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Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:21 pm
by P/o Prune
Giving it another week?
Hmm I've got no problem with that... what does the rest of the competetors say?

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:23 pm
by Campbell
I'd say it's not a bad idea, so long as the deadline is before the IF Comp games are released. It will be a nice warm-up act for it.

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:25 pm
by P/o Prune
Deadline for voting is now extended to Saturday September 29

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:31 pm
by Lazzah
Just a thought but people from Int Fiction might not have ADRIFT on their computers, so they won't be able to play the games as they are in the zipfile. Maybe the games should be exported into Executables for those people?

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:52 pm
by Campbell
They can all be played online for anyone who doesn't want do download ADRIFT.

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:54 pm
by Lazzah
Campbell wrote:They can all be played online for anyone who doesn't want do download ADRIFT.

Oh, I forgot about that! :blush:

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:15 pm
by Lazzah
Unless I am missing something, the link provided in Po.Prune's message on the Int Fiction forum doesn't take you to the actual location of the games.

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:23 pm
by Campbell
I know, it'll be the ADRIFT page hiding the form arguments. I posted just to clarify.

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:38 pm
by Lazzah
I just found the link and tried playing my entry online - to my horror the title page picture does NOT display when playing online!! :shock: Can this be fixed somehow? The title page does not look very good without the "Axe of Kolt" picture and this may cost me votes.

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:43 pm
by Campbell
Ah, ok. Sorry, I didn't realise anyone was using graphics in the intros. WebRunner doesn't support graphics yet, but is on my shortlist for things to do soon.

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:45 pm
by David Whyld
Lazzah wrote:I just found the link and tried playing my entry online - to my horror the title page picture does NOT display when playing online!! :shock: Can this be fixed somehow? The title page does not look very good without the "Axe of Kolt" picture and this may cost me votes.


I'd hate to think a tex adventure would lose votes because the title graphic was missing. That's akin to a novel getting a negative review because the reader disliked the cover picture.

For me, as I have ADRIFT set up to not display pictures, I didn't even realise there was a picture on the title page.

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:09 pm
by Lazzah
David Whyld wrote:
Lazzah wrote:I just found the link and tried playing my entry online - to my horror the title page picture does NOT display when playing online!! :shock: Can this be fixed somehow? The title page does not look very good without the "Axe of Kolt" picture and this may cost me votes.


I'd hate to think a tex adventure would lose votes because the title graphic was missing. That's akin to a novel getting a negative review because the reader disliked the cover picture.

For me, as I have ADRIFT set up to not display pictures, I didn't even realise there was a picture on the title page.

Surely you can understand that it is a bit annoying when one has spent a bit of time making the title page look good. If I had known the webrunner wasn't set up for graphics - and there are players such as yourself actually turn the graphics off - I would have spent some time creating the title page with html codes. The title page picture for "The Axe of Kolt" is from the original Spectrum version. When I showed it to Campbell when we met last year he said it was great - very retro! Now I dunno why I why bothered.

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:18 pm
by David Whyld
Annoying maybe, but something that is likely to cost you votes? I wouldn't have thought so. And I really hope people judging text adventures don't judge a game on its title page graphic. If they do, they're kinda missing the point.

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:04 pm
by Campbell
Lazzah wrote:Now I dunno why I why bothered.
Seriously? I'm doing the best I can here. I do have a wife and a day job too...

Re: V.5 Intro Comp. the Games

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:40 am
by Lazzah
Campbell wrote:
Lazzah wrote:Now I dunno why I why bothered.
Seriously? I'm doing the best I can here. I do have a wife and a day job too...

I apologise sincerely, that is not what I meant. :blush: