Hold on there a second, fella.

AuthorTopic: Hold on there a second, fella.
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PB: *i
First of all, there is an "Edit" feature. Triple posting is frowned upon on message boards, especially on ones where a company has to pay for its users to use.

Secondly, the bottom line is online Avernum will not happen. Spiderweb Software does not have the time nor the financial resources to do it. Sorry.
Hold on there a second, fella.

I think * is on to something. Conceivably, all the manager would need is a PHP capable server, and about 100 MB of available space.

Here's the idea, the interface could be re-done in Java, or just HTML even! all the data could be stored on the server in text files. PHP code could access the files and turn the stored data into javascript variables.

Those variables could, in turn, be interpereted into images, cascaded on CSS layers, or exile style images on a table if layers are not possible, GIF transparency could be used. Items, character stats and other variables would be stored as JavaScript.

buttons would replace the standard controls. I also have a brilliant idea as to how you could use the mouse to navigate.

A huge fully transparent GIF could cover the entire player area, then, an ImageMap could be used with the HTML imagemap tag! the cells of the imageMap could each have an onMouseOver funtion that changes the cursor to it's respective position. an OnClick function would move the character in the 8 directions.

a second table, beside the data table could hold item definitions. Each item paired with a properties index, an image index, and a description index in three text files respectively.

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Maybe Spider Web doesn't have the time for that kind of a project, but if anyone has a PHP capable server, it may be something you would like to take on over a weekend or something.

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Anyway, all I'm saying is, don't be so quick to throw out an idea, *i.

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The problem remains. Jeff has frequently said he will never do this because of inherent maintenance issues. Until he changes this stance, any discussion on this forum is really pointless. That is pretty much the end of the story.

It will not be a feature of BoA, so it really has no place on this board. If you want to pursue it further, take it to the General forum.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
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thanx mate, my thoughts exactly... u shouldnt throw a good idea out b4 examining all the possibilities... and btw, sorry 4 triple posting, i didnt know that rule...

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Posts: 79 | Registered: Friday, November 22 2002 08:00
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It's not whether or not I think it is a good idea, it's whether or not it would be fruitful to discuss. Jeff has routinely said for the past couple years that he does not intend to do it. I don't see how having a discussion here on an idea that will not get accomplished in the frame of this forum.

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I suppose he'd probably let one of us do it and use the name "Avernum," but it couldn't be turn based.

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Posts: 1277 | Registered: Monday, June 24 2002 07:00
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Well, anyways, I do plan on pursuing this, under the condition that I will not be doing it on my own.

So, if anyone here would like in on the project, you can reach me...

MSN :: Motekye@hotmail.com
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Well, I get the idea Spid doesn't want this topic to clutter up it's forums, so please contact me to discuss this further.

Please close this topic.

[ Thursday, January 16, 2003 22:23: Message edited by: Motekye ]

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