RELEASED: KeyGuard 4.1.1 demo with animated bitmap cursors!

This forum is meant for announcing new plugins, downloading other people's plugins, posting questions, etc.

Moderators: time-killer-games, Vengeance66, Candle, reneuend, GM-Support

RELEASED: KeyGuard 4.1.1 demo with animated bitmap cursors!

Postby ShadowHunter » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:07 pm

Hey all,

After several weeks of work and tons of feedback from beta testers I did not only manage to make version 4.0.0 bug free but also added some great new features in version 4.1.1 :D

Many of saw already the compiled demo but now the actual plugin, source demo and user manual are available for dowload :D

What's new:

1. Added support for animated bitmap cursor, watch the demo it's really GREAT... I'm so pleased with this effect :wink:
2. Added methods for bitmap cursor movement limitation, so the bitmap cursor is only rendered in a user defined area
3. Added support for hotspot rotation in addition to cursor rotation for creating incredible puzzels
4. Possibility to start bitmap cursor rendering via frame properties, now you can immediately start a frame with a bitmap cursor
5. Fixed error when starting full screen
6. Fixed resetlastframe command when reloading the same frame
7. Fixed SetCursor command to coordinates of AM instead of screen coordinates
8. Fixed possible pixel shift on rotated images
9. Fixed blank screen issue when using transitions but no bitmap rendering
10. Fixed several minor issues and cosmetics

The demo:

Image

Image

The demo shows a small game using:

1. Animated bitmap cursors with hover effects (ghost and candle)
2. Dynamically updating the whole frame via KeyGuard (lightning effect)
3. Loading hotspots via random timers (spooky light in mansion window)
4. Use of keystrokes (start, restart and exit)
5. Alternative methode for displaying text then the AM default way (messages on top, with transparancy)

I'm sure the demo will convince you why I like to call KeyGuard 4 the Extreme Gaming Interface for AM :wink:

You can download the plugin and source demos from my website, you can either download the full package or only the plugin.

http://www.shadowhunter.co.uk

Please let me know should you encounter any problems :wink:

Thank you for your intrest, I hope you'll like it :D

With best regards,

ShAdOwHuNtEr
Last edited by ShadowHunter on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:06 pm, edited 8 times in total.
User avatar
ShadowHunter
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 1304
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:37 pm
Location: Belgium

Postby mercedes » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:13 am

Awww...Im not going to be able to try this either!..i have to wait till you release it..grr..:x

JK~ I should have a whole new pc by next week..yayy--including Keyboard....:D

Alternative methode for displaying text then the AM default way (messages on top, with transparancy)


The messages thing..is awesome..!! I've wanted that for so long.. I don't like the bouncing the messages do--You know when one displays....I gather it doesn't do that anymore Shadow..?

I can't wait for release..animated cursors! ..This is fantastic..:D

By the way,....I'm having difficulty keeping up with your plugins Mister!

:D
User avatar
mercedes
VIP
 
Posts: 2460
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:43 pm
Location: Canada..~

Postby Imari » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:20 am

Wow, that demo is ***wonderful**, ShadowHunter. So many possibilities. I really need to get to work on something again. :D
User avatar
Imari
VIP
 
Posts: 872
Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:49 pm
Location: Virginia, USA

Postby reneuend » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:51 am

LOVED the demo! I can't wait to get my hands on the new plugin! :D
---


Image
Image
User avatar
reneuend
Administrator
 
Posts: 2691
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:37 pm
Location: Midwest Cornfield, USA

Postby ShadowHunter » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:37 am

Hi all,

Thanks for your nice comments :D I hope no one encountered problems whilst playing the demo?

[EDITED]@Mercedes: you can try it, I made sure (with your problem in mind) that you can start the game using mouse clicks too :wink:

The displaying text is coded in AM, you don't need KeyGuard for that... no it does not show the pop-up frame :lol:

Well, off to updating the user manual...

With best regards,

ShAdOwHuNtEr
Last edited by ShadowHunter on Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:51 am, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
ShadowHunter
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 1304
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:37 pm
Location: Belgium

Postby Vairon » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:56 am

Really impressive! You are a factory of great ideas, is just what I needed.
User avatar
Vairon
Forum Master
 
Posts: 500
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:40 pm
Location: Spain

Postby Mystery » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:35 am

I didn't have the problem, it was Mercedes :P

Anyhow, very impressive demo! :D
User avatar
Mystery
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 2990
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:12 am
Location: Switzerland

Postby ShadowHunter » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:51 am

Arghhh sorry Mystery... seems I did it again :oops:
User avatar
ShadowHunter
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 1304
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:37 pm
Location: Belgium

Postby Mystery » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:57 am

Lol, I start getting used to it :lol:
No problem ;)
User avatar
Mystery
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 2990
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:12 am
Location: Switzerland

Postby Lyberodoggy » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:08 am

This was absolutely great. Too bad that I can't start projects on my own since I can't design the graphics. I 'll try to make something without too much of an effort but probably it won't go out of my hdd...
User avatar
Lyberodoggy
Administrator
 
Posts: 2519
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:31 pm
Location: Athens

Postby ShadowHunter » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:41 pm

Hello all,

I'm proud to announce that KeyGuard 4.1.1 is available for download via my website:

http://www.shadowhunter.co.uk

The package includes:

1. OCX and PL1 file
2. Puzzle demo source
3. Animated bitmap cursor demo source
4. Instruction manual PDF

I hope you will enjoy this latest release :D

With best regards,

ShAdOwHuNtEr
User avatar
ShadowHunter
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 1304
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:37 pm
Location: Belgium

Postby reneuend » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:59 pm

:D :D GREAT! :D :D


Thanks, ShadowHunter!!!!


I'm going to redo my two games and have them available by next weekend!

-Get Out of the Dark
-Texas Shoot Em
---


Image
Image
User avatar
reneuend
Administrator
 
Posts: 2691
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:37 pm
Location: Midwest Cornfield, USA

Postby ShadowHunter » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:40 pm

Hi reneuend,

You are very welcome, please let me know if you encounter problems...

Looking really forward to try your games :D

I'm also very happy with your upcomming tutorials in BBB... I'm sure it will motivate other users to try KeyGuard :P

With best regards,

ShAdOwHuNtEr
User avatar
ShadowHunter
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 1304
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:37 pm
Location: Belgium

Postby drummerac » Wed May 06, 2009 7:17 pm

Hi everyone,

is there another email address for shadowhunter, he is not replying to mails and I need a registration code asap.

Btw, I made a donation to him.
User avatar
drummerac
Member
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:07 pm
Location: Ireland

Postby Mystery » Wed May 06, 2009 7:20 pm

Since he gets a lot of spam, sometimes he might miss a regular email.
He is checking the forums regularly, therefore I would suggest you to send him a private message :)
User avatar
Mystery
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 2990
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:12 am
Location: Switzerland

Postby ShadowHunter » Thu May 07, 2009 8:20 am

Hi drummerac,

Sorry for the late reply... Mystery is correct, I receive approx. 500 mails per day on my domain email... hence some are lost in the spam filter.

I was also abroad yesterday, unable to read my mails... so no worries :wink:

I have access to my home computer (where I have the keygenerator) this evening arround 7.00PM, I'll make sure the first thing I do is send you a key 8)

BTW: Thank you for your very generous donation. That is really appriciated :D

With best regards,

ShAdOwHuNtEr

drummerac wrote:Hi everyone,

is there another email address for shadowhunter, he is not replying to mails and I need a registration code asap.

Btw, I made a donation to him.
User avatar
ShadowHunter
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 1304
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:37 pm
Location: Belgium

Postby drummerac » Thu May 07, 2009 12:13 pm

You are welcome shadow,

your plugin is useful to me.
User avatar
drummerac
Member
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:07 pm
Location: Ireland

Postby ZeornWarlock » Fri May 08, 2009 2:39 am

Hi ShadowHunter,

In the animated cursor demo, just seconds after I click start I get this error page which displays the following... (It even repeats the error!)

ZW.
Attachments
Shadow-Plug-in-Error.jpg
Shadow-Plug-in-Error.jpg (49.57 KiB) Viewed 23936 times
You have to make some to understand some.
User avatar
ZeornWarlock
Expert Member
 
Posts: 347
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:52 am
Location: In front of the monitor.

Postby Mystery » Fri May 08, 2009 2:56 am

I've tried it again, but cannot reproduce the error.
Can you reproduce it? And if you can, what exactly are you doing?
User avatar
Mystery
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 2990
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:12 am
Location: Switzerland

Postby mercedes » Fri May 08, 2009 5:18 am

Sometimes I get this with Keyguard and the errors cascade like crazy down the screen..--But it's something I'm doing-- wrong scripting--

When it happened to me, i was using an improper cursor and or path to get to cursor..I was trying the default one at the time and a few others..

Any chance u we're trying out cursors/icons at the time..?
User avatar
mercedes
VIP
 
Posts: 2460
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:43 pm
Location: Canada..~

Postby ZeornWarlock » Fri May 08, 2009 5:32 am

I did nothing; I just tried the demo to see what it was like. When the demo starts, I can see the options like start game etc... So I click start with the mouse, the animated ghost cursor appear and boom, the error message.

Also, it is hard to exit that page since the feature to exit via Esc. is disabled.

ZW.
You have to make some to understand some.
User avatar
ZeornWarlock
Expert Member
 
Posts: 347
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:52 am
Location: In front of the monitor.

Postby Mystery » Fri May 08, 2009 6:03 am

You should be able to exit with "x" :)
User avatar
Mystery
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 2990
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:12 am
Location: Switzerland

Postby mercedes » Fri May 08, 2009 6:43 am

Also, Ctrl and Q should work...

When did u download the demo..? Did u just do it today..

Just guessing here..I see the post has been edited which is why I mention it..in case u downloaded it a while ago and it was updated afterward..
User avatar
mercedes
VIP
 
Posts: 2460
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:43 pm
Location: Canada..~

Postby ZeornWarlock » Fri May 08, 2009 7:18 am

Mystery & mercedes...

The demo crashes so fast I did not even notice the x option to quit especially that the demo stretches big time on my monitor as it is not locked on a particular size.

So far I have no problem with the other demo, thought. The one with the shredded scroll puzzle that is, which is odd.

ZW.
You have to make some to understand some.
User avatar
ZeornWarlock
Expert Member
 
Posts: 347
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:52 am
Location: In front of the monitor.

Postby mercedes » Fri May 08, 2009 11:00 am

Sounds like it might be these two issues here..maybe..?

4.Possibility to start bitmap cursor rendering via frame properties, now you can immediately start a frame with a bitmap cursor
5. Fixed error when starting full screen


Which is why i wondered if it was downloaded a while ago..or only today..

I'm going to download it now too..I was going to wait for new pc..But I can try this now..new pc is gonna take a bit longer..

By the way You press X on the keyboard..not on screen..But I guess u don't want to open up demo and do this all day right..:lol:
Just thought i'd mention it..:D

Peace
User avatar
mercedes
VIP
 
Posts: 2460
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:43 pm
Location: Canada..~

Postby reneuend » Fri May 08, 2009 6:02 pm

ZeornWarlock wrote:Mystery & mercedes...

The demo crashes so fast I did not even notice the x option to quit especially that the demo stretches big time on my monitor as it is not locked on a particular size.

So far I have no problem with the other demo, thought. The one with the shredded scroll puzzle that is, which is odd.

ZW.



Should I be envious? It sounds like you've got a really nice system! :shock:

Excuse me, my system finally finished loading. I can get back to work now!
---


Image
Image
User avatar
reneuend
Administrator
 
Posts: 2691
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:37 pm
Location: Midwest Cornfield, USA

Postby ZeornWarlock » Sat May 09, 2009 6:24 am

reneuend,

Envious about my PC? lol, I doubt it, it's a really old piece of machinery. :P

ZW.
You have to make some to understand some.
User avatar
ZeornWarlock
Expert Member
 
Posts: 347
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:52 am
Location: In front of the monitor.

Postby reneuend » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:20 pm

I just got done using the animated image cursor! Awesome! It's so easy to use too! Thanks ShadowHunter!
---


Image
Image
User avatar
reneuend
Administrator
 
Posts: 2691
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:37 pm
Location: Midwest Cornfield, USA

Postby ShadowHunter » Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:02 am

Thanks reneuend,

I'm happy to learn you gave it a try and like it :D Cannot wait to see what you came up with :wink:

BTW: I'm almost done with another major release... I'm so, so pleased with it... took me, so far, 3 months to code part one of the plugin... yes, it features 2 modules... but no worries NOT a single line of code must be used :D

Expect more detail in the comming weeks.

Again, thank you for your nice comments and good luck.

With best regards,

ShAdOwHuNtEr
User avatar
ShadowHunter
Forum Admin and Games Page admin
 
Posts: 1304
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:37 pm
Location: Belgium

Postby Lazypookzz » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:44 am

The same thing with de demo happens here. It crashes as soon as I start with the same error messages as ZeornWarlock... :roll:

Downloaded it last week.

Edit: since I entered the registration key it doesn't happen anymore :wink:

Thanks ShadowHunter!
User avatar
Lazypookzz
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 135
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:25 pm
Location: below sea level

Next

Return to The Plugins Corner

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron