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Hidden Asset v0.6.2 now available for testing!
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:34:31 AM »

Version 0.6.2 of the Hidden Asset alpha demo is now available for download and testing. Use the download links below.


Please note that savegames from previous versions won’t work in this new version!


This version includes some significant changes to the core gameplay. In the below video, I go over some of these changes:



 


Download links


 

North America:

Windows 7 or later (128 MB)

Linux 32-bit (126 MB)

Linux 64-bit (126 MB)

Mac OS X 10.5 or later (156 MB)


Europe:

Windows 7 or later (128 MB)

Linux 32-bit (126 MB)

Linux 64-bit (126 MB)

Mac OS X 10.5 or later (156 MB)


 


Debug information


 

For the Windows and Linux versions, there are two executables: a normal version and a debug version. The debug version may run a bit slower on older computers, so if you’re not getting a steady 40 FPS (hit F1 to toggle FPS on/off), you may want to use the normal version. But if you can use the debug version, please do so as this will provide valuable information in case of a crash:


– On Windows, the debug information will pop up in a window during a crash.

– On Linux, the debug information will be outputted to the terminal, so please run the game from the terminal (navigate to the game directory and run it with ./hiddenassetdebug).

– Please take a screenshot of the debug information and paste it here or send it to me directly in an email, while also letting me know where you were in the game/what you were doing just before the crash.


(Note that on Linux, you may have to set the run permission of the executable with ‘chmod -x hiddenasset’ to allow you to run it, as the permission is sometimes lost when compressing the game files.)


 


Feedback


 

When you’re done with the game, please send me the stats.txt file that on Windows and Linux will be located in the game directory and on Mac OS X will be in your ‘~/Library/Application Support/Hidden Asset’ directory. You can either email it to contact@laserbrainstudios.com or write a post on the forums (as a guest, if you don’t feel like signing up) with a link to where I can download it. The stats.txt file contains information about time used in the game, when certain parts were reached, who you killed, how often and where you were killed, etc. No personal information or system information is gathered!


Also, please share any thoughts or comments about the game! Were certain parts too hard or too easy? Was the game fun? Too much or too little tutorial information?


 


Linux dependencies


 

If you don’t already have SDL2, SDL2_mixer and SDL2_image installed on your system, they can be installed with the following commands in the terminal (given that they’re in your distribution’s repositories):


sudo apt-get install libsdl2-2.0

sudo apt-get install libsdl2-mixer-2.0

sudo apt-get install libsdl2-image-2.0


 


Screenshots


 








« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 04:06:49 PM by Christian Knudsen »

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Re: Hidden Asset v0.6.2 now available for testing!
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 03:15:48 PM »
yaaaaaaayyy a new version . I'll start testing it when i have some free time. Congrats on a new version!!!!!!  :) 

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Re: Hidden Asset v0.6.2 now available for testing!
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 04:07:09 PM »
Thanks! ;D

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Re: Hidden Asset v0.6.2 now available for testing!
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 08:41:54 AM »
I now have one more something to do on my week end. It's going to be a short week-end...

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Re: Hidden Asset v0.6.2 now available for testing!
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 09:24:52 AM »
Version 0.6.2 of the Hidden Asset alpha demo is now available for download and testing.

Thanks. Some questions:
1) will you provide detailed list of changes? I mean it's good to know what previously tested bugs/features were changed.
2) is it OK that old saves are not compatible with newer version?
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Re: Hidden Asset v0.6.2 now available for testing!
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 12:01:54 PM »
I don't have a list of changes. I honestly don't remember why I stopped making that list. I think it was because I wanted testers to focus on the overall experience instead of just checking specific things. But most of the bugs and crashes that have been reported should be fixed now. The major gameplay/feature changes are mentioned in the video.

Yeah, old saves won't work in the new version. I forgot to write/mention that. Will add it to the blog post now. Thanks for reminding me!

(Man, not getting much sleep at night because of my kid is really starting to show...)
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 01:27:14 PM by Christian Knudsen »

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Re: Hidden Asset v0.6.2 now available for testing!
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 11:43:16 PM »
I would say you are actually giving it your best, the gameplay is Ok, i actually like the fact that its hardcore,keep up the good work

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Re: Hidden Asset v0.6.2 now available for testing!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 10:16:41 AM »
Thanks, will do! :D