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Author Topic: Westward! Online game based on Oregon Trail.  (Read 3450 times)

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Westward! Online game based on Oregon Trail.
« on: May 02, 2011, 01:18:29 AM »
I've just finished an online game that some people might be interested in.

It's called Westward!, and it's based on an early version of Oregon Trail.

Let me know what you think. It's at http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/westward.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 06:12:41 PM »
It was fun. It's better than the artificially difficult versions we tend to see nowadays- more in keeping with the original.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 09:26:41 PM »
Looks fun i'll give it a try tmw as im abit knackered at the moment to give it the right amount of attention it deserves.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 11:25:32 PM »
Thanks both of you.
free resources:
Teleleli The people, places, gods and monsters of the great city of Teleleli and the islands around.
Age of Fable 'Online gamebook', in the style of Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf and Fabled Lands.
Tables for Fables Random charts for any fantasy RPG rules.
Fantasy Adventure Ideas Generator
Cyberpunk/fantasy/pulp/space opera/superhero/western Plot Generator.
Cute Board Heroes Paper 'miniatures'.
Map Generator
Dungeon generator for Basic D&D or Tunnels & Trolls.

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 02:58:31 AM »
There is a little glitch in your form validation. I was playing soldier with $250 starting money. I had spread out my money to exactly $250 but was under the minimum values. The error message on the submission page said I had spent over $250.

Other than that, the game is fun even if I suck at it :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 03:02:27 AM »
If you enter a number that's less than the minimum required, it increases it to the minimum. So the system would have looked at the new total, and seen that it was over $250. So it's not an error exactly, but it isn't very user-friendly. I'll think about how to make that work better.
free resources:
Teleleli The people, places, gods and monsters of the great city of Teleleli and the islands around.
Age of Fable 'Online gamebook', in the style of Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf and Fabled Lands.
Tables for Fables Random charts for any fantasy RPG rules.
Fantasy Adventure Ideas Generator
Cyberpunk/fantasy/pulp/space opera/superhero/western Plot Generator.
Cute Board Heroes Paper 'miniatures'.
Map Generator
Dungeon generator for Basic D&D or Tunnels & Trolls.

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011, 03:10:02 AM »
I figured that may have been the case, it just made me flick back and forward twice and then get out a calculator to make sure my brain hadn't failed me some how... until I noticed I missed a minimum. :)

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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2011, 03:46:03 AM »
I've changed that part of the game. It now gives the message that you've entered less than the minimum.
free resources:
Teleleli The people, places, gods and monsters of the great city of Teleleli and the islands around.
Age of Fable 'Online gamebook', in the style of Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf and Fabled Lands.
Tables for Fables Random charts for any fantasy RPG rules.
Fantasy Adventure Ideas Generator
Cyberpunk/fantasy/pulp/space opera/superhero/western Plot Generator.
Cute Board Heroes Paper 'miniatures'.
Map Generator
Dungeon generator for Basic D&D or Tunnels & Trolls.

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 01:17:13 AM »
Your hunting trip is successful. You push on.

Early April, 1847.

One of the children breaks their arm. You stop and make a splint and sling.

After 2040 gruelling miles, you arrive at Oregon City. Congratulations!

Thanks! That was fun.


My first run was very short. I picked minimum food, didn't catch anything my first hunting trip and died of starvation the very next day! My greatest regret is that I never got to eat my oxen.

 
 
But next time around I picked soldier and bought $150 oxen, then distributed the rest evenly. I was able to hunt, shoot and eat well the whole trip. The lowpoint was getting gored by an ox, which allowed me to shoot it for food. Nothing tastes better than mad cow! Yum!
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011, 01:21:46 AM »
Glad you liked it.

Now that you mention it, shooting the ox doesn't actually increases your food supply, which logically it should. I've changed that (now it's the same as a successful hunting trip).
« Last Edit: May 09, 2011, 01:24:47 AM by Age of Fable »
free resources:
Teleleli The people, places, gods and monsters of the great city of Teleleli and the islands around.
Age of Fable 'Online gamebook', in the style of Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf and Fabled Lands.
Tables for Fables Random charts for any fantasy RPG rules.
Fantasy Adventure Ideas Generator
Cyberpunk/fantasy/pulp/space opera/superhero/western Plot Generator.
Cute Board Heroes Paper 'miniatures'.
Map Generator
Dungeon generator for Basic D&D or Tunnels & Trolls.

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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 04:40:24 PM »
Thanks for that - made it on the third attempt. It brought back memories of primary school drama - a BBC cassette in which we planned for the expedition then role-played it out.
 

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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 10:46:52 PM »
No worries, glad you liked it.
free resources:
Teleleli The people, places, gods and monsters of the great city of Teleleli and the islands around.
Age of Fable 'Online gamebook', in the style of Fighting Fantasy, Lone Wolf and Fabled Lands.
Tables for Fables Random charts for any fantasy RPG rules.
Fantasy Adventure Ideas Generator
Cyberpunk/fantasy/pulp/space opera/superhero/western Plot Generator.
Cute Board Heroes Paper 'miniatures'.
Map Generator
Dungeon generator for Basic D&D or Tunnels & Trolls.