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[WIP] Desktop Server Browser

Discussion in 'Community Dev Corner' started by Mazey, Sep 9, 2013.

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  1. Mazey

    Mazey Haxor Global Moderator Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Donator Official Server Admin

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    Hey there.
    I'd like to show you a thing I'm working on (which unfortunately isn't out yet).
    It's a Desktop Server Browser.
    [​IMG]
    Screenshot from 2013-09-10 00:43:02.png
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    Under the server names I'm planning to add the minimap. There's a lot of work to do, as you might see, I need to fix the icons on the left and resize 2 of them, please ignore that for now.

    Suggestions welcome, but please only ones which you think that are relevant at this stage, so please not stuff like 'Join and More info dont look like buttons, plz fix', you of course can show me a nice font, or say some layout suggestions.

    I'm aiming to release this at Linux, Windows and Mac. It'll for sure work on Linux and Windows, but unsure about Mac yet.
    If you have any questions, please ask and I'll be happy to tell you the answer.
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 9, 2013, Original Post Date: Sep 3, 2013 ---
    Hey there, I'm looking for a few testers who are interested in giving me tips and (G)UI recommendations. Please write here if you are interested.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2013
  2. elricsfate

    elricsfate Catapult Fodder

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    Great work so far. I hope the project continues to move forward. Have you considered perhaps focusing on an online server browser as opposed to a native one? This would in theory be cross platform compatible from the get go.
     
  3. Mazey

    Mazey Haxor Global Moderator Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Donator Official Server Admin

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    By an online server browser, do you mean on the internet or in-game?
     
  4. AcidSeth

    AcidSeth Arsonist

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    Coolio. I hope this will turn out great.
    Can we have a little preview on how you plan on making it look on a desktop, if you do already?

    Also I don't know if you already have KAG font, or mean to use it.
     
  5. Mazey

    Mazey Haxor Global Moderator Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Donator Official Server Admin

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    I'll ask someone to post a Windows screenshow, as I've only got Linux.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. elricsfate

    elricsfate Catapult Fodder

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    To clarify: A server browser that you can access via a web browser.
     
  7. Mazey

    Mazey Haxor Global Moderator Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Donator Official Server Admin

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    The reasons why that probably won't work:
    -I need to re-size everything
    -I'm using things that might not work on all browsers, but will work on the standalone desktop version
    -There already is 1 KAG server browser for your browser (and I in developement)
    -I'll probably manage to add mac too, so still the 3 (big) OS'
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 12, 2013, Original Post Date: Sep 12, 2013 ---
    Here is a windows screen from WarrFork.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. WarrFork

    WarrFork フォーク Donator Tester

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    Lol I didn't knew it was for that you asked me another screen on IRC. Anyway looks great, i'm always too lazy to check if there's some players in BC server.
     
  9. Asu

    Asu THD Team THD Team Forum Moderator

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    I had a project of the kind, I made the UI but I didn't know at all how to get the server list. Will it be open-source?
     
  10. Mazey

    Mazey Haxor Global Moderator Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Donator Official Server Admin

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    Probably later, not right when it's out.

    e: also to get the server list you basicly need jquery.

    PHP:
    $(function(){
    var 
    servers "https://api.kag2d.com/servers/current/1"

    $.getJSON(servers, function (serverData) {

    //MORE CODE
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 18, 2013, Original Post Date: Sep 13, 2013 ---
    v0.4.8 is out for the testers!
    -popup when clicking the minimap (almost ready)
    -popup when clicking more info (needs more info)
    -bug fixed
    -layout improvement
    Screenshot from 2013-09-18 08:41:55.png
    Next version will have popup improvements and probably a start of the filter.
     
  11. SMASH1413

    SMASH1413 Bison Rider

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    Looks amazing mazey, can't wait till you release it, cool wallpaper btw!
     
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