Σάββατο, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

Site updated

It was time to update my webpage. I finished the major update several days ago but I was too lazy to write it on this blog. :P

Anyway, the update was quite big but only programmers will fully understand the true difficulty of this update. I edited both the code of the arcade and the forum so that when someone registers at the forum, automatically registers at the arcade too. So after a long research to understand how the forum code works (the arcade coding was quite simple) I managed to edit it so it updates both the arcade and the forum's user databases. With that knowledge in hand I created a small login feature on the main page of my website. It creates the both the dx cookie (my cookie for future purposes) and the arcade cookie, so if you login though the main page you'll automatically login into the arcade too. Also, I managed to transfer the shoutbox of the arcade to the main page. This will be the main shoutbox as it doesn't have limited features and such.

These updates come with some restrictions though:
  • You now can't register in the arcade. If you wish to access the arcade as a registered user, you have to register in the forum and you'll automatically register in the arcade with the same username and password.
  • Now the lowest level of password encryption is md5 and sha1 combination. This is because it's the encryption method of the arcade and I think that it's too complicated to try to change that.
  • Password reset have been disabled in the forum and of course in the arcade. If you want to reset your password contact dx4 through the contact form. Include your registered e-mail (or send the request from it) otherwise password reset will be impossible. Your new password will be sent to your registered e-mail after a confirmation e-mail.
Finally, the last update is that I made the contact form of my website active. That was pretty simple because I had left only one thing to do to complete the form.

Πέμπτη, 15 Μαρτίου 2012

TheDxSite.info created

I've purchased the thedxsite.info domain so my webpage will be there from now on. I'll keep the old website but I won't make any further changes there.

I will add many things in the new website. Most of them will have to do with stuff I learn from the university I go. 95% of the website is transfered already with no mistakes. The new format is xthml, for my own pages at least.

The free hosting website is http://www.000webhost.com/.  I strongly recommend it since it gives you many good stuff for free and has NO ADS. That is superb since ads (except from being annoying as hell) ruined the xthml format I wanted so bad to make.

Feel free to browse my new website and send me mail if you find that something isn't working well. I expect a few bugs at the begging but I know I'll be able to handle them.

Παρασκευή, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

Dx Solitaire program completed in Visual Basic 6

I proudly announce the completion of the solitaire I was making. As I have said before I haven't seen a similar solitaire anywhere so I still consider my solitaire unique. I'd like to mention that I made this program using Visual Basic 6 and not the 2010. Although it may be hard to install it on windows 7 I prefer using Visual Basic 6. I have tried VB2010 but I spend some hours trying to find a way to enable the items (the cards) to be dragged and dropped. Eventually I gave up on VB2010 and returned to my favorite VB6 where to enable dragging, all you have to do is a click.

Anyway. let me begin explaining the game:
As you can see, there are nine slots. Of course there is the deck which I didn't include in the screenshot. You are allowed to draw only one card each time, this card will be the card you can use. By this I mean that if you draw an Ace and then you draw another card (a J of hearts) the Ace won't be available until the J of hearts is played. (it works like a stack)
In this solitaire only the numbers count, you don't have to worry about the color (red and blue) or the type (hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades). You can store any card in the 2,4,6 and 8 slots but you can store only 1 card, you can withdraw a card from those slots and use them any time you want. In slots 1,3,7,9 you must place cards from 7 to King in order (7-8-9-10-J-Q-K). In the slot no5 you must place cards from 1 (the Ace counts as 1) to 6 in order, when the top card is 6, then you can place an Ace. For example a correct order would be 1[Ace]-2-3-4-5-6-1[Ace]-2-3...
You win when you have successfully placed all the cards in the 1,3,5,7,9 slots. Of course you lose if you reach to a point where no move is possible.

The chances of winning are very low, I would call it difficulty level dx. I will soon place the program in my site to be available for downloading. Please inform me and give me credit if you'd like to use it in a way other than just playing yourself.\

This entry will be edited as soon as I release a stable version of Dx Solitaire.