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jimrad1
04-27-2012, 04:24 PM
Giant robot with boobie guns, now THATS a must have type of game.

I think..........

Looks interesting, nice that all the DLCs which were I think 8 or so in total are included. Just no system specs that I can see.

I like it. I hope!

Alexspeed
04-27-2012, 04:30 PM
I bought it, installed it, started it to try it out.

But it says the game is not aviable. It only brings up a steam error.

EDIT: Title should be "Toy Soliders (http://store.steampowered.com/app/98300/)"

kijib
04-27-2012, 04:30 PM
lol nice title
I love the Toy Story movies

jimrad1
04-27-2012, 04:33 PM
Yeah its been out for Xbox I guess, and for PC on the developers site for awhile. Looks pretty fun to me. Looks like you can control each tiny little unit FPS or third person shooter style. Interesting stuff.

Problems starting already ouch! Might be just to quick a launch or something. I dont even see system requirements listed. I'll try running it instead of my mouth!, I mean keys!

Brb!

Duelshotgunner
04-27-2012, 04:34 PM
I bought it, installed it, started it to try it out.

But it says the game is not aviable. It only brings up a steam error.


The files seems to be locked thats why you cant launch it

tonka
04-27-2012, 04:35 PM
You means Toy Soldiers?

Microsoft game is not available in my country.

kijib
04-27-2012, 04:40 PM
can we get a forum for this game please

Chubz123
04-27-2012, 04:45 PM
Can someone please report back about the available graphics options, FOV, frame rate (if it's capped at 30), and things like that? I'd really like to know more about how good this port is. Much appreciated in advance!

Alexspeed
04-27-2012, 04:46 PM
The files seems to be locked thats why you cant launch it

Would be awesome if they would unlock it so i can play then :p

kbe2k9
04-27-2012, 04:59 PM
Looks really cool, hopefully it's a good port.

Chubz123
04-27-2012, 05:05 PM
Looks really cool, hopefully it's a good port.

Yeah, despite my last post I went ahead and took the plunge thanks to the low price and critical acclaim the game received on consoles. It looks incredibly fun and creative. I hope they didn't do a lazy job of porting it over!

xbigdrock
04-27-2012, 05:05 PM
I am able to play it and it seems fun. The highest resolution the game offers is 1620x1080 and that is pretty lame. I end up having to play in 1280x720 just so I have fullscreen picture on my 1920x1080 monitor.

Other then the resolution, it has fullscreen and shadows on/off as the other only two video options.

Alexspeed
04-27-2012, 05:13 PM
After a steam restart the files for the game have been decrypted and it starts now.

Yeah, the video options are not extensive.
Control options are predefined and not changable in the game, they are around the WASD keys at least.

jimrad1
04-27-2012, 05:16 PM
I am able to play it and it seems fun. The highest resolution the game offers is 1620x1080 and that is pretty lame. I end up having to play in 1280x720 just so I have fullscreen picture on my 1920x1080 monitor.

Other then the resolution, it has fullscreen and shadows on/off as the other only two video options.

Well certainly fun, my expectations on whether it was a port were pretty high just due to the price point. But a nice a purchase either way. At 7.99 Im not expecting a lot of PC first graphics. Well worth the price as far as gameplay though. :)

Duelshotgunner
04-27-2012, 05:19 PM
Be happy that your game is english....Mine is German somehow :(

Edit: Found the change language button :)

maxcube
04-27-2012, 05:23 PM
Just to clarify its 1680 * 1050 maximum resolution.
Man those sloppy xbox ports suck lately, I'm looking at you scarygirl (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2645679).

Penthouse32
04-27-2012, 05:24 PM
Be happy that your game is english....Mine is German somehow :(

Change it in-game, mine was german too.

jimrad1
04-27-2012, 05:28 PM
Just to clarify its 1680 * 1050 maximum resolution.
Man those sloppy xbox ports suck lately, I'm looking at you scarygirl (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2645679).

Yeah it sure doesnt help does it? Im just glad its only 7.99 and not a AAA game at 50.00 or more and then find out its a port. At least with these smaller priced games the pain is a little less and actually expected. Its those AAA ports that tick me off every single time.

kbe2k9
04-27-2012, 05:30 PM
Sucks about the resolution, my monitors native res is 1920x1200 but I might bite on this game any ways considering the price and the DLC being included.

Solidamus
04-27-2012, 05:33 PM
Played through the first mission, the game seems a lot of fun but I have the same resolution problem, 1680x1050 is biggest when my monitor supports 1920x1080. Oh and it uses GfWL, it's not a problem for me but I know it's a deal breaker for many. :P

Chubz123
04-27-2012, 05:37 PM
My game is still downloading. Can anyone determine if the frame rate is capped or uncapped?

Solidamus
04-27-2012, 05:39 PM
My game is still downloading. Can anyone determine if the frame rate is capped or uncapped?I think it's uncapped, at least it feels super smooth for me. :)

Nekomancer
04-27-2012, 05:49 PM
I somehow have a severe performance problem with this game. Which is kinda strange using a 3.0GHz quadcore CPU combined with a Geforce GTX 560Ti. Everytime someone gets hit or something explodes the game freezes for a fraction of a second, which causes severe frame drops and makes even the first mission unplayable.

jimrad1
04-27-2012, 05:57 PM
Opsy, :D Its Toy Soldiers, glad everyone got it anyway Ooops!

Solidamus
04-27-2012, 05:58 PM
I have a Phenom II X4 970 with GTX 560Ti too and the game works absolutely perfectly. I have the latest beta drivers from nVidia, maybe that helps?

Nekomancer
04-27-2012, 06:08 PM
I tested the 301.24 drivers, they caused a lot of problems for example the driver tends to forget to enable the 3D clocks and ran all games on 2D clocks which made every game unplayable.

Chubz123
04-27-2012, 06:08 PM
Wow, I see what you guys meant about the resolution. And I see no CFG files to edit to change it manually! And as mentioned previously, the controls are stuck and can't be configured. Just as I'd feared, it looks like we have an extremely lazy port on our hands. Oh well, at least it performs well. Not being able to run the game at my native screen resolution is an absolute killer for me.

Duelshotgunner
04-27-2012, 06:14 PM
My game is still downloading. Can anyone determine if the frame rate is capped or uncapped?

The game is capped at 60 FPS both in menu and ingame so no worries there

EnvoidNul
04-27-2012, 06:25 PM
Mine downloaded, got the unavailable message, restarted, Steam started to decrypt and is now downloading just over another GB.

Sigh

Le_Cigar
04-27-2012, 06:26 PM
Is there an option to use arrow keys instead of wasd? I heard they can't be rebound but maybe they're a secondary option.

RagingLoon
04-27-2012, 06:27 PM
This game is awesome! But the resolution options are hideous for PC gamers! Oh well, it really doesn't take away from the gameplay. I'm just forced to play in windowed mode so the game doesn't mess with my monitors. 1920x1080 would be very much appreciated though. :)

RagingLoon
04-27-2012, 06:29 PM
Wait a minute OP, you mean Toy Soldiers right?

Nekomancer
04-27-2012, 06:38 PM
What the hay is a Solider?

Jani666
04-27-2012, 06:45 PM
Is there an option to use arrow keys instead of wasd? I heard they can't be rebound but maybe they're a secondary option.

I would like to know that too.

Thank you in advance.

Chubz123
04-27-2012, 06:54 PM
Is there an option to use arrow keys instead of wasd? I heard they can't be rebound but maybe they're a secondary option.

Nope, none. The only control options I see are Mouse/Keyboard or Game Controller for controlling the game as a whole (WASD only, no ability to re-bind or alternate option for arrow keys) and Normal or Inverted for looking up/down with the units you take control of.

RagingLoon
04-27-2012, 06:59 PM
What the hay is a Solider?

Adjective: solid (solider,solidest) só-lid

1. Characterized by good substantial quality
"solid comfort"; "a solid base hit"

2. Of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous
"ice is water in the solid state"

3. Entirely of one substance with no holes inside
"a solid block of wood"

4. Of one substance or character throughout
"solid gold"; "carved out of solid rock"

5. Uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks
"a solid line across the page"; "solid sheets of water"

jimrad1
04-27-2012, 07:04 PM
Wait a minute OP, you mean Toy Soldiers right?

Yeahhhhhhhh


The last screenshot was of the giant robot with twin gun boobies and I instantly thought Toy Story for some reason. :D

Weird thing IS................I actually HAD that toy as a child! The boobies lit up and everything! I blame it for my awkwardness with chicks now. Unless their boobies shoot bullets its sort of a let down.

dicul
04-27-2012, 07:55 PM
Is there any mouse control?

vonbach
04-27-2012, 07:55 PM
What a piece of crap. I cant even get on the damn game without getting on windows live
and it just runs me around in circles. Wasted money I cant even play it.

Metro
04-27-2012, 08:05 PM
GFWL account required for a single player game? Fail.

vonbach
04-27-2012, 08:15 PM
You literally cant do anything without it.

EnvoidNul
04-27-2012, 08:23 PM
Excellent game

Renick
04-27-2012, 08:26 PM
This game is locked in my region - Vietnam ... *sign* :(

Rexic The King
04-27-2012, 08:29 PM
step by step
heart to heart
left right left
we all fall down
like toy soldiers

rmartinezdl
04-27-2012, 08:30 PM
Sure, oh wait its region locked! nice indie devs!

Daren
04-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Sure, oh wait its region locked! nice indie devs!

It's region locked because it uses GFWL, and it uses GFWL cause it is a ported Xbox Live Game.

Ducon
04-27-2012, 09:52 PM
"Graphics:1 GB Dedicated Graphics Card with Shader Model 3.0 or Higher**"

Really? 512 is not enough?

sarcinelli
04-27-2012, 10:21 PM
oh well, another great game ruined by GFWL :\
Gotham City Impostors was my last mistake...

captain_video
04-27-2012, 10:37 PM
step by step
heart to heart
left right left
we all fall down
like toy soldiers

Most of the forum posters here are much too young to remember that song. :) With her looks and voice, it was surprising she turned out to be a one-hit wonder.

Amy
04-27-2012, 10:39 PM
There's a Toy Stories on Steam?

Can you link me to the store page?

sarcinelli
04-27-2012, 10:42 PM
There's a Toy Stories on Steam?

Can you link me to the store page?

He meant "Toy Soldiers" ;)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/98300/

ps.: Why no multiplayer?! Is the X360 version SP only too?
I would pay $20 for a proper multiplayer version (no port/no GFWL)!

jimrad1
04-27-2012, 10:51 PM
They just updated the store page. For those who purchased, done forget to go redeem for your free DLCs! :)

Im not sure this thing would take a 1 gig of video ram in order to play honestly. I mean the graphics are simply not THAT gorgeous or demanding. I would research whether 512 or even 256 megs are enough. Its really not pushing my system for resources.

And yes the crappy WindowsLive. Man is that whole thing slow and sluggish or what? Not sure why companies insist on using it. Steam alone would of been more than enough.

Washell
04-27-2012, 10:51 PM
step by step
heart to heart
left right left
we all fall down
like toy soldiers

Most of the forum posters here are much too young to remember that song. :) With her looks and voice, it was surprising she turned out to be a one-hit wonder.

Fun fact: both Stacy Ferguson and Jennifer Love Hewitt sing in the chorus of this song.

jimrad1
04-27-2012, 10:57 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/toy-soldiers/reviews/toy-soldiers-review-6253192/

Xbox review anyway. Gives a bit more info to peruse.

Nice tower defense type game with FPS and 3rd person capability. Mowing down people from Mars has never been more fun actually. :D I do need to fly better though, rammed a UFO a bit too early.

jimrad1
04-27-2012, 11:11 PM
"Graphics:1 GB Dedicated Graphics Card with Shader Model 3.0 or Higher**"

Really? 512 is not enough?

You know I went around to just investigate this, as the minimum video memory requirement seemed a bit high to me anyway. Based on what Im seeing on screen it doesnt exactly make me believe its a huge system hog. Its cute, but certainly not Crisis 2 level performance.

It was a Xbox 360 exclusive release prior, and I would wonder about that 1 gig requirement. Xbox 360 used 512k but thats used by both the CPU and GPU. So I would think a 516 memory card would be fine, if not a 256k card. Im going specifically with what the Xbox 360 system specs run it at. Its not been beefed up to PC, it is a straight port more or less. A few screen resolution changes but no advanced graphics settings.

For 7 bucks, it might be worth a try with a 516k video card.

Chubz123
04-27-2012, 11:12 PM
oh well, another great game ruined by GFWL :\
Gotham City Impostors was my last mistake...

No, it doesn't ruin it at all. Register, login, play. It isn't a big deal at all and I've had no issues with it what-so-ever.

Aj6627
04-27-2012, 11:31 PM
No, it doesn't ruin it at all. Register, login, play. It isn't a big deal at all and I've had no issues with it what-so-ever.

Haters gonna hate...

sarcinelli
04-27-2012, 11:43 PM
No, it doesn't ruin it at all. Register, login, play. It isn't a big deal at all and I've had no issues with it what-so-ever.

Just because everything went smooth for you doesn't mean it will work well for everyone.

Gotham City Impostors was a total letdown unfortunately, it's a great game and I had (limited) fun with it, but only when it works.

First I had problem registering it with GFWL but after some retries/tinkering with my GFWL account I maneged to get to the main menu.

But then came the problems with machtmaking and I'm unable to play since :(

dicul
04-27-2012, 11:46 PM
Welp, I can't run it.
I'm guessing it needs SSE2 which I don't have as I use an antiquated AMD Athlon 2800+.

Care_Bear
04-27-2012, 11:52 PM
They just updated the store page. For those who purchased, done forget to go redeem for your free DLCs! :)

Hi, I just purchased the game and it is downloading now. I just want to confirm about how I can redeem the free DLCs. Is it going to be through GFWL?


Thanks.
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http://www.gamespot.com/toy-soldiers/reviews/toy-soldiers-review-6253192/

Xbox review anyway. Gives a bit more info to peruse.

Nice tower defense type game with FPS and 3rd person capability. Mowing down people from Mars has never been more fun actually. :D I do need to fly better though, rammed a UFO a bit too early.

Check out this player review, it gives a decent idea of the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNMyYi9lbxM

jimrad1
04-27-2012, 11:57 PM
Hi, I just purchased the game and it is downloading now. I just want to confirm about how I can redeem the free DLCs. Is it going to be through GFWL?


Thanks.
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Check out this player review, it gives a decent idea of the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNMyYi9lbxM


You know Im not sure but most likely. But it may optional according to the store page. It just says to hit the REDEEM button in game, not sure where that takes it. It also says you can go directly to Xbox Live so who knows. I guess I better go redeem those suckers and find out? :D I still hate Windows live regardless! Yck!

PurSpyk!!
04-27-2012, 11:58 PM
The lack of screen size options is a real problem, pity looked like an interesting game.

sarcinelli
04-28-2012, 12:00 AM
Hi, I just purchased the game and it is downloading now. I just want to confirm about how I can redeem the free DLCs. Is it going to be through GFWL?


Thanks.


Content Activation

To activate Toy Soldiers after your purchase, launch Toy Soldiers and select 'Redeem Code' from the main menu. Then follow the instructions to redeem your content.

Alternatively, you can redeem Product Codes for the downloadable content at https://live.xbox.com/RedeemToken.

neowolf
04-28-2012, 12:20 AM
The lack of screen size options is a real problem, pity looked like an interesting game.

Not at all, it looks perfectly fine 1680x1050 on my 1920 montior, just a cm or so of black bar down each side - I don't even notice it

PurSpyk!!
04-28-2012, 12:24 AM
Not at all, it looks perfectly fine 1680x1050 on my 1920 montior, just a cm or so of black bar down each side - I don't even notice it

Is it possible to run the game in a window?

Care_Bear
04-28-2012, 12:27 AM
You know Im not sure but most likely. But it may optional according to the store page. It just says to hit the REDEEM button in game, not sure where that takes it. It also says you can go directly to Xbox Live so who knows. I guess I better go redeem those suckers and find out? :D I still hate Windows live regardless! Yck!

Content Activation

To activate Toy Soldiers after your purchase, launch Toy Soldiers and select 'Redeem Code' from the main menu. Then follow the instructions to redeem your content.

Alternatively, you can redeem Product Codes for the downloadable content at https://live.xbox.com/RedeemToken.

Thanks for the replies.
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Just checked after finished downloading the game. I think the free DLCs are already included in the Steam download and they don't need to be activated:

http://i.imgur.com/N7Pac.jpg


I double-checked to make sure that there is no other option for redeeming anything, and found none in the following locations:

Nothing in the main menu (http://i.imgur.com/1qny2.jpg)
GFWL has an option for entering a redeem code (http://i.imgur.com/0u7Dq.png)
But the Steam version provides only 1 CD-key, which is for the Steam version of the game itself (http://i.imgur.com/aSYcU.png)


So just install the game through Steam, and that should include everything. :)
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Is it possible to run the game in a window?

You mean playing it in windowed mode? If so, that is a yes. ;)

held
04-28-2012, 12:47 AM
Hopefully Toy Soldiers Cold War is coming to PC too.

PurSpyk!!
04-28-2012, 12:52 AM
Does the game support the xbox controller, the fact that you cannot change the keys and being left handed wasd is not easy for me

Bobafett2k6
04-28-2012, 01:05 AM
Sure, oh wait its region locked! nice indie devs!

Well aside from the fact that GFWL is the reason it's region locked, it's published by Microsoft and therefore not indie.

ericL
04-28-2012, 01:25 AM
sounds like a crappy port. Does it require GFWL?

Care_Bear
04-28-2012, 01:28 AM
Check out this player review, it gives a decent idea of the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNMyYi9lbxM


Is that cold war DLC or another game which isn´t on steam?

Oh, I forgot to mention it. That YouTube video is about Toy Soldiers: Cold War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Soldiers:_Cold_War), but not the original Toy Soldiers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Soldiers_%28video_game%29).
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Hopefully Toy Soldiers Cold War is coming to PC too.

I hope so too, but I doubt it will be anytime soon, as then no one will be buying the first one. But you never know. :D

sarcinelli
04-28-2012, 01:29 AM
sounds like a crappy port. Does it require GFWL?

lol haven't you read any posts in this thread?
Yes, it does.

ps.: It's stated on the store page (http://store.steampowered.com/app/98300/):

3rd-party DRM: Games for Windows Live

Metro
04-28-2012, 02:24 AM
You know I went around to just investigate this, as the minimum video memory requirement seemed a bit high to me anyway. Based on what Im seeing on screen it doesnt exactly make me believe its a huge system hog. Its cute, but certainly not Crisis 2 level performance.

It was a Xbox 360 exclusive release prior, and I would wonder about that 1 gig requirement. Xbox 360 used 512k but thats used by both the CPU and GPU. So I would think a 516 memory card would be fine, if not a 256k card. Im going specifically with what the Xbox 360 system specs run it at. Its not been beefed up to PC, it is a straight port more or less. A few screen resolution changes but no advanced graphics settings.

For 7 bucks, it might be worth a try with a 516k video card.

Yeah, I was going to say there's no way this would have ever run on an Xbox with a 1 GB dedicated GPU requirement.

Wurzel_Pummage
04-28-2012, 02:39 AM
I've read a few people saying that multiplayer was dropped for the PC and was wondering if that was actually true?

There's conflicting information on the store page as multiplayer isn't listed in the feature list on the right yet the DLCs included claim to have more multiplayer maps in them.

Anyone actually bought the game and know for a fact if the game has multiplayer or not?

Thanks :)

Kradath
04-28-2012, 02:42 AM
Am I just blind or did they strip the multiplayer? Not quite the good advertisement for GFWL if they have to strip MP for it to work on pc...

Enter the fray as the French Army in all new Single Player, Multiplayer, and Survival Mode Maps!

Pheace
04-28-2012, 02:43 AM
There's a 'Toy Stories' thread right below this one. It's misnamed but that's where a bunch of players are.

jimrad1
04-28-2012, 03:08 AM
Not at all, it looks perfectly fine 1680x1050 on my 1920 montior, just a cm or so of black bar down each side - I don't even notice it

Have to agree with this. Its like a 1/20th bar on each side. Hard to really notice after awhile, but agreed, a bit annoying none the the less. Doesnt stop the enjoyment factor. For 7 bucks, I'll live with two tiny black bars on each end..............for now.........but next time...off with their heads.

jimrad1
04-28-2012, 03:15 AM
Actually it doesnt have multiplayer which is a shame. Straight single player Im afraid.

Care_Bear
04-28-2012, 03:21 AM
Actually it doesnt have multiplayer which is a shame. Straight single player Im afraid.

So it is confirmed that the multiplayer mode got stripped? At the moment I am not with my computer, so I can't check it myself.

I bought this game thinking it was Toy Soldiers: Cold War, instead of the first one, but that's fine and I should have checked carefully. Yet, no multiplayer...

SiberianPenguin
04-28-2012, 03:40 AM
i bought this from xbox arcade quite a bit ago. the multiplayer gets old really fast, not a huge loss imo.

Wurzel_Pummage
04-28-2012, 03:43 AM
Actually it doesnt have multiplayer which is a shame. Straight single player Im afraid.

That's a shame. Also pretty annoying that the store page is like "FREE DLC included! Multiplayer maps!" That's probably why it's bundled in at no extra cost then :p

minevittu
04-28-2012, 03:52 AM
1680 X 1050 maximum resolution?

hahahahahahahahahahhaaahahaah


seriously? No buy!

Solidamus
04-28-2012, 04:09 AM
According to the devs twitter, there is support for proper 1080p. The game tries to auto detect the monitors native resolution but it seems to be bugged, they are probably going to fix that problem. :)

Dilligaf
04-28-2012, 04:10 AM
Just to leave a piece of information for the others:

- Does not support multiplayer
- Looks good @ 1680x1050 on 1920 monitor
- First mission was fun, and what I expected
- Plays well even with controller, mouse supported as well
- Good value for the money spent
- No further registration of DLC required. Works out of the box, after entering game key at GFWL.

Have fun!

Penthouse32
04-28-2012, 04:12 AM
According to the devs twitter, there is support for proper 1080p. The game tries to auto detect the monitors native resolution but it seems to be bugged, they are probably going to fix that problem. :)

When I set it to maximum 1680x1050, my monitor shows 1920x1080 and no black borders:confused:

Care_Bear
04-28-2012, 04:18 AM
Just to leave a piece of information for the others:

- Does not support multiplayer
- Looks good @ 1680x1050 on 1920 monitor
- First mission was fun, and what I expected
- Plays well even with controller, mouse supported as well
- Good value for the money spent
- No further registration of DLC required. Works out of the box, after entering game key at GFWL.

Have fun!

Thanks.

I just want to add links to the dev tweets regarding the particular topics:

No, it is singleplayer only with all the DLC content added in (http://twitter.com/#!/Signal_Studios/statuses/196064863905255424)
That resolution is in there...we are not sure why people aren't seeing it. (http://twitter.com/#!/Signal_Studios/statuses/196062243165712384)


Still, this game is worth the price.

masni
04-28-2012, 04:22 AM
Not available in my country :(

Nekomancer
04-28-2012, 04:37 AM
Well, the DLC also offers Singleplayer content.

neowolf
04-28-2012, 04:37 AM
That resolution is in there...we are not sure why people aren't seeing it. (http://twitter.com/#%21/Signal_Studios/statuses/196062243165712384)


Lol.... waiting for patch then :D

Wurzel_Pummage
04-28-2012, 04:47 AM
Well, the DLC also offers Singleplayer content.

I'll be honest, I was being facetious. I did see there was single player content but I just thought it was funny how they advertised free multiplayer content for a game with no multiplayer :p

LegendaryMentle
04-28-2012, 05:08 AM
Is this Game for PC?

StubbsZombie
04-28-2012, 05:13 AM
Is this Game for PC?

No, it's for Iphone and Ipod Touch...oh, and PSP.

Nekomancer
04-28-2012, 05:14 AM
Is this Game for PC?
Are you serious? Any game on Steam is for PC.

MrPegiShixteen
04-28-2012, 05:18 AM
Just for info.

I have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 and when I started the game the battlefield textures were a horrible blue/green/turquoise colour - which occasionaly split-second flickered to the regular brown proper colour.

After messing around tweaking things a little I eventually downloaded Nvidia's latest 301.24 drivers. This sorted the problem.

I hope this may help others who have the same issue.

DoubleD
04-28-2012, 05:26 AM
Going to give it a try in a bit. I have a 520.

PsYcHo126
04-28-2012, 05:31 AM
Looks very interesting. I think I'll also give it a try for that price. A shame that it doesn't support MP though :(


btw, anyone remember those old Toy Soldier games? I'm not 100% sure (but I think so) that they were also called "Toy Soldiers". Ah... PS1 times, lol.

DoubleD
04-28-2012, 05:34 AM
Looks very interesting. I think I'll also give it a try for that price. A shame that it doesn't support MP though :(

Hopefully something that can be added in the future?.?

PsYcHo126
04-28-2012, 05:39 AM
Hopefully something that can be added in the future?.?

That would be nice.

ledow
04-28-2012, 05:44 AM
How to install on XP SP2:

Go through the normal Steam install. It will finish without error but running the game does nothing.

Go to: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\toy soldiers\support

Unzip the gfwlsetup.exe file with something like IZarc into a new folder.

Run all the files in that folder. The exe will give you a "this isn't SP3" error. Ignore it.

Run the game. Sign up for a GfWL account and sign into GfWL as normal (beware any software firewall getting in the way - you'll get a LOT of popups at this stage and they need to be able to connect). Enter your CD key as normal.

When it tells you that you NEED to upgrade Live, press No (if you don't get this far, CHECK YOUR FIREWALL!). You should then be able to play the game, at least all the single-player stuff.

I got into it, but it can be VERY finicky.

Steer clear unless you REALLY have SP3.

And, no, it works fine on a 512Mb graphics RAM machine.

DoubleD
04-28-2012, 06:15 AM
No issues. But I do hate the whole GFWL thing. First time I ever had to do this.

vowvoonrsq
04-28-2012, 06:16 AM
Ratings are in the 8 - 8.5 range:

http://www.gamespot.com/toy-soldiers/

DoubleD
04-28-2012, 06:40 AM
Tried the first level. It is a fun game and well worth the $7.49 price. If you like TD games you will lke this. Graphics, Sound, Animation etc are good for a game at this price range.

vonbach
04-28-2012, 07:02 AM
Finally got that stupid live thing to work after quite a bit of frustration.
At least the game itself works. The game is interesting. Worth the money.
Get rid of that stupid GWFL or whatever it is.

GDL
04-28-2012, 07:07 AM
btw, anyone remember those old Toy Soldier games? I'm not 100% sure (but I think so) that they were also called "Toy Soldiers". Ah... PS1 times, lol.

Are you thinking of the Army Men (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Men) series of games?

sarcinelli
04-28-2012, 07:13 AM
Looks very interesting. I think I'll also give it a try for that price. A shame that it doesn't support MP though :(


btw, anyone remember those old Toy Soldier games? I'm not 100% sure (but I think so) that they were also called "Toy Soldiers". Ah... PS1 times, lol.

The name is "Army Men (http://www.gamespot.com/army-men/platform/pc/)" and it's on PC too ;)

...or are you talking about the game "Small Soldiers (http://www.gamespot.com/small-soldiers/platform/ps/)" based on the movie "Small Soldiers (1998) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122718/)" ?



ps.: I've never played Army Men but had Small Soldiers for PS1 and loved to play it with my cousin! Awesome game dunno why the low rating on GS... :\

PsYcHo126
04-28-2012, 07:13 AM
Are you thinking of the Army Men (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Men) series of games?

The name is "Army Men" and it's on PC too ;)

...or are you talking about the game "Small Soldiers" based on the movie "Small Soldiers (1998)" ?

Aaah, yes! It was called Army Men, right!
Hah, memories. Wondering if the newer Army Men (especially AM3) are any good?

Aqnde
04-28-2012, 08:12 AM
Haven't yet been able to play the game. Despite verifying the game cache several times the game always just crashes to desktop in the map loading screen.

Scorpio27
04-28-2012, 08:12 AM
Played on Xbox and was fun

StubbsZombie
04-28-2012, 08:18 AM
It's pure fun and very addictive.
Everyone should get it. ;)

chrisol
04-28-2012, 08:21 AM
Apart from the lowish resolutions, I'm getting some green/blue purple flickering throughout which is a problem (I can't really play it like that).

Persists at different resolutions and with shadows turned off.

Hope there's a fix as it looks quite fun otherwise,

Chris

Washell
04-28-2012, 08:23 AM
When I set it to maximum 1680x1050, my monitor shows 1920x1080 and no black borders:confused:

Your monitor is probably set to fill the screen, so it stretches the image to make it fit.

MrPegiShixteen
04-28-2012, 08:26 AM
Hey Chris.

Somebody made a post about that on page 7.

Oh yes, it was me ;)

Daisy666
04-28-2012, 08:32 AM
"Graphics:1 GB Dedicated Graphics Card with Shader Model 3.0 or Higher**"

Really? 512 is not enough?

512MB is enough - I'm running it on my laptop with 2 old Nvidia 8800M-GTX (512MB Ram, 96 CUDA Shaders, 500Mhz Core) at 1280x720 and it runs fine.

Only played a little, but so far its an enjoyable tower defense game with the ability to take control of weapons.

StubbsZombie
04-28-2012, 08:34 AM
Apart from the lowish resolutions, I'm getting some green/blue purple flickering throughout which is a problem (I can't really play it like that).

Persists at different resolutions and with shadows turned off.

Hope there's a fix as it looks quite fun otherwise,

Chris

If you're using Nvidia, install 301.24 drivers.

Jmcmatrixs
04-28-2012, 08:52 AM
The name is "Army Men (http://www.gamespot.com/army-men/platform/pc/)" and it's on PC too ;)


This, thanks! Brings back memories

chrisol
04-28-2012, 09:47 AM
Hey Chris.

Somebody made a post about that on page 7.

Oh yes, it was me ;)

Doh!, I thought I'd been through the entire thread... a driver update looks like it has done it. Now just need to find out about those resolutions (unless someone has answered that one as well !)

Thanks for the pointer
Chris

MasterOfTheTide
04-28-2012, 10:11 AM
Just to clarify its 1680 * 1050 maximum resolution.
Man those sloppy xbox ports suck lately, I'm looking at you scarygirl (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2645679).

Dammit that is crazy stupid. I was gong to buy, but I play @ 1920x1080. Well I guess I just saved 8 bucks...

DoubleD
04-28-2012, 10:43 AM
Like some other people here i have the problem that it wont run. It starts a black screen, the mouse ican loads, it closes and it says program unavailable.

Any fix yet? (that fix from a page back didn´t work)

Are you on XP? I had no issues with Win7.

aneasyguy
04-28-2012, 11:06 AM
When I read the game uses GFWL and there are no multiplayer there was no chance Im buying it. Even though I have an Xbox LIVE user I hate GFWL.

Spearuslonginus
04-28-2012, 11:13 AM
By the mighty lords of valhalla! It's here! ODIN'S BEARD BE PRAISED!

Washell
04-28-2012, 11:22 AM
Dammit that is crazy stupid. I was gong to buy, but I play @ 1920x1080. Well I guess I just saved 8 bucks...

That's a bug that will be fixed.

Rzep
04-28-2012, 11:42 AM
So why is there no multiplayer?

Deadstoned
04-28-2012, 12:02 PM
Its cheap, but not cheap enough to warrant having to put up with GFWL. Sorry nope.

Lurpsukka
04-28-2012, 12:25 PM
I've read a few people saying that multiplayer was dropped for the PC and was wondering if that was actually true?

There's conflicting information on the store page as multiplayer isn't listed in the feature list on the right yet the DLCs included claim to have more multiplayer maps in them.

Anyone actually bought the game and know for a fact if the game has multiplayer or not?

Thanks :)

It does not have multiplayer, sad thing but true :(

reepa22
04-28-2012, 02:25 PM
For all those who black screen and stuck loading

I was having the problem a lot, but found it worked 1st time if i just ran the .EXE in steam\steamapps\common\toy soldiers\Game.exe

Dont know if it will work for everyone, just give it a shot :)

MrPegiShixteen
04-28-2012, 02:50 PM
Is everyone making sure you are allowing it through your firewall.

Sometimes Alt+Tab will reveal that it is awaiting your input? Same applies for Game For Windows Live too.

jimrad1
04-28-2012, 02:54 PM
Thanks for posting but sadly it didn´t work :(

System specs? Need something in order to help. It doesnt work is just not enough. Graphics card if anything would help. Sounds like your card may not be Shader 3.0 capable. Again guessing, since your not providing much info to help you.

RagingLoon
04-28-2012, 03:05 PM
Dammit that is crazy stupid. I was gong to buy, but I play @ 1920x1080. Well I guess I just saved 8 bucks...

I wouldn't save the 8 bucks, play it in windowed mode at 1680x1050. Toy Soldiers is utterly addictive and totally worth 8 bucks, if you ask me!

RagingLoon
04-28-2012, 03:10 PM
Dammit that is crazy stupid. I was gong to buy, but I play @ 1920x1080. Well I guess I just saved 8 bucks...

That's a bug that will be fixed.
Says who? Is there a bug tracker for this game, please elaborate.

neowolf
04-28-2012, 03:20 PM
Says who? Is there a bug tracker for this game, please elaborate.

The dev said it... if you read this topic, you will see it.

Washell
04-28-2012, 03:25 PM
Says who? Is there a bug tracker for this game, please elaborate.

There's a link to a dev tweet earlier in this thread. Same tweet is also on the front page of their website (http://www.signalstudios.net/)

mxfh MaxFriedrichHartmann
@Signal_Studios please add 1920x1080 resolution support for Toy Soldiers (PC/Steam) forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthr…

@mxfh That resolution is in there...we are not sure why people aren't seeing it.

Tempest_Wales
04-28-2012, 03:57 PM
Its cheap, but not cheap enough to warrant having to put up with GFWL. Sorry nope.

Same here, I'm out.

RagingLoon
04-28-2012, 04:56 PM
The dev said it... if you read this topic, you will see it.

Found it (https://twitter.com/#!/Signal_Studios/statuses/196062243165712384), and it's some awesome news that'll make this great game even better! :)

DoubleD
04-28-2012, 07:39 PM
Toy Soldiers is utterly addictive and totally worth 8 bucks, if you ask me!

Agree 100%.

SoRusty_
04-28-2012, 10:24 PM
2 years later and a bad port...lol

Washell
04-28-2012, 10:49 PM
2 years later and a bad port...lol

The game was more fun 2 years ago?

surfergirl303
04-28-2012, 11:01 PM
The game was more fun 2 years ago?

It definitely was as it had multiplayer.

Anyway, very disappointed in the port, with a buggy release (1920*1080 res not appearing in the menu), no multiplayer and barely any words from the devs.

Chubz123
04-29-2012, 02:17 AM
Very, very disappointed about the whole "No Multiplayer" thing. In fact, it almost makes me angry because this is an incredibly fun game and multiplayer support would make it easily twice as good and increase its replay value.

Washell
04-29-2012, 02:42 AM
and multiplayer support would make it easily twice as good and increase its replay value.

X-Box owners say multiplay is lacking in maps, gameplay and it's just plain boring and doesn't add anything, let alone make the game twice as good.

Legion563
04-29-2012, 03:04 AM
X-Box owners say multiplay is lacking in maps, gameplay and it's just plain boring and doesn't add anything, let alone make the game twice as good.

When i played it on the 360 it was very boring online. In multiplayer it was/is far to easy to end up in a stalemate. One match i played with a friend lasted nearly an hour untill we called it quits.

VimesUK
04-29-2012, 04:24 AM
I have just bought this and thought "Looks good and the price is right".
Then I launched it and found that it needed GFWL. :mad:

I have spent the last hour or so getting that to work with a newly created account. For some reason it did not like my original GFWL account. Eventually after a lot of heart ache I have now got a new GFWL account (which I do not want) and now the game launches.

My fault if I had been aware of the need for GFWL I would have passed on this one. If Steam would give a refund I would gladly accept that.

Nekomancer
04-29-2012, 04:32 AM
Try it based on the ground that the description offers multiplayer, the game itself doesn't. They did a shoddy copy&paste from the XBox store description.

Bobafett2k6
04-29-2012, 04:37 AM
Seems to me there are a lot of bad experiences in here that could influence people, here's mine.

Seen it, bought it, installed it without any problems.
Started it and signed into GFWL without any problems.
Played it without any problems at all.

Its great little tower defense game made more interesting than some of its rivals by you being able to control individual weapons/turrets at will.

It's just as good as the Xbox version of the game (although I never played MP on Xbox)

My advice? Buy it.

adz
04-29-2012, 04:53 AM
Yes i want this game, but i'd have to wait for a sale.

neowolf
04-29-2012, 04:57 AM
Yes i want this game, but i'd have to wait for a sale.

It's on sale :rolleyes:

targetbsp
04-29-2012, 05:18 AM
Yes i want this game, but i'd have to wait for a sale.


? It costs < £4 :D

PurSpyk!!
04-29-2012, 05:21 AM
Yes i want this game, but i'd have to wait for a sale.

and 25% off is not enough?

DragonRR
04-29-2012, 05:26 AM
Brilliant game. Don't really understand why people complain about GFWL, never had an issue with it.

The resolution problem is pretty crap for people who have a screen < 1680x1050 but 1680x1050 looks ok even on my 2560x1600 monitor, it would be NICE to have 1920 or 2560 but not THAT important.

I do have a problem with sounds being cut off when there's a lot going on and when I'm driving a tank or a plane but..

It's less than £5!!!!! All the xbox360 DLC is in! Nice graphics, hours of single player gameplay far more than say Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet and at a third of the price!. Great value for money imo..

VimesUK
04-29-2012, 05:33 AM
Adding to my last post....

Now that I have finally got GFWL up and going I must admit that the game itself is really good fun to play :)

So whilst I would have avoided it for the GFWL inclusion I am now glad that I did manage to get that aspect working as the game is worth the trouble.

Not sure why it had to have GFWL as well as Steam though.

blitzyuk
04-29-2012, 06:45 AM
Before anyone decides to say anything about this game not having multiplayer here is a message response from Signal Studios in there forum.

I am sorry but for technical reasons we could not get the multiplayer integrated for this version of Toy Soldiers for PC. We did lower the price and give all the DLC.



As with concerns about the Multiplayer listed in part of the DLC description, it will be removed as it was a typo. The full game description does say specifically singleplayer only (which is a ton of fun!).

DoubleD
04-29-2012, 07:05 AM
Adding to my last post....

Now that I have finally got GFWL up and going I must admit that the game itself is really good fun to play :)

So whilst I would have avoided it for the GFWL inclusion I am now glad that I did manage to get that aspect working as the game is worth the trouble.

Not sure why it had to have GFWL as well as Steam though.

I agree. The game is a lot of fun and at the sale price it is worth the trouble of creating a GFWL account. After that just set the game to auto login for you and besides a brief GFWL login splash page you are set to play. The game does load fast.



Anyway, very disappointed in the port, with a buggy release (1920*1080 res not appearing in the menu), no multiplayer and barely any words from the devs.

Did you try a Demo somewhere?

Lurpsukka
04-29-2012, 08:00 AM
Is it still worth without the multiplayer? How much fun can I get out of this game?

DoubleD
04-29-2012, 08:07 AM
Is it still worth without the multiplayer? How much fun can I get out of this game?

For the price I believe so. Do you like tower defense games?

Lurpsukka
04-29-2012, 08:11 AM
For the price I believe so. Do you like tower defense games?

Hell yeah, I've played them since 04 Wc3 custom maps :)

Defense Grid, Sol Survivor, PvZ, Harvest, you name it ;)

DoubleD
04-29-2012, 08:15 AM
Love Defense Grid. I think you will like this. The added feature is you can also click and control/fire the defence uint yourself instead of just having the AI shoot. They even have sniper towers and Bi-Planes you can fly.

Check out YouTube for game play videos.

LUNATIC.
04-29-2012, 08:30 AM
good game

page305
04-29-2012, 08:49 AM
1) I have yet to see a bug in this game.
2) Multiplayer sucked anyway... it's like tic-tac-toe, once you know the moves it's the same outcome everytime; over and over.
3) Single player is AWESOME, I've played it 3 times through on the 360 and am about halfway through the PC version. Only difference is in guiding shells with the mouse as opposed to the stick feels sluggish.
4) It's not a bad console port... it's just a normal console port... that's no secret. Graphics are not amazing, but not ugly either.
5) Before you hear about the Golden Rocket bug... that was in console version as well. (Google it to find info and fix)...

Bottom line= BUY THIS GAME!

It's worth the $$$ by far and if you want other console exclusives to be ported in the future you have to buy them when they come out! It's about $$$ on the dev and publisher end... remember that. They've made a product worth buying now it's our turn to buy it.

If/When Toy Soldiers: Cold War comes out, I suggest to buy that as well... it was a great game too.

DoubleD
04-29-2012, 08:52 AM
I was wondering how MP would work it a tower defense type of game. I guess the Tic-Tac-Toe is a good analogy.

Joreel
04-29-2012, 09:01 AM
I've had Zero problems with the install or the gameplay... I'm sorry that some of you are having issues :(. The game looks and plays great as well as being a blast. I played the MP on Xbox Live and I can tell you that your not missing anything on the PC version. The MP just wasn't very fun as 9 out of 10 times one or both sides would give up just to end the game as it usually ended up in a stalemate. It's great that the Devs are giving us the DLC for that game to make up for no MP on the PC, but as I said, your not missing anything. The DLC is way more fun than any MP anyways.

Bobafett2k6
04-29-2012, 10:16 AM
Quite impressive to see this at #3 in the Steam top sellers list, it's based on revenue right?

It's ahead of the "big" games (with big prices) like Risen 2, Torchlight 2, Sniper Elite V2 and Prototype 2.

Just thought I'd throw that in here for discussion.

PsYcHo126
04-29-2012, 10:40 AM
Quite impressive to see this at #3 in the Steam top sellers list, it's based on revenue right?

It's ahead of the "big" games (with big prices) like Risen 2, Torchlight 2, Sniper Elite V2 and Prototype 2.

Just thought I'd throw that in here for discussion.

Well, it has a low price. Peoples tend to wait for a sale with big games that cost ~50$ or something like that.

Bobafett2k6
04-29-2012, 11:11 AM
Well, it has a low price. Peoples tend to wait for a sale with big games that cost ~50$ or something like that.

I think you missed my point, the low price makes it impressive If I'm correct in saying that the top sellers list is based on revenue. Then for every single copy of Risen 2 that is sold, Toy soldiers would have to sell about 11 to match it. As it stands, Toy Soldiers has surpassed it.

PsYcHo126
04-29-2012, 11:30 AM
I think you missed my point, the low price makes it impressive If I'm correct in saying that the top sellers list is based on revenue. Then for every single copy of Risen 2 that is sold, Toy soldiers would have to sell about 11 to match it. As it stands, Toy Soldiers has surpassed it.

Hmm, I'm not sure, but I don't think it's like that. Nobody really knows I think. Saw some discussions about this already.

Washell
04-29-2012, 11:53 AM
Nobody really knows I think.

It's revenue based. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24482701&postcount=13)

The top sellers list is by revenue, and does not include retail activations.

Bobafett2k6
04-29-2012, 11:58 AM
It's revenue based. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24482701&postcount=13)

I thought that was the case. then I am indeed impressed. :)

Bylandt
04-29-2012, 12:03 PM
Only WASD? And no way to remap the keys? Are they serious?

I can't believe it. I always use the arrow keys. This means the game is unplayable for me.

Washell
04-29-2012, 12:07 PM
Only WASD? And no way to remap the keys? Are they serious?

I can't believe it. I always use the arrow keys. This means the game is unplayable for me.

Is it really that much of an issue to either move your hand 10 inches left or the keyboard 10 inches right?

Personally, I'm playing it with a 360 pad, works great.

sadrac
04-29-2012, 12:12 PM
I´ll love to have the game, but it blocked in my country.
Can anybody help me? I can pay via paypal plus i have a copy of dogfighter for the trouble.
PM me

Bobafett2k6
04-29-2012, 12:16 PM
Personally, I'm playing it with a 360 pad, works great.

Me too, and I agree it works very well.

Bylandt
04-29-2012, 12:27 PM
Is it really that much of an issue to either move your hand 10 inches left or the keyboard 10 inches right?

Personally, I'm playing it with a 360 pad, works great.

We all have our habits. It's not just the direction keys BTW, there is no key mapping at all. I think there is no excuse for this, since it is easy to implement. It's not like there is fancy programming involved.

Earthworm James
04-29-2012, 12:29 PM
too bad it's infected by GFWL

no buy

DoubleD
04-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Quite impressive to see this at #3 in the Steam top sellers list, it's based on revenue right?


I would say it is based on now many units sold. Not how much money.

As far as the WASD keys go it is used to look around the map. I myself use the mouse. It is pretty much a point and click game not a FPS.

Going to buy a few more copies for gifts. Fun game.

Hellstrong
04-29-2012, 12:44 PM
Regarding resolution i think we'll have to wait for an official patch.
I hex edited the config file to 1080p res but it just took longer to load up the game and it reverts to 1050p again.
setting to read only didn't work either.

Bobafett2k6
04-29-2012, 12:46 PM
I would say it is based on now many units sold. Not how much money.

The top sellers list is by revenue, and does not include retail activations. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24482701&postcount=13)

sadrac
04-29-2012, 12:46 PM
can´t you buy one for me, i´ll pay you via paypal in advance, or if you want we can trade a game of your like

I would say it is based on now many units sold. Not how much money.

As far as the WASD keys go it is used to look around the map. I myself use the mouse. It is pretty much a point and click game not a FPS.

Going to buy a few more copies for gifts. Fun game.

Hellstrong
04-29-2012, 12:59 PM
can´t you buy one for me, i´ll pay you via paypal in advance, or if you want we can trade a game of your like

your country is prolly not supported by GFWL so youd end up with a game you cant play

TheXand
04-29-2012, 02:12 PM
Anyone know how to change the resolution? Can't seem to find an .ini file to edit or anything and it won't let me put it higher than 1280x720 in the ingame options.

desertor
04-29-2012, 02:18 PM
Sweet game. The resolution is ok in my laptop. Stupid indeed about that GFWL thing but...

By the way, anyone who knows how to drop bombs with airplane?

Bobafett2k6
04-29-2012, 02:22 PM
By the way, anyone who knows how to drop bombs with airplane?

Left trigger with an Xbox controller, no idea about kb.

Hellstrong
04-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Anyone know how to change the resolution? Can't seem to find an .ini file to edit or anything and it won't let me put it higher than 1280x720 in the ingame options.
See this post: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30527763&postcount=179
the file is at "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\signal studios\toy soldiers\conf.cfg"
on Win Vista/7

MSPreacher
04-29-2012, 02:32 PM
See this post: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30527763&postcount=179
the file is at "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\signal studios\toy soldiers\conf.cfg"
on Win Vista/7

That file seems to be of little use, as it appears undecipherable (i.e., it's not like a regular config file which you can just edit... it's just full of weird symbols).

DoubleD
04-29-2012, 02:40 PM
By the way, anyone who knows how to drop bombs with airplane?

Right mouse click

Hellstrong
04-29-2012, 02:40 PM
That file seems to be of little use, as it appears undecipherable (i.e., it's not like a regular config file which you can just edit... it's just full of weird symbols).I edited in hex.
this is the hex content after editing it.
01000000060000000000000080070000380400000100000001 000000000000000000003F
1920 is 9006 in swapped hex and 1080 is 1A04
But it doesnt matter, the game wont handle it.

DoubleD
04-29-2012, 02:41 PM
can´t you buy one for me, i´ll pay you via paypal in advance, or if you want we can trade a game of your like

Can't you buy it in your area? Sure I will trade.

Le_Cigar
04-29-2012, 02:45 PM
Can it be played in 1680x1050? I think I saw a post that this was the maximum resolution. I might give this game a try if so, and if WASD can be ignored in preference of full mouse control (selection and camera rotation/movement), as I prefer arrow key mappings.

page305
04-29-2012, 02:45 PM
I was wondering how MP would work it a tower defense type of game. I guess the Tic-Tac-Toe is a good analogy.


You set up defenses and launch enemy waves (each cost money). Your opponent does the same. Each player has a toybox to defend just like single player.

Problem is; you and your opponent both setup defenses to counter each type of enemy wave that is available to both players. It's just a stalemate from the get-go... assuming your opponent knows how to play (after 5th round of SP, you know how to play).

You're not missing much without MP, but SP alone is well well well worth $7.50! Plus Survival mode, achievements, rations, golden cubes... etc etc... little extras that keep you on your toes!

MrPegiShixteen
04-29-2012, 02:45 PM
At 36k it is not meaningfully editable.

The top sellers list is by revenue, and does not include retail activations. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24482701&postcount=13)

I'm so pleased to read this because maybe we will also get the Cold War thingy and anything else we PC gamers can't get at present LOL

page305
04-29-2012, 02:50 PM
Sweet game. The resolution is ok in my laptop. Stupid indeed about that GFWL thing but...

By the way, anyone who knows how to drop bombs with airplane?

Right mouse button...

page305
04-29-2012, 02:53 PM
Can it be played in 1680x1050? I think I saw a post that this was the maximum resolution. I might give this game a try if so, and if WASD can be ignored in preference of full mouse control (selection and camera rotation/movement), as I prefer arrow key mappings.


Dev's have posted to twitter that the game supports 1080p resolution, but there's a bug that it won't show or detect the monitor correctly... They're looking into it. I don't have the tweet post though.

https://twitter.com/#!/Signal_Studios @ 8:23pm

kbe2k9
04-29-2012, 02:54 PM
Dev's have posted to twitter that the game supports 1080p resolution, but there's a bug that it won't show or detect the monitor correctly... They're looking into it. I don't have the tweet post though.

https://twitter.com/#!/Signal_Studios @ 8:23pm

Good to hear, I caved and bought the game.

DoubleD
04-29-2012, 03:30 PM
Good to hear, I caved and bought the game.

You will enjoy it. I just played another round. Look out for the big zeppelin. :(


LOL

Jani666
04-29-2012, 03:37 PM
Someone has a support link or mail from signal studio?
I can´t find anything.

The game does not work for me. Yes I verified the cache and tried to start the game.exe directly as an admin. (Vista 32 bit)
The CTD problem when I tried to start the game:
http://www.signalstudios.net/forums/#/discussion/184/game-keeps-returning-to-desktop-no-crash-

page305
04-29-2012, 04:35 PM
Someone has a support link or mail from signal studio?
I can´t find anything.

The game does not work for me. Yes I verified the cache and tried to start the game.exe directly as an admin. (Vista 32 bit)
The CTD problem when I tried to start the game:
http://www.signalstudios.net/forums/#/discussion/184/game-keeps-returning-to-desktop-no-crash-

I haven't had this problem, but someone said (I forget where I read this), that if you alt+tab when the screen is black, then wait a minute or two and bring the game back up it'll be loaded. Not sure if it works, but worth a shot... maybe put your Anti-Virus software on pause for a few minutes???

Amy
04-29-2012, 04:46 PM
The only thing that pissing me off is GFWL when it's single player only AND the freaking fact dev tell "we don't know why people don't see the 1920x1080".


Like if they didn't noticed it before releeasing the game lol.

Jani666
04-29-2012, 04:49 PM
I get a very short black screen after the start and then an immediate CTD with the Windows message "Toy Soldiers exe has stopped working..." (Twice)

Le_Cigar
04-29-2012, 05:32 PM
The only thing that jarateing me off is GFWL when it's single player only AND the freaking fact dev tell "we don't know why people don't see the 1920x1080".


Like if they didn't noticed it before releeasing the game lol.

Agreed. 1680x1050 is really the maximum it supports, hopefully that'll be patched in the near future.

I didn't get any errors when launching like a lot of people and I'm also running vista 32 (SP2). It probably isn't a gfwl error, more likely a graphics related issue. We could do with a forum for this game.

iZach
04-29-2012, 06:40 PM
I get a very short black screen after the start and then an immediate CTD with the Windows message "Toy Soldiers exe has stopped working..." (Twice)A lot of people seem to be having this issue. I had it too. The solution is to press alt+tab when the game first comes up, while in the game. Then simply go back in the game and it should hopefully work.

jimrad1
04-29-2012, 07:17 PM
I have just bought this and thought "Looks good and the price is right".
Then I launched it and found that it needed GFWL. :mad:

I have spent the last hour or so getting that to work with a newly created account. For some reason it did not like my original GFWL account. Eventually after a lot of heart ache I have now got a new GFWL account (which I do not want) and now the game launches.

My fault if I had been aware of the need for GFWL I would have passed on this one. If Steam would give a refund I would gladly accept that.


I take it people just dont take the time to read the store page. Its clearly there, DRM WindowsLive.

For 7.00 bucks sorry, as much I hate Windowslive its simply not that big a deal for a high quality low priced game. Once in the game, I really dont dwell on the idea that its using WindowsLive. I hate WindowsLive hate waiting 2 to 3 minutes JUST to log in even with Auto login but! Once thats done, its just too much fun. Its nice to stick to ones principles until they just start to sound repetitive. Yeah WindowsLive sucks eggs, but for 7.oo bucks I can tolerate it enough to enjoy this title. Its just not enough of a hate to pass this one up. Even some of die hard WL haters who ended up buying it have to admit, they do like it. Terrible pointless DRM yes, great great game for 7.00 bucks trumps it. The MP has been said to be pretty tacked on, so again, 7.00 bucks plus DLCs more than make up for it. If this had been priced at 39.00 or 49.00 I wouldnt have bothered just due to WindowsLive. At 7 bucks, I can tolerate it. Screen resolution issue, just why is that annoying to have two tiny bars on each side of the screen? Its just not that huge a deal. Would be nice if it were not there, but hey, again, 7 bucks, its not a deal breaker. To hate the game just due to that is just being anal really. People must pluck every leaf off their cars in the morning because to them its the end of the world. :D

caboosefanatic
04-29-2012, 11:26 PM
Can someone help, when I try to play the game, my frame-rate goes to complete ♥♥♥♥, anyone know what to do?

just seems weird to have issues with frame-rate in this game yet im fine with every other game I play that has way more going on screen.

tmier2
04-30-2012, 02:32 AM
this game is really appealing to me, i just love the concept and setting, but im not very good at tower defense games

I wish there was a demo :(

paischu
04-30-2012, 03:02 AM
Uses GFWL so no.

Shelton
04-30-2012, 03:47 AM
this game is really appealing to me, i just love the concept and setting, but im not very good at tower defense games

I wish there was a demo :(
The game is extremely easy on casual, so difficulty shouldn't really be an issue. You can put down your towers and forget about them if you choose, but it's even easier if you actively use them.
Uses GFWL so no.
Your loss. For all the people that complain about GFWL, the sales are pretty strong. It won't be going anywhere. (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-04-18-microsoft-wont-ditch-games-for-windows-live-for-pc-xbox-live)

targetbsp
04-30-2012, 04:14 AM
The one thing about this forum is people always find weird and wonderful reasons to not buy a game. No-one ever seems to say 'actually I just didn't want the game all that much'. Which must actually be the case if not being bothered to type in your Live account details on first launch is enough to put you off it. :)

You're basically saying that you expect the effort of typing in your username to completely outweigh any enjoyment you get form the game over its life. Either that or you're incapable of balancing the pro's and con's of things.

I find it fascinating. :D

RedRobin
04-30-2012, 04:46 AM
Someone post the graphical options

MightyBeagle
04-30-2012, 04:46 AM
Can I play this even microsoft doesnt let us buy this game? i bought one from a trader, i havent opened it yet but GCI works for me but i dont know if this one works

ploppo
04-30-2012, 06:10 AM
Anyone playing this with a GPU with less than 1GB RAM? I noted that someone posted they were using 2x512MB cards. I have 896MB on my GTX 260 and wondered if that would be okay?

It's worth me asking as there may be more people who might purchase if they can play okay with less than 1GB. Plus, I note that some people are complaining about texture problems and crashes and I wondered if they were ones using a <1GB card.

Washell
04-30-2012, 06:28 AM
I have 896MB on my GTX 260 and wondered if that would be okay?

Same, but on a GTX275. Game is running fine for me.

ploppo
04-30-2012, 06:32 AM
Great!

Thanks for responding.

Bobafett2k6
04-30-2012, 06:40 AM
Anyone playing this with a GPU with less than 1GB RAM? I noted that someone posted they were using 2x512MB cards. I have 896MB on my GTX 260 and wondered if that would be okay?

My card is 512MB and it's absolutely fine.

thejuice027
04-30-2012, 10:00 AM
Anyone else getting the problem where it won't log you into LIVE and it gives you some network bullcrap?

MrPegiShixteen
04-30-2012, 10:00 AM
The one thing about this forum is people always find weird and wonderful reasons to not buy a game. No-one ever seems to say 'actually I just didn't want the game all that much'. Which must actually be the case if not being bothered to type in your Live account details on first launch is enough to put you off it. :)

You're basically saying that you expect the effort of typing in your username to completely outweigh any enjoyment you get form the game over its life. Either that or you're incapable of balancing the pro's and con's of things.

I find it fascinating. :D

It's great you find it facinating but think yourself lucky you have that priviledge.

There is an ignorant presumption in your post that suggests those who complain about GFWL are doing so for the sake of it, and nothing else.

I suspect that those who do complain and I am one of them, do so because we have all had annoying technical problems with its installation, implementation and frustratingly annoying lack of decent hgelp. Let alone everything else like more sales software dressed up as drm.

I will not let it affect me when I believe the game is worth it, but if you or anyone else had seen the difficulties I had with Dirt 3 and GFWL then you would have been pulling my hair out for me.

The problems are real an not just made up for some excuse to moan.

Amy
04-30-2012, 11:57 AM
-You start the game for the first time.
-Log in whit your windows live account.
-Check the ´´auto log in button´´.
-Have fun whit the game.

Most of the time here, the auto-login isn't working most of the time.

kbe2k9
04-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Having a blast with this game, only one issue I've ran into so far and that's the audio cuts out sometimes while flying but other than that it runs flawlessly.

Greenasp
04-30-2012, 12:34 PM
Disappointed on several levels.

One, initial install problems. Restarted steam and it fixed it.

Two, EVERY time I start the game, it fails unless I manually start GFWL. Don't have this problem with other GFWL games.

Three. No wide screen graphic options. Do they even make those old monitors any more??

Four. The funneling of the game. Play it the way they want you to, or you can forget about it. Right now, I'm on a mission where I NEED to use a tank to get stuff done. I go down a steep embankment to start off the mission. Up ahead there's another embankment with a more gradual slope I should be able to go up to start taking out enemy positions which are preventing me from building stuff. WRONGO. There's an invisible wall there.

Five. No forum for the game, Microsoft, or for Signal Studios (the dev). If I had been able to read about the game on any site other than the MS one, I would never have bought it. Wasted money for me.

Le_Cigar
04-30-2012, 12:39 PM
Yeah the latter levels (or maybe from 3rd or 4th) definitely require you to do most of the work with tanks and planes, which is a shame because the first few levels were the most enjoyable. It's still a good game but I prefer to focus on the 'towers' instead of driving/flying around, being unable to see everything that's going on.

Simplex
04-30-2012, 02:05 PM
? It costs < £4 :D

Or 7€ - that's what I call fair pricing!

Why the hell does UK get so low price for this game - even 18% lower than US, while rest of EU gets price 18% higher than US - and almost 50% higher thank UK? My mind boggles.

paischu
04-30-2012, 02:09 PM
-You start the game for the first time.
-Log in whit your windows live account.
-Check the ´´auto log in button´´.
-Have fun whit the game.

Wait like 2 years and you will have problems even updating the game.. Look at Halo 2!

m@gick
04-30-2012, 02:14 PM
Very fun game ! Sadly enough it crashes many times on my older system, reinstaled it many times, updated the display driver but still it keeps crashing all the time :( :(

DoubleD
04-30-2012, 02:18 PM
Wait like 2 years !

I think I will get my $7.49 enjoyment out of the game over the next 2 years.

Who knows by then maybe Toy Soldiers 2 will be out? ;)


Very fun game !

Agree.

aleadom
04-30-2012, 03:16 PM
I´ve made the alt+tab fix, and the game run, but stucks on main screen without options, I can only see The title "toy Soldier" and a animation, but I can´t see any option, or links to play.

Anyone knowns what should I do?

Thanks!!!!

donmilliken
04-30-2012, 03:18 PM
It's great you find it facinating but think yourself lucky you have that priviledge.

There is an ignorant presumption in your post that suggests those who complain about GFWL are doing so for the sake of it, and nothing else.

I suspect that those who do complain and I am one of them, do so because we have all had annoying technical problems with its installation, implementation and frustratingly annoying lack of decent hgelp. Let alone everything else like more sales software dressed up as drm.

I will not let it affect me when I believe the game is worth it, but if you or anyone else had seen the difficulties I had with Dirt 3 and GFWL then you would have been pulling my hair out for me.

The problems are real an not just made up for some excuse to moan.

You make a good point. I've been lucky to never have and trouble with GFWL titles, which is a good thing because some great games have been unfortunately saddled with it. This doesn't mean problems don't exist. Some people just get lucky and assume that because they've never had a problem, no problem exists and that some people just like to complain. I don't get that. When so many people are complaining, and about actual problems and not just, "GFWL sucks d00d, lol!" you'd think that'd be a clue that the complaints are genuine.

aleadom
04-30-2012, 03:22 PM
I´ve made the alt+tab fix, and the game run, but stucks on main screen without options, I can only see The title "toy Soldier" and a animation, but I can´t see any option, or links to play.

Anyone knowns what should I do?

Thanks!!!!


My computer is a alienware m11r2, so I don´t think spec´s will be the problem.

Marnit
04-30-2012, 03:46 PM
Who knows by then maybe Toy Soldiers 2 will be out? ;)

That would be Toy Soldiers: Cold War, that game has a complete co-op campaign, but multiplayer is not possible on pc*...

*According to signal studios.

Nikos the great
04-30-2012, 04:15 PM
This game is great, if you're not turned off by GFWL, definitely give it a go. Don't get turned off by the lack of multiplayer, the game for this price is a steal.

Thomasr
04-30-2012, 04:21 PM
I bought this on impulse and have to say, it's the first time I've really enjoyed a tower defense game I paid for. I was disappointed by Defense Grid, Orcs Must Die and Dungeon Defenders, but this one, I love :D

neowolf
04-30-2012, 04:35 PM
I was disappointed by Defense Grid, Orcs Must Die

I genuinely feel sorry for you :) I do know though that first time playing games I will immediately dislike, but like a lot of things - I may end up liking them later (for me NFS Hot Pursuit)

MrPegiShixteen
04-30-2012, 04:46 PM
You make a good point. I've been lucky to never have and trouble with GFWL titles, which is a good thing because some great games have been unfortunately saddled with it. This doesn't mean problems don't exist. Some people just get lucky and assume that because they've never had a problem, no problem exists and that some people just like to complain. I don't get that. When so many people are complaining, and about actual problems and not just, "GFWL sucks d00d, lol!" you'd think that'd be a clue that the complaints are genuine.

I also don, believe there is some degree of/or lack of defined reasoning behind some members posts regarding GFWL and yet I also think there are many that are so fed up with 'not being heard' or being even shunned by their own community of gamers.

We are in essence all in this together and should be fighting against the problems that rife amongst ourselves as a whole instead of simply denying they exist because we, personaly, have not encountered them. Who wouldn't benefit if GFWL was removed?

They/we are still angry and yet can only be bothered to slate the software off at any opportunity and I personaly can understand that - and am happy with it.

Why? because as consumers we have a right to speak out and hope one day will be heard :)

My personal views are that PC gamers are already being sidelined by the consoles and who on earth knows when that particular hammer may fall. Perhaps sometimes we should forget our own personal blinkered 'I'm alright Jack' attitude and unite for the greater good of us all because we are really in the same boat here in the longer term.

motrin
04-30-2012, 08:11 PM
how big is the download? considering buying the game just need to know that

Thomasr
04-30-2012, 08:15 PM
1.7 gb

motrin
04-30-2012, 08:23 PM
ooh, that's not bad.. thx! have some rep!

paischu
04-30-2012, 10:50 PM
Who knows by then maybe Toy Soldiers 2 will be out? ;)
It's actually already out on Xbox: Toy Soldiers: Cold War

MightyBeagle
04-30-2012, 11:22 PM
Can I play this even microsoft doesnt let us buy this game? i bought one from a trader, i havent opened it yet but GCI works for me but i dont know if this one works

Looking for answers. ^^

Ducon
05-01-2012, 05:49 AM
Looking for answers. ^^

If you see your country here http://www.xbox.com/en-gb/LIVE/countries
yes

RedRobin
05-01-2012, 06:33 AM
Someone please post the graphical options

Hellstrong
05-01-2012, 07:06 AM
Someone please post the graphical options
Resolution (most nott supported)
Fullscreen on/off
Shadows On/off

surfergirl303
05-01-2012, 09:57 AM
What a piece of sh*t.

No 1920*1080, half the game was cut from the original xbox game (local AND online multiplayer), no graphic options, etc. Wow.

Mikeedude
05-01-2012, 10:43 AM
Game is fine for price, on the 1680 res I get full screen so its ok for me.

Hellstrong
05-01-2012, 11:43 AM
tbh most games i got for the same price where like 10 times better and weren't completely cut down.
So no to me its really not fine for its price.

doansters
05-01-2012, 01:49 PM
I just brought the game and it does not turn on.... it just make the screen turn black for 2 second and pop back to my desktop.... help plz

neowolf
05-01-2012, 03:35 PM
What a piece of sh*t.

Irrevelant

No 1920*1080

If you had read the topic, you will see that it is some glitch - 1080 is supposed to be there, and yet the rest of can manage fine on 1050.

Symbolik
05-01-2012, 04:06 PM
Is this game worth it?

iZach
05-01-2012, 07:12 PM
tbh most games i got for the same price where like 10 times better and weren't completely cut down.
So no to me its really not fine for its price.What do you mean 'completely cut down'? The only thing missing is multiplayer. Which, really, doesn't seem that fun in this game imo. Also, because multiplayer is missing, we got a better price than we otherwise would have.

Frisky Piranha
05-01-2012, 11:01 PM
What do you mean 'completely cut down'? The only thing missing is multiplayer. Which, really, doesn't seem that fun in this game imo. Also, because multiplayer is missing, we got a better price than we otherwise would have.

"In addition to all of that single-player content, Toy Soldiers supports competitive two-player matches both online and via split-screen."

I'm confused. If the game supports multiplayer, does that come with DLC or something? Link the review: http://www.gamespot.com/toy-soldiers/reviews/toy-soldiers-review-6253192/

Simplex
05-02-2012, 02:47 AM
"In addition to all of that single-player content, Toy Soldiers supports competitive two-player matches both online and via split-screen."
I'm confused. If the game supports multiplayer, does that come with DLC or something? Link the review: http://www.gamespot.com/toy-soldiers/reviews/toy-soldiers-review-6253192/
Considering that multiplayer was specifically cut from the PC version of the game, and you are linking to the review of Xbox 360 version, I am not surprised that you are confused.r

Irrevelant
If you had read the topic, you will see that it is some glitch - 1080 is supposed to be there
But it's not, so until they patch it, he is right.

and yet the rest of can manage fine on 1050.
How do you expect me to "manage fine" with 1680x1050 on a 16:9 FullHD TV? Not only I will get incorrectly proportioned image (or black bars), also the qraphics quality will suffer because of pixel interpolation (as the native res of my tv is 1920x1080). Sorry, but in this day and age lack of 1920x1080 (and other high resolutions) support is an epic fail and screams lazy port. Seems like they did not even bother to test the game on a representative sample of PC before release - why bother? Let the paying customers be our free beta testers.

Hellstrong
05-02-2012, 07:27 AM
Multiplayer is also advertised on the Steam store page, guess they forgot to took it out
[Edit] seems like they took it out the description now lol

Lurpsukka
05-02-2012, 11:06 AM
Is there any sort of survival mode/leaderboards besides the campaign? It would bring more replayability into the game.

sid501
05-04-2012, 07:11 AM
I am having problems with this game, it seems to be chugging on my machine, witch is silly coz its a 2.1mhz dual core prossecor and a nvidia GTX 560 TI graphics card. with 3 gig on Ram. Anyone got any ideas as to whats going on. it seems to stop for a split second and then start again a lot.