Dashboard game contest?

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Well I've been thinking about this since I got Tiger
I was wondering would anyone like to participate in such a contest?

I don't think there could be any prizes and perhaps we could have a
"public vote thread" where the winner would be the one with the most votes

again, I doubt there could be any prizes, but the winner would be "honored" by
what else? winning Smile
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I don't care. I don't own Tiger and won't own it for a while...btw, how do you make a "Dashboard Mini-game"?

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well, I meant more like a Dashboard game, i said "mini-game" because the Dashboard docs say, in general, that a Dashboard widget should do one task only, or something like that

at any rate, the question was mainly targeted toward Tiger users Smile

I personally would like to see this happen because I'd love to see what people come up with Smile

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I'll take on anyone Wink . Any prizegivers? How about the lowest scorer pays the highest scorer's uDG 2k5 entry Rasp
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How do you program for Dashboard? Any specific language/plug-in I need to use? I may try any way *grins*. I'll have to have you guys test it unless I can re-make Dashboard for 10.3...(it's possible...If I get the webkore) LOL

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Blorx2 Wrote:How do you program for Dashboard? Any specific language/plug-in I need to use? I may try any way *grins*. I'll have to have you guys test it unless I can re-make Dashboard for 10.3...(it's possible...If I get the webkore) LOL
Dashboard widgets are written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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Actually it's just a special bundle with a HTML file in it. Javascript is also given special powers. Most wigits are JS, some have plugins (look in dictionary). I'm not sure how those work.
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Oh, worth mentioning here: http://www.dashboardwidgets.com/showcase...hp?wid=341

(a well done pac-man game)
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After digging around for about 30 minutes, I got a transparent OpenGL view overlayed over the dashboard. So, pretty much anything is possible Grin I should probably come out with HotMouseX for the dashboard... huh?

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An OpenGL app... written in JavaScript Wacko Sounds like fun!

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Dan Potter Wrote:An OpenGL app... written in JavaScript Wacko Sounds like fun!
No. Not remotely. The OpenGL stuff is still C.

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lightbringer Wrote:(a well done pac-man game)
I'D SAY! Best re-make I've played...I'll study up on how to make one and get to work.

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kelvin Wrote:No. Not remotely. The OpenGL stuff is still C.

Yeah, I figured... you can include pretty much anything in a widget as long as the user gives permission, right? (Or you have Safari set to auto-run "safe" downloads, that'll do it too.)

The idea of a JavaScript+OpenGL game was too funny to pass up commenting on though.

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Dan Potter Wrote:Yeah, I figured... you can include pretty much anything in a widget as long as the user gives permission, right? (Or you have Safari set to auto-run "safe" downloads, that'll do it too.)

I believe the user still has to give permission even if Safari is set to run "safe" downloads. At least, for sensitive stuff, anyway.

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Well, it took a few hours, but I ported the bulk of my simple old MetaL RPG engine to JS. Check out the widgit here: http://staronesw.com/temp/Leuardra.wdgt.zip. Note: although there is only one map, the "engine" supports multiple ones and the map crossover code works. I just didn't include any.
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