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FS#7577 - Robotfindskitten - a zen simulation

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Friday, 10 August 2007, 23:43 GMT
Last edited by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Friday, 05 October 2007, 20:06 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category Plugins
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

This is my first attempt at porting robotfindskitten (http://robotfindskitten.org/) to Rockbox. Right now it has a few problems:
- The screensize calculation goes wrong, and leaves a large empty area at the bottom.
- The NKI (non-kitten item) texts don't scroll.
- General ickyness with text positioning


Wikipedia description of robotfindskitten:

robotfindskitten is a "Zen simulation," originally written by Leonard Richardson for DOS. It is a free computer game with an ASCII interface in which the user (playing the eponymous robot and represented by a pound sign "#") must find kitten (represented by a random character) on a field of other random characters. Walking up to items allows robot to identify them as either kitten, or any of a variety of whimsical, strange or simply random Non-Kitten Items (NKIs). It is not possible to lose

The above text is copyright by the wikipedia authors and under the GFDL license, yadda yadda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robotfindskitten
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Closed by  Jonas Häggqvist (rasher)
Friday, 05 October 2007, 20:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Accepted
Additional comments about closing:  Committed in r14993.
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Saturday, 11 August 2007, 00:02 GMT
And here's a patch that should actually build for a real target. Some additional stuff that needs to be done:
- Use colour if the target supports it
- Clear the NKI line when moving
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Monday, 01 October 2007, 20:20 GMT
Updates:
- Make NKI text scroll
- Colour support
- Text/char placement fixes

Compiles for h120, recorder and ipod video, both target and sim. I've only tested the sims (I'm currently without a Rockbox-able target), so I'd love it if someone with a bit of spare time would take it for a whirl.
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Monday, 01 October 2007, 20:32 GMT
"Proper" patch relative to the root, rather than apps/plugins/
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Tuesday, 02 October 2007, 08:47 GMT
And here's one with the right filenames.. (forgot to rename messages.h to robotfindskitten_messages.h)
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Thursday, 04 October 2007, 10:14 GMT
Update:
- Change controls on Ipods to not use the scrollwheel.
- Show instructions (on 320x240 only right now - I need to create a nice way of displaying lots of text)
- Add robotfindskitten section to the manual

Edit: Oops, forgot to attache the patch
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Friday, 05 October 2007, 18:26 GMT
Further update:
- Clear button queue when robotfindskitten
- Nicer play_animation which includes colour and looks nicer
- Wait for the user to press something after finding kitten
- Fix an off-by one error that made the rightmost column inaccessible (and crashed if you try to go there)
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Friday, 05 October 2007, 19:45 GMT
Screenshots for the manual.

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