Tales of Thyilos, Stand-alone Beta Demo Version

To compensate for the possability of the previous version not working on some Windows OS’s, the game has been compiled into a Stand-Alone. Normally, we wouldn’t have done this until the full demo came out (which will be in about 3 months, we think), but we can’t leave people out of being able to take part in playing the Beta, so this version ensures that it can run on any Windows OS (that we are aware of so far), with any issues.

We’re not sure why it didn’t work on some systems though. The only guess was that perhaps the XP RTP didn’t work on them? So now that’s not needed to rule that problem out. If the game still doesn’t run on your OS, can you please help us out by e-mailing me with the details of the problem, and details of your system. You can screenshot the problem if you wish as well.
[ email me at smeadth.studiowisp@gmail.com ]

http://www.mediafire.com/?waw465lpar1enoj

Included in this version there is:
-Stand-alone version of the game
-Alpha version of Thyilosian Lore (in which I have someone to help proof read and give me a hand with making things all fit nicely without holes)
-Installation and Game Controls guide (which is just a .txt file at the moment)

Included as new features, there is now a constant MP Regen at the end of your turn during battle; some more spelling fixes; and a new quick to do quest.

Coming in the next Beta Release there will be:
-Characters in your party will appear in Inns you visit. You can talk to them and as the game progresses more dialogue will unlock, eventually leading up to a unique quest.
-A gambling den in Verdok where you can play some high stake games to earn extra coin (so I guess this game really is rated Mature now)
-A Guild House where you can undertake either a monster hunting job, or, a specific task, like helping suppress bandits at a high risk, for good money.
-More unique skills for characters that will level up over time as they are used. (at the moment, Jaden has one of these skills. I’m give the skill more levels and adjust the use distance between the levelling, such s maybe start at 5, then 10, then 20, etc.)

Hope you all can enjoy what there is in the game, and we look forward to any feedback. 🙂

~Shea

Beta Demo – fixup (edit – Demo Vr3.3)

Recently, a Beta Demo for Tales of Thyilos was released to the public so people can finally get a chance to be a part of this games development.
However, there have been some problems that have come up during that time and now.

Specifically, there was a big bug issue where the game may not go past the main menu. As soon as the problem arose, the issue has been rooted out and taken care of, and a fixed version is up and can be downloaded here.

This fixed version should run without error. It also includes an Alpha release of Thyilosian Lore, and the XP RTP that needs to be installed to make XP games like ToT run.

Also, note, the game still requires the controls to be customised to fit the setup shown in this image. We are still hoping to find a way that these controls will go across. Otherwise things will be remapped to the default, and we may need to sacrifice a function in the process due to limitations.

Another problem we’re discovering, is that XP games may not run on a Vista system (they will work on Win 7). This issue is due to Enterbrains own coding and setup, and we are going to work on a fix where the Beta Demo will be standalone, and hopefully work on Vista. The only issue is that this will make a larger Download; and originally we weren’t going to go through this trouble except for Full Demo releases, and the eventual full game. But we don’t want to leave people out, so we’re going to have to do it this way.

On a final, mostly unrelated note, my laptop, in which I use to do all my ToT related work, is pending on the arrival of a new Power Adaptor so it can function. So after today, I wont be able to amend any bugs and issues people bring up for a period of time (maybe a week). Hopefully it arrives soon!

More updates to come, hopefully soon.
~Shea