Boing is a strategy game that requires strategy and a bit of luck to win. In Boing, up to six human or computer opponents navigate their playing pieces around the board, playing tiles on the board in an attempt to gain points and undermine their opponentsí efforts to do the same.
Everything in Boing is customizable! The parameters that govern the size and shape of the playing board are tunable by the user. The rules of the game can be modified to suit every gamerís particular playing style. Computer opponents have three levels of difficulty. With so many options, itís easy to get addicted!
Download Boing 1.0 now!
Pick a download site from the list below. After saving the .exe to your hard drive, just run it and follow the prompts to install Boing.
Download Boing from Smozzie.com
Download Boing from Mirror 1
Download the Help File (included in the above download)
Get the latest version of DirectX (required for Boing)
Frequently Asked Questions / Known Issues
Q: What platforms are supported?
A: Windows 95 or 98 with DirectX 7.0 or higher is what you need to run Boing. It has not been tested on other operating systems. If a particular operating system supports Microsoft DirectX 7.0 (or a later version), chances are it will work fine. So far, no incidents with DirectX 8 have been reported.
Note that Windows NT is not supported since as of the latest service pack (6a), DirectX 7.0 is not supported.
Q: I get a funny error when trying to run the Boing executable. What's wrong?
A: You probably don't have DirectX 7 or higher installed. The current version is 8, which is available for free download at the link above.
Q: When I run Boing, it tells me that it can't initialize my sound card and then I don't get sound. Why not?
A: You must have a DirectX-compatible sound card, and you must have the correct drivers installed before you run Boing. Try reinstalling your sound card drivers, DirectX, and then Boing itself if those don't work.
Q: The game runs, but it runs very slowly. How can I speed things up?
A: You've probably got an older video card. Boing uses a lot of video memory to keep track of the board and the things on it. If Boing is unable to store surfaces in video memory, it must put them into system memory which is a lot slower. Try using the + and - keys to adjust the frameskip rate. Also try playing on a smaller board. As a last resort, it may be time to upgrade to that cool new video card you've been wanting.
Q: Why can't I play against someone else over a LAN?
A: Because network play isn't implemented. At this time, there are no plans to include it.
Q: The mouse pointer flickers on and off when I move it around. Sometimes it disappears completely when I'm not moving it. What's going on?
A: This is a Visual Basic anomaly and it stems from VB's inability to easily act on messages sent to the application from the operating system. Try experimenting with the 'Fancy Mouse Pointers' setting. If that doesn't work, you may be stuck with a funny mouse until Microsoft rectifies how VB forms react to system messages.
Q: I have a question/suggestion/complaint. How do I contact the developers?
A: Just fire an Email out to the address below. We try to respond to all Emails.