Creating a 2D version of CB (in Off-topic)
Hi Guys, me and a few of the other players are going to be working on creating a 2D version of CB, it will differ, if you would like to help please let me know by typing your response here,
Any ideas as well please leave it here :)
We will be keeping you updated as it gets going.
The main difference at the moment will be only 1 character, no minions :( .
i will post a screen shot of the main page soon :)
June 4 2008 2:36 PM EDT
It looks pretty good, WM's already got a Cone of Cold and Fireball spell and I tried to make a FoD spell for fun ;)
You can be a tank or a mage, too...:D
June 4 2008 2:55 PM EDT
will ranged be 5 rounds still? :D
no you can buy a bow and kill whomever you like, create a character, earn xp and train your stat points into HP, STR, magic, and the such :)
this way the fights can last a lot longer between players.
June 4 2008 4:00 PM EDT
You realize, of course, that CB is already 2D?
CB is a Point and Click text based game,
to be 2D it requires graphics :)
as in sprites and tiles...
anyway... no matter
June 4 2008 8:15 PM EDT
Can't wait for a screen shot.
June 4 2008 8:15 PM EDT
How much is 1 mill cb$ there ?
June 4 2008 8:24 PM EDT
OK, I tried not to, but it seems I have no choice.
No, to be does not require graphics at all, it requires 2 Dimensions, you know, the D in 2D... CB already as two, three if you want to get a bit loose with Time. Height and Width, you see, are Dimensions.
To take this back to where the intent from the beginning was, that is, sarcasm/silliness/etc... It even has great Depth.
There, the first online 4D Game!
June 5 2008 1:21 AM EDT
Just added AS, EC, GA to the mix. New class - enchanter.
I'm wondering if there's any way to make a good UC class without weapons...or simply with varying upgrades of HGs.
sure we can do that :), you just have to up HP and STR and wear some really good armor :)
any time frame for when a beta will be relased to the public?
1. Can't wait for a screen shot.
One will be available shortly.
2. How much is 1M Cb there?
That is inconclusive at the moment, as far as i'm concerned at the moment if it gets sold it will start low and go by Supply and demand,
Any revenue made by the game will be used to upgrade the game, and also to upgrade the original CB, money's made will be split 50/50 between both games.
Also to host the website for the game.
3. Any time frame for when a beta will be released to the public?
That is a good question, I will be needing a few people soon to test the complete maps and let the staff know of any errors.
4. What are you guys using?
We are using a server/client called Xtreme Worlds. www.xtremeworlds.com
Things that will be added.
In game Stock Market:
1 Share of the game for 1000 CB.
The stock will start at 1000 CB and can be sold and traded in game by PM'ing an Admin, or another player,
of course the price will change with the supply and demand market.
Houses will be available for sale in all cities ranging in price from 10,000 CB to 1M CB.
In game Auctions/Forum Auction/FSWTB:
The in game auctions i am trying to figure that out at the moment:), the FS WTB threads will be hosted on PhpBB.
Item Naming/ Upgrading:
This is a work in progress, I am in need of a VB6 scripter to write a script, if you are at all interested please see me in game, or PM/CM me or one of the other staff.
This person will become an ADMIN and be paid in CB Currency, until the game starts bringing in revenue (if it does).
The Staff so far, are:
War_Maiden: Root Admin/ Lead Developer
OB: Root Admin/ Secondary Developer/ Item creator.
Lostling: Secondary Developer.
Again we will be hiring soon (CB in game, USD (if game makes money).
If you would like to get on the train, please leave a post or CM/PM me.
(sorry if its to big, admin may need to edit)
I could be a tester i guess, =)
How will this stock work? We pay Central Bank or the makers of the game? I could see it go either way which is why i ask, lol.
ill be a tester aswell if im allowed
June 6 2008 12:22 PM EDT
Looks cool! Hope this goes well! When the game goes for testing make sure you notify me!
June 6 2008 12:35 PM EDT
Why that just looks awesome.
/me fears he will have to add another game to the list of online games he plays everyday.
Sure you can all be testers if you like, the stock isn't set up yet, and should be done soon...
I will need testers by Mid to the End of June.
Hook me up, I want to test this :)
I would love for the opportunity to test this thing out.
June 8 2008 7:28 PM EDT
I've been playing this game longer than the people above me.
Therefor, I should be a tester instead of them.
June 8 2008 8:07 PM EDT
If you guys are using mysql to store all the information, I would be glad to help out in that area.
I would also love to test this awesome looking game out!!
'I've been playing this game longer than the people above me.
Therefor, I should be a tester instead of them'
Wth...that doesn't warrant you testing more then anyone else.
Besides if you read what he said, everyone can test.
June 11 2008 11:23 AM EDT
Also, he was joking, don't you think?
This game will only work if there are ragdoll physics and fully destructible environments. However I will still test/play it if it doesn't have those features... =P
I played the game for a few hours, it definatly needs work, but i thin g we got it heading in the right direction. I havnt had time to do mapping lately and i havnt seen war maiden in awhile, so im not sure on recent progress.
Overall the PvP should be a fun aspect to the game once it gets balanced.
Ok the first 5 people to post here will be able to become my Testers:)
Also as an incentive you will receive 25K CBA and a "FREE Supportership" with a free item :)
The item is to be disclosed at a later date...
Please post here with the account name you will be creating and the character name.
Otherwise you wouldn't be able to get the rewards.
June 11 2008 2:49 PM EDT
you already have an account Draughlin
June 11 2008 2:51 PM EDT
Where's the client? I want to try it out!
account name: Henk_Bres
June 11 2008 2:55 PM EDT
And only if this is approved by Jon.... I hope it is....
Post! Give me the golden ticket!
The final approval will go through Jon if he has time to look at it
June 11 2008 3:47 PM EDT
As long as it benefits this site itself rather then take away its members, I'm sure he wouldn't mind.
June 11 2008 3:59 PM EDT
Lol. 3 out of 6 posters didn't read well enough to catch:
"Please post here with the account name you will be creating and the character name.
Otherwise you wouldn't be able to get the rewards. "
what is the website anyway and how do I create that account?
June 11 2008 6:45 PM EDT
if the others didn't post right and that there stops them from playings. Account name: Viral bug. Character name: TaTeR
June 11 2008 6:50 PM EDT
since i'm too lazy to recheck to see if 4 or 5 people posted right
Asked in chat and CM account and char name. Ya'll! (inside joke ;)
June 11 2008 7:14 PM EDT
wow, are you serious? I posted along time ago before you gave this *incentive* that i wanted to be a tester, now i don't get the opportunity or the incentive? >.<
If I am still able to...
these are the testers, i made a decision to let smallpaul do it,
because he had asked earlier, he was one of the first people interested.
and because all of these names are not in the dictionary i have to keep typing :):)
June 11 2008 10:34 PM EDT
I don't understand. I posted before both Blarg and King, why is it I was so easily overlooked? Oh well, that's crap though.
potatohead refer to the CM i sent you plz, and i have some great news :)
From: AdminJonathan Sent: 7:42 AM EDT Delivered: 4:24 PM EDT
From: AdminJonathan Sent: 7:43 AM EDT Delivered: 4:24 PM EDT
just don't clone it too exactly, and you won't have to send me anything. :)
for those of you who will want to download it, it is at
Also if these people will please CM me
I am going to make 3 of you Chat Ops as well as testers... i will have an application made up soon, so i will CM you a link to the app when it is done:)
I am also looking for an Online Game Server for FREE if you can find me one that is 100% free i will give you a free item or a free supportership, your choice.
FREE means free so no ads to fill out or anything like that...
thanks for your continuous support.
June 12 2008 11:20 PM EDT
:) i will be back after the tourny :) its taking too much of my time lol
June 13 2008 2:59 AM EDT
I have downloaded the client - I have no testing experience but when you have the Beta available I would b e interested in giving my input :)
ok I will try to update the server, and client soon, i am still looking for a 24 hour online host:)
Also when you go to log-in please create an account, i will try to update this problem as well :)
well till later
June 13 2008 5:41 PM EDT
alisa has a server... she could probably host it for you... just not sure how much bandwidth and stuff she has... think you should ask her...
1. only EO and EDs use the current spell system... let the DD spells use "arrow"(line of sight firing)
2. rework the basic mechanics of the game... (highly important) remove over all levels
please explain this ... lol
" remove over all levels "
Also all of you please download this file, as it is important to the game :)
it is required to play the game :)
Server will be up tonight, so i hope you have fun with the little bit that is there,
when the game is completely remodeled there will be a wipe except for those receiving an item and CBA for testing :)
then everything starts fresh...
Have fun for tonight ... lol
Server is not down
220.127.116.11 is the IP address :)
hey, i have small experience with the type of engine you are useing to make this game, i used to make games with a similer looking engine.
im just wondering, (im pretty sure this is going to be ignored, or regected, but its worth a try) if i could be like, the person who helps make the weapons, items etc. or something like that.
i get an error message while trying to play the game:
DirectX could not be initilized
you must copy dx7vb.dll from client folder to system32 (windows folder) and register it.
but when i go to do that, it says i already have that same file in my system32 folder, and i dont wanna overwrite it, just incase something stuffs up. unless thats what i have to do.
problem is solved, thanks to some helpfull people =D
Yes Synister you can become a Sub Admin, let me set it up when your on the game next..
For now the server is down :)
mmm, Im trying the game out but I can't seem to fight. Any chance of a small button explanation? I don't even know how to fight lol
June 14 2008 9:12 AM EDT
arrows keys = movement
enter key = pick stuff up/read signs
ctrl key = attack with weapon/shield equipped
Forums are up,
I will need two extra moderators for this including me and the sub-admins please sign up and the forums will be complete ready in a few days, for now use the general category.
June 16 2008 5:21 PM EDT
So, it doesnt' want to work for me, says the server is down. What do I do?
the forum is down? or the game?
The game isn't up yet, i'm still looking for a good server (FREE) if at all possible.
If not then i'll have to figure something out :)
Will try to put it up later
June 16 2008 9:36 PM EDT
Hmm. I've been away from CB for almost a year. I have a question though, would this run under other OS, especially Linux and specifically Ubuntu? I have a program on Ubuntu called WINE that can emulate Windows and run most programs, provided they're not ridiculously complex.
Also, what is the game programmed with? I had a course dealing with C++ and I don't know if any part of your game involves C++, but I would sure like to help out its development.
i will check to see if the game will run on Ubuntu, and it is written in vb6 but i am looking to update it :)
Your more than welcome to help if you like just let me know.
Admins and project team please be on game if you are available :)
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