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Old 06-02-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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Online 3Ds Battleship

Hey all,

So I think this is the last game I'll be making in Max :P. It's a game of battleship, but you're able to play it with another person online. I've got it setup so you can join from a list of games that others create. Most of it is taken care from a database; I'm no expert with mySQL, so I'm predicting many screw ups! Even though you don't see the chat being used in the screen cap, I can assure you that it works for trash talking!

Here's a screen capture of the game (may have to copy paste this in the task bar):
www.jasonlabbe3d.com/animationfiles/screencaps/battleship_screencapture.avi

I should be posting the game itself sometime this week or so, just need to do some tweaks in the meantime.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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Hi Jason, good to see another game from you. It looks great, love the particles

The chat functionality looks quite useful. Might come in handy for basic communications so you don't need external tools for that?

Oh and by the way, the link is broken, you might want to fix that.

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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The explosion/water effects was a master touch.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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SEX on the battle field

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Hey all,

So I think this is the last game I'll be making in Max :P. It's a game of battleship, but you're able to play it with another person online. I've got it setup so you can join from a list of games that others create. Most of it is taken care from a database; I'm no expert with mySQL, so I'm predicting many screw ups! Even though you don't see the chat being used in the screen cap, I can assure you that it works for trash talking!

Here's a screen capture of the game (may have to copy paste this in the task bar):
www.jasonlabbe3d.com/animationfiles/screencaps/battleship_screencapture.avi

I should be posting the game itself sometime this week or so, just need to do some tweaks in the meantime.


This game is so cool trust me. Its the greatest thing since FFDs. Just wait till its all decked out with real time particle effects and wave simulations. And with the new max dope viewport rendering.....RIGHT J LABBE??? haha kidding yeah its super fun and amazing that it works over the network.

nom nom nom.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:44 PM   #5
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tee hee that is some clever shinola Jason, raised a smile to my cynical and loveless chops. nice one.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:00 AM   #6
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I wanted to learn how to make a bump map in Mental Mill so I made a water patch to put under your game board for max 2010.

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=...be6ba49b5870170

99% of the file size is the noise map. If someone could convert it to a jpg or something smaller we would be in business.

Just plug in an HDR sky of your choice and the noise map into the noise slot and you're good to go.


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Old 06-03-2009, 01:05 AM   #7
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he he can't wait to play this with my mom :-)

just kidding (I was just kidding mom... just in case she read this) ,
and we event get particle. I like particle!

nice one
 
Old 06-03-2009, 03:25 AM   #8
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That is awesome Jason!

You got way to much time on your hands though!!
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:53 AM   #9
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That is awesome Jason!

You got way to much time on your hands though!!


My thoughts exactly, roflol, looks really nice though!

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:14 AM   #10
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can't wait to try it,
looks very cool Jason!
 
Old 06-03-2009, 12:04 PM   #11
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What codec is it? I can't play the AVI.

What is the best place to get a pack of codecs as well that isn't full of viruses?
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:06 PM   #12
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Paul, get the VLC player. No need to install any codec.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
 
Old 06-03-2009, 12:18 PM   #13
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It's the techsmit codec (TSCC).
I personally have ffdShow installed, since it's a codec pack that has most used codecs installed and doesn't require the use of a special player, like VLC or MPC.It plays everything in every player, if you enable the codec in the settings. Heck with the 64 bit of ffdShow I can even make maxpreviews in max 64bit avi!

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:26 PM   #14
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Online 3Ds Battleship game (Check my site for instructions for installing if you don't know MZP files)


hehe thanks guys! Here's the first release of the game. I encrypted it to avoid any massive mess ups, as I noticed people were cheating on the Tetris game I posted before :P. On its very early stages, it was messing up on Max 64bit, so I'm not sure if it'll still screw up. I'm thinking the main problem will be people not being able to connect to the database, but hopefully that won't be a big problem.

By the way, can someone confirm that this is the first online game for Max? That would be pretty neat if it is :P.


diffx: Thanks for the heads up on the dead link. Chat seemed pretty necessary so you knew someone was still on the other end. Also to trash talk when blowing up his ships!

MarcoBrunetta, TzMtN: Thank guys! Hope you enjoy the game.

Partially Frozen: Hey Mark! Soon it will take over Max and be a full game! om nom nom

LoneRobot: Thanks Peter . You always do inspirational stuff so means alot coming from you.

thatoneguy: I actually owe you a big thanks for the database portion of this. On another thread you explained and provided some info on connecting to a database through maxscript, so thank you! If I do some other iterations of the game, I'll try to add some of that funky water in there!

martroyx: Thanks Martin . Been working on any new games?

kees, JHN: I know I know, but it was totally worth it :P!

PEN: Someone had the same problem with the codec. It worked with quicktime, though.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:32 AM   #15
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First on line game that I know of for Max J, Would love to see how you are doing it as well.
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