Gamer Lobby

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Sonicslasher, May 19, 2009.

  1. Sonicslasher
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    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    So Another World and I were talking, trying to sort out the problems of all the gamer nights. He came up with the idea for a Gamer Lobby. A place where people could find someone to play in the game of their choice, and also see what others are playing. This will be something that can be used for all gamer nights. For now I'm working on the concept. But I am looking for a coder. I've been talking around and I heard AJAX is the way to go. And also someone to help with the graphic design. Depending on how hard it will be to make the GUI, it may or may not be made. For now, the focus is to make the Gamer Lobby bot.

    People that are on the project:
    - Sonicslasher (team leader)
    - Neko (graphic design for the GUI)
    - Antoligy (researcher)

    Looks like this project has a nice heading now. After lilsypha's came up with that idea, I (with the help of a few others) have decided that this will be a GUI for the Gamer Lobby bot.
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    First Concept by Sonicslasher

    2nd Concept by Sonicslasher:
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    Concept by Neko:
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    Ideas from people


    I am still trying to get the main concept down. Please give constructive criticism.

    Before it's said. Yes, I know, the font is not very good for readability. It was just something I had on at the time.
     
  2. Cablephish

    Cablephish Show me...

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    To be honest, this may not work, no matter what you try.

    But if I may ask, are you planning on doing more than DS games? Or is it going to just be DS games? If it's not a broad spectrum of platforms, not much point in trying, because I've seen the amount of people who're willing to play DS games. Personally, I feel like I've been shying away from the game scene.
     
  3. Sonicslasher
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    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    This is not only for WiFi Night. It's for Fight Night, Xbox Live Night and any other gamer night I may add in the future. I only used DS games for a example.
     
  4. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    I'm pretty sure this applies to all games, not just DS games.
     
  5. VVoltz

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    This would be cool!, I would help you if I had any idea how to =(
     
  6. PettingZoo

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    Cool!
     
  7. Vidboy10

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    Awesome idea.
     
  8. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

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    Maybe I'm going out on a limb here, but wouldn't it be easier (at least to start) to have a dedicated irc channel and irc bot to handle this? The likelihood of finding someone with the skills to create such a thing as you're looking for is slim, especially when a bot could handle this without much trouble.

    Let's say the channel is..#gbatemp.mp (multiplayer) for the sake of argument. Let's say the bot is called mpmatch.


    CODE/server irc.gbatemp.net:5190
    /j #gbatemp.mp

    !search
    SonicSlasher is currently looking for 1 person to play Horsez 14: The Ultimate Horsez!
    lilsypha is currently looking for 8 people to join Team Fortress 2.

    !match lilsypha
    coolguy has joined lilsypha in Team Fortress 2.

    !match SonicSlasher
    reallycoolguy has joined SonicSlasher in Horsez 14: The Ultimate Horsez! (NDS).

    !search
    lilsypha is currently looking for 7 people to join Team Fortress 2 (PC).

    !add 2 2DF Metal Slug
    someperson is now looking for 2 people to join Metal Slug (2DFighter).

    !end
    lilsypha is no longer looking for players to join Team Fortress 2.

    !search
    someperson is currently looking for 2 people to join Metal Slug (2DFighter).

    !add 1 360 Burnout Paradise
    zzzz is currently looking for 1 person to join Burnout Paradise (360).

    !match zzzz
    xyxy has joined zzz in Burnout Paradise (360).

    Etc.

    The bot could announce on a set interval (say, 2 minutes) the results of !search. There could be other commands, like:

    CODE!active
    There are currently 2 active games.
    SonicSlasher and reallycoolguy are playing Horsez 14: The Ultimate Horsez! (NDS).
    zzzz and xyxy are playing Burnout Paradise (360).

    Etc, etc.

    Just a thought. It really wouldn't be that hard to get a little MySQL database going to hold the necessary information, and some php code behind the bot to tie it all together. Think about it!
     
  9. Sonicslasher
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    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    I love it sypha! :^D

    Although I still kinda want to work on the java app idea. But as that will take a while to make, this will be great for now [​IMG]
     
  10. Frederica Bernkastel

    Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

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    Well, I already told you some ideas over IRC, I'm looking at stuff to see how to use the Java applet, but as I already said (beat lilsypha to it [​IMG]) about using a hidden/unhidden IRC channel that a bot communicates accross...
     
  11. Jdbye

    Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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    Don't use a java applet... use Ajax. It looks better (Java apps in general do not look good) and isn't bloated.
     
  12. Pendor

    Pendor GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Ditto.

    Exact same reasons.
     
  13. Fatboy12345236

    Fatboy12345236 GBAtemp Regular

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    Nice Idea could it also b when theres no wifi nights and people could still play mk or whatever