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Thread: City Media Mapper
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-04-23 05:39:09

TVG presents:

The City Media Mapper!

Check it out at TVG's Player Page.

Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-04-23 10:45:53
That is a good media checker even though it doesn't notice blocks that people have checked with the explore gang feature, it is efficent enough to find out where the more powerful gangs are advancing to, I will use this program to weaken my adverseries and eventually destroy them.
Post by: FloriZeus(7923)
2005-04-23 16:37:51
Hmm, Vercetti. In my case it only uses the latest news.

Is there a way in which you can do all city media?

eg: I tried to do war 300. And I notice about 30 blocks I took and about 20 of SF. But that's all.
Post by: Gazza(82860)
2005-04-23 20:28:34
I find that filter the messages by doing a quick search of the media for messages containing the words "attacks" or "engages" works well. The resulting list maybe very long however.

Is there a way to non-exclusively search for two words at the same time, eg for messages containing either attacks OR engages?

Thanks the work you have done making this mapper.

Post by: FloriZeus(7923)
2005-04-23 21:30:44
Ofcourse...dumb of me. Figured it out now :)
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-04-24 04:22:49
The best thing do to is to scroll to the bottom of the City Media and click "Search" without anything in the search field. This will give you the full media. You can also save your Explore Gang or Show Gang results to be processed as well.

The mapper automatically filters out any event that doesn't have block coords.

Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-04-25 02:23:02
Using both the city media mapper and show gang browsers it brings up an error:

Warning: file(/home/psl/gwdata/315gang.htm): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/psl/public_html/gw/cmtest.php on line 118

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/psl/public_html/gw/cmtest.php on line 120

Also should you not update what verson number it is :P You have updated it twice.

Another note, the detailed ranking list isn't working. Atleast not for me.
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-04-25 03:55:36
Thanks Kray :)

It's all good now.
Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-05-01 04:27:04
Nice update, puts people into perspective with me having to think :P I've kept trying the show gang feature and it still doesn't work. I use Firefox if that could be the cause.
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-01 06:45:59

Heaven forbid I would have to think either ;-)

Not sure if I like the update or not yet. Anyways, it isn't your browser that is the problem, it was my typist. I have hired a new one. Problem fixed! :-P
Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-05-01 08:44:48
I would stay with it. It gives the map so much more life and it great that you have the show gang up and running, my parasitic growth just looks so nice :)
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-14 07:24:00
I am adding icons to the city media mapper! If you are in one of my games you may see it in action (if I haven't been wiped out!! heh). You will find a link on my player page.

I will manually add icons if you want to make one for yourself. It must be 16x16 and in png format.
Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-05-14 09:51:04
I didn't notice any differences in the new format except it doesn't show the "My Gang" listings and only the city media ones.
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-14 18:38:35
You wouldn't have noticed any difference over the old one unless you were checking out a game that The Vercetti Gang was in -- in which case you would have seen a instead of a gang id # in the blocks.

So. For demonstration purposes I have made some temporary icons for some users.
They aren't pretty, but will do. :-)
Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-05-14 21:30:12
Rainbow for me? Are you implying something :P ? Would it be posible to just shrink an Irish flag into 16x16 I tried doing it myself but realised that I had nowhere to upload it to.
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-14 21:54:34
lol! Well, let me tell you that I'm not interested in what's at the end of your rainbow ;-)

Made a new icon for you.
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-14 21:58:10
Folks, you can email your icon to me.

tvg AT gw.pcdick.info
Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-05-14 22:27:51
Looks good, my terrifying might shown with a flag, it almost brings a tear to my eye :P
Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2005-05-15 06:41:37
Is mine a leaf?!?

And why is Kray an Italian flag? Are you trying to suggest something...? ;-))
Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-05-15 07:01:02
If you look closely you'll see that the last colour is infact orange making the Tricolour of Green, White and Orange :)
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-15 20:58:49
Good guess, RD, yours is some sort of leaf thing!! Figured it would fit in with the druid theme... sorry I forgot to add the blood spatters ;-)
Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2005-05-16 01:39:21
You could have gone for the Raving bit and picked an Acid House style smiley ;-)
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-16 09:16:28
Gotta say it looks pretty cool, a map full of smilies!
Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-05-16 09:18:50
So how many of them have you actually made? Just HL RD yourself and mine? If so I am honoured that you have selected me along with the greats of GW to make icons for :)
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-16 09:29:20
Yeah, that's all I've made. The intention was for whoever uses the map to make their own :-)

I didn't pick HL and RD for their greatness, but rather their commonness ;-) You're bound to bump into one of them if you play more than a game or two at a time! lol
Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-05-16 09:36:38
So what was the reason for choosing me? Is it because you know I use it alot?
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-16 23:00:54
Kray - yup, it is apparant from all your feedback :-)

Crusty - your icon has been added.
Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2005-05-17 08:16:41
Heh...not many maps you will find much Crusty on ;-))

Maybe I ought to try this...
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-18 07:12:53
RD - you should!
Post by: Battle(44805)
2005-05-22 22:06:54
I must read the forum more often - could have saved myself some pointless chat.

Got a few sugestions for you for icons -

How about a lighting bolt for Legion of Zeus
A set of fangs for Scarlet Vampires

Both Big News & Brutal Truth seem to be playing alot as well - maybe they can suggest icons for themselves.
Post by: Battle(44805)
2005-05-22 22:09:17
Just as a matter of interest - does the icon relate to the gang name or to the account details - i.e if i play a game with a different name is it still going to show a blood drop even though its a different gang name?

Homicidal Lemmings
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-22 23:11:15
homi - An icon can only be tied to a gang name. If someone decides to use your gang name then your 'blood droplet' icon will appear on the map.

So, you can have as many icons as you do different gang names.

Very good suggestions for icons. Unfortunately I'm not a graphics artist! :-P

If there is someone out there who is willing to spend their time creating icons for gangs I'm willing to add as many as they come up with. It would be nice to have a stock collection for someone to pick from, eh?
Post by: FloriZeus(7923)
2005-05-23 03:36:24
Lightning Bolt suits me :)

icons seem to become popular;

Pasha Windbreaker has been making some for the people who write in the AF chat story ....
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-23 22:21:21
Would you mind sending Pasha Windbreaker over to this thread the next time you talk to them?
Post by: Battle(44805)
2005-05-24 06:41:56
looks like the gang icons are getting popular - maybe you should ration them out - you only get one after youve won a game - or paid tribute to all the people who already have one ;-)
Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2005-05-24 07:25:15

Never quite got the hang of this PLIT code malarkey.

This is the image Homicidal would like to known as ;-)
Post by: Battle(44805)
2005-05-24 07:31:47
thanks for that raving - could never get the hang of that.

Thats a real lemming for you !!
Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2005-05-24 19:14:54
Finally tried it...looks very nice. Certainly stopped me blundering in to creating a border I am not quite ready to have ;-) But I seem to be missing some blocks. From the Show Gang bit I have gaps in my territory that do not exist. Firefox, natch ;-))
Post by: Battle(44805)
2005-05-25 02:56:36
No - it only show blocks that have shown up in the city media - not every block you take gets a report in the media
Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2005-05-25 04:20:13
Thats not correct, Homicidal - the Show Gang one should show the blocks shown on your Show Gang screen (ie all the blocks you have). Mine does not, there are gaps. But it does show more than the Media Mapper version.

Post by: Battle(44805)
2005-05-25 05:42:27
ah didnt realise that show gang bit was there - that makes things clearer
Post by: Battle(44805)
2005-05-25 05:43:28
and your right - there are gaps
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-25 05:56:34
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-25 06:28:21
If you would be so kind as to name your files in some recognizable way... druids_citymedia.htm, lemmings_showgang.htm etc. Then email me your show full map file. :-)

And you're positive it's not PWA/MIL or other gang territory that might be in those gaps? you've done a block to block comparison? (just had to ask).
Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2005-05-25 06:38:07
Yes - You are not getting this? Sill using ie? (I will try it on that in a sec). It is not MIL....there are gaps in my map that can not be there as I have little pockets with no connecting blocks
Post by: Battle(44805)
2005-05-26 01:27:29
same here
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-26 06:47:33
working on it. thanks for the help :-)
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-05-28 02:13:23
Ok, give it another try!
Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2005-06-04 05:31:39
The detailed ranking list for war 320 is not working correctly (not sure if it applies to other wars or not). Some but not all of the gangs are not updating correctly. For instance, Brutal Truth has gained its total strength/blocks/wealth today rather than just the difference from yesterday. Same with Hommicidal Lemmings and AngelDust. Myself, Crusty and BigNews have updated correctly. The same problem was there yesterday as well.
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-06-05 05:59:57
I have noticed the glitch in other wars as well.

Maybe one day it will get an overhaul. But for now it will remain a glitch.
Post by: Kray(52284)
2005-06-05 10:14:00
But surely it will all become useless once the new code is added and you shouldn't waste your time on it. Instead revise for exams or work for more knowledge in your line of work, both things are beter than achieveing something that will become worthless in afew weeks.
Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2005-06-05 18:05:17
A few weeks? Have I missed something? What makes you think that? Playing around with code is a pretty good way to develope your self I would say. Besides, I would have thought that any code could be easily adapted to any changes made to the game structure....
Post by: mob(23502)
2005-06-06 05:53:10
Sure, it might become useless... but I enjoy doing this :-) Besides, there will always be aspects of a new rankings system that I can utilize and when the time comes I will modify the code to do so. :-)
Post by: mob(23502)
2006-03-09 10:20:12
In the works, but not available:

Icon Management - for users with aliases that are not aliases; Homicidal Lemmings, Suicidal Lemmings, etc.

Gang stats - breakdown of Explore Gang into useable info.

Alliance Management - Share your map with allies.

User/Login - required for some features.


Ideas? Comments?

Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2006-03-10 08:00:18
Spend more time with your partner

Post by: mob(23502)
2006-03-11 23:54:22
smart ass!
Post by: bear88(119403)
2006-03-12 03:27:50
now now boys, go to your corners...
Post by: Battle(44805)
2006-03-12 05:31:50
Im honoured that you chose me as your example :-)

Post by: Raving Druids(21385)
2006-03-12 18:22:36
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