Dev - Also, on form submission, use GD to resize the image as a new thumbnail file
Dev - In the submission form, you can now upload a banner image
Welcome to Linked, a drawing tool that lets you work on solo projects and collaborations alike! Linked combines a simple and intuitive drawing system with the power of the Reflect Account System to allow players from anywhere in the world to connect to each other and work on the same drawing, chat, and play games.
Using this program, it is possible to play all sorts of games! Hangman, tic-tac-toe, and pictionary are only a few possibilities! The chat system allows players to view the image that is being drawn while chatting, and vice versa; the player who is drawing can see the chat unfold as he or she works. Linked also provides the hosting player with the ability to limit the amount of new players who can enter, as well as who can draw and who cannot.
Linked began as an investigation into the power of Game Maker's surface capabilities, and wound up being much more. I truly hope some of you out there enjoy this game, and create some wonderful things with it, by yourself or with a group of friends.
Controlling the game is easy and is mostly mouse driven, except in the event that you're chatting with others.
<u>LEFT MOUSE</u> - Click and hold while moving the mouse to draw. The faster your movement, the more narrow the lines drawn will be, best noticed in the medium sized pen
<u>RIGHT MOUSE or LEFT & RIGHT ARROW KEYS</u> - Click to cycle through the 3 different pen sizes
<u>MOUSE WHEEL / UP & DOWN ARROW KEYS</u> - Cycle forward or backward through the different ink colors
<u>SPACE BAR</u> - Clear the canvas
<u>ENTER / F1 / MIDDLE MOUSE</u> (multiplayer only) - Toggle the chat menu / host controls
<u>F5</u> - Save the canvas (in multiplayer the filename will be chosen for you, in single player you can choose what to name your work of art)
<u>F6</u> (single player only) - Load previously saved work onto the canvas
<b>While the chat window is open (multiplayer only)</b>
<u>LEFT MOUSE (host only)</u> - Click a player's name in the player list to toggle their drawing ability, or click on the host options below the player list to toggle them on / off
<u>RIGHT MOUSE</u> - Click a player's name in the player list to remove them from the game
<u>KEYBOARD</u> - Type to create a message to send to the group, press ENTER to send. Pressing ENTER when the message box is empty will toggle the chat window / host options closed
<u>Chat commands</u>, type the following commands into the chat window to activate various options in the game:
/help - Displays in-game help information
/topic - Displays a randomly generated topic (useful if you just can't think of what to draw!)
<u>F4</u> - Toggle between windowed and fullscreen modes
<u>ESCAPE</u> - Exit the current paint mode / screen / game</font>
This game is compatibile the Reflect Account System! Using a Reflect Account, you can access online features in all games that use the system, via one login.
Linked is the second game released to use this system, and registering will allow you to create and join Linked servers, and play online! You can find out more by following the link to Reflect Games below!
<a href="http://www.reflectgames.com">Reflect Games</a>
<i>As with any online game, you cannot host if you do not allow the game to work through your firewall! Please make sure you have your computer and internet set up correctly if you want to host games. I cannot ensure that the game will work in multiplayer mode across all setups!
If you are having trouble hsoting a game, and are behind a router, the port that this game uses is 27782. Have it forward all TCP traffic on this port to your computer, and the game should host just fine. You can find more information on port forwarding <a href="http://www.portforward.com">here</a>.</i></font>
Created with Game Maker 6.1 by Mark Overmars
Fox-NL - Teaching me how to use surfaces, and various multiplayer stuff
Xot - For a great encryption script
39ster - For the excellent 39dll
Dracodragon, Ds, JoshuaOtt, ReliantG, Neur0n, Dregnought, CountZebra, DJKilo - Testing the game with me