Broomsticks by Paul Rajlich


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  • Name: Mike
  • Homepage:
  • From: England
  • Date: Sat Feb 2 14:38:35 CST 2002
  • Comments: I want to know when you put the gold ball on the demo because it will be wicked. This game really is one of the best quidditch games i have played.

    I just did! :-) Thanks Mike!

  • Name: Jackie
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  • From: My house! hehe
  • Date: Mon Feb 4 22:04:51 CST 2002
  • Comments: Cool! I like games!

    Thanks Jackie!

  • Name: Spectre
  • Homepage: none
  • From: U.S.A.
  • Date: Sat Feb 9 07:19:16 CST 2002
  • Comments: This game is GREAT Paul! You really know how to make a game like this good! I bought the full version and it's 10 times better than the demos!!! (You got it inspired from Quiddich, right?) Well, I like your idea of downloading new characters, and that makes it fun. I might even send in a set of characters someday. (If you're wondering, Spectre is my screen name.)

    Thanks Spectre! I'm glad you are having fun with the Full Version. Yes, it was inspired by Quidditch, however the gameplay (how players fly) is based on a game that I made a long time ago, before Harry Potter.

    If you do make characters, let me know!

  • Name: joe weasley
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  • From: england
  • Date: Sun Feb 10 16:43:45 CST 2002
  • Comments: i have just seen the screen shots for the 3-d verson and i would like to know 1)how long would it take to reach me(i live in england)? 2)in the 3-d demo do you actually get to play it? 3)how long will it take for the 3-d one to come out? please get back to me YOUR WEB SITE IS SO GREAT!!!

    It will take several days to get to England, maybe a week. Yes, in the 3D demo you get to play! I'm not sure when Broomsticks 3D will be finished. I have not had much time to work on it lately!


  • Name: MaTRiX_MaN
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  • From: Kıbrıs
  • Date: Mon Feb 11 10:11:29 CST 2002
  • Comments: Arkadaşlar Quidditce benim oldukça ilgimi çekti bu oyun hakkında konuşmak isteyenler benimle mailleşe bilirler

  • Name: Katherine
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  • From: Canada
  • Date: Mon Feb 11 17:02:48 CST 2002
  • Comments: Hi Paul! Thank you so much for making a great game. Right after I tried the demo, I got the full version and it was 100 times better. I think kids in the future will definately love it. I give your game 120%!

    You are welcome. Thanks for the nice review, I'm glad you like the game!

  • Name: Marty
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  • From: The Wizarding World
  • Date: Tue Feb 12 17:20:47 CST 2002
  • Comments: Hello everybody. I still absolutely love the game. I had a frien over the other day and we were playing it. She got quite annoyed with me because I kept absolutley kicking her butt. Sh esaid it was the keys she was using. So we switched and I still won. LOL Anyway, does anybody here know when the 5th book, Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix is coming out?????? I'm getting SO impatient. I have to go now. I'm reading the series for like the millionth time. LOL. Bye

    Thanks Marty! Playing a friend is much better than playing the computer, especially if you win all the time! :-)

  • Name: brad23
  • Homepage: b23h
  • From: australia
  • Date: Wed Feb 13 00:03:49 CST 2002
  • Comments: hey paul maybe u remember me, i was here about 1-2 years ago, but then i was brad17. anyway i was wondering what the system requirements are for b3d. i have a PII 233 with 8mb 3d card, would that be enough to run the game smoothly? Tony Hawks 2 runs pretty smooth on my computer, so i gather b3d would? if u have msn pls add me to ur contacts i would like to get in touch again.

    Sure I remember you, you made the Pokemon characters!

    If the card you have has OpenGL support, it should run. However, it will probably run pretty slowly. For it run very smoothly, you will need a newer computer. The br3d rendering engine is similar to the Quake3 engine.

  • Name: Ted
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  • From: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy (Joke. really U.S.A.)
  • Date: Wed Feb 13 18:34:35 CST 2002
  • Comments: Paul, Can you send in backgrounds?

    Sure you can! In fact, I was going to start a backgrounds gallery but I forgot about it.

  • Name: brad23
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  • From: australia
  • Date: Wed Feb 13 22:49:35 CST 2002
  • Comments: thx paul, my card supports opengl but i cannot get it to run properly. have you ever thought about making a broomsticks 3d cave edition? that would be cool.

    Ddi you install the OpenGL drivers? What kind of card is it?

    Actually, I could make it into a CAVE game pretty easily. I may do that sometime.

  • Name: Genie Patil
  • Homepage: cool
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  • Date: Fri Feb 15 02:54:28 CST 2002
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  • Name: brad23
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  • From: aus
  • Date: Sat Feb 16 05:17:14 CST 2002
  • Comments: hey Paul i got a SiS 6326 with the drives installed but it doesn't come with any seperate OpenGL Drivers and there aint any on the internet. It just never comes up with any option to select OpenGL on any games and OpenGL-only game dont work.

    Sorry to hear that. Maybe it's time to get a new graphics card. :-)

  • Name: Padma Patil
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  • From: Poland; Warsaw
  • Date: Sun Feb 17 11:09:31 CST 2002
  • Comments: Well, I cant't speak English, but I wanna say, this game is COOL and SUPER!!!!!! Please, mail me:,,


  • Name: Aaron
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  • From: Arkansas
  • Date: Sun Feb 17 15:42:07 CST 2002
  • Comments: Paul, looks like someone stole Broomsticks and put it on Palm. One thing for sure, it has the same background, field, and one of the charactor images. The address is: Worst part is it's free. Hope nobody stole it. -Aaron

    Aaron, thanks for finding that. It looks like it is a ripoff of the demo version of my game, not the full version. It is shareware (free trial only).

    I'm not terribly upset about it except that this person did not ask for permission, especially for the graphics. Maybe I need to send him an email. :-)

    Update: I did send him an email. It was a nice email, not nasty. I just wanted him to acknowledge my work and he promised to do so in the manual for his game. Since he was polite and cooperative, everything is good. :-)

  • Name: Carlos
  • Homepage: ultimate quidditch
  • From: Honduras
  • Date: Mon Feb 18 15:27:31 CST 2002
  • Comments: i love your game!!:)

    Thanks Carlos!

  • Name: takeru
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  • From: madison
  • Date: Mon Feb 18 21:49:39 CST 2002
  • Comments: Broomsticks is so cool I want a full version some day good luck with 3D Broomsticks Thanks Takeru!

  • Name: Harry
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  • Date: Tue Feb 19 09:26:46 CST 2002
  • Comments: Paul can you make a demo of Broomsticks 3d and 2d? That'd be soooo cool!

    The Broomsticsks demo is 2D. I may release a demo of Broomsticks 3D also. The only problem is that it will be very big and so it will take people a long time to download and may overload my server. :-(

  • Name: Rhanaja
  • Homepage: Welcome,Rhanaja
  • From: California
  • Date: Tue Feb 19 17:22:29 CST 2002
  • Comments: Hi, I like the movie and it was good. Love, Rhanaja P.S mail me at

  • Name: takeru
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  • From: madison
  • Date: Wed Feb 20 01:09:51 CST 2002
  • Comments: Hey paul im sori im emailing u all the time u inspired me to work with computers in the future thanx can we take pictures from my document and add them to the game? Talk to you later It's 2:08 over here(eastern time) everybody in my house is sleeping except me when my dad wakes up at 5:00(early morning service at church)he'll get mad if im still up c ya takeru P.S. In Broomsticks 3D make it look like you r flying and you can only see other players not u also make ron and hermione characters it will be so cool bye


    that's ok, I like receiving mail from Broomsticks fans! :-)

    Glad to hear that you are considering working with computers. :-)

    Yes, you can use any jpg image as a background for the game.

    The Broomsticks 3D game is first person. However, I don't have any character models yet.

  • Name: you no hoo, its takeru
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  • From: madison
  • Date: Wed Feb 20 01:20:20 CST 2002
  • Comments: Sori paul i just want to know, when i play against the computer and his skill is all the way up when i play with no quaffle(red ball) the computer always follows the bludgers(black balls) Why is that? Bye

    It's because of the way I wrote the code. I didn't expect anyone to play with 0 red balls! :-)

  • Name: Harry
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  • Date: Wed Feb 20 13:17:56 CST 2002
  • Comments: Paul I looked in the past boards and people say Lasertron is so cool! Could you please explain it for me?

    Lasertron is an older Java game of mine. Go here:

  • Name: takeru again(herald)
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  • From: madison
  • Date: Wed Feb 20 18:54:17 CST 2002
  • Comments: hi paul. i ordered the full version today. i just play with no bludgers because i just pretend its a practice level for dodging the other player and the bludgers. heehee ^_^ love your game. its the best. i told 3 friends and my sister about it they love it. they might buy the full version. bye

    I see, that's not a bad idea (practicing dodging).

    I'm sure you and your friends will love the Full Version!

  • Name: Little (sort of) Ol' ME
  • Homepage: I have none
  • From: A farm
  • Date: Wed Feb 20 20:06:04 CST 2002
  • Comments: I LOVE this game. It is so Awesome. My cousin got the Full version. This game is good to play to pass the time or play for hours. I play while listening to music.

    Thanks, I'm glad you are having fun with it!

  • Name: again takeru for the 5th or 6th time
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  • From: madison
  • Date: Wed Feb 20 22:27:52 CST 2002
  • Comments: me again. have you got my order yet if u did send it asap. i play the advanced demo with my sister and she always wins. maybe i might have a winning strike with the full version. u should change the full version and add a name instead of just full version. like Quidditch 2002. my birthday is coming soon on march 10 so i might make birthday special characters. first with me, then my sister, my mom and dad who hate hights and a birthday cake that has candles that go out when decending. still luv ur game. bye -takeru(herald jang)


    I have not gotten your order yet. When did you send it?

    Thanks for the suggestion. When I make big changes to the game I may rename it.

    If you do make your own special characters, make sure you let me know!

  • Name: akke
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  • From: belgie
  • Date: Thu Feb 21 13:56:05 CST 2002
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  • Name: sarah wirth
  • Homepage: Broomsticks
  • From: wisconson
  • Date: Thu Feb 21 19:08:32 CST 2002
  • Comments: I really like your books and we enjoy your games alot have alot of fun on your weekend we are going to are babysiters house tmorrow and we are glad and we might sleep over night at their house.

  • Name: HPOTTER
  • Homepage: none
  • From: USA
  • Date: Fri Feb 22 01:42:04 CST 2002
  • Comments: Dear Paul, Do you remember me? I set the max speed to 999999999 and the acceleration to 999999999 and I moved so fast, I could not see myself! once again(if you remember me saying this a long time ago),:(YOUR GAME IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!) HPOTTER

    Yes, I do remember you telling me that. :-)


  • Name: Ted Kendrick
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  • From: Gotham City, Home of Batman
  • Date: Fri Feb 22 15:25:28 CST 2002
  • Comments: Paul, I sent in some Dragonball Z Characters. They work really well on the Batman background i sent you. Try THEM!!!!

    Thanks Ted! I've posted them already and put them in the Advanced Demo.

  • Name: Summer
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  • From: USA
  • Date: Fri Feb 22 21:32:45 CST 2002
  • Comments: Cool game. Awsome. Really Brilliant

    Thanks Summer!

  • Name: Carlos
  • Homepage:
  • From: honduras
  • Date: Sat Feb 23 15:52:02 CST 2002
  • Comments: i wonder when the full version will come to honduras(my country)..but i'll always luv the game on demo

    You can order by mail or online. I've sent the game to people in countries all over the world!

  • Name: Carlos
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  • From: honduras
  • Date: Sun Feb 24 08:59:11 CST 2002
  • Comments: heey! its me again..i ordered the full version as u told me but...i don't know if i ordered well couse my english is not so i didn't understand a thing! but please tell me if i ordered pleeasee!


    it will take a couple of days for PayPal to make the transaction since you are outside of the US. So, I won't know until later this week. I'll let you know. Thanks for ordering!

  • Name: takeru
  • Homepage:
  • From: madison
  • Date: Sun Feb 24 21:17:05 CST 2002
  • Comments: hi did u get my order yet. send it asap. i told 3 more people about broomsticks. maybe instead i might make my neighbor totoro characters. u might not no what characters im talking about. i still dont get how to make characters. im gonna play the full version nonstop when i get it. bye


    don't worry, I'll send it as soon as I get your order. Thanks for spreading the word about Broomsticks!

    To make characters, edit the players image using your favorite paint program.

    I'm sure you will be playing the Full Version non-stop! It is much more fun than the demo!

    update: I got your order today (2/25) and will send the game tomorrow morning.

  • Name: Matthew Davis
  • Homepage: Bugz Attack
  • From: Australia
  • Date: Sun Feb 24 21:36:40 CST 2002
  • Comments: Hey! Sorry I haven't signed in for a while. How is everyone? Good I hope. A late "Merry Christmas" to everyone including Paul. I have created a few sets of characters, but I'll have to send them in later as I can't find a computer in the computer room at school that has a working disk drive. There's "Modern meets Arcade", "Bugz Attack", and... I can't remember the last one, but it's a good one. I've also created a couple of item sets, "Eggs" and "Super Small". See ya all later! (PS: My website isn't up and running yet!)

    Nice to hear from you again Matthew!

    Excellent. Send them in soon so that they can be entered into the Character Design Contest! I just started the contest today! :-)

  • Name: ron weasily
  • Homepage: none
  • From: where the muggles live
  • Date: Mon Feb 25 11:22:12 CST 2002
  • Comments: Hey guys this game realy rocks it's so cool @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Name: Bex
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  • From: somewhere on earth
  • Date: Tue Feb 26 13:32:45 CST 2002
  • Comments: The demo is awesome! I wish I had enough money to buy the full version. I envy anyone who has it.

    Thanks Bex! If you don't have enough money, maybe you should enter one of my Broomsticks Contests.

  • Name: again sorry
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  • From: Honduras
  • Date: Tue Feb 26 19:20:24 CST 2002
  • Comments: Hey please tell me s soon as possible i i ordered the full version or not pleeasee!and if you can, email me to know if i ordered or not please..hey can you explain me how to make characters?...just wondering..:)


    I have not received anything yet, so it looks like you did not complete your order transaction. Do you remember the password you chose? If so, try logging into paypal and see if your transaction is there.

    To make your own characteres, all you need to do is edit this image with your favorite paint program.

  • Name: Charlie
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  • From: Florida
  • Date: Wed Feb 27 18:40:43 CST 2002
  • Comments: Hi I don't have te full version please put the gold ball in the demo thanks for ur time Paul

    I will do that soon, but only for a day or two. Remind me if I forget!

    If you have the full version, you have that and a whole bunch more all the time! :-)