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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

I made a very useful modification to the online web version of PointBlank.

Before there was no way to store off the results so you couldn't link them to another person / website or whatever. This has now changed. When a trajectory is computed, it literally writes the image file out to the server and then links to that image when it displays the results. This means you can compute a snazzy trajectory for your new WizBang rifle, and post the results on other websites or send them to friends! Its a little free advertising for HuntingNut as I put a little info in the upper left corner where the image was generated from.

The images are pretty tiny, 19k each in size. I've set it to recycle images after a certain time, so we don't totally fill up the web server. So I set it to 9999 images before the counter loops and begins overwriting 0001 for example.

As a bonus, this will also reduce server load if lots of people are computing ballistics.

Here's an example of the new image you can link.



I need to add the angle calculation code from the PC version to the online version so people can calculate trajectories shot at angles.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

SWEET!!!!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

DEFINITELY!!! Yeah!! Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

wtf Do ya think we could add a moon phase chart too??? Just kidding!!! Laughing Keep up the good work.......it’s greatly appreciated!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

Oh yea and I have made alot of progress on the new PC version. Got a few more things to address then I think we'll release it as a wide / open beta test. Its a piece of cake to release new versions now with the auto-patcher ability.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

Not only the best website on the internet but the best ballistics software too!! You've done well Dallan!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

Dallan you are awesome!!!! I am amazed at your dedication to the software and this site. I think you'll actually figure out how to compensate for the "old man shake" someday. You're great your work is greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

Added in the Angle calculation code, results show up in the table. I need to draw it on the trajectory as well maybe? Dunno how interested people are in that.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

It might be interesting to see it in the trajectory if its not too difficult.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

Hi, there.
Thanks for a great job!.
Anyway, is it possible to add an option for input and output in metric units?
Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:56 am    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

Dallan.....YOU DA MAN. Well done mate. I can only reiterate what everyone else has said...thank you for both Hunting Nut and Point Blank.

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One day we'll find a way to thank you in a more suitable way other than just saying it...you certainly deserve it mate.

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: PointBlankOnline updated Reply with quote

Being new to HuntingNut, and working with the original PointBlank software, I am thoroughly excited for the new release.

I love that the original software will allow a user to document where fired shots hit the targets at a specified distance, and that the trajectory profile and target can be printed. I print these to PDF and keep a logbook of various combinations of powder and bullet. Also, the easy-to-modified databases (.txt files) for powerder etc is the most convenient feature.

Your time and effort are appreciated more than you know.
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