Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

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Herc
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Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

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Yean-Luc released a new Blockout Version !

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Version history
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  2.5:
    -64bits support
    -OpenGL is now used both on Linux and Windows
    -Little graphics improvements
    -Pratice mode improvements
    -Improved the demo mode (Bot player plays better)
You can test and download it here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/blockou ... Out%202.5/

remember that this is a beta - release - so any feedback , bug-reports etc. are welcome !
jlp_38
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Post by jlp_38 »

Hello :)

I installed the 2.5 32bit on a Vista system yesterday and blockout refuses to save the setup. I unfortunately cannot reproduce this issue on my development machine.
Does anyone experienced this problem ?

Thanks for feedback.
HAve fun with blockout :)
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

Post by jlp_38 »

Hi again,

I uploaded 2 new setup programs on sourceforge where the error management has been improved.
Thanks to test them and report any issue :)
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

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Dear Beta-Tester's ,

there might be some problems regarding saving of configuration and replay files under windows7 and up.
the solution for now is to execute blockout 2.5beta with admin rights - to do so, press right mouse button on the blockout icon in the startmenue and select "execute as admin"
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

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Hi,

New setup programs has been uploaded on sourceforge.
I changed the way local data are saved.
From now, local blockout data (setup,high scores and replays) are saved in C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Blockout.

From the Readme.txt:

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How to retrieve your high score and config when moving from release 2.4 to 2.5?
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Uninstal Blockout.
Install 2.5 or newer release.
Launch the game (It should create the Blockout directory in C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local)
Go to the old blockout instalation directory (which can be the same than the 2.5 release).
Select "replay","hscore.dat","replay.idx","setup.dat".
Move them to C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Blockout.
Note that the Users and AppData directories may be hidden.
jlp_38
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

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Hi,

2 new setups have been uploaded on sourceforge.
Fixed "replay" directory creation issue.
Added a start blockout in the setup program.
scblockout
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

Post by scblockout »

Hello, seems that numpad cursor keys have stopped working (they worked in 2.4).
jlp_38
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

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Hello,

Thanks for the report.
Unfortunately I cannot reproduce this issue, the numpad cursor keys works on my Windows 7...
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

Post by -\|/- Harry -\|/- »

I've just installed Blockout Version 2.5 - It's working perfect.
As I'm using a widescreen-monitor, the image is stretched, when switching to full-screen view.

Is there an option to change to a "non-Default" resolution
1680x1050
1920x1080

Thanks for thinking about this options or adding addiotnal wide-screen resolutions.
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

Post by jlp_38 »

Hello Harry,

You're right, the game can only handle 4/3 screen resolution.
I'll add the management of arbitrary screen resolution in the next release if SDL allows me to do that ;).
I let you informed...

Jean-Luc
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Post by excessionoz »

Installed on Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

Working perfectly. No longer need the Vista_Start patch I had to use for Version 2.4, and it starts instantly now.

Great work, Jean-Luc, thanks for continuing with this project. There are many of us who appreciate your effort.
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

Post by -\|/- Harry -\|/- »

Hello there,

just wanted to ask, whether development is still done and if there will be a version with support for widescreen-resolution in future.
I'm still playing Blockout on a rarely base.

Thanks for your reply.
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Re: Blockout 2.5 beta is here !

Post by MagI »

Hi.

I have now a link to the code on Gitpod and you can also run BlockOut to test the code there.
https://gitpod.io/#https://gitlab.com/a ... C/BlockOut

So just play play around with the code to get what you want. :)

Try my online version with global scoreboard. :)
https://blockout.nu


Regards
BlockOut fan
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