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Phew... took me a lot longer than I thought

Wed, 03 Jul 2002 18:19:00

RambOrc

Just finished the Admin Center, it's up at http://www.korax-heritage.com/admin/ (you can forget about all other URLs you had this far). It needs frames, JavaScript and Java, but aside of that, it should work with any browser. Let me know if there are any compatibility problems. Every function should be fully documented, if not, just point me out what needs more explanation. I also started on the SE design guide last week or so, but made little progress this far. Since I guess none of you has Lotus Word Pro and I'm not going to use a crap like M$ Weird, I decided to export it into JavaDoc format (you guessed it, it requires Java). You can take a look at it at http://www.korax-heritage.com/scatteredevil/designguide/ , though there are not yet two DIN A4 pages. Also posted the news about the talk system, Mago it's your turn with the damage skin screenies. [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
Thu, 04 Jul 2002 08:07:00

mago

That's really great! Don't worry, I'll prepare the news and select the screens, and when it's done, I'll post it there. Thanks a lot for the work, man! [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
Fri, 05 Jul 2002 00:27:00

mago

Hey, I'm really likening this guide, RambOrc. I think the story line and type of gameplay were well-chose, I specially like the hub travelling, where you have to go to one and another lots of times. I also liked when you said there'll be side quests, I think they are important for the fun. I was just a little worried about loosing all this work we have done so far, if SE was to be a very short and limited version of what it could be, but now I grow optimist! [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] You know, with the changing in engine (Vavoom), lots of work will be wasted, like you said, but now it don't look like that anymore. I'll be waiting for the rest of the guide, which I must say is very good, very detailed.
Fri, 05 Jul 2002 16:31:00

RambOrc

I think the guide should be finished before you go to Brazil, meaning you'll be able to print it out from your browser (it should look exactly the way it does on the screen, another advantage of jDoc) and read it through several times over your holidays (yes, it'll be THAT long). [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img] As for "wasted work", it seems to me more and more clearly over time that SE and TSP will be basically different, not only in game concept but also on the engine side. It seems very likely that by the time we're halfway through with TSP it'll use 3D models for everything (including monsters). This means not only maps, but also a lot of 2D art will be used exclusively in this project and nowhere else... and it would be a real waste of those NPCs if you'd just see them once and then never again, in a short RPG that can be played through in 2 hours. I don't know yet how and where from, but I'm firmly convinced there WILL be dozens of maps (or a dozen BIG ones) for SE so that gameplay can be real long. I've got a ring binder at home with hundreds of little slips of paper and a dozen A4 sheets, all full of stuff for Korax' Heritage, be it the detailed map of the environment around the main town where SE plays, the complete weather model of the continent, concept drawings of buildings and building parts, quick ideas on something in the game, etc. I'll sort through them these coming weeks and decide what goes to SE and what goes to TSP (and I also have a couple of quick notes for Arena already... duh). Oh, about the release date I gave public on the site 3 days ago... most people probably don't realize, but astronomicall, Autumn ends on December 20. [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
Sat, 06 Jul 2002 17:45:00

dj_jl

Admin center is nice. And file manager too. But ... the upload button doesn't seam to work. So I had to use old good FAR manager to upload. I converted that Heretic map to Hexen, and uploaded the new version into maps/converted. Design guide - sory, but I couldn't make it to work.
Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:08:00

RambOrc

Just tested the upload script with Mozilla 0.9.2 and it worked fine... as for the design guide, it uses Java and if it doesn't work I don't understand how the File Manager can work (I could never bring neither of them nor any other Java app ever to work in Mozilla BTW). Strange... do you have any app that can read Lotus Word Pro documents? Else I'll just make an RTF or TXT and mail it over.
Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:15:00

RambOrc

Oh yes, I tried the converted map and it's real cool, I found only one thing that didn't seem to work (the teleport in the basement of the fortress). I'll dig up the Levelkiller maps tomorrow and upload them. This is good news, this means the hunt is now on for Heretic maps as well... since mapping for Heretic seems to have been more active, it might be easier to locate cool maps that can be reused, and there will also be less of a deja vu effect for avid gamers. [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
Mon, 08 Jul 2002 18:43:00

dj_jl

Well, when I enter that design guide site, I'm prompted 2 times for username/password, in both places I enter koraxdev/bull-djinn, and it ends with this: Loading Java Applet ... Sending events to applet. LOAD Sending events to applet. INIT Sending events to applet. START Opening http://www.korax-heritage.com/scatteredevil/designguide/jDoc.zip Connecting http://www.korax-heritage.com/scatteredevil/designguide/jDoc.zip with no proxy Firewall authentication: site=www.korax-heritage.com/12.105.169.238:-1. protocol=http, prompt=Scattered Evil Design Guide, Opening http://www.korax-heritage.com/scatteredevil/designguide/null Connecting http://www.korax-heritage.com/scatteredevil/designguide/null with no proxy Opening http://www.korax-heritage.com/scatteredevil/designguide/jDoc.class Connecting http://www.korax-heritage.com/scatteredevil/designguide/jDoc.class with no proxy Opening http://www.korax-heritage.com/scatteredevil/designguide/jDoc.class Connecting http://www.korax-heritage.com/scatteredevil/designguide/jDoc.class with no proxy And nothing happens. Status bar says: "Applet jDoc notinited".
Tue, 09 Jul 2002 16:53:00

RambOrc

Well the only thing that surprises me is that the File Manager (which is a Java app as well) works for you, on IE4 the design guide worked but not the File Manager. In Mozilla, I could never bring any Java app to work. It might be called Netscape 6 but it's not a substitution for Netscape 4 (I use both parallelly). I suggest you get the latest build of Netscape 4.7x and use that one for the design guide, I've got about a year of experience running both "Netscape" versions on the same Winblows and they never had any trouble with each other (something you could never do with IE 4 and IE6).
Tue, 09 Jul 2002 18:28:00

dj_jl

Hurrah! Tried in Netscape 4.78 and it worked. As a test I also tried in IE6 - no success.
Tue, 09 Jul 2002 20:35:00

RambOrc

Now you got a taste of why I'm still using Netscape 4.7x as my primary browser... [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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