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your pal Kaive

Forum Registration Fixed – Weird CG Error

April 27, 2012 in Common Grounds, Games, General, Website

Forum registration should be fixed. Turns out it was me mistyping exceptions to the server’s cache :B

The FAQ has been updated with info about an “error defining external function” in Common Grounds. We’ve heard from 2 people having this problem and it seems to be fairly rare, but very annoying. Please try the demo before buying, just to be on the safe side.

And it’s things like this that really bug us (zing) with the engine. To finish games within a reasonable time-frame, we much prefer licensing engines rather than making them. The extra cost is having to deal with errors that we sometimes have to rely on someone else to fix. Maybe we’re overreacting, but it’s super frustrating. Can see why so few ever give this a go, dang…

Thanks for understanding, and thanks to everyone who has enjoyed the game!

your pal Kaive

this week of april 2012

April 20, 2012 in Common Grounds, Games, Website

There is an issue where some people can not register on the forums. I’ve been able to repduce the error and will see what I can do.

But first, I’m currently researching and fixing a couple of dll errors with Common Grounds. It seems to be a rare issue and sporadic, but I believe I am close to solving it.

There’s another issue where after closing the game, you will lose the ability to drag and drop things in Windows 7. The quick fix is to press the ‘esc’ key while dragging to regain the ability.

I am very sorry if you have experienced any of these problems. Maybe I’m overreacting, but when just one person has an issue, it becomes a big deal to me. I really do appreciate those who let me know.

But I can say for sure that this will be the last time I use this engine for making PC games. I’ve sunk some money into it, and it can do html5 stuff, so I’ll try it once with that and DONE WITH IT! FOREVER!! More info on this later…

your pal Kaive

Common Grounds Demo

March 30, 2012 in Common Grounds, Games

A demo is now available for Common Grounds!

Play up to week 3, with 4 bonus ‘special’ scenes already unlocked from the start.


your pal Kaive

Please Read – Windows 7 Users

March 15, 2012 in Common Grounds, Games

I will be out of town from March 16-19, so please forgive me if I’m slow to respond to emails.

UPDATE 1: Seems to be as simple as requesting admin privileges. Checking…

UPDATE 2: Also noticed daily visit animations were no longer animating. Fixed.

UPDATE 3: Resent the game to everyone and explained what happened.

What happened…

your pal Kaive

Common Grounds Released

March 13, 2012 in Common Grounds, Games

Except I’m taking it down for a while :X

It should be back up after I run the game one last time to make sure everything is working as it should.

The memory issue I thought I fixed was still there. It wasn’t as bad, but it was still there! UNACCEPTABLE!!! So I went crazy-like-a-fox on the code, pulled an all-nighter, and done. Even improved other things, like changing the program icon to a high-res / multi-sizable one.

I will be sending an email to those who have purchased a copy with the updated 1.3 version.

I can’t thank you enough. There were many times I secretly worried this was all silly and that nobody was that interested. And you proved me wrong. I won’t let you down! More games–let’s do this!!

your pal Kaive

Bug fixing nightmare pre release

March 4, 2012 in Common Grounds, Games

I’ve read about ‘crunch time’ for game developers. I felt like I’ve been living it for the past year, (off and on,) but it wasn’t until this weekend that I finally witnessed the complete terror of it all.

It goes something like this…

your pal Kaive

Common Grounds Website and Instruction Manual

February 23, 2012 in Common Grounds, Games

Finished (for the most part) with what I guess we’ll call version 3 of the site.

Common Ground’s homepage is now online! I uploaded the game’s manual too, which is worth checking out if you’re curious how the game will play.

All that’s left is to announce the official release! Stay tuned…

your pal Kaive

Wacky Porn Game 3D Issues

October 7, 2011 in Common Grounds, Games

or  “Things I’ve had to deal with while working on Common Grounds…”

Chief among them has been the 3D program, Anim8tor.

It’s not entirely bad, in fact I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to make 3D. It has the most simple and straight-forward user interface I have ever seen for this kind of software, and that’s saying something!

That said, there are certain issues…

your pal Kaive

Making guys have sex is hard work!

September 9, 2011 in Common Grounds, Games

Been working on Common Grounds’ sex scenes. I call them “yiff scenes” in the code – is it too silly to use the term? In all honesty, I like the term yiff because it makes it sound harmless, like the difference between ‘visual novel’ and ‘comics’. Nothing against either, just want to keep things light and fun. I’ve made my share of heavy handed work…

common grounds andrew yiff 1        common grounds andrew yiff 2

(click to view)

Here’s two pictures to show ACTUAL PROGRESS. I kid you not. I’m really working on it!

The reason this is taking so long, at least now, are rendering and putting together these sequences. I’ll get into it more later–back to work!