Archive for the ‘Updates’ Category

Writing this blog has become a very fun hobby for me. I have learned a lot in writing some of the tutorials I have, and am much more productive now that I have a way to document my progress (which pushes me to post more and more progress)! However, some posts were written in haste, and some have some minor grammatical and spelling errors. So in the near future, in addition to writing new content, I will be rewording some of my posts, as per suggestions from some peers, and some revisions I find on my own.


So, for any of the writers, or experienced bloggers out there, if you want to aid me in the revision process, you can leave some comments, or email me at I would prefer if you left a comment, as I would be able to respond to and read it faster. For everyone who submits suggestions, thank you in advance! Anyone who is able to help me I will put a shout out to them (and free advertising for their site/products/whatever if they have one) in a post.

Just a small update to let you guys know about my progress do far. I haven’t made any new models, but have been working on the heavy programming that my simulation game entails.

I still haven’t decided on a name, but I have finished some milestones. I have finished simulating city desirability. In addition to that I have reworked how my building properties work, adding various methods to encapsulate things like adding city properties together.

I have also added a foundation for my achievements system, going from a few hardcoded achievements to abstracting the collection of achievements so I can easily add new ones.

For the future, I plan on working on a few things immediately. This includes simulating the properties of the rest of the world. I will use these properties to have something to compare to the city properties. I will use these comparisons to help calculate various things like desirability.
I also plan on adding some achievements and fine tuning my various simulations, like employment and population move in.

In the long term, I am considering translating my scripts to C#. I am considering this because C# has various features like operator overloading that I would love to take advantage of but unfortunately JavaScript doesn’t support.

If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below.

Theme Change

Posted: September 29, 2011 in Blacks Corner Updates, Updates

Today I changed the theme of Black’s Corner! I think code looks much nicer with this new theme. (Let me know what you think in the comments. If you liked the old theme better don’t be afraid to speak up.

Theme Change

Posted: July 28, 2011 in Updates
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I just changed the blog to the Piano Black theme! Let me know how you like it!

This will be the first of many “Plans for Version x.x.x” post. In this posting I will detail what my plans are for the next version.

Bug Fixes:

  • Image expansion is still being finicky. Sometimes images that are too big pop out into a new div popup window, and sometimes they try to expand, and will only pop out into the div when you un-expand the image and re-expand it.
  • Item and Champion names seemed to have stopped working inexplicably. This will be an easy fix but must be done.

New Features:

  • Add more boards to the drop down menu.
  • Better post preview than is currently implemented
If you have any ideas for new features, or have any bugs you would Like to report, please leave a comment or email me at Thank you for reading!