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About GiliPuppy

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    I am an adorable puppy. I absolutely, positively, unquestionably will not bite. Probably. Maybe just a little nip to see if you taste good.
  1. The Steam version is firmly planted on my HD, and at first, the game was responding very smoothly - great stuff! However, the performance deteriorated after Wren got her costume back and had to race the neighborhood bully. Perhaps there's a memory leak? My laptop started getting very hot at about the same time, so it was working pretty hard. Anyway, I'll let it cool down a bit and see if the problem persists.
  2. Hm, the game's already at the lowest resolution, and I almost never use my laptop unplugged, but I'll grab the Steam version and see if that helps. Thanks so much for the reply, it's very much appreciated!
  3. Update! I moved Stacking to my Applications folder and now it seems to be working quite well! Huzzah! There does seem to be a bit of bugginess with the WSAD movement, though. I noticed that on both Stacking and Costume Quest, directional inputs sometimes get "stuck" down and the character will charge in one direction until the key is pressed again. I can't yet rule out the possibility of a malfunctioning keyboard, but I thought I'd put that out there in case anyone else has the same problem.
  4. While waiting for the Stacking crash issue to be fixed, I thought I'd try Costume Quest. It's a very cute game, and it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun - however the frame rate is quite low - the controls feel highly sluggish and it seems that the characters are struggling to respond. Is this normal? I have all graphic options turned off, which helped, but there is still a considerable amount of delay when walking around the neighborhood. My computer is definitely a bit older at this point (MacBook running 10.7.5 on a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4gb of memory) , but it's higher than the basic game requirements listed on the HiB site by a few ticks, so am I doing something wrong, or just paying the price of not paying the price for a newer machine? Thanks for reading!
  5. Hiyah! I just got Stacking from the Humble Bundle too - I was completely thrilled to see a Mac version of a game I've been waiting to play for years now available in this bundle! I jumped for my credit card so quickly I terrified my cat. Unfortunately, I have nearly the same issue as the OP. I can enter my name to start a new game, but the application hangs on the newspaper loading screen ("Future of Child Labor to be Decided"). If the game is in full-screen mode, it's not possible to escape from it without forcing a reboot (at least, this is the case on my computer - a 2009 MacBook running 10.7.5 on a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4gb of memory). I tried turning off every graphic option that looked computationally expensive, but it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I think the loading screen got one iota further through the loading animation before locking up. I put the application into windowed mode after my second force restart and was able to make it over here to bring you this post - but it seems that even though I can browse through my Finder using windows, my dock has become very shy and won't pop out. When mousing over the Stacking window, the cursor turns into a beachball. Edit: I'm using the downloaded archive version, not the Steam version. I would be very grateful for any possible assistance, the chance to play Stacking made me jump at this particular Bundle, and I'm so happy it's finally available for Macs. Thanks in advance!
  6. Hi! After Yoshi's post, I fired up Steam and dove in to my save just before fighting Coach Oleander's brain in a tank. The sound was great through all the cute scenes, and for the first phase of the battle, all sound effects and music was great! Err, unfortunately, after the first wall re-build, the background music started skipping. It would play about 5 seconds, stop, then start over. And then the game crashed. ^^ I'm not sure if there was an update, but seems like there's still some work to do. Thanks for listening. <3
  7. I can't say for sure, but I contacted the support ninjas at HIB late in June and haven't heard from them yet. I wound up breaking down and grabbing Steam. ^^ The good news is that all my saved games and keybindings and such. If you're jonesing for a fix, I recommend it.
  8. Oh Meat Circus... I get it, really I do. Of course the whole thing has to be punishing and difficult, that's how Raz sees his life in the circus. That's why he ran away! I just wish the could have thrown us poor mortals a few more bones here and there... Completely restarting the Lil' Olie missions every time? Really? And honestly, it's the (admittedly broken) camera that makes the flaming cages so difficult, you can't see what you're doing half of the time in mid-jump. I understand you, Meat Circus... I just hate you.
  9. Oh cool! Thanks for that post! If I ever need to set it up on another computer (which is certainly possible) I'll use that guide instead of guessing and hoping! Glad the suggestion helped, it's always good to see another pnaut back in the field!
  10. Bug update: during the last cutscene before the boss fight in The Neighborhood, the audio went quite crazy, skipping and stuttering rather than the usual "play the first second of the sound file and skip the rest." It was actually rather musical, but I would have preferred the dialog.
  11. Have you tried using your mouse to select them? I'm using a PS3 controller (official, not knock-off) as well, and although the set-up was kind of hellish, I finally got it functioning pretty well. When you get into the bindings section, the controller bindings are on the far right.
  12. I've just checked my HIB download page, and the date on the Psychonauts link still says 6/6/2012. Maybe they just forgot to update the page, though...
  13. I broke down and got the Steam version. However, I'm still having regular audio issues - skipping dialog, repeating background noises, no music whatsoever after the first menu. However, I was able to finally get past Coachamera (without the game crashing)! So a blow for justice has been struck! Thanks for working on it! I'm on a Macbook Pro (mid 2009), OS 10.7.2, 2.53 Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB Ram, 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce 94000 Because I got my copy from Humble Bundle, I just put the track for the appropriate stage on repeat in itunes, that helps assuage the hole left behind by missing music
  14. I've been refreshing this thread so many times my husband told me to give it a rest... so I started wandering around the rest of the forums. I was delighted to find the same wonderful DF sense of humor permeating the whole affair. It was so amusing I had to read several parts of it out loud to the aforementioned husband. I even used funny voices. So thanks for that. (But I still really really want the update - Coachamera is cheating by making my game crash. )
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