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Ember
23 Jan 2003, 14:32
Version 2 is here -

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=48134

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 14:34
Screenshot of the postbit.

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 14:35
Screenshot of the user updating their profile.

flup
23 Jan 2003, 14:39
Nice, wont install it.
Why not make a custum pet name, so usual like dog could be used but also own made animals :D That would be fun :D

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 14:40
I dont understand what you mean, you mean make up some animals? Or allow them to enter their own breed, instead of a dropdown?

MrLister
23 Jan 2003, 14:54
lol i saw the title and thought it was a vB version of neopets :)

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 14:55
Originally posted by MrLister
lol i saw the title and thought it was a vB version of neopets :)

LoL!

I'm not quite there yet, but I will be... one day :)

Once I get version 2 complete I am gonna have to think where else I can go with it.

PSI|Dr-X
23 Jan 2003, 15:45
Nice won't install cuz my whole postbit is already full but nice hack

Dean C
23 Jan 2003, 15:48
Hehe awesome - this would be brilliant if you could do it in flash - and design your pet too :)

- miSt

Sweet Cheeks
23 Jan 2003, 16:12
haha very cute :p

*installs*

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 16:24
Mist - I was actually considering doing something very similar - where you could select a head, body, and legs for your pet. But I doubt I wil be adding this until version 3 or 4.

Version 2 is coming along nicely, It uses knoman's level hack, and it will be compatible if you already have the hack for your members, as it adds new stats for your pets :)

Glad you like it Julie :)

Tony DiMera
23 Jan 2003, 17:06
I like it. Thanks a lot.

geniuscrew
23 Jan 2003, 18:26
Yay! You released it - thanks for crediting me too :P

Will install hopefully when I pay my host lol

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 18:29
Hey, good luck :)

Version 2 is ready for release - well, the code is... just need to make the install instructions and wait for Danwei to finish the images! I will attatch a screen shot sometime soon :)

Dean C
23 Jan 2003, 18:45
Cool i'm sure you could create an image based on the gender and type of pet too :)

- miSt

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 19:35
The images are being implemented now, there will be a different image for each pet and gender.

And then I have no idea what to add next :) Any suggestions?

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 20:15
Here's an early screenshot of version 2, I am just tidying it up a bit while danwei is workin on the images.

Issy_X
23 Jan 2003, 20:16
Hehe, funny hack. Maybe you could make some kind of tamagochi system. So you have to feed your pet and make it sleep and stuff like that. And if you don't, your pet dies (that'll make people visit your board often). :)

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 20:18
Originally posted by Issy_X
Hehe, funny hack. Maybe you could make some kind of tamagochi system. So you have to feed your pet and make it sleep and stuff like that. And if you don't, your pet dies (that'll make people visit your board often). :)

Thats a very good idea, but also very hard to implement, I will try my best! After v2 is finished that will be my target I think!

NuclioN
23 Jan 2003, 21:53
In basic it is a funny way to bring people back to your forum to feed the pet/tamagochi. The HP/EXP indicators however are imho irrelevant because the pet does not fight. You could also add a grafical display with the milkproduction from cows during the autumn, it would be a similar type of information. The stamina/endurance is more involved in the relation pet versus condition. So it needs only one indicator, that would be fine and it saves space in your postbit.

To get the most out of this, it would be great to bring in other hacks and functions or parts of them. Think about the gill-points hack...change that name and output in tiberium or hamburgers, or just food.
There is a 'blur avatar' hack around so maybe you can blur the pet when it is almost dead. The Store hack from Lesane could be involved to let members buy things for their pet.
Crucial i guess is the timespan between a full health pet and a dead one. The indicator should shrink in a timeperiod for about two days or so. After that it gets ill and turns into a blur for another period of time and eventually dies by lack of support. It's just an idea, other events may occur if their is to little attention for this.

The pet will not do or in the most cases futile for adults, so consider an adro´d or a babe or maybe an alien for this group. Feed your babe with candy or chocolate to undress her or give your alien tiberium to prevent an invasion. (fake virus hack could do funny things for example)

I'm not that good with php to make a two days indicator that can be set to full power again when you feed this pet, so all i can do is contribute some idea's. It has a lot of potential and with some creativity it could turn into a hit. ;)

Ember
23 Jan 2003, 22:00
Thats whole lot of ideas, thank you, I will certainly work towards something as advanced as that!

Martin64
24 Jan 2003, 00:13
Rofl, funny hack. :D

Mystic Gohan
24 Jan 2003, 02:10
Make your pet grow after it gets to a new level or "evolve" as you will. Make it some what like a pokemon thing where you get ONE pet and can battle them against another animal and can train it to gain levels. That would be SO great.

Ember
24 Jan 2003, 06:53
I can dothe first part quite easily, just have different images for each level, however the second part is very difficult.

Originally posted by Mystic Gohan
Make your pet grow after it gets to a new level or "evolve" as you will. Make it some what like a pokemon thing where you get ONE pet and can battle them against another animal and can train it to gain levels. That would be SO great.

geniuscrew
24 Jan 2003, 09:29
Originally posted by Ember
I can dothe first part quite easily, just have different images for each level, however the second part is very difficult.



Another thing to integrate? The battle hack by Bitsys perhaps?

- Good luck lol

Skyrender
24 Jan 2003, 15:33
I got a qestion does this come with the HP , and MP stuff?

geniuscrew
24 Jan 2003, 16:23
Version 2 skyrender ;)

This version just let's you make one and name it etc.

Dean C
24 Jan 2003, 16:36
Wow guys slow down - you just don't realise how hard these ideas would be to code in flash :p

- miSt

Ember
25 Jan 2003, 08:17
@ Mist - I wont be doing anything in flash for quite some time.

And yes, version 2 will include HP and EXP - no MP, cos what pet can do magic?

Ember
25 Jan 2003, 08:41
Originally posted by geniuscrew


Another thing to integrate? The battle hack by Bitsys perhaps?

- Good luck lol

One step at a time ;) This is my first hack remember.

geniuscrew
25 Jan 2003, 09:13
I was being saracastic ;) - I know this is your first hack :P

Graphics
25 Jan 2003, 09:57
lol you can make some kind of digimon on it :p and make them battle :D

Ember
25 Jan 2003, 10:30
Yah, except digimon suck :P

The battling wont come for quite a while, once this version is done I will work on letting pets level up and possibly have additional statistics, like Speed, Stamina etc - and I'll probably have this displayed on another page as apposed to in the postbit.

I need to look in detail at the battle hack to figure out how it works, but anythings possible.

Chris M
25 Jan 2003, 14:40
Very nice idea:)

It should keep my members amused...

Just a question - If you do decide to do the "pet dies" option, can there be an option to make the pet of certain user's "immortal"? Unfortunately I am not online much during the week, so I wouldn't be able to maintain my pet:(

Satan

Ember
25 Jan 2003, 14:44
When I get to that stage, I intend to integrate with Lesanes Store hack to enable people to purchase ethers, phoenix downs etc to use on their pets.

Version 2 should be here by the end of the day, the coding is complete, just waiting for the images now :)

Chris M
25 Jan 2003, 14:54
I just noticed something...Your instructions do not include a modifyprofile template modification for the "Pet Name";)

Satan

Ember
25 Jan 2003, 15:00
ooooh, thanks for telling me... I would never have added it! I will add it now...

Ember
25 Jan 2003, 15:04
Ok, text file updated.

Chris M
25 Jan 2003, 15:37
Great:)

Nice Hack btw;):)

Satan

Ember
25 Jan 2003, 15:51
The second version is looking lush now, Danwei's graphics are damned amazing.

flup
25 Jan 2003, 18:27
Originally posted by Ember
Or allow them to enter their own breed, instead of a dropdown?

That's what i've said yes:)

Ember
25 Jan 2003, 18:56
Righto, it could work, but it would mean allowing people to upload their own pet images... which would get out of hand, and its not really the direction I want to go with the hack.

Chris M
25 Jan 2003, 21:42
Got any "Alien" or "Robot" pictures?:)

Gender is not important;)

Satan