Tomenet Windows Client

Additional files for the client such as sound, music or fonts.
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Lightman
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Tomenet Windows Client

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Hi,

I'd like to offer all players of TOMENet my new Windows client written in VB.Net. I have pressures back in the real world, so I won't be able to do much with it for now, but I am giving permission to Tangar to distribute it. You are welcome to have the source code as open source, the only problem being that I want to do the open source licensing properly and I am a bit short of time. Other people will be able to expand on it.

I need to explain that it is a wrapper for the normal Tomenet Client and adds window management, scroll bars, panels, a web browser and a gallery. It can never replace the normal client because it uses it as a wrapper. None of the great work that the Tomenet dev team do on the client will ever be wasted or replaced. Non-windows users can get it from a virtual machine if they want to use it.

Over to Tangar

Thanks for reading

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Re: Tomenet Windows Client

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Tangar's tileset, addon, guides & maps: English TomeNET page ||||||| Russian TomeNet page
http://youtube.com/GlazGame — streams in English // http://youtube.com/StreamGuild — streams in Russian
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Re: Tomenet Windows Client

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DOWNLOAD of client and source files:

http://www.tomenet.eu/downloads.php
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Re: Tomenet Windows Client

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PROBLEMS:

1) Main problem is scale
This image shows how it looks at default scale with _maxed_ font size
http://postimg.org/image/6n67useon/
A lot of unused empty space :(

You could help with it, if you would use virtualBox scaling 1.25 (guide http://www.tomenet.eu/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=757). It would look like this:
http://postimg.org/image/ccmgf3kuv/
Still there is empty space which could be used to increase font size and possible width.

Same thing with graphical variant:
http://postimg.org/image/4g1z6v9ef/
Its uplayable because of small scale :(

Tabs (character overview, equipment & etc) also unscaled:
http://postimg.org/image/dzbo0bwwn/

2) Button for TomeNet Home doesn't work. Would be nice to have another button for TomeNet Monster search @ mikaelh's TomeNET site

http://postimg.org/image/vf5u20vvb/

If anyone know how to code - please help. There is source files available, lets try to make it work!

First step could be publishing code to GitHub may be? I have no idea how to develop such projects :)
Tangar's tileset, addon, guides & maps: English TomeNET page ||||||| Russian TomeNet page
http://youtube.com/GlazGame — streams in English // http://youtube.com/StreamGuild — streams in Russian
My chars @ angband.oook.cz

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Re: Tomenet Windows Client

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The wrapper has been added to the downloads section. It requires the normal client to work and needs to be placed into the same folder as TomeNET.exe, if I understand it correctly. ;)

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Re: Tomenet Windows Client

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Yes, that's right.

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Re: Tomenet Windows Client

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Lightman, thanks for a developing windows client :) Its good concept, but to use it active it needs some polishing IMHO

How I play at classic client:
http://i64.tinypic.com/sbolxj.jpg

How to improve windows client:
http://i68.tinypic.com/ri7p7o.jpg

Crucial thing in TomeNet - information. Its essential to have as much game messages at screen as possible. Tabs are nice looking but almost all players know hotkeys and its not really comfort to use mouse to click on them.

1) imho it would be better to go without any buttons. Then there would be more space for messages :)
2) there is a same message appears twice (harbringer has left....). In classic client the same, but I hided it with window border of "main window" (check 1st screen)
3) there is empty row at the bottom of "game messages"
4) it would be awesome to have tomenet borderless (pseudo-fullscreen). if we get rid of header we could get 1-2 row of game messages extra.

Final picture of windows client in my imagination:
http://i67.tinypic.com/105xsut.jpg
Tangar's tileset, addon, guides & maps: English TomeNET page ||||||| Russian TomeNet page
http://youtube.com/GlazGame — streams in English // http://youtube.com/StreamGuild — streams in Russian
My chars @ angband.oook.cz

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