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shading request
PuzzleLover
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1033
Best Total: 38m 17s
Posted - 2008.02.27 04:46:12
foilman, could you save the shading state of a puzzle in progress when the shading is turned off?  Shading can be distracting so there's a good reason to want to turn it off and back on.

Saving shading state in saved puzzles isn't as important, but would be nice.

Tilps, since you're adding shading to LoopDeLoop (hooray!) could you also save shading state?  Thanks.
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1720
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2008.02.27 08:49:38
Switching shading on and off again and keeping squares shaded is already working in the new "Flash" version of the puzzles - which I'm hoping will appear sometime in the next week or two. Just need to iron out a few bugs and make it a little more stable before opening it up to general use.

It currently doesn't save shading state, but it's very easy to add in. I probably won't be adding it to the existing javascript version though...
Tilps
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4320
Best Total: 20m 22s
Posted - 2008.02.27 09:06:21
Hrmm, I can easily add saving shading state except for one issue.
Currently for square grids the default save format is a nice pretty one a person can look at and understand.  For non-squre grids I use a custom format which is useless for a person, but I can keep arbitary data in it without problem.

I could change it so that it uses the custom format whenever the grid has data in it which can't be represented by the pretty format - but if you've clicked solve, the puzzle may contain such information even if you can't see it.  Is it reasonable to assume that if you've turned off the display of shading you don't want it saved?
PuzzleLover
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1033
Best Total: 38m 17s
Posted - 2008.02.28 01:49:19
Thanks guys, I'll look forward to the releases!

Tilps, it's reasonable to insist that saving shading state only happen when saving while shading is displayed.
Naivoj
Kwon-Tom Addict
Puzzles: 314
Best Total: 33m 50s
Posted - 2008.02.28 03:39:36
Quote:
Originally Posted by foilman
... in the new "Flash" version of the puzzles - which I'm hoping will appear sometime in the next week or two. Just need to iron out a few bugs and make it a little more stable before opening it up to general use.
Hello Foilman,
In case this a good time to ask, since you are currently doing enhancements with this upcoming flash version, it would be nice to have color available in the Forum Puzzle Editor
Regardless thanks you for all the work you have done and continue doing on this site, it is truly appreciated.
Tilps
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4320
Best Total: 20m 22s
Posted - 2008.02.28 12:43:09
Quote:
Originally Posted by puzzlelover
Thanks guys, I'll look forward to the releases!

Tilps, it's reasonable to insist that saving shading state only happen when saving while shading is displayed.

Well I've done the minimum amount of work to get shading kind of useable from a players perspective in LoopDeLoop Beta 31 - if you want to try it out and tell me what sucks/doesn't that would be great.

There is alot more shading work left to be done - but I plan to do that in the next phase which involves me breaking the settings save file format in a drastic way. (There is just too many options to the solver/generator now to keep adding them one boolean option at a time)

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