Age of Decadence Combat Demo Available

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Morbus, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Post apocaliptic fantasy independent RPG "Age of Decadence" has finally materialized itself into a playable demo. It's meant to showcase the combat system above all, so don't let the eventual lack of non-combat situations let you down. I haven't played it myself, but early reports suggest instability. Still, here are the links:

    Link: AoD_demo.exe @ File Front
    AoD_demo.exe @ RapidShare
    AoD_demo.exe @ Deposit Files

    There's no announcement at their official site reportedly because they didn't find the time to update it, but you can head over to their forums and post on the Combat Demo Discussions section. Don't forget to read the survival guide.

    If you want to know more about the game itself, here's the unofficial FAQ and here's the unofficial gallery.
     
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Yeah, it likes to crash every now and then on my system, but beside this, it feels already pretty smooth. I am not sure yet about the interface and the text size... might be hard to read after a while. Also the controls for talking with npcs, moving around, the camera, etc. might need a bit more work.

    Combat feels good. I tried spear and sword and it was nice to fight.
     
  3. Elhoim

    Elhoim It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 3, 2008
    There seems to be an issue when initiating dialogue, that we can't replicate on our end. It's possible related to a last minute change we did to implement one click interaction.

    People are reporting that standing at least 2 squares away from the arena master solves the problem and the demo doesn't crash anymore. Please try it (if you have this problem) and let us know if it worked, which would help to isolate and fix the problem.

    About the text size on higher resolutions, we are changing that too.

    Thanks, and again, we're deeply sorry for the issues you're having.
     
  4. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Indeed, I was standing very close to him, when it crashed and my whole computer gone crazy. Needed to make a hard reset, because nothing worked anymore.

    I was just going so close to him, because I forgot how to open the dialogue window with NPCs. :lol: I tested it at the traders, etc. first but nothing happened, so I was walking and running around and clicked on the arena dude while I was very close to him.. then the game crashed. It would be very useful to get some kind of icon that tells you that you can talk to npc xy. Couldn't see such a thing when I played the demo. Will check it out again later.
     
  5. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    Did you guys add party members yet?
     
  6. lisac2k

    lisac2k Vault Senior Citizen
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    Oct 26, 2004
    I survived first three opponents thus far and I must say I like the way game looks like. Had no issues with crashes or something similar. The characters looks a bit chubby, but it didn't really bother me. What did bother me is the fact that there is no geometry LOD-ing (correct me if I'm wrong) and the frame-rate drops significantly when I enter a building, even on my C2D @3.6 with Radeon-4870-1GB and 4GB RAM.

    Suma summarum, a pleasant surprise for the end of the year. Looking forward to the second demo, hope it won't take long.

    EDIT: just to confirm, the game freezes when you stand near the arena master and try to initiate dialog with him. Happened to me just now, before I was usually standing 2-3 tiles away from him.
     
  7. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    I was owned by the guy sporting the super sledge. It's good so far.
     
  8. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Fuckshit. :D Finally managed it to get the 3 enemies in the arena... then wanted to save... and clicked on loading. :>

    There is really a kind of popup needed, that asks you again, if you really want to load when there is still a running game in the background.

    Beside this, it's running very smooth on my shitload old system. I am running it with default graphic settings and don't get much problems.

     
  9. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    I really like it, and haven't had any bugs pop up so far.

    You guys did a really good job and deserve more praise than the scorn I've seen elsewhere.

    I have to say I'm almost addicted, but I'm sure that will stop once I hit a major blockage.
    Got a Spear/Block going right now, each at 150. Just hit executioner status. Gonna stop now, because I don't wanna play whilst drunk and screw up my build even further.
    I could use a free money cheat though. PRETTY PLZ

    And implement button configuration in the options, because more customization is always good, and it also helps when you can't remember all the hotkeys. Also, my mouse-wheel key is seriously fuck up man.
     
  10. Elhoim

    Elhoim It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 3, 2008
    Good suggestion, we'll implement it.

    Thanks for the compliments :D

    You will have more money that you can use pretty soon :)

    About the options screen, we barely had time to touch it, so it will certainly be improved. BTW, you can rotate the camera with ctrl + mouse at the edge of the screen, not only with the middle mouse button.
     
  11. dirtbag

    dirtbag It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 11, 2004
    Crashed at first dialogue ... But the movement and camera was good even if Lexx said otherwise... Don't know what the problem was really

    But my computer has a lot of issues now so I will wait until any more stable version but I give it an okay except the crash hhe
     
  12. Elhoim

    Elhoim It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 3, 2008
    Try what I said in my first post:

     
  13. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    It's the way the camera "stops" when you hit some solid wall. But I got used to it after a while with rotating the view.
     
  14. 4rekl

    4rekl First time out of the vault

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    Jul 4, 2008
    Look and feel is more fantasy than PA, but looks good.
     
  15. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    1. There aren't descriptions for everything in the character tab. I don't know what does it mean that I'm a Brawler/Gladiator, other stuff like reputation etc seems self-explanatory but they could use a little description too.
    2. Savegames are pretty easily corruptible. Two busted so far.
    3. If you try to run towards your enemy on the arena before the combat starts sometimes your character freezes (still running) and there's nothing you can do.
    4. In the trade window it'd be helpful to see what items are you wearing, for comparison.
    5. Also, after saving the game it should return to game automatically. More convenient.
     
  16. Elhoim

    Elhoim It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 3, 2008
  17. Stg Granite

    Stg Granite Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 8, 2007
    Hey, guys, the download speed from Filefront, as well as from Deposit Files is very low (max. 30kb/s). Didn't try the Rapidshare link.
    A guy from the Codex has posted a torrent for the demo at The Pirate Bay. There are not many seeds but download speed is quite good (100kb/s +).
    I haven't finished downloading yet but I'm very anxious to see this gem running. :D
     
  18. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    This is Fallout news? Huh.

    Anyway, the game is ok, but the camera is annoying.
     
  19. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    AoD has been covered since a long time already, just like some other non-fallout things.
     
  20. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    It's post-apocalyptic and inspired by Fallout.