TooNormal gathered bits & pieces to make the total list.
Here were the original 8+1 reasons:
1. Make sure your uninstaller is incomplete and broken.
2. Violate my quick-launch bar.
3. Use program groups/folders named after your company.
4. Release buggy un-tested games.
5. Force installations to the C: drive.
6. Self extracting archives make great installers.
7. Sh*t on my desktop.
8. Don’t test with non-standard or international keyboard layouts.
bonus: 9. Laptops don’t exist.
These ones game from gameproducer.net: (Thanks to our visitors!)
10. Resize and move all the previously opened windows to the upper-left corner of the screen after returning from full-screen mode.
11: Open Game in FULLSCREEN mode without giving me any choice to Open in window, or even CLOSE/EXIT instead.
And here’s some more from Game Studio Forums (I left few away, as they were more bit different, but you can see the missing issues in the TooNormal site if you want)
12. Don’t ask whether a start menu should be created or not.
13. Always install videos on HDD without further asking. Making intro videos extra big and long because there is so plenty of disk space……………….ARGH
14. Install extra tools like media players.
15. Disable CD burning software to avoid warez.
16: Require you to turn off ALL security so all viruses, worms can walk on in from anywhere on the planet.
17: The software manual, including install instructions, is compressed in the CAB file on the CD.
18. Ask if you want to create a folder that doesn’t exist (just create it automatically).
19: Violate other Programs to make them not working.
20: Require a program not on the install disc (like a special direct x version).
21: Use three or more disc’s. one to install and two to change during any game (instead one DVD).
22: Do not allow button configuration.
23: Do not remove all files with uninstall
24: Do not run in fullscreen mode.
25. Always mess around with registry.
26. Use Star-Force copy protection.
27. Just convert your console title without adjusting the menu size, the controls etc.
28. Release bug-fixes only for registered members.
29. Include many unknown logos and animations while start running the game.
30. Get half way through a game only to find out the save feature crashes the game.
If you want to hear TooNormal’s comment, go check his post.
Some of the issues mentioned are big problem, while some are not so critical (like ‘ask whether to create a folder when it does not exist’ is bit annoying, but it’s takes only few secs to get past that issue – so no big deal really).
But, there something really interesting. See how it’s impossible to please everybody: one person (#24) says it should NOT run in fullscreen… while the other guy (#11) says it SHOULD run in fullscreen. Sometimes it’s impossible to build something that would suit everybody…