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Game Giveaway of the day — Ball 7

Ball 7 is a single-player game in which you control one or more paddles to bounce a ball and destroy all the blocks in a level. Manipulate up to four paddles simultaneously — using either horizontal or vertical orientation — to obliterate your obstacles.
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User rating: 239 (40%) 354 (60%) 83 comments

Ball 7 was available as a giveaway on February 14, 2009!

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Ball 7 is a single-player game in which you control one or more paddles to bounce a ball and destroy all the blocks in a level. Manipulate up to four paddles simultaneously — using either horizontal or vertical orientation — to obliterate your obstacles.

In addition to normal blocks, a number of special blocks can alter gameplay.

Features:

  • 99 increasingly difficult levels;
  • 100+ different blocks;
  • 2 game modes: Arcade and Realistic;
  • 13 power-ups: 4 falling and 9 instant;
  • 2 soundtracks plus 34 sound effects;
  • Great physics: Objects can be hit with variable force;
  • Save games and high scores.

System Requirements:

Pentium III 900 MHz; 128 MB RAM; 3D Graphics Card; DirectX 8.0 or Higher; 90 MB Hard Disk Space

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://get.games.yahoo.com/proddesc?gamekey=ball7

File Size:

26.3 MB

Price:

$6.95

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#83

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.

Reply   |   Comment by Awesome McAwesome  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

This game rocks! Installed with no problems on Windows XP, has awesome graphics, great soundtrack, and as one progresses, each level has something new and exciting. This has been a long needed refreshing experience for this type of game. I didn't notice much difference between the arcade and realistic modes, but the levels with two and especially four paddles create a notable challenge for what I deem a very fun game indeed. Highly recommend!

Reply   |   Comment by Neo7  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

Cosmos - thanks for your help - just like the excellent RIP game by White Elephant Games, Audiere.dll had to be replaced.
I notice that you can't just put in ANY old audiere.dll - I tried to replace the older one in RIP with this newer one, and it wouldn't work. I had to go back to the original replacement one !

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

I was about to give a thumbs down but then I tried Cosmos' .dll replacement fix for vista (comment #31) and it worked! Thanks Cosmos! How on earth did you find that? Very nice game. One of the better of this type.

Reply   |   Comment by Rico  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

This game is great!!! If you like block breaking games with a Pong twist, you will like this game. This game loaded fine on XP SP3.

Reply   |   Comment by Miguel  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

@50, Marlene,
At start-up, you can adjust the screensize. Try a smaller size and the lower part of the end screen will show. There you can click 'quit'. Happy playing.

Reply   |   Comment by fotoflex  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Great game but you have to have DirectX installed.
Game froze my PC with Windows XP Pro SP3 and I had to install
Microsoft DirectX 9 like someone above advised. Thanks!
It plays great now. The cool looking graphics are great.
The levels are very interesting and different.
Fast game so it challenges your coordination and speed.
Thanks for the great games and software! :0)

Reply   |   Comment by rickthecarpenter  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

it works great on xp2. and 3 also media center and vista 32 bit and also 64 bit. will be trying it out on vista ultimate 64 bit soon. but not to bad of a game for free thanks. gotd!!!! jeff

Reply   |   Comment by jeff  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

1. I play Egyptoid 2 several times a day - I am like the others, we need some new blood. If Egyptoid 2 ever crashes, will I ever find a GGOTD game I can play again?

2. Egyptoid 2 was a huge improvement over Egyptoid. GGOTD, How about an Egyptoid 3?

3. The Rabbit has done a great job in setting the example. Now that you know how it can be done, GGOTD pick up the pace and find new, bigger, get away from the little girls games, and better.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigun  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

@ 68[Mamasan] &73[Whiterabbit]:

In order to sense your mouse movements this game (and many others) use a method that enables them to control their mouse cursor(or your bat[s] in this case) without running off the edge of the screen. Key loggers often use this method because of it's ease of development and the control it provides. Basically, ZoneAlarm was trying to say that Ball 7 was trying to use the mouse (and, in a roundabout way the keyboard) so you can play the game.

In short, FALSE ALARM![Note: this should be bolded and italicized]

All this means is that ZoneAlarm is working.
To be honest, I'm suprised that a squared and threatfire users haven't said anything.

~Techie

Reply   |   Comment by Alpha-Tester  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

I bought this game three years ago and have never finished it. (Partly because I've bought too many other games in the intervening years, so easily get distracted from the game)>

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Mamasan, no one else has reported this so I would recommend you install it as it's an excellent breakout game.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Tried the dll fix for xpsp3 still would not work. Does anyone have a suggestion for getting this to work on xpsp3. Getting the error message on the start page... with this in the report:
AppName: ball7.exe AppVer: 0.0.0.0 ModName: ball7.exe
ModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset: 0003fcf5
Would really like to get the game working... any help appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by harrrrrrr  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Will not work on Win XP SP3

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Can't get it to run on Vista 64 bit. My drivers are all 100% up to date. Stuck on the intro screen. Very dissapointing. I deleted it from my system and will hope for a better giveaway tomorrow.

Reply   |   Comment by Beth  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

The game loaded and run wery slowly, but I have replaced with the newer audiere.dll and the game run fast and fine on Wiodows 7 beta.

Reply   |   Comment by torleif  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Has anyone else had ZoneAlarm pop up and say that this program is a potential key logger? Do you know if it's true? I haven't granted permission for it to run until I'm comfortable that I'm not open to being spied on. I'd really like to keep this game if it's safe.

Reply   |   Comment by Mamasan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Thank you, Cosmos! It's working fine now :)

I was quite disappointed when I got to the site today, to see a repeat of a game that wouldn't work on my system, but thanks to a community member's helpfulness, this game is now working perfectly on my Vista home premium!
Hopefully works just as well on other flavours :)

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

AFTER READING BACK A FIEW POSTS I FOUND OUT COSMOS CAME UP WITH THE dll thanks Cosmos!

Reply   |   Comment by Florida Boy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Your dll works good on Vista all flavors . The game is a fun one. I wanted it on my Vista Bisness machine but it would not run on it. After reading the other posts ,Im a happy camper thanks again. Florida Boy

Reply   |   Comment by Florida Boy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Thanks a bunch, WR. Seems too easy! Is this a trick? Just kidding. Glad you're computer is feeling better and you, too!

Reply   |   Comment by CherylL5156  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Installed fine but can't get it to play, like so many others posting here today. Had to force it to close with ALT CTRL DELETE .... :-(
*uninstalling now*

Reply   |   Comment by jenany  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Crashed on XP Home SP3 on AMD processor. Cannot get it to run.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Hi Cheryl, just copy the downloaded dll file directly into the installed games folder. Allowing it to overwrite the original.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

I meant to mention that I have Vista Basic 32. Oops!! Sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by CherylL5156  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Can someone please give me a little help, as I am still in the infancy stages of my computer literacy. A step-by-step as to how to replace the .dll in this game? I promise to save the instructions for later reference, also. Thank you in advance! Happy Valentine's Day!! :O)

Reply   |   Comment by CherylL5156  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

But then again,
the tip Cosmos gave works, so the came runs on my toshiba laptop with vista home premium. Maybe the developers should pay him for that?

Reply   |   Comment by fotoflex  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

Game didn't run on my vista laptop earlier, but now I own a Eeepc 900hdxp. In a minute the game was over and I got a Pop-up giving me a choice to replay or quit. I pressed replay, but the pop-up didn't go away. This made playing really impossible.

Reply   |   Comment by fotoflex  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Got this last time it was offered and loved it. Great long game...not too hard, not too easy.

Reply   |   Comment by Zazazu  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Thanks for the .dll fix, runs with that fine on Vista Home Premium.

Reply   |   Comment by Donna Kolody  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Vista users - Cosmos (#30) has the fix - downloaded to 'downloads' in 'computer, local drive C' . Open game file 'Ball 7' click & drag from downloads - if asked , choose " Move and Replace" . Works great now ! Thank you Cosmos, and GGOTD !

Reply   |   Comment by twentycats  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

This is a nice game. But it's an another repeat. I'm getting deja vu all over again. The Vista vs XP talk is a smoke screen to cover up this repeat. Who cares if you use Vista or XP? Some people are sucked into that chat and overlook the repeat aspect. I like this game. It's a nice game. But come on GGAOTD..... how long are you going to get by with repeats? Everyone who visits here wants something new. Your recent track record sucks..... unless you like repeats. Most people don't. Can we have something new?

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Vista users download the audiere.dll from the link above, install the game (it installs to C:Games), paste the newly downloaded .dll and agree the warning to replace the file, run the Ball7.exe and it will then work fine!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry Pardy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Tried to install on my XPsp3 with Norton Internet Security 2009 and got a tracking cookie warning which I allowed to block. Loads to the start screen and then get the MS warning box that needs to shut down. Not sure the tracking cookie warning was related but concerned so will delete all.

Reply   |   Comment by harrrrrrr  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Thanks Cosmos so much for the suggestions re replacing the dll. I use Vista premium and replaced the audiere.dll that installed with the game with the one you suggested in comment #31.

The game now works fine. Only one sniggly little point is that I can't figure out how to quit. When you hit escape a box comes up asking if you want to exit. I tried clicking the box,hitting enter, clicking y , hitting escape again. I can easily escape using the Task Manager though. Might be some other way that I am just missing.

Reply   |   Comment by Marlene  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Works great in Vista 32 if you follow cosmos instructions and replace the dll file.
Cudos to Cosmos for figuring out the fix!

Reply   |   Comment by J west  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

@47 Russ;
in your comment, please replace "Merscom" with "M$" and then it should read out fine.... ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by mterme  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Does not work, just when you think Merscom is starting to do better. 2 steps forward 3 backward.

Reply   |   Comment by Russ  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

WORKS on xp. but I had to update my dircct x and my video card drivers. Fun game.

Reply   |   Comment by Florida Boy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Cosmos, i took your suggestion, and the game is working fine now, thanks a bunch :)

Reply   |   Comment by rozz  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Does not work on my system with very new graphics drivers on Vista 32 bit...

Reply   |   Comment by Armin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Hey Stephen I was wondering what happened to you last week. I just checked out Fireplanets ant the only games I saw was bullet candy ant the American Magee series for $3.99. Are there any other?. I am a huge fan of bigfish, for games, forums, and outstanding support. I used to like Real Arcade, but they tanked about a year ago and I rarely go there anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Russ  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Encountering the same problem most vista users are having, installs fine, and crashes at the initializing stage, and yes, my graphics is up to date. to bad, i like these kind of games. but thank you for the free games, have a lovely valentines day!! :)

Reply   |   Comment by rozz  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Downloaded this the last time. Well worth it, but extremely addicting. Got pretty far, but got stuck (forgot the level) and stopped playing; may try to play some again later. lol

:)

Reply   |   Comment by Lyle  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Whiterabbit .... and vista users..
audiere.dll comes with the download and is installed in the game directory. YOu have to replace the one that is included with the one from my pointer above.. #31.. Then the game works under Win7 and I strongly suspect will also work under Vista.

Enjoy..

Reply   |   Comment by cosmos  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Thanks, GOTD! Here's a vote for more brick busters from time to time, especially the 3D releases a la Magic Ball. I already own all of that series, but there are plenty of good titles out there. Bravo!

Reply   |   Comment by pava  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Cool-Thanks! :-) Windows XP, SP3, NVidia GeForce FX 5500 - works great!

Reply   |   Comment by DelennDax7  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Any chance we will ever get Hyperballoid again? It is my all-time favorite. I, too, loved Brickshooter Egypt. And while I'm making my wish list, I'd love to see a Goldminer game here. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Naomi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

wont work on windows7 beta

Reply   |   Comment by jim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Hi LisaFla, try the arkanoids over at Gametop:

http:\\www.gametop.com

There's 10 of them, at least half of which are worth having. A Ball is the re-named Nuclear Ball, Geometry Ball is actually Elefuns Twinzoid and there's another one that we got from the same developer as Nuclear Ball, (Erse Games) with an Egyptian flavour (Gem Ball I think). All have the browser opening thing at the end when you close the game down, but it's innocuous, with no rubbish installed onto your computer.

Then there's several freeware ones of which I highly recommend Beatball, Hoowaball, Chaks Temple, DXBall, Jardanians, Jarkanoid III, Poing, Powball and Purebreaker 3. There's more, but in my opinion the above are some of the best freeware versions available at the moment. Of those, Beatball, DXBall, Powball and Chak's Temple used to be commercial games (I paid for all of them)


Penny, if you check all the games given away since last year it's about 50% repeats and 50% first time giveaways. It only seems that we're always getting repeats because it's human nature to forget the good bits and remember the bad. (Not that repeats are bad as there are always new community members joining).

Have a great weekend folks.

Ornithos; thanks for posting the reason why I was absent all week over in the forums. :lol: I'll Email you soon.

Thanks for the heads up on that Cosmos. I've heard of that dll giving problems before. In fact I have a copy of it on a disc somewhere. Maybe those with Vista could try the fix. The dll file should go in the systems folder I believe?

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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