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Soviet Snowman Versus the Capitalist Pigs

by MarthMadness - Compo Entry

Edit: Security problem has been fixed. Download the .jar to play the game. Only been tested on windows 8.1. Please post any other problems you have to the comments and thank you for your patience.

Help the Soviet Snowman Fight off the Capitalist Pigs invading his area! Use the arrow keys to throw hammers in that direction. Click in side of the applet window to begin.

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Eponesh says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:27pm

Java Security block's your game:(

FloatingGhost says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:28pm

нет comrade, sovetskiy snowman does not run!

I get a score thingy, then a game over screen.

Java 7/Firefox 34/Win8 (64bit)

jellyislovely says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:32pm

Unfortunately I can't get past the security issue on OSX. I tried lowering my security level but it only goes down to high, there's no medium option on OSX :( I suggest trying the Ludum Dare IRC channel to see if anyone can help you package it into a jar file (I don't know anything about that, sorry).

Asado says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:40pm

I can't play it either - using Mac OSX

Vaclav says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:42pm

Sauce code :D I wish I could play this..

Legiion says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:43pm

Java seems to block the Game

MarthMadness says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:48pm

You can run it using a compiler right now. I am attempting to convert it to a jar and should, hopefully have it up by later today.

Madball says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:50pm

Oh, why is java so bossy...
After some attempts, I managed to launch the game and got the same problem as FloatingGhost.
Java 7/Firefox whatever/Win7 (32bit)

rabbit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:20pm

Didn't bother playing it because no exe.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:02pm

I run it and I just get the Game Over screen.

jojocanard says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:02pm

Error message at launch : a java exception has occured

Spacemyname says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:03pm

Had several issues with the game, mainly the one FloatingGhost had

Andrea says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:06pm

The .jar works for me, sadly, the game is a lot too hard to be enjoyable: I get killed in 2 to 3 seconds, never more :'(

panda says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:06pm

Sorry man, I couldn't run the game. I downloaded the jar file and when running it with java -jar I got this error: "Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Man : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0". I have Java 1.6.0_65, perhaps your code requires the latest and greatest version of Java?
(this is on OSX)

Gaspard_ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:20pm

Java Exception, sorry.
I have java 7, widows 7, maybe I need java 8? Would suprise me, after looking at the source.
I did extract the files(so that's not the problem).
I checked file capitalisation(because that's a common problem...).
My 2 cents:
I noticed you didn't put all the resources in the .jar
Instead of:
Snowman = File("asdf\\SovietSnowman.png"));

Snowman ="SovietSnowman.png"));
And put your image in the package of the same class.
That way you can ship a simple single runnable .jar file.

I also noticed the source folder you give is missing some images (like splash.png)

Hope any of this helps.

Rene Damm says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:22pm

Only displayed a window with a blank white screen :(

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:02pm

Pretty funny. Nice work.

Joris says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:35am

Couldn't run it because of a java error (I'm also on windows 8.1 and I have up to date java). I'm very sad :(

stray says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:43pm

I could play after a lot of process. But it worth.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:30pm

very rough, couldn't see the hammers right away which confused me in the beginning, other than that, it's a simple funny game. Nice effort.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Error message at launch : a java exception has occured

Vaclav says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 3:30pm

Cool :D

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