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Offline Gauphastus

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Infiniminer
« on: May 07, 2009, 07:37:32 pm »
Game and info located here. Might have to install some runtimes as well.
http://www.zachtronicsindustries.com/pivot/entry.php?id=82

Infiniminer is a neat little thing. It may look a bit rough, but it's certainly a fun way to kill time.
Imagine a cross between Dwarf Fortress and Spelunky I guess, if that means anything to you.
If it's not totally clear, it's in the first person perspective.


So you have two teams, red and blue. You've got four classes: miner, prospector, engineer, and sapper. Each class has some different functions revolving around building, mining, and specialties like gold detection or setting TNT.


Depending on the server setting, each team has a goal to reach a certain amount of money, that you get from digging up the fairly rare gold chunks, or the super rare diamonds.
But really, you can totally blow that off and just dig up ore, build forts, ladders, bouncing springs, teleporters, zap traps, and stuff. Just a bunch of building blocks.

It was a heck of a lot of fun with just Celdur, Krakow Sam, and myself all on team blue building this big fort around our base platform.

There are no public servers; this is direct IP connection only, but that shouldn't be a problem. The game comes packed with your own server program. If you have a good connection, feel free to host and play in your own game.
I can host as well, if you need. Ace connection.  8)


I hope we can play some rounds, or just screw around on the map and play with magma.


EDIT:
Server is down due to lack of public interest. Thanks for playing, guys.

SERVER INFO
Hamachi
Network Name: GamingSteve
Network Pass: Steve

Here's an extra one for overflow, hosted by Celdur.
Network Name: InfiniminerGS
Network Pass: Steve


Whoever hosts this game in the network, use his IP in the game's menu.
Currently, Gauphastus (me) is hosting the game.
If anyone else in the Hamachi wants to host, changed your name so it has (hosting) next to it. People can just grab your IP from there.

CHANGE YOUR NAME so you aren't called "Player" like everyone else.
You do this by navigating to C:\Program Files\Zachtronics Industries\Infiniminer
Locate the file client.config
Change the HANDLE tag to whatever you want your name to be. Save. If Infiniminer was currently open during this change, you'll need to restart it now.
Thank you. It's a lot easier to communicate this way.

And..
PRESS F1 FOR CONTROLS
« Last Edit: May 30, 2009, 11:39:00 am by Gauphastus »


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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 07:38:51 pm »
I would describe that gameplay more as a combo of doom and tf2.
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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 07:41:19 pm »
No Grangan, that would be a description of the graphics. The gameplay isn't like either of those because there is no shooting.

But yes, it was pretty fun, though I'd like to try it with enough people to play a proper competitive game :D
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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 07:44:05 pm »
Blue team versus red team with various classes that do cool things?  I would describe that as tf2.
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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 07:45:08 pm »
red and blue team is the most basic team mix up of any game

and yes this game is awesome

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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 07:50:55 pm »
Ok I downloaded how do I get a game going with you all?

EDIT: The game crashes every time I try and open it.

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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009, 07:58:58 pm »
Yeah same here i even DLed all the run times too :\
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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2009, 08:02:00 pm »
There are runtimes on that page you might need. I had crashing troubles myself.

XNA 3.0 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6521d889-5414-49b8-ab32-e3fff05a4c50&displaylang=en
NET 2.0 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en

All I needed was the XNA one for it to work, but I probably had the Net 2.0 on here for something else.
Restart your computer if this doesn't work. That might help.
It's a bit tricky dicky.


In order to get with other people, someone will need to host and post their IP.
I could host if you wanted. Let's just make sure you can work first.
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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009, 08:03:17 pm »
you need hamachi too

we should make a gamingsteve hamachi

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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 08:23:07 pm »
OK so how do I find a server to join?

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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2009, 08:24:25 pm »
I've created a GamingSteve hamachi network.
Name is GamingSteve
Pass is Steve

I shall host a game.

When you connect to Hamachi, just type in my IP ('cause I'm hosting) into the game.
It'll download the game map, and then you'll be in.


EDIT: Currently, Cobra managed to find his way in.  :)
« Last Edit: May 07, 2009, 08:44:00 pm by Gauphastus »
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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 08:52:32 pm »
I can't get in. I need Tech Support.
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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2009, 09:08:48 pm »
Oh, just so you can change your name, in the start menu folder for the game, there will be something called "Edit Client Configuration".
In there you can change your "handle" to whatever you like.
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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2009, 09:37:16 pm »
I've created a GamingSteve hamachi network.
Name is GamingSteve
Pass is Steve

I shall host a game.

When you connect to Hamachi, just type in my IP ('cause I'm hosting) into the game.
It'll download the game map, and then you'll be in.


EDIT: Currently, Cobra managed to find his way in.  :)
I can't get in.
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Re: Infiniminer
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2009, 09:56:40 pm »
And crazy fun times were had by all.  ;D
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