You are here

[Dead] Halo Zero Portable Dev Test 8

51 posts / 0 new
Last post
Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
[Dead] Halo Zero Portable Dev Test 8

Dead: Development of this portable app has ended.

Application: Halo Zero
Catagory: Games
Description: (taken from website) Halo Zero is a fan made 2D tribute to the hugely popular Xbox series. Take control once again of Master Chief and battle against the Covenant invaders.
Review of Game: "Editor Review"

Download Halo Zero Portable Development Test 8
[20.35 MB Download / 21.8 MB Installed] (MD5: A802C3BE08D3452943BB22416DA1B971)

Release Notes
July 14, 2010: Added INI files and settings is now stored in Data\settings. Updated installed to 2.0.2.

Earlier notes
-9/21/09 First release
-9/22/09 Found out that installer is not working, I apologize for the inconvenience.
-9/24/09 Installer now working
-9/29/09 Got a better icon and the Help file now says Halo Zero not RocketDock and I fixed the language so that its less in French.
-10/18/09 Fixed some files (other>source>readme) and the uninstal.exe was deleted. Fixed name to Halo Zero instead of HaloZero (except for the folder that has the game).
-Made the caption say "Halo Zero Portable" instead of "Halo Zero" under "HaloZeroPortable.exe"
-Icons fixed. README.txt in source changed. Size (slightly) reduced. I've been having too much trouble with the configurable .ini and making the settings move to and from data.
-Updated Installer version to 1.0.2 (just to keep it up to date).
-Updated Installer version to 1.0.3, edited help.html.

Known Bugs
-Doesn't stretch to full screen on some widescreen monitors
-Doesn't work on LCD TVs with high resolution

OS requirements for Halo Zero
-Win98
-98SE
-Me
-2000
-XP
-Vista
-Windows 7

Minimum requirements
-Processor: 1,0 GHz
-Memory: 256 MB
-Video: 16 MB
-DirectX 9.0c (I don't have confirmation on that)

albertquiles
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 8 months ago
Joined: 2007-10-04 00:02
The link is down

I got this message: "El archivo al que está intentando acceder está temporalmente desactivado."
The file is unavailable.

App Guy
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2008-03-16 14:24
Not down

The links not down, but the installer seems to be corrupt and cant be run.

May the Shwartz be with you

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Thats strange

Do you mean that Windows can't open it? Or it just doesn't install?

I'll (try to) upload a new copy today.

App Guy
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2008-03-16 14:24
Integrity Check

When it is run it says that the Integrity Check has failed.

May the Shwartz be with you

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Sorry for getting your hopes up

I think that maybe megaupload didn't upload the file right?

scremingwhisper1720
scremingwhisper1720's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 2009-07-15 18:50
upload

with willhostforfood.com or mediafire you just need a account that way we dont have to wait to download the file

edit how long do you think it will take you to re upload halozero

60\/\/ 2 /\/\3 4 1 4/\/\ 12007
bow to me for i am root

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
I don't know honestly. I

I don't know honestly. I tried to yesterday but I didn't make it to the library before they closed, so I'll try again today.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
I found out what's

I found out what's happening...

The PA Installer (i mean the installer maker from PA) is compiling it and it says its good but after I click on it to install it, it says that message installer integrity check has failed. I recompiled it several times and I have no clue what in the world is going wrong.

I think I know the problem though and I'm fixing it now.

scremingwhisper1720
scremingwhisper1720's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 2009-07-15 18:50
can you

just zip it and upload it for the time being until you figure out the problem

60\/\/ 2 /\/\3 4 1 4/\/\ 12007
bow to me for i am root

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
I discovered the problem

for some reason the installer would't compress correctly without the uninstall.exe file in the \HaloZeroPortable\App\HaloZero (I deleted it because I didn't think that you would need that aisnce it wasn't installed to your computer.

scremingwhisper1720
scremingwhisper1720's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 2009-07-15 18:50
test

works on vista home premium 64bit
found bug not relay though the help file say rock dock help not halo zero

60\/\/ 2 /\/\3 4 1 4/\/\ 12007
bow to me for i am root

App Guy
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2008-03-16 14:24
How about settings?

I saw that there was a settings.hz file in the HaloZero folder, I don't know if that is suppose to be in the data file or not.

May the Shwartz be with you

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Its supposed to save there, I

Its supposed to save there, I haven't taught myself how to make it save in the data folder. But at least it doesn't mess with the computer.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Oops

That's because I was going to make RocketDockPortable but I then I decided to make this app.

scremingwhisper1720
scremingwhisper1720's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 2009-07-15 18:50
you

can use the halo combat evo. launcher icons
also just have the game set as french and compile it
to get a french version or any other language the game
has been translated into different languages

60\/\/ 2 /\/\3 4 1 4/\/\ 12007
bow to me for i am root

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
I think that's trademarked so

I think that's trademarked so it might be illegal to use that image. I'm basing a new icon from that though.

Edit: I think I'll use the green icon from here: http://rocketdock.com/images/screenshots/Halo-masks.png

ryan2009george
Offline
Last seen: 11 years 8 months ago
Joined: 2009-02-20 06:22
It Works

It works great,i am on window 7 and it works great,fun and no probs,still testing and will get bach to you on an problems

scremingwhisper1720
scremingwhisper1720's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 2009-07-15 18:50
i found

60\/\/ 2 /\/\3 4 1 4/\/\ 12007
bow to me for i am root

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Thanks

Thanks

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Dev Test 2 scheduled to come

Dev Test 2 scheduled to come out later this week.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Updated to Dev test 2 Now

Updated to Dev test 2 Now

Stevoisiak
Stevoisiak's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 2008-02-05 11:22
Host it on MediaFire

Try hosting the file on mediafire. It's faster, and you don't need an account to upload files.

Simplifying daily life through technology

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
You don't need an account for megauload either

But if you say its faster, I'll give it a shot.

I'll upload dev test 3 on there.

Stevoisiak
Stevoisiak's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 2008-02-05 11:22
Yup!

Unlike megaupload, theres no wait time to download.

Simplifying daily life through technology

horusofoz
horusofoz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 3 days ago
Joined: 2008-04-03 22:45
Plus

Most Download Managers/Accelerators are supported.

Also Mediafire's base download speed is significantly speedier then Megaupload's in my experience.

PortableApps.com Advocate

adude159753
Offline
Last seen: 12 years 7 months ago
Joined: 2009-04-18 22:51
Widescreen?

I downloaded this and I tried to play it but it doesn't really work. I think it might be my computer but it is a problem so I thought to mention it.

The screen shows up streched to fit the entire screen but the window is only like 1/8th of the screen. the mouse only stays in that spot too.

It might because of my widescreen but I'll just mention it and hope you guys have an answer to it.

-adude159753, adude1597535, thorn, essentiel
--whomever you choose to remember me by in the previous and current games I have and am playing.
-Word to the wise: Only with hard work can you do; only with persistance can you achieve.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
plugin problem

My friend had that problem tio. My guess is that the plugin to make the game full screen doesn't work. Can't fix that though. Sorry.

Whats your operating system and computer type?

-----

My third release is scheduled later this month.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Dev test 3 is out!

And I was wondering, do you think its ready for Pre-Release? I finally fixed everything I could possibly think of including that uninstall problem, so what are your thoughts?

scremingwhisper1720
scremingwhisper1720's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 2009-07-15 18:50
the link says

dev test 2 u should change that to dev test 3

60\/\/ 2 /\/\3 4 1 4/\/\ 12007
bow to me for i am root

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
*fixed

*fixed

Stevoisiak
Stevoisiak's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 2008-02-05 11:22
Nice

Now that it sounds like that language thing was fixed, I'll give this a download.

Edit: Link directly to the file.
http://www.mediafire.com/?xtwywkynmiw

Simplifying daily life through technology

horusofoz
horusofoz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 3 days ago
Joined: 2008-04-03 22:45
Works on XP SP3 with limited

Works on XP SP3 with limited rights Smile

Thanks Pyro

PortableApps.com Advocate

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Pre-Release is Out!

Note that I tried experimenting with different compressions but none of them worked so I left the game uncompressed.

scremingwhisper1720
scremingwhisper1720's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 2009-07-15 18:50
i think you

should take a look at the help file ;):P

60\/\/ 2 /\/\3 4 1 4/\/\ 12007
bow to me for i am root

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
doh!

I thought I fixed that!

TaffinFoxcroft
TaffinFoxcroft's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 9 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2006-12-14 17:24
Testing

Couple other things that have slipped passed:

  • App\Readme.txt mentions 7-zip.
  • App\AppInfo\Appicon.ico needs the icon in 16x, 32x and 48x in both 8 bit and 32 bit. I would recommend IcoFX Portable for that.
  • App\AppInfo\AppInfo.ini - the version number doesn't match the actual game. You may want to update that.
  • Someone's already mentioned the help file, so don't forget that one.
  • Now for the actual launcher:

  • No INI? All the other apps have options to configure via INI.
  • The splash screen is just being splashed from Other\Source. This isn't too good an idea, especially if the user deletes Other\ to save space. Try having the launcher extract it into the temp. directory, you can check out any of the official launchers for how to do that (same as the INI code).
  • It appears that the Data\ directory isn't being used. Perhaps have the launcher move settings and saves back and forth?

It might seem like a lot, but its looking good (heaps better than my first app). Keep up the good work, and I hope to see an official Halo Zero Portable some day soon.

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Thanks

this was the kind of response I was hoping for!

Will do.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
status

readme.txt: fixed

appicon.ico: fixed

appinfo.ini: the game is 1.8.6.3. it was already like that in my current version. do you mean VERSION: .91? That's the version for the paf

help.html: fixed

INI: will do

splash: I thought the splash always came from \source. The latest BonkEnc Portable has it there.

settings: still new to NSIS, so haven't figured that out, yet.

and what was your first app? did john pass it?

Chris Morgan
Chris Morgan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2007-04-15 21:08
Pre-Release?

Pyromaniac, you've labelled your latest version a Pre-Release, but Taffin says you've still got the Development Test splash screen, and John hasn't okayed it for Pre-Release here at least. Presuming that it hasn't been okayed, you shouldn't jump the gun and label it as a pre-release: it's still a development test. So could you please relabel it as a Development Test?

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
oh

I didn't know that. I thought you just labled it pre-release when you put it in "Apps ready for official release post here" forum.

Sorry.

Stevoisiak
Stevoisiak's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 1 month ago
Joined: 2008-02-05 11:22
Love it!

Installed it, found it was surprisingly good.

Simplifying daily life through technology

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Updated!

I don't think there is a need for an ini file unless you want to not have a splash screen. But simply deleting HaloZeroPortable.jpg makes you have no spalash.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Updated to Dev Test 6

I didn't really do much except that I used the newest version of the PortableApps.com Installer. Download if you'd like to.

See the Unofficial Official webpage until the official one gets released...

EDIT:
http://fancygadgetry.comlu.com/1_10_Halo-Zero-Portable.html

I updated the link AGAIN.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Download Update...

From Sept. 21 to Jan. 25, there have been 266 downloads.

And counting that there were 126 days in that time...

That comes out to 2.11111111111 downloads per day.

I just thought it would be nice to post this.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Updated to Dev Test 7

And also, I invite you to try Halo Zero 2 Portable (Test)(See main topic for link).

Fahim
Offline
Last seen: 13 years 2 months ago
Joined: 2010-07-11 15:45
Halo Zero

This game is slower than the real 3D Halo game! WHY!?

My Computer:

Gateway
2.88 Ghz Intel Pentium
1024 MB Ram
250 GB HDD @ 7200 RPM
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Fahim

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
I don't know

you can try contacting the devs of the original app, but I don't know if they support it any more (this was the final release).

I still need to upload a new portable version thats up to date with the launcher specifications.

Sorry about that.

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
Updated to dev test 8

see release notes for changes.

Gord Caswell
Gord Caswell's picture
Offline
Last seen: 14 hours 19 min ago
DeveloperModerator
Joined: 2008-07-24 18:46
Few things to fix prior to release

Pyromaniac, I've reviewed HaloZero, and here are a few things which need to be fixed prior to this being ready for release:

  • PAF: Needs to be updated to the current specification, including updating the installer.
  • License: What license is the base app released under?

Once these are taken care of, this is ready for release. It's been added to the Development Releases Status page. Smile

Pyromaniac
Pyromaniac's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 5 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2008-09-30 19:18
No Official Release

I don't want this released. It's not an app that's PortableApps.com-caliber. It's old, slow on newer PCs, unsupported, dead, and a pretty crappy game, even when you do get a chance to play it well.

This, was, after all, my first app, and I've dropped support.

Log in or register to post comments