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Mr. K
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posted 03-10-2001 07:00 AM      Profile for Mr. K   Author's Homepage   Email Mr. K   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some of you have already noticed the new interface, and so far everyone seems to like it. The first time someone accidentally clicks QUIT because it's too close to the GO! button, I'll move it...but I'm not sure I've finished moving things around on the page, based on some other stuff I'm planning.

Anyway, if you have any feedback on changes you'd like to see to the interface, let me know.

A good idea to default to the first attack? The Game Boy does that, so I thought it might feel kinda homey.

I also fixed the problem where you could see how many turns of sleep your Pokemon had left in him, and the problem with Resting Pokemon not showing up as sleeping (in most cases...still working on this).

I also cleaned up some things that didn't look so nice in Netscape, and some yucky things visible in both browsers...still working on this as well.

Finally, I did some more big time internal changes that don't make a bit of difference to you guys, but have made the code and maintenance of the file system a little easier for me to deal with.

The main thing you'll notice is the battle interface, tho.

Too bad for you guys, working on these problems is much more interesting than fixing individual attacks.

Oh well, all in good time...

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[This message has been edited by Mr. K (edited 03-10-2001).]


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posted 03-10-2001 07:33 AM      Profile for Nirvana     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Good work, King K

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posted 03-10-2001 08:05 AM      Profile for starCaliber   Email starCaliber   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Once again, I apologize for stealing your time.

Anyway, the thing's looking really good. You kick so much ass.

And yes.

I know what the queers are doing to the soil.

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posted 03-10-2001 11:08 AM      Profile for KeroKato   Author's Homepage   Email KeroKato   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Man, with you doing all this stuff in so little time... it just makes one wonder what TJ was doing in all that time he had it.

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posted 03-10-2001 11:58 AM      Profile for Biffster     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's great! Could you just widen the area of accual play? You have the whole screen, make use of it

That confusion message is funny as fuck.

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posted 03-10-2001 11:58 AM      Profile for GolemKong   Author's Homepage   Email GolemKong   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Good Work. Things are looking very good. The only prob I can see with defaulting the first attack would be the explosion bug, where after you explode, and send something out, it displays the last pokemon that you fainted, and the usual way to fix this would be to wait until your opponent chose a poke, and push continue without chosing an action, and that would fix it, but anyways, again, great work.

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posted 03-10-2001 02:21 PM      Profile for Pornbot   Author's Homepage   Email Pornbot   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Your PBS kicks ass...i've played a couple battles on it already. Great work.

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posted 03-10-2001 02:41 PM      Profile for Windex   Email Windex   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Silly GK! Just choose the view battle option!

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posted 03-11-2001 02:54 PM      Profile for Yay Porygon   Author's Homepage   Email Yay Porygon   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah...uh, I hate being the first. My one team got deleted last night. I just re-wrote it, but still! Maybe it's due to lack of use. Dunno...

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posted 03-11-2001 05:18 PM      Profile for Mick_Hale   Email Mick_Hale   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Right, so I just saw this: Screech's max PP is 61, not 64. Just thought I'd mention it. That goes the same for any attack with 40 pp base.

And I have yet to get through an entire battle. Is that normal? I'm sure it's not your fault, but I never seem to be able to finish battles.

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posted 03-11-2001 05:55 PM      Profile for Eaichu250   Email Eaichu250   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Whoever puts Headbutt on one of their pokemon is going to get a nasty shock...

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posted 03-11-2001 10:36 PM      Profile for Jumpman16   Author's Homepage   Email Jumpman16   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mick, don't you have that backwards?
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Well, I did manage to finish a battle against Psybro. I won, thankfully.
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posted 03-12-2001 10:01 AM      Profile for Mick_Hale   Email Mick_Hale   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nope. Just checked my staticbomb on blue, and it's 61. I doubt it's a glitch in the game, as I think I've seen it elsewhere.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mick_Hale:
Well, I did manage to finish a battle against Psybro. I won, thankfully.


Damn you and your crit hitting ways.

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TJ doesn`t know how do the anything with the code, he just put the site up.

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posted 03-12-2001 03:58 PM      Profile for Mr. K   Author's Homepage   Email Mr. K   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
StarCaliber: Once again, I apologize for stealing your time.

Fucker.

I know what the queers are doing to the soil.

Actually, I believe they're called burrowing owls, but whatever...

KK: ...it just makes one wonder what TJ was doing in all that time he had it.

Having a life, maybe?

Biffster: Could you just widen the area of accual play?

Hmmm, OK, I'll look into it.

I also want to make sure it works on tiny screens, too, so whatever changes I make have to be flexible.

GK: The only prob I can see with defaulting the first attack would be the explosion bug...

That's a good point. When I make the change to the way I store attacks, I'll remove the default and see what people think.

Yay Porygon: My one team got deleted last night.

Hmmm...has this happened to a lot of people? Might have something to do with file size. I'm thinking of completely redoing the way data is stored anyway, because it should touch each person's data as infrequently as possible.

Mick_Hale: Screech's max PP is 61, not 64.

Good catch. I'll look into that, too.

And I have yet to get through an entire battle. Is that normal?

Nope. I haven't heard many complaints about this and my tests have all gone fine, so it must be a fluke...or a string of them.

Eaichu250: Whoever puts Headbutt on one of their pokemon is going to get a nasty shock...

Hmmm...I thought I squashed that bug. OK, it's been resquashed.

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Mah OTHER team got deleted, Mr. K. Bah. At least I got them memorized. : oints to TPM's and TJ's PBSes where has to reinput them every single day::

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posted 03-12-2001 09:46 PM      Profile for Mick_Hale   Email Mick_Hale   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Psybro, you can't blame the loss on luck.

Mr K, I was wondering if you could ease my pain a little and let me know if a person drops out of a match. Waiting for a while isn't any fun. Not sure how you'd do it, but an idea is to let the user on the other end know if the opponent has quit. Thanx for checking the PP problem.

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posted 03-13-2001 01:54 PM      Profile for KeroKato   Author's Homepage   Email KeroKato   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Luck determines everything, Hal.

Once, just for fun, I wanted to prove that I could win if I didn't use my normal suck line up of Pokes. The person I fought, who, by the way, cheated by not mentioning he was using G/S influences, was down to one Poke in the end as was I, Golem vs a weakened Electabuzz with Ice Punch. The Punch mutilitated Golem, but it was still alive on the last dash of life.
Super weak Electabuzz + STABed EQ. I can't lose, right?
Wrong. One-out-of-freakin'-256 chance and I missed with Quake.
If that ain't bad luck, I don't know what is.

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Mr. K
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posted 03-13-2001 02:48 PM      Profile for Mr. K   Author's Homepage   Email Mr. K   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My two original theories on why teams get deleted were that either 2 people tried to write the same file at the same time and/or that the file size eventually became too large for the code to deal with effectively.

Right now, I believe it has to do with file size exclusively, so we can expect more team deletions for a while. Hey, Pory's still in beta.

Anyway, I plan to change the code so that neither of the above cases will be relevant, but I'll have to break things before they get fixed.

Such is life.

Mick_Hale: Mr K, I was wondering if you could ease my pain a little and let me know if a person drops out of a match.

If a person quits, that'll be reflected by the game. If they just stop playing, tho, that can't be helped...the system doesn't know if the other player got up to make a sammich or just started surfing for porn.

If it becomes a major problem, I suggest hooking up in the chat room before starting a fight.

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posted 03-13-2001 04:38 PM      Profile for Mick_Hale   Email Mick_Hale   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
KeroKato, quite obviously you are not acquainted with the concept of sarcasm.

Mr. K, thanks for the info. That seems to be happening to me a lot. I guess I should go on a mad hacking spree and get rid of as many porn sites as possible so people will actually finish playing with little monsters instead of playing with their specific little monster.

That was sarcasm as well, KeroKato.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mick_Hale:
Psybro, you can't blame the loss on luck.


No, I can't.
Dang. I suck at PBS, and Pokémon is supposedly the one thing I'm good at

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posted 03-13-2001 10:22 PM      Profile for Givera   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The new layout's nice...
What the hell are you talking about:
"I know what the queers are doing to the soil."
"Actually, I believe they're called burrowing owls, but whatever..."

My team hasn't been deleted...

I almost beat GK but the thing stopped...

Finally - I like the number randomization!!
-Givera

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posted 03-13-2001 10:39 PM      Profile for Mr. K   Author's Homepage   Email Mr. K   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Givera: My team hasn't been deleted...

I think I also figured out why deletions seem to be so random. It looks like the user database is rehashed every time a user accesses it...so it's constantly being reordered. If it's a file size thing and accounts are getting hacked off either end, it's just a crap shoot with regards to who gets nuked.

Finally - I like the number randomization!!

I haven't finished cleaning out the old randomization calls yet, but I got a few of the main ones. I'm still skeptical that the "problem" was anything other than just an issue of perception, but stranger things have happened.

I've been testing the new user data storage method and things are looking OK. Still a lot of work to be done.

I managed to reduce the login code size by about 40%, which is nice, but all it does is exactly what it did before (with no new bugs, if I'm lucky). I had to get that out of the way before I could start making real changes, tho, so it's all progress...


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Something I just thought of...

Quite often, the "exit bug" will appear when a match is decided, giving nothing but a screen that says "Your opponent ended the battle"/"Game over" and depriving the participants of the log.

Suggestion for both PBSes: Whenever that screen comes up (or when you exit the battle intentionally yourself), it should print out the current log.

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posted 03-15-2001 08:34 AM      Profile for Mr. K   Author's Homepage   Email Mr. K   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
White Cat: Whenever that screen comes up (or when you exit the battle intentionally yourself), it should print out the current log.

The problem is that by this time the log has already been deleted. I think it's just the silly way logs are handled. It shouldn't be too hard to fix.


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