Tele-Arena Platinium 2.0 Alpha Released

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daniel_spain
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Re: Tele-Arena Platinium 2.0 Alpha Released

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Bloodrock wrote:
> daniel_spain wrote:
> > Bloodrock wrote:
> > > advertise your bbs everywhere possible, do you have majormud if so i can
> > > place your bbs in my bbs list are you on the bbs central bbs fb page
> >
> > i had it man, it kept crashing during cleanup one morning so i disabled it
> > until i can figure it out. i run about 30-60 people online playing my custom
> > tele-arena games so i havent had a chance to look at it.
> > i dont really do much advertising, full time job, full development projects,
> > but feel free to advertise anywhere ya like. all my users came from word of
> > mouth, if ya swing my name out there it typically comes back with a tele-arena
> > response :)
> >
> > plus i do system modifications and got my own line of addon products too.
>
> are the mmud crashes btrieve if so try raising open files and handles with the
> btrieve utility program
> hows the dma progress that one i am interested in right now i use telnet to telnet
> from my main bbs to another bbs setup
> for running and testing a new realm build think i tried rlogin but couldn't get it
> working

it essentially works. i just need to create a better security system.

when i start my new majormud rewrite, stick around. i have a plan
to rewrite the game using all my own code. already built the game's
database. would be fun to have a newer engine.

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Re: Tele-Arena Platinium 2.0 Alpha Released

Post by Questman »

YES PLEASE!!!! Do it!
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Bloodrock
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Re: Tele-Arena Platinium 2.0 Alpha Released

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daniel_spain wrote:

>
> it essentially works. i just need to create a better security system.
>
> when i start my new majormud rewrite, stick around. i have a plan
> to rewrite the game using all my own code. already built the game's
> database. would be fun to have a newer engine.

let me know when ready can help test, will it be nightmare editable

daniel_spain
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Re: Tele-Arena Platinium 2.0 Alpha Released

Post by daniel_spain »

Bloodrock wrote:
> daniel_spain wrote:
>
> >
> > it essentially works. i just need to create a better security system.
> >
> > when i start my new majormud rewrite, stick around. i have a plan
> > to rewrite the game using all my own code. already built the game's
> > database. would be fun to have a newer engine.
>
> let me know when ready can help test, will it be nightmare editable

nightmare would have to be modified to edit an sqlite database and my
engine would eliminate the use of btrieve. but after that yeah it would
work as i would not change the layout, structures, systems, etc...

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Re: Tele-Arena Platinium 2.0 Alpha Released

Post by Gangrif »

daniel_spain wrote:
> Gangrif wrote:
> > I'd love to help out testing on The Underground if you need more boards
> > running the code.
> >
> > Unfortunately though, because the board was in mothballs until about a
> > month ago... I've got effectively no players. Right now anyway.
>
> my problem is i run 3 modified core versions of ta (Platinum, Reborn, Warfare)
> but i also have several original versions i have built but with the custom ones
> players just dont get in the originals anymore.
>
> i have:
>
> a full port of TA1/5.6 from the original codebase. (ELWTA1)
> a full ver of TA2/5.7 from the original codebase. (ELWTA2)
>
> a port of the 5.6 but converted to SQLite to give sysops that
> extra umph when they wanna add more content to the game
> that originally was hard-coded. (runes, terrains, titles, etc)
> and they can simply edit the sqlite db then type "reinit" and
> boom all edits take place on-the-fly no reboot required.
> i call this one Tele-Arena Classic (ARENAC).
>
> a port of the original 5.6d gold using my own code to fill in the
> missing functions that were originally nested within TSGARN-1.LIB
> this one still utilizes the message file database system Sean created
> but all the code is mine so its just a cleaner more optimized ver of
> the original. i simply call this one Tele-Arena (TA56)
>
> this next one i think you'll like, if i recall correctly underground ran
> an edited game am i right? anyhow....
>
> Tele-Arena Game Engine, now this one has future release systems
> i have planned but if the core running features are not 100% than
> it is all for naught..... so with this game it loads all game content from
> a single sqlite database and from inside the game i have created
> a plethora of editors for you to edit you game from inside and on-the-fly
> meaning no reboots or system disruption to other addon modules to
> edit and reload the game. Not only can you edit everything that TAEDIT
> could edit, but i also added extra editors so you can add runes, titles,
> races, classes, terrains (with damag modifiers like overheated, etc..) and
> really a whole lot more. The most recent update i added a "map editor"
> meaning you type !mapedit from inside the game and enter an instanced
> version of the world where you can walk around and create maps simply
> just by walking around. i have personally used this feature in platinum to
> create more than 45 areas and it is done so quickly.
> This game ships with the 5.6d gold world during testing phases which will
> be limited to one bbs. but upon full release it will be setup so you can create
> and package your own worlds and distro them to other sysops.
> If you want to take testing a step further, i even have it so you can start
> with a blank world which is (1 race, 1 class, 1 weapon, 1 armor, 1 town room)
> and you can create your own vision of the game.
>
> This game needs testing the most because even though Platinum, Reborn, and
> Warfare are built from it they are modified cores so some things i add could
> overshadow
> something that needs fixing.
>
> But hey we do this for fun, so if ya wanna test 1 pick one ill get ya setup as a
> testing site.
> ELWTA1/ELWTA2 are not fully ready, their major bbs v6 versions will release in the
> coming
> weeks, TA56 and ARENAC are ready now as well as the above bragged about game engine
> :)
> just drop me a message telling me you're interested ill get ya started. i know you're
> in Rick's
> inner circle of testing so startup will be quick.
>
> only thing is all my sqlite engines run on wg3 the only dos products i provide are
> ELWTA1
> and ELWTA2 engines only because they are based off original code.

So, Undrground currently runs a partially broken TA. I havent dug deeply in, and to be honest I forget what I was doing on it when i took it offline years ago. It seems to be the elwta1 engine that Rick gave me to test years back. but some of the game content is... off, some monster names are weird, and some message displays are weird, and t2 arena is not functional. I cant remember if I was trying to edit the world, or if it came to me this way.

At any rage, i have two goals. First is just to get a functional TA 5.6 world working, so I and others can play the game they remember.

What I've always dreamed of doing, is a completely new world i'd started cooking up years ago, but never had the ability to fully implement. New towns, new worlds, all new monsters, completely new world. The classes and races i'd likely leave the same, at least for now.

So, someday, i'd like two games running, one my world, a thing i've been calling in my head "Underground TA" for years, and a stock (or mostly stock) 5.6.

So, all that being said, if i could get my hands on one of your 5.6 ports, with an editor for minor changes, i've always had a few gripes with the stock world ;), and the game engine.

Ill drop you a DM. Seems my cant remember my password on your board either.. so Im going to have to get that worked out too. :p
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Re: Tele-Arena Platinium 2.0 Alpha Released

Post by Questman »

That's exactly why we have the Tele-Arena Game Engine coming -- so folks CAN build their own Tele-Arena worlds! And eventually, share them

Hit me up - I'll get you a replacement for TA1 that you have; it's ancient. :)
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Re: Tele-Arena Platinium 2.0 Alpha Released

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Questman wrote:
> That's exactly why we have the Tele-Arena Game Engine coming -- so folks
> CAN build their own Tele-Arena worlds! And eventually, share them
>
> Hit me up - I'll get you a replacement for TA1 that you have; it's ancient.
> :)
Thanks!
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