[rfk-dev] robotfindskitten - web version

Peter A. H. Peterson pedro at tastytronic.net
Thu Mar 26 16:58:42 PDT 2009

Quoting Lajcik:
>    I actually got quite a kick into this and managed to put together a
>    'mostly final' version in the few evenings this week :) You can check it
>    out at [1]http://robotfindskittenonline.org/ :)

Hey, looks great! I really like the ASCII stylings... but then, I

>    Id like to apologize for borrowing the logo without asking first, but as i
>    started to give the site some shape i decided that i can never come up
>    with anything as good and charming. I meant to ask but i sorta finished
>    sooner than i expected. If you prefer i didnt just tell me, ill remove it
>    instantly.

It's really no problem, there is no "official" logo for rfk, I just
made those up as part of the website.

>    If theres anything you feel i should have included or done differently -
>    please tell me.

First off, it's really slick.

Second, the status area of the game should be at least two lines deep.
(The POSIX version is three, but that's because an underline is used
for the bottom line.) In the top left, it should say
"robotfindskitten" followed by the version number, which has
historically been: v$MAJOR.$MINOR.$NKI where the major number is the
major version, the minor number is the minor version number (although
usually ridiculously long (see screenshot), and $NKI is the number of
NKI in the pool (not on screen).

Then, after the animation of robot and kitten, it's supposed to have a
red "Heart" suit character. I notice that your character set has card
suits, so it should be doable. The "HEART" was taken out of the POSIX
version because of character set issues... I guess that's your call.

Anyway, more importantly, after the animation it's supposed to say,
"You found kitten! Way to go, robot!" Unfortunately, there's a bug in
the POSIX version right now so it's not always visible on terminals...
that reminds me that we need to fix it.

That's all I can really think of... anyone else?

Oh yeah... would you be willing to let us post the sourcecode on the
website, etc.? See the "submit a port" page on the website for all the
requisite details.

Thanks again, and great work!


Peter A. H. Peterson, technician and musician.
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