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practicerl - A Practice Roguelike for me practice with!
« on: June 05, 2016, 12:20:25 PM »
I like roguelikes, and so I want to try creating one. At first, I'll simply be following the libtcod for python tutorial to get a hang of how this works. But, due to technical errors (errors which cost me a grand total of 4.5 hours of coding time spent staring at various g++ compiler errors going "********* THIS IS WHY I USE INTERPRETED LANGUAGES!") it will be implemented in Python 3.4.3 using just the builtin curses library.

I fully expect that to lead to all kinds of... fun when I get to things like A*, FOV, and level creation, but that's the limitations imposed by my dev environment. On a related note, if anybody has experience getting libtcod, cffi, and/or tdl to install on a 64 bit Chromebook and would like to share that with me, I'd be most grateful if you could pass that wisdom on.

https://github.com/jonathanabennett/practicerl

Right now, this repo just has my curses test to ensure curses would even work using a CodeAnywhere container, and a readme describing in more detail just what I'm hoping to accomplish. Feedback is welcome, but anybody telling me to try another language will be ignored. I'm doing this as a hobby for fun in my free time. My day job already has me learning Javascript. Until I learn that, I'm not going to try picking up Ruby, Java, or (God forbid) C++ so I can do a fun hobby in my free time. And I'm not implementing anything as complex as a Roguelike in Javascript. I'd rather beat my brains out with a large hammer.

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Re: practicerl - A Practice Roguelike for me practice with!
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 12:50:13 PM »
which cost me a grand total of 4.5 hours of coding time spent staring at various g++ compiler errors

Why did you stare at compiler errors for 4.5 hours?

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Re: practicerl - A Practice Roguelike for me practice with!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 01:27:49 PM »
which cost me a grand total of 4.5 hours of coding time spent staring at various g++ compiler errors

Why did you stare at compiler errors for 4.5 hours?
Well, first cffi wouldn't compile because my g++ wasn't up to date. Then tdl wouldn't compile because the correct SDL libraries weren't installed. Then libtcod wouldn't compile because 32bit vs. 64bit. So I switched to pygame and pygcurses for Windows compatibility. Which promptly refused to compile to Python3, though it happily did so for python2.7. At this point, I was about to throw in the towel completely when I read that codeanywhere gives you an SSH term inside your browser, meaning I can do it all from inside Chrome on my chromebook.

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Re: practicerl - A Practice Roguelike for me practice with!
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 02:56:29 PM »
I've got code up to implementing the map created. If someone was feeling really generous and wanted to have a look at it and let me know what they thought, I'd appreciate it. Quick note though, this is literally the first time someone I don't know has looked at code I've written. Please be nice, I'm looking for actionable criticism like "When I do (x), I usually do it this way." Rather than just "That's a pretty crappy way to do (x), what were you thinking?!"

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Re: practicerl - A Practice Roguelike for me practice with!
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2016, 06:20:15 PM »
Is it possible you tried to install Pygame for Python 2.7 on top of a Python 3 installation? There is a separate archive for compatability with Python 3. Also, if you're on Linux, shouldn't you be able to do something like "apt-get install python-pygame"?

On a lighter note, if you haven't already stumbled upon it, I always found this little article to be inspirational (but not to be taken literally, of course).

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Re: practicerl - A Practice Roguelike for me practice with!
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 12:19:11 AM »
Is it possible you tried to install Pygame for Python 2.7 on top of a Python 3 installation? There is a separate archive for compatability with Python 3. Also, if you're on Linux, shouldn't you be able to do something like "apt-get install python-pygame"?

On a lighter note, if you haven't already stumbled upon it, I always found this little article to be inspirational (but not to be taken literally, of course).

As always,
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I have both pythons installed because most of my code is written for Python2.7 and I don't plan to update it to 3.x because I rarely, if ever, run it. Despite my best efforts, I could not get it to work. Since I'm more interested in working on a Roguelike than chasing down compatibility issues, I will keep working with my current rig until I get to something too complex for me to figure out without a library.

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Re: practicerl - A Practice Roguelike for me practice with!
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 11:06:17 AM »
which cost me a grand total of 4.5 hours of coding time spent staring at various g++ compiler errors

Why did you stare at compiler errors for 4.5 hours?

Was this actually Krices first ever attempt at humour? If so it *almost* was funny. But it probably wasn't meant to be humorous, so I guess all is right with the world once again.
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Re: practicerl - A Practice Roguelike for me practice with!
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2016, 09:47:13 AM »
Was this actually Krices first ever attempt at humour? If so it *almost* was funny. But it probably wasn't meant to be humorous, so I guess all is right with the world once again.

I took it as questioning my sanity. As in, "Why the hell would you do that to yourself? Go do something more fun and ignore the roguelike for a while!

On an unrelated note, a Python question about dictionaries and functions for those who know. I want to keep my key bindings in a Python dictionary. I also don't want to have 8 different movement functions (one for each direction). How can I store both the function and it's options in a dictionary? I tried nesting dictionaries but it's just not working for me. I'll start a new post with coffee snippets as soon as I recover from this crazy work day.

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Re: practicerl - A Practice Roguelike for me practice with!
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2016, 03:00:26 PM »
i clicked on this post because the title made me laugh out loud.

thank you, and good luck!
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