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    Homestuck Ship Generator


    Want to create wacky, zany, out-of-the-realm-of-possibility ships?

    Use the Homestuck Ship Generator!

    Download v1.4

    Download Homestuck Ship Generator v1.4 only
    Download config.xml only

    Instructions:
    Download, extract and run. If you can't extract for whatever reason, download the two files separately, and put them in their own folder. Then run.

    Previous versions:

    Editing XML Files

    Version History:


    Feature List:
    - Supports combinational ships of A1 players, A1 ancestors, A2 players, A2 ancestors, B1 players, B1 ancestors, B2 players, B2 ancestors.
    - Allows user to choose the characters they wish to create ships for.
    - Supports graphical representation of four quadrants.
    - Allows users to choose which quadrants to generate ships for.
    - Will optionally ship people with themselves.
    - Will optionally ship people with alternate versions of themselves.
    - Will do same-sex, opposite-sex, or mixed ships. May select any of these three modes.
    - Allows users to define custom characters in XML file 'config.xml'


    Suggestions for additional features are appreciated.

    Planned Features:


    Screenies:


    My preference is to do this on my own, as a learning experience. My coding experience is limited, but I'm willing to learn.
    v1.0 was created in 12 hours. It can only get better/more complicated from here.

    Yeah. It's more complicated now.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Sweet! I could try to make a thread banner if you want. Just give me some dimensions and ideas and I'll see what I can do. I'm not the best, but it'd be something. /completelyignoresdesignatedfirstorderofbusiness
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Dastardly bananas View Post
    Sweet! I could try to make a thread banner if you want. Just give me some dimensions and ideas and I'll see what I can do. I'm not the best, but it'd be something. /completelyignoresdesignatedfirstorderofbusiness
    I have some ideas for one as well, and I'd like to give it a shot. However, I made a promise here and on Smogon that I'd have stuff written by the end of the day, so I need to finish that first. This thing has sidetracked me enough for right now.

    However, if mine turns out to look awful, you can have first shot at it.

    Also, nothing is getting changed until I actually can get a download link for this thing. I'm sure someone has a suggestion.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by User 18 View Post
    I could probably make it do this if I had enough time.
    Right now, names are hardcoded as a single-dimensional array, but I could add filtering for multiple attributes like universe, family, age etc. in a multidimensional array.
    Well, I'd say classes are preferable, and I guess that could work, but it's definitely going to be messier the more you change it.

    You should probably expect to look back at in in half a year and laugh, at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dregadude View Post
    Great, those 64 are all we need. (I don't care what anyone says, we're not throwing exiles into this.)



    This is irrelevant to what we're trying to accomplish, and can just be considered in the analysis of what we're shipping.
    It is relevant to what I'm trying to accomplish, which is establish high coding standards.
    Software Development is more than just slapping some code into a compiler, and robustness is one of the most important things to take note of.

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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    This is a beautiful thread just the way it is. I'm tearing up right now.

    I think we should overanalyze one ship a day, just to pace ourselves. Seconded? /continuestocompletelyignoredesignatedfirstorderofb usiness
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Conspicuous View Post
    Well, I'd say classes are preferable, and I guess that could work, but it's definitely going to be messier the more you change it.

    You should probably expect to look back at in in half a year and laugh, at least.
    Yeah, my plan for options was to add a second window that gave filtering options, and such.

    The 'Generate!' button will call the main class, which will call a different class to generate based on which options were selected.

    I'm sure there's a better way even than this, but I can't think of it off the top of my head.

    CompSci at my school is pretty awful. I want to learn how to code properly, but the school isn't really facilitative of that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dregadude View Post
    This is a beautiful thread just the way it is. I'm tearing up right now.

    I think we should overanalyze one ship a day, just to pace ourselves. Seconded? /continuestocompletelyignoredesignatedfirstorderofb usiness
    This is a dev thread. You want to overanalyze the awful ships that come from this abomination, do it somewhere else.

    I provide the tools. I want no part of the analysis.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by User 18 View Post
    I have some ideas for one as well, and I'd like to give it a shot. However, I made a promise here and on Smogon that I'd have stuff written by the end of the day, so I need to finish that first. This thing has sidetracked me enough for right now.

    However, if mine turns out to look awful, you can have first shot at it.

    Also, nothing is getting changed until I actually can get a download link for this thing. I'm sure someone has a suggestion.
    Fine with me. I was probably going to procrastinate on it anyway.

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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    We really, really need a shipping thread in MSPA Discussion.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Guess what!

    There's a download link now!
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    This should have a list of character-associated-words to generate random names for the ships along with the ships themselves.

    Using JohnXVriska as an example, John could have an array of words associated with him ("Air", "breath", "derp") and Vriska would have an array of words also ("Spider", "eight", "luck"). It would randomly pick any one of these words and produce "Spiderbreath", "luckair", "eightderp" et cetera as a random ship name.

    Might be quite fun to play about with, seeing as this is a random generation program.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackholePA View Post
    This should have a list of character-associated-words to generate random names for the ships along with the ships themselves.

    Using JohnXVriska as an example, John could have an array of words associated with him ("Air", "breath", "derp") and Vriska would have an array of words also ("Spider", "eight", "luck"). It would randomly pick any one of these words and produce "Spiderbreath", "luckair", "eightderp" et cetera as a random ship name.

    Might be quite fun to play about with, seeing as this is a random generation program.
    I am glaring at this post so hard right now. I suppose it's doable, but it seems like an awful lot of work.

    Hmm. Maybe not.

    I'm not a fan of the idea, but maybe I'll put it in as an option?

    If someone wants to put a list of such words together, I'll consider it. However, we have 64 characters now, and I'm sure people will want me to add more.

    E: Has anyone downloaded it? Does it work for other people?
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    The point of this tool was to come up with random ships, and then to talk about them. So if it's alright with you, can I steal this tool and bring it back to Comic Discussion to do just that?

    I can make words if you want.

    But later; right now I'm busy.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    I downloaded it and it works. I also just got Condecse A1 Feferi.

    Hmm...
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Dregadude View Post
    The point of this tool was to come up with random ships, and then to talk about them. So if it's alright with you, can I steal this tool and bring it back to Comic Discussion to do just that?

    I can make words if you want.

    But later; right now I'm busy.
    Yeah, feel free to talk about it in ComDisc.

    It doesn't run online, and I already made a post that it exists over there, but if you want to talk about a ship over there generated with this tool, feel free.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dastardly bananas View Post
    I downloaded it and it works. I also just got Condecse A1 Feferi.

    Hmm...
    Great!

    Not so much the ship, but the thing works.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    I'm thinking more along the lines of its own thread. But since you've given me permission, I'll get that running tomorrow!

    And of course give you credit for the engine. Not all of us are thieves.

    What are you talking about CondecseA1 Feferi is a beautiful thing.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Dregadude View Post
    I'm thinking more along the lines of its own thread. But since you've given me permission, I'll get that running tomorrow!

    And of course give you credit for the engine. Not all of us are thieves.

    What are you talking about CondecseA1 Feferi is a beautiful thing.
    Its own thread would be fine as well, but I think I remember hearing about something similar that got shut down...

    Depending on how much of a trouble it becomes, it might well warrant its own thread, but that's not really my thing. I don't ship much.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Dave Rose
    Looks like it needs an "ectobiological incest proofer" and "selfcest proofer" (Jade Grandma English was seen, I think, but I was clicking fast).

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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleb702 View Post
    Looks like it needs an "ectobiological incest proofer" and "selfcest proofer".
    It doesn't pair people with themselves (at least it's not supposed to). However, that's all it checks.

    This was a blank page 12 hours ago. Please don't expect it to be perfect already

    I'll add it to the list of planned features, although some people don't mind that kind of ship...

    Maybe as an option.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleb702 View Post
    (Jade Grandma English was seen, I think, but I was clicking fast).
    They are different characters, if not as different as say Terezi and Dirk.

    It's like people ship Davesprite with people and Dave with people, but they're different ships because they're seen as different characters.

    Another thing for the list of options, I guess.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by User 18 View Post
    Its own thread would be fine as well, but I think I remember hearing about something similar that got shut down...

    Depending on how much of a trouble it becomes, it might well warrant its own thread, but that's not really my thing. I don't ship much.
    Says the one who created the ultimate crackshipping tool?

    And if Davesprite's going in then all the sprites are going in. Think about this, User 18.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Dregadude View Post
    Says the one who created the ultimate crackshipping tool?
    It wasn't my idea, I just wrote the darn thing.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Oh right, this all was my idea.

    Sorry?

    Also, I downloaded it and got what will be the first discussion: Jade Roxy A1 Dolorosa.

    This thing has some interesting results.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    I got Summoner Grandpa Harley at one point. Now that's an ironic ship.

    E: And now A1 Disciple A1 Darkleer. More irony.
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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    okay so

    I have some ideas about how this should be coded and I think I might need to just go do it

    or else I'll end up busting out the class diagrams or some shit

    oh yes. there will be interfaces.

    is that cool?

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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    I decided to mess around with this, and one of the very first ships I got was Poppop Jane.

    Anyways, I like the idea of this. It seems pretty neat so far.

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    Re: Homestuck Ship Generator

    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriousOutsider View Post
    okay so

    I have some ideas about how this should be coded and I think I might need to just go do it

    or else I'll end up busting out the class diagrams or some shit

    oh yes. there will be interfaces.

    is that cool?
    Argh, I don't know how to say this.

    Who am I to say you can't write a program that you want to?

    I kind of wanted this to be my thing, but whatever. I'll probably still work on adding features and such to this one.

    My plan for this was to use it as a learning experience, and work toward figuring out what people wanted added as I went. It wouldn't be the most efficient or best possible code for the effect, but it would be mine. Now that's entirely selfish of me, I realize, but I can't help but feel that anyone else who tries this would end up doing an infinitely better job than I.

    If you have ideas, I'd love to hear them, I'm just worried that I'll get totally shown up.

    If you really want to do something, then I guess you can go ahead, but again, I was kind of hoping to keep this as something of mine.

    I know this is worded really badly, so I'm going to stop now.
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