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Author:  Navy_Vet [ Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Login Screen

I want to have a decent menu when a player logins to my server. Right now it is just the Trade Wars default.

What do I need to use to create a cool menu and where/how do I start?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and respond.

Author:  Micro [ Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Login Screen

TheDraw is the original favorite, but you would have to run it in DOSBOX...
I guess PabloDraw is your best bet for Windows...
I just Googled "ANSI editors", and there are a lot I haven't heard of...
I use notepad, but that requires an advanced understanding of ANSI codes...

Under "command center/config/server settings", uncheck "Default" next to the Startup and/or Description menu settings. You can then create the "intro.ans" and/or "desc.ans" files in your program folder.
You can also specify a game info file under "command center/config/games settings/info file"
You can't specify a logon or logoff screen... You would need an actual BBS if you want to go that far...

Author:  Micro [ Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Login Screen

I have been trying a few of the new ANSI editors.

Sixteen Colors
HTML 5 browser based editor - Interesting, but it doesn't seem to be able to save as an ANSI file.

Multiple platforms - The windows version looks pretty easy to use. You can draw boxes easily using the outline option and there is a draw mode. Documentation is missing, but I managed to figure out esc brings up the main menu and you can save in a variety of formats.

appears to be linux only.

Not downloading... The download is packed with RAR... and I refuse to download it... It looks incredible though... Probably better than Pablo Draw...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/tundrad ... p_redirect
Well documented and easy to use... No advanced features though...

Author:  Cruncher [ Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Login Screen

I really like PabloDraw.

To see some very nice ansi work, look at the description for game M on my server. Mongoose is the artist.

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