New Action selection screen

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 19:02 -- BlueWinds

So, I've been working on a better interface for selecting girl's actions. I've never been happy with the current one, and it finally got on my nerves enough to try something different.

You can preview the change at http://brothels.im/dev. Let me know if you like it better or worse, how it could be improved further, and if you encounter any bugs.

 

Also, I've added the ability to upload files alongside your comments, and on the Contact Me form. Hopefully this will make sharing content easier in the future. Yes, 5mb isn't huge. No, I'm not going to increase it. If you need more space, use some other free service - there are a billion and a half of them.

Comments

kuma-kun (not verified) on

I recently stumbled upon your game here, and I just want to tell you I've had a great time playing it. I think you're working on some great stuff here. 

Something that's been bugging me, I can't move the event text boxes most of the time, so half of the events end up being clipped off the bottom of the page, am I doing something wrong?

 

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I'm anxiously awaiting the next installments of your game! thanks for making it!

BlueWinds on

You're not doing anything wrong - it's just a bug that I never got around to fixing, since I have a relatively large screen and never noticed it. It's not fixed yet, but look for a solution to appear in the next version of the game.

As a workaround for the Close button being off the top of the screen, did you know you can use the Escape key to close a dialog? It's what I usually do rather than clicking the "x".

Dienn (not verified) on

The new system seems better even if requires more actions to set up the girls planning. I've run into some problem to close the planner because the X is under the favouritebar on the top of my browser.

I've also got the same problem of the user above, with the girl window ending up almost out of the bottom of the browser window. The girls hire list is also too long to close for me now.

It seems most of the graphic problem are relative to windows not scaling or positioning right.

I hope to be usefull with this comment!

BlueWinds on

Yeah, this was a known bug, but since my screen is rather large and it never applied to me, I just never got around to fixing it until now. Hopefully the latest dev works better for you in this regard.

Felgard (not verified) on

just thought i let you know but i cannot save i think its becaus of my browser.

 

im using opera version 12.12

Felgard (not verified) on

i thought i would add with the new scheduling system it would be nice if we could use only one to assign all thge girls at the same time.

 

maybe by plasing a list of all the girls to the left and let us pick up and drop them on the task they should do that way one would'nt need to leave the screen when scheduling more tyhen one girl.

 

anyways whatever you dicede to do so far i like what you have done

Felgard (not verified) on

scratch this just noticed its already implemented

BlueWinds on

My initial plan for the scheduling was to have all the girls draggable on the same screen, but it gets really complicated quite fast. For example, how do I represent visually that "Sakuya doesn't have enough obedience", and that "Only DMG can do the Healing action." Also, I then couldn't customize action descriptions per-girl.

Merging the morning and evening options for each girl runs into the same sorts of problems (night-only or morning-only actions). Overall, it was a headache, so I settled for just displaying the ghostly images we have now.

BlueWinds on

Should be fixed in the dev version (and in the next release, of course). And, as part of the fix, I got to strip out 20 lines of code and remove an external library. That's the best feeling as a developer - not writing code, but deleting it. *^^*

Anonymous (not verified) on

I like the new version over the current one, it would be better to just click the action you want, rather than dragging the image.

BlueWinds on

That is an excellent idea - implemented.

Felgard (not verified) on

noticed a spelling error in the description for obedience it says you can decrease it using the lockdown action once you bought a house. shouldent it say increase?

BlueWinds on

Yes, yes it should. Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed on dev, will be in the next release.

Anonymous (not verified) on

Is there a way you can save your game from the downloaded version? I would like to be able to load a game with the girls I created. I'm a big fan of this game; its a lot of fun!

Retelious (not verified) on

Hii there...so once again, I am having troubles with your save function. I'm quite sure I am saving properly, clicking save, pput a name, then save. However, when I exit out and try to play it, the load function isn't highlighted so I can't click on it. Is there something I missed when saving?

Anonymous (not verified) on

That's the same problem I've been having but only when I am playing off the downloaded version. Are you playing that one too?

BlueWinds on

Javascript errors should appear on the screen in the latest dev version (as of a few hours ago). Can you load the dev version again and see if sny errors show up?

If they don't then I'll need you to open up a javascript console and copy the information for me. The exact method varies by browser, but in Opera it's ctrl-shift-O, then filter the messages to only "Javascript". ctrl-shift-I works in most other browsers.

Retelious (not verified) on

No mines on the site one. Haven't tried downloaded version...however I'm guessing it would be the same.

BlueWinds on

Two reasons.

  1. Github scares people. And if people choose to report bugs here, I'm not going to not respond and fix them.
  2. Github doesn't email me when a new bug is filed.
  3. <- This number is three! But it's not a reason I don't use the github bug-tracker.