Monday, March 16, 2015

Application and Website Updates

Application and Website Updates

Whilst there hasn't been any updates published over the last couple of months, a lot of work has continued to go into DartMan, with particular focus on the online elements. Hopefully, this update will improve things further again, and enable more players to be able to play online with video using their webcams. There has also been updates to the website. Details of all changes are as follows:

DartMan Application (version 2.2.1.8)

Updates

  • Added a Clear Scores button to the Cricket game, to allow players to clear the currently entered scores to correct mistakes.
  • Fixed some areas where connecting to the server for Online play may not work or retain a connection.
  • Combined UDP Hole Punching techniques with UPnP Port Forwarding to try increase online connectivity percentages.
  • Previously uploaded log files are now deleted from the log folder on start-up.
  • In game chat messages are now automatically scrolled to the bottom, so the latest entry is always immediately visible.
  • Chat messages received while the relevant window is not in focus are displayed in the notification area, so they are not missed.
  • Improved the performance of the Hole Punching methods so more users should get online.
  • Ability to use webcam when playing offline, against Computer or Human opponents.
    • When using this feature, a new tab will appear showing your dartboard view from your webcam.
    • Any scores of 170 or over will be saved, as well as checkouts of over 80.
    • These images will appear on the website when viewing the game details
    • Note: You must enter your score prior to taking the darts out of the board to ensure the image saved shows your darts in the board!

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug which meant that if Rematch was chosen very quickly after a match ended, the game just finished would not be saved to the database, and subsequent games also weren't saved.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when playing against the computer where, on the computer throw, if you use the up arrow to try edit your previous score, a row was inserted in the wrong place.

DartMan Website

Updates

  • Changed the location for Online Games in the Recent Games lists to "Online" instead of the location of the game starter.
    • An icon is also displayed to indicate the online game.
  • The View Game page now shows any images that were uploaded as part of that game. These images include scores over 170, and checkouts over 80.

Bug Fixes

  • Removed the "played in" phrase prior to displaying the location of a game in the View Game screen, which means that large locations don't skew the stats display.
  • Fixed display of the bottom navigation menu.
As always, feedback, comments or suggestions are welcome. Please provide in the comments here, or via the Contact page on the website.

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