2005/04/26 13:55:48.701 GMT+1000

It was made on a PC not a playstation2, an O2 or a palm pilot. It would probably run on all those platform though.

I guess since my game was written in python its target platform is python. But python runs on the PC so what is the problem? At least bitch how there is no exe and knock a few marks of for that. Just do not 'no mark' because you are too lazy to bother.

Anyway my readme explains you need pygame and python. Please RTFM! Because that kind of comment I would expect from a dumb ass user not a programmer.

I'm not that pissed off (:

andii

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Comment by Dramaman on 2005/04/27 10:54:54.961 GMT+1000

About half the python/pygame games entered did not run on my system. I run python 2.3 and pygame 1.6 (not the pre 1.7). If it would not run on mine - I did post a comment.

The advantage of creating an exe is it bundles the version of python - pygame and anything else you reference and elimintates the possibility

Comment by Factory on 2005/04/27 20:47:59.133 GMT+1000

"I guess since my game was written in python its target platform is python. But python runs on the PC so what is the problem?"
You are assuming that:
1- the judge knows what they need to install python and pygame.
2- the judge has a responsibility to go to an effort to mark your entry.
Personally I think it's the entrant's job to do all this for the judge, it's certainly in the spirit of the compo to do a game in 48 hours, and a game is all about entertaining as many players as possible, making the install and running of the game easily done and not annoying. Think of it as the game before the game.


"At least bitch how there is no exe and knock a few marks of for that. Just do not 'no mark' because you are too lazy to bother."
Hmm if someone does not run the game they should not judge the game.
BTW does anyone know if judging a game and giving all 0's is the same as not judging at all?

Comment by Jolle on 2005/04/28 02:03:09.549 GMT+1000

"BTW does anyone know if judging a game and giving all 0's is the same as not judging at all?"

It should be the same as not judging at all. In the last compo, it was first considered a vote, but in the end results zero-votes were removed (and after that, also the lowest and highest vote) IIRC. This makes it possible to comment without voting, or, if anyone want to, only vote in one or two categories. Or even just mark a game's (rate)-link as green in the list.

Comment by andii on 2005/04/28 14:06:58.860 GMT+1000

Response to Factory:

1. I stated what they needed in the readme. Both pygame and python have self installing exe's.

2. I agree it is up to the designer to make this as easy as possible for the user. But considering how many missing dll's/fonts errors I've seen a little effort seems to be reasonable request.


The rules say: "Any platform is acceptable, but Windows is the recomended platform." Which is why I thought it was not that big deal not providing an exe.

Now I seem to be faced with the attitude that win32 exe is the only valid format. So why not just drop the illusion and declare this a win32 only comp, if people are not going to make any effot to rate non win32 exe games?