Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio - el_macbee
Tcheco's 2nd game is finally available!
Aug 18, 2018
Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio - el_macbee
What's new:

1) On old PCs this game now will slowdown instead of using frameskip. I've tested this on a computer that barely runs games released 15 years ago and "Tcheco" was much more pleasant and fluid to play this way.

2) Now players will change from window to fullscreen using F11 (a much more traditional key for this function).

3) Sound volume keys now are F9 (down) and F10 (up).

4) A bug regarding Tcheco's energy bar was fixed.

5) Some animations that could be displayed incorrectly were now fixed. The animations are: Tcheco falling from sky (on stage 1), dog turning (on stage 2), Tcheco using elevator and Venus de Milo's hand taking Tcheco from her stage to next one.

- Marcelo
Aug 6, 2018
Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio - el_macbee
I'm releasing another Tcheco update. What's new:

1) Sound volume control isn't on F12 key anymore (since it's the key used to take screenshots - sorry for this mistake).

2) Sound can be lowered (in 10 different levels) using F2 on keyboard.

3) Sound can be raised (also in 10 different levels) using F3 or LT on (Xinput) gamepad.

4) It's finally possible to change between window, fullscreen and borderless window (F4 on keyboard or RT on gamepad).

This game will always start on borderless window mode (just like it used to do for some time). And everytime you press F4 (or RT) the following modes will cycle:

- Fullscreen (640 x 480)
- Window 1 (640 x 480)
- Window 2 (960 x 720)
- Borderless Windows with aspect ratio type 1 (very stretched horizontally)
- Borderless Windows with aspect ratio type 2
- Borderless Windows with aspect ratio type 3
- Borderless Windows with aspect ratio type 4 (similar to 8-bit NES games to players using a 16:9 monitor).
- Borderless Windows with aspect ratio type 5 (1:1, as this game always starts by default).

Hope you like and feel free to make your comments!
I want to make an option screen very soon - so it will be easier to change these configurations.
- Marcelo
Jul 31, 2018
Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio - el_macbee
Today's update allows players to control sound volume.
Every time you press F12 on keyboard volume will turn down. If you press enough to mute the game, press F12 again and volume will go back to 100%.

Hope you like and wait for more updates soon!

Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio - el_macbee
Tcheco was updated! What's new:

  • A bug that happened when Tcheco jumps is now fixed.
  • Eating the bird will give 2 energy points to Tcheco (instead of just one).
  • Added an animation to Tcheco (it will play when he falls from platforms).

More (and bigger) updates coming soon!. I still want to add many stuff to this game. ːtchecosmileː

Dec 13, 2017
Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio - el_macbee
Tcheco's 2nd update was released. What's new:

  • Tcheco now can jump with any of the main gamepad buttons ("A", "B", "X" or "Y").

  • "Reset" function is now activated using button "back" on gamepad (used to be "X"). It works only during stages (and if game is not paused).

  • Button "A" on gamepad also skips screens ("Start" also still works to do this).

  • Button "B" on gamepad exits game and return to Windows when player is in title screens, cutscenes, etc.

  • Small graphic glitches were corrected.

See you in 2018 - to release 2.3 of this game and the sequel Skatemasta Tcheco!
Special thanks to Nesrocks, Danilo Dias and all players who helped me with tests for this update!

Hope you like it. Thanks for your support, merry Christmas and happy new year!
Jan 28, 2017
Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio - el_macbee
The first Tcheco update on Steam was released. What's new:

  • Game now runs in the same resolution of your Windows OS (it used to run always in 640x480). Attention: You'll only get a "pixel perfect" look if your resolution is a multiple integer of 240p (like 480p or 720p).

  • Linear filtering is gone (many complaints about blurry images).

  • Screen noise and scanlines are turned off by default (these effects made more sense when linear filtering was used). But you can activate them if you like ("F6" and "F7" on keyboard / "LB" and "RB" on gamepad). Attention: Scanlines will only be displayed correctly in resolutions like 480p or 720p.

  • A new sound engine is used. Audio files are about six times smaller (without noticeable quality loss).

  • Tcheco now can jump using "Space" and "up" on keyboard. The original key ("Z") still works.

  • You can reset the game ("F5" or "X" on gamepad).

  • Challenge is more balanced in some stages.

  • Error messages that used to appear after closing game apparently are gone.

  • There was a small lag between pressing a button and Tcheco's reactions (walk and jump) - but now it's gone. This is probably the most important of all updates. You'll see that Tcheco feels "less heavy" and it makes the game much more enjoyable IMO.

  • Dozens of little optimizations on original code. The game will probably run better on old computers.

    Hope you like it! ːtchecosmileː

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