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Re: BOB 4.7.8

Postby milo67 on Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:39 am

BOB rocks. Always has. Had a bit of a problem lately, tho. Today, actually. When I enter a game, "Initializing BOB" notification comes up and does not go away. Wiped Cache. Removed 4.7.8. Removed Greasemonkey. Reinstalled Greasemonkey and 4.7.8. Still happens. Any sort of debug info I can look at?


UPDATE: Works now. 4.7.9 may have fixed it. Or, more likely, just a wetware error.
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Re: BOB 4.7.8

Postby sherkaner on Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:59 pm

Angus Khan wrote:Ok, found where the site shows spoils, the view HUD option was messing me up, have a 16x9 monitor and there's a wrap problem, which is why I like HUD at 1000 (1200 would even be better).

The snapshots option is great in fog games, the bug works like this: Take snapshot, wait a round, examine old snapshot and revert to live, works fine. ANALYZE snapshot and then revert to live, all the armies disappear, and the map just has blanks where armies (or even question marks) should go. If you'd like, I can create some foggy games and we can play them and you'll see what I mean. Maybe I'll even play badly so you can have my points for your troubles... ;)


Ok, HUD can now be set at 1200. The thing where all armies disappear is not limited to the snapshot as far as I can tell. The numbers are actually an image that is generated on the server. If for some reason the image can't be retrieved, the armies disappear (happens too when you refresh alot for some reason). Couldn't correct it, but when it happens BOB now asks whether you'd like to refresh the entire page (which solves it).
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby chipv on Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:39 am

Parsing XML problems should be ok on the 4 afflicted maps most notably Philippines.

(Pelopponnesian,WWII Europe and Europe 1914 were worked around already, I believe)
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby jnd94 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:11 pm

PROBLEM:

I recently downloaded the new update. Iv'e had BOB and everything else for over a year now, and no problems before.

Now all of a sudden, my games won't load. The little white sign saying "BOB initializing", stays on my screen forever. I can see the map in teh background, but this thing never leaves. :?
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby jnd94 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:23 pm

I've uninstalled everything (including greasemonkey), and re-installed it, and no fix. Also, clicky doesn't seem to be working, even when I disable BOB. I thought they were 2 different things?
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby sherkaner on Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:06 am

I'll be on vacation for the next 2 1/2 weeks, so don't expect a fast solve if anything stops working the next few weeks
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby Cyantist on Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:30 pm

Any support/compatibility for Greasekit in the works?
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby 6evil9 on Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:50 am

Hey, will it be possible to have option to chose how many dice to throw?
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby Shino Tenshi on Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:04 am

6evil9: No option would be possible, since I don't believe the site's code would allow for it. Though I'm not sure why you would want to throw less dice? The decision to do so in the standard set of rules for Risk is based on not wanting to advance 3 guys automatically, which doesn't happen on this site.
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby Shino Tenshi on Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:06 am

Any chance that a counter for total missed turns could be added... perhaps in brackets beside the current turns missed? It would be a helpful reminder for who to nail with poor gameplay feedback for missing many turns without deadbeating.

Thanks! :)
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby jpcloet on Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:24 am

Shino Tenshi wrote:Any chance that a counter for total missed turns could be added... perhaps in brackets beside the current turns missed? It would be a helpful reminder for who to nail with poor gameplay feedback for missing many turns without deadbeating.

Thanks! :)


Good suggestion!
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby PepperJack on Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:52 am

Shino Tenshi wrote:Any chance that a counter for total missed turns could be added... perhaps in brackets beside the current turns missed? It would be a helpful reminder for who to nail with poor gameplay feedback for missing many turns without deadbeating.

Thanks! :)


This is already in BOB, you just have to turn on extended stats.
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Re: BOB 4.7.9

Postby sherkaner on Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:28 am

Back from vacation..

ryansigg wrote:Any support/compatibility for Greasekit in the works?

Not really. One of the reasons to use JQuery was to make it more compatible for things like this.
But I don't know the differences yet between greasemonkey and greasekit. And from what I've seen by trying to find those, I don't think it will be easy to make compatible.

@PepperJack: thanks for answering that one. Maybe if a game is finished a summary would be better in stead of the stats, the average time suggestion would fit there too.

@6evil9: Shino is right, if you have 4+ troops you will throw 3 dice. If you mean how many times to attack, there's no clean solution with the way the site works atm.
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Snapshots disappear and potential recovery?

Postby Lincecum on Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:13 am

Hi gang.
Does anyone ever experience BOB snapshots disappearing - as in all of them? Firefox just hung/crashed on me, and when I restarted it all of my snapshots were gone. This has happened to me once or twice before, but I had (perhaps mistakenly) attributed those disappearances to browser upgrades - no such change this time.

Which brings me to my more important question: is there any way to recover them?

Thanks,
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Re: Snapshots disappear and potential recovery?

Postby sherkaner on Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:45 am

Lincecum wrote:Hi gang.
Does anyone ever experience BOB snapshots disappearing - as in all of them? Firefox just hung/crashed on me, and when I restarted it all of my snapshots were gone. This has happened to me once or twice before, but I had (perhaps mistakenly) attributed those disappearances to browser upgrades - no such change this time.

Which brings me to my more important question: is there any way to recover them?

Thanks,
Lincecum


BOB uses the user preferences of firefox to store them. If you go to 'about:config' (URL in firefox) and search for 'BOB' you should see some lines, 1 for all options in BOB, 1 for the list of snapshots and 1 per snapshot. If the 1 per snapshot-line is missing (the actual data), there's no way to retrieve it.

I don't know what happens when FF crashes. But I'd say it doesn't usually remove those preferences.. I'll try to find out something about that.
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