• XTRN game Chess and JSON

    From KenDB3@VERT to All on Wed Oct 29 18:49:00 2014
    Hello folks,

    I was just looking at the chess game on CVS (/xtrn/chess). I was curious if it could still be run even though it doesn't look like it's updated for the JSON service. I'm guessing I would run into the same problem I did before with Seabattle on the CVS. Was just wondering if anyone had some advice, like can
    it be run solo (no interbbs)?

    Any thoughts, comments, advice, is always appreciated. Thanks!

    ~KenDB3
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  • From Kirkman@VERT to KenDB3 on Thu Oct 30 17:50:00 2014
    Re: XTRN game Chess and JSON
    By: KenDB3 to All on Wed Oct 29 2014 03:01 pm

    I was just looking at the chess game on CVS (/xtrn/chess). I was curious if it could still be run even though it doesn't look like it's updated for the JSON service. I'm guessing I would run into the same problem I did before with Seabattle on the CVS.Was just wondering if anyone had some advice, like can it be run solo (no interbbs)?

    A few months ago I asked the same question. MCMLXXIX explained it relies on an older commclient.js library. At the time he said he'd check to see if there might be any quick fixes to make it work, but since he didn't post any more about that, I'm assuming the game would require a lot of workto get running.

    He also mentioned an internet chess Deuce had worked on, but I don't know much about it.

    --Josh

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  • From KenDB3@VERT to Kirkman on Fri Oct 31 00:49:00 2014
    I was just looking at the chess game on CVS (/xtrn/chess). I was
    curious if it could still be run even though it doesn't look like it's updated for the JSON service. I'm guessing I would run into the same problem I did before with Seabattle on the CVS. Was just wondering if anyone had some advice, like can it be run solo (no interbbs)?

    Afew months ago I asked the same question. MCMLXXIX explained it relies on an older commclient.js library. At the time he said he'd check to see if there might be any quick fixes to make it work, but since he didn't post
    any more about that, I'm assuming the game would require a lot of work to get running.

    He also mentioned an internet chess Deuce had worked on, but I don't know much about it.

    --Josh

    Thanks Josh, I appreciate the answer. I've been poking around in the xtrn folder on CVS, there's a lot of good stuff there, but a couple of the games seem to be using the older library you spoke of.

    ~KenDB3
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  • From Kirkman@VERT to KenDB3 on Fri Oct 31 21:49:00 2014
    Thanks Josh, I appreciate the answer. I've been poking around in the xtrn
    folder on CVS, there's a lot of good stuff there, but a couple of the
    games
    seem to be using the older library you spoke of.


    For sure. I love MCMLXXIX's and echicken's games, particularly Bubble Boggle and Star Trek.

    If you're looking for something new, I wrote a JS game called Doubles (it's a BBS version of "2048"), as well an informational door called Sports Stats. You can find them on my github page: http://www.github.com/kirkman

    --Josh

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  • From KenDB3@VERT to Kirkman on Sat Nov 1 12:37:00 2014
    For sure. I love MCMLXXIX's and echicken's games, particularly Bubble
    Boggle and Star Trek.

    If you're looking for something new, I wrote a JS game called Doubles (it's a BBS version of "2048"), as well an informational door called Sports
    Stats. You can find them on my github page: http://www.github.com/kirkman

    --Josh

    I think I play the Star Trek game more than any other game on my own BBS, lol. I defintely have to check out Doubles! I have your Sports Stats installed and it works wonderfully. I'm not much of sports fan myself, but I love seeing
    what kind of stuff can be done to gather live info and render itin something you can reach over Telnet. Simply amazing, I must say. :-)

    ~Kenny D
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  • From echicken@VERT to KenDB3 on Sun Nov 2 00:49:00 2014
    By: KenDB3 to Kirkman on Sat Nov 01 2014 13:02:10

    I think I play the Star Trek game more than any other game on my own BBS,

    Wow - I'm glad somebody's enjoying it. (Unless you aren't, and you're some kind of masochist. If so, that's cool - I mean, whatever turns your crank.)

    I've been thinking about redoing that game, just trying to come up with a good list of revisions and additions. So far the only change I want to make is to let people send in the next wave of enemies whenever they're ready. Sucks to be twiddling your thumbs for 25 seconds after killing the Pakleds or whatever.

    Of course, I should probably finish up that RSS thing first.

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  • From Bill McGarrity@VERT to echicken on Sun Nov 2 08:37:00 2014
    On 11-02-14 00:57, echicken wrote to KenDB3 <=-


    I think I play the Star Trek game more than any other game on my own BBS,

    Wow - I'm glad somebody's enjoying it. (Unless you aren't, and you're some kind of masochist. If so, that's cool - I mean, whatever turns
    your crank.)

    I've been thinking about redoing that game, just to comeup with
    a good list of revisions and additions. So far the only change I want
    to make is to let people send in the next wave of enemies whenever
    they're ready. Sucks to be twiddling your thumbs for 25 seconds after killing the Pakleds or whatever.

    I have it here as well... but I must admit, haven't played much... me bad.. ;)


    Of course, I should probably finish up that RSS thing first.

    Thank you... :)



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  • From LaRRy LaGoMoRpH@VERT to echicken on Sun Nov 2 20:37:00 2014
    Re: Re: XTRN game Chess and JSON
    By: echicken to KenDB3 on Sun Nov 02 2014 12:57 am

    Re: Re: XTRN game Chess and JSON
    By: KenDB3 to Kirkman on Sat Nov 01 2014 13:02:10

    I think I play theStar Trek game more than any other game on my own BB
    S

    Wow - I'm glad somebody's enjoying it. (Unless you aren't, and you're some kind of masochist. If so, that's cool - I mean, whatever turns your crank.)

    I've been thinking about redoing that game, just trying to come up with a go
    o
    list of revisions and additions. So far the only change I want to make is t
    o
    let people send in the next wave of enemies whenever they're ready. Sucks t
    o
    be twiddling your thumbs for 25 seconds after killing the Pakleds or whateve
    r

    Of course, I should probably finish up that RSS thing first.


    Star Trek is an excellent game. I really liked the large exploration based spin off that's in the testing section on mcmlxxix's board, forgive me if I get the name wrong the Endless Sky or somesuch. I've always been impressed with Star Trek, but that version was definitely pretty darn sweet for a demo. Honestly if you turned that into a multi-player game I think it could be pretty popular.

    Anyhow, I think Star Trek is one of the cooler new bbs doors out there, along with the new Chicken Delivery, which is excellent, not just technically, but I like the creativity of the level design and it really keeps you interested and I feel a lot more in control than I did in the old version. These sprite games are like BBS gateway drugs, so I think they're great. Really cool stuff.

    The new Gooble Gobble is also a much improved game, my only complaint would be the way the controls behave slightly differently from pacman, where you can stall the character out. I hope you know I like your games though; when you talk about a new Star Trek and ideas I think of the demo on the broken bubble and how excellent that game looks like it could be to me. If you ever decide to develop that Star Trek-esque spin off I think it could become something pretty spectacular.

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  • From KenDB3@VERT to echicken on Mon Nov 3 11:37:00 2014
    Wow - I'm glad somebody's enjoying it. (Unless you aren't, and you're some
    kind of masochist. If so, that's cool - I mean, whatever turns your
    crank.)

    I've been thinking about redoing that game, just trying to come up with a good list of revisions and additions. So far the only change I want to
    make is to let people send in the next wave of enemies wheneverthey're ready. Sucks to be twiddling your thumbs for 25 seconds after killing the Pakleds or whatever.

    Of course,I should probably finish up that RSS thing first.

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    echicken

    Hahaha, I actually do enjoy it. For real. It's simple, it's fun, and my time commitment is whatever I want it to be (which works since I always seem to be busy lately).

    ~KenDB3
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  • From echicken@VERT to LaRRy LaGoMoRpH on Mon Nov 3 13:38:00 2014
    Re: Re: XTRN game Chess and JSON
    By: LaRRy LaGoMoRpH to echicken on Sun Nov 02 2014
    18:29:59

    Star Trek is an excellent game. I really liked the large exploration based spin off that's in the testing section on mcmlxxix's board,

    I should ask him to remove that.

    pretty darn sweet for a demo. Honestly if you turned that into a multi-player game I think it could be pretty popular.

    I almost started working on it a few weeks ago, but I couldn't decide what direction I wanted to go with it. I'll have to think about what form the multi-player aspect would take. Maybe I'll work on it at some point this winter. Maybe not.

    Anyhow, I think Star Trek is one of the cooler new bbs doors out there,

    Thanks. It's fun as a quick diversion, I guess, but a bit on the boring side. I guess it was more of an "I wrote this sprite library ... now what do I do with it" kind of project.

    The new Gooble Gobble is also a much improved game, my only complaint would be the way the controls behave slightly differently from pacman, where you can stall the character out. I hope you know I like your

    I actually kind of like being able to stop the character, but I guess I forgot what the real pac-man controls did and didn't allow you to do.

    the demo on the broken bubble and how excellent that game looks like it could be to me. If you ever decide to develop that Star Trek-esque spin off I think it could become something pretty spectacular.

    Well, that game came before Star Trek. I think I just lost interest in it and made a trimmed down arcade shooter thingy instead. I'll let you know if I start working on it again at some point.

    Thanks for your feedback.

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  • From LaRRy LaGoMoRpH@VERT to echicken on Mon Nov 3 22:37:00 2014
    Re: Re: XTRN game Chess and JSON
    By: echicken to LaRRy LaGoMoRpH on Mon Nov 03 2014 01:58
    pm

    pretty darn sweet for a demo. Honestly if you turned that into a multi-player game I think it could be pretty popular.

    I almost started working on it a few weeks ago, but I couldn't decide what direction I wanted to go with it. I'll have to think about what form the multi-player aspect would take. Maybe I'll work on it at some point this winter. Maybe not.

    Hmm... well, since you might considering ideas I'll throw out a few and if anything sticks feel free to use it.

    While I think the game were it merely a shooter could be fun, I think the real power could come from a dynamic map. Like in tradewars, imagine being able to build up sectors with defenses. Unlike in tradewars, you wouldn't trade for resources perhaps you could tow or work sprites like in minecraft. You could attack people's bases like in Clash of Clans, in an MMO with asteroids style gameplay with improved graphics.

    That's kind of a general idea of the gameplay elements I think might create a wider audience. A mish mash of a few things, I could probably expand more but hopefully you get the idea.

    cheers,
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  • From Ragnarok@ragnarok@docksud.com.ar to Kirkman on Thu Dec 11 00:40:07 2014
    El 31/10/14 a las 23:49, Kirkman escibiˇ:
    Thanks Josh, I appreciate the answer. I've been poking around in the xtrn
    folder on CVS, there's a lot of good stuff there, but a couple of the
    games
    seem to be using the older library you spoke of.


    For sure. I love MCMLXXIX's and echicken's games, particularly Bubble Boggle and Star Trek.

    If you're looking for something new, I wrote a JS game called Doubles (it's a BBS version of "2048"), as well an informational door called Sports Stats. You
    can find them on my github page: http://www.github.com/kirkman

    im running your 2048 version on my board, it's great.
  • From KenDB3@VERT to Kirkman on Tue Dec 16 09:44:18 2014
    For sure. I love MCMLXXIX's and echicken's games, particularly Bubble Boggle and Star Trek.

    If you're looking for something new, I wrote a JS game called Doubles (it's a BBS version of "2048"), as well an informational door called Sports Stats. You can find them on my github page: http://www.github.com/kirkman

    im running your 2048 version on my board, it's great.

    Did I mention I set it up too? Great game!

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  • From Kirkman@VERT to Ragnarok on Mon Dec 22 21:13:09 2014
    Re: Re: XTRN game Chess and J
    By: Ragnarok to Kirkman on Thu Dec 11 2014 12:40 am

    im running your 2048 version on my board, it's great.

    Awesome! We need some other players on other boards to give us a challenge. My wife and I have been atop the scoreboard for too long.

    --Josh

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  • From Kirkman@VERT to KenDB3 on Mon Dec 22 21:15:04 2014
    Re: Re: XTRN game Chess and J
    By: KenDB3 to Kirkman on Tue Dec 16 2014 09:44 am

    Did I mention I set it up too? Great game!

    Thanks, Ken! Later this month or early next month I'm hope to sit down and iron out a few kinks and send out an update.

    --Josh

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  • From KenDB3@VERT to Kirkman on Sat Dec 27 23:40:57 2014
    Re: Re: XTRN game Chess and J
    By: KenDB3 to Kirkman on Tue Dec 16 2014 09:44 am

    Did I mention I set it up too? Great game!

    Thanks, Ken! Later this month or early next month I'm hope to sit down and iron out a few kinks and send out an update.

    --Josh

    Awesome, I'll keep my eyes peeled.

    ~KenDB3

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