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 Post subject: Sentry Gun terminal program
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:11 pm 
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Now that the Leicester weekend is over, I'm finally giving away my sentry gun terminal program to whoever wants it.

It's in Flash so it probably doesn't help you if you own a real GRiD, but it should work on most other computers.

How it works:

Stage 1:

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Entirely made up by me. ;) Leads into...

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Setup screen. Move around and set options with the four cursor keys. When you've finished press SPACE to move on to...

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Firing screen (the business end). Press F to fire! Temperature goes up, ammo counter goes down. If you get bored of that, press Z to put it in 'auto' mode. This will just fire at random intervals until the ammo runs out, at which point it will start again. A single pixel in the lower right corner confirms that you're in auto mode.

Pressing R will restart the simulation.

Pressing A, B, C or D will change the letter in the upper corners for a different gun. Purely cosmetic.

That's all! The .swf file is attached to this post. I hope you like it. :)

sentryFinal.swf [26.03 KiB]
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:13 pm 
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Awesome Mike, you've stolen my lunch hour!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:24 pm 
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thanks Mike, that's awesome.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:27 pm 
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I had this running on one of the PC’s at the NSC and I must say it totally rocks.

Nice one Mike.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:28 pm 
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This is the coolset thing ever!!!! Excellent job on the scripting and nailing the look of the GUI. I use flash alot myself and had always wanted to author the sentry gun program, no need now of course since you did a perfect job on this, thanks for sharing :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:36 pm 
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Very well done Mike! :D

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Excellent work Mike.

Now if I can only figure out how to do this.
TECKNO VIKING & puters don`t like each other :(

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:51 pm 
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Jason,

Download this file:

http://www.mediafire.com/?4si9btlyz0u

Stick this file and the flash file in the same folder, and double click this file.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:57 pm 
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Cheer`s Allan :D

Doing it right now :D

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Wooo Hooo Teckno Viking has Sentry Guns.

Thank`s again Mike for this wonderful New toy :D & Allan for showing the technophobia Teckno Viking how to use it :D

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groovy :D

and it didnt cost £200 unlike my x box :(


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:shock: Great stuff, Mike.

AS USUAL.

I"m on a PC right now, but it should run on a mac, should it not?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:49 pm 
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Mac... I hope so. Tell you what, when you get a chance let me know whether it works or not. If it doesn't I think I can make a standalone or 'projector' file. Or something. :oops:

Thanks for the kind words everyone. This is the same program you may have seen running on Osmotic's laptop at the NSC, or CplTony's at SoonerCon last year. I thought it was time to share. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:54 pm 
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Thanks, Mike, I'll keep you posted.







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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:00 pm 
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Well you beat me to it; I was just starting this in Flash for my old IBM Thinkpad with docking station that looks very much like a GRiD!

Thanks for sharing though - pictures of this running soon I hope :D

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Thanks Mike!!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:41 pm 
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Mike, this is so cool! And I don't mean to sound ungreatful, but would there be any way to work in gunfire sounds from the film when you press the fire key?

That would be the icing on the cake. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:05 pm 
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Thanks, Mike.

It's always nice to see other people's Sentry Programs. That's three in existence now (as far as I know). All done in completely different ways.

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Thanks Mike! Great Job.

Now someone who knows what they're doing needs to step up and do something similar for the old Grids. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:26 pm 
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very nice! i like it, alot!

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WAAAAY too cool Mike! Thanks for posting this :D

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:28 pm 
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Thanks everyone. I did try the gunfire sound but it didn't sound great - plus I thought it more logical not to hear it. :P

Re file formats - I thought a .swf was universal but apparently it's not. Sorry about that. I have now made standalone files for both Mac and PC. You can download them here. Much larger file size but they should run on any PC or Mac (I hope). Maybe someone can let me know.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:45 pm 
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We just have to figure out how to run this on a GRiD!!!! :shock: :D

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Wow that is very cool, been messing arround with the original swf file and instantstorm to convert it to a screensaver (without much luck :? ) is it possible to convert the new macromedia file to a screensaver does anyone know ?????

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:32 pm 
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Just so DSB doesn't feel alone out there... :wink:

I too was interested in having gunfire sounds added. True enough it would be logical that we wouldn't hear it, but going on the movie the crew could hear the muffled sound of gunfire from the sentry guns (even through the barricade and sealed pressure doors :wink: ). They were pretty darn loud! :D

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