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[Work in progress] [Resource] PC Dice Roller

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vukovinski

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« on: <12-04-13/0557:34> »
Hi guys!

I'm currently working on a Shadowrun SR5 Dice Roller for GM's. The roller currently supports normal rolls (5d6, 1d6, etc.), pushing the limits, macros such as skill tests, skill tests with edge, attribute + atribute tests (composure, memory, judge inten., etc.). The roller works with character files, and loads the characters attributes and skills from a file. It has a built in character creator (only for writing att's and skills!).

Its still work in progress, so I'm only posting some screens for now, latter on, when I write the documentation, I'll release a public beta version. And finally, when I finish the GUI I'll make an official release.

All suggestions are welcome!

EDIT: Documentation written, public beta released!

DOWNLOAD:
DiceRoller-SR5-free
Documentation (Also in the above link)


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Rainslicker

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« Reply #1 on: <12-04-13/0730:44> »
Well to be honest its hard to give suggestions on something thats not done.
In the console it looks just fine and I will be interested to see how you work out the GUI.
I got a few questions.
What language are you writing it in?
Would it be possible to add a character creator to it as well, so that you have like a full suite?
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vukovinski

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« Reply #2 on: <12-04-13/0747:21> »
@Rainslicker
Firstly, thanks for the comment!  ;)
I'm writing this in Python 2.7, as I believe Python  is the most rewarding language for this problem, because of its syntax, and because of its deployment options. I'm considering creating a Django powered web application, or a C#/C++ powered desktop GUI. (Thought both of these will require major code rewriting.)
Regarding the character creator, I think it really is possible, tough the biggest problem would be scripting gear, just because the sheer amount of it. If I commit to implement a character creator, I'll also add sprites/spirits, and spells/complex forms, and AI's as objects/classes.

P.S. Also regarding desktop GUI, I kinda think a split console-gui window would be a perfect solution, because the console can be used to quickly perform many rolls just by typing, and there would be a fallback UI for users not confident enough with console applications, and possibly, as a character creator/editor.

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Rainslicker

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« Reply #3 on: <12-04-13/0854:56> »
Aright cool.
If you need help with coding or just throwing some ideas I am more then willing to do such.
I know quite a bit of programming... since thats kinda what I work with.
I like the thought of the split console UI since I prefer console applications at times and for such a thing I believe that console is easier to work with.
I am not sure if I would go with a desktop version, maybe do a html version rather so you can put it out on a site... but thats just me.
It all depends on how far you want to take this.
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« Reply #4 on: <12-06-13/0540:26> »
Released a public beta version, check the first post!  ;D