Rotion is a challenging, addictive game where the aim is to clear shapes by getting to the middle and popping them. Relax in free play and Single, explore the Campaign, play against your friends in Splitscreen, or take on Survival and see how long you can last...

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0 comments by novemberdobby on Apr 3rd, 2013

Alpha 1.5 is now available on all 4 platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux 32 and Linux 64).

Here's the changelist:

  • Added new level editor
  • Added new AI shape: pulsers
  • Added nicer effects on some powerups
  • Added auto-search for assets folder when it can't be located
  • Added vertical sync option to menu
  • Added achievement for popping an imploder straight away
  • Added about a year's worth of SFML updates
  • Added new music track
  • Added better random AI generation
  • Added visual aim assist helpers
  • Fixed crash on pressing cancel in the 'unsafe close' dialog
  • Fixed various shader problems on each platform
  • Windows: fixed taskbar icon
  • Linux: fixed input bugs in fullscreen & startup dialog boxes
  • Linux: changed vertical sync to default to on
  • Mac: released first build

See below for cross-platform goodness ;)

And here's a video of the new visual assist in this release:

I hope to start rounding things off and finishing the campaign from now on!

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Franc[e]sco Aug 29 2012, 6:46am says:

Hey, this game is lovely and highskill and the visuals are great. I have a suggestion. Could you add tablet support? Tablets would raise the skill level even more and take the game to a new level. It should't be that hard. At this stage, my tablet works with the game but it doesnt "capture" its cursor so unless I keep my pen exactly at the center of the tablet it will detect constant movement.

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Aug 30 2012, 12:01pm replied:

This may be possible, unfortunately I won't be able to test it properly but I'll have a go. Does your tablet detect a click when you first touch the screen? If it doesn't, I'm not sure how I could detect the touch/release events.

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Franc[e]sco Sep 9 2012, 1:40pm replied:

It detects left click on release and dragging as double tap + drag, but you could use the scroll button on the pen which has regular press and release.

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Fliegenfalle Aug 24 2012, 11:38am replied:

I've got the same error with Arch Linux 32Bit (open source graphics driver)

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Aug 2 2012, 6:34am replied:

Ah that's what I suspected, I have a friend who is having the same problem. When I have time, I'm going to install Debian myself and try fixing it.

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Progressor Aug 18 2012, 9:10am replied:

It has been 2 weeks. Dificult problem?

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Aug 18 2012, 10:37am replied:

It's more that I haven't really had much time; I've moved house and had several job interviews since then! I am half way through downloading Debian at the moment. Do the repositories you're using have a available?

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Progressor Aug 18 2012, 10:46am replied:

Yes, and apt shows I have config files of it left, suggesting I tried it. (not 100% sure though)

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Aug 21 2012, 12:58pm replied:

Have you been able to get to the load screen using any version? Because if you can modify the cfg it'll work from there.

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novemberdobby Creator
novemberdobby Aug 18 2012, 3:00pm replied:

Strange...I ran it in a VM on Debian 6.0.5 64bit, and it worked up until the load screen closed. I ran ldd on libsfml-graphics and saw it depends on, which was also reported as missing.

I don't know why mine would get that far and yours wouldn't (I have a stock install and haven't touched libs at all), since I can't even find GLEW installed.

If I do ./desura_launch_play in the terminal, I can see Rotion's output and that it is crashing on a shader load. I may be able to fix that but it probably wouldn't solve anything for you if glew isn't linking properly (before it even starts).

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