Archive for May, 2012

Tom vs. Bruce Rides Again

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

If ever there was a kickstarter project to get behind this is it.  When they are playing a game, these guys are funnier than the two guys in the movie “Step Brothers.”  I’ve always thought I would love to see a Tom vs. Bruce magazine so this was my chance to contribute to helping that dream become a reality.   Please check it out and consider contributing.  I really want to see them play some board games like Twilight Struggle or Hannibal Rome vs. Carthage.

Tom vs. Bruce

Occult Chronicles Update

Friday, May 4th, 2012

It’s become apparent to me that I will not be able to release The Occult Chronicles in June like I had hoped.  At the time it seemed like a reasonable goal but it seems that I have traded AI Hell for Data Entry Hell and I’m not sure at this point which is worse.  Making games is tough work.  Making games by yourself and not having henchmen to order around to do the myriad of menial tasks that are entailed in putting a game together sometimes seems impossible.   So in order to give myself some peace of mind and more importantly the time to really polish this thing off, I’m going to pin my new  semi official release date onto the 31st of October, 2012.  It’s a strategy horror survival adventure rogue like game so that seems like a fitting choice and it will hopefully motivate me to get to the finish line.

Right now I am slogging my way through testing out all the actions that the various weapons, heroic feats, spells and psychic talents offer to manipulate the tarot card game.  It’s so boring but so necessary.  I’ve returned to the main foyer with a generic “encounter” that I can run to test out the different actions.  The screen shot below shows how the game is looking at this point.  The icon for your O.D.D. agent is a place holder from Solium Infernum of course.  (Can’t seem to get word press to not distort these so click on them to enlarge if you are interested)

Here is a screenshot of the Tarot Card game that you play when you resolve an encounter.  Lot’s to explain there but I’ll leave that for a later date.  Coffee break is over.  Time to get back on my head.

SI: Rectification Update 1.08c

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

I haven’t had any more bug reports from players using 1.08c Beta for a while so I’m going to put this out there with all the fixes and call it released.

Download the Update 1.08c  here


Download the .zip file and then overwrite 3 files and the GameData folder in the Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum folder.  Make sure you overwrite the GameData folder and its files.  You might need to delete the folder and then unzip the new one there to ensure that they are replaced.

IMPORTANT: It seems that windows 7 often creates another install location in AppData.  If you are copying over the 3 files and the GameData folder to the Program Files location but the version on the game is still not going to 1.08c then you will need to update the files and folder in the AppData location.  The easiest way to find this is to do a search for MainIFace.cxt and note the AppData location if it is returned.