Well, I didn't keep my promise, but . . .

Richmond Mathewson geradamas at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 20 15:02:31 EDT 2006


I'm sorry, I promised my next message would be about a prototype side-scrolling game.

Its not.

For 2 reasons:

1. Got bogged down making demo programs for the RR student I have just had for a month's course. Never mind, discovered I could do all sorts of things I thougth I couldn't - nothing to make an old fart work as a 15 year-old breathing down your neck!

2. Came to the conclusion that to make "THE RIVAL TO MYST" (aka, the Holy Grail) all one needs is:

a. loads of mouseEnters of the sort:

  on mouseEnter
   put the left of img "ZZZ" into LZ
   move img "ZZZ" to (LZ - 15)
end mouseEnter

b. some groovy animated gifs with them set to play once when clicked on (avoids dependence on QT)

c. (and this is where I collapse) some VERY TALENTED artists.

So, just to prove I am NOT the lost brother of Rand and Robyn, I have uploaded a 
proof-of-concept Graphic-Converter to the RRGraphics Yahoo Group - OK, it really 
is for newbies; although I did have a quick, quiet ego-buzz when I managed the 
BATCH button.

Go get it, Rip it apart, Make it better:

"IMAGE GAMES.rev" at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RRgraphix/files/

I have also uploaded a really silly "Virtual Die" to the Rantings Group - made it just to illustrate the use of RANDOM:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/richmondsrrr/files/

I will now try to set aside some time to work on 'that game'

sincerely, Richmond Mathewson
 
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"Philosophical problems are confusions arising owing to the fluidity of meanings users attach to words and phrases."
                                       Mathewson, 2006
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