You have been locked in a prison where illegal genetic experiments have been going on. The scientist figure out how to genetically make anyone go into a rage. They call it the Abuse virus. It has gotten loose and spread through out the entire prison. You have to fight your way through all the mutated and enraged enemies and make sure this doesn't leave the prison.

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Falsely accused and imprisoned in a high-security facility, you watch in horror as a mysterious biogenetic experiment turns everybody around you - guards and prisoners alike, into ravening, inhuman monsters. Your only hope - steal a suit of powered armor, any weapons you can get your hands on, and make your way to the deepest level of the prison, before the plague spreads to the outside world. Released by Crack dot Com in 1996, Abuse combines classic arcade action, graphics, sound and technology: 360 degrees of side-scrolling action. Run, jump, fall and fly in any direction — through industrial corridors, caverns and sewers. Power-ups. Avoid deadly traps with jet packs and turbo boost! Kick-ass arsenal. Destroy enemies in any direction with grenade launchers, rocket launchers, napalm and nova spheres! Just a few ways to lay waste! Secret rooms. Destroy floors, walls and ceilings in search of the ultimate power-up! Level editor. Revel in your own destruction!

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Youda008
Youda008

I wanted to create an issue on github, but the Issues tab is somehow not there.

1. The port crashes on startup quite often, sometimes i have to run it 3-4 times before it let's me play.

2. It isn't possible to turn down the music at all. When i reduce the volume_music value in the config, the sound volume reduces too. When i reduce it via game menu, it is the same. Also settings no_music=1 crashes the game on startup everytime. Which means i always have to listen to loud music and there is no way around it.

I can deal with the crashes if they happen only sometimes, but the music ruins it for me, can you please fix it? Looks like a banality.

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Guest
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I absolutely can confirm the music bug. A fix would be greatly appreciated.

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AntonioR Author
AntonioR

I am aware of the music problem, it is even mentioned in the ReadMe file on GitHub, I simply don't know how to fix it. If you don't want music, just delete the music folder.

As for the crashes on startup, I didn't have those issues. Since I can't recreate the problem it would be hard for me to figure out what could be wrong.

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Youda008
Youda008

I can open it up in x64dbg and try to extract as much details as possible about the context of the crash, but not now as i have a final exam before me. Sorry for replying late, the notification ended up in spam.

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My workaround was renaming the music files. The victory music is probably the less obstructive.

Go the music folder, make numerous copies of victory.hmi rename those copies to abuse01.hmi, up to, abuse17.hmi

The music becomes monotonous but it was the only way I could play without losing sound altogether.

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AntonioR Author
AntonioR

Did you try just deleting/renaming the music folder like I said ?

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Spaghetti_Dracula
Spaghetti_Dracula

I've fixed the music problem. Go here: Bitmidi.com and download one of the MIDI files. It shouldn't matter which one. I chose Star Wars. Now in a separate folder change the file extension from .midi to .hmi. Make 14 copies and rename them:
abuse00.hmi
abuse01.hmi
abuse02.hmi
abuse03.hmi
abuse04.hmi
abuse06.hmi
abuse08.hmi
abuse09.hmi
abuse11.hmi
abuse13.hmi
abuse15.hmi
abuse17.hmi
intro.hmi
victory.hmi

Now delete the original .hmi files in the "music" folder and replace them with the imposter files you just renamed. (make sure you only delete the .hmi files). Launch the game and it should run with all the sound effects but without any music. Originally I tried other file types like text but it shut off the sfx as well. Only MIDI works.

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AntonioR Author
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Did you try just deleting the music folder ? Nobody answers this question and no one says what OS they are using.

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Spaghetti_Dracula
Spaghetti_Dracula

Deleting the music folder cut out all the SFX along with the music. I’m using windows 10. But the solution I posted above worked like a charm.

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AntonioR Author
AntonioR

Thank you for answering. This must be a Windows 10 specific issue, probably they changed how it handles MIDI music or something. I only tested it on Windows XP and 7 when I was working on it and I still use 7 and I don't have Window 10. You might try running the game in Windows XP or 7 compatibility mode once you delete the music folder to test. I will have to look into this soon since 7 is at the end of life.

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catware
catware

I tried downloading the Star Wars.mid file that Spaghetti suggested and renaming it, and the game crashes on startup for me. I renamed the 'music' folder to 'music(old)' and the game plays ok with sound effects and no music. This is Windows 10.

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AntonioR Author
AntonioR

Thanks for the reply. Using midi files crashed the game for me and one other person on GOG, so it is not a solution. But renaming the music folder worked for you and me, but not for the others. What a mess :(

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