Upcoming updates - read this!

Discussion about any topic, Alien-related or not, takes place in this forum.
User avatar
Redds, J. H.
Administrator
Posts: 265
Joined: Jun 25, 2011, 10:22 PM
Rank: Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: 1st Section, 1st Squad
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: M41A2 Pulse Rifle
M4A3 Pistol
Designation: Commtech

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Redds, J. H. »

Work continues.

Image

Everything is functional except for the element parent, which I'm working on at the moment. Once the roster structure stuff is taken care of and all the bugs nailed down I can finally finish the character application process, and if there isn't anything else I didn't think of, I can the continue on to finishing the posting process and how threads are displayed.

Speaking of threads, when you start a new thread or a new post, you're prompted to set the type to IC or OOC based on your permission settings, and if it's IC, then to select a character to post as. However, I managed to screw something up somewhere along the way and the page load time is extraordinarily long. Shouldn't be an issue, just have to go back and check what's taking so damn long.
Redds, J.H. wrote:The way I'm working it out, it would be nothing more than a very complex display name system:
HOW VERY WRONG I WAS
the ghost of harko has possessed my washing machine please send help

Anderson, W.S.
Veteran Member
Posts: 14
Joined: Jul 16, 2011, 10:26 PM
Rank: Lance Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: None
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: E-Tool
Designation: Rifleman

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Anderson, W.S. »

:shock:

User avatar
Redds, J. H.
Administrator
Posts: 265
Joined: Jun 25, 2011, 10:22 PM
Rank: Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: 1st Section, 1st Squad
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: M41A2 Pulse Rifle
M4A3 Pistol
Designation: Commtech

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Redds, J. H. »

Hey, man, welcome back — how's life?

On a side note, I have discovered why the ACP only shows one set of subforums at a time, and now I have to redo a bunch'ah work. Well, shit.

On yet another side note, you will have a setting in your user control panel to change how Colonial Marine names are displayed — full, last-and-initials, or last only. Civilians and synthetics will be unaffected.
the ghost of harko has possessed my washing machine please send help

User avatar
Redds, J. H.
Administrator
Posts: 265
Joined: Jun 25, 2011, 10:22 PM
Rank: Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: 1st Section, 1st Squad
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: M41A2 Pulse Rifle
M4A3 Pistol
Designation: Commtech

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Redds, J. H. »

Alright, so the roster's most-of-the-way done, from the moderator's side of things. Editing element details; creating, deleting and re-ordering roster elements; changing element parents; editing element details (although it's purely cosmetic); assigning, unassigning and re-ordering characters; promoting or demoting element leaders; it all works.

Mostly what I have to do now is make a page for the public side of the roster (since the brunt of the work was getting the moderator back-end working), add an actual page for viewing all unassigned characters, and put an element selector into the character approval/denial page so moderators can put characters on the roster without going to a separate page.

Still, it's coming together.

And then once the character approval process and the roster are done, it's off to character editing.

Edit: All the MCP roster-related stuff is done. It'll definitely need to be cleaned up and have all the debug statements taken out, but it's functional.
the ghost of harko has possessed my washing machine please send help

User avatar
Redds, J. H.
Administrator
Posts: 265
Joined: Jun 25, 2011, 10:22 PM
Rank: Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: 1st Section, 1st Squad
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: M41A2 Pulse Rifle
M4A3 Pistol
Designation: Commtech

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Redds, J. H. »

Image

And with that, the MCP is basically done. There's some styling left to do but it's trivial.

i don't even know why i'm still working on this because jer's gone and this game is dead
the ghost of harko has possessed my washing machine please send help

Paxton, K
Global Moderator
Posts: 176
Joined: Jun 26, 2011, 1:15 AM
Rank: Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: Section Medic
1st Section, 1st Squad
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: M41A2 Pulse Rifle (6)
M4A4 Side Arm (3)
Designation: Combat Medic
Location: Behind your left eye
Contact:

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Paxton, K »

LOOKING GREAT!
Helmet written in sharpie: Audaces Fortuna Iuvat
Front of body armor: "Don't Fear the Reaper" with a stylized Grim Reaper beneath the words.
Back of armor: Unfinished Celtic knot.

User avatar
Redds, J. H.
Administrator
Posts: 265
Joined: Jun 25, 2011, 10:22 PM
Rank: Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: 1st Section, 1st Squad
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: M41A2 Pulse Rifle
M4A3 Pistol
Designation: Commtech

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Redds, J. H. »

Welp, the administration end of it's pretty much done. All that needed was the length of and characters allowed in character names, the game year, stuff like that. Been nailing down related bugs in other stuff, changed where character data is validated. (Which reminds me, I still need to change how character editing in the MCP works.)

Time for character profiles.
the ghost of harko has possessed my washing machine please send help

User avatar
Redds, J. H.
Administrator
Posts: 265
Joined: Jun 25, 2011, 10:22 PM
Rank: Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: 1st Section, 1st Squad
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: M41A2 Pulse Rifle
M4A3 Pistol
Designation: Commtech

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Redds, J. H. »

So I was lying about the admin end of things. I keep having to add options for stuff as I add it — speaking of which, we now have individual character avatars. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it'd be.

I also intend to get some maps for the current game done shortly, since I understand people have been sorta waiting on them for a while. Still need deck maps for the ship and for the entire foundry.
the ghost of harko has possessed my washing machine please send help

User avatar
Redds, J. H.
Administrator
Posts: 265
Joined: Jun 25, 2011, 10:22 PM
Rank: Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: 1st Section, 1st Squad
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: M41A2 Pulse Rifle
M4A3 Pistol
Designation: Commtech

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Redds, J. H. »

Image

Characterlist is coming together. Profile pages are done and the search works and I'm considering retooling the "groups" function to display roster elements as one big happy family. Woop woop woop woop woop.

(Also, Redds and Cohen have broken char creation dates because I created them long before the character creation system was finished. :c)

Edit: Memberlist is almost completely done. Woo!
the ghost of harko has possessed my washing machine please send help

User avatar
Redds, J. H.
Administrator
Posts: 265
Joined: Jun 25, 2011, 10:22 PM
Rank: Corporal
Status: Healthy
Billet: 1st Section, 1st Squad
Injuries: No injuries
Weapons: M41A2 Pulse Rifle
M4A3 Pistol
Designation: Commtech

Re: Upcoming updates - read this!

Post by Redds, J. H. »

And now it's viewtopic that's almost done.

Image

Six months of toil... and we've gotten to where the magic happens.

About damn time.

Edit uno: In other news, I've started modifying the posting system from scratch for the third time, and this time I've got it right. It's more robust, it's less fragile, and I'm a lot more confident about it (i.e. I'm not terrified of doing anything with the rickety-ass thing for fear it'll break catastrophically).
the ghost of harko has possessed my washing machine please send help

Post Reply