Valchion is a action RPG with retro graphics and simple mechanics. It features bright, GameBoy Color-styled visuals, and a (hopefully) memorable soundtrack. It should be released for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It's also being made with the Blender Game Engine, which features fast game creation and no time spent exporting to an external engine.

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The second demo for Valchion is out for Windows, Mac, and Linux!

Posted by SolarLune on Mar 28th, 2013


Hello! It's been quite awhile, but the latest demo for Valchion has been released! It has much improved graphics, gameplay (hopefully), music, and so on. It's also the first time that a demo of Valchion (or Soldier Of, originally) has been released across platforms. I don't have direct access to a Mac or Linux easily, so if things don't work, I'll try to fix it as I go along. You can download all three from my home page here!

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gazornonplat
gazornonplat Mar 28 2013, 1:46pm says:

I tried to play it (on Linux) but it crashed instantly, and threw the following error in the terminal:

Color management: using fallback mode for management
BLF_lang_init: 'locale' data path for translations not found, continuing
connect failed: No such file or directory
Detected GL_ARB_texture_env_combine
Detected GL_ARB_texture_cube_map
Detected GL_ARB_multitexture
Detected GL_ARB_shader_objects
Detected GL_ARB_vertex_shader
Detected GL_ARB_fragment_shader
Detected GL_ARB_vertex_program
Detected GL_ARB_depth_texture
Detected GL_EXT_separate_specular_color
found bundled python: /home/peter/Games/Valchion/2.66/python
Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: Unable to get the locale encoding
ImportError: No module named 'encodings'
Aborted (core dumped)

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SolarLune
SolarLune Mar 29 2013, 12:43pm replied:

Okay, I fixed and tested it - it should run perfectly on Linux. Thanks for the report!

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gazornonplat
gazornonplat Mar 29 2013, 1:05pm replied:

Awesome. It works now, but a lot of the textures are distorted, or display at a very low resolution. It might be to do with my laptop (intel hd 4000) but I can't change the graphics options to check.

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SolarLune
SolarLune Mar 29 2013, 1:10pm replied:

Could you post a screenshot somewhere? Perhaps PasteAll.com/pic?

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gazornonplat
gazornonplat Mar 29 2013, 1:24pm replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
SolarLune
SolarLune Mar 29 2013, 4:25pm replied:

I think I know what the problem is related to, but if I recall, it worked fine on my Linux computer. So, I'm a bit stumped. Could you try downloading and replacing the "launcher.cfg" file in the game directory with this file?

Box.com

If it doesn't work, then I'll have to assume it has something to do with your graphics card. If so, then could you try it on a more powerful / modern card, or just another computer in general?

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gazornonplat
gazornonplat Mar 31 2013, 9:04am replied:

Doesn't seem to have worked. I'll try it out on a different machine later on.

It's not really a big deal anyway, the game is still totally playable (and awesome btw).

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Lunarts
Lunarts Mar 31 2013, 3:19pm says:

Congratulations for keeping what originally was SoldierOf(Dec 2011) alive up to today, I don't have much time to play it due to my own project, but I'm sure the game is interesting currently because a game is like wine, it gets better with time(and Valchion has 1+ year). I also followed your twitter as you requested on your last BA PM.

Keep it going!

Lunarts

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