file Missing features and smartphone development

14 Jun 2012 04:54 - 30 Mar 2020 15:29 #32113 by Ankha
Hi there,
I was asking myself who is behind JOL and who has the source code or documentation of it?

I think JOL's missing the following commands:
  1. random discard from hand.
    Currently, we're obliged to label cards, call random X times, discard labelled cards.
    Suggested syntax: discard 3 random
  2. move to top of the library.
    Useful for some cards such as Sudario's Refraction, Hourglass of the Mind. Currently, we're obliged to move them to the uncontrolled region and label them.
    Suggested syntax: move [SRCPLAYER] [SRCREGION] CARD [DESTPLAYER] [TOP] [DESTREGION] [DESTCARD], eg. move hand 3 top library
  3. choose secret value
    Useful for cards such as Malkavian Prank (where users must choose a secret number of pool). There's currently no way of doing this except sending some mails to a trusted person that will check and send back results
    Suggested syntax: secret [VALUE]
    and reveal [PLAYER].
Eg. > secret 3
Ankha has chosen a secret value
> reveal (or reveal Ankha)
Ankha had chosen: 3

And I'd like a command like 'burn X' that would be a shortcut for 'move X ash'.

Also, some commands could be expanded, such as discard:
discard CARD1 CARD2 ... CARDn [draw]
In order to discard multiple cards at the same time. Typing n commands is long and can be tricky sometimes because the card number may change if you're not careful.

Given the source code, I think I could develop this quite easily.

I'd also like to know if JOL exposes some web service in order to develop a JOL application for mobile phone.

That's all!

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14 Jun 2012 13:45 #32126 by alf
JOL is done by George Finklang.
Best bet is propably to reach him on JOL (George).

Smartphone works fine for me on iOS.
Only feature that doesn't work for me there is a missing button on main chat, and no return shown on keyboard input.
So I'can't approve my message.

I'm not really missing anything of the stuff you're mentioning so far.
But I don't play lots of Ashur decks and such.

-alf

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14 Jun 2012 14:31 - 14 Jun 2012 14:31 #32127 by Ankha
Thanks, I'll try to contact him.

Smartphone works fine for me on iOS.

It doesn't work on Android because you can't scroll down in the chat window, so you quickly can't see what's happening anymore.
And I had in mind to create a user friendl interface for smartphones.

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21 Jun 2012 03:23 #32334 by rehlow
I can scroll on my Droid Asus tablet both on Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. The initial chat screen is hella long though.

I keep thinking one day I'll develop an app to play JOL. I'd like to add buttons to type bleed, tap, untap, etc into the command window so I don't have to type them. Also, I think I could better arrange screen real estate. Then life keeps me from starting.

Later,
Rehlow

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21 Jun 2012 05:01 #32336 by Ankha

I can scroll on my Droid Asus tablet both on Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. The initial chat screen is hella long though.

I keep thinking one day I'll develop an app to play JOL. I'd like to add buttons to type bleed, tap, untap, etc into the command window so I don't have to type them. Also, I think I could better arrange screen real estate. Then life keeps me from starting.

Later,
Rehlow

That's what I had in mind, but first I need to know how to communicate with JOL (thus contacting George... anyone has his mail address?)

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21 Jun 2012 05:21 #32339 by alf
I'd ask at JOL or check the site deckserver.net for a hint.

-alf

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