Lobby??

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Lobby??

Post by testtest1 » 05 Feb 2013, 03:57

hi
This question is may asked a lot of times here, but what is with the lobby ? There should be a online list and a general chat for the community like in the IRC.
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Re: Lobby??

Post by NoQ » 05 Feb 2013, 09:11

There should be
Sure ... Just hard to do that with the 99' GUI code.

While waiting for it to happen, we just have the actual IRC channel (see the front page). There's usually no problem having it open. But many online players don't use it anyway (and suffer :roll: ). It would surely be much easier if the game had an integrated IRC client, like many other open-source games do.

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Re: Lobby??

Post by testtest1 » 06 Feb 2013, 02:25

The ips are listened and you can write the ID to them like in the game. Only have to make a new interface, problem will be the code with the configs as you said. There is already the chat gui, you could use that
And there must be already the whole code for the GUIs, why not learning with that code and create own stuff? Really would like to learn about the dev language

Maybe you can try something or find an easy way to create a better overlay. would be more comfortable to see who is online, etc.

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Re: Lobby??

Post by NoQ » 06 Feb 2013, 06:40

And there must be already the whole code for the GUIs
There is. Just it's quite horrible and needs some big refactoring to become understandable and easily adjustable. Little tweaks are possible, but most likely not big stuff like that. That's what people who work on it say.

Some more of the obvious things we are currently missing include scalable GUI (that looks well on a 1920x1080 monitor), and a menu that doesn't use 100% CPU when it's open :stressed:

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Re: Lobby??

Post by NoQ » 06 Feb 2013, 09:33

By the way, a good CLI (relatively simple, just allow completely setting up the game via command line parameters) could allow creating an external GUI launcher which will have all features you may want, and it must be much easier; including running an automated headless server.

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Re: Lobby??

Post by Emdek » 06 Feb 2013, 09:35

testtest1, as NoQ said, trying to do something advanced with current GUI code is waste of time (especially that hopefully it will be replaced sooner or later). Simple change of width of menu screens (so those could be a bit wider, so more UI texts could fit in, but still "compatible" with smallest supported screen resolution) required lots of changes, to make everything inside of them would be correctly aligned again (everything is hardcoded, no dynamic layouts at all).
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