New website improvements

Dec 2, 2007, 5:58 pm
#1
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I tried to set this up similar to the old Jconserv forums.

I remember Somagu and blob were moderators on the old one, so I will make you guys mods again. Was there anybody else?

If you have any other ideas for improving this website (styles or forums or whatnot) then post them here

I plan to make this more than just a forum... we can also have a Wiki, download links (for LIVAN, IVANT, etc. so that you guys don't have to use rapidshare or something), and more. Any other ideas?
Dec 2, 2007, 6:20 pm
#2
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Looks nice. Is this hosted on your own server? Of course Wiki is needed. Can it host multiplayer IVAN when somebody writes one?

About mods, Atomic was the boss on jconserv.

AFAIK this is the fourth forum in IVAN history, not counting the Sourceforge forums. On the first IVAN forum we had a dark theme as default, and at jconserv we had it as an option. We also had a logo at jconserv (not sure about the original two), and at the first forum we had customized IVAN-themed icons, I think Atomic has them but had problems with convincing jconserv admins to use them, but I am not sure.

The name "IVAN Mods"... I think Arcane is right, if you modify the executable, it is usually called a 'variant' or a 'patch'.

Download links? You mean you can host our variants/mods here? The site were my 3d patch is currently on sucks (it did not when I created the first version), so I would use that.
Dec 2, 2007, 6:39 pm
#3
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Thanks, it's on my server (one that I bought, I don't actually have a physical server in my room). I'll set up the Wiki. And yes I guess it can host multiplayer, if somebody tells me how to set that up too

I'll try to find a nice dark theme ... I remember the banana / pickaxe logo, but I didn't save it so if whoever made it can send it to me, I can put that up. Atomic should send me the icons too, I'll probably put them up unless they look horrible, which I doubt

Changed the forum name to Variants

Yeah, you could definitely host your Ivan 3D here. I'll work on setting it up so you can upload files asap. I might just make that part of the Wiki
Dec 2, 2007, 7:48 pm
#4
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Great The theme I mentioned was the same as is on the Greatboard forums (subBlack). And the icons were just bananas, slimes, boxes, and swords from IVAN, resolution is low but I think they are appropriate.
Dec 3, 2007, 3:19 am
#5
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Ok thanks for the theme name, I installed subBlack now.

Here's a demo of the downloads page:
http://www.attnam.com/downloads.php

I couldn't find any suitable addons so I programmed that. Right now I have to manually add files but I'm working on it so that you guys can upload files

I also added the Quick reply thing
Dec 3, 2007, 3:26 pm
#6
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You cant add avatars currently, it looks like the chmods are broken
Dec 3, 2007, 6:14 pm
#7
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Well, having more members would certainly be an improvement. How many of the others know about here I wonder?
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Dec 3, 2007, 6:28 pm
#8
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Somehow people did manage to find jconserv although there were not many links to here. Everybody who knows IVAN knows its homepage, and Greatboard forums are linked from here, and from there we could get to jconserv before, and now to here. There is also a direction on my 3D patch site (which I plan to demolish since it needs to be moved here; capristo, will it be possible to host a page with screenshots here?) and on RogueBasin. Also on the Wiki which does not work, I plan to visit that site from time to time, maybe it gets online for a moment and I'll be able to steal its soul. Are there any else? Okay, googling finds some other strange sites. I put a link on the IRC channel.
Dec 3, 2007, 10:55 pm
#9
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Ah- good point herself. Avatars work now

Yeah hopefully people will find it through greatboard or the chatroom. I also emailed Atomic

Z yes I'll let you host screenshots here too.
Dec 4, 2007, 1:56 am
#10
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ALIVE ! THEY ARE ALIVE ! WE SURVIVED YET ANOTHER CATACLYSM !

ok now. thanks capristo for makin all this stuff.
No need to make me mod here, i ve never really been one actually. BUT YOU CAN GIVE ME POWER IF YOU REALLY WANT :U

And Hey everybody. Its been a long time.
Dec 4, 2007, 5:13 am
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Yeah, I'm with blob on this one, you don't need to make me a mod if you don't want to, I never really even used my powers that much. But if you DO want to do so, feel free.

Pardon me if I don't show up for a while, I'm still alive, but I'm not as active as I was before. Might not read every single post.
Dec 4, 2007, 9:52 pm
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Yay! Blob & Somagu! You're alive!
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Dec 4, 2007, 10:24 pm
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Indeed. Nothing has changed, 'cept for my avatar ( incredibly drawn by a very talented friend )
Dec 4, 2007, 10:27 pm
#14
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Does anybody have the banana & pickaxe logo image from Jconserv?
And is there anyone who actually wants to be a moderator?
Dec 4, 2007, 10:31 pm
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You ll find all my logo versions here http://ftarabout.free.fr/hors%20site/
( they are all called Ivan Something )
Dec 4, 2007, 10:45 pm
#16
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If Atomic, Blob and Somagu all turn down Modship, I'll accept it. I'm a logical choice, as I am one of the more active ones.
Dec 5, 2007, 12:09 am
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I didn't say I didn't want to be a mod, I just said that if you don't want to give me modship, it's fine with me.
Dec 5, 2007, 1:20 am
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Thanks Blob! By the way you ought to create a topic and post all of your IVAN art again.

Somagu - I know, I was just wondering if there was anybody who was really interested in it. I'll go ahead and make you and chaostrom mods. You are now officially banana grower encouragers
Dec 5, 2007, 1:49 am
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I'd like to thank you, capristo, for buying this domain, and setting up the forums and a wiki, you're a good person.

Also, thanks for making me a mod again.
Dec 5, 2007, 11:26 am
#20
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Quote
I didn't say I didn't want to be a mod, I just said that if you don't want to give me modship, it's fine with me.

Well, I did say if

And I second the above post. I do believe it's the first time someone's given money for the cause
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Dec 6, 2007, 4:10 am
#21
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capristo wrote
Thanks Blob! By the way you ought to create a topic and post all of your IVAN art again.

Aahhh the story repeats itself ...
Dec 6, 2007, 5:55 am
#22
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You're welcome guys, it wasn't much though .. I would gladly donate more to the actual devs if it would get them to work on the game some more
Dec 6, 2007, 11:35 pm
#23
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I know one thing we need here is an incarnation of Ye Olde Q&A Threade; I just wouldn't feel right starting it myself, but someone has to.
Economists are people who see something work in practice and wonder if it would work in theory.
Dec 7, 2007, 2:19 am
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Done, and done. Thanks for reminding me.
Dec 7, 2007, 11:02 am
#25
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Blob wrote
capristo wrote
Thanks Blob! By the way you ought to create a topic and post all of your IVAN art again.

Aahhh the story repeats itself ...



Hey, what can I say. Your art brings IVAN to life.
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