Lummox JR

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BYOND developer, author, and future beloved supervillain


Aug 10, 8:37 am
Thank you for the solution of the problem, Lummox JR !
May 30, 9:25 am
@ RayCast()
This engine is currently lacking in more important pixel movement related support, unless its been added in 500+. Simple things like being able to calculate and move at angles, even a simple redesign to the controls, so you can use more than one movement button at a time by default, etc. This is all stuff I've already had to build into Box Zombies to get a simple top-down 2D shooter working.
EDIT: That's also a nearly 5 year old post being bumped, such speedy progress made around here =P
Lummox JR
May 27, 1:53 pm
Sounds like that server is running an older version.

The resource package shouldn't have to re-download; that can cache. I haven't had issues with the caching.
May 27, 1:45 pm
I've been banned from bug reports for a decade now, and don't use the 499+ versions of BYOND, but logging in to this for a quick test (SS13) Walking around for a bit, the background/tiles clearly become corrupted in some way, drawing things that shouldn't be there. The audio (music) seems to have cut out after a few seconds, though I can steal hear random sound effects from messages. And after a short while, the entire map portion of the screen just blacked out on me, and doesn't seem to be coming back.

EDIT: Also, it seems the web client re-downloads the resource package every time you connect, not sure if that's truly a bug, or just a technical limitation, but not exactly a desirable feature either way.
Lummox JR
May 27, 1:34 pm
I'm happy to look into any specific bug reports about the webclient, and have done so on a regular basis. You mentioned layering issues but didn't say which ones. Macros ought to be loading (they've been tested in lots of scenarios), but if something specific is failing it'd be good to have a test case that shows that.

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Lummox JR's Games
A board game of world conquest
Re: About Incursion
A tiny little RPG
Re: About Runt
Scream of the Stickster Volume II: The Crayon Massacre
Even sketchier mayhem! More weapons, more ways to play, more ways to gruesomely perish!
Lummox JR's Demos
Utility: Create a set of autojoiner icons from source icons you supply.
Re: About IconCutter
Runt Source
The source code to a tiny little RPG
Re: About Runt Source
Second HUD
See how to use BYOND's multiple HUD feature
Sound Playground
Find the right soundscape for your game
About Sound Playground
Stickster Source
Source code for Scream of the Stickster (BYONDscape 4K Challenge 2002)
About Stickster Source
Lummox JR's Libraries
Are You Sure?
Confirmation dialogs made easy
About Are You Sure?
An advanced text-on-map library
About DmiFonts
An advanced text-on-map library for BYOND 4.0
Re: About DmiFontsPlus
Create friendly HTML file selection popups
About EasyFiles
Create custom-colored icons and cache them to reuse as needed.
Re: Dynamic icon coloring
A library for manipulating icons and colors
Re: About IconProcs
Easy locking mechanism for doors, containers, and rooms
About JRlock
A regular expression library for DM
About Regex
An extensible smiley library
About SmileyPlus
Load, save, and reuse temporary maps for unlimited worlds
Syntax Highlighter
Highlight DM code in easy HTML output for chat or CGI applications
Re: About Syntax Highlighter
JRUtils - Numbers
Helpful procs for using numbers in text
Re: JRUtils - Numbers
A configurable name generator based on Werd
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