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kaboekieman

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Inventory?
« on: July 06, 2011, 12:02:16 PM »
Hi all, I've just installed Java JDK, Android SDK and Quicktime and I'm looking forward to find out if HAC has all the right attributes for making my Android App.... I want to make a gamebook app with an inventory system (just like the early "Choose your own adventure" booklets two or three decades ago). For example if you picked up a key in section4/page4 you can use it to open a door on section10/page10...

I have to find out if it's possible to make this using HAC? but I have my hopes up ;)

Greeting to all, Jeroen (from Amsterdam, the Netherlands) 

Malkom

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Re: Inventory?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 01:30:29 PM »
Hi all, I've just installed Java JDK, Android SDK and Quicktime and I'm looking forward to find out if HAC has all the right attributes for making my Android App.... I want to make a gamebook app with an inventory system (just like the early "Choose your own adventure" booklets two or three decades ago). For example if you picked up a key in section4/page4 you can use it to open a door on section10/page10...

I have to find out if it's possible to make this using HAC? but I have my hopes up ;)

Greeting to all, Jeroen (from Amsterdam, the Netherlands)


Hi Jeroen

Welcome to our forums.

I saw your post in the “Talk Android” forums and left a short answer although it hasn’t appeared yet:-

http://www.talkandroid.com/android-forums/android-development-answers-tutorials-code-snippets/9813-new-dev-tool-android-hypernext-android-creator.html

Yes you could make such a gamebook using HAC as HyperNext is a general purpose programming language. HAC borrows many ideas from Hypercard which was very popular on the Macintosh platform and allowed many people to make their own programs with interactive books being very popular.

In both HAC and Hypercard a card is associated with a screen and each program can have many cards of which only one can be visible at any one time - much like a book. Cards can hold controls such as buttons, text and multimedia.

Anyhow, I guess the hard part will be designing your inventory system and implementing it in HyperNext. The HyperNext Studio forums currently have a lot more content than the HAC forum here and much of the code will work on either platform.

http://www.tigabyte.com/forums/index.php


By the way, most of the core content of the HyperNext language will run on Android devices and we are in the process of adding more Android specific features.

Malkom
« Last Edit: July 06, 2011, 01:32:54 PM by Malkom »
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kaboekieman

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Re: Inventory?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 02:29:22 PM »
Thanks for replying so soon Malkom... (by the way did you know there is an excellent movie called malcolm ... hihi)
But on topic: I appreciate your help, If HAC turns out to be just what I need to make my app I will gladly pay the the small fee for the full version. Can I ask for help if there is some regarding my design which I can't figure out by myself?

thanks and have a great day,
Jeroen



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Re: Inventory?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 06:53:27 PM »
Thanks for the movie info - I'd never heard of it before.

You should be able to do a lot with the trial version as it will build for both Emulator and Android devices.

Unfortunately we don't have any time to help with design or even programming but can just help with some programming points in the forums.

Regarding programming and HAC - a good place to start is the short tutorial for an "Hello World" program and HAC's in-built help. Hypernext Studio also has a QuickStart PDF with it and although it wasn't meant for HAC it does explain about the HyperNext language in tutorial form. You can get it from here:-

http://www.tigabyte.com/hnfiles/downloads.html

Once you understand how to write  a program in HyperNext then you'll be in a better position to see how your Inventory design might be implemented in it.

I hope its fun.

Malkom


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