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[Released] Zaz Portable 1.0.0 Development Test 1

This has been released.

Application: Zaz
Category: Games
Description:

Zaz is a game where the player has to get rid of incoming balls by arranging them in triplets. The idea of the game is loosely based on games like Luxor, Zuma and Puzzle Bobble. The twists that make Zaz stand out from other games of this type are that the balls have to be picked from the path (instead of being randomly assigned for the player) and that the player's "vehicle" is also attached to a path which is different from level to level.

Download Zaz Portable 1.0.0 [15.9MB download / 17.5MB installed]
(MD5: 60619c7f9616f67a89b62b35f1faaa19)
Released officially link now points to download page

Release Notes:
1.0.0 Development Test 1 (2010-12-15):

  • Updated to newest release 1.0.0
  • Used New Portable Apps launcher and installer
  • Used newest PA Launcher
  • Multilingual from within the program

Please note I have only tested this with Win 7 at this time, will be testing on Xp soon!

0.8.0 Development Test 1 (2010-07-19):

  • Updated to newest release
  • Used New Portable Apps launcher and installer
  • Multilingual from within the program

0.7.0 Development Test 1 (2010-05-13):

  • Updated to newest release
  • Used The unicode installer and launcher

0.3.3 Development Test 2 (2010-04-29):

  • Repaired save issue
  • Repaired Application Data potentially being left behind
  • Games now saves high scores and settings in correct place
  • MDM5 and link updated
  • Still working on the issue about minimizing game

0.3.3 Development Test 1 (2010-04-28):

  • Created Launcher with PA Launcher 2 Beta 4
  • Installer Created with PA InstallerU 1.03
  • Compacted with PA CompacterU
  • Changed location of saved settings to place them in Data directory of portable game versus Application Data on host computer.

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Updated

Repaired issues as stated above. other than the minimize issue game appears solid.IMHO

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Updated release

Updated to latest release

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Typos: Title should be "Zaz

Typos:

Title should be "Zaz Portable 0.7.0 Develpoment 1"
Download should be listed as "Download Zaz Portable 0.7.0 Development Test 1"

And you should fix your unordered lists.

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Oops,

Sorry Chris, title is still wrong. I copy+pasted it and was going to include a "=>" pointing to the corrected string, but decided against it and didn't fix the typo. (Develpoment => Development)

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Fixed

Didn't notice that, I thought you must have meant Development Test.

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Nice

Nice of all of you to catch all my mistakes, would have learned more though if you had allowed me to fix them because I really do not know other than the typo on development what the issues were. I wish though I had gotten actual feedback as to the program but hey a post is a post. Must be humbling to be so perfect Wink

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Works on XP SP2 and XP SP3. Works both with and without admin privileges.

No files were left behind! (it's clean)
No relevant registry entries were left behind! (it's clean)

Note: I haven't tried the "Export video" option (available when you finish a level) in neither of my tests, so I can't tell how you handled that...

Now, my reports wouldn't feel right if there weren't some bugs involved... Blum

I noticed one bug (not portability related): In the main menu, when you change volume (applies to Music), it still plays music in the menu, as if nothing has changed. Once you enter the game, the music volume is as you set it to be, but only while playing (while you're in a level). Once you exit to the main menu, the music volume restores and is as before you played. It's annoying if a user wishes the game to be quieter, but it's only quiet in-level, while in the main menu it gets loud again... Sad Please try to reproduce, and contact the developer about the oversight.

Reproducing:
- start Zaz
- go to "Options"
- decrease the "Music volume", click "Apply"
- the music will continue to play.

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Will try

Will try and thanks to be honest my speakers are usually off as I have a headset always connected so would not have noticed

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still an issue?

Let me know if this is still an issue with the newest release? I finally located the save info and it appears to save the changes now but would appreciate you checking.

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No, it's fixed in 1.0

That issue existed with versions 0.7 and 0.8, but it seems to be fixed now. Congrats on another official release Smile

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Thanks

Thanks for response and accolades....sorry I been slow to have gotten back to you

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Updated

Updated program, launcher and instaler see notes above

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See release notes above

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  • appinfo.ini: "Description=Zaz is a game where the player has to get rid of incoming balls by arranging them in triplets. The idea of the game is loosely based on games like Luxor, Zuma and Puzzle Bobble." A shorter single sentence which makes more sense would be better. How about this: "Description=Zaz is a game in which you try to destroy incoming balls by arranging them by colour"
  • appinfo.ini: "Publisher=Zaz development team & PortableApps.com (vf2nsr repackager)" would be better as "Publisher=Zaz team & PortableApps.com (vf2nsr)" or "Publisher=Zaz team & PortableApps.com".
  • appinfo.ini: Homepage and Start use Zazportable, should be ZazPortable
  • A note on style: you have a [DirectoriesMove] line settings\.zaz=%APPDATA%\.zaz; that would be neater as appdata=%APPDATA%\.zaz, I think; it's not worth changing now with this (and putting custom code in the installer to rename settings\.zaz to appdata), just nicer for next time (flat is better than nested). The names don't have to match.
  • You've got a slightly old app template (with AppNamePortable.ini missing and a bit different text in Readme.txt); refresh the contents of Other\Source with the app template from the PAL page.
  • App\Zaz\unins000.exe should be removed.
  • Don't include appicon_128.png or the 256x256 icon in appicon.ico if they're that ugly! (John's providing a nicer 128x128 logo.)
  • help.html: "Zaz ain't Z*** is a puzzle game where the player has to arrange balls in triplets." isn't a tagline. "destroy all the balls" or something like that.
  • Language switching is easy. Tack this on to the end of ZazPortable.ini. (Tested successfully.)
    [FileWrite1]
    File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\.zaz\settings
    Type=ConfigWrite
    Entry=language:
    Value=%PAL:LanguageCustom%
    
    [Language]
    Base=%PortableApps.comLocaleglibc%
    CheckIfExists=%PAL:AppDir%\Zaz\po\%PAL:LanguageCustom%\LC_MESSAGES\zaz.mo
    DefaultIfNotExists=en
    
    [LanguageFile]
    File=%PAL:DataDir%\settings\.zaz\settings
    Type=ConfigRead
    Entry=language:
    

John's just preparing this for release so this report is mainly for him but I think vf2nsr should find it helpful too.

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Thanks

I think? I went with the tag line based on the original authors tag line on their website do as you wish

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On that thought

Since I read that I needed a 128 icon I included it guess did not do such a great job?

John when and if this goes official I will need to provide the new page link to the original author? Or can you re-direct this page to that one? Also once an app is official what is my responsibility as to update etc.... You can email me the answer if you like.

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