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Shadow
10-15-2008, 03:02 PM
I forgot how painful it is to make a trimmed down build. You would think it would be easy because it's not even the full game. Unfortunately, it's harder to make a limited build because you need to strip out as much as possible since you don't want to show everything, but you also want the build to be as small as it can be.

When you strip things out, it is very easy to break things and that's where the pain comes in. I think I fixed at least 3 or 4 things that I broke when I stripped things out, including a minor thing like the entire tutorial. Even with my testing I think a random character selection and some editor issues still slipped through. Theses issues don't happen in the full build and this build is only an open beta so it's not a big deal or anything, but it is kind of annoying.

At least this time I was smart enough to write down all of the exact steps. So hopefully the real demo will be much easier. :)