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In a city just like yours (except more 2d), on a day like any other (well, a very smoggy one anyway), a psychotic alien starts a killing spree on earth. Your goal is to help him with his quest! Engage in realistic 2d platform action, and use a vast array of three weapons to terminate those funny looking humans.

Will Turbie be able to kill all his foes? Or with they be the end of him? Play and find out!

Rated M for massively fun!

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Made for TomT64's game making competition in the summer of 2005. Uploaded here so it has a home on the lonely interwebs. A tutorial is available in-game, but unfortunately customizable controls were not implemented.

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  • Sphere
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  • 10/18/2010 02:37 AM
  • 03/01/2012 06:33 PM
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LouisCyphre
can't make a bad game if you don't finish any games
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You really have a thing for obscuring the player with the overuse of highlights.
WARNING: config.exe contains a virus.

This was confirmed by Avira's malware analysis team.

Here's the results they e-mailed back to me:

The file 'config.exe' has been determined to be 'MALWARE'. Our analysts named the threat W95/CIH. The term "W95/" denotes a file virus or malware that runs on Windows 95/98/Me systems.Detection is added to our virus definition file (VDF) starting with version 6.36.00.09.

So, even though this virus is only supposed to affect older Windows systems only, still it's recommended that you delete config.exe and DO NOT open it just to be safe.

The game's exe file, however, appears to be virus-free.
RE: SegNin:

After checking the file with multiple anti-virus programs, and getting clean reports on the file, I sent config.exe to Avira to be tested as a false positive. After about three days, they emailed me back saying that indeed it was a false positive: there is no virus in the file (this shouldn't be really surprising since the file was directly taken from a release of Sphere likely built in XP).

Virus scanners usually just look for certain byte sequences when looking for a virus, and to save time/space/effort, they don't look for the entire virus, but just a particular part of it. As a result, they can sometimes falsely detect a virus. In these cases, scanning with a different scanner will usually tell you, since different scanners use different parts of the virus for testing.

Avira in particular though seems to have a rather "trigger-happy" detection scheme for CIH. Probable reason is that in the late 90's they were burned pretty badly by it: sent out a lot of their computers with the virus infected on them, and then six months later it activated. They probably weren't too happy about that.
So, they tell me one thing and tell you another...just perfect *rolls eyes*

And now, checking the link they sent me that has their report on this file, I see they've indeed changed their minds.

Instead of calling it outright "MALWARE" they now claim:

"The file 'config.exe' has been determined to be 'FALSE POSITIVE'. In particular this means that this file is not malicious but a false alarm. Detection will not be removed due to the fact that the file contains malicious but non working fragments. This is an indicator that it was not disinfected properly from a previous infection. We recommend to restore the original copy from a backup media."

Here's the link if you'd like to see for yourself:
http://analysis.avira.com/samples/details.php?uniqueid=5SHL0xJZWZg4XPO8E6V0EjL8yfDDJVh7&incidentid=618768

As for which of their 3 different evaluations for the same file is correct...

Heck if I know.

Btw, for some unknown reason the original email reply they sent me was in Spanish even though I submitted the file through their English submission page:

"O arquivo “config.exe” foi designado como “MALWARE”. Nossos analistas chamaram a ameaça de W95/CIH. O termo "W95/" refere-se a um vírus ou malware de arquivo executado nos sistemas Windows 95/98/Me.A detecção será adicionada ao nosso VDF (virus definition file, arquivo de definição de vírus) a partir da versão 6.36.00.09.

Se preferir, você pode ver o resultado da análise aqui":
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