What's a FAQ?
It's a Frequently Asked Questions, where are listed usual questions about the subject and their answers.
If you are wondering about a game's topic, you should consult this section first.
Click on a question to read its associated answer.
I hear no sound!
The music cannot be played with certain browsers.
We advise you to use Mozilla Firefox, to enjoy an optimized game experience.
You can also download the executable version, to use the full capabilities of your hardware.
Texts are out of the screen!
Some browsers ignore additionnal fonts.
If your ingame texts are too big, play the game again with Mozilla Firefox.
Youcan also download the executable version, which include all the necessary fonts.
The game crashes after a certain time of play!
Some low-cost graphic cards, namely Intel HD series, seem to generate a memory leak.
This memory leak forces DIX to use more and more RAM, until fill it totally.
Windows then forces a crash of the game, to protect the other processes of the computer.
This issue being specific to a graphic card's model, there is nothing we can do on our side, except waiting for a possible update from the manufacturer.
If you encounter this problem, laucnh again the game, and use the gamesave to continue your play where it crashed.
Why is the game so slow on old computers?
Within an internet browser, DIX makes use of the computer's processor to manipulate all the game.
It cannot tap into the graphic card's full power, only its base functions.
We advise to play on a double-core processor, or download an executable version.
The latter is able to make full use of the graphic card's power, relieving the main processor of heavier calculations.
Why does the game run better on Firefox?
Internet is worldwide. It works with numberous standards to remain compliant with various machines, in different languages.
So there are lots of rules that browsers must follow, like media managing.
It means some browsers accept what others refuse, mostly because of programming copyrights.
In the present case, online version of DIX is made in HTML5, a modern Internet programming language, successor of HTML4, still widely used.
This language enforces certain rules for worldwide compatibility, like sound file extension and fonts.
But those constraints are partly ignored by some browsers, like Internet Explorer.
Those issues being linked to the browser itself, they can only be resolved by the browser's editor.
Firefox being free, largely available and open-source, DIX has been developed on its basis, until all other browsers follow the same rules.
What are the end-user rights?
DIX is under Creative Commons 3.0 BY NC ND SA.
Those signs mean the game must be redistribued under the same conditions (non-commercial, credit the original author).
For instance, sell the game on a CDrom is forbidden.
But distribuing this CDrom for free is authorized and supported, as long as we are credited as the original creators.