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 Post subject: Spring Thing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:41 pm 
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The Spring Thing 2013 games are now available for download. There are
three games this year:

Encyclopedia of Elementals (Quest)
A Roiling Original (Glulx)
Witch's Girl (HTML / Twine)

You can find out everything you need to know at:
http://www.springthing.net/2013/

You'll find the links to download the games on that page.

Anyone who plays the games and is willing to follow the voting rules
on the site may serve as a judge for the competition by voting on the
games.

The deadline for voting is 11:59 PM EDT, Sunday, April 28, 2013. Winners
will be announced soon afterwards.

The details on how to submit your vote are at:
http://www.springthing.net/2013/index.htm#vote

Feel free to contact me if there are any problems.

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To all the players, have fun! To all the entrants, good luck!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Hooray!

(The links to the IF Archive apparently aren't active yet, but the springthing versions are good.)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:22 am 
One of each system is pretty darn good.

Also, hey! A comp where there AREN'T more Inform games than the rest!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:52 am 
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For "Witch's Girl", is there any way of saving your progress or does it need to be completed in a single go? When I bookmarked the page, it was blank when I went back to it.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:24 am 
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Is there a way to play the Quest entry on a non-Windows computer? (Don't say WINE.)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:49 am 
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[quote="David Whyld"]For "Witch's Girl", is there any way of saving your progress or does it need to be completed in a single go? When I bookmarked the page, it was blank when I went back to it.[/quote]
Having a little experience of Twine, I believe there is a feature that should allow variables to be stored in a cookie but it doesn't actually work in the latest stable version of Twine (the software used to make Witch's Girl). So as the game's preamble warns, you need to leave the browser open or you'll lose your progress. Hopefully when they fix the issue in Twine it'll fix the game too, or maybe the author will need to re-release it.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:31 am 
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[quote="matt w"]Is there a way to play the Quest entry on a non-Windows computer? (Don't say WINE.)[/quote]

If it can be uploaded to textadventures.co.uk then it can be played in a web browser.

I think there was some issue with this being against the rules last year though, for some reason.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:22 am 
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[quote="MTW"]Hopefully when they fix the issue in Twine it'll fix the game too, or maybe the author will need to re-release it.[/quote]

The author would need to re-build/re-release it. All the magic is in about 30K of Javascript at the top of the HTML file.

Unfortunately, Twine development is basically stopped, at least the official branch (from what I'm seeing in the Google groups). There are a couple of people working on forks of the code right now - one of them does have an alpha which fixes fixes this issue.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:30 am 
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Anyone made it all the way through Encyclopedia of Elementals? I seem to have hit a nasty bug pretty far into it.
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I'm at the fort, and the gate to my homeland is now open and guarded. It's impossible to kill the guards, though,
because combat always seems to break at this exact point. The game prompts for attacks and defense, but doesn't actually register any results. Neither side hits the other, and the game just cycles ad infinitum. And there's no way to withdraw from combat, as far as I can tell. Anyone else encounter this, or somehow made it past?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:06 am 
Hmmm, knowing Quest... have you tried the USE verb, like using a weapon? USEing it WITH a guard? I haven't played it, but have you tried using the P&C commands? Sometimes, in some spots, in some games, they are easier to use than typing.


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