Code Builder Release Notes:
Version 1.26.13, 12/2/04:
Changed the decoder link to the Dragon Realms DC2 Decoder due to
by Mithent Farsight.
I have changed the license to the Free Improvement License (my own
creation!). You can read it here
Now that my Dragon Code Builder is complete and the best and first
of its kind, I'm starting to see some attempts to steal my efforts. Please read the license below and stick to it!
Just because I'm a supporter of open source does not mean I think plagiarism is okay. I am working on anti-theft
measures to prevent unlicensed use. You will always be able to build a Dragon Code right here 24/7! Also, I plan to
start work soon on my own Dragon Code Decoder to replace the out-of-date one I link to currently. Watch for details!
Finally added appendage lengths! See release notes for information about its limitations.
Added some quick tips to building a Dragon Code.
Fixed a problem where users could erroneously enter a shaped species without entering
a main species.
Noticed a lot of people putting Gm/m or Gf/f because of a redundant
gender this, mentally same gender situation. Added a note to clarify that that is unnecessary.
Fixed "SPna" bug.
Added unknown values for every category of species. Added support
for shape-of and physical-form species modifiers. Species is now almost fully supported except for the limitation
mentioned in known bugs. Improved mating status and reworded one item that didn't make sense. Fixed a minor
resetting bug. Added free-text to length, width, and weight; now all the elements support it. The only major hole
in the builder now is the specific lengths for body parts; I will probably update that next.
Fixed unknown/variable support. Omitting species no longer assumes unknown
species. (For unknown species go to the bottom of the list.) Having more than one form no longer assumes that
you are a shapeshifter, but if you add a second form the option will be checked by default. (It is now possible to be
nothing but a shapeshifter.) Stable form added. Added free-text to appendages. Fixed "Other" bug. Added
free-text to color and fixed issues there.
Improved gender tag, this should be more than enough. Added one-dragon
properties corresponding to the decoders and specs.
Added Thaumivore to Diet, the only fully documented change to DC2.6. If
anyone knows of any other changes please let me know.
Fixed HTML output support to be compatible with
forums and journals that convert newlines to breaks.
Fixed null value bug when working with listboxes.
This change makes the code a tiny bit smaller, too.
Added "Dimar" dragon species.
Added marbled color type.
Added crests to appendages and colors.
Added huggability tag.
Arranged some things by alphabetic order.
If you notice a bug that is not listed here, let me know
, because I may not already be aware
The species tag is missing grouping symbols; don't expect to see those anytime soon
because that would require a total overhaul of the system and a lot more code. That would also make a basic
DC2 much harder to build for the average user.
Appendage lengths can only be specified once per appendage, so you cannot have some short legs
and some long legs (even though the spec would permit that). Also, you may only use one unit of measurement for
all appendage lengths; this is the way it is required by the DC2 spec.
Right now you can't specify a value for most tags, then follow it with a variable modifier
(e.g. saying that you are normally human-sized, but vary in size). This was left out due to confusion between
unspecified and nonpolar (e.g. completely variable vs. variable, but stable at the normal value). This won't be
fixed anytime soon because the best way to work around this is to use grouping symbols with the species
Free-text has very few error checks; you can create a free-text with conflicting double-quotes. I
figured most people would be smart enough not to try it and left the heavy bug-proofing out here. Use free-text
A lot of these items are paraphrased, abridged, or have different spelling in order to adapt
the definitions to an American audience. Deal with it, because I won't be fixing this at any time.
Distributive real life/virtual life tags are not supported and won't be. For the sake of simplicity,
create a separate code for your real life.
The separator for tags is a single space character. This can be changed easily in the script in
one step, but since I and everyone else would rather not see Dragon Codes without spaces or with
double-spacing, this will not be changed here.
Netscape or Internet Explorer 4. Suggested: Netscape or Internet
should work on virtually any up-to-date browser but do a test by only filling out a few tags before you dive