iPhone 5S and 5C

September 20, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

Today we were lucky enough to get an iPhone 5s at 8AM through AT&T. Because we are located in a small town there was only a small line in front of the store at 6AM. We’ve already been hard at work updating our games for the new hardware, now we can finally verify what we’ve done and submit updates to Apple. We expect the iPhone 5C to run everything just like the iPhone 5.

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D will see the biggest improvements from the new hardware. We’ve already ran the apps at full quality and they look just as amazing as the Mac versions! That’s at a smooth 60 frames per second under some heavy scenes. All of our other games already ran at full speed on the iPhone 5, so the 5S will enable other goodies such as multisampling and anisotropic filtering, all while at maximum resolution.

We’re happy that Apple has discontinued the iPhone 4. As great of a devices as it was back in 2010, it has begun to show its age and really chokes on our new golf and pinball games. With the iPhone 4S as the entry level model we no longer have to worry about a poor user experience due to slow frame rate and lower visual quality.

Keep an eye out for updates on the app store to take advantage of these new features! The increase in frame rate comes free with the current versions, but the enhanced quality requires an update.

July GL Golf Tournament

July 23, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  13 Comments

Anyone having issues playing the July tournament should upgrade to the latest version 2.42. Tournaments now run over four different courses, and this requires the latest version. Hurry and download the free upgrade, there’s still time to finish all rounds!

Golf Tour Free Released – Golf Game

July 22, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

Nuclear Nova Software is proud to announce Golf Tour Free – Golf Game, a freemium version of it’s hit title GL Golf. Golf Tour Free is a full featured version of GL Golf with all 40+ courses available, with each round requiring a coin to play. Coins are generated once daily per launch, and more can be purchased through in-app purchase. Golf Tour Free is also ad-supported, the ads are small can easily be turned off with a couple of coins.

Golf Tour Free is an alternative to both the free lite and paid versions of GL Golf. While the lite/paid model dominated the app store years ago, more recently the freemium model has taken over. Benefits include access to all courses at no cost!

Golf Tour Free can be downloaded on the iTunes App Store for free Here

Description – “Meet Golf Tour Free, the top free golf simulator game for iOS! Enjoy over forty unique courses with realistic gameplay and crisp 3D graphics. Golf Tour Free allows you to customize your golfer’s appearance as well as club set, and with multiple tees and pin locations no round will be the same. Challenge yourself and your friends with online leader boards, or play with up to four players on a single device. Other great features include adjustable seasons, different tee times, multiple difficulty modes, mulligans, shot shaping, match/stroke play, and more. Golf Tour Free requires coins to play, which are generated each day or purchased through in-app purchase.”

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GL Golf Updated To 2.42

July 9, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  15 Comments

GL Golf has been updated to version 2.42 on the Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and is now live on the iTunes and Mac App Store. Please allow up to a day for the update to become available as it is still propagating through Apple’s system. The shareware version has also been updated. Check the Product Page for more information

2.42 (iOS)

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Improved water graphics, wave animations
Added a new course, Borden’s Pass
Different player clothes/skins for multiplayer games
Ambient sound effects
Added pin and tees to mini-map
Clamp mini-map to edge of screen
Removed unneeded code and improved outdated code
Fixed in-game scorecard
Fixed several holes on Hackinow and Rocky Grove
Fixed a bug where the pin could show through terrain
Better memory management for less crashing

2.42 (Mac)
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Improved water graphics, wave animations
New club upgrades with in-app purchase
Tournaments now use different courses each round
Added a new course, Borden’s Pass
Different player clothes/skins for multiplayer games
Improved text engine – Non-fixed width fonts and less character glitches
Ambient sound effects
Added carry/roll stats for each hit
Added pin and tees to mini-map
Fixed several mini-map issues
Removed floating trees in some areas
Removed unneeded code and improved outdated code
Fixed crash after bouncing over cup using old club models

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D Updated to 1.08

June 26, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D have been updated to version 1.08 on and are now live on the iTunes and Mac App Store.

Nova Golf
1.08
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New course available for in-app purchase – Bethpage Black
Four new balls available in the pro shop for credits or in-app purchase
Fixed Nova Desert hole 10 pin d on lower terrain quality settings
Improved distance control on partial-power shots
Different player skins for multiplayer games
Better display of vertical distance to hole
Higher resolution textures (Mac)
Water has current and wind surface flow
Fixed a potential crash changing profiles
Computer players shoot more realistic scores based on tournament round difficulty and tees
Reduced memory use for less crashing on older devices

Disc Golf 3D
1.08
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New course available for in-app purchase – Desert Beach
Different player skins for multiplayer games
Fixed disc in celebration/failure animations
Better display of vertical distance to hole
Tomahawk throw less accurate
Higher resolution textures (Mac)
Water has current and wind surface flow
Fixed a potential crash changing profiles
Computer players shoot more realistic scores based on tournament round difficulty and tees
Fix invisible discs on replay
Reduced memory use for less crashing on older devices

Pinball and Barnyard Blaster Updates

May 29, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

We’re currently pushing out updates for all Pinball Massacre, Pinball Shuffle, Barnyard Blaster, and all of their respective Lite versions. Expect one a day for the next week, improvements below -

Barnyard Blaster
1.05 (Mac)
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New grenade model
Fixed Challenge button on main menu
Code base revised, faster and less buggy

1.05(iOS)
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Shadows for iPhone5+ and iPad 4th+ generation
New grenade model
Code base revised, faster and less buggy

 

Pinball Massacre/Shuffle
1.06 (Mac)
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Text Engine – Non-fixed width fonts
Fixed broken HUD on fixed camera mode
Optimized textures for faster performance
Code base revised, faster and less buggy

1.06 (iOS)
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Text Engine – Non-fixed width fonts
Higher resolution textures
Optimized textures for faster performance
Code base revised, faster and less buggy

New Course for Disc Golf 3D

May 20, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

We’ve completed our third course for Disc Golf 3D! We need to play it a bunch of times and make sure it’s fair, then we’ll submit it to Apple later this week for approval. Stay tuned and check out the scorecard below

DG3DNewCourseScorecard

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D Updated to 1.07

May 6, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

Nova Golf and Disc Golf 3D have been updated to version 1.07 on and are now live on the iTunes and Mac App Store. Versions 1.08, with new courses and features,  is almost completed already so stayed tuned!

Nova Golf
1.07
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Added non-fixed width fonts to certain areas
Extended blue and green tees to be 1.5 and 3% longer respectively
Fixed several bad font characters
Notification system for Nuclear Nova Software announcements
Optimized project code – Faster and less buggy

Disc Golf 3D
1.07
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Added tomahawk throw
Added forehand putt animation
New discs available for in-app purchase
Added non-fixed width fonts to certain areas
Faster loading time
Fixed scorecard distances from blue/green tees
Physics tweaks
Fixed several bad font characters
Notification system for Nuclear Nova Software announcements
Optimized project code – Faster and less buggy

Nova Golf Course Finished, Disc Golf 3D Course Starting

April 25, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  4 Comments

We’ve wrapped up testing on our fifth Nova Golf course, and it will be ready for 1.08 (1.07 is already in the approval process and should be out soon)! Next up, our third Disc Golf 3D course. Feel free to post any suggestions for the new course, we’ll start working on it Monday morning.

New Course Underway

April 19, 2013 |  by  |  News/Blog  |  No Comments

We’re over half way done with the next Nova Golf course! This a copy from a GL Golf course that was a replica of a famous US course. More coming soon!

 

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