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by waprothero
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Multiplayer game tutorial?
Replies: 4
Views: 3346

Multiplayer game tutorial?

Is there a tutorial of template for creating a multiplayer game in live code? I'm considering creating a multiplayer game and am wondering what I'm getting into. The game would need fast response, as players would be competing against each other for the correct response.
Thanks
by waprothero
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Best wa to Start using an external stack
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: Best wa to Start using an external stack

Thanks, folks! I hadn't known I needed to use "the long name of mystack"
That should make it much more straightforward and I don't risk getting un-needed messages passed around.
by waprothero
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Best wa to Start using an external stack
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Best wa to Start using an external stack

I am storing component stacks and libraries in external stacks. I'm wondering what the best way to get these available? The code I use is below. The problem is that when I do the open command, then the stack is the default one and I have to then return to the calling stack. This works fine, but ther...
by waprothero
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Another large project question
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Another large project question

Thank you for the info. It has been very helpful and I can go forward with confidence that I won't hit any blind alleys. The more I get into livecode, the more impressed I am with not only the scope of what's built in, but the documents, tutorials, and user community.
Cheers!
by waprothero
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Another large project question
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Another large project question

Thanks, I hadn't thought of the updating issue. In my Director application, I launched an updater app to download updates to my main app, so it was completely separate. Is there the same advantage to having parts of my main project in separate files? I think of a main window that loads apps and dele...
by waprothero
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Another large project question
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Another large project question

I'm organizing my library stacks for what will be a large, evolving project. I'm new to livecode, but have had lots of experience with other authoring software and am keenly aware that I may make organization decisions that prove to be cumbersome later. I've pondered two ways of organizing my projec...
by waprothero
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to make a custom code library-solved
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: How to make a custom code library

I just had a session with this, getting it to work. The problem I was having was when I tried to load a stack using the "open" command, I didn't realize that it required that I put the .livecode extension on the stack name. It would be nice if the docs had an example that showed that it required the...
by waprothero
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to make a custom code library-solved
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: How to make a custom code library

Richard: Problem solved.
I was using the message box to invoke the handler. It works when I invoke it on the card that holds the app.
by waprothero
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: How to make a custom code library-solved
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

How to make a custom code library-solved

I have a project that is going to get large. I want to have library stacks where I can put my code for general use by my project. How do I set up a stack that sits in the message path of all of my project stacks where I don't have to use "send" to invoke every handler that I want to call? A substack...
by waprothero
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Multimedia
Topic: Modifying pixels on an image
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: Modifying pixels on an image

I see posts by Colin and others on image modification and I'll check them out. It would be very nice if LC had basic image commands, like copypixels, draw, etc.
by waprothero
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Multimedia
Topic: Modifying pixels on an image
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Modifying pixels on an image

I have an application that will require writing thousands of small symbols on an image. I don't see a copypixels function. What is the best way to approach this? Is the image editing example in the ebook the only option? My image is quite large.

Thanks for any guidance.
by waprothero
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Best project organization
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: Best project organization

Richard: Thanks! I just now, within seconds of your posting, found this out by searching the forum and docs. Thanks!
by waprothero
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: how do I handle multiple stacks or script libraries?
Replies: 1
Views: 2880

how do I handle multiple stacks or script libraries?

What is the best way to organize a fairly large project that needs to run on mobile and desktop? I want to have a library of handlers that I use often. I'd like to be able to use this library on any project I build. What is the best way to do this? In director, this is accomplished with external cas...
by waprothero
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Best project organization
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Best project organization

I am building a project that will work on mobile and desktop. I want to have a place to put a script library that can be called from anywhere. How should I organize this? If I put my script library in a separate stack, is there a command that will insert a second stack into the message hierarchy? Or...
by waprothero
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: array to string and string to array?
Replies: 8
Views: 4420

array to string and string to array?

I read in one of the tutorials where there was a command to convert a list to a string and then back from a string to a list. I can't find that command. Anybody know what it is?

Thanks.

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