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General Category => Dweller Discussion => Topic started by: makiki on August 21, 2013, 12:06:24 AM

Title: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: makiki on August 21, 2013, 12:06:24 AM
Well, I enter forum quite often, in hope that there are new topics. But, watching that there is nearly no new posts there is quite bad.
My favourite android/J2ME roguelike game doesn't get updates. Bjorn could say something about estimated date of next release! Or even said there will be not more releases!
Is there anyone except me that tries to keep Dweller forum in life? Is Dweller keep WIP status?
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: Dweller admin on August 21, 2013, 07:22:56 AM
Guys, I'm sorry for my absence and lack of updates to the game, the forum and the site. Dweller is not dead, it's just that I have very little time to work on the game. I've had a super busy spring and summer work-wise (yes I have a full-time job that pust food on the table) and very little spare time to work on Dweller. As you may know there's been discussions on how to improve the UI of Dweller (see this post http://forum.dwellergame.com/index.php?topic=347.0). During the few hours I've had to spend on Dweller each week I've worked on a new UI. It is not yet complete, but it's starting to shape up. If you're curious you can check out the desktop version alpha here:

files.dwellergame.com/alpha/DwellerJ2SE.jar
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: makiki on August 21, 2013, 12:14:36 PM
Thanks Bjorn for information. I am waiting for full version and hope for success of Dweller! Ah, and don't forget next time about saying that you will take a break from coding!
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: makiki on November 02, 2013, 11:43:45 PM
Hey, everyone, where are you? Am I right that only Mateusz P-G and I are still on this forum? Because that would mean that Dweller was killed in hibernation.
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: malaprop on November 03, 2013, 02:50:48 AM
I'm here just about daily.
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: makiki on November 04, 2013, 09:45:42 PM
That's good, but i wonder if rest of us are even doing something at the forum.
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: EmmeA on November 05, 2013, 08:08:34 AM
I came back here after a long hiatus. I was looking forward to take back the Italian translation initiative but now that Gengo is down I cannot figure out how...
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: makiki on November 05, 2013, 04:11:55 PM
Well, try to talk with Bjorn. But don't use forum for it, use e-mail.
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: Jesusgeorg on December 31, 2013, 06:17:01 PM
Oh, let's not bother Bjorn. Just because he's letting petty things like "Family" and "Work" get in the way of "Generating Free Entertainment For The Internet" is no reason to pester the poor guy. And things will wake up around here in the future, I'm sure. Forums have ebbs and flows, like tides, or the study habits of college students.

And if they don't wake up, the current iteration of Dweller is in better shape than some commercial games, and we all had a good time being part of it.
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: stubble on January 14, 2014, 01:45:52 PM
Sorry for my lack of posts its just that I thought that dweller was really dead so I din bother to check the forums for a long time:-D
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: Dweller admin on January 14, 2014, 06:54:33 PM
There's still a little bit of life left in Dweller. Let's see where and when it ends... :-)
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: makiki on January 14, 2014, 10:21:39 PM
Well, better not soon and in good state.
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: makiki on February 14, 2014, 08:59:00 PM
Small resuscitation attempt. Who is active sometimes at forum?
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: CFS on February 15, 2014, 01:29:26 AM
*holds his hands up*
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: malaprop on February 15, 2014, 07:59:42 PM
Still checking....
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: Gorkde on February 16, 2014, 06:58:15 PM
Hello,

I did like to play dweller a lot but couldn't because I was in the hospital for longer.
Now I tried to reinstall on my new phone and Maybe because of the new phone/Android version  or one of the latest updates it crashes every 10 Minutes or so when I for example open a chest or similar.

Got no response of the programmer and now found this seemingly pretty abandoned forum.

8 months ago he did post it is not dead and there will be an update soon but still nothing.

Does anyone know any news? Any chance it will at least get updates so it works again?

Does anyone have an S4 where it runs without constant crashes?

A word to the Programmer just in case he does read:
This game is awesome, does not really need any UI update.
I would gladly pay 3€ for helping to keep this game updated.
Maybe set up a donation version in the PlayStore?
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: CFS on February 16, 2014, 09:52:27 PM
Hello!

Are you sure you have the latest version on your phone? I had the same problems once (HTC One). Go to your apps menu, STOP Dweller and clear the cache, then try again. Make sure you select "Quit Game" everytime you stop playing. Just taking off by home button might cause the game to crash, too. There is still a community and there is still some development in progress. Keep checking this forum once in a while to get the news.

BTW, I think it's a good idea to "sell" Dweller for a donation or something. I would gladly do it.
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: Gorkde on February 17, 2014, 08:30:57 AM
Yeah I did even deinstall it and reinstall again from the market. I got an S4 (I 9505) with Android 4.2.2
Title: Re: That's bad this forum seems dying.
Post by: makiki on February 17, 2014, 07:07:43 PM
Well, if I am not mistaken, hi-res phones and tablets has got perfomance problems, because of software rendering of graphic. This can lead to crashes (OutOfMemory.error prob) and long waits after doing a move. If it is the case, there's nothing you can do except playing Dweller on your PC or using an J2ME emulator.