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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:50 pm
Demo is quite entertaining, 2nd by one point in my first go! Seems a bit buggy though. The alerts saying who wins sometimes don't seem right, and after installing and playing last night (with the game auto run from the installer) today I get a "No Textures Found" error and the game crashes each timne I start it.
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:06 pm
Thanks for spotting that!
I'd missed out the "start in folder" part for the icon shortcut that appeared on your desktop so it looked in the wrong place for the background textures etc... It worked the first time immediately after you install the program and that's as far as I'd tested. Ooops!
Should be fixed now if you re-download the installer file (or just enter the folder name of where the Niggle.exe file is in the icon's shortcut)
Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:07 pm
Greatgraddage wrote:The alerts saying who wins sometimes don't seem right
Are you sure that a trump isn't being played? I've played hundreds of games in testing and I've not spotted it making a mistake.
Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:33 am
1) When you exit the demo copy, a screen invites to purchase the full version for 12 GBP whereas the page on the website quotes 20 GBP !
2) Whether 12 or 20, the price seems to me a little steep.
3) Apart from the changing number of cards each hand, I used to play this game as "wist" which is a sort of very simplified bridge. Never heard of "niggle" before.
4) Re. the pricing, of course buying the whole suite becomes even more 'compelling' now. On the other hand, I can't imagine you'll find many customers ever buying niggle on its own, be at at 12 or 20 GBP.
5) This means that your best prospects - those who are already your clients for other games and know your company and your products - will NEVER be able to get a full copy of Niggle. As I doubt that anyone would recommend this new game solely on the basis of the demo copy, you end up precluding your best contacts (existing clients) from promoting the game.
6) The game looks interesting but the interface is not great, even somewhat sluggish and unpleasant. When I compare it to your other games, which present very well, it 'disappoints'.
Good luck anyway and regards,
Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:59 am
Sean O'Connor wrote:Are you sure that a trump isn't being played? I've played hundreds of games in testing and I've not spotted it making a mistake.
I'll keep an eye out for it again. I'm working 5am shifts at the moment so I'm pretty tired and could have been mistaken!
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:46 am
I wish I could report bugs:D Why is my comp at repairs? Aaargh!