Declare (Purple Plum, is your declare null or?)
OMG IT WORK LOL
Gibson and Martin continue working on the roof.
You nulled it, and I already worked on my edit. You will have to merge it. Plus, I cannot see the image, so I can't merge it. Sorry.
The drones slide off the beam, the beam slides back inside and the door shuts. The two drones sit idle for a few seconds, then one extends four limbs, and the other starts to hover. The strange hovering one emits a yellow-ish light, while making a low humming sound. The one with limbs sits, staring into the void of the sky.
Will my character freeze? I can't have them in a functioning shelter for 2 or 3 turns (of my own. First is start of construction, etc)Code:========================= --CPU 'ZETA' ACTIVATED --Drone 1: Worker Class detected (HW-ID:776W) --Drone 2: Scout Class detected (HW-ID:778S) --CPU -> 776W: Sudo Wait_State --CPU -> 778S: Sudo Scan_Atmos.scr --776W -> CPU: Confirm. --778S -> CPU: Confirm. --778S -> CPU: TASK_FINISHED (Time: 00:05:00) Forwarding Results; --778S -> CPU: Results: Pressure: 1.03 ATM. Composed of: N (78%), O2 (19%), UNKNOWN_ELEMENT (2%). Temperature -17C. Di-hydrogen Monoxide detected (Liquid, Gas, Solid). --CPU -> 778S: Data Received. Stored In DATABASE @ 0x001. --CPU -> 778S: Sudo Scout_Commands.list --778S -> CPU: Confirmed. ===========================================================
Is it dead or are people out having lives or some crazy non-sense?
declare :) its the holidays
The creature thing takes justin up through the hole and leaves him on the side, he tells ediku that he has been trapped there for a long time .
The floating drone emitting yellow light hovers over to the man next to the green tent. The drone sits there scanning the man. The other drone that was staring into the void of nothingness suddenly comes alive, by transforming one of it's limbs into this hand that emits orange. It seems to collect materials from within the pod and place them where it decides. Using this, walls are slowly built, along with floors. Wooden beams support the structure while under construction. It features a small door at the top to allow the hover drone entry once it is finished.
Code:==================================== --778S -> CPU: Scanning LIFEFORM. --CPU -> 776W: Sudo QSS.bld. --776W -> CPU: Confirmed. --778S -> CPU: SCAN_RESULTS: "Lifeform_ID: 001. Species: Homo sapiens. Elements: C, N, O, H, UNKW. Temperature: 0C. Internal Organs detected. Possible freezing detected. Alive? Unsure." --CPU -> 778S: Data stored in DATABASE @ 0x002. --778S -> CPU: Proceeding Scanning. --CPU -> 776W: Sudo Build_Queue = QSS.bld, MCU.bld, FTLC.bld; --776W -> CPU: Confirmed. --CPU: Evaluating data for further use. ====================================
Ekidu sees that Justin is somewhat okay, so he returns to mining. He breaks a chunk of coal and copper ore, it falls perfectly into the vine.
The hover drone floats past the person, and over the lake. It scans the lake. The other drone continues constructing what appears to be a shelter.
Code:=========================== --778S -> CPU: SCAN_RESULTS "Contents: Di-hydrogen Monoxide. Radioactive Elements Detected. Dangerous, not for consumption. Life Bearing: None Found. Radiation at 1,500 rem." --CPU -> 778S: Stored in DATABASE @ 0x003. --CPU -> 778S: RESUME_COMMAND; --778S -> CPU: Confirmed. ===========================
Ekidu takes the ore chunks over to the mossy cave floor and creates a makeshift smelting furnace. He burns the copper with the coal. Meanwhile, the tree's vine spreads out throughout the cavern, and Ekidu's complexion slightly changes.
The hover drone continues onward, and soon arrives at the golden tree. It scans it, and this time emits a strange greenish beam. The beam collects a small material sample of the tree. The worker drone continues constructing, and then finishes. It then starts to make a room below the pod.
Oh and the coded parts are communication between the CPU and the drones, they are broadcasting over a radio frequency (21.37 Hz) and encrypted, in addition, they are in binary. So unless you have a radio tuned to the right frequency, and decrypt it, and translate the remaining from binary, characters shouldn't know anything in it. I just include it so that you have a better idea of what the drones and CPU are doing. It would be difficult for characters to communicate with the drones without radios, but gestures might work. You will have to experiment on ways to communicate with them if you so desire.Code:===================================== --776W -> CPU: Finished QSS.bld. Unable to construct MCU.bld in current space, executing SFP.bld; --778S -> CPU: Scanning lifeform (ID002); --778S -> CPU: Scan Results: "Lifeform_ID: 002. Species: UNKNOWN. Elements: C, N, O, UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN, UNKNOWN. Temperature: UNABLE TO DETERMINE. Electric Activity Detected. Possibly sentient. Living." --CPU -> 778S: Stored in DATABASE @ 0x004. --CPU -> 778S: Extract Sample size 3. --778S -> CPU: Confirmed; Sample extracted size 3. --CPU -> 778S: RETURN_HOME; --778S -> CPU: Confirmed. --CPU -> 776W: Add_to_queue SciCont.bld - Priority 3; --776W -> CPU: Confirmed; Current Queue: SFP.bld, MCU.bld, SciCont.bld, FTLC.bld. --CPU -> 776W: 1. =====================================
Oh and just so everyone knows, the coded parts for my drones are also encrypted but they're not in binary or on the radio. It's some other secret computer signal which happened to be invented in "make believe land". In case you care, it's actually some incomprehensible temporal dimensions code which the other characters can't understand and is only there for story purposes, similar to what Gnomical is doing.
However my drones are perfectly capable of understanding English, Binary, whatever. So feel free to talk with them.
Oh and declare.
The heaters have been shut off, after killing off 4 fish, the drones realize the lake isn't going to get cold enough to freeze solid. Drone 3 remains in the lake waiting for supplies to arrive while drone 1 hovers upwards.
Drone 2 meanwhile grabs some supplies from Gibson and Martin's home and promptly opens their front door. It prepares to leave but asks if it can take the wood, and what not, to fabricate something in the lake.
Drone 1 detects something "similar", another drone of sorts, but more primitive. It reports back to the main pod.
A message is broadcasted at 21.37 hz in radio waves, for Gnomical's drones to intercept.Code:Drone 1 report:Primitive robotic entity discovered, seeking advice Advice received-action:sending enquiry message Drone communication wavelength established:21.37 hertz Drone default language detected:Base-2(Also known as binary, used in many primitive computing devices) Sending message-message received? Awaiting response...
Survey Drone 1 posted:
The hover drone changes direction and heads back the way it came, while carrying a sample of the golden tree. The worker drone continues construction on the room.
A radio signal is transmitted from the scout drone at 21.37 Hz.Code:================================ --CPU: Radio Transmission detected. Intercepting... --CPU: Message received. Uploading to DATABASE @ 0x005. --CPU -> 778S: Sudo Transmit msg.pck; FQ 21.37Hz, Base-2, no encryption. --778S -> CPU: Confirmed. Broadcasting. ================================
Declare, hopefully my upload will work.
Gibson lets the droid take the materials. Gibson and Martin store the stone that has fallen, and store it in their storehouse. They dis-assemble the ladder and put it in the storage. They also add some more wood to the fire so it won't go out, since it is really cold outside.
Gibson and Martin get ready to clear the next part of the roof, and advise the droid to move out of the way. If not we will gently push you out.
(Made the snow level rise a bit)
Sorry for the delay, but the upload finally worked!
Man, now I wonder why the Pixel Wars forum disappeared.
Probably because everyone who actively used it moved to a custom forum...
I even see an old template guy, you guys should check out the Picture Wars forum :)
I used to be on picture wars but i just got bored off it....
The thing cleans up the green stuff .
He finds a fish and gives it to justin .
Justin starts to cook the fish.
He tells Ediku that he saw some strange minearals down in the cave, under the water.
And i redouced plums wood,iron i am not blind .
Ekidu fashions a copper spear and improves his worn out pick-axe with a copper head. The other sentient plant begins the same hue changing process as Ekidu.
The hover drone goes back inside, and deposits the sample inside a newly built device. The device starts emitting purple light and makes a humming sound. The drone then goes back inside the original pod, and retracts. The worker drone having finished the room constructed a device on the top, and begins constructing another, larger, device on the second floor.
The device isn't a character, it is just a machine that is hosted on the network, allowing for the CPU to order it. Currently there are four connected devices, each having their own I.N. number (Basically an IP number). The CPU is at 0.0.0.0, 776W is 0.0.0.1, 778S is 0.0.0.2. The numbers are not used when a device has a HW-ID (Think of it as a domain name). The device that was just connected doesn't have a HW-ID because it does very little compared to, say, the machine that is being built right now. I made a few minor changes, namely the door to the upper area was replaced with a force-field type door, it just separates the rooms. No protection is granted and anything can pass through it. I just didn't want a door there. The door to the top and the door containing the CPU in the pod also are now locked (Indicated by the red pixel instead of yellow.) Oh, before I forget, Gamma when you translate the timestamp, use this site. It's not a normal UNIX timestamp. If you try and convert it using a UNIX timestamp converter, it gives you the wrong data.Code:========================== --778S -> CPU: Sample Deposited, entering Sleep mode. --776W -> CPU: SciCont.bld constructed. Next_In_Queue MCU.bld. --CPU -> 776W: Refresh_Queue "MCU.bld, FTLC.bld"; --776W -> CPU: Confirmed. --CPU: New Device Connected. I.N. Assigned @ 0.0.0.3; --CPU -> 0.0.0.3: Boot. --0.0.0.3: Device Online. Now Accepting Commands. --CPU -> 0.0.0.3: Execute Scan; --0.0.0.3: Device Scanner started, material located. Scanning.. Results will be sent once completed. --CPU: HW-ID778S state is Sleep. Required Processes: 250, Current Processes: 350. Setting 100 processes on STANDBY... ==========================
A spaceship flies in and projects down some sort of antenna and emits a very loud sound to alert that something was delivered.
It then stays and hovers until the parcel is taken by the expected receiver (Gnomical)
(You can make up what it is)
(@Badboyuk: can you take over Kensu (the green thing with the vine) as he doesn't play a role in my story anymore, you can kill him or make him team up with you or whatever :P)
(@Purple Plum: Wouldn't Martin and Gibson be wondering where Kensu is around about now? Remember they don't know about the 5HX Zombie yet)
here. Have a look and if Picture wars is up your alley then make an account there, post haste I did, haven't regretted it yet.
(Venturing further off topic, Kommrad you've got a hell of a lot of posts...)
And now back on topic- Declare
The fish in the lake are captured and stored within a specialised cage by drone 3. Drone 1 leaves Martin and Gibson's home then arrives inside the lake with the supplies, what could they be constructing? Drone 2 heads towards the other "CPU Zeta" drones, sending them one more message. On the way there it scans the golden tree, their crashed pod should have the materials to create a black and green doppelganger of it.
Another message is broadcasted at 21.37 hz, in radio waves, for Gnomical's drones to intercept.
(Don't worry about the size of the binary text guys, I've thought of a solution to rectify that, as those who can understand binary will know)Survey Drone 1 posted:
The hover drone 'wakes' back up and heads out of the base. The worker drone continues construction on the machine.
A signal is transmitted from the hover drone at 21.37hz, in addition a smaller field is projected at 21.36hz.Code:=========================== --CPU: Radio Broadcast detected. Analyzing... --CPU: Data Analyzed. --CPU -> 778S: ONLINE; --CPU: Hibernating Processes have been reactivated. Current processes: 360; --778S: Drone Activated. --CPU -> 778S: Sudo move (1628, 509); --778S -> CPU: Move Confirmed. --CPU -> 778S: Sudo transmit msg2.pck, FQ 21.37hz Base-2 No encryption; --778S -> CPU: Confirmed. --CPU -> 778S: Sudo project_field DATA_TRANSFER 21.36hz --778A -> CPU: Confirmed. --CPU: Unknown Parcel detected above compound. ===========================
Damn shame its already started by Recon/slice.
PW posts can add up quickly Gamma.
Just want to say we have allready got 2 robot species , i dont want anymore ok .
Justin eats the cooked fish. He takes the wooden plank from the water and puts it on the hole , so nobody falls through it.
The green thing breaks through the wooden planks and spreads its vines to trap the zombe, but the green thing has started to turn yellow, and has wrapped its self aswell.
Drone 1 broadcasts another message to the Zeta drones, before heading underground. It crashes through the fabrics of Justin's old tent and heads down the chasm. The drone then bellows out in a loud but synthetic voice, "Hello? Anyone down there?" The drone then waits for a reply, if none comes, it'll confirm with a visual check.
Drone 2 meanwhile begins forming a contraption out of the watering can, some bricks and the special green/black material that the pod has been providing them. The drones are intending to create a crude version of what is known as pykrete, using the wood and the heater (set on reverse or cooling mode). Some of special green/black material is put back inside the pod and replaced with the stone, the drones don't have an infinite supply of the material so it would be best to conserve some.
Drone 3 meanwhile begins planting an artificial version of the tree that Ekidu was created from, the scan revealing some of the specifics required to fashion the special tree. Though since it is not biologically made it'll be slightly different.
Another message is broadcasted at 21.37 hz for Gnomical's drones to intercept.
[release]A secondary message is transferred at 21.36hz, containing the language data, to be uploaded into the drone. One more message is sent at 21.37hz, saying "If the language data has been successfully uploaded please respond to this message in the relevant language. If not, continue conversing in Base-2."Survey drone 1 posted:
The hover drone heads in the direction of the golden tree. The worker drone finishes constructing the machine, constructs a odd looking room, then goes up and quickly constructs what looks like a radio dish. The drone then notices that all material supplies are gone, and starts to mine. The CPU unit moves down into the odd looking room, and once it connects into a strange looking port on the bottom, the background changes from the grayish black to green and red.
The dish starts broadcasting directional radio signals. The signals head up through the atmosphere, soon reaching an object in orbit. The object's dish receives the signals, and soon transmits back.Code:================================== --778S -> CPU: Data Transferred. Uploaded to network. --CPU -> 778S: Scout; --778S -> CPU: Confirmed. --776W -> CPU: MCU Finished, constructing CPUU.bld; --CPU: New Device Connected. Assigned I.N. 0.0.0.4; --0.0.0.4: Online - HW-ID 770M; --CPU -> 770M: wait_state; --776W -> CPU: CPUU.bld finished, constructing FTLC.bld; --CPU: System Moving.. Socket Connected. Activating.. CPU Upgrade in progress.. ETA: 01:00:00. --776W -> CPU: FTLC.bld finished. Queue finished. --CPU -> 776W: Sudo mineral_search; --776W -> CPU: Confirmed. --CPU: FTLC Connected. Testing Connection.. ==================================
I added ladders, as I forgot to put them in before. The connection that was just made was from the land based CPU to the orbital satellite which brought them here (It includes a communication satellite to report back to Command. The top part that is empty is where the drop pod was.) GalNet is basically their intergalactic network. It tried to go the most direct route, but couldn't for whatever reason. It went through a longer route and is now attempting to access the galactic system for the drone squads. From there it can send and receive data and other things. Oh and the CPU upgrade will just allow one more drone, and it isn't a guarantee to be successful. Think of it as overclocking, it might work perfectly, it might work for a while, or it might not work. In addition to the new required physical space, it will require another hardware unit which might be impossible to build, and a data update from Galnet. Gamma, they have the language data but they are not broadcasting a message using it yet as the newly acquired link to OCS has higher priority. Give them time and they should broadcast again.Code:================================== --Orbital_Comms_Satellite Reached: 35ms. --OCS: Connection Verified. Sending Test Packet (1 byte); --CPU: Test Packet Received (1 byte) 35ms; --CPU -> OCS: Galactic Link Present? --OCS: Pinging GalNet.... --OCS: Connection Not Found. Signal not received at Relay Station (65 AU). --CPU: Ping Relay Station (35); --OCS: Pinging.. --OCS: Relay Station replied with 4 bytes. Connection Established. --CPU: Login PREON_POD.PREON:886 SECURE_TUNNEL; --OCS: Accessing Data. Data Sent. Awaiting Confirmation. ==================================
Gamma, that's true everywhere!
The old PW forum and the sub forum here had the same amount.
It would be nice if the Pixel Wars subforum was reopened.
Facepunch is much more familiar and active than our current corner of the world, and it has quite a few more members too.
But we have a nice, shiny forum just for people like you and me! It's moderated by fellow PW players and there are separate sections and everything!
Yeah, it was never a very big subforum. Still, the glory days here were amazing...
Such as the Great Civilization War. I'm not trying to sound like an oldie, but you don't really see things like that on the new forum. Then again, I haven't been there for a while. There was also Ooft, Facepunch Island, the Wasteland RP... well, the Wasteland RP never really took off, but that was near the end of the Pixel Wars forums' lifetime.
The Man, who became unconscious due to the mutant virus seeping through his blood stream wakes up, realizing he is frozen solid. Bare skin remains where a cut was, but the exposed skin burns with icy wrath. The virus, unable to cope with even this cold weather dies before it infects him, and his suit's Temperature regulation had kept him alive. He weakly retreats to the HQ, where he removes his Gasmask and shirt, asking his Persian friend for a new one. The Persian briefly takes his own gasmask off, relieved The Caucasian guy is okay.
Is it too late to join? If not I'll introduce myself later.
You can join my friend :)
I'm going to join but i'll wait a few turns to declare