February 21st, 2009
Posted by pftq

Gameshow Maker 1.03

Not as many drastic changes as before, but a few strong and fundamental ones. We now have the addition of “custom buttons” that form a frame around the actual game as well as the support of Chinese characters.


Gameshow Maker

Gameshow Maker 1.03

Here are the some of the new features:

  1. Chinese Character Support - The function was there before but you had to dig a bit deep; the end user had to have the same fonts on his machine and you had to know the exact name of your own fonts without using Chinese characters to name it. Well not anymore; I’ve included a Chinese font into the game itself so you’d just have to use the font name “Chinese” to call it up. However, this significantly increases the filesize of the game, so the web-version (SWF) will not have this available.
  2. Custom Buttons/Frames - Maybe I’ll figure out a more decisive name later. This basically allows you to place buttons along the edges of the game; you name them as well as decorate them. These buttons have no function but are useful for check-offs for ideas like lifelines, ladders, etc.
  3. Title can now be shifted horizontally - you’d think this was here to begin with but I guess it was overlooked. :P

As stated before, the webversion will not have multilanguage support due to the size of the fonts; it would take forever for someone to download online. I currently do not know a way to lessen the filesize or allow for Chinese characters without embedding, so it may or may not be solved in future versions. Then again, I didn’t know how to write Flash before I started making Gameshow Maker, so maybe I might come up with something. If anyone knows how to solve this problem; do tell though - I definitely wouldn’t mind the help. :P

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January 19th, 2009
Posted by pftq

Zoo Tycoon Section

  Ironically Zoo Tycoon was perhaps the first game I really designed for.  It’s only fair I give it due respect with its own page, and I guess that’s why I waited this long before adding it (wanted to make sure I could pull it off nicely :D ).

  Sadly, one of the nicer looking pages on this site is not one I created solely myself, but based it off the previous design of the Zoo Admin site (which is no longer up btw - not the original at least).

  I’m still building on the section; most of it will be what I experienced during my time.  Some of you who knew me way way back will recognize some of these I hope. It’s definitely been a while.

Zoo Tycoon - Main

  Seems kind of disgraceful to have neglected this page for so long.  Ah well - now the site is one-step closer to being complete. (!!! :razz: )

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January 8th, 2009
Posted by pftq

Working on Song: Bad Lucker Again

Seems like I keep coming back to this same song. It just seems really easy to play for me - guess I’m just lazy these days. :P It’s a bit sloppy but I’m just laying down ideas right now. Maybe I’ll add orchestra to it like the original song if I ever get the time.

Bad Lucker Again
Bad Lucker Again

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January 2nd, 2009
Posted by pftq

New 42 Articles

  With the layout change in the 42 section, it’s been much easier to add and update pages. I’ve gone ahead and added the following:

  - Buying Gadgets and Tech. Where to check before you buy computers, cameras, camcorders, etc.
  - CD & DVD Burning. What media to buy, what program to burn, how to print on and store the discs.
  - Sony P200 Camera - Removing Dust Spots. For those still using the old P200 camera like me, they’ll find this useful for prolonging its life and avoiding dust in the camera.
  - Video Editing Resources. And of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without my information on my newest ventures in video editing. :P Like everything else, most of of what I know about video editing is learned online, so this is a list of sites that have helped me most.

  I’m pretty much just going through my bookmarks to figure out what to add. :P If there’s anything else you guys think would be useful, just let me know.

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December 29th, 2008
Posted by pftq

42 Section Finally Updated

  Used to leave a note on the 42 page saying I would update it at some point… left it hanging for almost two years. :P

  Have to say it was probably one of the uglier parts of my site for a long time - and hardest to update.  I’ve pretty much ditched the idea of having a separate layout for every page now.  Created one script to generate all the pages in that section with a consistent layout.  Should also make it easier for me to add and update new pages, so hopefully there will actually be 42 things to do there at some point. :P

  I’ve also added a comment feature.  Not quite ready to combine the site login system yet, so everyone is still a guest even if they have an account.  However, feel free to give feedback on any of the pages. :)

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