Tom 7 Radar: all comments

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13319. N7DOT ( – 12 Oct 2016 11:41:29 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
I have a concept for a new level and a prototype that works, but I need to either come up with novel mechanism improvements or rethink the actual challenge or something
13318. jonas ( – 08 Oct 2016 19:46:44 #boring old man ]
Happy birthday!
13317. Max ( – 28 Sep 2016 08:31:54 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
hip hip!
13314. N7DOT ( – 25 Sep 2016 01:25:27 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Oh, it's beta 5 now? I don't recall ever seeing a beta 4 :p
13313. Tom 7 ( – 22 Sep 2016 21:55:05 Ludum Dare 23: T in Y World ]
13312. Anonymous ( – 20 Sep 2016 23:13:17 Ludum Dare 23: T in Y World ]
huh 2016

wow the vertical labels on the left are cool

i'm still enjoying this game.
13310. Tom 7 ( – 06 Sep 2016 23:35:38 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
If it's good, it's good! I rewrote that whole part, and there was also a brief period where the version on the site couldn't upload speedruns, so it's likely I did fix whatever it was. :)
13308. Kirima ( – 05 Sep 2016 17:20:33 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Thank you, I did download the newest version & it seems to work properly now. I guess by now you don't need to know what exactly didn't work anymore!? ;)
13307. Tom 7 ( – 05 Sep 2016 16:46:40 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
kirima: What's wrong with them? Coincidentally I just finished a rewrite of all the solution management stuff, which should have fixed all the known bugs, and I just uploaded a new version for windows and macOS. So maybe try that one out and hopefully it was fixed. :)

jonas: I decided to go with just c:\escape\, because reading about it, %APPDATA% seems like a kinda poor choice too (for example, I think it is hidden by default?). Hopefully this works ok for people!
13306. Kirima ( – 05 Sep 2016 15:47:25 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Bug report: Suddenly bookmarks do not work properly on OS X any more?
13304. Typofilia ( – 03 Sep 2016 20:49:59 UPD: Embed / DMCA threats ]
The irony of this scare campaign by these font companies, is that for decades they have been stealing fonts from other companies, and then selling them off as their own. One should read the incredible research at the site "The Font Forging Industry" site by Ulrich Stiehl which exposes in detail the "Forgery, Cloning, Piracy, Plagiarism of Fonts" by big-name font companies including Monotype, ITC and others. For example the font "Frutiger" was forged by Monotype as "Segoe" (installed on Windows) and forged by Bitstream as "Humanist 777". (I can't post a web link here, but you can easily do a web search for it).
13302. jonas ( – 02 Sep 2016 06:31:01 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Tom 7: could you install everything, including the program, to a directory under the %APPDATA% directory? I think some packages that want to install new programs dynamically without admin privileges do that on Windows.
13301. Tom 7 ( – 01 Sep 2016 16:28:17 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
MrBawn: Yeah, noname tells me that you are no longer able to write to Program Files by default. I think I need to change the default installation dir to just like c:\escape\. Suggestions (at least ones that keep all the data in the same place) are definitely welcome here!
13300. Kirima ( – 01 Sep 2016 13:41:00 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Happy 20th birthday, Escape!
13299. MrBawn ( – 01 Sep 2016 12:01:21 Happy 20th birthday Escape!! ]
Stupid freaking Windows 10. I had to run as administrator to get past player creation.
13298. noname ( – 28 Aug 2016 01:44:09 Updated: Escape 200912250 ]
I am able to get back the ratings from my old file, and the new version seems to work. Thank you, Tom7.
13297. Kirima ( – 27 Aug 2016 18:22:42 Updated: Escape 200912250 ]
Ok, I did it again and now it seems to be o.k., thank you!
13296. Tom 7 ( – 27 Aug 2016 16:11:00 Updated: Escape 200912250 ]
Ugh, oops, while removing the debugging code before uploading I also deleted the code that actually saves your rating! So that last version is also broken. mm, sounds like you got that poison version, so you should update again and paste your ratings in there again. I checked that this version is working, though. Maybe time to add some tests... :/
13295. Kirima ( – 27 Aug 2016 16:06:09 Updated: Escape 200912250 ]
Oops, no, it didn't work! The ratings HAD been there, but after closing the game and re-opening some time later, the ratings had disappeared again?!
13294. Kirima ( – 27 Aug 2016 15:32:14 Updated: Escape 200912250 ]
Thank you, Tom7, I could fix the ratings. And of course -> noname, thank you, too: your levels are always great!
13293. Tom 7 ( – 27 Aug 2016 11:43:47 Updated: Escape 200912250 ]
Thanks, I fixed the moderately interesting bug with losing ratings and uploaded new versions for windows and OS X. Unfortunately, this (mostly) corrupted the ratings in your player file when it saved your .esp again. It's possible to manually recover them if you have a backup of your player file. If you look at the file in a text editor, you'll see a section that starts with "-- ratings". Each line in that section is a checksum of the level and then the encoded rating. If you see any that start with "0123456789abcdef", then these are buggy ones and you might as well delete them. You can just copy and paste any good ones from your old file. Also if you haven't really done anything with the new version, just copying your old .esp file to the new version should work fine now.

If anybody lost all their ratings and doesn't have a good way to get them back, I could maybe make a recovery mode, but it would be nice to avoid that complication. Let me know. Data-loss bugs are the worst kind, so I'm really sorry about that!

noname: Thank you for all your great levels and cogent feedback and enthusiasm; it's been a pleasure!
13292. Anonymous ( – 27 Aug 2016 09:47:35 Another failure ]
Broken Mario Bros.?
13291. Kirima ( – 27 Aug 2016 08:31:00 Updated: Escape 200912250 ]
BTW: I forgot to mention that my ratings are missing as well.
13290. noname ( – 27 Aug 2016 03:13:20 Updated: Escape 200912250 ]
And I would like to thank Tom7 for making this game, and to everyone who made levels and played my levels. I've had a lot of fun with this game for the past 11 years.
13289. Kirima ( – 27 Aug 2016 03:12:26 Updated: Escape 200912250 ]
Thank you so much, Tom! Is seems to work normally on OS X El Capitan.

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