iPad Vector Tanks 1.1.1 Update Thread

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Peter Hirschberg, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Peter Hirschberg

    Peter Hirschberg Active Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    Hey guys.

    Right after Vector Tanks 1.1 hit the App Store I started hearing from people having trouble with the game hanging or crashing. Within a few hours I believe I had tracked the problem down and fixed it, and version 1.1.1 with a fix was submitted. That update should be out any time now (I think it was submitted last Sunday - hurry up Apple!!!). Maybe today or tomorrow.

    I sincerely apologize for anyone who is having this problem, and I really wish the Apple submission process for 'my app is crashing - here is a fix' was faster than a 1 week minimum turnaround!

    Anyway, if you are one of the ones having problems with the app hanging, PLEASE use this thread to let me know (1) what kind of device you have (including how much memory and OS version), and (2) does the 1.1.1 update fix the problem (when it becomes available), and (3) does rebooting your device cause the crash to go away?

    Thank you for everyone's patience! As a extra bonus, version 1.1.1 will also allow you to play your own music while playing the game, so hopefully that will help people forgive me!! :)

  2. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    MD, USA
    this game is sweet, i wish the next update would have completely SOLID objects, as an additional graphics level
  3. jeepster2982

    jeepster2982 Active Member

    Dec 13, 2008
    Vecotr tanks 1.1.1 details?

    Does anyone know what was changed in the recent vector tanks v1.1.1 update? Thanks to the app store being jacked off with old update info lately it was only showing the 1.1 details and i gave up and just hit download all anyways before reading the notes
  4. Peter Hirschberg

    Peter Hirschberg Active Member

    Dec 23, 2008
  5. Peter Hirschberg

    Peter Hirschberg Active Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    v1.1.1 should fix the memory/crashing/hanging bug as well as allow you to listen to your own music during the game.


    TRIPLE BEAM DREAM Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2009
    Door County
    Wasn't experiencing any problems on 2nd gen. Touch
  7. schplurg

    schplurg Well-Known Member

    Just a heads-up/opinion...This game sounds cool, but the demo version really turned me off to buying it. It's like a 10 second demo and gives me no feel at all for how the game would play.

    My suggestion is to at least add a couple more tanks. A 10 second demo doesn't work for me. I used to play Battlezone in the arcades a few decades ago so I would be inclined to buy this.

    Just a friendly suggestion :)
  8. Scott30

    Scott30 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    I just downloaded the free version of vector tanks and if thats true I will second that opinion for sure.

    Otherwise I wont be buying on a whim.
  9. Peter Hirschberg

    Peter Hirschberg Active Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    I agree with you on the limitations of the free version. I had wanted to do something more generous for the free version and have the paid version be more of an 'upgrade' with more tanks and powerup. I will say that the current free version was not 'my call', but at the very least it should give people the ability to test drive the tank and get a taste of the game. The free version might possibly receive an update at some point, but like I said - I'm somewhat stuck between my constant desire to always give things away for free and the publisher that I hired to keep me from doing that. :)

    One thing I am definitely looking into doing for the free version (and probably the paid version as well) is something like a "let's learn how to drive and fire" tutorial stage. This would help stretch out the free version and keep people from getting too frustrated with tanks firing at them right away before they know how to control things.

    So yes - I do hear all of you on the free version. :)

    And as always, I ask for your comments and feedback. I do listen to it all!

  10. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member
    Patreon Silver

    Nov 17, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    #10 rIcHrAnDoM, Mar 23, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
    Well, I am not a "nostalgic" as I've never played back in the day, but I am really contemplating the game:)

    I found the lite version implemented well to serve it's purpose; for those already considering purchasing, make them want it more. I find after trying the lite VT, purchasing is imminent, for me.

    I see reviews on the App Store for lite versions with comments like "this game sucks" or "nice idea and graphics, but this game is too short", as if these people are expecting the free version is a full game for spoiled Apple kids who don't want to pay.

    Anyway thanks for being active here Peter, cheers

  11. le'deuche123

    le'deuche123 Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Also I believe this update changes the icon. I like the new one best of all:) (it really is silly how much I appreciate a good Icon:rolleyes:)

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