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Remember how last journal entry I said I could stop talking about The Ramon Osborn Show Game? Well, not quite.

TROSG was made as a quick experimental project to teach myself to make 3D games. The result ended up being the least well received of all the games I've made so far (including the not-even-really-a-game Card Game). This was due to a variety of factors, the main ones being 1) some computers can't run the game fast enough to perform necessary quick actions, 2) some browsers muck up the controls, and 3) a lot of people skip the instructions screen.

My intention was to make a 3D adventure game for the 11th Enthalversary this October 12, but now it seems maybe I should stick with 2D after all. Maybe. After all, it's likely a big part of the slowdown in TROSG was the physics, which I don't need to implement in the next game, and the control scheme and camera can be heavily simplified as well.

So, I made a quick test today. Try seeing how this runs (requires Flash 11.0 or higher). All you can do so far is walk around with the arrow keys and interact with one object by pressing space, but if this runs well then the full game theoretically should, and if it runs poorly then it's best to leave Stage3D behind for a while.

I need all the feedback I can get, especially from people for whom TROSG didn't run well. Your responses will determine whether the next adventure game I make will be 3D or regular (good) ol' 2D.

Thank you.

P.S. If you ever outright dislike something I make, e.g. if you feel the control scheme in a game is bad, if you think a story is structured or executed poorly, if you feel a joke in a cartoon is corny or in bad taste, anything, don't hesitate to tell me. I won't be offended. I'm always trying to improve myself and my output, and negative criticism is an important part of that.
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Vertexwindi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
This and TROSG always run pretty decent for me. Not sure where the complaints come from.
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Klocx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Hm... it isn't running, in my case. I'll check and see if the version of Flash I have at the moment is up to date.
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Emjaidi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The Ramon Osborn Show Game and the test you posted above both work well for me, and I'm running Chrome. My only complaint about TROSG is about the camera controls. It was a bit confusing to use the mouse and arrow keys simultaneously at first.
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Pirka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist
You should have heard the noise I made when I saw 3D-style-Nicholas. Or maybe not. You probably would have been creeped out.

The weird thing is that this works fine on my computer but TROSG was almost impossible. ._.
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plastiware Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Wow, this runs pretty well for me, actually. And this is from the guy whose computer is like 10 years old.

I still wish I could play TROSG. I fucking love 3D platform games, and I'm sure I'd like this one as well even if it is pretty simple.
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SergeantLuke Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
This one actually runs perfectly on my computer. Maybe another factor (sound maybe?) was tripping up TROSG for me.
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Arandumluzar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
This one doesn't work either. I tried both games on different browsers.
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NAveryW Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
What happens? Does the preloader show up? If so, what comes after? If not, what version of Flash do you have?
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Arandumluzar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Preloader shows up then a blue screen replaces it when it is full. I have the version of chrome the automatically updates flash.
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NAveryW Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Stiiiiill, what version do you have by number?
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Arandumluzar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
It won't tell me. The flash site just gives me crap on how it automatically updates. It doesn't give the number. It is really annoying.
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NAveryW Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
You can right click on almost any Flash game or video (but not TROSG or the untitled Enthalpy game; I semi-foolishly disabled right clicking) and the dialog that comes up will say what version of Flash you have.
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Arandumluzar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Well, super derp on my part. When I tried ROS:TG on IE the 1st time it just show a blank screen with a tiny photo picture in the upper left corner. I thought it didn't load properly, turns out this was IE's loading screen and I'm just an impatient bastard. Everything works peachy!
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Arandumluzar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Well, Flump. 11.3 is the highest chrome can go.
Will try on IE.
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EcchiKittenPanties Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
It works fine for me! (I had to put it in Firefox though, it didn't load in Chrome, although adblock might have had something to do with it. I wonder it that's the problem some of the others were encountering?)
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ACFan120 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Filmographer
Both this, and the TROSG run smooth for me, which is rather surprising since most flash games I try to play on Newgrounds seems to run slowly. One of my complaints with TROSG was that it initially loaded slow, but not to the point that it was really bad. Another complaint that I had was the Camera, though it's only because I had tried to click and drag it, but I couldn't unclick it, though I did find a way to work with it. One other bad thing about it was the difficulty, at least on the first level. See, I only played through the first level through about 3 or so game overs before I began typing this, just to see how it ran in comparison, which it ran pretty dang well as stated before. The difficulty was a little glaring, partly because I didn't read the instructions thoroughly at first, but when I learned you could run, I wouldn't find a way to jump over the river to get the third walrus near the end point.

The good points about TROSG are that it's creative, with the fact that it's a game based off of a fake show in an old animation of yours, (which I rather enjoyed the fact that you did that :D ). Not only that, but I found the 3d modeling to be quite good, with a style that resembled the N64 South Park games, which I liked. And the main thing about it was that it ran so smoothly for me. I have a poor running computer, one that slows down when I try to watch a video that isn't on Youtube, or run an emulator for more than 15 minutes, or even runs out of battery after just 15-30 minutes after being unplugged. So to be able to run a fully 3d game, (not only that, but one made by you), is quite the relief.

With this all said, I hope that you can make your game in 3d, though I will be more than happy to play it in 2d if you make it so.
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