Ever wanted to travel through time, become a master at martial arts, eat soup and own a primate, a castle and a starship? Then this is your game! Wiki-Based-RPG is an open source, text based game, with somewhat experimental gameplay. The server writes a story - based on key words which the game gets from Wikipedia (or any other wiki, if you modify the code a little). Between every two story sections, the heroes (the players) are allowed to reply by saying something, doing something or using something from their inventory. No two stories are alike, but all stories are guaranteed to be crazy! At the end, you can export the story directly to .html and show your friends, post it, or send them to me so I can post them here!

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2 comments by Germanunkol on Sep 7th, 2012

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 released!

I'm proud to release the next version of the Wiki-Based-RPG, which has been uploaded and should be authorized soon.
As always, you can also get it right from gitHub.

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What's new:

  • Clients can now randomly get the chance to choose the word for the storyteller to continue the story with. Give him the word "Orange-Juice", and he'll have to deal with it!
  • Themes: There's now a support for (custom) themes added. The game comes with 3 standard ones, but you can change them all or add your own. Themes include images that are placed into the game as well as being able to change all of the game's colours. From now on, you can play with a theme suiting your story! (Check Readme on how to make your own theme.)
  • Languages: The game can now be translated more easily. Simply make a new language file and the game automatically finds it and gives the players the language as an option.
  • I Enhanced the text input a little. Not only are unicode characters now supported (see Readme for details) but you can finally click-to-edit the text and use the cursor up/down keys.
  • Bug fixes, bug fixes, bug fixes.

Translating should take less than 30 minutes.
This game is best played in your own, native language, but I only speak so many.

I'd greatly appreciate it if you could translate the game into your own language. I tried to make it as easy as possible by putting all the language strings into a simple file.

There's also example files in German and English.
Instructions on translating are in the Readme in the .zip file.
So send me your translations!

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Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 Source (Win,Linux, Mac)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 Source (Win,Linux, Mac)

Sep 7, 2012 Full Version 6 comments

Source code version. Note: This will run with the current Löve version 0.8.0, but if you want to be able to play in languages with non-standard characters...

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 Executable (win)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.6 Executable (win)

Sep 7, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Now featuring themes, multiple languages, and lots of bug-fixes!

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Win executable, 32 bit)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Win executable, 32 bit)

Jul 27, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Same as the .love file, but packed as an .exe. Simply download, extract and run. No need to install the Löve2D engine for this, but make sure to allow...

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Win executable, 64 bit)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Win executable, 64 bit)

Jul 26, 2012 Full Version 2 comments

Same as the .love file, but packed as an .exe. Simply download, extract and run. No need to install the Löve2D engine for this, but make sure to allow...

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Linux, Mac and Win)

Wiki-Based-RPG 0.5 (Linux, Mac and Win)

Jul 26, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

This is version 0.5. To run the game, change the extension of the file from .zip to .love, then launch using the Löve2D Engine.

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13branniy Jul 31 2012, 11:22am says:

I have 34bit Win7 and the game crashes on startup.

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lulcow Aug 3 2012, 12:52pm replied:

The key to what Germanunkol is saying is to downloading the love2d version before 8.0.0

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Aug 3 2012, 12:22pm replied:

If something like this happens, please try the following:
- get the love2d game engine from Love2d.org for your operating system
- download the source version (for linux, mac and windows)
- extract the source
- run the game using the love engine, using these instructions: Love2d.org (make sure to start it using the --console option described on that pages) and then send me the command line output of the game.

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monsterfurby Jul 29 2012, 9:24am says:

This is actually a great idea. Of course, I have close to no idea about things like this, but would it be possible to make the game use other language versions of Wikipedia?

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Aug 3 2012, 12:03pm replied:

Inside the game .zip (or .love, depending on how you downloaded it), there's a folder named "scripts". Inside that, there's a file called wikiClient.lua. Open in a text editor of your choice, and change the line:
local WIKI_URL = "http://en.wikipedia.org"
to something else (like local WIKI_URL = "http://fr.wikipedia.org" or local WIKI_URL = "http://de.wikipedia.org")
That will use a different language version of the wiki.
The text in the game will still be english, but you can search through the files in the scripts folder and change translate the game. If you do so, feel free to send me the translated files, I'd be glad to include them!

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lulcow Jul 29 2012, 12:46am says:

Couldn't play with any of the downloads. It would open then stop responding.

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Jul 29 2012, 6:13am replied:

Also, did you have your internet connection on when trying the game? It needs to connect to Wikipedia...

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lulcow Jul 29 2012, 12:54pm replied:

I'm not sure what you want when you say "PC specifications", but I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Service Pack 1. I've tried running the game in different compatibility modes as well as an administrator, but nothing works.

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Jul 29 2012, 6:04am replied:

Could you tell me your PC's specifications?

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destroyerzack Jul 27 2012, 10:58am says:

nevermind my comment on the exe version, i got it to work by changing the file extension to love like it said to do on other version, and downloading love engine.

Also, i think this game can be really popular if there was a search for server feature instead of putting in ip address of a server you want to join.

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Germanunkol Creator
Germanunkol Jul 27 2012, 3:41pm replied:

I put up a 32bit and 64bit version now. Thanks for reporting the issue, it should be authorized soon.
As for the serverlist: I think this game is most fun if you play with people you know. Of course, I could implement one, but right no, it doesn't have a high priority. I'd need webspace, more security measures etc...
I think the game is at its best when you check who's online in your instant messenger and ask them to play. Since it's very casual, it doesn't matter if they're doing something else at the same time...
But I'll think about it.

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