Bloobs Frequently Asked Questions
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1.- How can I get a registration code? -

Bloobs is a "shareware" game. This means that you can download an evaluation version of the game with one playable level for free (and forever).
The latest version of the game is downloadable from the game web site www.bloobs.com and you have to go to that web site to download it to your computer

You should do this before registering, in order to test the game in your computer and play the first level for free.

Bloobs evaluation version has several features locked and if you want the full version of the game, you will need a "registration code" to unlock the evaluation version and converts it into the full registered version with all features available.

This means that pruchasing the game you will receive by email from the distribution company ShareIt! (www.shareit.com) just a "key code" to unlock your currently installed shareware version.

Remember, the whole "Bloobs" product contains a downloadable file from internet (shareware version is free) and a registration code (sold by internet at $15). WARNING: there is not CD's or any other physical kind of copy.

That registration codes are distributed by the company ShareIt! (www.shareit.com) They distribute more than 7000 different computer programs and they accept several payment methods.

If after downloading, installing & evaluating the shareware version, you still want to purchase, I suggest you go to the ShareIt! web site (www.shareit.com) and check all their payment methods & conditions.

This is the way all shareware products works, so you don't have to expect to receive anything more by mail.

2.- What's the meaning of "Shareware"? -

Bloobs is a "shareware" game. This means that you can download an evaluation version of the game with one playable level for free (and forever) for testing purposes.
This is the big advantage of "shareware" software over common commercial software, you can "try before buy".
The latest version of the game is downloadable from the game web site www.bloobs.com and you have to go to that web site to download it to your computer.

You should do this before registering, in order to test the game in your computer and play the first level for free.
Bloobs evaluation version has several features locked and if you want the full version of the game, you will need a "registration code" to unlock the evaluation version and converts it into the full registered version with all features available.
You can decide to keep the free "shareware" version forever if its features are enough for you, but pruchasing the game you will receive by email from the distribution company ShareIt! (www.shareit.com) a "key code" to unlock your currently installed shareware version and enjoy with all exciting features of the full registered version (www.bloobs.com/ad009.html).
Remember, the whole "Bloobs" product contains a downloadable file from internet (shareware version is free) and a registration code (sold by internet at $15).
WARNING: there is not CD's or any other physical kind of copy.

That registration codes are distributed by the company ShareIt! (www.shareit.com) They distribute more than 7000 different computer programs and they accept several payment methods.
If after downloading, installing & evaluating the shareware version, you still want to purchase, I suggest you go to the ShareIt! web site (www.shareit.com) and check all their payment methods & conditions.

This is the way all shareware products works, so you don't have to expect to receive anything more by mail.

3.- Is the game Bloobs free? -

Bloobs is a "shareware" game. This means that you can download an evaluation version of the game with one playable level for free (and forever) for testing purposes from the game web site www.bloobs.com.This is the big advantage of "shareware" software over common commercial software, you can "try before buy".

The latest version of the game is downloadable from the game web site www.bloobs.com and you have to go to that web site to download it to your computer.

You can decide to keep the free "shareware" version forever if its features are enough for you, but pruchasing the game you will receive by email from the distribution company ShareIt! (www.shareit.com) a "key code" to unlock your currently installed shareware version and enjoy with all exciting features of the full registered version (www.bloobs.com/ad009.html).

4.- Can I get the game in a physical media like CD's or Diskettes? -

NO. The whole "Bloobs" product contains a downloadable file from internet (shareware version is free) and a registration code (sold by internet at $15 by a company called ShareIt! www.shareit.com). You can save the shareware version in the kind of media you want to keep a physical copy of it.

WARNING: there is not CD's, floppies or any other physical kind of copy from the authors of the game.

However, there is a lot of "shareware" software compilations with tons of shareware products (form other companies or PC magazines) and you can find the game Bloobs inside some of these kind of CD's.

If after downloading, installing & evaluating the shareware version, you still want to purchase, I suggest you go to the ShareIt! web site (www.shareit.com) and check all their payment methods & conditions.

This is the way all shareware products works, so you don't have to expect to receive anything more by mail

5.- Who can resend to me my old registration code? -

To update or unlock your current version of the game, you will need your personal "registration code". But what can you do if you lose it?
All registration codes are generated by the distribution companies and they can't share their customer data with nobody (me neither). I mean I do not have your old registration code and if you can't contact with the company that sold you in the past, you will have to purchase another one.
So, to recover your old registration code, you need to contact with the company that sold you the game to ask them for a resend of your registration data.

Today Bloobs is distributed by a company called ShareIt! www.shareit.com (since september 2000).
If you purchased the game Bloobs before that time (sept. 2000), you will have to remember which of these 2 companies sold you the game and contact with them to ask them for your registration data:
- Ultisoft www.ultisoft.com
- Or RealNetworks www.real.com/games

Remember that only the company that sold you the game will have your personal "registration code" saved in their files.

6.- How can I upgrade my old version of the game to the latest one? -

To update, just download the installation file of the latest version from the game web site www.bloobs.com and install it. You can install it in the same directory than the previous version or not and keep both versions.

Also, you will need to enter you old registration code (it could work), but all registration codes are generated by the distribution companies and they can't share their customer data with nobody (me neither).
I mean I do not have your old registration code and if you can't contact with the company that sold you in the past, you will have to purchase another one.

So, to recover your old registration code, you need to contact with the company that sold you the game to ask them for a resend of your registration data.
Today Bloobs is distributed by a company called ShareIt! www.shareit.com (since september 2000). If you purchased the game Bloobs before that time (sept. 2000), you will have to remember which of these 2 companies sold you the game and contact with them to ask them for your registration data:
- Ultisoft www.ultisoft.com
- Or RealNetworks www.real.com/games

Remember that only the company sold you the game will have your registration code saved in their files.

7.- Where is the game icon to run the game after installation? -

After installation you will not find a game icon in your computer desktop and if you run the downloaded file "bloobs209.exe" you will run the installation program again and again.

To play the game, you will have to go to the windows' "Start" button (in the bottom-left corner of the screen), click on "Programs" and then you will see a group called "Bloobs".
Click on it and you will see a yellow&red dice icon like this.
This dice is the icon you have to click to start the game.

Trick: If you want to create a shorcut in your computer desktop, just drag & drop this icon with the right button in your mouse to the computer desktop and select "create shorcut" in the popup menu displayed.

8.- How can I solve the message "corrupt installation"? -

That error message is due to a broken download. Sometimes downloading software from internet, the conection with the remote server is broken and the file you are currently downloading is partially saved in your computer. Obviously, that file can�t work properly because it lacks of information.

To solve this problem, in the game web site www.bloobs.com you can find up to 3 different alternative servers to download the game.
You need to donwload the whole installation file (bloobs209.exe 1619KB) in order to setup the game properly.

I suggest you try with a different alternative server because some regions in the world can experience problems downloading from servers too far away (this is the reason why I distribute the game from alternative servers).

PD: There are utility programs to help your computer in this tasks. You can install "GetRight" or "Gozilla" (search for them in your favourite internet search web page yahoo, excite, lycos, google, ....) to ensure your downloads. This programs are able to resume a boken download so you can't to start to download from the beginning in case of a broken file.

9.- What's wrong in the right side of the screen? -

Are you experiencing this problem in your computer?

Don't worry, Bloobs only works with the "font size" display option of your computer set to its windows default value = normal size 96 dpi.
Probably, you set this option to "big fonts" 128 dpi and the game doesn't work if you change this option.

To change this option, just go to controlPanel->display->properties->settings->font size (some vga drivers have this option under a button called "Advanced").
Just set it to "normal size" (96 dpi) and try to play again.

10.- Does the game work on Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP? -

Latest version of the game Bloobs 2.09 works without problems under windows NT, 2000, or windows XP.
But previous versions (Bloobs 2.05, Bloobs 2.0, etc...) didn't work under those operating systems and they produced an error message like "RunTime error: 6" (and other codes).

If you get an error of the same kind, I suggest you upgrade to the latest version and try to play again.

11.- Does the game work under AMD processors? -

The game Bloobs has an unresolved problem under AMD K6 processors family.
The game Bloobs was developed optimized to run under Intel Pentium processors and the K6 family products hasn't 100% compatibles and produces an unresolved "Runtime error"

There is no fix for this problem and I suggest to upgrade to AMD K7 family (they are fully tested under Bloobs) or to Intel Pentium.

12.- Does the game work under 3Dfx vga cards? -

Some users have experienced problems playing under certain 3Dfx vga cards.
The problem is a very slow an unplayable game.

Some users have solved this problem disabling the "hardware acceleration" windows option, but this trick has failed with others.

To disable the "hardware acceleration" go to ControlPanel->System->properties->Performance->Graphics. Here you will find a "Hardware acceleration" gauge. Move it to "none".

If this trick solve your "slow motion" problem, please let me know your current 3Dfx vga card model to add it to my hardware database to try to help other users.