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Hi again! The last update was some time ago now, too long in fact! This is not a post to announce a new update, but to give some insight into what is going on.
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In this post I will talk about:
- Adventure mode!
- Item Comparison
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Since v116 and v117 we have gotten report about the game crashing for some people!
The most common ones seem to be:
- It crashes right away on startup: This is likely because of opengl being using and your system not working well with it for some reason. This can be solved for now by Right-Clicking the Cobalt shortcut, click properties, and in the “target” field that should contain something like “C:\Program Files\Oxeye Games\Cobalt\Cobalt.exe”, add -directx to the end, so that it now looks like “C:\Program Files\Oxeye Games\Cobalt\Cobalt.exe -directx”.
- Crashing at some random point during a challenge: In v117 we fixed a couple of these issues, and some who had problems with this no longer does. But it seems that for some all problems were not solved. We do not know why it is happening, and we would like to ask the people that are having these problems to clarify their crash report with some more information!
The reason why many of these crashes slip through is because they simply don’t happen on any of our systems. This is the reason why it is extra important that we understand exactly when and why it crashes for you.
To help us help you, these are the things that would really help us when trying to figure out what is wrong:
I want to thank everyone who showed interest in Cobalt during Minecon 2012! It was a fantastic weekend for us and I really enjoyed helping people around the Cobalt areas. We held our first official 1v1 DM tournament, in which community member Acontin won first place followed by Ivar from Sweden.
The version used at Minecon was v116 ALPHA, and is not yet available for download. Among other things, it featured a new game mode called Challenge. In Challenge, you focus on doing things as fast as possible, like getting from point A to B. Today we created more maps for the mode. Here is a sneak preview:
We have also added local high score lists with epic voice acting feedback by Kinten to all relevant game modes:
Huge thanks to all the volunteers during Minecon that made it all possible!
Thats it for today!
Hi! In this post I will be musing on the following topics:
- The last couple updates
- A new reload related feature
- Outdoor climate colors
- A community lead map making contest
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Hi everyone! It is time for another Cobalt update! Start the launcher and update or head over to PlayCobalt.com to download the latest!
This version has lots of bugs fixes, alterations and new content in it. We have been working on this for quite some time, and while it contains a lot, it also contains a great deal of behind the scenes work in preparation for the previously called campaign – adventure mode. We don’t have anything fun to show from the campaign stuff in this version, but much of the work we are doing should shine through in the new maps, the new polish and the new features.
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As some of you may know, many in Mojang and the whole lot of them Oxeye went to GDC/IGF this year. For me (thewreck) it was mostly to visit enchanting San Francisco and meet (hug) other developers, while for others – like notch who had speaking obligations – things were a bit less casual. Even while engorging myself in all the casual fun I managed to fit a bunch of work on Cobalt, alas I managed to catch the flu and was knocked out for the better part of the weekend following gdc.
Delays and all that has got to be one of the most depressing parts about game development. I’m really looking forward to getting the alpha out so people can start digging their teeth into the game!
However, the fact of the matter is that the alpha is not possible to deploy yet =(.
We are working to release the alpha as soon as possible, and to avoid unnecessary speculation, I will not guess about any ETA.
Check out Jeb_’s tweet about it too!
Again, if you want to discuss the game, I’m idling in #cobalt on IRC, esper.net