(updated with v1.03 patch)
In my previous post I told about problems I had during developing versions 1.02 of Order the Chaos games. Since from the reason I explained in the previous post, I had to leave the icon of the main executable intact. Unfortunately I published version 1.02 too quickly. Sometimes it is the case when one fixes one small bug, two unexpected bug may arise and it is too easy to rely on that something that worked before, works still after a small fix elsewhere…
Because I had to leave the icon of the main executable intact, I decided to release versions 1.03 in a zip-archive, because the Start Menu of the Windows would look ugly with the “standard exe icons” and in the other hand OTC games are just small little games that can be installed somewhere else than in “Program Files” folder.
Let’s take a look how the Order the Chaos directory looks like after extracting the files from the zip-archive (notice that I have Finnish system):
Before extracting the files from the archive choose a folder where to install, the directory “Order the Chaos” will be created when extracting.
The file that starts the game is “LAUNCH Order the Chaos.exe”. If you want, you can make a shortcut of it to the desktop and rename it if you want. The launch program will make the usual subfolder to hidden folder AppData where the scores and config file are saved. When started, the launch program shows up following little window:
After pressing Launch button and before registration of the game, following familiar looking dialog appears:
The registering works like before and regard possible earlier registration; if registered this dialog doesn’t show up anymore.
(Pay attention to additional instructions in the e-mail after purchasing the license to add correct text into Name field.) While trying the 7 minutes demo pressing TRY button starts the actual game as before. The Launch program stays on the background until the game is closed and launch program itself is closed, but the the launch program can be minimized so that it doesn’t bother too much on the background. 🙂
As to uninstalling the game, please run first the “De-initialize” program, that deletes the data of the game in its own subfolder in the AppData folder and the subfolder too. Then just delete the files, if you want to.
Everything works in similar way with Order the Chaos II, below is the “Order the Chaos II” directory, which will be created to the directory of your choice:
The game can be played with PC’s with the touch screen too, below you’ll get an impression of Order the Chaos II played with the mouse:
If you find any bugs or have difficulties running either of the game, feel free to send me an e-mail.