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Windows: iStory Creator 3.3 beta released

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, September 6, 2004
News Categories: Windows Software

The iStory Creator is an application made to help people create their very own iPod Text Adventure Games. It allows people with absolutely no html or coding experience be able to contribute games for the iPod that are both fun and detailed. Basically, iStories are Text Games that have a plot line and then when certain things happen in the story, the user can make choices that effect how the story progresses. This can lead to games that are similar to RPG’s, Quiz Games, and basically anything you can think of doing with a text based game. The iStories are very similar to a “Choose your own ending” type of novel and will make for some great entertainment.

What’s new in this version:

(.1) Added ability for users to check for and then automatically update version if neccessary.
(.1) Fixed theme change so that both tabs are affected by theme
(.1) Now the width you set of the side pagemenu is saved between uses
(.1) Fixed several smaller errors
(.1) Optimized a few messy coded areas
(.1) Slight tweak to encompass a wider range of user resolutions
(.2) Added an in-program way to view release notes
(.2) Changed the titles for various popups
(.2) Fixed “Check Version Update” so that new version is installed once detected like intended.
(.3) Added the “Publish Story” functionality allowing users to compress their stories automatically into a zip archive under “Tools—> Publish Story”
(.3) Fixed Several Hotkey Incompatibilities

License: Freeware
System Requirements: Windows and .NET Framework 1.1 (installed)

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Comments

1

Somebody doesn’t know how to program.

Beta’s are in version < 1.

raspberry

Posted by Adam on April 5, 2004 at 12:16 AM (PDT)

2

Errr… no, you fool, conventions are all different. You obviously learnt about “programming” at your local school. Bet they taught you VB and said it was the language of the future too…

Posted by Eve on April 5, 2004 at 12:54 AM (PDT)

3

Haha. Its so true its funny raspberry

Besides, I hate programming with every inch of my body, I am just nitpicking.

Posted by Adam on April 5, 2004 at 1:30 AM (PDT)

4

You already get a program to make stories for your iPod with Windows.  It’s called Notepad.

Posted by Fenn on April 5, 2004 at 7:57 AM (PDT)

5

but do you want to code all that stuff?

And they are giving it out for free….

If they were asking for money, i might be upset, but its free, so whats the problem Fenn?

Posted by Al on April 5, 2004 at 8:42 AM (PDT)

6

Hey everyone,

As the description of my program says, this program is primarily intended for people who have little to no html experience and have no desire to learn that in order to make a game. The purpose is to both make it easy for anyone of any age to write and to allow them to publish an interactive text game for the iPod and have it available on my site for people to enjoy.

It is also useful for making larger games that require such as games that are over 50 pages. Writing a 50 page story for the iPod and keeping track of them can quickly become a real hassle. My program does everything it can to facilitate the process by providing ways to leave comments for yourself, add page titles quickly, and also to manage the entire story from one convenient location.

Anyways, just wanted to clarify on the purpose of the software. Believe me when I say that of the 50 stories I have had submitted to me, only a handful would have been made had it not been for my software.

Posted by XGamerX on September 6, 2004 at 6:55 PM (PDT)

7

Sounds cool. Mac version? smile

Posted by Nagromme on September 7, 2004 at 7:22 AM (PDT)

8

On it’s way.

Posted by XGamerX on September 7, 2004 at 1:18 PM (PDT)

9

Great! Sounds like fun.

And of course all of us (with iPods) can use the stuff created with it regardless.

Posted by Nagromme on September 7, 2004 at 4:25 PM (PDT)

10

this is cool, its been out for a while and i tried it when 2.0 came out. its not new but its worth a look

Posted by jot on September 8, 2004 at 5:35 AM (PDT)

11

I’ve been looking for some documentation on iStory Creator. The .zip download doesn’t appear to have a readme.txt file describing how the application actually works. I assume I’ll be led through the process of creating an iStory if I install it on my iPod, but it would be nice to get some information before installation.

Posted by Matthew on September 26, 2004 at 9:51 AM (PDT)

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