August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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Simulation

by TheGameMaker - Jam Entry

This is a game about adaptation. It takes a more abstract view to the whole "evolution" theme and puts you directly in control of the homeostasis of an organism. The "help" option explains the rest.

***READ***
The mac version works fine, but on windows, open the .jar file with command prompt by typing "java -jar "(no quotes) and dragging the file into the command prompt window and pressing enter. I haven't tested it on Linux, but it's a .jar file so I'm sure it would work..

The only thing that I didn't make is the music. But everything else is my doing.

Enjoy!

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Ratings

Coolness54%
#85Theme(Jam)3.07
#129Innovation(Jam)2.87
#162Mood(Jam)2.53
#179Audio(Jam)2.20
#224Fun(Jam)2.20
#233Overall(Jam)2.44
#256Graphics(Jam)2.00

Comments

mes says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:30am

both the help and play buttons freeze the game. i'm on win7.

Rabbits... says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:34am

when I try to push one of the buttons i get

Exception in thread "Game Thread" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unsupporte
d control type: Pan
at com.sun.media.sound.AbstractLine.getControl(Unknown Source)
at engine.util.Sound.setPan(Sound.java:28)
at engine.util.Sound.play(Sound.java:62)
at com.MainMenu.update(MainMenu.java:22)
at com.Screen.update(Screen.java:32)
at engine.graphics.Display.run(Display.java:54)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

TheGameMaker says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:37am

@mes There is a strange bug with it where you have to launch the game from command prompt on windows, or else it freezes. Very annoying, I know.

Shmarah says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:47am

I'm playing on a mac~! It's really interesting, and very entertaining. Good concept, but it's a little hard to keep track of everything, or know exactly what impact you're making on the enviroment. Really cool, but some progress meters or something'd be awesome.

Adhesion says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:06am

Got the same exception on Windows when running from the command line.

TastyOrange says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:07am

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. When I first run it I get an error:
"Error loading /select.wav:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid format"

When I press play or help I get:
"Exception in thread "Game Thread" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Master Gain not supported
at org.classpath.icedtea.pulseaudio.PulseAudioLine.getControl(PulseAudioLine.java:89)
at engine.util.Sound.setVolume(Sound.java:23)
at engine.util.Sound.play(Sound.java:61)
at com.MainMenu.update(MainMenu.java:22)
at com.Screen.update(Screen.java:32)
at engine.graphics.Display.run(Display.java:54)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:679)"

Pressing Exit works. I encounter errors running with and without terminal. I know I had audio problems with my game in Java on Linux; I think it's an OpenJDK thing but I can't say for sure.

Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:30am

Unable to play on Windows 7. Nice title screen though.

ScreamRawr says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:31am

Also could not run the game on Win7 even from command line

Desi Quintans says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:34am

Could not run this on Windows 64-bit. It would freeze when clicking on Play, though the background music kept going.

TastyOrange says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:36am

PS. That was running OpenJDK 1.6.0_24. I'm trying to get the Oracle Java running, with little success. I'll try again tomorrow.

LoneStranger says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:37am

I get the same errors regarding 'Pan' as the others. I'm on Windows 7, and I ran it from the command line with Java 1.7.0_05 64-bit. What Java version did you compile with?

Defr├Ąg says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:37am

Unplayable on ubuntu 12.04
Error loading /select.wav:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid format
Exception in thread "Game Thread" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Master Gain not supported
at org.classpath.icedtea.pulseaudio.PulseAudioLine.getControl(PulseAudioLine.java:89)
at engine.util.Sound.setVolume(Sound.java:23)
at engine.util.Sound.play(Sound.java:61)
at com.MainMenu.update(MainMenu.java:31)
at com.Screen.update(Screen.java:32)
at engine.graphics.Display.run(Display.java:54)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:679)

imef says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:38pm

Got the same exeption. I'm on Windows 7.

DalsGames says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 2:10pm

Runs fine on MAC :)

DevWouter says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:44pm

Had no idea what needed to be done or why also the color changing was annoying.

AMSmirnov says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 8:18pm

On Windows XP SP3:
Exception in thread "Game Thread" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unsupported control type: Pan
at com.sun.media.sound.AbstractLine.getControl(Unknown Source)
at engine.util.Sound.setPan(Sound.java:28)
at engine.util.Sound.play(Sound.java:62)
at com.MainMenu.update(MainMenu.java:22)
at com.Screen.update(Screen.java:32)
at engine.graphics.Display.run(Display.java:54)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

Aug 30, 2012 @ 4:27am

Linux version also not working over here ("Unsupported control type: Pan")

tigerj says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 4:37am

It keeps crashing in the menu for me. win7 64 bit.

DBRalir says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:15am

"Unsupported control type: Pan"
Java version 1.7.0_05, Windows 7 64-bit

Benjamin says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:32am

I had the same error even if I try with java -jar 'filename'

ratking says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:55am

Yeah, no Pan supported. :(

infernet89 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:10pm

All buttons throws an uncatched exception, unless Exit one. Liked the random coloured background on the menu, by the way.

someone says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:26pm

Getting the same error as everyone else.

dick_claus says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 2:55pm

Good game. It's not clear sometimes what the organism wants. But pretty solid game. It's good to see source interesting how the logic works.

TheGameMaker says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 8:29pm

Sorry win7 people. I guess it only works on some computers since I've tested it on a few of my own that are on windows and it seems to work fine (when launching from command prompt)... If you encounter an error make sure you have the most up-to-date java version, but that's all I can say.. I will be sure that my next entry is on the web.
Thanks for rating if it works!

infinitedog says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 8:35pm

It doesn't work on my Windows XP 32-bits. Getting freeze after pressing Play button.

harusame says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 9:12pm

Freeze when I click on Play or Help. Sorry :/

EnigmaBlade says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:23am

I hate to step on the OP's toes, but since they haven't released a fixed version I edited the bytecode to get rid of the problematic bits. Here's a working version (all systems): http://enigmablade.net/downloads/Simulation_working.jar

Fsmv says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:00am

Same pan error. Where did you get the music though? It was great.

Sep 3, 2012 @ 4:58am

Couldn't get it running, same error as the others.
Windows Vista, 32 Bit. Ran from the command prompt.
Sorry. :(

Spaceoff says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 9:54am

Yup. Windows 7 32bit, same error as everyone else regardless of Java version used and whether run from prompt or not.

ubear says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 11:51am

Cant run it on Ubuntu 12.04 with both OpenJDK and Oracle JDK :
Exception in thread "Game Thread" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unsupported control type: Pan
at com.sun.media.sound.AbstractLine.getControl(AbstractLine.java:164)
at engine.util.Sound.setPan(Sound.java:28)
at engine.util.Sound.play(Sound.java:62)
at com.MainMenu.update(MainMenu.java:31)
at com.Screen.update(Screen.java:32)
at engine.graphics.Display.run(Display.java:54)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:722)

kibertoad says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 10:20pm

Same Pan error on Windows XP with Java 7.

Could you upload a compatibility version with all sound references removed?..

demonpants says ...
Sep 11, 2012 @ 8:01pm

Wouldn't respond to any input on Mac OS X, so I was stuck on the main menu.

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