Well, maybe nearly done getting a new version online for testing. I have been adding lots of improvements to the user interface, and generally making things a bit better. Hopefully when this version is released, I will just be able to add content, without too much bug fixing.
Well I have been off working on a new pixelhomes site, so haven’t been working much in the colonies lately.
I just upgraded everything to php 5, as I realised I was using pretty outdated wamp server stuff, so now some of the new cool stuff in php 5 can be used on the game.
I have also been playing around with jQuery a bit, so now we have a super cool new registration page, and login, which should be more robust, and hopefully user friendly.
I am really hoping to get the game open again (this time for good) soon, so I can see some people playing
The market system is quite complex, and may even be badly written, but it works, and I have been improving it a bit this last few days, to make it a bit easier to use and more secure.
Because the market is really the backbone of the game, when it is finished, I may put the game back online.
Currently working on: Market system (still)
Currently drinking: tea (wish it was beer)
Currently pondering: If I should build a new computer/work desk
Mind set: Code machine
I just realised that I have spent so much time fluttering about the site tinkering with different bits of code, that I am starting to forget which bits I have fixed and which bit’s a lurking ready to bite me
I’m going to start keeping a log starting now-ish.
Well I acceidently uploaded a fresh install of phpbb forum instead of the update. Glad no one is using it yet really. Lesson learned there
Currently working on: Market system, and forum
Currently drinking: coffee
Currently pondering: Creating a shared login between site and forums, so users are auto logged in and registered with forums.
Mind set: positive
I plan to put some time into getting this game back online in the next few weeks. Hopefully users will be able to register again soon.
Currently working on: Market system
Currently drinking: diet cola
Currently pondering: Should users need an email address, or just username and password?