Re: [nbos] [AS] Web Integration?
John Denning
Sun Jun 14th, 2009

Thank you all for the info. It is a php/mysql game that is being developed, but we really wanted to use a 3d navigational system, and one that could be graphically represented. Flash systems are limited in regard to simulating 3D environments, there simply has not been one made so far that really makes the grade, and it is out of reach of our developers. We may simply have to revert to a 2D system.

I've had a copy of AS1 for a few years as a personal hobby, and thought how nice it would be to integrate it for specific online usage. Possible, I'm sure, but we are limited by development, so the goal is shelved for now.

Thanks again for the feedback.


> Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 10:25:19 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Web Integration?
> I tried making a similar game (trading between star systems, etc) in
> python, but with no graphics at first.
> Never really finished it. It was in MySQL and Python and was a class project.
> I do not think AS2 is what you are looking for, but maybe Celestia?
> Not really sure if I have heard of anything designed to do stars
> targeted for online.
> -Doug Jessee
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 7:03 PM, John Denning<> wrote:
> > I've been looking through the AS documentation and mailing list archives,
> > but perhaps I missed topics focused on the questions I have. I am looking
> > for a 3d navigation/visualization for a web-based (free) multiplayer game
> > that can be hooked into a dynamic database for use by any number of users at
> > a given time (anywhere from 10 to 100). I am very impressed with AS from
> > what I have seen, and it looks great for use on a stand-alone system, but A)
> > can it be used on a web server, and B) can it interact with a database that
> > is constantly changing due to player usage? ie: star/planet locations will
> > not change, but specific custom data fields of those systems and planets
> > will change, as well as point of view references based on which user is
> > viewing it.
> >
> > Any information on the practical uses of AS for such an environment, or
> > alternatives to such, would be greatly appreciated. I am not technically
> > savvy on the web/database processes involved (I have people), but looking
> > for a more general yes/no this is possible, this is not, this may be a
> > problem, etc.
> >
> > Thank you for your time, and great product!
> >
> > John
> >
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