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Bug#394382: marked as forwarded (projectiles sometimes get stuck off the

Subject: Bug#394382: marked as forwarded projectiles sometimes get stuck off the top of the screen
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 23:18:10 -0800
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has caused the Debian Bug report #394382,
regarding projectiles sometimes get stuck off the top of the screen
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Subject: Re: Bug#394382: atanks - projectiles sometimes get stuck off the top of the screen
From: Mark Purcell
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007 12:01:01 +1100
On Saturday 21 October 2006 08:33, Joey Hess wrote:
> Package: atanks
> Version: 1.1.0-6
> I've played maybe 5 games of atanks, and in 2 of them, a tank has fired
> a projectile high, and it's gotten stuck up there, apparently never
> coming down, and stopping the game.

Hi Joey,

Thanks for the report and apologies for the delay in any response.

My kids play atanks all the time, in fact it is one of their favourites, which 
surprised me as it doesn't rely on fancy 3D,

Anyway, I haven't seen the problem you have reported.

We do quite often see projectiles go off the screen, but they always return 
and do serious damange..

There is a comment in /usr/share/debian/atanks/BUGS:
- Game freezes when missile reaches zenith (no vertical velocity component)
     This appears to be a bug in allegro and has been fixed in 4.1.11.

Which sounds like your problem, but you appear to be running allegro 4.2.

Unfortunately upstream has pretty much concluded development, there is a 
1.5.1a (alpha) release, but I'm a bit hesitant to bring that into Debian at 
this stage.

Tom, I know it is a long shot, but do you have any suggestions?


> Currently I have a game open where an AI tank shot a shaped charge, at
> angle 73, power 1270, and it's displayed as off the top of the screen,
> not moving left or right at all, and apparently not moving up or down.
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: testing/unstable
>   APT prefers unstable
>   APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
> Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-1-686
> Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Versions of packages atanks depends on:
> ii  atanks-data                  1.1.0-6     data files for Atomic tanks
> ii  liballegro4.2                2:4.2.0-5   portable library for
> ii  libc6                        2.3.6.ds1-6 GNU C Library:
> ii  libgcc1                      1:4.1.1-16  GCC support
> ii  libstdc++6                   4.1.1-16    The GNU Standard C++ Library
> ii  libx11-6                     2:1.0.3-2   X11 client-side library 
> ii  libxcursor1                  1.1.7-4     X cursor management library 
> ii  libxext6                     1:1.0.1-2   X11 miscellaneous extension
> ii  libxpm4                      1:3.5.5-2   X11 pixmap library
> ii  libxxf86vm1                  1:1.0.1-2   X11 XFree86 video mode
> extension l
> atanks recommends no packages.
> -- no debconf information

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