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by Sigma
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Stuck at level 1 of BD2K3 !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 10718

I use RnD unzipped in a non-Program Files folder and I have not had a problem with it yet. But everyone's configuration will be different and there might be all sorts of possible subtle errors... But regarding your second point - I did have the same problem as you described if I overrode the level g...
by Sigma
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: bd dream crash
Replies: 11
Views: 7871

I could not make BD Dream crash on Windows XP on a virtual machine. Since it seems to happen on two fairly different computers, maybe the problem is a specific combination of graphics options and/or levelsets? I'll have a look at it on my WinXP PC when I get home this weekend, but I don't remember t...
by Sigma
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Crashing while loading levels
Replies: 3
Views: 4231

New operating systems, new trouble. :-( ;-) Has anybody a chance to run R'n'D 3.2.6.1 on Windows 7 using a memory profiler/debugger, like valgrind (not sure if it is available for Windows though)? Maybe the most interesting question here is if the crashes are triggered by the fact that you're runni...
by Sigma
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Crashing while loading levels
Replies: 3
Views: 4231

Crashing while loading levels

Hi everyone When I attempt to load levelsets with custom artwork, approximately half the time, RnD will crash (stop responding) just after finishing loading the graphics & music. This primarily affects the EMC level collection, however it has also crashed on other levelsets such as BD2K3. When the g...
by Sigma
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Post your cool and useful links
Replies: 52
Views: 63863

Moved from another post due to somewhat irrelevance :). Making a mouse cursor is very easy using this program: http://planetsourcecode.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=54968&lngWId=1 You need Visual Basic 6 to compile it. In addition, if you are using Windows Vista or 7, you will need to downlo...
by Sigma
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Editable cursor
Replies: 5
Views: 6820

Daniel H. wrote:Are you sure that Rocks'n'Diamonds can use Windows cursors?
That's a really good point actually. Accordingly, I'll move the links to the Off-Topic forum.
by Sigma
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What did you do when the forums went down?
Replies: 8
Views: 8303

Well, not a lot happened to me. The Artsoft forum is one of my sites I check everyday, so if I wasn't busy, I'd check to be greeted by the database error message. Truth be told, I was getting ready to give up entirely. A heavy university workload didn't leave much time for anything else at all, but ...
by Sigma
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the EMC levels
Replies: 6
Views: 6718

Re: Thoughts on the EMC levels

Although I can probably forgive some of that due to the limitations of creating those levels, some people actually dislike "95" percent of the levels due to repetitiveness and/or complicated. ... Any thoughts or opinions on the Emerald Mine Club levelsets? My main gripe with the EMC levelsets is th...
by Sigma
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Editable cursor
Replies: 5
Views: 6820

Edit: Links moved to Off-Topic forum (Post your cool and useful links, page 4).

Changing the mouse cursor would be a good idea for different levelsets, but the cursor is not really a significant part of RnD... and the level editor would probably prefer something simplistic.
by Sigma
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: The starry shield use
Replies: 6
Views: 7591

I don't think so. I think monsterman means that during the last 5 or so seconds of the shield (i.e. when it is about to disappear), change the shield to let the player know it's time to find safe ground.
by Sigma
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Weird forum view count?
Replies: 1
Views: 4295

It seems like the view count increments every time a topic is viewed. View this topic, click the "Off Topic" link, view it again, then click "Off Topic" again. You'll noticed it has increased. Unless two other managed to view in that small space of time when I did this :).
by Sigma
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 7 compatible?
Replies: 7
Views: 6587

I'm using the HP widescreen monitor that I also used for my other old computer (after the old monitor started screwing up). I think it's either that the monitor's age -- with the lining being wavy, but most likely not affecting how scrolling vertically would work. I'll check the monitor after I com...
by Sigma
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Post your cool and useful links
Replies: 52
Views: 63863

Some useful programs: 7-Zip ( http://www.7-zip.org/ ) - I haven't found an archive this can't unpack yet. If you have EMC levelset, you probably already have this. Notepad++ ( http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm ) - Extremely useful for modifying plain-text files where syntax highlightin...
by Sigma
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: New Ideas
Topic: Reduce loading times and/or RAM (random access memory) use
Replies: 2
Views: 4517

I concur - loading times for the Emerald Mine Club are quite long. Furthermore, the large number of files used by RnD really slow down disk operations. Is there any way the file can be compacted so there are less of them? Loading a single levelset sounds like a good idea - a 'load on demand' for lev...
by Sigma
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows 7 compatible?
Replies: 7
Views: 6587

Second of all, during gameplay -- I actually remembered that the scrolling was very smooth... or was it my eyes that is tricking me? X3 But instead, I felt that the screen studded via scrolling bit by bit. Maybe it's my new computer (64bit operating system), the monitor, or that I'm playing the spe...