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🦊Thank you! Yea, the initial version had you reset right away, but we thought this was too strict, so now we just let you mess around a little. Some people feel it's too permissive though, and someone suggested maybe you could overlap your own path, but you only get one penalty when you move in, then can move around as much as you want until you go in a free space again, but if you do it 3 times, it resets. We think that's a good balance

🦨heck yea, thank you for checking it out!

🐭heck ye thank you!!

🦊thank you!

it looks so pretty and plays really well!! that surprise area at the end was great too, very impressive

heck ye, yea there was a discussion about this kind of thing in a chat I'm in and I was like, hey I can make that

Vroom vroom!!!!!!

Yea, more modern versions of Gamemaker have been a lot better on producing builds with Linux. Used to have to make a script to change some library settings to make it work on Steam, but not so anymore with the new Linux export and Steam extension. Still troublesome that it only builds on Debian based distros, but at the end of the day the Appimage does run on *most* hardware

I say *most* because I've had some people with weird installations of Manjaro come for me and I'm like, well that sucks but you're using Manjaro, what do you expect lmao

Yea, I think that's the most important thing, is that "done is better than perfect"

I can always add to it after release, Cosmogelica is pretty open ended in that department where I can just add more stages later if I want and/or it does well

ooo yea its shmup time

thank you so much!!!!

I  didn't know there was a shmups forum haha, and I don't want to just log in and be like "LOOK AT MY GAME" but if you or anyone reading this wants to post about it, feel free 🥺

Thank you so much! Yea that's why I decided to put it up, I mainly just have to put the rest of the enemies and bosses and stuff now, all the core stuff is solid I think

thank you!!!!

thank you!!

yea!!! it was really important to me to implement that

heck ye!!!

Yea!!! SAGE on September 1st, but I'm glad you're excited!!

Thank you!!!

heck ye!!

Ah, I may have to try out the tarball thing. Honestly, Gamemaker just connects to a Linux computer over SSH, the Linux computer makes the appimage, and then it sends the build back to my Windows computer. So, I think even if it is being marked as executable, it's probably losing that the second that the appimage file is copied back to my Windows PC.

That was a neat little demo! I won't say much because there's a deluge of comments already, but there's a key in the bottom of a pit where the magnet falls in, and because of the way  the magnet falls under the key, I thought the key was trapping the magnet. I'd move the key to the left some so it's clear that the magnetism just doesn't reach there.

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Controllers Added to the Game

  • d62011a7000000000000504944564944 Switch Pro (PowerA version)
  • 7e050620000000000000504944564944 Joycon-L
  • 7e050720000000000000504944564944 Joycon-R

Let's say you fire up Shield Cat, and you get this message:


This means that you have a controller that neither Gamemaker nor Shield Cat have a mapping for.

You can help me add this controller to the game, but you'll need to be a little tech savvy.

First thing you'll need is that identifier there. The number is "d62011a7000000000000504944564944" which is the special identifier for this controller, and the name is "Core (Plus) Wired Controller"

Opening the gamepads.ini file in Shield Cat's save directory will show you its entry.  The game will assign some default mappings in the hope that it's a little playable, but you'll have to map it more.


On the Start Screen, you can open the Controller Information screen. Above you'll see all the possible gamepad values you can assign to this controller. When you press a button on the controller that corresponds to a value above, it will say 1 instead of 0. You can also see Lance's action states. The "Config Readme.txt" file contains a lot more info on this.


Here I've created a mapping for the gamepad.

Included with Shield Cat is a file called Config Readme.txt This file will tell you how to configure different actions to different inputs, so you'll definitely need to read that.

You can save gamepads.ini, and then unplug and plug back in the controller (any controller will do, if you have more than one.) The game will reload your current configuration in the ini file.

Once you're satisfied with the mapping, please share the mapping below so I can include it with the game!

If you mess up, you can either delete the section of the ini with the controller configuration, or delete the file entirely. The game will recreate the file with default values.

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Please use the Shield Cat discord to talk about suggestions. Thank you!

https://discord.gg/aXn9eht

Ok it's fixed, I deleted the room

ah yea I'm gonna fix this one by deleting the room lmao

Shield Cat community · Created a new topic Known Bugs
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Please use the Shield Cat discord to talk about bugs. Thank you!


https://discord.gg/aXn9eht