SinMaster1996 wrote:
Question: My Game is a rip but I have done many changes to it, so it is different to the other DBZ Games.

Can I still keep the game up?

You can keep it up, no one cares if you do or don't (But we would all love it if you didn't).

But it will still get the same treatment as the other rips.
SinMaster1996 wrote:
Question: My Game is a rip but I have done many changes to it, so it is different to the other DBZ Games.

Can I still keep the game up?

You will continue to have a hub, and you'll still be able to host it, however. Your game won't be able to be found in BYOND's games search engine, it will be hidden.
I don't even think it will be hidden. It just won't be featured.
Fugsnarf wrote:
I don't even think it will be hidden. It just won't be featured.

Fangames won't be featured. Rips will be hidden.
DarkCampainger wrote:
Fugsnarf wrote:
I don't even think it will be hidden. It just won't be featured.

Fangames won't be featured. Rips will be hidden.

and you get this from what source?
digitalmouse wrote:
DarkCampainger wrote:
Fugsnarf wrote:
I don't even think it will be hidden. It just won't be featured.

Fangames won't be featured. Rips will be hidden.

and you get this from what source?

It's what we've been discussing for the better part of the month. You've got a lot of reading to catch up on :)

Here's a good place to start if you want to catch up:
http://www.byond.com/developer/forum/?id=764565
http://www.byond.com/members/ Stephen001?command=view_post&post=105900
http://www.byond.com/developer/forum/?id=768672&view=1

Although Tom has said he's been reconsidering just how "hidden" the rejected games will be (and keep in mind I mean hidden from search results and the hub listings, the game's hub would still be accessible from a direct link or through a friend on the pager), I would expect the first roll-out of changes to be as planned.
I'm hoping that you have pages set up that randomly show an entire list of games, or a list of games from a certain section. Then, unknown games that are quality can gather a fan-base.
Sooo many people I've seen all say that they do not like either some big parts of the new website, or all of it altogether. I say that I like it a lot, don't have complaints at all really, and the hiding of fan games is just an added bonus. :P Keep it up BYOND guys!
TheLionsRoar wrote:
Sooo many people I've seen all say that they do not like either some big parts of the new website, or all of it altogether. I say that I like it a lot, don't have complaints at all really, and the hiding of fan games is just an added bonus. :P Keep it up BYOND guys!

You got the wrong idea. It's not hiding fan-games in general. Mainly just rips, and maybe like really crappy, effortlessly made original games.
Galactic Soldier wrote:
You got the wrong idea. It's not hiding fan-games in general. Mainly just rips, and maybe like really crappy, effortlessly made original games.

He was correct for the most part. Rips will be actively suppressed, fangames will be listed after original games.
SuperAntx wrote:
Galactic Soldier wrote:
You got the wrong idea. It's not hiding fan-games in general. Mainly just rips, and maybe like really crappy, effortlessly made original games.

He was correct for the most part. Rips will be actively suppressed, fangames will be listed after original games.

I didn't know that all original games were going to be featured.
If they're listed after, it would be much more fair then not at all.

I really like how the new website is turning out, but the color you guys are using for the background on some pages, which is pure white, can hurt your eyes after a while

One other small nit-pick, is that I'd rather see those tan stars inside the box, where the yellow ones currently are.
BYOND on iPad! Wow. Now I made my mind up. I'm getting an iPad :) +1 For BYOND!
Gizhy wrote:
BYOND on iPad! Wow. Now I made my mind up. I'm getting an iPad :) +1 For BYOND!

iPad is generally 'fail' on so many levels, and while I like BYOND, it's not worth wasting the money on a substandard product with restrictive abilities (video chat restricted to wifi? - sooo 1999) *just* to play Flash based games.
digitalmouse wrote:
a substandard product with restrictive abilities (video chat restricted to wifi? - sooo 1999)

Not sure if you know this, it was restricted to wifi as if it were allowed on 3G, it'd use up the person's monthly usage fairly quick.


I'm very curious to how this'll play out.
All of my games have been fan-games.
I don't however, have a problem with this.

But yeah, this site really does need an update bad.
Qubic wrote:
Not sure if you know this, it was restricted to wifi as if it were allowed on 3G, it'd use up the person's monthly usage fairly quick.

i've been using the video phone function between my GF and I for a couple years now (me with a Nokia, and her with a Samsung - both on contracts, not pay-as-you-go) so we've never needed to worry about using up any 'usage' amount. but having looked at the phone bills, the video calls don't cost that much more than voice calls for us. video is not the best, but it's clear the compression used is good enough to keep costs reasonable. No reason why the iPad/iPhone could not take advantage of the same technologies... oh wait, it's Apple! xD

Heck even my old Skype mobile phone was only a monthly fee with unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls. properly done, video over a phone device should not increase costs significantly, if at all, with a proper payment system.
digitalmouse wrote:
iPad is generally 'fail' on so many levels, and while I like BYOND, it's not worth wasting the money on a substandard product with restrictive abilities (video chat restricted to wifi? - sooo 1999) *just* to play Flash based games.


Well, I already have the money for it, so I'd say it's probably based on a personal basis. I for one, love touchscreen devices. I certainly don't want to spend $3,000 on a touchscreen PC. You could get an iPhone for outdoor use, and iPad for when your home relaxing BTW. I'd say playing BYOND games on an iPad would be a whole new experience for anyone. Plus, I don't think anyone would buy an iPad *just* to play flash based games, now thats just silly.

I'm curious, how are people envisioning playing BYOND games on touchscreen-only devices? Are you going to use an on-screen keyboard? What about right-clicking?

I'm planning on buying a Bluetooth controller for my Android phone, so I guess that would also be an option for some games with simple controls (if Apple will allow the software necessary to set such a controller up... I think I've heard they generally don't because its primary use would be for emulators)
If you look at the most popular touchscreen games you'll notice most of them have an incredibly simple interface. They either have a few button commands or make heavy use of the "swipe" motion you can only do on touchscreens.

The swiping motion would probably be something like MouseDrag(). Considering the fact BYOND has no client-side processing to make up for the fact the flash client is online-only, I don't really see BYOND ever having much of a presence in the mobile market. Anything you could possibly do with BYOND can be done better using tools other than BYOND.

That being said, the flash client still the potential to make a big impact on browser gaming. I think it would be best to focus on that like a laser and completely ignore mobile devices.
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