[MUD-Dev] in-game vs web-based boards (was: Geometric content generation)

John Buehler johnbue at msn.com
Tue Oct 2 21:22:38 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001


Vincent Archer writes:
> According to John Buehler:

>> Task switching is one approach, which Asheron's Call permits.
>> Note that AC Explorer, a sort of electronic Fodor's for Dereth,
>> is not a browser-based application.  It is custom-built for the
>> problem that it solves.  Why not integrate that into Asheron's
>> Call?  Task

> It's already done, of course.

> AC's "Decal" system lets you integrate things into the game
> proper, and one of the things done is DPS (Dereth Positioning
> System), which acts exactly like AC Explorer, but in game and
> without the map.

Oh no.  Well, I guess I've been thoroughly indoctrinated now.  I
only think in terms of features that a Microsoft product would
implement...

For others who are unfamiliar with the Decal stuff, I tripped over
the following site:

  http://www.net-marks.com/decal/

Thanks for the information, Vincent.

JB

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