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MY GAME! [Jan. 10th, 2006|06:40 pm]
Beemer


So, here it is! My job for the last 3 years! The hurricane landfall game!

http://www.dd.ucar.edu

Go! Look! Play! Learn about disasterses!

And I have a special request for all my LJ-friends: I just threw together these webpages (which are skeletal and, I freely admit, hideous-looking) over the last two days. If y'all could just glance over them and let me know if you see anything broken or hideously misspelled or anything like that, I would HUGELY appreciate it. I want to send out a bunch of official announcements tomorrow, and it would set my mind at ease to know that somebody besides me had looked at it first.

Also: we've having a contest to try and come up with a better name. Feel free to make suggestions here or by email!

Clarification: The project that the game is part of is "Disaster Dynamics", which is a name we like; the game itself is currently called "Hurricane Landfall", which we don't like for reasons detailed on the contest page. I'm looking for a new name for the game.
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From: orbitalmechanic
2006-01-10 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yay!!!!!!!!

Also, the first sentence on the first page should be broken into at least two sentences. I didn't see obvious typos in a quick read-through.

Also, you know, congrats.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-10 11:39 pm (UTC)
What?! The devil you say! That's only 30% as impenetrable as most academic sentences!

Okay, yeah. Fixed, thanks!
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From: thetarnishedowl
2006-01-10 05:58 pm (UTC)
I'll spend some time with it. I just sent you a name suggestion: "Landfall"
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From: thetarnishedowl
2006-01-10 05:58 pm (UTC)
Another name idea: "Category 5"
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From: thetarnishedowl
2006-01-10 06:03 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! "Landfall: Category 5"
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[User Picture]From: ocschwar
2006-01-10 06:17 pm (UTC)
Jars are 404.
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[User Picture]From: da_lj
2006-01-10 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah. And uh cain't download the game, neither. [*]

[*] OK, that was a lame joke. But I'm just itching to try it out. :)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-10 11:26 pm (UTC)
Fixed!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-10 11:25 pm (UTC)
Fixed! Thanks!

I changed the naming convention and then forgot to, y'know, actually rename the jarfiles.
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[User Picture]From: tdjohnsn
2006-01-10 08:10 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That is very cool!
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[User Picture]From: drdeleto
2006-01-10 08:23 pm (UTC)
So is the game called "Disaster Dynamics" or "Hurricane Landfall"?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-10 11:30 pm (UTC)
Technically, I think it's "Disaster Dynamics: Hurricane Landfall". (The Hurricane Landfall Game is a part of the Disaster Dynamics project.) "Hurricane landfall" is the part we're trying to improve.
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[User Picture]From: ocschwar
2006-01-11 09:24 am (UTC)
Since hurricane names end at W, you could add a little justice to the world by calling the game "Disaster Dynamics: Hurricane Xena."
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-01-10 08:24 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: toosuto
2006-01-10 08:47 pm (UTC)
Hooray!

Your nav bar jumps around a bit when moving from page to page.

Personally, I like Disaster Dynamics. It lends itself to a good logo...
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-10 11:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's because the navbar is a big hack. That's part of the "not pretty yet". =)
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[User Picture]From: ng_nighthawk
2006-01-11 09:27 am (UTC)
I've got it:

Hurricane Tycoon

Walmart will love it.

Er, wait. You say you're not selling to Walmart? Huh.
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From: detailbear
2006-01-11 03:49 pm (UTC)

So far

http://www.dd.ucar.edu/walkthrough.html

Introduction
- four players who are connected to one another via the Internet.

Player Roles
- four roles: a hotel manager, a local resident, a local shopkeeper, or a vacation resident.

Getting Started
- four player roles: a hotel manager, a local resident of the town, a local business owner, and a vacation resident of the town

Gameplay
Negotiating
conditional support. This was introduced in the fourth section of this walkthrough

Vote Outcomes
Even though the proposal failed once, it doesn't mean that it can't be voted on again. However, someone else has to propose it since each player can only propose something once.

What happens at the end of Round 3?
- including the decisions you made in each of the three rounds, the problems that arose, and the resolutions


http://www.dd.ucar.edu/instructors.html
- will provide a preliminary overview of Hurricane Landfall from a teaching perspective and outline the game's numerous and varied potential applications for the classroom

http://www.dd.ucar.edu/troubleshooting.html
- link to http://www.dd.ucar.edu/bugreport.html not functional

Problem: I have some other problem not described here.
- E-mail link incomplete.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-11 11:03 pm (UTC)

Re: So far

WOW! Thanks, Kevin, that's an enormous help! I would never have seen those typos.

Fixed 'em all!

(Bug report page. I knew there was something I'd forgotten to write...)
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From: detailbear
2006-01-12 03:07 pm (UTC)

Re: So far

You're welcome. (Do I call you Beemer, or is that a reserved name?)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-12 03:21 pm (UTC)

Re: So far

Call me Beemer. The only people who call me "Seth" are family and co-workers. =)
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