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Author Topic:   NEW! TM MasterClient.exe
LDA
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posted January 23, 2001 04:57 AM            
The Tread Marks download page has the new TM MasterClient.exe

This provides an alternative method of monitoring and joining server games.

It also has built-in chat.

Jim

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Kaeto
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posted January 23, 2001 09:47 AM            
Wonderful!

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Kaeto
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posted January 23, 2001 09:48 AM            
Why can't I minimize it?

I would run it all the time if I could leave it running in the taskbar...

Also, how about a sound to let you know when someone gets on, and a toggle for it? That way you could leave it running, and when someone came on, get in a game with them.

And I want my brackets

Esc to quit is a little bit overkill.

There's a wierd bug when you click the last server in the list. It selects but doesn't highlight the one above it.

[This message has been edited by Kaeto (edited January 23, 2001).]

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Dreamer (BWL/MG)
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posted January 23, 2001 10:17 AM            
Why won't the prog accept brackets in user names?
And please, make it support alt+s for "send"

[This message has been edited by Dreamer (BWL/MG) (edited January 23, 2001).]

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Dreamer (BWL/MG)
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posted January 23, 2001 10:42 AM            
Looks like the prog crashes when I disconnect while it's running. maybe you shouldlook into that.

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Kaeto
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posted January 23, 2001 10:42 AM            
It did do it graciously though - I got a disconnect message...

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Dreamer (BWL/MG)
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posted January 23, 2001 11:26 AM            
But it does hang.

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Cell
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posted January 23, 2001 12:55 PM         
LOL, no good deed goes unpunished, Jim

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Random Chaos
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posted January 23, 2001 01:08 PM            
Cell - - you said it

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coax
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posted January 23, 2001 01:43 PM            
It has not escaped my attention that the program could be used as some sort of device for a moderator. Is anything like that in the works?

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LDATom
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posted January 23, 2001 07:53 PM            
Kaeto - Can't minimize because I didn't make it so you can. I might address that in the future. Sounds aren't going to happen. I'm not spending ages writing a real cool / slick chat client for something. We make games here, this is just a little extra thingy I whipped up real quick

Dreamer - No brackets because the TM Master server only allows numbers, letters, and underscore. I can't change that without going through and rewriting the chat server (other areas depend on the user and channel names having those limits). As for having Alt-S for send ... is there a problem with just hitting Enter?

Cell - No kidding. Maybe I should just have Jim take it down ... no one seems to be happy with it :P Guess I'll think twice before releasing anything else ... sheesh

coax - I don't see this thing getting any moderator features any time soon.

All - I'll see what I can do about the hanging when the interface is lost. Remember, this is just a little util I whipped up real quick like.

It was originally just going to be for myself and a few others, but we thought it would be cool to let it out. Please keep that in mind

Tom

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Cell
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posted January 23, 2001 09:16 PM         
Well, I sure like it , Tom. I like fast little programs like that. Does its job, and doesn't consume all your resources trying to run every bell and whistle tied to your OS.

Put me on the short release list, bud


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swisher
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posted January 24, 2001 09:06 AM            
I like it, too. Thanks a lot for it. Nice to determine version and number of humans. Question:

What does the percentage that is displayed as the second column next to all of the servers represent? Mine all generally read 100%.

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[This message has been edited by swisher (edited January 24, 2001).]

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Kaeto
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posted January 24, 2001 09:21 AM            
Packet loss, probably.

Tom - alt-s as in ICQ. I personally keep hitting the combo all the time
The sound thing was just a suggestion - maybe you could make it flash the title bar (which also flashes the taskbar) when someone logs on and it's not in the foreground?

That said, I am _VERY_ happy with it

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted January 25, 2001 01:48 AM            
Theres an old saying - "IF IT AINT BROKE, DONT FIX IT" so heres a tip - the most successful chat/server screen ever devised in a game was in Activision's BATTLEZONE.

On the top left we see the ROOMS (you can enter these as you see fit)

At the Bottom Left are the people in that room and their ping rates.

Down the full centre is the chat window with the type bit in the bottom.

Top right is the list of games / servers running (clicking on these will show you who is in the game) This bit also provides info on DM/CTF/BOTS/VER/ etc.

Bottom right is the window with the names of who is in each game.

Honestly this is theeeeee simplest easy 2 use interface ive ever seen in a game - its sooo comfortable too.

So far as i write this i havent got the prog re:title thread. but if you follow this example you wont go far wrong

oh and join game / creaye game / exit / kck whisper to / player info etc are all on the screen too - as is the facility to make a passworded room for a prov chat if needed.

Id sure like to see this implemented within TM.

Also one of my members wants to know if theres any way you can make an "inside" cockpit view ! works great in battlezone but we have turrests here and 2 directons to look, unsure about that but see what u recon.

-=[/2ixy Out]=-

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coaxs
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posted February 21, 2004 05:57 AM            
LOL, just kidding they didn't make a new master client. But they should... hint-hint

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted February 21, 2004 09:47 AM            
That was Freeeeekin Cruel man !! lol ...

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Dudymas
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posted February 21, 2004 02:35 PM            
*coaxes coax into walking under a piano*

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Robo Jaws
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posted February 22, 2004 11:51 AM            
Am I blind or just stupid
Ive got the TM download page open as I type
I can see links to:-
The Tread Marks Community Content: mod
The Stars and Stripes: flag
The Upgrade Tread Marks demo and full versions to version 1.6!
Click here to download the temporary replacement config
and the The new Tread Marks 1.6 demo has networking enabled

what I cant see is one to the TM MasterClient.exe

[This message has been edited by Robo Jaws (edited February 22, 2004).]

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KiLlEr
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posted February 22, 2004 12:43 PM            
LOL, it pays to check the timestamps.

Robo, I think the only places where you can snag that file is from mod-o-palozza, coax's website (I think it has it), and maybe a google search can get you a few more sites.

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coaxs
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posted February 22, 2004 02:48 PM            
It's at my site under the download section. Click sig.

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Robo Jaws
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posted February 23, 2004 04:52 AM            
DOH! that makes me blind then (not reading Time stamp)

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GoldAnt_Number1
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posted February 24, 2004 12:24 AM            
sillyness....

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666
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posted February 24, 2004 12:35 AM            
Yo GA...glad to see you posting again. Dudymas was been very silly on the boards...LOL

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Dudymas
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posted February 24, 2004 07:27 PM            
'was been' eh? That's all you can muster, you insensitive clod? Please tell me you have some better grammatical skills and language. I can't believe my eyes. Goldant, believe me, it's been more than just 'was been' and plain 'silly'. Please realize that and forive our lesser 'friend' here. *many indignant looks*. Shucks... you'd think playing TM would enlighten a fellow. Rar.

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