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Darkmantle

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Dynamic Signature Maker
« : June 13, 2011, 02:03:55 AM »
He's done it again...

After a few days work, and a few nights of staying up late raging at my laptop, after learning how to use the PHP GD image library, and then implementing it, I have created a dynamic signature maker for eRepublik!

How does it work? Any idiot can use it!

1: You type in your ID.
2: It gives you the signature image, using the information from the API.
3: It updates every 12 hours, as long as it's in use (every time a page containing the image is opened, it updates if it's been more than 12 hours since the last update).

Click here to generate your signatures

The next few days, the image will be changing as we finish it up. For example, the flag needs to be placed properly somewhere and more info to add on. But this won't affect any of the images. Once I upload any new changes, as soon as your image updates (after the 12 hours), the new image will take its place without any need to change the image or anything.

We'll also be releasing a few different styles/colour schemes, just to add some variety!

Credit to John Baker and Tomf60 for the graphical design, draaglom for contributing some ideas and code to the project, and kumnaa for pointing out I'm an idiot who can't cache properly :lol:
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Blaggard

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #1 : June 13, 2011, 02:06:10 AM »
Should have calculated influence in it imo.  Just to hit people with epeen ofcourse.

Darkmantle

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #2 : June 13, 2011, 02:12:08 AM »
I can do. Jan mentioned that and I agreed, I think it's something he's still doing on the base for me to add in. I only released the URL now, because the basics are there, enough so it can be used.

I'll edit this into the first post as I forgot to say it but:

The next few days, the image will be changing as we finish it up. For example, the flag needs to be placed properly somewhere and more info to add on. But this won't affect any of the images. Once I upload any new changes, as soon as your image updates (after the 12 hours), the new image will take its place without any need to change the image or anything.

We'll also be releasing a few different styles/colour schemes, just to add some variety!

Tom Morgan

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #3 : June 13, 2011, 02:48:28 AM »
Nom.
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Tomaz

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #4 : June 13, 2011, 03:18:18 AM »
I am piling them up :)

Tomaz

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #5 : June 13, 2011, 03:29:56 AM »
Any idea how some players are using the "about me" bit in-game to put images, sounds and videos into their profiles?

I assume it's just html or someshit

Oric

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #6 : June 13, 2011, 05:54:01 AM »
Sweet beets, man! Looks killer.


Inwegen

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #7 : June 13, 2011, 06:38:21 AM »
It's a good first release... it's too large imo.. I liked the Bularca ones from mid-late v1 that were very concise, yet still conveyed a decent amount of information (and was a bit prettier).... But I know this is a first release and that it will improve. Will be tracking this for sure. Nice work so far!
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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #8 : June 13, 2011, 08:07:25 AM »


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Hungry_Eyes

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #9 : June 13, 2011, 08:32:37 AM »
Why not have different versions with varying amounts/combinations of information? That way it could be personalized nicely to display the stats you want. As long as it isn't too much work :D


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Gav Miller

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #10 : June 13, 2011, 08:38:39 AM »
Nomnom.
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Lionbeard

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #11 : June 13, 2011, 08:47:11 AM »
Oh you babe(s).
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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #12 : June 13, 2011, 10:57:58 AM »
Military unit information?

jimbojoy

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #13 : June 13, 2011, 01:13:53 PM »
top effort, any way to get number of eDays lived on there?

Darkmantle

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #14 : June 13, 2011, 01:17:34 PM »
: "LeoCordis"
Military unit information?

Not on API, so can't do that unfortunately.

: "tomf60"
Why not have different versions with varying amounts/combinations of information? That way it could be personalized nicely to display the stats you want. As long as it isn't too much work :D

Well, we'll be doing various styles/colour schemes to start off with, not sure about various combinations of information. The API is really limited, the only things left to show would be current location, employer, health, experience points, party and DoB. Most of which is pointless information anyway.

: "Inwegen"
It's a good first release... it's too large imo.. I liked the Bularca ones from mid-late v1 that were very concise, yet still conveyed a decent amount of information (and was a bit prettier).... But I know this is a first release and that it will improve. Will be tracking this for sure. Nice work so far!

It's slightly longer than the generic signature, yes, but also slightly shorter. This way we could show the peoples medals as well, no way to really make it smaller without removing information. Design wise, we will have, eventually, various styles. Such as different backgrounds (to begin with).

: "jimbojoy"
top effort, any way to get number of eDays lived on there?

Easily, just a case of the design. Jan's still finalizing the image, not sure what's left for him to put on there, I'll see if he can fit it in somewhere.

Darkmantle

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #15 : June 13, 2011, 01:20:34 PM »
: "Tomaz"
Any idea how some players are using the "about me" bit in-game to put images, sounds and videos into their profiles?

I assume it's just html or someshit

It was HTML, yeah, but they removed it no. I did a simple background using CSS and it worked. OThers did background music / images / youtube videos.

jimbojoy

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #16 : June 13, 2011, 01:21:44 PM »
Excellent, now a semi-semi oldfag can show off a little :) ta

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #17 : June 13, 2011, 01:22:21 PM »
: "Darkmantle"
Well, we'll be doing various styles/colour schemes to start off with, not sure about various combinations of information. The API is really limited, the only things left to show would be ... party

If you look at Jimbo's rather dashing signature, it does sort of look like that The The The Unity Party banner is part of your "Dynamic Signature Maker". Would it be possible to stick something like that on top for your party?
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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #18 : June 13, 2011, 01:25:04 PM »
: "Darkmantle"
: "LeoCordis"
Military unit information?

Not on API, so can't do that unfortunately.

How does Railman do it then? Example

Good stuff though.  Putting political parties in there would be good too.  Or having a line where people could input their own text.

Hungry_Eyes

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Re: Dynamic Signature Maker
« #19 : June 13, 2011, 01:27:00 PM »
: "Daniel Lionbeard"
: "Darkmantle"
Well, we'll be doing various styles/colour schemes to start off with, not sure about various combinations of information. The API is really limited, the only things left to show would be ... party

If you look at Jimbo's rather dashing signature, it does sort of look like that The The The Unity Party banner is part of your "Dynamic Signature Maker". Would it be possible to stick something like that on top for your party?

But then that would remove the need for me :( . I would become obselete q_q


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