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[18:10:09] <NorwegianRockCat> I know I mentioned this on the bulletin board, but in case no one looks at that...
[18:10:28] <NorwegianRockCat> I'm looking for extra testers for the iPad port: http://bit.ly/mwiWHb
[18:10:47] <NorwegianRockCat> I've already got a couple of people to sign up, which is encouraging.
[18:11:18] <NorwegianRockCat> I hope that we find all the gameplay bugs that are causing issues.
[18:11:29] <NorwegianRockCat> Then, I can focus a bit more on presentation.
[18:12:44] <NorwegianRockCat> Anyway, I have room for about 90 some people, so I may as well leave it open.
[18:14:17] <Dominus> I'm on the run, but my ipad is bugging me every day about the thing running out soon :)
[18:14:29] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah, I know...
[18:14:37] <NorwegianRockCat> It's the most annoying thing about iOS development.
[18:14:54] <NorwegianRockCat> You can delete the certificate, if you want for the moment...
[18:15:12] <NorwegianRockCat> You can't play your current build, but it's not the end of the world.
[18:15:26] <NorwegianRockCat> I should have one built this weekend anyway...
[18:15:35] <NorwegianRockCat> I've fixed a few bugs I found...
[18:15:47] <NorwegianRockCat> I haven't had anytime to work on the presentation unfortunately. :-(
[18:20:33] <NorwegianRockCat> Ah well, I guess I could just as well generate a new build now, since I'm here (and build a new certificate).
[18:20:49] * NorwegianRockCat heads over to the Apple developer Web site.
[19:08:50] <NorwegianRockCat> OK, the build is out. I'll see what the others say. :-)
[19:09:03] <NorwegianRockCat> On the plus the expiry date should be MUCH longer.
[21:34:57] <Dominus> NorwegianRockCat: just installed the new version... unplayable in landscape :)
[21:35:17] <Dominus> actually works
[21:35:51] <Dominus> for some reason the interface didn't sort itself out correctly
[21:36:34] <Dominus> the game window was in the middle and the scroll, was too, thus it overlayed the game screen and keybaord
[21:36:49] <Dominus> spinning the ipad around solved it
[22:29:58] <NorwegianRockCat> Dominus: Hmm... Did you start in landscape and create a character?
[22:30:19] <NorwegianRockCat> I perhaps only fixed it for portrait. Doh!
[22:32:51] <Dominus> yes, started in landscape or better, it starts up in portrait but I instantly switched to landscape and then created the character
[22:34:03] <NorwegianRockCat> Yup.
[22:34:07] <NorwegianRockCat> I see it here as well...
[22:34:11] <NorwegianRockCat> That should be easy to fix...
[22:34:13] <NorwegianRockCat> let me see.
[22:44:39] <NorwegianRockCat> Got it!
[22:56:46] <NorwegianRockCat> OK. Well, that should fix the problem.
[23:01:10] <NorwegianRockCat> Dominus: well, did it work?
[23:02:06] <Dominus> it's eerie that you see it this way when one installs the app :)
[23:02:16] <NorwegianRockCat> Heh.
[23:02:19] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah, I know
[23:02:25] <NorwegianRockCat> but it's kind of cool.
[23:02:36] <NorwegianRockCat> I mean, the testflight service makes it really easy.
[23:02:41] <NorwegianRockCat> They've done a good job.
[23:02:52] <NorwegianRockCat> I wonder when they will start charging for it.
[23:03:14] <Dominus> hopefully when you are done with it :)
[23:03:20] <NorwegianRockCat> lol
[23:03:23] <Dominus> it worked fine now
[23:03:26] <NorwegianRockCat> Cool
[23:03:42] <NorwegianRockCat> Well, it shows having testers catches more things than just me. :-)
[23:03:58] <NorwegianRockCat> I'll have to start playing it again and see how far I get until I hit the next problem.
[23:04:06] <Dominus> he he, this lesson always proves true :)
[23:04:14] <NorwegianRockCat> I made it nearly a half hour last time (I think) :-)
[23:04:27] <NorwegianRockCat> Cool. Anyway, thanks for the quick feedback.
[23:04:47] <NorwegianRockCat> I'll probably have more time to work on this next week, but probably not so much the rest of this week.
[23:04:53] <Dominus> no problem, I wanted to just take a look and this happened :)
[23:05:17] <NorwegianRockCat> I think the landscape mode is probably a little bit better, at least for typing...
[23:05:24] <Dominus> I'll be on holiday next two weeks, probably will play a bit more during this time
[23:05:32] <NorwegianRockCat> When we get the views abstracted it will be even better.
[23:05:35] <NorwegianRockCat> Cool!
[23:05:51] <Dominus> yes, the view is killing me :)
[23:05:59] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah.
[23:06:09] <NorwegianRockCat> I'm not sure how much larger we can make the "game" area though...
[23:06:19] <NorwegianRockCat> at least without having issues with scaling...
[23:06:31] <NorwegianRockCat> It kind of needs to be a whole number to make it work.
[23:06:34] <NorwegianRockCat> We are at 2x...
[23:06:43] <NorwegianRockCat> 3x is probably too big.
[23:06:48] <NorwegianRockCat> Or rather...
[23:06:49] <Dominus> preferably as big as possible :)
[23:06:54] <NorwegianRockCat> the keyboard will cover it.
[23:07:08] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah, I know, we are wasting too much space at the moment...
[23:07:17] <NorwegianRockCat> but it was the best I could do at the time...
[23:07:23] <NorwegianRockCat> and it was more of a "proof of concept"
[23:07:30] <NorwegianRockCat> to see if I could do it.
[23:07:34] <Dominus> think differently
[23:07:44] <NorwegianRockCat> heh.
[23:07:45] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah.
[23:07:50] <Dominus> the keyboard doesn't need to be in full view all the time
[23:07:56] <NorwegianRockCat> True.
[23:08:24] <NorwegianRockCat> I need to have a bit more logic to know when I'm in town/combat/wilderness though.
[23:08:29] <Dominus> better make it slide out or similar and provide basic controls in a transparant overlay
[23:08:39] <NorwegianRockCat> Yeah, that's an option.
[23:08:53] <NorwegianRockCat> As I said, I need to do some more experimentation.
[23:09:13] <NorwegianRockCat> This was just to see where we could get.
[23:09:21] <Dominus> I'm just throwing some ideas at you :)
[23:09:30] <NorwegianRockCat> Sure no problem.
[23:09:44] <NorwegianRockCat> Ideally, I would like to just have the playfield...
[23:09:54] <NorwegianRockCat> and some context sensitive controls...
[23:10:01] <Dominus> and the keyboard should be transparant as well, if you make it overlay
[23:10:02] <NorwegianRockCat> and the list of you party.
[23:10:18] <NorwegianRockCat> Well, I can do it with the buttons...
[23:10:23] <NorwegianRockCat> but not the "real" keyboard.
[23:10:31] <NorwegianRockCat> All I can do is say when it should appear...
[23:10:43] <NorwegianRockCat> I can detect when it appears and lay things out differently...
[23:10:48] <NorwegianRockCat> but I would prefer to avoid that.
[23:11:08] <NorwegianRockCat> Still, as I said, I need to know a little bit more about the game state...
[23:11:14] <NorwegianRockCat> Which should be possible to get.
[23:11:34] <NorwegianRockCat> Anyway, I'm not satisfied with it either, but the basics are there...
[23:11:44] <NorwegianRockCat> and if it's possible to play through the thing...
[23:11:57] <NorwegianRockCat> then it's just a matter of polishing...
[23:12:02] <NorwegianRockCat> and that's a good thing :-)
[23:12:17] <NorwegianRockCat> Of course, getting it running on the iPhone and stuff would be cool as well.
[23:12:21] <Dominus> yes, basics are there and let'S see about playing the game
[23:12:29] <NorwegianRockCat> yup.
[23:12:42] <NorwegianRockCat> Anyway, I'll talk to you later.
[23:12:55] <Dominus> yeah, got to go to bed anyway :)
[23:12:59] <NorwegianRockCat> I think I'll call it good for the evening.
[23:13:07] <NorwegianRockCat> Good night.
[23:14:31] <Dominus> nighty night
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