* 
Welcome Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?


*
gfxgfx Home Forum Help Search Login Register   gfxgfx
gfx gfx
gfx
Pages: [1]
Print
Author Topic: Santhworld - The Game Designer  (Read 61610 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Artimidor Federkiel
Administrator
*****

Gained Aura: 538
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 23.097



View Profile Homepage
« on: 31 July 2012, 04:09:13 »

Thought I'll make a new thread for this one, as it's something that isn't really a program extension of the main program.

We (Grinch & I) are starting to make slow first steps towards a serious release of a Santhworld editor, which means: Full game developing capabilities for everyone who'd like to dabble around with the editor and has a PC. No Flash knowledge is necessary to program a game - though you can spice it up if you know it. Of course you need to understand some basic logic in order to handle items, set status (e.g. button pressed), which you check later on (is the button pressed?) etc. Santhworld uses its own script language (nicknamed "Peter Interpreter"), which can be learned with a little effort. Editor will work completely offline and you can test things rather easily by walking through your module as you add stuff. Online it will work only on the Santharian main site.

There are a lot of questions still open, but I'm working now on a few features which make my own life easier and later for possible developers as well.

It will still be a while till we have it readily available, but this is one of the things that need to be done, because in the hands of creative people this is a really powerful tool, so getting it done is essential. Also, Grinch would like to try his hand on working on a module of his own as well, and to do that we need to prepare it somehow for a multiuser environment. So we're working on that when we have time these days. Just to let you know.
« Last Edit: 28 August 2012, 04:06:18 by Artimidor Federkiel » Logged



"Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a mediator, and this must be the heart." -- Maria (Metropolis)
Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels
Santh. Member
***

Gained Aura: 143
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 11.656


Shendar, Shen-D'auras


View Profile Homepage
« Reply #1 on: 31 July 2012, 04:36:57 »

Quote
Editor will work completely offline

Ha, who wants to be offline?

Thanks for that possibility, though I prefer to test finished modules...

I'm looking forward to new ones.. what about the next Nepris?
Logged

"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path  that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking,  breathlessly. ~Don Juan"
***Astropicture of the Day***Talia's Long, Long List***
Artimidor Federkiel
Administrator
*****

Gained Aura: 538
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 23.097



View Profile Homepage
« Reply #2 on: 31 July 2012, 04:46:24 »

Well, you don't need a server lag if you develop, you don't need to upload anything anywhere - so for developing that's definitely a plus...

Nepris III is not in sight right now, not even planned. Priority has Seeker's Treasure Shoals, then the Editor.
Logged



"Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a mediator, and this must be the heart." -- Maria (Metropolis)
Valan Nonesuch
Santh. Member
***

Gained Aura: 113
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1.510


Like a pudding bag full of knives


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: 02 August 2012, 06:33:03 »

I'd love to be able to get my hands on something like this. Eagerly awaiting the chance to play with a santhworld editor.
Logged

Beyond the horizon where the earth and the heavens meet
lies a certain point where they are not joined together and where, by stooping,
one might pass under the roof of the heavens.
Artimidor Federkiel
Administrator
*****

Gained Aura: 538
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 23.097



View Profile Homepage
« Reply #4 on: 07 August 2012, 04:44:47 »

Working on the juicy stuff now at the Editor, making it finally possible to use it without having to refer to pre-compiled Flash pictures... A though thing, but well worth it. Lots of testing necessary for that, but major progress is made now :)

@Valan: Feel free to plot what you'd like to try with a tool like that. Once released I'll make sure to post lots of step-by-step tutorials, so that people can let their fantasies run wild with it...
Logged



"Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a mediator, and this must be the heart." -- Maria (Metropolis)
Shabakuk Zeborius Anfang
Santh. Member
***

Gained Aura: 192
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1.321



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: 08 August 2012, 05:18:10 »

Sounds mouth-watering, Sage!
Logged

The greatest danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Ding-dong!
Artimidor Federkiel
Administrator
*****

Gained Aura: 538
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 23.097



View Profile Homepage
« Reply #6 on: 25 August 2012, 18:43:26 »

Okeydokey... Major progress has been made in terms of the Editor, so I officially conclude the work on it from my side for these vacations :) There's more ahead of course as we also try to get more organization in the various folders before the Editor will be released, but the Editor is now prepared to handle multiple users and can efficiently import/export databases. Will post some images on Facebook next week to give a general idea.

P.S. The Editor thread and the Treasure Shoals thread can now also be accessed from the left Masterplans/Projects menu.
Logged



"Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a mediator, and this must be the heart." -- Maria (Metropolis)
Artimidor Federkiel
Administrator
*****

Gained Aura: 538
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 23.097



View Profile Homepage
« Reply #7 on: 28 August 2012, 04:08:27 »

Screenshots of the Santhworld Game Designer are now available on Facebook, see here. Should also be visible for non-Facebookers methinks. While you don't see a lot of what's going on behind the scenes of the Editor, you can get at least an idea what it is capable of by now by browsing through the forms. Hope the one or the other is inspired by what's brewing :)
Logged



"Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a mediator, and this must be the heart." -- Maria (Metropolis)
Artimidor Federkiel
Administrator
*****

Gained Aura: 538
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 23.097



View Profile Homepage
« Reply #8 on: 09 October 2012, 23:11:11 »

Once again considerable progress have been made on the Santhworld Editor front, which - you might have guessed it - is no easy feat. Slowly but surely there's some light on the other end of the tunnel, but it is important to work very carefully here, there are many things that need to be considered and a lot has to be changed for various purposes. Progress has been very satisfying in the past weeks though, but there's always more to do to get things right.
Logged



"Between the mind that plans and the hands that build there must be a mediator, and this must be the heart." -- Maria (Metropolis)
Pages: [1]
Print
Jump to:  

Recent
[12 December 2017, 16:17:36]

[31 May 2017, 06:35:55]

[06 May 2017, 05:27:04]

[03 April 2017, 01:15:03]

[26 March 2017, 12:48:25]

[15 March 2017, 02:23:07]

[15 March 2017, 02:17:52]

[14 March 2017, 20:23:43]

[06 February 2017, 04:53:35]

[31 January 2017, 08:45:52]

[15 December 2016, 15:50:49]

[26 November 2016, 23:16:38]

[27 October 2016, 07:42:01]

[27 September 2016, 18:51:05]

[11 September 2016, 23:17:33]

[11 September 2016, 23:15:27]

[11 September 2016, 22:58:56]

[03 September 2016, 22:22:23]

[02 September 2016, 04:06:03]

[02 September 2016, 02:44:27]
Members
Total Members: 1040
Latest: leaftanya12
Stats
Total Posts: 144681
Total Topics: 11052
Online Today: 82
Online Ever: 226
(06 November 2012, 05:38:23)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 57
Total: 57

Last 10 Shouts:
14 September 2017, 09:40:04
Hello all! It's been a minute since I poked my nose in here. Can't remember if I ever did anything useful.
09 May 2017, 14:17:18
Ah, too bad that internet is so restricted in China, Ferra. Can't be much fun surfing the web that way if Big Brother's watching you... Hope you enjoy your stay nevertheless!
03 May 2017, 17:41:19
Hi, dear Arti and other developers!

This year I am in China and cannot use any Google services including YouTube. For this reason I stopped uploading new Nepris videos. I can also not read any comments there.

It just crossed my mind that this information might be useful to you.

Cheers

F
26 March 2017, 12:48:56
Hello to anyone that might read this. :)
22 December 2016, 02:38:16
Merry Christmas everyone!
29 November 2016, 01:45:48
Hey all!
11 November 2016, 09:19:02
Calling all developers; come help me write the New-Santhala article ^^
15 September 2016, 02:24:10
Still no problems here, Erutan...
14 September 2016, 14:55:28
Still having trouble accessing the RPG side, anyone else? Or is it just me?
27 August 2016, 21:17:33
Short note: We had a bit of downtime Friday/Saturday night due to a server change. Site went online first, message boards took a while longer - now everything should be back to normal.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2005, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Theme based on Cerberus with Risen adjustments by Bloc and Krelia
Modified By Artimidor for The Santharian Dream
gfx
gfxgfx gfxgfx