View Full Version : I'm looking for some dice and a chat app...
04-29-2010, 05:14 PM
On a side note, would it be useful to have a cgi script here to generate dice rolls like invisible castle does ? Invis castle does a great job whilst its up but its not always so for me.
On another side note, is it possible to program a flash app without macromedia now ?
04-29-2010, 06:53 PM
Hrm . . . That is a good question. In the past, I seem to remember some scripts for IRC that could handle this sort of thing, rolling and then posting the rolls for all to see. I don't remember the specifics (whether it had to be installed by every individual, or attached to the chat room) but if IRC still allows such scripting, that might be a solution and the Facebook page could provide a link to the channel and specific room in question. It's been years, though, since I bothered with IRC, so I don't know if that is a good solution or not.
04-29-2010, 07:24 PM
I'm guessing this is a product idea for Facebook / Myspace because otherwise I'm not sure what the marriage to them is. Personally I use Ventrilo when I want to chat. Skype works well and is free up to a point. It's hard to put up with anything after you use the big guns and vent just runs in the background so you log in, hop in a channel and that's it. If something like that would work I can give more details. If it just has to be within facebook I don't have a clue.
There are a ton of dice apps out there or you could even write one yourself for that matter. Random generators are pretty easy to code although I have never done anything in flash myself.
05-01-2010, 04:42 PM
Well Jax I said it was odd coming from me cos I do write a pretty popular free dice app (http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/cgi-bin/viewingdale.pl?category=dice) and along with the VTT and so on I can do all sorts of play over the net but the thing is that these people specifically use facebook and myspace and a means to get new players and use the networking site to grab people in. So they are specifically requesting something that can be embedded into the site not a link to an app, an IRC site or a means outside of the site to do it. I dont think theres anything I can do other than a flash app or to have the chat / dice creating a dynamic image which is embedded on the pages. Ok so you have to post new entries via another site but everybody who logs in and fetches the image as part of their page gets new lines of chat and dice rolls. Better yet to have flash app that posts off to a server and the flash app gets a running latest list from the server in real time for the site so its live chat with dice. I just don't know of any that do this. I reckon Heruca could whoop this up cos his BRPG app is all in flash. I think I could scrape a chat in flash from somewhere but I am not seeing any dice apps or random number generators anywhere which share the results like a chat window.
So anyone know of a dice app that shares rolls but must be written as an embeddable flash app ?
Maybe it just doesn't exist but there's thousands of RP'ers on the social sites who would use it.
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