Early Access V1.1.2 — Parallax is Awesome

Hello everyone! Just a small update to add the new Parallax option.


An often requested feature, the Parallax option adds depth to the background elements providing a richer visual experience. It is adjustable between 0-400% to suite your tastes, and can also be used with or without the Seamless Wrapping option turned on.

I’ve also discovered that the frameworks that I use (XNA/XACT/FNA) do not support disconnection of external audio devices while in-game. I’ve come up with a workaround for Windows (Vista+) but finding solutions for Linux/OSX (and pre-vista) are still ongoing research. In the meantime be careful with your USB.

New Features

  • Add Parallax video option. When enabled, stars and other background elements have simulated depth. Adjustable from Off to 400%.

Issues Addressed

  • Crash/freeze on Windows when unplugging external (i.e. USB) audio devices that are being used by the game.

Previously Released Patches

  • Fixed issue where player and outriders could “lose” their color.

Solaroids is available on Steam Early Access and is still being actively developed by Chad Yates as part-time Indie game developer.  Come try out the free Demo, join the Community HUB on steam, or join the ranks of brave fighter pilots defending the solar system and competing for high scores and prestige!


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