Server offline until website move

All data at kg8x8boardgames.com website is moving to kBoardGames.com. kg8x8boardgames.com URL will soon redirect to kBoardGames.com. Server will remain offline until 2020-Dec 7 at the earliest. A newer version of the software will go online shortly after the website redirect. User memberships will work at the new website. The new website will still look the same and be powered by the same software. Only the data is moving. Sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused.

Board Games V1.4.0 now online

New changes to existing features are in this client version. Server needed to be updated because of those changes. Also, this release fixes many bugs.

Scrollbar class had an overhaul. Scrollbar can no longer take mouse input or touch input. scrollbar area can now be scrolled. Scrollbar does not scroll when clicking an item on it such as a button.
   
Button input how happens either from just a press or from a press then release. Therefore, a button action can happen either when player touches the button or when player releases the mouse or finger from a button.
   
A fair amount of buttons were rearranged. Options menu background was added to the bottom of most scenes. At the right-corner of scenes that has an options menu, a red "X" button once clicked will return the user to the title scene.
   
Icons instead of buttons are now at the title scene. Here are those buttons.

house feature Multiplayer Online.
house feature Player 1 vs Player 2.
house feature Player vs Computer.

house feature

The creating room scene had to be redone because of a scrollbar bug that could not be fixed. The scrollbar was removed from that scene. The above image shows how the creating room looked before this update.

house feature

The game options seen in the above image may change when clicking on a different image. When more games are added to the client, there will be a left sided arrow beside the checkers game image and a right sided image beside the signature game image. Another game will be displayed when one of those arrows are clicked. Also, with this layout it is possible to add more options to the games without the need of a scrollbar.

Many more minor changes in this release. See the changeLog.txt for more information.

Board Games V1.3.0 now online

The only new feature in this release is the changes to the login box. Now there is an option to remember the last known password at the login box. Also, the last name used to login to the game is remembered and displayed in the username field of the login box.

Major bugs where fixed. There were three bugs that crippled the board game play in some way. For example, the signature game pieces did not move correctly around the board. Also, many minor bugs were fixed. See the changeLog.txt for more details.

Board Games V1.2.1 now online

New to the website are the client/server Version 1.2.1 for android phone and windows desktop. This is a major bug fix.

The change log was removed from the website. You can view the software changes within the changeLog.txt file at the root of the software folder.

Board Games V1.2.0 now online

This release fixes a few bugs. A new feature in the client software is the keyboard. It displays when a player clicks the input field to type in something then closes after 3 seconds on inactivity.

A client version of the software is now available for android. You can now download the android client release at the downloads link.

Board Games V1.1.0 now online

New to the website are the client/server Version 1.1.0. Those release has fixes to many bugs. Download it here or view the changes.

Just before the client connects to the server and as the server is about to go online, the client/server software connect to the website to see if their software version are the same as the website version within a file. If the software version does not match the website version then the software will pull files from the website so to keep its software updated.

In this release the server was built in cpp instead of neko. Therefore, changes to the batch file were changed for the server. If you have installed a prior version of the server software then note the software updater will not work anymore. You will need to download the newer version of the server software at the download link from the main menu or click here.

The client is the software used to play a game. At the top of this website notice the words "Clients Online" and a number to the right side of that name. That number refers to the amount of players in game. There will always be a minimum of 2 players when the server is online. Those players are computer players. So, you can increase your game statistics anytime. The two computer games that will always be available are chess and the signature game. You can access those games from the lobby.

Look at the screenshots. After the client is loaded, connect to the server from that title scene. From there you can login to the game using the username and password of "demo". You are at the lobby after you login. Room 1 and 2 are used to play against the computer.

House feature now available

Use your house coins that you get after you play a board game on the day of the house coins event to build your isometric house. You are able to place floor, wall, door and window tiles on the map. place furniture items in front or behind a wall, door or window. You are able to send a furniture item in front or behind another furniture item. You are able to scroll the map, hide a furniture item and rotate a furniture item in the direction of nw, ne, se and sw. You can save the house layout.

house feature

Limitations of the house feature are; you are not able to create a 1x1 tile room and you cannot change the order of two furniture items when one item is in front of a wall, door or window and the other is behind that wall, door or window.

House feature coming soon

If you get bored playing board games then have fun creating an isometric house. House is a side game where you can make isometric rooms by placing floor tiles, wall tiles and furniture anywhere in the house.

Use house coins that you get after a board game is played to purchase furniture. You can only receive a house coin when the house coins event is active. You will be given 1 house coin when you lose a board game and 2 house coins when you win a board game.

Images of the house feature will be at the screenshots link. A player's house. You will soon be able to access your house from the lobby. The house and house coins will be available when the next client version is online.

You will be able to move or rotate a furniture item. You can put a furniture item behind another furniture item or send it behind a wall. Depending on the wall layout, a north/south wall that you place on the map will automatically either be displayed in front of a west/east wall or displayed behind the west/east wall. Ability to scroll the map. More about this topic soon after the next client update.