D3thAdd3r wrote:Nice button graphics make it very intuitive, not much else to suggest, it's perfect.
Good. The biggest problem with designing an interface is that, as the designer, it all makes sense to you. So it's very hard to have an unbiased look at the overall flow and difficulty of it. I liked my original A button graphic more, but on hardware it got butchered into a purple blob when using the rca connection, so at least this one is mostly legible.
D3thAdd3r wrote:Your game fills a nice gameplay niche for Uzebox and it's a gorgeous game besides like I probably said before. Again, remember to pat yourself on the back. Even as your first Uzebox game, it's comparable in production value to any of the best titles for the system.
Thanks. Looking at games like Alter Ego, Lode Runner, Megatris, I feel like there's still a lot of room to improve, but hopefully I'll be able to put some quality games out there for the community.
D3thAdd3r wrote:On the high score stuff is your state machine working to connect to the high score server? It's up at 51697, you could try connecting to the chat server on 50697 too. If you can connect to it and send stuff and it disconnects you, good. Spent a few more hours on Uzem w/8266 and it's closer. It is not time efficient to develop without emulator support, it will help a lot, I'm not touching any other Uzenet stuff until Uzem is development ready, so there will be a delay..but Ghosty Ghost will be the first game with real Uzenet support when it happens!
I haven't tried much more on that front yet. Busy work week and it's my anniversary weekend (wife would kill me if I went on a programming bender) but I'll do a bit more soon. Right now it should basically just try to detect hardware, connect to the chat server (last port number I knew that worked for a fact), then just sit there idle. I agree that the tools need to be there for good progress to be viable, not just for Ghosty Ghost but any project that wants to integrate Uzenet. Any delay in Uzenet progress is definitely forgiven. When it does all finally work and it has functioning Uzenet scores, I think it'll be a pretty awesome landmark moment in Uzebox gaming.