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 Post subject: Mechanical Star Astra
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:25 am 


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So, uh, have I missed something?

It would appear that someone (specifically this guy) is developing a rather promising new shmup, released a demo a week or three back, which can be downloaded here, and even thanks a handful of the forum's members in the demo's credits.

Er, did someone already create a topic for this someplace and I somehow missed it? I figured I'd have seen a bit more talk about this one...eh, whatever, if by some slim chance I'm not the last person on the planet to catch wind of this thing, download the demo, try it, leave the devs some feedback, hopefully the project can keep on truckin'.
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 Post subject: Re: Mechanical Star Astra
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:56 am 


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I tried it. I even quote tweeted it on Twitter. omg.

Has a lot of promise. I ran into some major stuttering issues, though. My PC is more than up to the task of running this game, so hopefully technical issues like that will be ironed out.


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 Post subject: Re: Mechanical Star Astra
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:41 am 



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It was showcased in Shmup Slam 3 Day 1 here: https://youtu.be/8fisQKlq298?t=4384
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 Post subject: Re: Mechanical Star Astra
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:30 am 


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Okay, at least it seems folks are talking about it a bit via means that people actually use, as opposed to me scratching away at the walls of a cave here. :P Hopefully the devs stop in at some point to keep Luddites like myself up to date.
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 Post subject: Re: Mechanical Star Astra
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:44 am 


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Udderdude wrote:
I tried it. I even quote tweeted it on Twitter. omg.

Has a lot of promise. I ran into some major stuttering issues, though. My PC is more than up to the task of running this game, so hopefully technical issues like that will be ironed out.


Same here. Real shame as it looks great. I really want to play it but i maxed out at about 4fps :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Mechanical Star Astra
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:49 pm 


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For the users who have issues with the speed/framerate, try to edit the "options.ini" file in the folder where the game is located and set "AlternateSyncMethod" to 1.
There's a Game Maker-related bug that made it (and other shmups using a similar version of the engine) slow down on machines that could usually handle it without problems and this setting tweak solved the problem.
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 Post subject: Re: Mechanical Star Astra
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:15 am 


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I re-downloaded the demo last night and it worked this time without any tweaking.

Great game, looking forward to the full release.


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 Post subject: Re: Mechanical Star Astra
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:13 am 


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Best wishes to Boghog and his team~

Definitely looks promising and cool, been lightly observing development from the gamedev discord channel.
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 Post subject: Re: Mechanical Star Astra
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:20 pm 



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Dowloaded

No fps problem here. I reallly enjoyed, i will waiting the full release.


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