I recently changed my server from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 and in the process decided that to avoid having to upgrade everything later, installing PHP 7.2 before migrating the sites would be a better option than staying with the default PHP 5.4. This was a good idea – mostly. It forced me to upgrade… Continue reading SMF 2.0 on PHP 7.2
Within Shartak there are two main factions – natives and outsiders. To make things somewhat realistic (and interesting), when they first start off there is quite a hefty language barrier in that a native can’t really understand an outsider and vice-versa. This situation can be improved by gaining the various language skills that help with… Continue reading Shartak internals – speech and translation
The map for Shartak is held in a database table with over 140,000 rows in it. Each row corresponds to a single location on the map, also called a tile. The initial island map was generated automatically based on a simple bitmap image with varying colours for the different terrain types. Since 2005 there have… Continue reading Shartak internals – Maps and movement
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying to figure out IPv6. Having worked through some of the IPv6 certification at http://ipv6.he.net/ I now have an IPv6 enabled web server and mail server as well as IPv6 connectivity at home via tunnelbroker.net I thought I’d update Shartak to allow access via IPv6 as well… Continue reading IPv6 and Shartak
Before you start complaining, I didn’t go crazy and add a dodgy midi track to the Shartak website. I stumbled across a forum thread this evening and apparently Shartak players are forming their own record label. Once finished, the Heads Down tracks will be available at a MySpace account – http://www.myspace.com/headsdownriot *EDIT* URI of MySpace… Continue reading Shartak – now with added music
Following some recent advertising on Urban Dead and the removal of the 300 player limit, Shartak now has over 650 players and things are starting to get interesting.
For the last few months I’ve been working on a web-based multiplayer game set on an island where you have to explore, fight animals, and watch out for strangers. It’s an MMORPG similar in style to Urban Dead but with a different theme. The name of both the game and the island, is Shartak and… Continue reading Shartak