Graphic_innovations
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Long time Mac Evangelist, Computer Scientist, Graphic Artist. I have no patience for people who write nothing but negative reviews, especially when it is clear the error sits on the operator's side of the desk (Yes, I mean you 'Notafool').

To all the small time developers out there; keep up the great work! You are the reason I started programming and continue to do so!

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graphic_innovations reviewed on 11 Aug 2007
This game brings me back to me youth on the Apple II! I love it, I've gotten quite addicted. This is from an era where games were NOT intuitive, and were just plain difficult. These days, games hand-hold you though the whole process, leaving little to be discovered.

This game has frustrated me countless times, yet I keep coming back to try again! Those of you who played any of the Gradius games (Especially 3) will know the feeling I'm talking about.

When it comes down to it, the game is very simple. A little bit of strategy and planning mixed with a bit of micro management. Turn based play ala Civ 2, but your building up a space program from the ground up!

My only complaint is with un-uniform key commands. I wish escape was the universal cancel/back key. Currently, escape is sometimes cancel/back, and other times you must use 'e'. Other times there is no key at all, and you must use interface buttons.

Glad to see classics like this being kept alive. Good work. Oh yeah, net play is a slick addition!
[Version 0.4.5]



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graphic_innovations reviewed on 30 Jun 2007
Very neat game. Many shareware games of this sort do not have the polish this game shows; It feels very clean and well planned.
I purchased BioFilm after playing the demo about 5 times! It was worth the money, I have a hard time going to the movies for $18 where I live, and this game gave me many more hours of entertainment.

Things I would love to see in the future:
- Better handling of 2 finger scrolling on macbook
- Additional units
- Network Play
- Level Editor

I know thats asking a lot, but I can see this game becoming quite addictive with some more goodies!

The whole concept of exponential cellular growth is something that I thought would make a neat game for years. I'm glad a more talented programmer than myself had the same idea!

BTW: Despite the readme's rec. that I play the game on low quality, High Quality runs perfectly on my 2Ghz MacBook @ 1280x800. Great work!

I give it 4 stars now, and 5 when network support / level editor is added; at that point, what's left to add? :)
[Version 1.0.2]



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graphic_innovations reviewed on 05 Jun 2007
Nice screen saver! Very creative idea. I only wish the pictures used were a big higher res -- When sitting in front of my cinema display, they're a little jaggy :(
Fantastic otherwise, would recommend!
[Version 2.0]



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graphic_innovations reviewed on 10 Aug 2006
Best mac Bittorrent Client! One would think with all of the wonderful interface elements that this would be a resource hog. NOT AT ALL! Extremely low memory/process usage even through rosetta! I'm impressed and will never use another client. Can't wait for the Universal Binary version!
[Version 1.0.6]



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graphic_innovations commented on 17 Jul 2006
This game IS well worth the price. The graphics are top notch for this style of game. The particle effects are outstanding, characters are hilarious, the plot is very cute, and the gameplay very addicting. I bought the first game in the series a few years ago and bought this one right away after playing the demo. Kepp up the GREAT work Freeverse!
[Version 2.0.4]



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graphic_innovations reviewed on 07 Apr 2006
Yeah, you really should research before posting silly comments like that. Optimization is a generic term, and in the case of OS X apps optimizing at the end of an install, that has nothing to do with defrag... At All. That has to do with prebinding information and it improves application launch speed. OS X will auto defrag for small files (20 megs or less), but it would be impossible to do that large files (21 meg - 500Gig, etc...) on the fly as it would severely affect performance and I imagine drive life as well. This app is great as it clusters like file together, so the access time require by your HD to jump from like file to like file, or to playback a LARGE media file is reduced.

Any application that moves massive amounts of data around on your harddrive has the risk messing it up (as killing the power mid-defrag would be terrible), but this is true of ANY app that is extensively using your drive and or is moving system components around. This is why the developer suggests backing up first. Carbon Copy Cloner is great for this, as it will create a bootable backup image of your system.

My final comments: This is a great app for optimization of HD data. I have a pair of 500 gig drives filled to the brim with files, and both see their contents exchanges regularly. Thus, the optimization that iDefrag provides is a huge service in reducing latency while browsing / viewing / editing my data. Good work guys, keep it up.
[Version 1.2.1]



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