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Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on November 20, 2005, 06:55:18 PM
The challenge:
Make a game that use only the mouse for input

The rules:
Must be made in FB (or QB)
Mouse is the only input allowed
Mouse movement ONLY (Meaning no clicks to affect gameplay)
To enter you must make a zip containing all needed files, DLL's and gfx, as well as the source and a compiled binary for windows.

The time:
This contest will go on until one week before the next QB Express, which should mean roughly sometime around the 8th of december


Ready? Set!? Go go go!


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on November 20, 2005, 06:56:52 PM
It is allowed to have pause keys, or various other menu and option settings being turned off and on with any key or mousebutton you want.

However, once ingame, you should only be able to:
Pause
Quit/Bring up the menu


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Deleter on November 20, 2005, 07:30:20 PM
is there a limit on how many entries one person can submit?


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: KiZ on November 20, 2005, 07:31:08 PM
Im in


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on November 20, 2005, 07:46:14 PM
Quote from: "Deleter"
is there a limit on how many entries one person can submit?
Nope, no limits, as long as each entry follow the rules you can make hundreds of them :P


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: marzecTM on November 20, 2005, 08:06:59 PM
can i do one in c++?


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on November 20, 2005, 08:18:05 PM
Nope! :lol:

Hey, why no clickety? Not even one?  :???:


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Agamemnus on November 20, 2005, 09:00:51 PM
Shave the eyebrows!


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on November 20, 2005, 09:23:42 PM
Quote from: "Dr_Davenstein"
Hey, why no clickety? Not even one?  :???:
No clicketys, not even one. (Ingame that is, you can have lots of clicketys in menus and crap)


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Dio on November 20, 2005, 09:32:09 PM
this sounds fun. im in


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: NecrosIhsan on November 24, 2005, 07:27:33 AM
I'm out. No clicks...bogus.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: KiZ on November 24, 2005, 09:07:32 AM
Quote from: "NecrosIhsan"
I'm out. No clicks...bogus.


It adds to making original and inventive games. With clicks you could write an entire FPS, or RTS game. Which is not where the challenge is intented to go..


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on November 24, 2005, 09:27:43 AM
I still wonder how nobody came with the easiest game to do with just mouse movement - it's a very, very popular game.

I'll try to code something simple this afternoon.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on November 24, 2005, 10:41:51 AM
I've made three non-click-only-movement games..

Do a search for Bored and Bored II


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on November 24, 2005, 12:57:16 PM
I have one that clarita coded a tad ago, I dunno if she released it. It is in QB + Future.LIB and uses sound so nobody will be able to play it :lol:

I dunno if I feel like porting it to fB, it uses the JPEG loader from A.Gual and AFAIK he hasn't finished his port yet.

But it was played only with mouse movements, no clicky, and was pretty funny. And simple.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Torahteen on November 24, 2005, 02:09:36 PM
Sounds fun. I'm in. I have an idea.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: tannervp on November 26, 2005, 07:46:25 PM
Quote from: "na_th_an"
I still wonder how nobody came with the easiest game to do with just mouse movement - it's a very, very popular game.

I'll try to code something simple this afternoon.


DUH. ends with G


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on November 26, 2005, 08:08:39 PM
Nope, it ends with OUT and begins with BREAK  :roll: Simpler than what you refer - you have to code AI for your (...)G, unless you have two mice :)


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on November 26, 2005, 08:26:31 PM
Quote from: "na_th_an"
I have one that clarita coded a tad ago, I dunno if she released it. It is in QB + Future.LIB and uses sound so nobody will be able to play it :lol:

I dunno if I feel like porting it to fB, it uses the JPEG loader from A.Gual and AFAIK he hasn't finished his port yet.

But it was played only with mouse movements, no clicky, and was pretty funny. And simple.


Here it is. The nice Clara gave permission, though it's not finished (and probably never will).

PLEASE DON'T DARE TO DOWNLOAD IT UNLESS YOU ARE 18 YEARS OLD (21 IN SOME COUNTRIES/STATES) OR YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE NUDE GIRLS.

http://www.ojodepez-fanzine.net/almacen/Follpath.zip


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: KiZ on November 26, 2005, 09:59:24 PM
Quote from: "na_th_an"
Nope, it ends with OUT and begins with BREAK  :roll: Simpler than what you refer - you have to code AI for your (...)G, unless you have two mice :)


Haha. Not exactly like (...)G AI is difficult. Overall it is a simpler game to code than what ends with OUT and begins with BREAK.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on November 26, 2005, 10:05:30 PM
Don't both of those games require you to launch the ball?  :shifty:

I guess you could always do it randomly though.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on November 26, 2005, 11:01:44 PM
Quote from: "KiZ"
Quote from: "na_th_an"
Nope, it ends with OUT and begins with BREAK  :roll: Simpler than what you refer - you have to code AI for your (...)G, unless you have two mice :)


Haha. Not exactly like (...)G AI is difficult. Overall it is a simpler game to code than what ends with OUT and begins with BREAK.


I don't think so. Basically both of them are the same game but the (...)G one has two bats. The one that ends with OUT and begins with BREAK just has one, so no AI needed, even being an easy to code AI :lol:

Dr.D: Leave the ball stuck to the paddle until you move it ;)


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on November 26, 2005, 11:26:15 PM
Ok, I know which one I'm gonna make then!

j/k

:lol:


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: KiZ on November 27, 2005, 04:31:41 PM
Quote from: "na_th_an"
I don't think so. Basically both of them are the same game but the (...)G one has two bats. The one that ends with OUT and begins with BREAK just has one, so no AI needed, even being an easy to code AI :lol:



Heres my AI for (...)G:

opponent.y = ball.y

xD


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Kylemc on November 27, 2005, 06:59:33 PM
I've only just figured out what (...)G is....

I am ashamed  :oops:

At least I got the one that ends with OUT and begins with BREAK though  :bounce:


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on November 27, 2005, 07:33:48 PM
11 days to do a game, eh? I'm in.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Anonymous on November 27, 2005, 09:08:12 PM
was there some new nerd language invented again???

haha jk, i get it

but still =|


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on November 28, 2005, 06:03:53 AM
Quote from: "KiZ"
Quote from: "na_th_an"
I don't think so. Basically both of them are the same game but the (...)G one has two bats. The one that ends with OUT and begins with BREAK just has one, so no AI needed, even being an easy to code AI :lol:



Heres my AI for (...)G:

opponent.y = ball.y

xD


Sorry, I wasn't expressing it correctly:

"...code an AI that doesn't suck" :lol:

Cha0s: We're all for nerd languages until you find out and don't make yet another clone of (...)G or that game that ends with OUT and begins with BREAK.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Anonymous on November 28, 2005, 07:59:28 AM
is the intention to just scrap the names and hope that those games disappear from the face of the earth xD?


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: jsmith71 on November 28, 2005, 08:10:59 AM
BREAKOUT
FUCKING BREAKOUT
BREAKOUTBREAKOUTBREAKOUTBREAKOUTBREAKOUTBREAKOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...damn, sorry. That was REALLY bugging me. :-?

 :lol:


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on November 28, 2005, 08:22:08 AM
Oh! C'mon! Don't give hints :lol:


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on November 28, 2005, 09:19:06 AM
Quote from: "mIRC"
PING?
PONG!


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: KiZ on November 28, 2005, 09:26:49 AM
Quote from: "Z!re"
Quote from: "mIRC"
PING?
PONG!


You use mIRC?

noob. :D


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on November 28, 2005, 10:20:50 AM
Yeah, pitty you Z!re, you should be using pure commandline access from linux. It's not so hard, when you have to send a message you just have to configure the irc.conf, restart the irc daemon, and check the irc.log file for incoming messages. Sometimes it doesn't flush well, but the version on CVS has this corrected. Just donwload it, recompile the linux kernel to add support for ding-a-ching-a-doos and you're set.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: KiZ on November 28, 2005, 11:07:05 AM
nathan, you forgot that it is likely her modem drivers dont even support the IRC protocol.

In that case she might consider switching distros to phliux0rs 023.03.20031

note the revision number, however, later revisions removed support for that modem.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on November 28, 2005, 12:11:52 PM
You're right, dumb me. :lol:


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on December 01, 2005, 03:20:07 PM
So where do we submit these? I'm about 3 hours from finishing.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on December 02, 2005, 04:47:00 PM
Upload somewhere (http://fileanchor.com for example) then send me a PM with the link (We dont want any cheating now, do we?)


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: TheDarkJay on December 04, 2005, 08:57:54 AM
I'm in and already submitted my entry


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on December 04, 2005, 09:48:51 AM
TDJ, your entry doesent work.. well, it runs but i doubt it's the desired behavoir :P


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: TheDarkJay on December 04, 2005, 09:50:34 AM
Huh? WHy, what happens? It runs fine for me...oh wait they is a glitch. Sometimes you get more that one point...that's about it though.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on December 04, 2005, 09:52:24 AM
Quote from: "TheDarkJay"
Huh? WHy, what happens? It runs fine for me...oh wait they is a glitch. Sometimes you get more that one point...that's about it though.
And the mouse movement is weird at the edges (the boundaries change)
And after you win/loose and hit ay key+space, the paddle becomes etheral :P


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on December 04, 2005, 09:54:58 AM
Yay! I wanna play it... Link?  :lol:


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: TheDarkJay on December 04, 2005, 10:02:44 AM
I found a few of the problems, my attempt at increasing the difficulty failed miserably, had to remove the code from

if score = 20 then upper = 2
to
if score = 100 then upper = 5

I also need to reset the score count...


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: TheDarkJay on December 04, 2005, 10:09:22 AM
Ok, that's done i'll pm them to you, Z!re


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on December 04, 2005, 12:15:23 PM
Quote from: "Dr_Davenstein"
Yay! I wanna play it... Link?  :lol:
No playing until the challenge is over.. damn xeat0rs! :D


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: TheDarkJay on December 05, 2005, 06:27:13 PM
The Final, Final, FINAL version is PM'd to Z!re. Phew, man that was bugged up...I managed to fix the Getting more than one point as well.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: speedlemon on December 05, 2005, 07:19:06 PM
if I am still allowed to join I would probably enter by the end of the week.  :)


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on December 05, 2005, 07:23:17 PM
Anyone can join at any time for the duration of the challenge
Three days left people!


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on December 05, 2005, 11:15:35 PM
Crap, I tried to make some changes to improve it significantly, and ended up messing it up a ton, and didn't make a backup. I might not make this.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on December 08, 2005, 05:34:39 PM
Ok, nearly got things fixed and finished. Just need to do some rules tweaking and convert all the text over to the new fonts, and I'll be set.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on December 08, 2005, 06:58:08 PM
If I don't get more entries within 24hours, the challenge will be extended..

If you have stuff, send it in..


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on December 09, 2005, 03:19:28 AM
I'm probably sitting at 90% right now; I need to do some more text conversions and I'm trying to add some other features to make the game more fun. Right now it's interesting to play, but not exactly what most people would consider fun.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on December 09, 2005, 07:15:46 AM
Oki =)

It looks like I'll have to extend this though.. if you send in Xerol there'll be two entries..

Xerol and TheDarkJay..
I'll leave it to you two to decide if you want extension and hopefully more competition, or just wrap it up for a new challenge..


Extension would be to the next QBE, so roughly a month more..


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on December 09, 2005, 09:43:09 AM
Argh - I submitted the "follow the path" one as an entry, but it was before Z!re stated that we should PM her the stuff instead of just posting it ...

:P meh


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on December 09, 2005, 12:01:04 PM
Quote from: "na_th_an"
Argh - I submitted the "follow the path" one as an entry, but it was before Z!re stated that we should PM her the stuff instead of just posting it ...

:P meh
What? Where? You havent posted anything in this topic :S


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on December 09, 2005, 10:57:45 PM
I'd say extend it, because (1) it gives other people a chance to submit (might want to spread the word about it) and (2) it gives me a chance to polish things up.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: speedlemon on December 09, 2005, 11:02:05 PM
Quote from: "Xerol"
I'd say extend it, because (1) it gives other people a chance to submit (might want to spread the word about it) and (2) it gives me a chance to polish things up.

I agree with Xerol.  I'd like to finish my entry too, but ran a little short on time.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on December 10, 2005, 12:06:54 AM
Quote from: "Z!re"
Quote from: "na_th_an"
Argh - I submitted the "follow the path" one as an entry, but it was before Z!re stated that we should PM her the stuff instead of just posting it ...

:P meh
What? Where? You havent posted anything in this topic :S


Yeah, pitty me. It was the ugly pig with a chainsaw who did it.

(hint, look at page 1 in this thread, under a big disclaimer written in CAPITALS).


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Deleter on December 10, 2005, 02:23:22 AM
extension would be good, then i can get my entry finished as well.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on December 10, 2005, 07:51:47 AM
Ok, one month extension then..

Quote from: "na_th_an"
Here it is. The nice Clara gave permission, though it's not finished (and probably never will).
I thought you gave Claritas game as an example ;)


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on December 10, 2005, 07:58:56 AM
At first, i though that was made using FB, but I couldn't play it. I did get to see pictures of a couple of yogurts though!   :lol:


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: TheDarkJay on December 10, 2005, 08:07:11 AM
I might make another (more complicated) entry, like space invaders with a timer release of shots....


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: na_th_an on December 12, 2005, 05:56:27 AM
Quote from: "Z!re"
Ok, one month extension then..

Quote from: "na_th_an"
Here it is. The nice Clara gave permission, though it's not finished (and probably never will).
I thought you gave Claritas game as an example ;)


Bah, I don't care, anyway :lol:


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on January 04, 2006, 06:15:27 AM
Only a few days left to get submissions in, so far I only have.. one or two..


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: speedlemon on January 04, 2006, 07:11:03 PM
Do you still have mine? Or should I resend it?


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on January 05, 2006, 07:39:55 AM
Quote from: "speedlemon"
Do you still have mine? Or should I resend it?
re-send it please


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on January 05, 2006, 07:57:38 AM
Bah, I got sidetracked with other stuff. I'll upload it later today.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: speedlemon on January 07, 2006, 02:50:06 PM
My entry:
The Fascinating Discovery (http://fileanchor.com/15659-d)


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on January 07, 2006, 07:34:02 PM
Good job! That's actually pretty fun to play.  It looks like you're starting to get pretty good.  :P


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on January 07, 2006, 09:11:22 PM
http://downloads.lggaming.com/mouseonly.rar

Didn't fix all of the things I wanted to, but it's a game.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: KiZ on January 07, 2006, 10:03:06 PM
bah!

I had a cool game started.. but then the lack of enthusiasim kicked in :S

maybe I'll spend another year finishing it and then release it. :D


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on January 16, 2006, 03:26:57 AM
Ok so what's the deal here?


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on January 16, 2006, 04:58:23 AM
People said they'd send me links to their stuff, but I havent gotten any..

Three entries so far, out of the 5-6 who said they'd send me stuff..

Want to just go with the three entries?

EDIT: Two entries.


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on January 16, 2006, 05:02:29 AM
When is the deadline anyway?


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Deleter on January 16, 2006, 05:03:28 AM
i think the line has been dead for quite a while now. :P


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on January 16, 2006, 06:08:16 AM
Deadline was a few days ago..


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: speedlemon on January 21, 2006, 11:52:40 AM
Who won?


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on January 21, 2006, 12:58:45 PM
I dont know, i dont even know who entered..

It would help if people reposted their entries :P


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on January 21, 2006, 01:28:41 PM
http://downloads.lggaming.com/mouseonly.rar


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Xerol on January 21, 2006, 01:29:11 PM
http://downloads.lggaming.com/mouseonly.rar


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: speedlemon on January 21, 2006, 03:24:58 PM
Quote from: "I"
My entry:
The Fascinating Discovery (http://fileanchor.com/15659-d)


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: TheDarkJay on January 21, 2006, 03:47:27 PM
http://fileanchor.com/17111-d


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: speedlemon on February 01, 2006, 09:10:40 PM
Z!re, so do you know who entered now?


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Z!re on February 01, 2006, 10:18:23 PM
Quote from: "speedlemon"
Z!re, so do you know who entered now?
Yes, but im way busy.. someone else has to cover this.. sorry..


Title: Mouse only challenge!
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on February 01, 2006, 10:30:52 PM
I really liked Speedlemon's entry.
I liked them all really, but this is the first program I've seen by Speedlemon, and I thought it was pretty damn good... and fun too!  :P