 News and Story Mode Peeks

Nikki and the Robots 0.5 Announcement

Here is the new Nikki and the Robots 0.5 Beta(!) release (download here).

video: Nikki and the Robots 0.5 Changes and Story Mode Peeks

We’re working on a preorder web page, which is open source under AGPL and hosted here.

The changes explained in the video (and some that were left out) are as follows:

  • Game:
    • Info terminals instead of text bubbles in tutorial
    • Falling tiles take a little longer to start falling
    • Batteries have a little less mass
    • Switches are easier to trigger
    • Added laser robots and laser endpieces
    • Cannon-robot sounds
    • Boost sound for jetpack robot
  • GUI/OSD and Controls:
    • Added keyshints in game mode
    • Allow configurable game keys (jump and context) to control the menu
    • Main menu will notify you about the availability of the story mode
    • Mac OS X: default jump key is space
    • In-game OSD shows total number of batteries in level
    • “…”-bubbles when nikki can start npc/computer monolog
    • Added “retry level” menu item to failure menu
    • Added retry-option to pause menu
  • Level editor:
    • Added gray level template
    • Better layer insert and delete control
  • Other:
    • Game art sources added to source code repository
    • Bugfixes on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows that prevented many users from running the game

Wine 1.4-rc6 Released

The Wine development release 1.4-rc6 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Bugs fixed in 1.4-rc6:

3325 Time Adjuster’s toolbar stays always on top
4084 SonicStage 3.1 installer fails with ‘Windows version not supported’
5897 PixelFormat_DD2WineD3D Unknown Pixelformat
8166 notepad does fully not display long (>32K) one-line files
8495 missing graphic objects in Re-volt
10176 rFactor Dedicated not working anymore after update
11430 Applications based on CodeJock Software ToolkitPro fail with division by zero
12212 DeusEx: running at big resolutions result in screen shift&crop
12739 Improper drawing of radio buttons
13248 Multiple Error MessageBoxes in Incomedia Website X5 installer
13792 Abomination: The Nemesis Project Crashes at startup
14769 Firefox 3 window size isn’t restored after returning from fullscreen (dogfood)
16189 Google Earth install fails (service related)
17564 7-zip file manager interface selection problem
17723 Audiosurf: unable to fill textfields
18569 TeamViewer: App doesn’t start, probably heap corruption
19106 Touhou Fuujinroku ~ Mountain of Faith: Stage backgrounds aren’t always rendered properly
19159 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars hangs at splash screen
21019 Igor pro “Help brower” has no window decorations
21745 Magic Workstation: icons and some text appear upside-down
21981 Igor Pro: Drop-down menu only works when arrow key is pressed
21984 Glumbuster crashes on load
22216 Problem with freopen(“CONOUT$”, “w”, stdout);
22359 Wolfenstein water displays strange rays
22414 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – full screen window does not take focus
22558 Harbinger (demo) graphical issue: green artefacts around objects
22703 Running Galcon Fusion demo gives error message
22842 Can’t select screen mode / resolution on PSOBB and PSU
22987 Irfan view – “Can’t paste image from clipboard !”
24259 World of Warcraft in Windowed/Maximized OpenGL mode takes 100% cpu
24267 Touhou 12.3 Hisoutensoku: Don’t draw some sprites.
24695 Saira crashes when fullscreen mode is selected
25164 Sound dies on video in binkplay 1.0 after mouse has been moved outside window/video paused
25324 GL_INVALID_OPERATION (0×502) on x86_64 installations.
25447 Men of War does not let me select anti-aliasing options
26416 Fullscreen problems with Phantasy Star Online
26613 painkiller redemption steam mouse wheel not working
26872 Cannot create new profile in Dawn of War demo
27220 Internet Explorer 8 always show error message on startup
27293 PSO:BB – Cannot type a character name during character creation
27609 GTA Vice City hangs in initial menu
28087 foobar 2000: Crashes when editing tags (with configured media library)
28598 ArchiCAD 12: crashes when creating a new file or open an existing one
28801 stack_set_frame_internal passes undefined value into SymSetContext()?
29167 Star Wars The Old Republic launcher locks up on icon highlighting
29689 Crash wincfg on graphics tab with LC_ALL=ja_JP
29869 Re-Volt is missing an HUD element
29883 Games created with RPG Tkool VX Ace (Japanese version of RPG Maker VX Ace): can not write save data (Save*.rvdata2)
29949 PAF (Personal Ancestral File) help viewer unhandled page fault
29981 Galactic Civilizations 2 is unplayable due to possible severe memory leak
29992 Rally Trophy: crashes on startup when Logitech G25 plugged in
30038 Detect CPU speed by using sysctl “hw.clockrate” instead of “dev.cpu.0.freq”
30040 comctl32/monthcal test fails on leap years?
30053 Finale 2012 font spacing is too wide