Cricket Coach Taken Offline
03 Apr 2006
By: James Nixon
The download for Cricket Coach has been taken offline temporarily at the request of Rockingham Software while bugs are fixed.
We will be putting the download back online when we are advised by them.
We have also heard the full name for Cricket Coach will be Marcus Trescothick's Cricket Coach upon its retail release in May.
This was the official news item from Rockingham:
Since the first version of the game was released on Friday we've had many reports of users experiencing the game crash back to the desktop.
This has concerned us as we never had any of these problems whilst testing. After some investigating it appears that the Softwrap code which checks for the end of your trial period may be interfering with the game and causing it to crash.
Until we can be confirm this one way or another we have removed the download. The title will be released again once we are certain that the game is compatible with the Softwrap system.
We apologise for releasing the title without adequate testing of the Softwrap locking mechanism, this was an oversight. We simply wished to spend all our time improving gameplay features, in hindsight we should have given more time to testing the Softwrap compatibility with our title.
Please note: If you have already downloaded the title and it works correctly on your machine then by all means keep playing the game, the Softwrap system is secure for payments and it is only the part that checks for the end of a trial that we believe may cause problems.Discuss this news item in the Cricket Web Forums