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- - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-06 04:30 Edited 2011-07-09 21:43
I present to you one of my very first Gosu games, WhirlyGigs. I made it a few months ago but forgot to publish it :P
The original version was written (by me) in a small step-up to programming... thing called Scratch. Link: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/Jwosty/900352
In it, there are three bodies: the red one (the largest), the orange one, and finally, the yellow one (the smallest). Each orbits around another at the given speeds (changed with the sliders at the bottom of the window). The red goes around the center of the screen, orange goes around the red, and the orange is followed by yellow. The yellow circle draws a path, following where it has been. Space to reset orbits/clear pen marks, and the sliders are color coded to match the circle who's speed it modifies.

The source and wrapped versions (currently only wrapped for Mac) are attached.

Oh, and have fun!

***It would be appreciated if someone would post a Windows wrapped version; if this happens, I will add it to the topic post.***

Known bug(s):
Currently, the grip can be dragged outside it's slider. I'm working on fixing this little by little; probably won't be fixed for a while.
Attachment: WhirlyGigs.zip - Source (238k)
Attachment: WhirlyGigs.tar.gz.zip - Mac App (9609k)
Parent - - By jlnr (dev) Date 2011-07-06 05:42
You don't need to use MediaFire, you can just attach the source as you attached the image files. *lazy, waiting for Mac app* :)
Parent - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-06 14:00
Ohhhhhh okay! Thanks! Also, I'll upload the Mac app now.
Parent - - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-06 14:07
Aaarg. It won't attatch the mac app; the page just never loads... :/
I'll try again later
Parent - - By jlnr (dev) Date 2011-07-06 14:18
I occasionally have this problem, just hitting the button again usually works.
Parent - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-06 14:42
Okay thanks.
Parent - - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-06 14:43
Hmm... If I wait long enough, a page comes up that says 'Input exceeds maximum allowed size or is corrupted.'
Do you have any idea why this is happening? I'll try repackaging and rearchiving it and see if it lets me attatch it after that.
Parent - - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-06 14:46
Nope. Still won't work :O
Parent - - By jlnr (dev) Date 2011-07-06 15:24
Oh, maybe your game is simply too big. I think the limit is at 10 MB right now. I'm leaving right now so I can't confirm or correct that limit :)
Parent - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-06 16:26
Huh. I guess people will just have to run it from source... xP
BTW, the zipped app is 10.3 MB (10,328,089 byes). I never thought it was THAT big! Maybe I'll try using something other than zip and see if it's small enough. Thanks!
Parent - - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-06 16:57
Okay, got the app posted succesfully. Although, at first I tried a common archive combonation: WhirlyGigs.tar.gz. That was still over 10 MB, so I just zipped that up. Now the file is WhirlyGigs.tar.gz.zip, and I unzipped and tested; it works fine. Have fun! :D
Parent - - By jlnr (dev) Date 2011-07-07 08:34
Works! You can get the .app size down a lot by deleting from the included Ruby std library (in Resources/lib, next to your own code). I just included the whole library in case anyone would need it.

Nice. Draws some crazy stuff :) Only bug, I got some weird artifact on the side of the screen sometimes just after hitting space (looks like a vertical line segment).
Parent - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-07 22:12
Thanks for telling me that; I think I'll do that right now! Also, I just realized that I don't need the Chipmunk library either. I'll get rid of that too.
Parent - - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-07 22:13
Where on the screen? Do you mean if you press space too fast, there are some left over lines?
Parent - - By jlnr (dev) Date 2011-07-08 10:38
Image attached.
Parent - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-09 21:42
Hmmm... Now I know what you mean; I've gotten this same thing before. I don't even know why it's doing it! That shouldn't happen: It sets it's position once before the update method. :/
Parent - - By Dahrkael Date 2011-07-07 10:32
hey, i never thought about this gameplay, nice game.
I found that using your known bug, you can move the three sliders at the same time, that draws really cool stuff.
Parent - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-07 22:14
Thanks!
Haha, my cousins found that too when I showed this to them. They were having so much fun with it xD
Parent - - By RunnerPack Date 2011-07-08 03:18
Cool! Try: 18, -13, 23

Another "undocumented feature": The sliders "physically" range from -30 to 30, but you can actually slide them past the ends.
Parent - - By Jwosty Date 2011-07-08 16:32
Hey, that's pretty cool! :D

I know about that, that's the known bug, haha. But thanks for the input!
Parent - By RunnerPack Date 2011-07-09 15:43
Oh. It sounded like a different bug from your description...

BTW, thanks for sharing it; it's really fun to play with.
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