Auralquiz 0.9.0 released!

July 4, 2016

It’s been a really long time since I released the current stable version of Auralquiz, my music guessing game, and it’s about time for a new release, updated for Qt 5, and with fixes all over the place.

auralquiz-v0.9.0

Changelog

The most notable changes since v0.8.1 are:

  • Support for building with Qt 5, which is now the recommended version, since Qt 4 is no longer maintained.
  • Many Phonon fixes, which should avoid sound problems.
  • Added Galician translation, thanks to Miguel Anxo Bouzada.
  • Answering with the keyboard now can be done using the following keys:  1/2/3/4, Z/X/C/V, 7/8/9/0 and U/I/O/P.

Getting it

Auralquiz is available in the repositories of several GNU/linux distributions. At the time of this post, at least Debian 7 (Wheezy) and newer, Mageia 2 and later, Ubuntu 13.10 and newer, and ALT Linux. Hopefully they’ll have this release packaged soon, either in regular updates or in backports repositories. Thanks to all the great packagers who make this possible! 😉

You can get the code from linux-games.org (old qt-apps.org): https://www.linux-games.org/p/1109384/ or from GNU Savannah: http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/auralquiz/auralquiz-v0.9.0.tar.gz

If you need or want to build from source, check the INSTALL file for details on how to build it and the necessary build-time and runtime dependencies.

Cheers! o/


Auralquiz v0.8.1, a bugfix release

April 12, 2012

I’ve just uploaded Auralquiz 0.8.1, a bugfix release.

Changes since v0.8:

– Fixed compilation for GCC 4.7 (fixes this Debian bug). Thanks to Dean Evans for letting me know.
– Added French translation, thanks to ntome.
– Added Italian translation, thanks to Giovanni.

As always, you can get it from Qt-apps, here:

http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Auralquiz?content=139127

If you have the development version, you already have these fixes applied.


Auralquiz v0.8 released!!

February 3, 2012

A new Auralquiz version, 0.8!

Changes since v0.7:

– Added Czech translation, thanks to Pavel Fric.
– Added manpage, thanks to Dean Evans.
– Better song shuffling.
– Show progress bar while analyzing music.
– Reworked ranking with basic statistics.
– Fixed bug with 4-button-mode and very long titles/artist names.
– Other small fixes.

I also want to use this post to send a big “thank you!” to everyone who translated, packaged or beta-tested Auralquiz. Thank you, you rock!!

You can get it from Qt-apps, here:

http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Auralquiz?content=139127


Auralquiz v0.7 released!

December 29, 2011

Changes since v0.6 include:

– Translation files are included in the binary as resources and loaded correctly.
– Metadata analysis is faster, performed using TagLib, which is a new dependency.
– Sound control now relies on Phonon States, works better with all backends.
Hardcore difficulty level now uses the “Type-the-answer” mode.
– “Reload music” button, to use when there are new files or some have been moved/deleted.
– Several visual changes.

You can get it from Qt-apps, here:
http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Auralquiz?content=139127

See it in action in this screencast:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP25jnsdDr4


Auralquiz screencast

December 17, 2011

Just a quick update to link to a video showing the game in action.

Auralquiz Type-The-Answer mode

And a list of the main changes in what will be version 0.7:

– Translation files are included in the binary as resources and loaded correctly.
Metadata analysis is performed using TagLib, which is a new dependency.
– Sound control now relies on Phonon States, works better with all backends.
– Hardcore difficulty level now uses the “Type-the-answer” mode.


Uh… Auralquiz 0.6 released

August 10, 2011

Just a little over 10 days after v0.5, here comes Auralquiz 0.6!

A bug was discovered in 0.5 which caused a crash during analysis of the music files in the user’s folders, if there were many files without valid metadata (no artist and/or title fields).
This has been fixed, among other things, and also a few small improvements.

Auralquiz main menu

After selecting “Start game”, the main game options appear: difficulty level, amount of questions, amount of players, and their names.

Auralquiz game options

As always get it here:
http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Auralquiz?content=139127

And as always, feedback is welcome!

*UPDATE: Packages for Mandriva available here, thanks to Symbianflo.


This time a game: Auralquiz

February 17, 2011

Time for a new project. This time it’s a simple game, a music quiz.

This is the temporary initial screen. The current logo is basically a ripoff of one of the mime-type Oxygen icons, by Nuno Pinheiro and the Oxygen team.
Actually, I haven’t asked yet if this is OK, but I guess it will be:)

Auralquiz

The idea behind the game is not new, but what I’ve seen available for GNU/Linux is either old, GTK-based, or just an Amarok script.

The game plays short pieces of music files from the player’s folders, and presents a question and several answers about the current song. The fastest the answer, the more points the player receives.

Auralquiz will be a full application, and hopefully, with several game modes, multiplayer mode, etc. It is based on Qt and Phonon.

As with my other projects, you can get the source at Gitorious: http://gitorious.org/auralquiz


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