Archive for March, 2011

[WARdrobe] Next Steps

Posted: March 8, 2011 in WARdrobe

I’ve gotten all the source together and created a set of zip files with everything one needs to get the site up and running.

Here’s the file list: (7.7 mB) – Complete Database of Items and Abilities for the WARdrobe.  It is in a .bak format. You’ll need to create a new DB and do a DB restore in order to get this up and running.  Yes, the DB’s name is “chores” as I hijacked one of my old DBs to prototype this on, and never migrated off.  There is a User table in here, but all personal information (such as email address and registration IP) has been removed.  I figured this was courteous. (494 kB) – Contains a published version of the WARdrobe.  If you stick this zip out on the production server, you should be able to run WARdrobe right out of the box. (1.4 mB) – Contains the project file and all source files for WARdrobe. Format is Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express 2010 edition.  The web.config file has no DB credentials, just like the production version. (40.4 mB) – contains a list of all the icons necessary to run the WARdrobe.  I had to extract these from the myp and go through a rather elaborate process to find the right hash for the right icon..but here they are (probably 99% of them anyway)  It should be extracted to the /images/Icons folder.

There you have it! Wrapped up with a nice little bow.

Disclaimer:  Software is provided “as is” with no warranty of any type. If your server explodes and catches fire… get a fire extinguisher.  Not my problem. 🙂

Disclaimer 2:  A good portion of the site was coded under the influence of… some potent beverages.   Code may or may not make sense.  It runs, which is sufficient.  If you have questions, leave comments below, or hit me up on my MSN account.  Sibrwulf at hotmail dot com


Edit: I neglected to mention just what is required for this site to run.

.NET Framework v3.5

MSSQL Server 2005

IIS 6.5+

That should do it.

[WARdrobe] The Future (hint: you)

Posted: March 7, 2011 in WARdrobe

“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold — but so does a hard-boiled egg.” – Anonymous

So, I guess I get an E for Effort, but an F for Execution.  When I quit playing WAR back in December (likely long before that), I had every thought and intention of keeping the WARdrobe up to date, getting those last few changes put into place to make the thing sing…

Unfortunately, the reality didn’t match the intention.  I didn’t get much else done other than what you see.  The project has atrophied a bit since I last picked up the code, but it still runs.

Now, what sets me apart from Curse (as I see it anyway) is that I’m not going to let this thing die.  Coupled with a new fiscal responsibility, I unfortunately can’t provide the hosting for the WARdrobe anymore.  That’s the bad news.

The good news is that I’ll be making the WARdrobe 100% open source.  Yeah, that’s scary.  The alternative is allowing it to fall off the radar like WARdb did.  Yeah, not gonna happen.

I had to get this out there now, since it’ll hold my foot to the flame to ensure it gets done.  I’ve been meaning to get this announcement out for about three weeks now, but I’ve just not gotten around to it.

At any rate, keep your eyes here for info.  Especially if you like C#, Javascript, MSSQL 2005 and AJAX (hardcore).