Mjesečna arhiva: travnja 2020

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Knights Province Alpha 11 uskoro će biti spreman i vrijeme je da razgovaramo o još jednoj jedinstvenoj osobini koju će imati: Knights Tavern!
[Scena u taverni, 1658., David Teniers II.]
Knights Tavern (skraćeno KT) je kodno ime za poslužitelj računa koji razvijamo od 2019. Računi su bili jedna od najčešće traženih značajki u KaM Remakeu, ali nikada nismo imali stručnost ili hrabrost da to stvarno implementiramo (pa, za brojne razlozi). Pokušavalo se za KP, ali nisu uspjeli sve do nedavno, kada se ukazala sretna prilika (u obliku članka (https://habr.com/ru/post/491272/) i spremište kodova (https://github.com/Cooler2/ApusEngineExamples)). Now, knowing that the backend server can be developed in the same language as the game, KT is finally taking its chance to come true. Neat thing about KT, is that it can be used for both KaM Remake and Knights Province. Both games are very much alike in terms of accounts info they provide and can benefit from. So we can safely build KT in such a way that it allows for a single account for both Knights Province and KaM Remake. Register once and play twice. KP is our testground for the KT. Once it is sufficiently tested, KaM Remake can be upgraded and start using it too. You can help with KT playtesting right now, but more on that later. Basic auth functionality is mostly covered: KT has player accounts that can be registered, activated, logged in to and logged out of, forgotten passwords can be reset. For a proof of concept, KT can report how many player accounts it has and how many players were active within the last hour. The first useful feature in KT are mission highscores. If a single-player mission was prepared by the mapmaker in a specific way (2 lines of script, one dynamic and one static), the game can submit the mission’s winning score to KT and later on show the player his ranking in that mission.
Najbolji rezultati za misiju
Word of caution, KT is still in beta and might have bugs in all different areas. We hope to iron them out over time. That’s why we start testing with simple functionality, so flaws in the authentication (which there must be) can be fixed. So, since there might be bugs and weak spots, do not use your everyday life passwords for KT. KT future allows for many interesting things:
  • Prijatelji, instant poruke, pozivnice u lobby, klanovi itd
  • Ocjene i reputacija igrača, ELO bodovanje itd.
KT nam postavlja nove izazove:
  • Mora biti kodiran na asinkroni način, kako zahtjevi za podacima ne bi usporili ili zamrznuli igru.
  • Podatke o igračima potrebno je proslijediti i sigurno pohraniti (već koristimo soli i hashove)
  • Morat ćemo sačuvati podatke o igračima o nadogradnjama i između verzija igre
Najbolje od svega – već možete isprobati KT i pomoći nam da ga poboljšamo! Pogledajte najnovije KP wip verzije (dostupne na Discordu https://discord.gg/cEwJFSY). Molimo prijavite sve greške ili nedostatke. Otvoreni smo i za prijedloge o funkcionalnosti KT. Može ga usmjeriti u mnogo smjerova i najbolje bi bilo odabrati one koji su traženiji.