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    What is THIS? It is a MYSTERY!

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    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-01-14 23:05:34.000
    http://jeremyreimer.com/monarch/dreetha-main

    What could it be??


    Ajar
    Posts: 2413
    Posted on: 2011-01-19 18:31:29.000
    That is indeed a mystery... :?

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-01-20 14:17:08.000
    Every weekend I'm going to be working on it a little bit... so stay tuned!

    Riso
    Posts: 3303
    Posted on: 2011-01-21 04:45:21.000
    I don't know what it is, but I can tell you Opera doesn't like rendering it.

    OscarWilde
    Posts: 10080
    Posted on: 2011-01-22 05:26:02.000
    I don't get it myself either. All I see in Safari is some weird green things appearing on the right side of the page - other then the usual text and the whole 1111111, 111111222111 and whatever that is.

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-01-30 23:03:03.000
    Well, I didn't do any work on it last weekend, but I DID do some work on it this weekend...

    Try it again! Maybe the purpose will become a little more clear? :D

    OscarWilde
    Posts: 10080
    Posted on: 2011-02-02 07:38:42.000
    Don’t if I can embed images but I can see what you’re trying to do, but all I get is being able to move around what looks like a sea and a land to the north and west, but no matter how much I try to move towards the green I can never get close; yet if I move away I get all blue.



    Can't embed images I guess. That's a screenshot of my safari, very compressed JPG, the width is the entire safari window, the height is just cropped but the rest is just the same background color.

    AllYorBaseRBelong2Us
    Posts: 10469
    Posted on: 2011-02-02 11:45:17.000

    smam!

    :)

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-02-02 15:14:02.000
    Try going a bit south and east :D

    Oh, and I’ll fix the [ IMG ] tag today so that it works.

    EDIT: Okay I just did that.

    Ajar
    Posts: 2413
    Posted on: 2011-02-10 05:24:26.000
    I found a small landmass!

    OscarWilde
    Posts: 10080
    Posted on: 2011-02-19 11:07:55.000
    Yeah I found a small land mass too. Not sure what else was supposed to happen.

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-02-21 00:49:50.000
    Nothing else is happening for now... sorry I haven't had much time to work on it. :( But bit by bit I'm going to be adding stuff, so stay tuned! I'll post here whenever I add something.

    AllYorBaseRBelong2Us
    Posts: 10469
    Posted on: 2011-03-08 05:11:30.000
    :unf:

    Perhaps it should contain Virgin Nymphs?

    AYB means, if we're going to be commenserate with the locale it should....

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-11 17:41:10.000
    Okay, I realize I haven’t been working on this at all, but sometimes when I come home after coding all day the last thing I want to do is code.

    But I was thinking about how cool it would be to add keystrokes to move instead of just clicking links, and apparently it’s pretty easy to do in Javascript, so I implemented it. I’ve also set the starting position to the island, for those of you who had trouble finding it. Next up will be confining the little man to the island, and then we can start building up a larger world... AYB, nymphs are DEFINITELY on the list of things to add!
    http://jeremyreimer.com/monarch/dreetha-main

    HitScan
    Posts: 5934
    Posted on: 2011-04-12 07:16:03.000
    You may need to sprinkle some event.preventDefault() and event.stopPropagation()'s around, if I try to use w,a,s,or d in Firefox, it just does a search on the page. Fun times working on HTML games though, I'm working on one myself. (Much plainer though, it's a picross kind of thing)

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-12 14:35:57.000
    Okay, I gave up trying to understand how browsers do things differently, and just went and used the jQuery $(document).keydown function, which works in all browsers.

    Hooray for Javascript frameworks!

    I also made it so you can't move on water. Don't worry--there will be boats (eventually) so you can go to other islands, and I plan on making this island much bigger. I also plan to make resources so you can harvest trees for wood and that kind of thing.

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-13 15:30:16.000
    Well, I did a tiny bit more today. I extended the world view portal two tiles vertically, so you can see a bit more. I also set up three panels (left, right, and bottom) in the CSS where information about the world can be displayed.

    Finally, I added the very first persistent data about the world. Each time the user moves or refreshes the page, the "Turn" counter increments by 1. This will eventually mean something.

    My plan is to make the game accessible by anyone at first, with no separate data for different user accounts. When the game becomes fun enough to actually be a game, I'll make it multi-player, so each OSY user has a separate island on the larger world, and can eventually visit other islands.

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-14 16:10:07.000
    Double TREES have appeared!

    What does it MEAN?

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-15 12:20:50.000
    I have created GOD-MODE.

    In GOD-MODE, I can WALK on WATER. I can also CREATE LAND and WATER wherever I want.

    Wouldn't you like to know how to get into GOD-MODE?

    It's a SECRET!

    Mord
    Posts: 8487
    Posted on: 2011-04-17 11:38:11.000
    Cool.

    Also, I stole OW's avatar because I'm too lazy to figure out how to get my own.

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-17 13:25:08.000
    I don't have avatar uploading yet.. but I uploaded yours from OSY 2.0 and set it. :)

    Mord
    Posts: 8487
    Posted on: 2011-04-17 17:12:43.000
    Cool thanks JR!

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-18 17:34:25.000
    Monday update:

    You can now make the man (we should give him a name... I'll call him AYBMan for now) fight! Just hit (or click) F...

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-19 11:17:28.000
    Tuesday update:

    You can now cut down trees!

    Just hit the F key on top of a tree, and you will receive wood... hit F again to stop fighting and collect it. Continuing to hit F will cut the tree some more.. but it won’t last forever!

    I want to see some deforestation, people!

    Mord
    Posts: 8487
    Posted on: 2011-04-20 15:34:28.000
    Am I supposed to be able to leave the island? If so, don't tell me, I'll figure it out...

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-20 16:54:29.000
    Not yet... but there will be things to do on the island soon besides cutting down trees.

    Whoa.. deforestation! I'd better plant some more trees!!

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-21 00:38:59.000
    Wednesday update:

    The landscape seems to have changed! Even the water seems different somehow!

    (Fighting and cutting will resume tomorrow morning)

    EDIT: Fighting and cutting are back in! (I uploaded an older version of the page from my laptop, lol)

    Just a side note: I’m temporarily keeping event.preventDefault(); out of the page, because on Chrome it prevents me from CTRL-F5’ing to force a reload (for example, to load a newer CSS). On Chrome I can still use the letter keys to move, but on Firefox it doesn’t work without event.preventDefault(); So for now, just use Chrome. :)

    Mord
    Posts: 8487
    Posted on: 2011-04-21 12:20:08.000
    ...and IE blue screens.

    Mord
    Posts: 8487
    Posted on: 2011-04-21 12:20:58.000
    Wow very pretty. I don't know if the water animation is necessary, but still cool that you can do it.

    Mord
    Posts: 8487
    Posted on: 2011-04-21 20:22:45.000
    Dreetha works from my iPad2.

    OscarWilde
    Posts: 10080
    Posted on: 2011-04-21 20:40:56.000
    Everything works fine here. Re-loading the page every time I make a move seems a bit cumbersome (or whatever is causing the loading page progress bar to show up every time I make a move).

    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9347
    Posted on: 2011-04-21 23:31:19.000
    Whenever I change the graphics, it will be cumbersome for a little while until your browser caches them.

    The way the program works, it needs to reload each time you move. Each part of the screen needs to be re-displayed. Even with AJAX, I'd have to re-update all the areas (world display, status on the left, messages on the bottom, etc) so it wouldn't gain that much, and would be much more complicated to write.

    I could use Flash, but I don't like developing in Flash, and then it wouldn't work on the iPhone/iPad.

    So there are tradeoffs, but I'm pretty happy with it so far. I think it needs more nymphs though...

    OscarWilde
    Posts: 10080
    Posted on: 2011-04-22 03:32:26.000
    Oh I see about the cache thing. That makes sense. I'm glad you're not using flash.


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