• Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript

    From Codefenix@CONCHAOS to All on Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:21:43
    I wonder whether it would be a worthwhile endeavor to re-write Usurper as a Javascript door for Sync, much like how LORD, LORD2, and TW2 have been done. From looking at the source on Github, it seems like it would be daunting but doable. Could probably make fixes and improvements along the way -- I'm sure most sysops familiar with Usurper would agree that its bugginess is legendary.

    So, just to gauge interest, would any sysops run a JS version of Usurper if one were available?

    Or, by chance, is such a project already being worked on by someone?

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  • From Underminer@UNDRMINE to Codefenix on Sunday, July 12, 2020 18:01:20
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Codefenix to All on Sun Jul 12 2020 11:21:43

    I wonder whether it would be a worthwhile endeavor to re-write Usurper as So, just to gauge interest, would any sysops run a JS version of Usurper if one were available?
    Or, by chance, is such a project already being worked on by someone?

    Source code is already available on git, and already compiles native for windows, dos, and Linux. No point in rewriting it. You could fork it, or develop something similar though. If you do something interesting, plenty of folks will try it out something new given there's not a lot of new door games coming out these days.

    https://github.com/rickparrish/Usurper
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  • From The Lizard Master@NITEEYES to Underminer on Monday, July 13, 2020 10:20:40
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Underminer to Codefenix on Sun Jul 12 2020 06:01 pm

    Source code is already available on git, and already compiles native for windows, dos, and Linux. No point in rewriting it. You could fork it, or develop something similar though. If you do something interesting, plenty of folks will try it out something new given there's not a lot of new door games coming out these days.

    I would definitely run Usurper.js, but I haven't even gotten around to setting up the original because of the bugs. That being said, it was probably my favorite all time door.

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to The Lizard Master on Monday, July 13, 2020 17:30:26
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: The Lizard Master to Underminer on Mon Jul 13 2020 10:20 am

    I would definitely run Usurper.js, but I haven't even gotten around to setti up the original because of the bugs. That being said, it was probably my favorite all time door.


    usurper may have a few bugs, but nothing serious. isnt the only one a problem with the score file?
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  • From Ragnarok@DOCKSUD to Codefenix on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 02:03:41
    El 12/7/20 a las 12:21, Codefenix escribió:
    I wonder whether it would be a worthwhile endeavor to re-write Usurper as a Javascript door for Sync, much like how LORD, LORD2, and TW2 have been done. From looking at the source on Github, it seems like it would be daunting but doable. Could probably make fixes and improvements along the way -- I'm sure most sysops familiar with Usurper would agree that its bugginess is legendary.

    So, just to gauge interest, would any sysops run a JS version of Usurper if one were available?

    Or, by chance, is such a project already being worked on by someone?

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    I vote for js port, and if you port them, please think use some kind of i18n/locales support, if you can insolate all strings, can be easy
    translated to anpther language.

    I like to play it in Spanish.

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  • From Underminer@UNDRMINE to MRO on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 01:00:20
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to The Lizard Master on Mon Jul 13 2020 17:30:26

    usurper may have a few bugs, but nothing serious. isnt the only one a problem with the score file?

    That's the only one I've ever personally run into, and the only one I've ever heard actively complained about. I'm sure there's a few other small ones, but afaik nothing game breaking...
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  • From Mindless Automaton@ELDRITCH to Codefenix on Thursday, July 16, 2020 16:46:57
    On 7/12/2020 11:21 AM, Codefenix wrote:
    I wonder whether it would be a worthwhile endeavor to re-write Usurper as a Javascript door for Sync, much like how LORD, LORD2, and TW2 have been done. From looking at the source on Github, it seems like it would be daunting but doable. Could probably make fixes and improvements along the way -- I'm sure most sysops familiar with Usurper would agree that its bugginess is legendary.

    So, just to gauge interest, would any sysops run a JS version of Usurper if one were available?

    Or, by chance, is such a project already being worked on by someone?


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    Step 2: Find/Replace "Legend of the Red Dragon" with "Usurper"
    Step 3: EnjoY your JS-Usurper game!

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to all on Friday, July 17, 2020 20:11:59
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Mindless Automaton to Codefenix on Thu Jul 16 2020 04:46 pm

    On 7/12/2020 11:21 AM, Codefenix wrote:
    I wonder whether it would be a worthwhile endeavor to re-write Usurper
    as a Javascript door for Sync, much like how LORD, LORD2, and TW2 have
    been done. From looking at the source on Github, it seems like it
    would be daunting but doable. Could probably make fixes and
    improvements along the way -- I'm sure most sysops familiar with
    Usurper would agree that its bugginess is legendary.


    i wouldnt say usurper's bugginess is legendary. exitilus is legendary.

    usurper had a maint that took forever because of all the npcs. that problem has been fixed. now there's a score file bug that one guy is complaining about. i'm not even sure if that bug exists.


    create a list of pros and cons.
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  • From Underminer@UNDRMINE to MRO on Friday, July 17, 2020 21:55:09
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to all on Fri Jul 17 2020 20:11:59

    i wouldnt say usurper's bugginess is legendary. exitilus is legendary.

    Agreed. I haven't had major issues with Usurper in YEARS.

    Exitilus depends on version. I honestly don't know why I see so many boards runnint exit 3.20 when half of it just doesn't work at all. 2.05 works great as long as you make sure paths are set right, and ensure nobody can enter in multi-user.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Underminer on Saturday, July 18, 2020 01:14:24
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Underminer to MRO on Fri Jul 17 2020 09:55 pm

    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to all on Fri Jul 17 2020 20:11:59

    i wouldnt say usurper's bugginess is legendary. exitilus is
    legendary.

    Agreed. I haven't had major issues with Usurper in YEARS.

    Exitilus depends on version. I honestly don't know why I see so many boards runnint exit 3.20 when half of it just doesn't work at all. 2.05 works great as long as you make sure paths are set right, and ensure nobody can enter in multi-user.

    well i run a bbs that used to be a big gaming bbs. people would ask for one version or the other. there were certainly exploits that would mess up the data files.
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  • From Codefenix@CONCHAOS to all on Saturday, July 18, 2020 17:14:39
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Underminer on Sat Jul 18 2020 01:14 am

    Agreed. I haven't had major issues with Usurper in YEARS.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Based on the responses it's clear that most feel that a re-write of Usurper isn't worth doing.

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  • From Immortal@IDOMAIN to Codefenix on Sunday, July 19, 2020 19:28:01
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Codefenix to All on Sun Jul 12 2020 11:21 am

    So, just to gauge interest, would any sysops run a JS version of Usurper if one were available?

    I would run it. Usurper is one of my favorite games. I'm currently running an older version of it because the most recent version doesn't run well under dosemu. And the linux binary doesn't work at all.

    Immortal

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  • From Immortal@IDOMAIN to Mindless Automaton on Sunday, July 19, 2020 19:30:54
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Mindless Automaton to Codefenix on Thu Jul 16 2020 04:46 pm

    Step 1: Copy Deuce's LORD game in CVS.
    Step 2: Find/Replace "Legend of the Red Dragon" with "Usurper"
    Step 3: EnjoY your JS-Usurper game!

    It's not even close to being the same game. lol

    Immortal

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Immortal on Monday, July 20, 2020 00:44:28
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Immortal to Codefenix on Sun Jul 19 2020 07:28 pm

    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Codefenix to All on Sun Jul 12 2020 11:21 am

    So, just to gauge interest, would any sysops run a JS version of
    Usurper if one were available?

    I would run it. Usurper is one of my favorite games. I'm currently running an older version of it because the most recent version doesn't run well under dosemu. And the linux binary doesn't work at all.

    did you tell the developer about these problems?
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Immortal on Monday, July 20, 2020 00:44:55
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Immortal to Mindless Automaton on Sun Jul 19 2020 07:30 pm

    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Mindless Automaton to Codefenix on Thu Jul 16 2020 04:46 pm

    Step 1: Copy Deuce's LORD game in CVS.
    Step 2: Find/Replace "Legend of the Red Dragon" with "Usurper"
    Step 3: EnjoY your JS-Usurper game!

    It's not even close to being the same game. lol

    js lord and real lord arent even close
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  • From Gamgee@PALANT to Immortal on Monday, July 20, 2020 07:32:00
    Immortal wrote to Codefenix <=-

    So, just to gauge interest, would any sysops run a JS version of Usurper if one were available?

    I would run it. Usurper is one of my favorite games. I'm
    currently running an older version of it because the most recent
    version doesn't run well under dosemu.

    What's the most recent version? I am running 0.24 under dosemu
    and it seems to be fine.



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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Monday, July 20, 2020 12:45:38
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Immortal on Mon Jul 20 2020 12:44 am

    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Immortal to Mindless Automaton on Sun Jul 19 2020 07:30 pm

    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Mindless Automaton to Codefenix on Thu Jul 16 2020 04:46 pm

    Step 1: Copy Deuce's LORD game in CVS.
    Step 2: Find/Replace "Legend of the Red Dragon" with "Usurper"
    Step 3: EnjoY your JS-Usurper game!

    It's not even close to being the same game. lol

    js lord and real lord arent even close

    We're talking about the JavaScript port of LORD for Synchronet (and jsdoor). Perhaps you're talking about some *other* "js lord" thing.

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  • From Immortal@IDOMAIN to MRO on Monday, July 20, 2020 18:37:49
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Immortal on Mon Jul 20 2020 12:44 am

    I would run it. Usurper is one of my favorite games. I'm currently
    running an older version of it because the most recent version
    doesn't run well under dosemu. And the linux binary doesn't work at
    all.

    did you tell the developer about these problems?

    I sent him a few emails and never got a response. I think with the linux binary it would run locally but not as a door.

    Immortal

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  • From Immortal@IDOMAIN to Gamgee on Monday, July 20, 2020 18:44:24
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Gamgee to Immortal on Mon Jul 20 2020 07:32 am

    What's the most recent version? I am running 0.24 under dosemu
    and it seems to be fine.

    There is one on github, whatever version that is. I'm running 0.23d at the moment.

    Immortal

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Monday, July 20, 2020 21:40:24
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Mon Jul 20 2020 12:45 pm

    Step 1: Copy Deuce's LORD game in CVS.
    Step 2: Find/Replace "Legend of the Red Dragon" with "Usurper"
    Step 3: EnjoY your JS-Usurper game!

    It's not even close to being the same game. lol

    js lord and real lord arent even close

    We're talking about the JavaScript port of LORD for Synchronet (and jsdoor). Perhaps you're talking about some *other* "js lord" thing.


    i'm talking about the javascript lord game.

    is it a port or just a rewrite? doesnt seem to use the same datafiles and isnt entirely the same.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Immortal on Monday, July 20, 2020 21:41:27
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Immortal to MRO on Mon Jul 20 2020 06:37 pm

    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Immortal on Mon Jul 20 2020 12:44 am

    I would run it. Usurper is one of my favorite games. I'm currently
    running an older version of it because the most recent version
    doesn't run well under dosemu. And the linux binary doesn't work at
    all.

    did you tell the developer about these problems?

    I sent him a few emails and never got a response. I think with the linux binary it would run locally but not as a door.

    Immortal


    i heard people say that he doesnt respond but he always replies to me.
    maybe his response is in your spam folder?
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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Monday, July 20, 2020 20:04:08
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Mon Jul 20 2020 09:40 pm

    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Mon Jul 20 2020 12:45 pm

    Step 1: Copy Deuce's LORD game in CVS.
    Step 2: Find/Replace "Legend of the Red Dragon" with "Usurper" MA>>> Step 3: EnjoY your JS-Usurper game!

    It's not even close to being the same game. lol

    js lord and real lord arent even close

    We're talking about the JavaScript port of LORD for Synchronet (and jsdoor). Perhaps you're talking about some *other* "js lord" thing.


    i'm talking about the javascript lord game.

    Sounds like maybe there is more than one?

    is it a port or just a rewrite?

    The one I'm referring to is a port.

    doesnt seem to use the same datafiles and
    isnt entirely the same.

    The one I'm referring to uses the same datafiles and is pretty much entirely the same.

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  • From Underminer@UNDRMINE to Immortal on Monday, July 20, 2020 20:48:22
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Immortal to MRO on Mon Jul 20 2020 06:37 pm

    I sent him a few emails and never got a response. I think with the linux binary it would run locally but not as a door.
    Immortal

    Yeah... That's even listed in the isntall instructions on his site. You just have to set Synch or Mystic to intercept standard i/o and away you go. That's how I have it setup here.
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to Digital Man on Monday, July 20, 2020 21:00:20
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Mon Jul 20 2020 08:04 pm

    js lord and real lord arent even close

    We're talking about the JavaScript port of LORD for Synchronet
    (and jsdoor). Perhaps you're talking about some *other* "js lord"
    thing.

    i'm talking about the javascript lord game.

    is it a port or just a rewrite?

    The one I'm referring to is a port.

    doesnt seem to use the same datafiles and
    isnt entirely the same.

    The one I'm referring to uses the same datafiles and is pretty much entirely the same.

    A while ago on FSXNet, I remember hearing about another LORD port, but I think that was written in Python for Mystic. I could be wrong though. But that's the only other recent LORD port I know of.

    Nightfox

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  • From Gamgee@PALANT to Immortal on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 07:22:00
    Immortal wrote to Gamgee <=-

    What's the most recent version? I am running 0.24 under dosemu
    and it seems to be fine.

    There is one on github, whatever version that is. I'm running
    0.23d at the moment.

    There are multiple versions/branches from what I can see on
    Github. All are quite a bit older than the DOS version 0.24. Not
    sure why anyone would use those (or anything other than the
    (apparently) last "real" version which is 0.24). <SHRUG>



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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 17:59:16
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Mon Jul 20 2020 08:04 pm

    We're talking about the JavaScript port of LORD for Synchronet
    (and jsdoor). Perhaps you're talking about some *other* "js lord"
    thing.


    i see sbbs/xtrn/lord in the cvs

    it has some of the same types of files, but then other ones have a .lrd extension and changes to the game.

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 18:01:48
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Mon Jul 20 2020 09:00 pm


    A while ago on FSXNet, I remember hearing about another LORD port, but I think that was written in Python for Mystic. I could be wrong though. But that's the only other recent LORD port I know of.


    well a port would be a conversion using the original sourcecode, right?
    that would be illegal and metrogameport would not like that.
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to MRO on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 16:46:49
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Tue Jul 21 2020 06:01 pm

    A while ago on FSXNet, I remember hearing about another LORD port,
    but I think that was written in Python for Mystic. I could be wrong
    though. But that's the only other recent LORD port I know of.

    well a port would be a conversion using the original sourcecode, right? that would be illegal and metrogameport would not like that.

    It's either a port or written from scratch. I don't really know. It's probably written from scratch.

    Nightfox

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  • From Immortal@IDOMAIN to Underminer on Thursday, July 23, 2020 16:25:55
    Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Underminer to Immortal on Mon Jul 20 2020 08:48 pm

    Yeah... That's even listed in the isntall instructions on his site. You just have to set Synch or Mystic to intercept standard i/o and away you go. That's how I have it setup here.

    I dunno. Just tried again and it doesn't work. Identical config from what is on the website. Under socket I/O it loads but nothing is sent across the terminal. Under STDIO standard it loads over the terminal but asks for a username for local login.

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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Friday, July 24, 2020 14:22:44
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Tue Jul 21 2020 05:59 pm

    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Mon Jul 20 2020 08:04 pm

    We're talking about the JavaScript port of LORD for Synchronet
    (and jsdoor). Perhaps you're talking about some *other* "js lord" DM>> thing.


    i see sbbs/xtrn/lord in the cvs

    it has some of the same types of files, but then other ones have a .lrd extension and changes to the game.

    and it says in the docs it's a rewrite. so is it an actual port or a rewrite?

    It's a port.


    digital man

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Saturday, July 25, 2020 16:51:52
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 24 2020 02:22 pm

    i see sbbs/xtrn/lord in the cvs

    it has some of the same types of files, but then other ones have a
    .lrd extension and changes to the game.

    and it says in the docs it's a rewrite. so is it an actual port or a
    rewrite?

    It's a port.


    so lord 5 is made using the source code from lord 4.x for dos?
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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Sunday, July 26, 2020 19:30:35
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Sat Jul 25 2020 04:51 pm

    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Jul 24 2020 02:22 pm

    i see sbbs/xtrn/lord in the cvs

    it has some of the same types of files, but then other ones have a
    .lrd extension and changes to the game.

    and it says in the docs it's a rewrite. so is it an actual port or a
    rewrite?

    It's a port.


    so lord 5 is made using the source code from lord 4.x for dos?

    I'm not sure what lord 5 is. The JavaScript version of LORD for Synchronet was ported from the LORD v4 Pascal source code.

    digital man

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Sunday, July 26, 2020 22:30:38
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Sun Jul 26 2020 07:30 pm


    and it says in the docs it's a rewrite. so is it an actual port or
    a rewrite?

    It's a port.


    so lord 5 is made using the source code from lord 4.x for dos?

    I'm not sure what lord 5 is. The JavaScript version of LORD for Synchronet was ported from the LORD v4 Pascal source code.



    so did you write the docs or did someone write the docs using your name?

    because in the docs it says it's a rewrite of classic lord. here you say it's ported from the pascal source.

    and it says lord 5.00 js in the docs and here you say you dont know what lord 5 is.

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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Saturday, August 01, 2020 12:37:33
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Sun Jul 26 2020 10:30 pm

    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Sun Jul 26 2020 07:30 pm


    and it says in the docs it's a rewrite. so is it an actual port or >>> a rewrite?

    It's a port.


    so lord 5 is made using the source code from lord 4.x for dos?

    I'm not sure what lord 5 is. The JavaScript version of LORD for Synchronet was ported from the LORD v4 Pascal source code.



    so did you write the docs or did someone write the docs using your name?

    Deuce wrote it:
    https://imgur.com/a/FVbS3Bn

    because in the docs it says it's a rewrite of classic lord. here you say it's ported from the pascal source.

    It was in fact ported from the Pascal Source of LORD v4.x.

    and it says lord 5.00 js in the docs and here you say you dont know what lord 5 is.

    https://i.imgur.com/RrW6Qvm.png

    Apparently Deuce had the idea to dub it version 5 and some point. I don't think that idea stuck.

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Saturday, August 01, 2020 21:25:53
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Sat Aug 01 2020 12:37 pm

    because in the docs it says it's a rewrite of classic lord. here you
    say it's ported from the pascal source.

    It was in fact ported from the Pascal Source of LORD v4.x.


    okay i hope the gameport guy is okay with that.
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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Saturday, August 01, 2020 20:50:04
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Sat Aug 01 2020 09:25 pm

    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Sat Aug 01 2020 12:37 pm

    because in the docs it says it's a rewrite of classic lord. here you
    say it's ported from the pascal source.

    It was in fact ported from the Pascal Source of LORD v4.x.


    okay i hope the gameport guy is okay with that.

    As I understand it, a lot of effort was made to contact Gameport about LORD and there was no response. I get the feeling the "the gameport guy" doesn't give a flying fudge about it. <shrug>

    digital man

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Sunday, August 02, 2020 00:41:51
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Sat Aug 01 2020 08:50 pm

    okay i hope the gameport guy is okay with that.

    As I understand it, a lot of effort was made to contact Gameport about LORD and there was no response. I get the feeling the "the gameport guy" doesn't give a flying fudge about it. <shrug>

    digital man

    he's an odd fellow. i still dont know what his name is, just that he works at multiserv.

    i guess in 2018 bill mcgarrity called a number he found for gameport and got ahold of some laura waldon at mseaudio.com and he got his reg code for lord.

    i know a guy that called multiserv and they had him on hold and he talked to a guy who wouldnt identify who he was but he cleared up his lord registration problem. he paid but never got the code.
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  • From Underminer@UNDRMINE to MRO on Sunday, August 02, 2020 01:00:33
    Re: Re: Idea: Porting Usurper to Javascript
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Sat Aug 01 2020 09:25 pm

    okay i hope the gameport guy is okay with that.

    He hasn't responded to anyone in over a decade.
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