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VVVVVV Tech Support / Re: Slippery controls?
January 17, 2010, 02:59:58 PM
I am also having this issue, and from what I have been seeing in different reviews and forum discussions of the game, many other people are too.  Unfortunately, I have also seen a lot of people comment that they are passing on purchasing the game due to the slippery controls, believing it to be intended behavior / design choice and not a glitch.

It happens to me at random on all the machines in my house, but here are the details of the two machines I play the most on since they are different enough hardware-wise to possibly help you rule out some stuff out.


CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz
GPU: Intel Mobile 965 Express
Flash: 10,0,42,34


CPU: AMD Athlon 3500+ 2.22Ghz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS
Flash: 10,0,42,34


I can replicate the issue in all three versions of the game (browser-based demo, standalone exe demo, standalone exe full game).

The controls are lightly slipperly at all times, which I can best describe as watching the player slide a few pixels after letting off a directional key (slightly more slippery than say, Mega Man).  This may be as intended and doesn't impact gameplay at all, I can compensate for this by quickly pressing the opposite directional key if needed.

The big slips seem to happen after I have been holding a directional key for a second or more, usually during a long jump.  Once I land on a platform and let off the direction key, the player continues to slides for about 1-2 times his own width.  These slips I have not been unable to compensate for, and are pretty much guaranteed instant death in most parts of the game.

As you can imagine, this is pretty maddening on some of the more unforgiving levels.  A few parts of the game I just had to repeat nearly a hundred times until I made it through without the slip glitch happening, like "Do As I Say..." and some of the later sections with short platforms.

I still had a great time in my first run-through of the game though, thank you for your amazing work here!  I am gonna hold off on the time trials and the last two trinkets until this is fixed though, I just don't have the skills to pull those off with all the ice-level style slippage - or at least that is my excuse for now. ;)

Please let me know if there is any more information I can provide or anything I can do to help!