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Welcome to GameActive.Org

This site is currently set up to support the "Zombies, Mutants, and Undead oh My" (ZMUohMy) text based MUD that is based on the Project Red Dwarf game systems. It is an extension to the DarkMud 7400 Laboratory for Project DarkStar (PDS) from JavaOne 2008.

Update(July 21, 2013)
Added login support and a guest:guest account. Some content added and better CSS use to Galactic Dust and some general cleanup. Character management next then some game mechanics.

Updates(July 12, 2013)
Added graphics and better CSS use to Galactic Dust and a bit of JavaScript to test out Yahoo's hosting. Almost ready to add the Login support.

New Project(July 4, 2013)
Well, seem DarkStar is fading and I can never find the time to into this. So, I'm startng a simpler game that I've been developing for about 20 years now. It's working title is now Galactic Dust and I've structured it so that I can add bits and pieces as time allows.

Now on YAHOO (May 20, 2012)
Ok, I finally gave in and  gave up using my onw servers for the site. It's now on YAHOO. No free time to do anything else, but at least it will always be up. Also note the new contact e-mail address.
You can build the Server and Client and run locally. If I do get time, I'll bring up a game server as before. Good hunting.

Still Busy (Nov 11, 2011)
Removed the Client download files since they were way out of date. The best Client can be had by getting the project with SVN and building the Client and Common projects in NetBeans.

Still Busy (Nov 4, 2011)
Day job still taking up all my time. Have shut down the game until I can fix the Follow-Me bug. It doesn't affect game play, but it does spew out error messages on the consol log.

Clean Ups (May 24, 2011)
General page and link clean up.

Update (Mar 10, 2011)
Been a bit busy with the day job. Have a new plan for the Client. Going to move to hot keys and icons. Using the standard UI keys like 'C' for character sheet, 'J' for quest journal, etc. and having the ENTER key switch between hot key and text command entry modes. This moves the UI to pop-up windows and icons for movement also. Stay tuned to see how it goes.

Update (Dec 7, 2010)Added the PositionMessage to the MessageFactory and a first cut at displaying red dots where things move.
This is the basic framework. Now to add better avatar management and smooth movement. Only Windows client is up.

Update (Nov 7, 2010)Updated the properties file to show all the Hallways. This will give you an idea of how large the complex is.  The northern rooms and the Physical Plant rooms will also display in the 3D Client as you wander around.
Next step is to work on the MessageFactory to support broadcasting Arrival events to all Clients. This will allow a real time display of activity (i.e. people and things moving around).

Latest Update (Oct 9, 2010)
Have the first cut at the room display in the 3D Client. It generates a 3D map of the explored rooms.
On the down side, the model loader does not support jar embedded files, so the Client is now in a ZIP archive. Just download into a temp directory, unzip, and run as a jar.

More Stuff (Sept 25, 2010)Added an expaination of how the Room and Item loader works. Also started modifying the properties file to include position and dimensions information of Rooms. This info will be sent to the Client for display.

New Stuff (Sept 18, 2010) 
Update the notes on the Client and added notes on playing with the 3D. The code repository is updates with the 3D stuff an I'm woroking on getting the depoyed Client updated.

New Stuff (Sept 9, 2010)
Added notes on the move to Slipstream and adding a 3D view to the Client.
The svn project has the new Client code also. Still working on the WebStart release of the Client.

You can download the Java Client by clicking on the DOWNLOAD CLIENT icon. You'll need Jave 3D installed to run it. Working on a non-3D and a 2D Client.

This is an open source Java.net project DarkMud-Redux. New site as of Jan 2011.

If you have questions or coments, please submit them to admin@gameactive.org for review.

     
Last Updated: July 21, 2013
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