| Carl China||thedudeguy: I took a stab at a 'BoD spiritual successor', but egads I found I'm out of my element trying to work out a physics engine. I was able to extract some of the structured data from the level files, which is promising (and I could even see becoming a new way to make a level editor on any platform), but it's not particularly useful as you wouldn't be able to test. Ultimately, without the physics engine source code (however messy) I don't think I can replicate.
In trying to find more recent contact info, I've found a few recent academic works from Sz, most around hefty simulations and supercomputing, so at least he's still kicking! (If he's on a PhD path I wish him luck, or hope he's already succeeded!)
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|Confessions of A BOD-aholic for life|
What is it with this game?
Here I am, I haven't submitted a game in years I own a brand new Android phone that I love and has gaming potential far beyond what was possible on a palm. I am now in college, and it has been over five years since I started playing. My spelling has improved significantly since I was 13 as has my ability to know when I am beat. My life is full of hours of homework, rehearsals, practicing and working. I don't have time to log onto Facebook, Twitter, heck I have to force myself to check my email(and that involves the chance of canceled classes haha). All this has changed, and I have grown out of a lot of things. I find myself not caring to remember my old favorite games like Star Wars Jedi Knight, Battle front or even halo. I am completely un-enchanted with the idea of buying a Xbox 360, the new Nintendo system or a PS3.
But even now, having spent the last 2 years working full time, going to college and trying my best to accomplish what the world calls "Growing up," I still find myself coming back to this forum, reading through posts four and five years old(boy, was that embaressing). Watching old times that I spent hours accomplishing and still amazed at watching the runs of other participants in our obsession. What about THIS game makes me think in the back of my head, "Someday, I will get an ipod touch or an iphone, and I will finally get into the top ten hall of fame. I will save up a hundred golds and submit them all at once, stunning anyone who happens to stumble on the deserted website." Why after all this time am I still in love with a stick man riding his bike to different flags and then finishing the race?
I just spent around 20 minutes thinking and I have no answer. Sz designed a game to end all games, after 6 years I have failed to find anything as adrenaline pumping as getting a medal on one of these levels. This is the game that always comes back into my head, all other obsessions tend to be one night stands, and nothing really hits the spot but this. I can't explain it, but to this day and probably a great many days to come I will always intend to return eventually. Not now, and probably not in the next year. But the need doesn't go away, I will return one day, and I will try as hard as I can to not let this game die. I am, and forever will be a sold out, 100% Bike or Die-aholic for life.
|Champ: Brute force authentication
Nice to hear from you Mr. Pickle.
I would literally cry if bike.toyspring went offline.
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|Need my BoD fix|
I haven't had a Palm device in something like 8 years. Now I'm wanting to play BoD again...
If I buy a Palm device, how do I get the full version of BoD? The link to purchase it is dead and I don't have my purchase info from the first time.
|Champ: Yoo what happened to Sz? < /3 |
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| Carl China|
| Carl China||BikerBrian: Vega, I think it's time you download another pack and get back in the game!|
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|Flash Replays on Mac|
I am having trouble with my Mac browsers showing the replays. Safari has never worked. Chrome and FireFox used to work for me, but now none of them do.
Has anyone else experienced this issue? Are there any fixes besides booting up my old PC laptop?
|BikerBrian: Replays work now in Chrome on the Mac! Happy day!|
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| Carl China||BikerBrian: Yep! This July, BoD will be 10 years old!
My first level was submitted over 6 yrs ago: Riding School (37:24) submitted 1/9/08.
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|New Levelpack! - 7 Year Itch|
Alpha and I have put together a new levelpack intended for HOF competition. It includes levels developed by Alex, TDG, Th-Champ, and more.
We've been fairly quiet on the forum lately because we've been busy playing all 23,852 BOD levels! We also scoured all 29,060 forum comments looking for level recommendations.
We have selected 16 levels that are of the quality that warrant being included in a HOF pack. Since we started this venture during the 7th year of BOD, we have named this pack “7 Year Itch”.
1. City Errands – from TDG’s Different Levels
2. Great Wall – from 20’s ReDeux
3. Widget – from Th-Levels
4. Space – from Vicious Pack
5. Sharpener – from Alex’s levels
6. Ditch – from Vicious Pack
7. Easy Peasy – from Alex’s levels
8. Deep Down – from Alex’s levels
9. Plundering – from Alex’s levels
10. Pencils – from Thedudeguy’s New Levels
11. Ice cream! – from Alex’s levels
12. This is War – from Thedudeguy’s New Levels
13. Tweak it, Curve it – from Alex’s levels
14. Classroom – from Thedudeguy’s Newer Levels
15. Wishbone – from TDG’s Different Levels
16. Cube Planet – from Thedudeguy’s New Levels
We attempted to submit this pack to Sz, but our email to Sz@toyspring.com has bounced. Does anyone know how to reach him?
BB & Alpha
P.s. Alpha and I have tested out this pack on a Treo and an iPhone. If anyone would like to test out "7 Year Itch" while we're waiting for it to be official, message me your email address and I'll send it to you.
|Neca: I'm glad to see this game revived |
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|Bike or Die International Holiday|
It has been a while since I've been active in this BoD website. However, I do check in periodically just to see who still plays and what's new. I get an incredible hit of nostalgia just by seeing names and avatars. I miss everyone and how active the community used to be. Then I had an idea: Bike or Die International Holiday. A day where we set aside whatever we're doing and play some Bike or Die whilst being in the chat box. It would be great to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. We could discuss levels we're playing at the time or discuss life. A date would have to be agreed on, but I was thinking about July 12, the anniversary of Bike or Die. Let me know what you think!
On a side note, I haven't been playing due to school, work, girlfriend, social life, and a couple of independent projects. Right now I'm out of school, out of work (was only hired as a temp), single, and a little more reclusive. I should start playing BoD soon. The projects I'm working on are a YouTube channel, http://youtube.com/dotJohnShow (first video will be uploaded in a couple of days), and a podcast, http://faceslappodcast.com , or https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/face-slap-podcast/id591582537 on iTunes. If you like podcasts subscribe and it would be extremely helpful if we got some reviews. We're trying to get on the "New and Noteworthy" section of iTunes.
|Champ: I don't know how well the holiday is going to go since we will all most likely forget now that the game is kind of dead, but I will make a note in my calender.|
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|Which Palm should I buy?|
Hey, BoDers. Long time listener, first time caller.
Not really my first post, but I've been on hiatus for 3 years, so...
I know this topic has been beat to death, so forgive me. I just can't get used to playing on my iPhone. I miss buttons! So I'm going to buy an old Palm on ebay just for BoD (What is it about this game?)
I used to play BoD on my Treo, which I loved. But I'm wondering if I can find:
1. A non-phone Palm with a color screen
2. A button layout that will allow for better two-thumb controls
Does such a device exist?
|Vega: BB. That's why I ask. Because I have been eating Paleo for a couple years now myself. I've devoured all the blogs like Chris Masterjohn, Chris Kresser, Dr Harris, WAPF, Mark Sission, etc. And I am a prominent person on PaleoHacks. That's pretty cool that you do CF and eat Paleo. |
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|Bike or Die Reminiscing|
It has been 6 years since I have started playing Bike or Die. I would not have made it throughout these years without the aid of this game. It has supplied me with both hope and love. We have been through many trials together. Whenever I was waiting for a movie to start in a movie theater, I'd whip out my Treo 680. Whenever I had to wait to be picked up from school, Bike or Die was there. It's through these experiences that I realize how special Bike or Die is to me.
Not only was it the game that got me through those years, but also the players. Kris, Xuzz, Brian, PMD, Bones, etc. Everyone in the Bike or Die community has been great. Not to mention, the world's greatest developer, Sz.
However, all good things come to an end. I'd like to send this message out to state my departure. Goodbye. I will never see you again. The years have been good, but I must move on. I'm moving on to bigger and better things. Goodbye, life. You have been replaced by my new Palm Treo and Bike or Die 2.0.
I'm back. As soon as I can somehow get the full version of Bike or Die (the purchasing website is down and I'm unable to get a hold of Sz), I will be up and running in the TTC.
|Mr.pickle.: lol I totally missed both of those again, that's what I get for not checking through often |
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What's the best game for Android similar to BOD?
I see MX Moto, Dead Rider, and Bike Mania among others.
|Bike or Design for iOS|
I still have a beta copy of Bike or Design for iOS that Sz sent me at some point a long time ago. Since it's unlikely to be released at this point, but people want to make a new level pack, I'm going to offer to leak it to anyone from here that I *know* (e.g. I remember you from when I actually played this game ;P).
You will need to be jailbroken to use it, since it's only designed for my device. Otherwise, though, it should be relatively easy to install and use.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want it.
(Sz: If this is an issue, just let me know, but I'm really only trying to help out the community (Kenn said he couldn't help out because of no Palm OS, etc). I'm not trying to help out piracy and such.)
|Mr.pickle.: Rats! Had I known someone was going to come out with this, I would not have sold my ipod touch! oh well, thats how it goes I guess.|
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| Carl China|
| Carl China||Carl China: dl/BikeOrDie-1.6a.zip
Sorry I use this to test
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| Carl China||Carl China: I found 1.3c 1.3g and 1.3h|
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| thedudeguy||thedudeguy: a year and a half later, and I finally finished the final version-
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I'm still waiting, almost a year now since I got iBODie.
|Mr.pickle.: 'sigh' I guess he has given up this game :/ To get him making stuff for it again it would probably have to start selling like crazy in the appstore or something. It's sad I really really love this game but it appears to be dying |
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| OrR||thedudeguy: I forsee iBoDesign in the near future... and soon after - my new levels |
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|Me in a contest|
Well I know some of you have already looked, but I'm still losing and I need all your help... If everyone just watches the video maybe once a day, it'll put me a leg up on the competition. Thanks for the help of everyone whos helping, and maybe tell someone else to check it out to... http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=qz0Xw4lIfVo
|thedudeguy: Wait... at this point we need to stop inflating the views before the view count freezes |
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