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Thanks for sharing your review, happy you enjoyed the game!

Great glad that worked for you!

You can turn off controller vibration by going into:

Options -> Custom Controls 

If you have a controller plugged in you'll see an option called "Rumble", just turn that off and you should be good to go.  Let me know if you have any issues with getting it to work. 

Ah I remember your email now! Yeah we tried our best to support older cards (I test on a 8-ish year old laptop) but the *really* old Intel HD's (or strange variants) have some missing features we weren't able to account for.

Great to hear you got it working and enjoyed the game! Could you let me know what fixed it for you in the end? 

Great! Happy that did the trick and thanks for following up!

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Thanks! Trying to make the combat not just about button mashing was a big design goal for us.

We actually have a second game out now you might want to check out, Russian Subway Dogs. It has some They Bleed Pixels cameos in it and is also playable in Linux!

https://spookysquid.itch.io/russian-subway-dogs

Thanks really great to hear that! Glad you're enjoying the game! 

Yeah, it's a known issue with some setups. Try turning of v-sync and if that doesn't work try switching your monitor refresh rate to 60 hz.  If you're using a monitor with some form a smart sync tech you may need to turn that off.  Shoot me an email at support at spookysquid dot com if that doesn't work!

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with this, definitely the first time I've heard of this particular error happening, I know how frustrating it can be to lose your progress in a game.  Lets see if we can get it fixed for you!

Are you playing using the itch.io app or just running the game where you unzipped it?

What operating system are you running? What version of it?

If you are in windows and not running as administrator, try right clicking on the game and picking run as administrator. See if that fixes things. It's possible this is a permissions issue stopping the game from writing the save files.   

If that doesn't work could you follow these steps and then email me the resulting file at support at spookysquid dot com?

1. Find the directory with the game files.

2. Open config.txt in notepad.

3. add the following line to the bottom and safe the file: DEBUG_FLAG = 1

4. Run the game.

5. send me the file "errorLog.txt"

Hopefully we can get this sorted out for you so you can continue your game!

They Bleed Pixels dev here! This is a mystery to us as well. I'm able to replicate the issue, but it doesn't seem to happen if you run They Bleed Pixels from explorer or run the Steam version. I just asked the programmer if he has an ideas of how this could be happening, but it appears to be on the itch side and not something on ours from what I can tell. 

Thanks for the feedback! The game was released in 2012, so it's eight years old now and while there are definitely things I'd change if I were making it now. I'm actually mostly happy with how it controls (at least on a gamepad, not so much on keyboards).  To me there is a certain rhythm you get from the two button controls that would be lost if they were split up.

I gave a short talk about my thoughts on the controls back in 2013 if your curious about them (sorry about the audio quality!).

This isn't to say you're wrong to dislike them, more that they were thoughtfully created to a specific, admittedly idiosyncratic taste, and that taste may not be for everyone.  

Glad you're enjoying the game for the most part despite disliking the controls! 

Sorry to hear you're having trouble!

Could you follow these steps and then email me the resulting file at support at spookysquid dot com?

1. Find the directory with the game files.

2. Open config.txt in notepad.

3. add the following line to the bottom and safe the file:
DEBUG_FLAG = 1

4. Run the game.

5. send me the file "errorLog.txt"

Also let me know what version of Windows you are running and what your graphics card is.

I'd also recommend updating your graphics card drivers just in case that's causing a problem. Another thing worth trying is installing the game using the Itch.io app if you haven't already.

Thanks! 

Ok! New build is up with a brand new high res Windows icon since the old one was designed for older OS versions and was tiny. 

Oops. Looks like the icon file got lost in the shuffle at some point. I'll upload a new Windows exe with the icon asap. If you've installed via the itch.io app it'll update automatically when that goes up.

If you don't mind answering a few follow up questions I want to make sure this doesn't effect other players. 
Were you playing with a gamepad (or had one connected) when you had the camera problem?
Did you change the dead zone at all before playing or was it set to the default?
Thanks!

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Sorry to hear you're running into issues!
Could you elaborate on what's happening? 
Are you playing with a gamepad or a keyboard?

https://spookysquid.itch.io/they-bleed-pixels

Added our game They Bleed Pixels to itch so we could include it in the bundle. Thanks so much for organizing this! 

It's still planned but will be released after the console versions are completed.  Expect it some time in 2020. Sorry for the delay!