Topic: Tales of Game's Studios Presents: Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden (Read 310507 times)

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All this time, I've been glancing at this game, but never downloaded it. I remedied that problem last week. Dear God, how can so much awesome yet so much stupid fit into this!? I can't even tell if the game is taking itself seriously or not anymore. It's soooo freakin' good though. One of the best free things on the Internet. Stuck on that asshole mage right now. Reginald, that was it, right? Whatever, think I've figured him out now.
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Greetings everyone. Hope everyone is doing good.

I'm hoping someone can help me out with this. I just downloaded the game and don't have a background. I know the first post has a link to download something to help but the link is broken. I went through this topic and couldn't find anything to assist (or I overlooked it). Any help would be appreciated.
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I remember reading about this problem before and I'm pretty sure GZ fixed it in a patch. I'm going to PM him about this and see if he knows anything about it. Sorry it's not working right!!
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No worries. Unexpected problems is unexpected. I just heard of the game recently and the name just drew me in.
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Did you download the copy that's on the Tales of Games site?

Because I think it's the patched copy (version 1.08b):
http://www.talesofgames.com/barkley/

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There is a newer version for a very obscure music bug that a very small percentage of people experienced. The last version release is actually 1.09:

http://members.shaw.ca/skewed/BarkleyV109.zip

Replace the EXE with the version 1.09 exe, and make sure the bass.dll and BGM.dll are in the same folder as the 1.09 exe. In other words, drag all three files into the main barkley folder and use 1.09 to boot the game.
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I tired that but I still have no background.

I'm sorry I should of stated I have no background image, not background music.



This is how it looks.
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The background bug occurs because the music is played incorrectly and causes the background not to load. This is why fixing the music should have solved it. Are you positive you put the new 1.09 EXE in the barkley folder, and ran the new exe? I haven't heard of the BG problem with the music playing, so it must be something else. Two things to check:

- Do you have a BG folder in the same folder as the game EXE, and does the BG folder have a bunch of files in it (132 to be exact)?

- Is there a game_errors.log in the same folder as the barkley EXE? If so, post the contents of the game_errors.log here.
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Game Maker games that use mp3's need to have mp3 files associated with Windows Media Player or they won't work right, if at all.

So, you have to open Windows Media Player, and go to Tools > Options > File Types > and check off MP3 Audio File (mp3).

Try this and see if you still get that error.
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I'm kinda leery of the entire concept- apocalyptic basketball? However, I DID enjoy Michael Chabon's Summerland (Not to be confused with the TV show) which involves people saving the world by playing  baseball,  so I may give it a chance. Why not?
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Hi, all! I just registered today to help out with this predicament.

See, I'm getting the exact same problem of a lack of background with version 1.09. I'm getting two separate error logs, and here they are:

--- BGM Error Report ---
ERROR DATE: 12/31/2009
SRC FILE:   src/bgm_load.c
LINE NO:    245
MESSAGE:    "Failed to create file stream - Could not open file."
VERSION:    2.0 beta
BUILD DATE: Sep 14 2006
--- End of Report ------

Also...

ERROR in
action number 1
of Create Event
for object oIntror0:

Failed to create file stream - Could not open file.


Thank you for any and all help!


EDIT: Just figured out the problem. I didn't have the BG, Music, or Voice folders in the folder with the EXE.  Oops.
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Dear Tales of Games

I recently downloaded and played your Charles Barkley RPG.  When I started it out, I thought it was pretty interesting.  It toed the line between parody and serious fan-fiction work.  The fighting engine was something different, yet still stayed in the realm of the classic top-down RPG.

The problem I encountered was in trying to save the game.  The save function worked just fine... but every time I tried to save, I was forced to talk to some gasoline pump, and read about ten text boxes worth of bullshit.  Claiming all 'westerners' were idiots, when this game was obviously created by a westerner.  Talking shit about sports games, when this game itself revolves around sports, and steals graphics from several sports games.  Talking shit about rap music, when the only other game on your Tales of Games site is about the Wu-Tang Clan.

As I went through, and got into the underground sewer area, things became clear.  The Cesspool X area was full of furries that obviously were meant to represent your forum members, friends, etc.  Being forced to fast-forward through a bunch of bullshit about 'vidcoms'... by the way, in the real world NOBODY USES THAT TERM... every time I wanted to save was annoying enough.  But having to put up with fucking furries in a self-fulfillment with a bunch of furries in love?  Not to mention this Square-Enix-Goya bullshit.

Yeah.  You try to talk serious about how anybody who doesn't love exactly what you love, in the exact way you love it, is an idiot.  Yet you're making a game about basketball in the future that uses shitty movies like Space Jam, Juwanna Mann and Ghost Dad as canon.

Entering the Spaulding building, the bullshit level went through the roof.  Not only was that idiotic pump talking about this vidcom anime-head bullshit, but now the main characters were using that language.  That's when I quit playing.

This game started out as something interesting and intriguing.  Little did I know that the programmers that were creating it had cocks jammed up their assholes while listening to shitty anime soundtracks.  There are GOOD sports games out there.  There are BAD JRPGs and anime out there.  They're VIDEO GAMES, not vidcoms.  You're all idiots.

BTW, I beat your Wu-Tang game in ten minutes.  "YOU SAVED THE WU-TANG BABY!"  This brilliant ending convinced me I wouldn't be missing anything by quitting playing your RPG.  Standing, of course, for really pathetic game.

Shut up and jam?  How about you just shut up?

P.S.- Why are you using Hanna Barbara characters?  If this game uses Space Jam as it's canon, shouldn't it be... I don't know... WARNER BROTHERS CARTOON CHARACTERS?
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Sorry if you think you're getting into any of the sequels :(
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Shut up and jam?  How about you just shut up

well thanks for being 'Honest'!!   ​ :fogetlaugh: :fogetlaugh:

also uh this game was released when i started coming here and i never got around to posting in this topic but it rules. in the part where you compose the poem for the snail i laughed so hard i cried (also SUgar suGAR SuGar and the Cyberdwarf and "I think ghosts are like dogs and just sort of do things arbitrarily" and lots of other stuff i'm forgetting!). far too late but you know BELATED PROPS because this is the best game
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Dear Tales of Games

I recently downloaded and played your Charles Barkley RPG.  When I started it out, I thought it was pretty interesting.  It toed the line between parody and serious fan-fiction work.  The fighting engine was something different, yet still stayed in the realm of the classic top-down RPG.

The problem I encountered was in trying to save the game.  The save function worked just fine... but every time I tried to save, I was forced to talk to some gasoline pump, and read about ten text boxes worth of bullshit.  Claiming all 'westerners' were idiots, when this game was obviously created by a westerner.  Talking shit about sports games, when this game itself revolves around sports, and steals graphics from several sports games.  Talking shit about rap music, when the only other game on your Tales of Games site is about the Wu-Tang Clan.

As I went through, and got into the underground sewer area, things became clear.  The Cesspool X area was full of furries that obviously were meant to represent your forum members, friends, etc.  Being forced to fast-forward through a bunch of bullshit about 'vidcoms'... by the way, in the real world NOBODY USES THAT TERM... every time I wanted to save was annoying enough.  But having to put up with fucking furries in a self-fulfillment with a bunch of furries in love?  Not to mention this Square-Enix-Goya bullshit.

Yeah.  You try to talk serious about how anybody who doesn't love exactly what you love, in the exact way you love it, is an idiot.  Yet you're making a game about basketball in the future that uses shitty movies like Space Jam, Juwanna Mann and Ghost Dad as canon.

Entering the Spaulding building, the bullshit level went through the roof.  Not only was that idiotic pump talking about this vidcom anime-head bullshit, but now the main characters were using that language.  That's when I quit playing.

This game started out as something interesting and intriguing.  Little did I know that the programmers that were creating it had cocks jammed up their assholes while listening to shitty anime soundtracks.  There are GOOD sports games out there.  There are BAD JRPGs and anime out there.  They're VIDEO GAMES, not vidcoms.  You're all idiots.

BTW, I beat your Wu-Tang game in ten minutes.  "YOU SAVED THE WU-TANG BABY!"  This brilliant ending convinced me I wouldn't be missing anything by quitting playing your RPG.  Standing, of course, for really pathetic game.

Shut up and jam?  How about you just shut up?

P.S.- Why are you using Hanna Barbara characters?  If this game uses Space Jam as it's canon, shouldn't it be... I don't know... WARNER BROTHERS CARTOON CHARACTERS?

wow people and their complete lack of imagination or humor
Last Edit: January 02, 2010, 11:57:55 pm by Niitaka
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Barkley SHut up and jam was the greatest GW accomplishment  of the 2000's decade
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I'll not TAKE ANYTHING you write like this seriously because it looks dumb
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actually i take that back. maybe some of that humor is a bit of an in-joke.

Honest, the game is very much a parody. It makes fun of furries. It makes fun of white people who watch anime and listen to j-pop and call themselves "gaijin" and think they are morally superior to everyone else. It makes fun of people obsessed with videogames, as well as people who clearly don't care about videogames and are there to just make money (see Madden or Square Enix).

Cesspool X is a reference to a pretentious guy who "had enough" of gamingw and left and tried to form his own community site (I think). There are plenty other inside references that you probably won't get, and I'm sure I've missed a lot of them myself, but the game is clearly a parody and I'm surprised that you don't realize this.
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That's when I quit playing.

you kept playing anyway, admit it