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Monsters vs Aliens fan game
Author: Disthron Submitted: 22nd September, 2009 Favourites:0
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 1066

Edited By Disthron on 2/8/2011

Hi every one.

I was a little disapointed in some of the Monsters vs Aliens games that came out. I mean they were fun and all but has everyone forgoten Sonic 3? I was really hanging out for a showdown between Susan Murphy and the giant robot but I was disapointed. So I made this.

It's just a 3 level platformer mini game. I hope you like it, please let me know what you think.

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Posted by erghhhhx 25th September, 2009
Rated :

Decent game.

-Installer, Why?
-Huge filesize.
+Solid engine.
Posted by Disthron 25th September, 2009

I guess I made an installer because I thought it seemed more professional to do so. The next game I'm working on is going to be a much bigger project and I wonted to get some practice in.

I'm not sure why the file size is so huge. Any ideas?
Posted by erghhhhx 25th September, 2009
Rated :

Installers for no reason = BAD.

The huge filesize iz probably cuz of the music/sound-effects. Try compressing/using other fileformats.
Posted by Disthron 26th September, 2009

Sorry I thought I'd responded already. Anyway, just out of curiosity, why is an install file bad?

Also, the sound thing makes a lot of sence. I used wave files. Maybe next time I'll try MP3s.
Posted by -J- 26th September, 2009

or even ogg's which are slightly smaller and don't need to be included externally
Posted by Disthron 26th September, 2009

ogg's wouldn't people have to download a codec for that? Or can you include something like that in the installer.

...Maybe I included the installer in the hopes it would include that CNC32.dll file. But I couldn't quite figure out how to include it manually, so I'm not sure if it did.
Posted by erghhhhx 27th September, 2009
Rated :

A installer is bad because;
*It takes time to install.
*It puts possible crap in registry/start-menu/etc... (Easy to remove, but still annoying).
Posted by Dustin Gunn 27th September, 2009

MMF2 would have the ogg codec.
Posted by AndyUK 27th September, 2009

Yeah people generally don't like installers at TDC. Thats not to say they're bad, and we shouldn't expect everyone to automatically know that so don't worry about it.
The only real reason people don't like them is the inconvenience of installing and uninstalling something that more often than not gets deleted after 10 minutes. They always leave behind shortcuts too which clutters up people's start menus.
Posted by Disthron 28th September, 2009

Ok, I'll have to think about that for next time. My next project will have videos, can they be built into the exe? I have not used them a lot previusly.

Thanks Dustin for letting me know about the ogg codec.





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