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# Ultimate Guide to Gideros Studio

• Member
I found a correction in the book. Section 5.11.6 has this text:

(red is 0xFF0000, blue is 0x0000FF, green = 0x0000FF, white = 0xFFFFFF, etc.)

The green is wrong.
• Guru
Fixed - thanks.
• Member
will this be finish anytime soon?
• Maintainer
We are lacking writers. To be honest, everyone did their job quite well, but there're 1-2 chapters still to be written. If anyone can contribute, I'd be very glad to help.

FYI, current status of the book is here: http://giderosmobile.com/DevCenter/index.php/Ultimate_Guide_to_Gideros_Studio

• Member
Hi guys,
I'm no lua expert but as i was looking at some code, something seemed a bit... different.
In section 5.11.5, the code in which you save pairs of coordinates as a table of two in a larger table and then draw a polygon

local path = { {100,100}, {200,100}, {200,200}, {100,200} }
...
for i,p in path do
shape:lineTo(p[1], p[2]) -- lineTo used for all points

i tried to test this bit of code t but it didnt work (substituting shape:LineTo to something like function a(x, y) return x+y end and printing the entire expression - print(a(p[1], p[2])). It actually did work when replacing "path" with "pairs(path)".

So, is this a typo/error or the lineTo code really works as intended?

Thanks and hello to everyone, since this is my first post here
• Guru
edited March 2012
It's definitely not right. It should be:
 ``` for i,p in ipairs(path) do shape:lineTo(p[1], p[2]) -- lineTo used for all points```
I've updated the doc. Thanks @dixi82 for pointing out the error!
• Guru
Congrats on the PHD - I've got a friend who's just completed one so I know the time and effort that an endeavour like that takes.

If you don't mind me asking - what was your thesis on? and will it get published online?

Well done.
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#MakeABetterGame! "Never give up, Never NEVER give up!" - Winston Churchill
• Maintainer
Thanks, my thesis is about to generate a metric model which tries to calculate the usability readiness of online communities. I'll let you know when it's online, if interested? :-)
• Guru
So as an example we have this forum that was ready to be useful right from the beginning (thanks to all the informative posts that is )
WhiteTree Games - Home, home on the web, where the bits and bytes they do play!
#MakeABetterGame! "Never give up, Never NEVER give up!" - Winston Churchill
• Maintainer
Heh agreed
• Maintainer
@mikehart I've updated the Wiki page to reflect your changes:

http://giderosmobile.com/DevCenter/index.php/Ultimate_Guide_to_Gideros_Studio

3 chapters to go.

@All Your help here is greatly appreciated.
• Guru
• Maintainer
edited March 2012
Hi

1. Nathan made some modifications to Classes section with following changes:

* Changed gideros.class to Core.class
* Updated text to reflect that it's possible to inherit from user classes
* Added subsection 4.2.1 (inheriting from classes with constructor arguments)
* Added subsection 4.2.3 (accessing overridden functions)

Atilim is having a look at those upon his request in case there are anything missing.

2. Michael Hartlef has provided many updates to Chapter 2, including project pane, output pane, ide pane, installing the player and more.

Currently we are 93 pages long, and there are chapters to be written. If you have some time, your support is greatly appreciated! :-)

http://giderosmobile.com/DevCenter/index.php/Ultimate_Guide_to_Gideros_Studio

Thank you!
• Member
Hello,
I just read through what you have of the book. It really clears up some aspects of GM for me. However, some stuff is obsolete and other parts have some grammatical errors, but I'll go through it and mark it up and LMK where they are. Many of the sections that are left are fairly easy and I would love to do them if I can have permission. Loving it!
Thanks! :-bd
• Maintainer
@zoyt would love to see your help! Just email me with your gmail address and I'll set up everything.

Many thanks!
• Member
Thanks, my thesis is about to generate a metric model which tries to calculate the usability readiness of online communities. I'll let you know when it's online, if interested? :-)
Hey are we just one big experiment of yours?
:P
• Member
@gorkem - Whoops... Duh... It's on Google Docs. I'm under 13, so I'm not legally allowed to have an account, but this thursday, when I turn 13, I'll ask my parents if I can get an account. If they say no, is there any chance that I could send you the additions by email, or is that too much work? I don't want to cause more work for you.
Thanks!
• Maintainer
edited April 2012
Perfect! Doesnt cause any trouble on my side.

PS: Your signature looks interesting! :-)
• Maintainer
@chipster123 shhhhh :P
• Member

• Maintainer
It's there. Might be a temporary issue.
• Member
Hi, I am newbie around here, and I'd like to know if the book will be released at some point or not.

Thank you
• Guru
edited September 2012
@blekos

can u see the links at top in yellow line it is not finished yet but enough to get started

• Maintainer
edited September 2012
Let me check when I get home.. I'm mobile atm.

Edit: False alarm
• Maintainer
No news on this since 2012 - it really needs people to fill in the blanks.
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• Guru
edited August 2016
Yes, it never got finished. What would be the technical method to fill the blanks?

Back in the days, we had to use Google Docs which I think is not available to edit these anymore, or?
• Member
Blast from the past! I've used Gideros for the last three years, so may be able to pop something of use in a book. Time for a reboot?

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• Member
I can help too.

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• Member
I was so interesting reading the comments on the first page.. Had hopes to find the book link on the second page but uh.. This book has to be finished!

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• Maintainer
I don't know, people from the 'original team' might know?

Maybe they could be copied to some kind of Wikimedia site that could be used by everyone to edit and add stuff to?

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