Feed the Zoo Animals game


was8bit 2018-10-22 11:28 (Edited)

(NX core 0.11)

.... faster gameplay ...

An NX remake of my first ever LowRes game :)

This is the finished version ...

GOAL: to work your way up in rank..

No penalty or loss of rank if you lose.

Each win increases rank..

Win while at top and win the whole game.. the number of rounds played are show as # and if you win 6 games in a row you CAN achieve total victory in #6 rounds, but very rare ...

was8bit 2018-10-22 11:29

(0) layout only...

was8bit 2018-10-22 11:37 (Edited)

This version will be slightly different.... RANK breaks ties, so BLY cannot win any ties, and TIG wins all ties....

You start out at the lowest rank, and must work your way up... wins increase your rank, losses lower your rank...

To win the tournament you must raise up to rank 1 and win from that rank... your current rank is indicated by a circle around the animal representing the rank

was8bit 2018-10-22 16:33

(1) added round routines, and put game into auto testing

was8bit 2018-10-23 05:04

(2) computer and player take turns, but the end of round is not processed

If running on Apple phone or ipad, goto DOSOUND and add REM in front of each PLAY command to disable sound and you will be able to run this game

Timo 2018-10-23 09:24

Better edit the main post here to upload new versions, then they are shown at the top. Older versions will still appear below.

was8bit 2018-10-23 10:43

Ah, I'll try that....

was8bit 2018-10-23 11:54

Huh, it seems to bump things downward...

At least the final version is at the top, cool :)

was8bit 2018-10-23 11:59

FYI the picture showing a win in #6 rounds was achieved by cheating.. I mean, by testing procedures... ;)

Timo 2018-10-23 12:07 (Edited)

Yes, attachments (programs) are sorted from new to old inside a post. This way the most important (new) version is on top. The rest is literally history ;)

was8bit 2018-10-23 16:20

Very nice :) that works perfectly :)

was8bit 2018-10-23 16:24

It might be a good idea to create a new forum thread explaining that feature as it wasn't "intuitive" for me... as that feature of course doesn't exist in original LowRes community and also didn't exist in the old NX posting board.... it's an important enough feature to get everyone on board as they start using this board :)

Timo 2018-10-23 18:02

I tried to explain it on the "Upload New Program" page... Let's see how many people do it wrong.

was8bit 2018-10-24 04:06

Ah, I guess I didn't catch that....

<<To update an existing program, go to its page, edit the first post and attach the new version.>>

Maybe should be....

<<IMPORTANT!!! Please update existing programs by going to the existing program's top post and attach the new version there. The existing older version won't be lost, it will automatically be bumped down.>>

You might even leave the << >> in as they attract attention.. :) I'm not sure why I never saw that message before... if I missed chances are others might miss it too... i,especially think the bold IMPORTANT!!! catches the attention very well.... :) I also think adding the last comments are important as one is likely to assume that the original posted program will be lost, because that's what happens when you edit a post lower down... so letting them know that the old one is kept and bumped down would reassure them ... :)

was8bit 2018-10-24 04:11

I worded it as "TOP POST" as I would interpret "first post" differently... the top post is kinda the start of the thread, and so I would interpret "first post" as the first posted reply to the thread... or ok maybe i think weirdly ;)

was8bit 2018-10-24 04:12

If you noticed, I DID add my first updates as the first post to the thread....

Timo 2018-10-24 07:50

I may change "first post" to "top post", but anyway: The first rule of user interface design is "People don't read explanations", they just scan for interesting info. And the more arrows and blinking colors you put, the more people think "don't bother me!" and they read even less.
Also I already have a text explaining that old attachments are kept. It shows up just when you edit a post with old attachments. But I have a different idea for this already: I will show a list of existing attachments (probably with "delete" buttons) and make clear that the file selection is used to ADD attachments. This should work even without extra notes.

UX is not easy....

was8bit 2018-10-24 10:48

Ah, sounds like a nice fix :)

I just tried re editing every post but without filling in a new program... not sure but near the top it looks a little funny....

was8bit 2018-10-24 10:50

BTW, just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your hard work, this board will be so much fun when it's all done and has all the wrinkles ironed out :)

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