We finished writing a rather lengthy page about offers to help! You can find it here:
At first we tried to write something shorter and more concise, but felt it’s better for both you and us if we simply spelled things out. Like it says, we’re not actively hiring, but we are interested in teaming up and working with fellow creative-types. We’ll update it as things come up.
Updated Common Grounds’ troubleshooting faq about a “file is not opened for reading” error when you start the game, thanks to someone’s very helpful feedback.
Finally got around to putting in a dozen or so traps and tricks to handle spam.
It will take some time to adjust things, so please, please let us know if you are unable to register or comment in the forums by using the contact us form.
Updated the frequent asked questions:
If you have purchased a game and lost the installer, we will be happy to send you another, just ask!
If you have installed Common Grounds’ demo before installing the full game, there is a chance the game will think it’s still in demo-mode. Simply delete the game’s exe and reinstall.
A couple of fans have noticed Norton Antivirus flags the installer as a virus. The files aren’t infected and there’s no need to worry. It’s Norton’s reputation scorer giving us a bad grade, likely due to us not wanting to spend who knows how long trying to figure out how to properly code digital file signatures.
Our power was acting really crazy and we were offline for a week or so. After some time spent rewiring lights and outlets and a call to the power company to find something was wrong on their end, everything is OK.
We’re extremely excited to get back into this–it has been too long! I do believe it’s time to finish up House of Tail :)
The original mock-up of House of Tail done a year or so ago.
Showing you so you’ll either really appreciate the new visual direction we’ve chosen (and will show you very soon!) or dream about the retro porn game that it could have been…
— Note to registered users —
After looking through the users on the site, I’ve spotted a few spammers and will delete them. So if you really did sign up with a name like “aslkjeljksl” and have email accounts hosted at places like “top10cockbuys” then please re-register and say hi in the forums :)
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!
PROBLEM REGISTERING IN FORUMS
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.
COMMON GROUNDS ERROR: CAN NOT LOAD EXTERNAL FUNCTION
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.
DRAG AND DROP ISSUE
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…
If you’re anything like us, you enjoy the occasional laugh at the silly and sometimes perverted things you see. Well, we’ve found a lot of ones involving furry characters, and we have pictures!
The scary and/or interesting part is just how much of it we’ve found. I’m still in the process of sorting through it all! So don’t feel so alone in liking things like our games. This stuff is everywhere!
or help! fancybox stalls when loading my images
Sorry for the weird topic. I just want people desperately seeking help to find it.
They took our top ranking on google for our own company name ;_;
It’s funny cause google will go to the misspelling with a “search instead for fupoco” at the top. It’s no worry, really truly. But when we get this show on the road, I don’t want to see certain accountants who like dancing metaphors complaining if their name brings up furry porn. I doubt it ever will, we do have different names, but just saying. It’d be hilarious.