Jul 24 2009 Games Programming

The application was for the game "The Hive" a Planetarion clone originally named Spaceminers.
I also have a copy of the games source code here. It was released with no license.  

The app was a battle calculator and was nearly unusable. First of all the css was broken, divs were misaligned, and class names did not match or were missing entirely. Same with some of the Javascript. On the PHP side pasting was broken, half of the calculations were wrong, all of the resources were mis-labelled and wrong, capping calculations broken, the combat log didn't work anymore, and it used Superglobals.

So I fixed all that and added a bit of my own style.
The application is very nice under the hood and I like to think I've done it justice. I'd even say it is a major draw of the game.

Mine ← Link to my local copy.

Theirs ← The one on the games url.

Download ← The code.

As I mentioned here's the original game code as I received it. I advise you to delete MyAddress.class. I suspect the admin was doing something shady with it and that's all I'll say about that.


May 24 2010
Comment #1 posted by Douglas Redlich at 6:05 am

Hey there, been looking all over the site for a contact email address or a way to get in contact with you. I had noticed you had the source code to a game called "The Hive" which as you mentioned looks to be a clone of an earlier round of Planetarion. I'm interested in developing this code however have had zero luck setting it up. Do you have any information on this? Eg: Is the code old where I have to run PHP4 and have register_globals=on ? Any help if you have any would be fantastic, if not that's great too. It's just exactly what I've been looking for and would be amazing if I could get it up and running.

May 24 2010
Comment #2 posted by Eric at 1:40 pm

Douglas: for the record that code is a clone of Planetarion called Spaceminers. The Hive is a port of Spaceminers and is no longer being developed.

I'm pretty sure you need register globals on. That shouldn't be too hard to fix though, right? A friend of mine had Spaceminers running. You can get in contact with him on IRC. irc.quakenet.org #armorbot his nick is Dr_Moogle. Also the guy that runs The Hive is on irc.netgamers.org #thehive and his nick is illusion.
Let me know how you make out.

May 24 2010
Comment #3 posted by Douglas Redlich at 7:30 pm

Thanks for the info, I found out it needs to be running PHP4 with register_globals on. Other than that there are a lot of hardcoded includes that had to be changed, but it seems to be running. I'll see if I can get a hold of your friend there, thanks a lot for the help!

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