Post

 Resources 

Console


AirStrike 1.1+ v1.11 - Athiril (8 replies, 1562 views) (2005-Aug-12)
-
AirStrike 1.1+ v1.11 released, first version since 1.0 to be relased, I know this has been a long time coming... I just stopped working on everything for a very damn long time... if anyone remembers at all.

HOW TO PLAY THE GAME:
Run Launcer.exe and configure the options to your liking, even adjust the speed of the game, import your playlist for your on music, click on okay to save playlist and options, click on Play to play game, if you're happy with the options and playlist as they are, you can run AirStrike.exe directly to go straight into the game.

Major updates, with more to come.

Download is under 300KB, instead of 12MB like last time, because there is no music included, however there is a Playlist Editor if you run Launcer.exe and go into options, it will allow you to import M3U (Winamp) and WPL (Windows Media Player 9 etc) playlist files.

Still to finish: web update module, online MySQL DB high scores submission module, proper dockbar, graphics overhaul (rendered sprites, rendered scrolling background), new monsters, new weapons, missiles, etc.

Written in pure Visual Basic 6, with DirectX7 (DirectDraw) and FMOD.

After the schedule is completed for all features, it will be ported over to C++ (though I wont be adbandoning the VB scene) and evolve a little further before starting the next three projects in planning.

Website http://www.drakkan.net/ (nothing there atm except logo... just got new hostng)

Download Link

I would like comments, and definately suggestions for improvement if anyone would care to post them.

~Athiril


-
Back to News

Re: AirStrike 1.1+ v1.11 -  Spodi (2 replies) (2005-Aug-18)
I get a "File not found" error whenever I try to load the game. :(
  Close
Re: AirStrike 1.1+ v1.11 -  Athiril (0 replies) (2005-Aug-18)
Run Launcher.exe, click on options, then on Playlist Editor, if there are any entries in the playlist, delete them all (or just delete the file playlist.dat), and import your own playlist (from a M3U or WPL playlist file) if you'd like music in the game
  Close
Re: AirStrike 1.1+ v1.11 - nii (0 replies) (2006-Mar-25)
oi
  Close
Re: AirStrike 1.1+ v1.11 -  Spodi (0 replies) (2005-Aug-19)
Still doesn't work, theres no playlist file or anything even. When I try to click on the Edit Playlist, I get an error. :/
  Close
  Close
Re: AirStrike 1.1+ v1.11 -  Athiril (0 replies) (2005-Aug-22)
My bad! I thought I had used binary file access..... create an empty file in the main folder called "playlist.dat" then go to the playlist editor.... should be all working, then you can import M3U or WPL playlists.... there is also another bug I found... if you get a subscript out of range error... go back into the options and uncheck random on the playlist editor... the random number generator is limited to one above the highest index value by a logic error oversight.. my bad... I'll fix those... in the meantime, this one will work if you follow what I just said.
  Close
Other Projects -  Athiril (0 replies) (2005-Aug-23)
Currently at the moment LPE/RetroEngine, which is written in C++, with SDL Api for graphics (other graphics APIs will be added after I finish the first game with it), it's basically a simple to use OOP Engine written in C++, with graphics, audio, input, maths, file access, encryption, compression, including networking support (TCP/IP, possibly UDP if I can support it, including http-get requests, including those to php pages, possible direct MySQL interface as well (you'll still need a valid username and password to access that MySQL DB though)).
 
After the graphics, audio, input, and maths framework (file access is complete, graphics is nearing completion, encryption is about half way) is finished, I'll be planning then coding the game (in C++) I am working on for OnGameDev's Retro Game comp, entitled, Astrum Incurro.... which happpens to be another space shooter.
 
A few other simple games in the engine as well, a couple of arcade action and puzzle games.
 
In the distant future of the engine, I may end up writing an Open Source (the engine is likely to be open source as well, it'll be at least free) IDE, with a Visual Editor, where you can write the game code in a form of basic, the IDE, will convert it live into C++ (since I'll only need to cover only what the engine provides, and not the entire aspect of C++), with a code tab to switch between the basic and C++ code listings, save it, and export the generated C++ into YourGameName.cpp, which you compile with engine code, this is only a possibility, providing DLLs of the engine, built to use with VB, might be a little pointless, wont be cross-platform then, might be easier to use though.
 
In the not too distant future, a few more upgrades to AirStrike, a few improvements on the code, then possibly releasing the VB project + source, if I want to continue on it, a port of it to C++ using the engine, probably a resolution change from 640x480 to 1024x768, after a visual upgrade, when I render some graphics for it, instead of having mspaint drawn ones, some added in particle effects.
 
Got two others in the AirStrike series, AirStrike HARDCORE, which will be an over emphasis/exageration on hard, fast, pumping arcade action, will still be overhead view, in 2D, but the ship will rotate freely in 360 degrees and go forward in any direction  of space, killing off random ships and aliens, a few bosses to pop up every now and then for seemingly endless, addictive action.
 
I have an AirStrike II which I wont talk about just yet.
 
In the "classic" collection of games, I'll have Pacman clone, Galaxian clone, Tetris clone, this other game I cant remember the name of that I played as a kid on an old computer, but I remember the game, and it just had that "feel" of awesome, possibly a clone of a classic fighting game (you wont guess which one... hopefully).
 
A few other projects as well.
 
Another last project I will talk about, is I plan to make a killer VB graphics tech demo, that'll end up being playable a little, just cause it's VB, and to shut the nay-sayers up for good.
 
These projects of course, are not all at once, they are mostly one at a time, the order is as follows:
 
The engine framework
Astrum Incurro
The simple puzzle and action games
AirStrike imrpovements
 
Then undecided from there, we'll see.
  Close
Other Projects -  Athiril (0 replies) (2005-Aug-23)
Currently at the moment LPE/RetroEngine, which is written in C++, with SDL Api for graphics (other graphics APIs will be added after I finish the first game with it), it's basically a simple to use OOP Engine written in C++, with graphics, audio, input, maths, file access, encryption, compression, including networking support (TCP/IP, possibly UDP if I can support it, including http-get requests, including those to php pages, possible direct MySQL interface as well (you'll still need a valid username and password to access that MySQL DB though)).
 
After the graphics, audio, input, and maths framework (file access is complete, graphics is nearing completion, encryption is about half way) is finished, I'll be planning then coding the game (in C++) I am working on for OnGameDev's Retro Game comp, entitled, Astrum Incurro.... which happpens to be another space shooter.
 
A few other simple games in the engine as well, a couple of arcade action and puzzle games.
 
In the distant future of the engine, I may end up writing an Open Source (the engine is likely to be open source as well, it'll be at least free) IDE, with a Visual Editor, where you can write the game code in a form of basic, the IDE, will convert it live into C++ (since I'll only need to cover only what the engine provides, and not the entire aspect of C++), with a code tab to switch between the basic and C++ code listings, save it, and export the generated C++ into YourGameName.cpp, which you compile with engine code, this is only a possibility, providing DLLs of the engine, built to use with VB, might be a little pointless, wont be cross-platform then, might be easier to use though.
 
In the not too distant future, a few more upgrades to AirStrike, a few improvements on the code, then possibly releasing the VB project + source, if I want to continue on it, a port of it to C++ using the engine, probably a resolution change from 640x480 to 1024x768, after a visual upgrade, when I render some graphics for it, instead of having mspaint drawn ones, some added in particle effects.
 
Got two others in the AirStrike series, AirStrike HARDCORE, which will be an over emphasis/exageration on hard, fast, pumping arcade action, will still be overhead view, in 2D, but the ship will rotate freely in 360 degrees and go forward in any direction  of space, killing off random ships and aliens, a few bosses to pop up every now and then for seemingly endless, addictive action.
 
I have an AirStrike II which I wont talk about just yet.
 
In the "classic" collection of games, I'll have Pacman clone, Galaxian clone, Tetris clone, this other game I cant remember the name of that I played as a kid on an old computer, but I remember the game, and it just had that "feel" of awesome, possibly a clone of a classic fighting game (you wont guess which one... hopefully).
 
A few other projects as well.
 
Another last project I will talk about, is I plan to make a killer VB graphics tech demo, that'll end up being playable a little, just cause it's VB, and to shut the nay-sayers up for good.
 
These projects of course, are not all at once, they are mostly one at a time, the order is as follows:
 
The engine framework
Astrum Incurro
The simple puzzle and action games
AirStrike imrpovements
 
Then undecided from there, we'll see.
  Close

Copyright © 2002 - 2004 Eric Coleman, Peter Kuchnio , et. al.
There have been 37 visitors within the last 20 minutes
RSS News Feed