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Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 7:46 am
by landrocker
Delphi is like Pascal with Graphics - like Basic and Visual Basic. Umm, I'm gonna start learnin how to use OpenGL with Delphi so I mite be able to do a bit of 3D graphics - no promises tho.

That website sounds like a good idea, we don't need flashy graphics, just something that gives info on the game.
Thanks for making me lead programmer - i'll do my best.


Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 9:15 am
by AK47
No prob,
now we have to get on with this before people start getting bored..

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 10:12 am
by landrocker
Nice site AK47,
I can probably do an interface like that pretty easily - just using images and a media player so that we can play security cam footage, etc.

I was thinkin in our game should we put in lotsa systems like in Uplink - criminal database, academic, etc. and give you the abilitys to social engineer ppl. IE. if you wanna get into a medical database just put in a job application and give urself some high degrees in med. then u get given a system logon.

Also, you could make patients 'disappear' ;)

Will you be able to connect to BBS's to get jobs from companys as well to make money?


Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 10:34 am
by Testicle
soudns like a nice idea ladcrocker

(Edited by Testicle at 10:36 am on July 31, 2002)

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 10:45 am
by AK47
Yeah , anything you want to put into it do so , your the programmer ;) .
Lots of systems would be great and yeah i think there should be systems like social security databases and covernment servers withholding information that you can retrieive.

Good thinkin :)
Have you started to work on it yet , or do you need more time to think about whats going on?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 11:22 am
by graius_uplink
i think that the game should go continuously, ie. after the plot, the end credits roll, but you can carry on playing.  For that, you would then have to deal with the world you now control and it would become more of a strategy game.

you could also have to hack into places like the CIA, NSA, SIS (aka MI6), Security Service (aka MI5) etc, and gain control of them.

If you are willing to take up my idea of total, not financial domination, then we could have you ally with groups like illuminati, Majestic-12, Radiant Eye etc.  At first you would ally with one of them, doing jobs to eventually destroy the rival groups.  Then you could either use your hacking skills to take over the group (easy route) or break away and start your own group, destroy your former allies, and work from there (hard way).  To take over a group you could do things like assassinations, bribery, blackmail, removal jobs on the main guys.

You could also have a rating system showing how much control you have, kind of like the uplink rating system.  This could be shown in the form of a rating like in Deus-Ex, eg. angel, dominator, throne, king, knight, god.  WE could have the god ratings, but some of the others would have to go.  You could also have a rating showing how good or evil you are towards those uninvolved in the conspiracies.  Kind of like a neuromancer rating I suppose.

Well, that's enough of my rantings, what do you think?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 12:11 pm
by Gr Moff Matt
i looked on and it says u need a beta tester. I will be 1. Ii have no experience but i did well spotting the bugs on Uplink!

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 12:16 pm
by DiscoFever
I'd like to offer my services...

I can kinda program in C++...not that it's that useful to you now...

I think I can do some images...

but I defientaly know I can beta test :D

if you want some of my service, just asl :D

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2002 12:24 pm
by Whitelist
I can send some pics maybe, also beta test.

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 7:43 am
by landrocker
Ok - Here's the status,

I have started working on The Project Version 0.0.1 GUI
Basicly just the basic GUI main screen with controls and a few menus, etc. This should be done by tomorrow - provided i don't get more homework ;)

It has an integrated Audio/Video player and i'm working on a procedure to display the text letter-by-letter.
Biblin: do you know of any pre-written procs to do this?

I think we also need someone to do a few more graphics 4 us. Me and my friend made some play-stop-pause buttons, but we will need some for the actual GUI as at the moment it's lookin kinda empty.

The GUI is following the template that AK47 designed.
You can see that at our site - check previous posts for url.

Later on - tonite or tomorrow, i'm gonna write up a sort of hierarchy of all the different modules we're gonna need then me, biblin and any other programmers we get can split them up between us. I was thinking a seperate *.pas per module that I will add in to the main prog.

Anyway, that's how we stand @ the moment.


Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 8:11 am
by AK47
Its coming along fine , if there is nobodt to take up the challenge of doing various graphics then i will take that up myself , when do you need them by and what do you need (buttons e.t.c).
PM me , might update the site soon.
Not sure who if anyone is going to beta test , maybe it will be a public beta.

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 8:13 am
by Adriac
/me's on it ;)
Check yer PMs.

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 8:23 am
by Adriac
for lack of a better place to convene, I set up an IRC channel on openprojects for the project's use...

members of the team'll be given ops, of course.

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 8:47 am
by Testicle
My strength is not in working with visual interfaces and stuff like that, I feel my strength is in the core level of programming, not visual interface or mouse controls. For example gimme half and hour and ill create a procedure that writes text letter by letter and follows borders (i mean writes the text without exceeding the start and end position).
Is there a delay procedure in Delphi that doesn't delay the whole computer like in turbo pascal?

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002 9:00 am
by landrocker
Cool Testicle,
My proc just accepted a string and a reference to a Memo box and outputted to the memo, but your one sounds great. Could u plz write the proc then email it to me [][/url] or post a link to it on these boards? that would be a great help. Has AK47 got u to be a programmer yet?

I could get my proc to work i just can't remember the delphi function to find a certain character along in a string, also, due to the limitations of a memo box, it would erase all the text b4 the string being outputted, but i could fix that.

Good ideas graius