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by dave_probertGA6e24
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Best way to display items tiled
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Best way to display items tiled

I think you want to look at creating a group that will represent your 'blank' tile (eg. with an icon, a text field and any other aspects), then having a function to take your arbitrary list of 'things' (objects) and loop through them - creating a copy of the blank 'tile' for each one and filling in ...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Capturing data from a Serial Port
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Capturing data from a Serial Port

Hi,

Haven't tried this but I think the "COM14" you have should have a Colon at the end, ie. "COM14:"

Cheers,
Dave
by dave_probertGA6e24
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: App to store photos on Google Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: App to store photos on Google Drive

Hi,

It's not exactly what you want, but does give a guide to using LC and PHP - with a server database too.

http://www.vampire-tiger.info/livecode- ... bases.html

If you need more help with either language then feel free to ask.

Cheers,
Dave
by dave_probertGA6e24
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: No Such Card - Error
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: No Such Card - Error

Hi Jaque The file is indeed in the public folder and it definitely downloads Ok from there :) I have another app which does a 'go url "https://dl.drop..../spoon.livecode" ' and the stack does run Ok. So I know it works - in theory and practice. The problem comes from the difference between the actua...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: No Such Card - Error
Replies: 3
Views: 731

No Such Card - Error

Hi All, I'm developing a simple (supposedly!) tool to load stacks from dropbox and run them on the iPad (personal app - not commercial). I had a couple of self-induced problems solved elsewhere, but now I face one that has me lost. I have used code like this to copy the livecode file from dropbox to...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Getting File Path for external loaded stack
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Getting File Path for external loaded stack

Hi Klaus and Mark, Ok guys - I found the problem. I had used single quotes around the folderIdentifier - ie. specialFolderPath('documents'). Livecode does not complain about this but simply ignores the string and returns empty. When using double-quotes - all is fine. Yet another case of being caught...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Getting File Path for external loaded stack
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Re: Getting File Path for external loaded stack

Hi Klaus, Thanks for the info. I guess I'll modify the tool to actually copy the file to the device (into a temp location) and run it from there. The test file I did was quite simple - it basically just created a string with a list of all the different types of path bits I could think of and dumped ...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Getting File Path for external loaded stack
Replies: 7
Views: 2033

Getting File Path for external loaded stack

Hi All, Not really sure if the title actually means much! Basically I'm doing a little personal App (for iOS on an iPad - locally loaded - NOT App Store) that will: Ask for a filename do a go URL "https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9999999/"&filename&".livecode" This then downloads the livecode file and runs ...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Creating Games
Topic: Making Games with LiveCode Blog?
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Re: Making Games with LiveCode Blog?

Hi, Thanks. Yes, all the graphics, code and writing was done by myself. The icon was actually created in Photoshop only (using the 3D effects stuff). The other graphics were a combination of Sketchup and Photoshop. I tried to keep the colours bright and bold - though I think I may have overdone that...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Creating Games
Topic: Making Games with LiveCode Blog?
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Re: Making Games with LiveCode Blog?

Personally I think it's a great idea. A focussed location for ideas and info to do with LC Game dev. As I'm already a published IOS game dev (HexThello - on App Store as mentioned in the LC Newsletter a few weeks back!), I can't really see that the idea can fail as long as there is a lot of updates ...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: LiveCode IDE for IPad?
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

Re: LiveCode IDE for IPad?

Hi, It's actually quite an easy task to write a small utility/plugin to do a lot of the basic synching tasks through Dropbox and such. I have an semi-automatic backup tool that drops a copy of my projects into multiple cloud storage locations for safety. I use Dropbox, Box, Cubby and Copy. 'Copy' is...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: 1 = 1 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: 1 = 1 ?

Hi, On both 5.5.5 and 6.1.1, I too get the messed up number. Same one as JM. put "11111111111111111" into x;add 0 to x; put x productes: 11111111111111112 Adding 1's into there makes the output number even stranger. I'm guessing that the eval of the string to number can't handle larger numbers prope...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: so many problems...
Replies: 23
Views: 3780

Re: so many problems...

PS. forgot to mention that a simple test timed update can be done with: //--- put this in a button or opencard handler on startupGame myUpdateCode end startupGame //--- put this in the card or stack on myUpdateCode // do code here or call other functions //... send "myUpdateCode" to me in 50 millise...
by dave_probertGA6e24
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: so many problems...
Replies: 23
Views: 3780

Re: so many problems...

Good choice Simon.

Scroll to the bottom of that page and you will see a section called Posts - the first thing in it is my game on iTunes :) Not one that uses any physics or intersects though :)

Cheers,
Dave
by dave_probertGA6e24
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: so many problems...
Replies: 23
Views: 3780

Re: so many problems...

Hi, In the past, when I played with making a toy 2d platformer, I had the player object (it was a group, but a button would do the same) that had some custom properties - one for up/down speed (up was positive), linked to this was an acceleration for vertical, another for direction of movement (DoM)...

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