Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Looking for Java Apps and Games

There is one thing missing on the web:  A Java App Library (or App Store).

As I am testing the next release of WRoom, I want to create an app library built for WRoom.  The task seemed easy until I realized that googling for Java apps and games is not that easy.

Results returned by Google are about tests, demos and game libraries.  I did found a few gems here and there.  So I decided to ask the web to send me links to great apps and games built in Java/JavaFX.

What I need:
  • Name of the app/game
  • A brief description (1 or 2 lines)
  • An image/logo link
  • Others images, screen captures, links to YouTube videos of your apps, tips, other links related

A main virtual room will be created to list the apps and a smaller room will be available, dedicated at your app/game.

Here's a short demo that I am currently working on:



Wanna help with WRoom?  Talk about it and build your own virtual space.  See the main website for downloads and documentation 


Thursday, August 31, 2017

How to create your own virtual WRoom

I have published a tutorial on how to create your own virtual WRoom using the WRoom browser.  You can watch the video on my YouTube channel:



Here's a direct link to the existing map that I have already created on the main home page:

http://wroom.crombz.com/map.wrm
http://wroom.crombz.com/youtube.wrm
http://wroom.crombz.com/mars/map.wrm
http://wroom.crombz.com/smallroom.wrm
http://wroom.crombz.com/harvey/map.wrm

You can view the map directly in your browser as it is a simple text file.  WRoom is still in early development stage, so expect a few changes with each release.

If you create your own WRoom on the web, share the link in the comments or tag me on Twitter so I can also link your WRoom in one of my own.

Happy WRooming!

Friday, August 18, 2017

What's new in WRoom 0.0.10?

If you did not know, I have been working on a new open source project called WRoom in the last few months.  It's a big technical experiment but it has a lot of potential at the same time.

Basically, WRoom is a new web browser where you navigate virtual rooms create using a simple text file.  It's easier than HTML/Javascript and you can create maps all over the web, linked together with Teleporters.

I have released a new version today: 0.0.10 ALPHA.  In this new version, I have integrated Texture videos and a bunch of new stuff.  Currently, the Windows version works pretty well and it kind-of work on Linux, at least on my Ubuntu Mate laptop.

Here's a demo of the latest version:


The main features of WRoom:
  • 3D Browsing à la Doom FPS game
  • Supports textures (PNG, JPG) 
  • New Video Textures using FFMPEG
  • Embedded chat room, (Simple avatars are showing other visitors) 
  • Triggered actions: Teleport, play sound, open door
  • Animated textures using multiple image files
  • Easy to create your own using a simple text editor
  • Free as in Open Source

WRoom is a new twist on creating communities online without having to learn HTML and Javascript.  A map editor is on the way to make things easier.  Maps are hosted on any web hosting plan such as Mochahost or your own web server.

Here's a simple map example:

# Set the title for the room
title=Planet Mars
# irc server
chatroom=#wroommars
server=irc.freenode.net
port=6667
# Load the textures
texture=wall03.png
texture=wall01.jpg
texture=wall03.png
floor=floor.png
ceiling=ceiling.jpg
#Load background sound file
#backgroundsound=background011.wav
# Set the map
# 15x10
map=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1
map=1,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1
map=1,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,1
map=1,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,0,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,3,3,0,0,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,0,0,3,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,0,0,1
map=1,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,1
map=1,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,1
map=1,3,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,3,1
map=1,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,1
map=1,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,0,3,3,3,1
map=1,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,0,3,0,0,0,3,1
map=1,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,1
map=1,3,0,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,0,3,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,0,3,0,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1
map=1,3,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,3,3,1
map=1,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,1
map=1,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,0,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,3,3,0,3,0,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,3,0,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,0,0,3,0,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,0,1
map=1,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,3,3,0,0,0,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,3,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,0,3,1
map=1,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,0,3,3,0,3,3,3,0,0,1
map=1,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,0,0,3,3,3,3,3,0,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,0,0,0,0,3,3,0,0,0,3,0,0,1
map=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1
#Set the starting point
start=1,1
# Define the actions
# Actions are: teleport, sound, message, download
# After the action command, enter the location of the action x,y
# Then the parameter
# action=teleport,x,y,URL
# action=sound,x,y,sound.wav
# action=message,x,y,Message string...
# Actions are triggered by pressing the action key: space bar...
action=teleport,43,29,http://wroom.crombz.com/,Congrats! Back to homebase
# Load text to display on walls
# TEXT=x,y,HTML text entry... 
text=1,3,<div style='border:solid red 3px;background-color:#441111;color:#FF0000;font-size:12px;text-align:center;'>Welcome to Mars!<br>Can you find your wayback to WRoom homebase?<br>Good luck!</div>

Hope you like WRoom!

Visit the homepage at http://wroom.crombz.com