i know you all think its safe to get cyberware now. sure - you can get it removed, but do you think you will still be all human?
you have to realize what goes into that headware memory. what do you think happens to those synapses that they reroute and access.
sure, you see the ads all over the GM about how safe cyberware is. don't forget that it took the pandemic of 2014 to make most people realize how dangerous it is to put things that require power sources into their bodies!!! we are only starting to realize the full effects; and I assure you that all of those immunity deficiencies we saw that just *sprung* up are the very beginning.
the corps are nasty - they know there is no disclosure! we know the transparency accords are BS. they were SPONSORED BY MARS HOW IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE??!?!?!
look, even if you remove your little cybernetic gear, i assure you that you are still the enemy. we still have an advantage over all of you little robots (ya - i said the "r" word - SLOT OFFFFF!!!!!) - we still have souls
Post by Volyren Nightsong on Aug 18, 2011 5:39:23 GMT -5
**********NOTE ABOUT THIS LONG POST*********** II know its long, but im on a plane, and cant use my email here, which this post should be. So i dont waste your time, the important parts i will mark with an indent of asterix (*****). So please, just focus on those if you dont want to wade through this godawful messy mass of text. I do have a question as well as some help to offer. so the important parts are between the lines of asterix. Feel free to skip the rest **************END OF NOTE****************
Great game, i just checked it out, and will probably get the elite when my new paypal card FINALLY get here. You would think that they could at least send the number info in an email when they give you a new card. Instead you have to watch your money sit unutilized while you rack up late fees.
***** QUESTION****Anywho, i was wondering if it would be possible to implement a simple keyboard navigation control. Simply put, its hard on some phones to get your presses where you want. Especially with those of us with digits that may conjure thoughts of elephantitus. (Basically, i have big fingers with flat tips, making my driod 2 a nightmare to navigate at times.) I dont want you to add a full keyboard configuration, im sure your time is better spent on other features. I just would like a directional arrow or WASD for movement of the character on the screen. Not too many phones have keyboards, but i went with this one for that specific reason. Also, joystick/wii/zee-motes could use those key binds for movement, even if they dont have a keyboard. That way more people would be able to use it. ******* i am not sure if it would be as simple to implement as i imagine it would be in my head. *****HELP OFFER***** i would also like to offer any assistance (unpaid) with your text in game. (Character dialogue, item/weapon descriptions, etc.) Basically the filler text that i know from experience can become a real pain when you are trying to work on the" meat" of the game. if you have people to help, great, but just offering. I can simply send text files so that you dont have to share game files/code. I would offer to do more, but i know i have a hard enough time turning over game story elements to people i know and trust in real life, yet alone a random long winded forum poster. ******* i'm a published author, and recently finished the book i was working on, so i do have some free time while my editor goes over it. Even if i need to add a chapter or two, or maybe even rewrite a chapter to fix a timeline/world fiction, or other plothole (thats so embarassing when that happens) it should be a good month and a half before i have anything else to be bothered with. I just finished my 4th book, which was the conclusion of the main narrative. I'm not sure if im going to continue working with that world, or begin developing another universe, so that i have something else tosave me from getting bored working on the same fictional universe all the time. The good ol' creative juices tend to get stale and spoil if they arent stirred every once and a while. at any rate, my apologies for the long post, and also for the horrid spelling/punctuation. Those afforementioned large flat fingers (and even worse thumbs. I can hail a taxi from 2.4 miles away) make typing on these tiny keys like trying to give a vasectomy to a flea with a chainsaw. to sum it up. 1. Request: character movment keymapped to directional arrows/WASD if possible. 2. Offer: to help with item descriptions/ minor NPC dialogue, and other" filler" text. 3. Note: i offer my services freely, and want NO compensation, or credit other than maybe a shout in the credits using my screen name only. I made the mistake of using my real name on my own forums, with just a few real life friends who were working on developing a game. I guess search engines read posts whether you want them to or not, becuase over the next few daysthe board became so crowded and overrun with" fans" we had to close the site. Im not that famous, or rich. But i do have about 400-500 fans, iin an unnoficial fan club, a few of which seriously freakin scare me. I'm almost glad i havent placed in a top 100 list. I would like the extra sales, but the crazies would multiply. Anyway, enough rambling, if i was at home, i'd have sent an email. But i ask you to overlook my text blob, as im working on the tiny droid 2's keyboard with my sausage thumbs, and keep it hidden in my lap so the stewardessesdoesnt catch me and make me turn off my phone. Grrrr. Anyway, if i can help, just email me or something, and sorry again for dumping the large post on your forums. keep up the good work, there's a lot of promise there. As a fan of shadowrun, the "mars" ccompany cracks me up. Maybe instead of a monosword, they could produce a bi-sword, or some other pun referencing the numeral 2(preferably not as lame as my example) and on that note ive been caught. Sorry for the ramble. good luck, and good work (Now i must figure out a way to remain sane for the rest of this 4 hour flight without my phone. The in flight movie is soul plane. I kid you not. I look forward to maybe helping you out, but given the movie, the very rubanesque gentleman next to me with the hellish BO, and no phone, i may just have to wrestle the gun from the air marshall, and put myself out of my misery.) later
Post by captain nemo on Aug 18, 2011 10:57:57 GMT -5
Volyren Nightsong Welcome to the forums and to the wonderful world of CK and the NBZ (New Boston Zone). This is a truly amazing game and even more so with Elite. Cory has some fantastic plans for future updates so stay tuned =) Hope you survived your long plan flight.
Volyren Nightsong - supporting additional hardware controls is always for the good of all, but requires us often to purchase new phones. We have a stack at Cory's house. We are working on getting more!
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Post by Volyren Nightsong on Aug 26, 2011 13:25:36 GMT -5
well, on the droid 2 the arrow keys are the only thing that does anything that i have figured out so far, and its kind of a weird thing that they do (but kinda useful too) when i press a direction, say, Right, the character moves in that direction (often times AROUND buildings) and continues right until the next area map is reached. I am assuming that this was intentional, on some level, due to the (limited?) pathfinding routine the character seems to follow.The character can still get hung up from time to time, but as long as I dont hit a huge building smack in the middle, the character continues to move up or down to get around the building, and then continues right, repeating this until the next screen is reached. I am not one to complain, but I would ask, that IF you do fix the arrows keys for the droid 2, could you leave the above mentioned commands in the game? Maybe if i press Alt+Arrow Key, it would activate it. It really can be convenient sometimes.
one more note, and this one is IMPORTANT. i would send this to you in a PM, but I am having some issues with my computer right now (i hope it wasnt damaged by the airport jerks) and i cannot open the PM window or my computer locks up. Here's the INFO: I found a nice little program, called YouWave, which basically acts like an emulator for the android platform and runs under windows. I have seen and tried other emulators, but they all suffer from some serious flaws. Either they are clunky and crash a lot, or they run very slowly, and sometimes won't load a program (like a 50/50 chance.). However this program seems different. It's a 4 day free trial, and 14.99$ USD to purchase. you can find the website here. www.youwave.com Admittedly, I have not had that long to check it out, but it is running smoothly, and seems to have no trouble running any game or program, so long as it is an .apk file. I wanted to be able to load Cyber Knights onto my hard drive to see how it ran, but there were two bags that i lost at the airport. (i HAD them ziptied together.) They found and sent them back to me, but apparently they shipped them separately because I have only recieved my computer case, and not my accessories pack, which has my USB phone to PC cable AND my charger!!! Why they split them up is beyond me, since they have to pay MORE for shipping, but at least i should get my other bag by tomorow at the latest. now, before you think i have began to ramble again, this leads me to my next, and possibly most important piece of information. Since I was unable to load my Cyber Knights game onto the PC, (or even use my phone, since its DEAD and those Buttheads have my charger!) I decided to look online, to see if I could download the free version to the PC so I could test out how it worked on the YouWave software. That's when I came across a link to the game. I downloaded it, not really thinking about it (the first link was dead, but the mirror worked). the funny thing is that when i clicked on the link, it took me to one of those free file downloading sites (i wont post the name here, so that i wont be contributing to possibly ripping you guys off). I didnt think too much of it, until I loaded the game. It DOES work in YouWave, and works beautifully, I might add! The real problem began when I created my new character. I could'nt be sure but it seemed like the creation menu was different from what I remember. However, once the game started, I knew immediately that this was an older version of your game. Intimidate was not on the skills list, and in its place, was Ettiquette.. Also the heat guage looked very different, as did the menu in general. But the real smoking gun, that let me know that this was not the correct version, and possibly not something you wanted out there, was the battle system. there was no menu for battle. NONE. to move, you clicked your character, then moved him, then clicked on him again. attacking was done by clicking on an enemy, then clicking him again. Also, I noticed that you could not skip a turn. You had to move at least one space, or it would keep going, phase after phase (I went to Phase 9) with only your character taking an action, until i finally moved, and then it proceeded to Round 2, Phase 1. I doubt i will play this version, since I already have the Elite version, but I would like to know what your thoughts are about this YouWave software. I hope that it would allow you to reach out to more customers. Not everyone has an android phone (some even have a....**Shudder** I-PHONE!), but just about everyone i know, from the blackest part of the ghetto, to the whitest part of the trailer park, has a computer. I posted a topic in the forums about YouWave, but I wanted to see what your thoughts were about it before I started telling people about your game. I just dont want there to be a pirating situation, which is why i was concerned about the version of Cyber Knights that i found. I apologize for posting this here, and by all means, if you feel you need to delete it, please do so. I would have PM'ed you if i could, but I really wanted to make sure you knew about this. You can email me if you want to discuss it (I have the links and files, which i WILL NOT post here.) It could be just an alpha build you had from some time ago, and maybe you dont care about it, but I wanted to make sure. I know I wouldnt want someone taking my hard work, and I'm sure you feel the same way.
Well, that is about it for the good/bad news. I've started working on the item descriptions as well, so if you have any information or requests about the descriptions, let me know. (i'm not sure if you can nab my email from my profile, and since i cant get into the PM's right now, let me put it here, but i am going to space it out to avoid getting leeched by search engines.) You can contanct me here VOLYREN @*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@* G M A I L DOTDOTDOTDOTDOTDOTDOTDOTDOTDOT
Thanks again for making such a great game! if there is anything I can do to help, never be afraid to ask.
Post by Volyren Nightsong on Aug 26, 2011 17:39:35 GMT -5
The sad thing is, that the site did not look like a pirate site. It seemed very legitimate. And it appeared, sadly, higher in the search results than your site. There was no virus though. at any rate, I will email the search engine support staff, and when i manage to get my computer working right, I will PM you the info so that you can do the same. at the very least, sites like that should not be listed in the engines top list.
It doesn't take a virus to execute something malicious on your phone. A lot of times a few lines of code can do things that you wouldn't want done. There are quite a few people who could write something that did something annoying or nasty, and it wouldn't necessarily be detected by a software scan if it's a not-widely-distributed piece of offending code.
be careful - i think cory found at least a handful of pirated ST copies in the wild, and all but one (or maybe all? i can't remember) had malicious code. You should notice that the legit copies of trese brothers apps don't require any permissions. You will find that the pirate copies - if they are, in fact, elite versions - will more often than not require permissions. It's hard for something malicious to do anything without those permissions - unless a software root exploit is available for the OS you are using..
having said that, i should also note that cory was quick to bring these apps to the forum's attention. there are many developers who would sit and chuckle in silence about all of the people getting screwed by ripping the developer off. i know this for a fact. in fact, i gained a huge level of respect for cory on the day that he brought the hacked ST apks to everyone's attention.
Im back guyz xD returned to droid s.o.(nokia symbian sucks, xD) and what i see?? SoS project failed but CK on the market!! Cory(and the other developers) i love u xD this game well promises! i anxiously wait for the next release ^^ obviously i voted 5stars,ck is beta but its already well done^^ compliments!! (i hate my eng,forgive me...)
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Post by Volyren Nightsong on Aug 27, 2011 12:23:08 GMT -5
well i guess i can thank the idiot airline staff for splitting my luggage up if they have saved me from a virus. no, wait, they are still jerks! its BECAUSE of them that i couldnt just hook my phone to my pc and get my REAL version of CK. oh well, at least perhaps one more pirate file gets taken down because of it. ( i hope) sorry to hear about your upload problems, it appears that is a recurring theme with android marketplace, as i occasionally peruse the new indie games to see whats out there. i would say that 1 in every 5 games or apps has the same upload problem (where the developer is posting about it to his customers) or the inverse is true, and the customer sees an update, only it never downloads, or repeats and doesnt install, or just about any variation on that you can imagine. perhaps the two problems are related to the same buggy bit of code? (i am not even on an amatuer level with networking, so, i really have no clue if this could even be possible) one final note, i recieved a note from someone suggesting i check out your post, Fallen, about the NPC backstories. Since i havent been able to even play cyber knights since i was on the damned plane, i decided to take a whack at it. however, i am pretty sure i failed. it went about as well as all of my posts do. it started out as a bio, then evolved into a backstory. from there, it became a short story. i know where the start point and the end point i plotted out are, but the bits in the middle took on a life of their own, and currently i am on page 12, and am only about 65% done with the narrative. (and this is a rough draft version, so it could get bigger if i dont just stop it now.) by the time i get done with this, its going to look like a chapter or two from one of my books. as much as i am happy to help, this is precisely the reason i only offered my services for item descriptions/npc chatter, etc. i am so used to sitting at the computer, and turning off every brain function except for creativity, the bits that pertain to language, and the motor controls for my fingers. basically, i let my brain off its leash and it just goes where it wants. the only thing i have to do is make sure my fingers keep up. i am not sure if you will be able to use it, but i will post it in your topic in just a moment. i need to make a note or two and then issue a warning to younger readers. its not graphic or full of foul language, but does deal with adult situations. even though cyberpunk is gritty and dark, with depravity around every corner, my goal was to keep it at a PG-13 level. anyway, im gonna stop babbling about this is the update section. look for the post in a few minutes. later guys