Combining its own unique take on the real-time roguelike genre, with a nostalgic 16-bit look and feel; Diehard Dungeon is a game that feels both familiar and quite different at the same time, "occupying a curious middle ground between The Legend of Zelda and The Binding of Isaac". [Edge online 2012] Followed by a trusty, treasure collecting companion chest, the player must make their way through the dungeons many randomly-generated rooms and levels. Armed with a sword and a ‘hand cannon’, all manner of nasty dungeon dwellers, bosses and traps will need to be defeated or traversed in order to emerge from the dungeon victorious! To aid them in their quest, the player may be lucky enough to encounter one or more upgrades, or new abilities, scattered throughout the dungeon. A randomly generated dungeon is created every playthrough. Discover the dungeons many secrets and multiple outcomes. Do you have what it takes to survive the dungeon?

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Happy new year everyone! I hope your experience of 2014 has, thus far, been a positive one.

Diehard Dungeon is currently ranked in the top 50 on Steam Greenlight, but has been struggling for many months to be approved.

If you haven't already, please vote for Diehard Dungeon HERE

I hope you have been enjoying the latest update (1.4.2). Thanks to everyone that has supported Diehard Dungeon over the last year. The game has changed quiet considerably since it's initial release, thanks in part to the excellent feedback I've received.

Thank you for your support and happy dungeoneering! I look forward to sharing more news soon!

Tricktale

Version 1.4 Is Live!

Version 1.4 Is Live!

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Both the client, and DRM-Free versions of Diehard Dungeon, have been updated to version 1.4

Version 1.3.5 Is Live!

Version 1.3.5 Is Live!

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Both the client, and DRM-Free versions of Diehard Dungeon, have been updated to version 1.3.5

Version 1.3.5 - Diehard Dungeon Gets An OST!

Version 1.3.5 - Diehard Dungeon Gets An OST!

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Diehard Dungeon is now the proud owner of its own OST (original soundtrack).

Version 1.3.4 Is Live!

Version 1.3.4 Is Live!

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Both the client, and DRM_Free versions of Diehard Dungeon, have been updated to version 1.3.4

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Kalzarius
Kalzarius

So how exactly does one get the game into windowed mode? I've tried numerous screen resolutions (all the way down to 1024x768--I won't go lower because then I'll have to put all of my desktop icons back into my preferred order) and only ever manage to get the program crashing on startup. The screen will go black when it goes to go full screen and then it's crashing. Dr. Mingw reports that the fault is in KERNELBASE.dll. Prior to the RaiseException in KERNELBASE.dll is GetCLRFunction from clr.dll. Any thoughts on how I might manage to get the game running?

System Specs: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
2.7GHz Pentium dual-core
8 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT220

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Tricktale Creator
Tricktale

Hi, I don't believe your issue is related to resolution. It's most likely to do with Windows Media Player failing to play the starting music, either because it's disabled or removed. Please look at the Troubleshooting thread in the forum by clicking the link above.

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Kalzarius
Kalzarius

Curious and piteous at the same time. AI War, back when it used XNA and not Unity3D, didn't need Windows Media Player for its audio. Granted, it used OGG format, but I highly doubt that would make a difference. They likely used a 3rd party library or coded their own (and since I recall helping them with some music skipping issues, it was likely their own code). Oh, that's right. They used SlimDX to access DirectSound for audio.

At any rate, playing the game without sound doesn't appeal to me as a solution, nor does reinstalling WMP.

Alas, it looked like such a fun game.

Do others like me a favour and make system requirements visible with WMP included. It's not on everyone's computer. Those of us who favour other, far superior media players, will have long uninstalled it.

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Tricktale Creator
Tricktale

XNA using WMP behind the scenes for music playback was not something I was aware of until very recently.

I'm not happy about the situation at all, as the last thing I wanted to do was force end users to install a piece of software they had intentionally removed.

I will be looking into alternatives for music playback.

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Kalzarius
Kalzarius

That's good to hear. I'll be happy to play the game once an alternative is in place. =)

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Shiuman
Shiuman

Needs a key remapping tool to be able to play with arrows.

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Tricktale Creator
Tricktale

Hi, I'll be including options for configuring controls in a patch.

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Tortu3
Tortu3

That would be great, i have an azerty keyboard, and somehow, i am totally unable to switch to qwerty, so the game is pretty much unplayable for me for the moment :(

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CactusSinger
CactusSinger

Hi, when do you think the patch with a key remapping tool will be released??

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Tricktale Creator
Tricktale

I'm currently working on a solution to detect the players keyboard layout and map the keys correctly. This should fix the issue for non-qwerty layouts. Full key remapping is something that will take longer, but It's something I would like to include in the near future.

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Fantastic dungeon crawler. Love the graphics and gameplay. Gamepad support is also a HUGE bonus!

Apr 19 2013 by cst003

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