9th February 2014 | Posted by: Damien
I have another small update available for the game. I am always hard at work weeding out even the most obscure of bugs so I do apologise for the frequency of which I release updates, but this will probably be the last one for a while. Click here to see the full list of changes. I recommend everyone upgrade to this latest version.
For those running older versions of the game (prior to the 1.1 update) please make sure you run the full installer. An 'update' installer is also available for those who only downloaded Version 1.1 or 1.1.1 a few days ago. Thanks!
7th February 2014 | Posted by: Damien
I thought I would share a really cool mega mod pack user Corwin86 has put together for Showtime over on the Osiris Facebook forums. Unfortunately I couldn't include real world talent with the game due to copyright laws, but it doesnt stop players from adding their own to the editor and so Corwin86 and others have now created their own packs for the game. This one in particular includes:
It also includes over 2,700 portraits as well. All credit must go to Corwin86 -- he's put a lot of work into this mod pack and if you would like to thank him you can head over to the Osiris Games Forum on Facebook. I'm sure he'd appreciate the feedback! :) To download the mod click here. You can also combine it with any of the other mods currently available by heading over to the Showtime game page.
All mods are player-generated content and are free to distribute as you please. Myrtilus Entertainment is not associated with any real world persons, companies or film titles held within these mods.
3rd February 2014 | Posted by: Damien
It's only been a couple of days since the last major update but I have a new version with some minor bug fixes available. Click here to see the full list of changes.
For those running older versions of the game please make sure you run the full installer. An 'update' installer is also available for those who only downloaded Version 1.1 a couple of days ago. Thanks!
1st February 2014 | Posted by: Damien
At long last Version 1.1 is now available for download. Some major changes have happened to the game. Too many to list here but if you click here you can see the full list. Please remember that old save files will not work with the newer version. It was the trade-off of having bigger and better features added to the game.
Also anyone suffering the dreaded "out of memory" error need no longer worry - it has been completely fixed! Also the installer now allows Windows 8 users to install the game without having to run it under compatibility mode. As always though if you encounter any problems with the game please feel free to shoot me an email and I will be sure to fix them in subsequent updates. Enjoy the game!
9th January 2014 | Posted by: Damien
Happy 2014 everyone! This is just a pre-release notice to let you know that Version 1.1 of Showtime will be released within the next week or so. Theres a few things you need to know about this patch though. Firstly, it's a major update. Along with a slew of bug fixes and tweaks there's also a few big new features including: Film Series (along with a Fanbase for each franchise), Achievements, Year-to-Date Highest Grossing Films Chart, improved World Premiere, etc.
In total, so far theres about 23 major changes I have made to the game. That's the good news. The BAD news is that unfortunately previous save files will not work with the new version. I did everything I could to preserve the data but unfortunately its the trade-off to having so many new big features added to the game. From the reception I have received it appears most people are quite happy to start a new game in favour of the new changes. I do apologise to those who feel the opposite though. It wasnt an easy decision but it will allow the game to grow to be bigger and better.
So please keep an eye out for the new release soon. I'm very proud of the new update and I hope you all enjoy it.
17th December 2013 | Posted by: Damien
Well it's the silly season and with Christmas fast approaching I thought I would do up a new coupon so hopefully a few people can save some bucks off Bestseller and Showtime. The next 15 customers will receive 20% off their game order from our online store. Just enter coupon CPN70298373378 at checkout to receive the discount. This is a very limited promotion so it's first come first serve. It can be used for either game or both together.
Also I would just like to thank every person who supported me this year with the development of Showtime and to all those who purchased the game. It's a tough gig developing games that appeal to everybody but I hope all of you enjoyed the end result and I will strive to continue improving the game well into 2014.
And lastly I want to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a wonderful new year! Please stay safe over the holidays and don't over indulge too much! ;) Cheers!
30th November 2013 | Posted by: Damien
A few mods for the game have surfaced and I will do my best to share them around once they've been tested and approved. If you head over to the Showtime page and click on the 'Mods' tab you can have a look at what's currently available.
If you happen to have created a mod for the game then I'd love to have a look. You can email us or post it over on the Facebook forums. Cheers!
22nd November 2013 | Posted by: Damien
Version 1.0.6 is now available for download. A few major changes have been made to the game including the addition of 'Staff' which essentially replace the percentage based monthly upkeep for your studio. It is now up to the player to decide how much they wish to spend each month on certain aspects of their studio and movie making process. For a complete list of changes in this version click here
Also remember to check out the "Troubleshoot" tab on the Showtime page if you are experiencing any problems with running the game. I will be added in a 'Modded' version soon with mod-packs people have made for the game (including real world actors/directors/producers/screenwriters/studios, etc). Thanks and have fun!
29th September 2013 | Posted by: Damien
Version 1.0.5 is now available for download. I've added in a heap of new events which appear throughout the game as well as some new character avatars and a few bug fixes. For a complete list of changes in this version click here
I've also updated the Showtime page with a "Troubleshoot" tab. Just a guide to fixing some common issues people may be having with the game (PCs - don't ya just love em!)
Also remember, you can update via in the ingame menu too. Just click "Check for Updates" to download a small patch. Also, the in-game editor can also be accessed via the shortcut or in the Showtime directory. A real-world mod is being worked on and I'll post it up here when its finished. In the mean time though have fun!
11th September 2013 | Posted by: Damien
Version 1.0.4 is now available for download. As always, I've been hard at work at weeding out all the bugs. For a complete list of changes in versions 1.0.3-1.0.4 click here
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, with some of the changes made in the new version old save files WONT WORK with the new version. Please start a new game and enjoy the new features :) This should be the last time an update will change the save architecture of the game. I do apologise for any inconvenience.
3rd September 2013 | Posted by: Damien
Version 1.0.2 is now available for download in both Demo and Full Version forms. Thank you to all those who have submitted their bug reports, I will continue to weed them out as they come about.
For a list of changes in Version 1.0.2 click here
Remember, to solve the OUT OF MEMORY error a lot of people are having on Windows 7 and 8 you will need to download the Microsoft ActiveX files available free here
2nd September 2013 | Posted by: Damien
I'm so glad a lot of people are able to enjoy the game! There are however some that can't and get the dreaded 'Out of Memory' error when starting up the game. It seems to be isolated to Windows 7 and 8.
UPDATE: We have isolated the issue and its due to a file registry restriction. The file, "FM20.DLL" is a Microsoft file required to play the game, it's normally shipped with copies of Microsoft Office but cannot be redistributed outside of Microsoft's own packages. SO! I will attempt to remove all reference of this file from the game, but in the mean time all you have to do is download the Microsoft ActiveX Control Pad from here and the game should work fine. Alternatively, I will try to have the file removed from the game by version 1.0.2 in a couple of days.
1st September 2013 | Posted by: Damien
I've been hard at work fixing a few issues people have been having with the game. Version 1.0.1 is now available for download in both Demo and Full Version forms. If you would like to purchase the game head over to our store and add Showtime to your cart! We also accept PayPal for those without a credit/debit card. I would like to thank all those who have purchased the game so far and I will continue to deliver great new updates for all you guys and gals :)
For a list of changes in Version 1.0.1 click here
Remember to check below if you are having any issues or to report them over on the Osiris Games Facebook Forum or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!