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Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 01:03
by drewtoma
I think we should find a way to put the game client on the website like a browser mmorpg. So people who can't download the client can play and then players wont have to update there client just there browser. The only problem's I could see would be the bandwidth, lag, and that the site is almost always down so people w/o the client would be S.O.L because they wouldn't be able to download the client. :mrgreen:

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 03:28
by Ceros
drewtoma wrote:I think we should find a way to put the game client on the website like a browser mmorpg. So people who can't download the client can play and then players wont have to update there client just there browser. The only problem's I could see would be the bandwidth, lag, and that the site is almost always down so people w/o the client would be S.O.L because they wouldn't be able to download the client. :mrgreen:
We would love it if you could do that - please post again when you have the source for it. Thanks!

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 13:26
by Crush
The TMW client is a piece of software which is much more complex than it looks. Redeveloping it as a web application would mean to restart programming from scratch. This would take several years.

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 18:05
by drewtoma
What if we just embedded the .exe into the web page itself. :mrgreen:

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 18:42
by Crush
drewtoma wrote:What if we just embedded the .exe into the web page itself. :mrgreen:
It's not possible to embed a .exe in a webpage.

Fortunately. Just think about the security risks when your web browser would execute arbitary binary code embedded in webpages you visit.

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 21:19
by drewtoma
Ya but what if we coded something that you have the client running but the web page is a GUI and you use that to input the data or something like that so it would be like this:
Web page-Client-Server. :mrgreen:

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 21:30
by feline monstrosity
What would be the point?

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 21:45
by drewtoma
Idk you could change the looks on holidays. I must admit that would be pointless. If only it would work. :mrgreen:

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 21:59
by drewtoma
While were on the subject of the client what if we put a link like the one depicted here http://www.openwinforms.com/run_exe_fro ... cript.html and replaced it with the client instead of the messenger so we could start the client from the forum and the website. If you like this I would love to inquorate this into the website as I am a web designer. :mrgreen:

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 22:17
by Crush
I think you don't understand what that article is about.

It explains how to add a new protocol type to the users internet explorer (and no other browser) which is handled by an application already installed on the users machine.

All this would do is allowing a new type of link which would start the TMW client (in the usual way, not embedded in a webpage) when clicked on. The user would still have to install the TMW client normally to be able to use this link.


There is still one possible application for this technique, though: Registering a "mana://" url in that way during the installation of the client would allow other servers to provide a "play now" link with some command line parameters on their homepage as a comfortable way to connect to their servers. But it is questionable if this is really worth it because windows users are just a fraction of the TMW community and I believe those which still use the internet explorer for surfing are an only a fraction of those.

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 22:43
by drewtoma
Crush wrote:I think you don't understand what that article is about.

It explains how to add a new protocol type to the users internet explorer (and no other browser) which is handled by an application already installed on the users machine.

All this would do is allowing a new type of link which would start the TMW client (in the usual way, not embedded in a webpage) when clicked on. The user would still have to install the TMW client normally to be able to use this link.


There is still one possible application for this technique, though: Registering a "mana://" url in that way during the installation of the client would allow other servers to provide a "play now" link with some command line parameters on their homepage as a comfortable way to connect to their servers. But it is questionable if this is really worth it because windows users are just a fraction of the TMW community and I believe those which still use the internet explorer for surfing are an only a fraction of those.
I was presenting a different idea than the original one, because I didn't want to create another thread. I know that there different I was just presenting something elts.
Say if on a client update it changed your registry like the site was talking about like so

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[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TMW]
@="URL: TMW Protocol"
"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TMW\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TMW\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Owf\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\TMW\\Client.exe\" %1"			
I have not installed the client I use the portable version so I don't know the install dir.

Then we add a like on the home page and the forum's and stuff.

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<a href="TMW:client.exe">Open TMW Client</a>
It needs some fixing but that's about it.(I think) Sorry for the confusion. :mrgreen:

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 23:00
by Turmfalke
Crush wrote:
drewtoma wrote:What if we just embedded the .exe into the web page itself. :mrgreen:
It's not possible to embed a .exe in a webpage.

Fortunately. Just think about the security risks when your web browser would execute arbitary binary code embedded in webpages you visit.
how would that change anything? last time I check it was possible to rename the windows directory by useing ActiveX.

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 23:23
by Jaxad0127
Crush wrote:I think you don't understand what that article is about.

It explains how to add a new protocol type to the users internet explorer (and no other browser) which is handled by an application already installed on the users machine.

All this would do is allowing a new type of link which would start the TMW client (in the usual way, not embedded in a webpage) when clicked on. The user would still have to install the TMW client normally to be able to use this link.


There is still one possible application for this technique, though: Registering a "mana://" url in that way during the installation of the client would allow other servers to provide a "play now" link with some command line parameters on their homepage as a comfortable way to connect to their servers. But it is questionable if this is really worth it because windows users are just a fraction of the TMW community and I believe those which still use the internet explorer for surfing are an only a fraction of those.
Other browsers support such custom protocols too. Ubuntu seems to have a Fifefox protocol (apt://) for installing packages from the web.

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 03 Nov 2009, 01:31
by drewtoma
Well do you think we should add the client start up next update. Should he hold a poll. I personaly think it is a good idea. :mrgreen:

Re: Website Client Integration

Posted: 03 Nov 2009, 03:19
by MoneyX
drewtoma wrote:Well do you think we should add the client start up next update. Should he hold a poll. I personaly think it is a good idea. :mrgreen:
Dude just shut up.. you're obviously trying to hard and you don't even know what you're talking about.

Why do you feel you have to post on almost every single topic when it's just mindless spam? We get it, you want to fit in, try and be a dev, look cool. Guess what? You aren't.