A brand new game
for Windows, HTML5, iPhone, Android TV and more,
The controller config screen has done that thing, where I started with a minor issue, but the more I thought about it, the more and more complicated it got!!
Trying to choose the best way to go.
Whichever I pick, there's a flaw.
I have to decide so that I can move on.
I feel like I've been here before.
Note : These posts were originally posted to Patreon as a Subscriber bonus. Now that Patreon's imploding, I've decided to start reposting the contents here, instead.
Inside Jay's Notebook - 001
When typically coding, I tend not to use pen and paper. Over the many years that I've been doing this, I've found my mind to be perfectly adequate for storing bits and pieces, and jumping between all the many random and crazy ideas that I generate.
In addition, my handwriting is absolutely bloomin' awful, and as a result anything I do tend to "jot down" tends to be plonked onto a spreadsheet somewhere, rather than onto paper.
But since around about 1999, when I headed off to college, there's been a constant notepad sat near my computer.
I've barely ever made use of it, but every so often something is important enough (or confusing enough!) that I've felt the need to jot it down.
Yesterday I took the time to photograph each and every used page of this notepad.
The framework isn't quite running properly on MacOS, so today will probably be spent trying to get that going.
For some reason, since the recent MacOS Security Update, I don't seem to be able to Remote-Desktop into the Mac via the WinLaptop.
Hopefully it's just some weird thing, requiring a reset or something, and not a hole that's been closed, making it unusable.. Hmm.. :\
I'm making a list.
And I'm checking it twice.
I've still got lots of things to code,
To make the framework nice.
That's two systems that can now access (kinda) web based data.
A good sign that things are slowly coming together!
A brief roundup of the things I've managed to accomplish, during 2017.
1. Online ScoreboardsIt's been a long time since I last had online scoreboards in my general AGameAWeek games. iOS's GameCenter made me lazy, and I could never be bothered to implement anything more complicated into my Framework.
But this year, I opted to take on the challenge, so right at the start of this year I added an "Enter Your Name" thing into my framework, and tied the scoreboard system to the server.
A number of games from this year have had Online Scoreboards added to them, and can all be found here.
...by putting prices up!
"we're always looking for ways to do what's best for you - creators."
Yeah, but if you piss off the people who pay the creators, then the creators aren't going to be too happy!!
If you're one of my three Patreons and feel that you're getting screwed by this epic fuckup, then feel free to remove your patreonage. I won't complain.
Bloody Patreon. Grrr!!!
I might shift the Notebook posts over to the main site.
Thanks to all Patreons!
WinSock only took 2 days to get right.
Today I'll be needing to attempt the same thing with Linux.
I'm sure that'll be a totally painless, and easy task!
The journey continues.
The challenge goes on.
Fight with the code,
Until all bugs are gone.
After a day spent trying to track down the issue(s), I've finally got WinSock to return exactly what I expect it to return!
I can't rest yet, as I need to foolproof the values being returned, and also then get it working on things other than Windows...
WinSock is strictly for Windows, so .. It's going to be a system-by-system rewrite to get everything on the same level.
But I'm about 50% confident that I'm able to send requests from the Windows editions of the games.
*sigh* That took a while!!
I finally dug my heels into the Net code, last night.
For the meantime, it'll be very Windows specific, and I'll have to tackle each different system in it's own way.
Something isn't right.
A curious dilemma.
My internet code is broken.
Some sort of error.