Creating a 2D version of CB (in Off-topic)

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 4 2008 2:28 PM EDT

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 :)


{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 4 2008 2:33 PM EDT

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 :)

QBOddBird 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

Frost June 4 2008 2:55 PM EDT

will ranged be 5 rounds still? :D

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 4 2008 3:01 PM EDT

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.

spydah June 4 2008 4:00 PM EDT

You realize, of course, that CB is already 2D?


{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 4 2008 4:18 PM EDT

CB is a Point and Click text based game,

to be 2D it requires graphics :)

as in sprites and tiles...

anyway... no matter

Lord Bob June 4 2008 8:15 PM EDT

Can't wait for a screen shot.

Phrede June 4 2008 8:15 PM EDT

How much is 1 mill cb$ there ?

spydah 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!



QBOddBird 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.

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 5 2008 1:40 AM EDT

sure we can do that :), you just have to up HP and STR and wear some really good armor :)

INDColtsFan18 June 5 2008 2:21 AM EDT

any time frame for when a beta will be relased to the public?

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 5 2008 2:45 AM EDT

What are you guys using?

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 6 2008 12:02 AM EDT

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.

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.

Player/Guild Houses:

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.


INDColtsFan18 June 6 2008 1:05 AM EDT

First Screenshot:
CBA Screenshot (sorry if its to big, admin may need to edit)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 6 2008 11:43 AM EDT

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.

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] June 6 2008 11:51 AM EDT

ill be a tester aswell if im allowed

Andy June 6 2008 12:22 PM EDT

Looks cool! Hope this goes well! When the game goes for testing make sure you notify me!

Paddy Boy 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.

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 6 2008 12:50 PM EDT

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.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 6 2008 3:23 PM EDT

Hook me up, I want to test this :)

[Beo]AggroHippie June 8 2008 12:54 AM EDT

I would love for the opportunity to test this thing out.

th00p 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.

Rebeler07 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!!


J[Hybrid]Schnappes June 11 2008 11:17 AM EDT

'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.

Draugluin June 11 2008 11:23 AM EDT

Also, he was joking, don't you think?

PearsonTritonRaveshaw June 11 2008 11:37 AM EDT

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

INDColtsFan18 June 11 2008 1:22 PM EDT

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.

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 11 2008 2:46 PM EDT

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.

Start Posting.

Draugluin June 11 2008 2:49 PM EDT

Tester? O.o

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 11 2008 2:50 PM EDT

you already have an account Draughlin

Pheather June 11 2008 2:51 PM EDT

Where's the client? I want to try it out!

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 11 2008 2:51 PM EDT

account name: Henk_Bres
Character: Henk

BootyGod June 11 2008 2:55 PM EDT



And only if this is approved by Jon.... I hope it is....

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] June 11 2008 2:55 PM EDT

Post! Give me the golden ticket!

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 11 2008 2:58 PM EDT

The final approval will go through Jon if he has time to look at it

[Beo]AggroHippie June 11 2008 3:38 PM EDT

I post!

N0seBLeeD 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.

QBOddBird 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. "

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 11 2008 6:07 PM EDT

what is the website anyway and how do I create that account?

PotatoHead 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

King June 11 2008 6:50 PM EDT

since i'm too lazy to recheck to see if 4 or 5 people posted right

Account: King
Char: Aether

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] June 11 2008 6:50 PM EDT

Asked in chat and CM account and char name. Ya'll! (inside joke ;)

Blarg June 11 2008 7:14 PM EDT




smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 11 2008 8:10 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? >.<

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 11 2008 8:12 PM EDT



If I am still able to...

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 11 2008 10:25 PM EDT

Henk Bres

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 :):)


PotatoHead 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.

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 12 2008 4:28 PM EDT

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
go ahead
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. :)

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 12 2008 9:53 PM EDT

Client Updated

for those of you who will want to download it, it is at

Also if these people will please CM me

Henk Bres

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.


lostling June 12 2008 11:20 PM EDT

:) i will be back after the tourny :) its taking too much of my time lol

Phrede 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 :)

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 13 2008 2:54 PM EDT

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


lostling 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...

some suggestions:
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

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 13 2008 10:56 PM EDT

please explain this ... lol

" remove over all levels "

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 13 2008 11:01 PM EDT

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

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 13 2008 11:18 PM EDT

Server is not down is the IP address :)

SynisterGates June 14 2008 2:34 AM EDT

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.

SynisterGates June 14 2008 2:48 AM EDT

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.

SynisterGates June 14 2008 2:58 AM EDT

problem is solved, thanks to some helpfull people =D

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 14 2008 8:18 AM EDT

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 :)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 14 2008 8:21 AM EDT

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

King June 14 2008 9:12 AM EDT

arrows keys = movement
enter key = pick stuff up/read signs
ctrl key = attack with weapon/shield equipped

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 14 2008 1:45 PM EDT

server still down?

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 16 2008 4:52 PM EDT

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.



th00p June 16 2008 5:21 PM EDT

So, it doesnt' want to work for me, says the server is down. What do I do?

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 16 2008 8:33 PM EDT

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

MissingNo 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.

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 16 2008 10:03 PM EDT

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.

{cb2}ShadeSlayer June 16 2008 11:02 PM EDT

Admins and project team please be on game if you are available :)
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