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Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 4:42 pm
by graius_uplink
new irc channel just for designing the missions

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 10:14 pm
by Testicle
I just realised I cant help with programming in Delphi, im simply not experienced enough. But I would still like to help - ideas, design etc.

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 5:34 am
by landrocker
Sweet, I'd like u in testicle.

I got the letter-by-letter thing working, so look out for 0.0.1 soon, today or 2morrow morning as I have heaps of homework. It still needs a few graphics as I had to use the titlebar image for all the borders too because of the arrows goin through every thing. AK47: do u have a copy without arrows?
Yeah, basicly all that's in this ver is the main screen, an a/v player and two output boxes with borders. I'm gonna put in an 'open' command for the player but in the actual game it can just be set to play whatever.


Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 7:53 am
by DiscoFever
as I said before, I'd like to offer my help

maybe I can do graphics or something

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 12:29 pm
by fryer
im 14 and know some VB and C++ so if u still want people im all for helping. I have some good experiance and i would be happy to work on the Ideas and Graphics side of things and wud be able to do web design if needed!

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 12:41 pm
by landrocker
K guys,
Here's the next update.

The GUI should be online & uploaded 2morrow (i'll get up early specially ;) ) and I'll stick a link to it here.
The pause button on the a/v player has some issues (after unpausing u can only hear some of the sounds Biblin: any ideas?) and I think it needs more graphics specifically designed for the windows. Also the text flickers a bit when it's being written. Again, Biblin or testicle: any ideas regarding that.

I think the last thing im gonna put in this release is gonna be that arrow thing down the bottom left with a popup menu with some options. Hopefully i'll be able to edit the menu code so it looks cool (green on black, etc.)

k, time for me to get my ugly sleep (11:40pm here in NZ)


Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 3:09 pm
by Testicle
Well the truth I cant actually help you because im new to deplhi, so max help i can provide is in theory, or pseudocode.

anyway the text can flicker because it is written inefficiently. if you write over and over it again it can flicker.

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 3:52 pm
by AK47
Hi guys , after a few days without word i owe you atleast an apology , sorry :( .
I have been busy with things but im back , you managed great without me :) .
Testicle if you still want to be in on this project give me a shout and your in.
The host for the site went down, why *no comment* though i do know why it went down. *cough*.

I dont have a copy without arrows mate but i can make another version and take more time on it.
Could i have a prev of what everyone has done to show?

:) if you can take a screendump then drop it in my inbox.
i noticed that you are very independant and work great!

What needs to be done now?
I can produce images like the ones on that image (to a specified scale) if needed.


Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 6:13 pm
by graius_uplink
just to let everyone know, I am doing a hell of a lot of design at the moment for the game, and when my scanner obeys me.  I will send AK, landrocker and Biblin the pictures.  These are designs for everything from the GUI to the main menu to some of the missions.  If anyone wants a copy send me an e-mail with the link above with the subject "domination".

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 6:16 pm
by AK47
Yeah i cant seem to get onto that irc :S never mind lol.
When is the first ver going to be released landrocker?

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 10:54 pm
by dcode
I'm a bit late, but if you need anyone familiar with delphi, i'm here...
mail me:

I was working on my own game, Subnet, which was coded in delphi, but that didn't really work out because i'm no good with graphics or design... only the coding side of it + there was lack of interest.

edit: btw, i'm in the IRC channel

(Edited by dcode at 11:17 pm on Aug. 2, 2002)

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 4:02 am
by landrocker
Ok, version 0.0.1 is here -

As I said, it has a few issues but they can be resolved, sorry it took so long but my sis was on the pc for 4 hours this morning. If u can't be bothered waiting for all the flickery text to type out, just click on the message box.


EDIT: Uh, run it in 1024*768 or the text goes off the screen

(Edited by landrocker at 4:03 pm on Aug. 3, 2002)

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 5:27 am
by DiscoFever
Quote: from EDIT: Uh, run it in 1024*768 or the text goes off the screen

I found that error! =)

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 8:37 am
by Testicle
wow very nice, ill have a look at how you wrote the letter by letter maybe i can understand something there :p

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 9:19 am
by fryer
Well done ure game is looking good! id be gald to do some border and graphic work for u if needed!