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[Plugin] MyPipes - Puzzle Game

Discussion in 'MediaPortal 1 Plugins' started by orencha, October 31, 2010.

  1. orencha

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    I've created this plugin mostly to improve my C# skills, and step into MediaPortal plugins development.





    To win the game, you will need to connect all pipe segments until they all become green. Sounds easy? Actually, it is - at least in the beginning... Featuring multiple levels, optional timed game, random grids, and yes... every grid can be solved.

    Credits:
    In the development of this plugin, I've used source code from the following projects:
    • Michael Kerley's "Pipes" game for mobile phones (Pipes (J2ME) MichaelKerley.net). Originally written in Java.
    • Bavarian's "My ClickMania" MediaPortal Plugin, which I used as a base for development.

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    ToDo List
    • Bug: countdown beeps (last 10 seconds) are active although the "Sounds" option is disabled.
    • Bug: in some situations, the "time left" value is not saved correctly (for timed game).
    • Make the transition between levels more intuitive
    • Improve pipe elements graphics
    • Improve "hover" image (can anyone assist with this? I could not find the sources of the cute MePo character anywhere...)
    • Clicking "New game" should set focus on the pipe-area


    Let me know what you think!
     

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    Another game for MP and a real exciting one! Big :D Waiting to DL it ;)
     
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    Awesome, I love games for MP. Makes it so much more unique ;)
     
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    And here is how it looks in PureVisionHD :D
     

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    Maybe it is obvious, but I had to try every key to find that "Space" rotates the pipe ;)

    Some suggestions:

    - Clicking "New game" should set focus on the pipe-area
    - When a game is solved, focus should be set on "New Game"

    Other than that it's great to see a new game plugin, and this one could steal a lot of my time!

    :D
     
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    Actually the game is more focused on remote / mouse operation, so hitting the "OK" remote button or mouse click rotates the pipe :)

    Added to my to-do list :)

    Actually when the game is solved, you should hit "OK" (or space/mouse click) to go to the next level. I know this logic is unclear and improving it is in my to-do list.
     
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    Maya Skinfile is already too.:D
     

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    Black Glass / Black Glass Nova support added (in SVN) :)

    Nice game :)
     
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    Hi, one more update, I fixed first and last bug on TODO list and few other minor things:

    Hope I helped a bit :)
     
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