DR TEAMCAST wrote:wow i can't believe i missed this, we've needed something like this for ages, great stuff 9x. if you keep improving upon this, it could become something really powerful for all of us
what might be cool is a global chat room if there's a way it'd be secure and bot-free
Thanks for the kind words! I'm really happy you're enjoying DreamPi Companion!
There isn't really much to expand on, now. 1.2.1 was supposed to be to proposed 'final' version of DPC, as far as i could tell back in May. The only real reason a 1.3 exists in the first place is because the DreamPi author, Kazade, changed some crap in his code which messed with DPC's title ID database. For professional and resume-inclusion reasons, i make DPC look a bit more mature with the new 'Elite' theme; The inclusion of themes was purely accidental as i figured not everyone would prefer a darker theme. Even myself i miss the old white theme so i made the ability to toggle between theme bundles and updated the classic assets to be compatible. Neat bonus, i think but purely unintentional from the start.
I also really wanted to include some form of search functionality, which is now available
, as before you could only favorite a user if you catch them online, which makes no sense. You should be able to keep track of anyone at anytime that way you can get notified when they go online from the start!
My main goal with DPC was to have a simple and user-friendly interface that allows you to see who's playing and the current libraries and rank of each player on DreamPi (who's currently online). The main interface is browser only which isn't optimal since browsers can be memory gobblers. I wanted something sleek i could just pull up and save on resources. I really wanted people to SEE what games each person owns, which the browser GUI does not offer. This helps people matchmake and, with the inclusion of notifications, makes finding a game easier. Just leave DPC running in the background and wait for the jingle to play... when you hear the log in sound, you know it's game time.
Simple things to make the experience better.
I'm not sure if I would ever incorporate a chat utility; I figured most people would just flock to Discord or Overtone. DC-Talk also has a chat section. -- Maybe in the future... doubt it, though.
Right now i just want to focus on stability, usability and features. I want to make DreamPi gaming easier and more accessible... the face DPC is multisystem is a good start. Don't matter if you're a Windows9X/XP/7+ guy, a mac person or even a Linux lad... there is a flavor for everyone.