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[DEV] Super Slot Machine

Post by Thoul » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:07 am

I'm currently working on a new slot machine mod that will be compatible with Shop 3 and Xore's Cash mod. I wanted to open up a topic to hear any ideas that anyone may have for that. I want to try to duplicate most of the features in the old Slot Machine and Slot Machine item add-ons (I'm not using their code or taking them over, just being inspired by the concepts) and add some new stuff as well. Right now there's only a little bit of code done, so this is still mostly in the planning stages.

What I'm currently planning to include is the following:
  • "Prize groups" which will allow the spending of different items and currencies to get different prizes. You would be able to create several prize groups, so you could have lots of different Shop items that could be spent on the slot machine.
  • Support for all Cash mod currencies, not just user_points.
  • A "jackpot" feature, that allows someone to win all the cash spent on previous non-winning plays. This would be tied into the prize groups, to allow several different jackpots of you wanted.
  • Four rewards per prize group. There would be one each for a match of three common, uncommon, rare, or very rare pictures. Jackpots would take the place of the very rare reward. When using Shop items, you could define several items and one would be selected randomly.
  • Possibly more rewards for partial matches (2 out of three for uncommon, rare, and very rare). I'm not sure about this; I might drop the idea.
Does anyone have any additional ideas or features they'd like to see?

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Post by Brf » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:21 am

What is wrong with my slot machine... in Virtual Casino? It has a Progressive Jackpot too, and partial match awards and selection of Cash type and stuff....

What is "Shop 3"? Never heard of it....

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Post by Supa.Snarg » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:52 am

The ability to tie several slot machines from different forums together. I am not sure of the terminology of it, but it would be like a Super Jackpot.

Example:

Slot machine is running on forum X, Y and Z. A percentage of all gambles on all forums would be kept in the Super Jackpot fund. A user on forum Y hit's the Super Jackpot and collects the combined winnings from all forums.

I hope that makes sense.

Edit: By fourm X, Y and Z I mean www.forumx.com, www.forumy.com and www.forumz.com.

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Post by Thoul » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:19 pm

Brf wrote: What is wrong with my slot machine... in Virtual Casino?


I never said anything was wrong with it. I've never heard of it, really, but it's hardly like it would be the first time two similar mods were developed. Based on the next line, it sounds like your mod wouldn't be working with the shop mod anyway, which is the major goal I will be working toward with my mod.
Brf wrote: What is "Shop 3"? Never heard of it....


http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=353738
Despite the abandoned marker on the thread, it's pending validation for the mod database. It's the update of Zarath's Shop, which has been quite popular among the RPG-style sites and similar for a few years. The Link's old slot machine (I just butchered his name, but his slot machine is linked in one of the early posts of the Cash mod topic) had an add-on to work with it, and my mod is intended to be a replacement for them. The Cash stuff I'm just doing because I've already done it for another mod and just have to copy half of it over to this one.
Supa.Snarg wrote: The ability to tie several slot machines from different forums together. I am not sure of the terminology of it, but it would be like a Super Jackpot.


I see what you mean. I've done something vaguely similar, as far as connecting forums together like that, in the past. Definitely a possibility. Thanks for the suggestion! :D

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Post by Brf » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:11 pm

Oh Zarath's Shop. Yeah. I heard it was in the queue, same as Vurtual Casino is.

I kind of brushed off Zarath, when I first saw his Mods, without DBAL and templates, but I had heard that this latest one was alot better. I have not had a chance to look at it actually.

You should take a look at my Slot machine... I put some thought into its animation. It is amazing what you can do there with a little ingenuity... My next step there, once it is approved, is to use Ajax to do the updates, and avoid the images reloading with every spin.

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Post by Thoul » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:24 pm

Brf wrote: I kind of brushed off Zarath, when I first saw his Mods, without DBAL and templates, but I had heard that this latest one was alot better. I have not had a chance to look at it actually.


Yeah, I sort of know what you mean. His old mods were hard to adapt to a site sometimes. Most of them were started back in the day, when DBAL and templates and $lang weren't enforced so much and a lot people didn't use them in mods. Lots of sites used his stuff anyway, and people tend to stick with what they know.
You should take a look at my Slot machine... I put some thought into its animation. It is amazing what you can do there with a little ingenuity... My next step there, once it is approved, is to use Ajax to do the updates, and avoid the images reloading with every spin.


Hm, maybe I will sometime. But I'm still going to make my own. ;)

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Post by Brf » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:57 pm

Thoul wrote: Hm, maybe I will sometime. But I'm still going to make my own. ;)


No problem :D

I thought I would share, so you didnt have to re-invent the wheel. Log into Castledoom using Demo-1/phpbb-1 and check it out.

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Post by yexusbeliever » Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:07 pm

If it is easier for you two to work together on this project, I like to see that happening. It seems that two brains are better than one. :)

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Post by beggers » Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:19 am

Thoul wrote:
Brf wrote:I kind of brushed off Zarath, when I first saw his Mods, without DBAL and templates, but I had heard that this latest one was alot better. I have not had a chance to look at it actually.


Yeah, I sort of know what you mean. His old mods were hard to adapt to a site sometimes. Most of them were started back in the day, when DBAL and templates and $lang weren't enforced so much and a lot people didn't use them in mods. Lots of sites used his stuff anyway, and people tend to stick with what they know.
You should take a look at my Slot machine... I put some thought into its animation. It is amazing what you can do there with a little ingenuity... My next step there, once it is approved, is to use Ajax to do the updates, and avoid the images reloading with every spin.


Hm, maybe I will sometime. But I'm still going to make my own. ;)


Sounds great. Let me know when you've got something and I'll install it on my Vegas site!

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Post by Brf » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:17 am

beggers wrote: Sounds great. Let me know when you've got something and I'll install it on my Vegas site!


Have you looked at Virtual Casino? It has Blackjack, Video Poker, and Keno, as well as the Slot Machine....

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Post by Elias » Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:17 pm

Having 2 MODs do the same or sounds doing the same is okay. It means there competition going on :twisted:
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Post by tHe LiNk » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:51 am

Thoul wrote: The Link's old slot machine (I just butchered his name, but his slot machine is linked in one of the early posts of the Cash mod topic)


*climbs up from the grave* I forgive you! By the way, lets see some code!

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Post by Thoul » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:34 pm

Thanks. :)

Unfortunately I had to postpone working on this for a while, due to some new commissioned work. I may have something that works well enough for a beta next month, but probably not before then.

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Post by Brf » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:39 pm

Well.... be sure to check out my new Ajax one.

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