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NanoZim
Level 7

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

"kbenson" wrote:
If you download the banner image to tmp:/ and use from there, you shouldn't have to deal with any of the caching problems. Then again, with all the talk about the Roku caching images, did anyone try setting last-modified headers to see if the Roku honored them?

Ah, I'll have to look into this. I'm still kind of a newbie at BrightScript...
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TheEndless
Level 9

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

"NanoZim" wrote:
"kbenson" wrote:
If you download the banner image to tmp:/ and use from there, you shouldn't have to deal with any of the caching problems. Then again, with all the talk about the Roku caching images, did anyone try setting last-modified headers to see if the Roku honored them?

Ah, I'll have to look into this. I'm still kind of a newbie at BrightScript...

No need to download to tmp:/. Just add a random number querystring to the end of the URL so it always loads from the server (ex. http://my.url/images/myimage.jpg?uid=<random>).
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kbenson
Level 7

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

"TheEndless" wrote:
"NanoZim" wrote:
"kbenson" wrote:
If you download the banner image to tmp:/ and use from there, you shouldn't have to deal with any of the caching problems. Then again, with all the talk about the Roku caching images, did anyone try setting last-modified headers to see if the Roku honored them?

Ah, I'll have to look into this. I'm still kind of a newbie at BrightScript...

No need to download to tmp:/. Just add a random number querystring to the end of the URL so it always loads from the server (ex. http://my.url/images/myimage.jpg?uid=<random>).


Geez, I've only seen this discussed 4 or 5 times now. You would think I would remember that by now. Smiley Wink
-- GandK Labs
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YungBlood
Level 8

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

No!!! Not more game competition... Smiley Happy

Nice look btw Smiley Happy I haven't tried the game yet... but I will. Smiley Happy I had actually contemplated doing a mastermind game. Smiley Happy

"kbenson" wrote:
Geez, I've only seen this discussed 4 or 5 times now. You would think I would remember that by now. Smiley Wink

Don't feel too bad, I still haven't dealt with that issue on mine... Smiley Happy
-YB
YungBlood

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pjoshua5000
Level 7

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

Question: About the pegs.

I think you should have any option for matching the peg with the correct slot.

Ex. Let say the word was: LUCK. And you choose the these letters: KITE. Since Letter K is not in the right Slot, then you should put a peg in the 4th slot telling you that K the letter is correct but in in the wrong slot. You can use the WHITE peg to tell you the letter is incorrect.

EX. IF the Word DYED, and chose the letters DUCK. The Colors would be as followed: BLUE, WHITE, WHITE, YELLOW (Or GREEN for duplicate letter). (but not telling you which letter is a duplicate. However if you have only one BLUE Peg, then you could assume that the duplicate letter is the same as the BLUE PEG.

Maybe an Option for using only Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs. Or combination or those types of words.

Other options that will allow different settings for super easy all the way to supper hard: including timers (no timers) Even using numbers. Which does not have to be limited to 1-9. You can also use from 00-99 for each tile. [03], [23]. [45]. [00]. Or option to limit it to 00-50, or 00-26, or any number start number or end number. Or random letters.

Option to turn off or on duplicated numbers or letters.

Also. I suggest adding a "U" to the letter "Q" so when you click on the letter "Q" it would act as if it had a "U" after it, and at the same time just just a "Q" if you happen to have any words that just have a "Q" in it.

For ex: [QU], , . or [QU], , , , but you could also allow , , . , or , , ,

Hope this helps
-josh
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NanoZim
Level 7

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

"pjoshua5000" wrote:
options that will allow different settings for super easy all the way to supper hard

You know, it never occurred to me to include a choice of difficulty levels. Smiley Surprisedops: When setting the difficulty, I used myself as a guide; I created something that would give me a challenge while still letting me win more often than not. But clearly, having an easier setting would make this more accessible to a wider range of people (maybe even including a really easy version for kids).

Anyway, good idea! It probably won't make it into the first official release, but I may include levels in a later release.

Oh, and mentioning "kids" reminds me: while this game features almost 2000 common four-letter words, the big guns are missing (the "F","S", "C" words, etc). Just in case anyone was wondering...it should pretty much be kid safe. Smiley Happy
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pjoshua5000
Level 7

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

If any one want a list of 4-letter words. Here is a site.

But no guarantees that every word that is in this game is on that list.

"NanoZim" wrote:
Oh, and mentioning "kids" reminds me: while this game features almost 2000 common four-letter words, the big guns are missing (the "F","S", "C" words, etc). Just in case anyone was wondering...it should pretty much be kid safe. Smiley Happy
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NanoZim
Level 7

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

Okay, I finished implementing a series of changes:


    1. Instructions are accessible by pressing the fast-forward button in-game. This is noted at the top of the screen, directly beneath the "Hogoword" title.

    2. The ad banner no longer shows questionable content. Smiley Wink

    3. When the ad banner's graphic changes, it will immediately update the next time the game is launched, instead of only after a box reboot (thanks TheEndless, kbenson).

    4. Slight tweak to the background graphic.


The new version has been submitted to the Channel Store. Thanks to everyone who helped refine it! If new issues are found, please don't hesitate to ping me.
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WardFamily
Level 7

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

There needs to be a clue. Other than that GREAT game. Another game suggestion: Sweetthooth
Thanks!!!
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pjoshua5000
Level 7

Re: New word puzzle game - beta test?

"WardFamily" wrote:
There needs to be a clue. Other than that GREAT game. Another game suggestion: Sweetthooth
Thanks!!!


Want a clue. Here is what helps me win most of the time:

Start with common groups of letters.

AUGH

IUST

CHYO
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