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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 3:12 pm 
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Mouse Partyâ„¢ is not a technology or API. Microsoft provided that in Windows XP and Apple provided in on Mac OSX. Mouse Partyâ„¢ is a brand used to identify products that use that technology in a specific way.

In other words, if you see the Mouse Partyâ„¢ brand on a game then you will know that the game supports multiple simultaneous players on a single computer using multiple mice. If you want to find more games that do this, you can go to www.Mouse-Party.com. But all the games using the Mouse Partyâ„¢ logo are not necessarily using the same API or technology.

You don’t need any special API or code to use Mouse Party™. You can implement it yourself using standard Windows APIs. Reflexive games use Raw Input which is a standard API built into Windows XP. We have sample code available here http://www.mouse-party.com/MouseParty.zip to show you how we use this feature of Windows. That MouseParty.zip file also has a logo you can use in your game or your web site to promote the Mouse Party™ feature of your game.

To get your game listed on MouseParty.com it must use the Mouse Party™ branding. Send me a note when your game is finished (with the branding in place) and I will add you game to MouseParty.com. This does not give Reflexive rights to sell your game or collect any royalties. It is just a cross promotional agreement. Your game listing on MouseParty.com will link to whatever web site you ask me to link it to. If you would also like to have your game sold on Reflexive.com that is a completely separate issue. To pursue that you can read this developer page. But we would be happy to list your Mouse Party™ enabled game on MousePart.com even if you don’t submit your game for distribution on Reflexive.com.


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