[D]-Jongg

By Society - Added On 2/21/2010



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Title: [D]-Jongg
Genre: Mahjongg-inspired puzzle
Graphics: 3D (DirectX9)
Version: v1.0 - Release
Dev. environment: PureBASIC v4.40
Distribution: FreeWare OpenSource.
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Rules: similar to ones in most of solitaire Mah-jonggs, yet with some adjustments for tridimensionality. The goal is to completely clean playing field by pairwise elimination of dices, exposed from at least one side by abscissa and applicate axises simultaneously.

Controls:
Esc - Quit game.
TAB - Minimize game to tray.
LMB - Select dice/Remove pair.
RMB - Cancel selection.
BackSpace - Undo last action.
Left/Right or A/D - Camera rotation.
MMB (when moving cursor) - Camera rotation.
Space - Darken unselectable dicez.

System requirements:
Pentium IV 2.0 GHz
Pixel shaders 2.0
DirectX 9.0c
Windows XP

F.A.Q.:
Q: Why there are no sound in game ?
A: It takes action in open space).

Q: Why there are no musical accompaniment ?
A: For the simple reason that something more worthy than some 8-bit beeping looped in one minute will take more space in archive than rest of the game. At this moment I find such things too wasteful.

Q: Why cube can't be rotated vertically ?
A: As you can see, this feature is already supported in source code, yet due to confusing effect on player it was temporarily disabled for indefinite period.

Q: I can't get the rules!!!11one
A: Unable to help you, sorry.

Q: What actually this game downloads after receiving from user agreement for updating DirectX ?
A: "Lite" version of official installer: http://latest.xors3d.com/dxredist.exe^W http://file1.softsea.com/Driver_Update/dxwebsetup.exe

Q: Why you not just distribute game with all necessary things ?
A: Thank MicroSoft - their EULA restrict me from adding required DLL directly in the archive.

Q: What means "WARNING: NO PS 2.0 SUPPORT FOUND" message ?
A: Apparently your video card just doesn't provide support for required version (2.0) of pixel shaders. Well, if it sure isn't so - contact me for the further investigation of this problem (EMail would be given further).

Q: How distribution type of this project corresponding with the propertiary license of Xors3D ?
A: It's just same situation as with a similar license for PB's compiler: although resulting product are free to end users, any developer who wish to utilize attached sources will have to solve all questions with rights for using corresponding software by themselves. Well, in the case that you really have something worthy to offer - just contact me. 

Q: How can I contact the author (you) ?
A: ChronoSyndrome[@]Mail[dot]RU

Special Thanks 2:
Xors3D's team - for blooming shader and engine.
Sleeping-Dragon - for original sprite of cursor.
SynergyDigital - for additional GUI font.
Pixture - for application's icon.
BauerBear - for main GUI font.

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Mike MacDead
Mike MacDead 1 year ago
Avast flags this as a virus or trojan. Is there something unusual included with the game file? Or is the file itself an unusual format? Everyone else seems to have played it without trouble.
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Society Game's Developer
Society 7 months ago
It is probably due to bundled DX loader, which was pretty useless anyways due to Xors3D' official site discontinuation. Sorry for late reply, btw.
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BitZero
BitZero 4 years ago
The game is solid and fun. My main problem was that it didn't really seem possible to lose by not having any more possible moves. A nice feature would also be sound and music, as that would especially make it more "immersive".
Sometimes I experienced lag, but that was only when I changed from another window and back. The game ran smoothly all other time and I never saw any glitches or bugs. I disliked the round end message design, but that's because it didn't fit with the game design/style. In addition, I have to agree with Zack that some in-game instructions would be helpful.
Another feature that would be pretty nice is where the player can choose the size of the cube. :P 99x99x99 cube would totally be fun. All in all, a solid 3/5.
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Society Game's Developer
Society 4 years ago
>>My main problem was that it didn't really seem possible to lose by not having any more possible moves
Well, mathematically it’s possible, yet chances to experience such situation just aren’t high enough.

>>A nice feature would also be sound and music, as that would especially make it more "immersive".
As I already stated (yes, in FAQ too) – such thing would be in sequel (which would be reasonably bigger), right now you could just enjoy your own tracks with WMP.

>>Sometimes I experienced lag, but that was only when I changed from another window and back.
Well, now press your forehead to monitor, so I would read information about your PC and details of problem. Actually, this [D]-Jongg get receives boost when it’s window aren’t active.

>>I disliked the round end message design, but that's because it didn't fit with the game design/style.
Would be fixed in sequel, right now I just have no time or ever reason to write my own GUI system for Xors.

>>In addition, I have to agree with Zack that some in-game instructions would be helpful.
Yeah, and it looks really funny considering that he never bothered to read out-game one. Actually: this game is easily understandable for 14-years old (already tested). If someone can’t get rules from FAQ or Hint system – there are no just way to help such person.

>>Another feature that would be pretty nice is where the player can choose the size of the cube. 99x99x99 cube would totally be fun.
...Only for some additional price.

>>All in all, a solid 3/5.
Actually, if it is just three - whole 90% of GameJolt's content just doomed to 1 and 2. Just think about it a little more.
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Zack
Zack 4 years ago
The game engine itself is very nice, however, I just couldn't get into the gameplay. The graphics were good, but could use some work. If the game had sound effects and music, I think I would have enjoyed it more.

Instructions inside of the game would have been good, even though you incuded a readme file.

Some more additions and features would make this game more enjoyable, but I don't like puzzly games like this, sorry.
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Society Game's Developer
Society 4 years ago
Um, well: I just don't think that adding some more instructions into game really would help people - there are already Hint Mode (press space), which makes things more than clear.
...And yes, music would be added in sequel.
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Zack
Zack 4 years ago
I didn't understand the game at first. In my opinion, ingame instructions would've helped.
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Society Game's Developer
Society 4 years ago
Thanks for good review, YellowAfterlife ! Concerning your remarks:
1) Right now it’s just impossible to check wheel rotation in Xors3D due to input glitch (MouseZSpeed always returning zero). Horizontal rotation, however, still could be done with wheel – just press it and move mouse.
2) Heh, one of my friends already requested cubes with Pokemons). Anyways: skinning feature is already planned for sequel, which would be called something like [*]-Jongg, cause current [D] part is going here from [D]ices.
3) Music is already planned for sequel, but thanks for hint anyways: I actually got my own composer, yet some fresh tracks would help too.

P.S. You’re quite good at skinning things, I would note that).
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YellowAfterlife
YellowAfterlife 4 years ago
Nice game actually.
You have a great 'core engine', but casual elements could use some improvements.
Gameplay) the game itself is very nice and is not hard to play (obviosly). When re-playing to write this, I ended up playing 8x8x8 cube. Everything that was visible, worked good. The only thing that I could complain, was camera rotation. Here, I expected possibility to rotate the view, using mouse wheel, and camera smoothing. (made a example, located http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?qg30mzqjmzj )
Graphics) graphics were simple and fitting, but not really in my taste. I suggset adding a optional setting to have the dices looks like made of dark glass, with glowing colored symbols instead of numbers (I think that picking 6 different symbols would not be hard). It would look like http://cdn.solidfiles.net/i/eRlv.png (a poor attempt to edit the game, without compiling the source).
Music) even several loops from newgrounds would do the trick. Try searching for tracks like "Rawrthaas - time of your life".
Overall) This game is good and would work for it's original purpose (I did read some comments in the src :), but to get attention on indie, it neeeds some tweaks and additions.
Well. I think that's all I planned to say & show.
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Developer: Society
Genre: Puzzle
Status: Complete

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