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by Ratchet
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

Double post. Apparently I'm blind. Looking at the Games Detection 101 link, steps 4 & 5 appear to be how to get your game added to the list. Step 5 is concluded with "Once you have the cmdLine and exePath texts copied, wrap 'em up, find your carrier pigeon and shoot them over to us, along with what ...
by Ratchet
Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

Now that sounds quite useful. Is it possible to automate this registration in our installer? Because I'm afraid that if manual steps are involved, barely anybody is going to do that. I can't give you a definitive answer. I'll try and find that out. What I can say is that many games are done automat...
by Ratchet
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why is armagetron the best game ever?
Replies: 16
Views: 9287

Re: Why is armagetron the best game ever?

I actually had to explain to the other kids in the room (they're all teenagers) that the old games aren't about winning, they're about having fun. All the games YOU play are about winning, and they hand-feed you until you ultimately win. I'm not sure what you mean in that regard. Every game has an ...
by Ratchet
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

Another super cool feature is that you can go into the settings of the app pretty easily and set it up such that it recognizes armagetronad.exe as a game. Thus, when you play tron, the discord server automatically shows everyone else that you're playing:

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by Ratchet
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

It is extremely nifty, seriously! And yes, it should be little effort to integrate bots with. I'm sure it's comparably easy to integrating with IRC, though I haven't looked into it that far. Thanks Vov for taking the initiative! I've also included a screenshot below of what a different server I hang...
by Ratchet
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

So, essentially you want the same two things that Discord offers but in a different way. You want in-game voice chat and a chatbox on the forums. I want both of them in one place, one easy-to-use app. I think that if the timing were better (whenever we still had the bulk of our players), this could ...
by Ratchet
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

@ Sinewav : Thanks. Really. I can understand what you are talking about and I can certainly agree that I should've explained it and probably included a few pictures to show exactly what I mean. I'm at work at the moment and access is pretty restricted so I'll get a graphic later today to illustrate ...
by Ratchet
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

Nah, I understand, Monkey. I really do. I'm not an active member by any means around here. I can't honestly imagine myself playing this game any more. I only check the forums when I'm reeaaaally bored or when I'm holding a conversation in a thread (because I was bored). That being said, I can't forc...
by Ratchet
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

If you wanted to use an external client, there are already plenty of options available to you. Throw a server up on any PC and run it when you want to talk to people. There's also online options that will provide the server, free servers available for Vent, TS, etc, and likely some with web clients...
by Ratchet
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

Double post just because: If you (the devs) aren't interested, I understand. I felt like this would be a fast and simple upgrade that could potentially immediately improve player retention. As something most PC gamers are familiar with, it would "click" with them more than IRC does. "Hey, you have d...
by Ratchet
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Re: Armagetron Discord

Mumble. We were looking into mumble, I don't recall us giving Teamspeak any serious consideration. That one is FOSS and is present in Linux distributions, supports overlay and has an API that would be usable for us for creating channels and authorizing users, and yeah, the mumble server would not n...
by Ratchet
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Armagetron Discord
Replies: 50
Views: 19466

Armagetron Discord

Feel free to fire away with your negativity and whatever else you people do when someone makes a suggestion, but: Armagetron should get a discord server. It's an incredibly beautiful interface that offers the exact same functionality of IRC with a few upgrades. All of the sub-channels are quickly ac...
by Ratchet
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Discussion about ladle 107
Replies: 38
Views: 4523

Re: Discussion about ladle 107

Also, the more I think about it... how exactly is this grand new idea any different from the FFA? I can't answer that question myself. It looks like you guys are trying to do the same thing while calling it the Ladle. :roll: It looks like someone wants their ego stroked. It probably doesn't help th...
by Ratchet
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Discussion about ladle 107
Replies: 38
Views: 4523

Re: Discussion about ladle 107

"I am certainly willing to re-code it and/or modify it to fit whatever needs you may have for future ladles." in a real programming language please :P Shove it. Also, the more I think about it... how exactly is this grand new idea any different from the FFA? I can't answer that question myself. It ...
by Ratchet
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Discussion about ladle 107
Replies: 38
Views: 4523

Re: Discussion about ladle 107

http://forums3.armagetronad.net/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=24514&p=297729&hilit=FFABot#p297729 "I am certainly willing to re-code it and/or modify it to fit whatever needs you may have for future ladles. I may have written instructions for it for the FFA but I don't have the time at the moment to go and s...