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A bunch of additions, tweaks, and improvements.

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1 parent c5cb565 commit 1b8f1e7e9bf683421bb7504a5a6965a778768a07 @gtaylor committed May 23, 2011
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17 apps/pages/urls.py
@@ -5,10 +5,25 @@
url(r'^$',
TemplateView.as_view(template_name="pages/index.html"),
name='home'),
+ # Sent this out in a mailing list mail, so already accumulating
+ # backwards-compatibiltiy cruft!
+ # TODO: Remove this after most players have signed up.
url(r'^get_playing/',
- TemplateView.as_view(template_name="pages/get_playing.html"),
+ TemplateView.as_view(template_name="pages/registration.html"),
name='pages-get_playing'),
+ url(r'^registration/',
+ TemplateView.as_view(template_name="pages/registration.html"),
+ name='pages-registration'),
url(r'^payment_received/',
TemplateView.as_view(template_name="pages/payment_received.html"),
name='pages-payment_received'),
+ url(r'^getting_started/',
+ TemplateView.as_view(template_name="pages/getting_started.html"),
+ name='pages-getting_started'),
+ url(r'^useful_resources/',
+ TemplateView.as_view(template_name="pages/useful_resources.html"),
+ name='pages-useful_resources'),
+ url(r'^support/',
+ TemplateView.as_view(template_name="pages/support.html"),
+ name='pages-support')
)
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11 html/base.html
@@ -29,7 +29,16 @@
<a href="{% url home %}">Home</a>
</div>
<div class="menu_button">
- <a href="{% url pages-get_playing %}">Get Playing</a>
+ <a href="{% url pages-registration %}">Registration</a>
+ </div>
+ <div class="menu_button">
+ <a href="{% url pages-getting_started %}">Getting Started</a>
+ </div>
+ <div class="menu_button">
+ <a href="{% url pages-useful_resources %}">Useful Resources</a>
+ </div>
+ <div class="menu_button">
+ <a href="{% url pages-support %}">Support</a>
</div>
<div class="menu_button">
<a href="http://groups.google.com/group/creeperslament">Mailing List</a>
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112 html/pages/getting_started.html
@@ -0,0 +1,112 @@
+{% extends "base.html" %}
+
+{% block title %}Getting Started{% endblock %}
+
+{% block body %}
+<h1>Getting Started</h1>
+
+<p>
+ <em>
+ Note: If you have not registered (via a trial membership or by paying
+ dues), this page will not be of any use to you, as you won't be able to
+ connect to the server. See the
+ <a href="{% url pages-registration %}">Registration</a> page.
+ </em>
+</p>
+
+<p>
+ This is a brief, down-and-dirty guide to getting started on our humble
+ Minecraft server. We assume that you have been white-listed at this point,
+ which means you are either using a trial membership, or have paid dues.
+</p>
+<p>
+
+<h2>Watch the Tutorial first</h2>
+
+<p>
+ We strongly recommend watching this great
+ <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylVtj-1Ccgg&feature=watch_response_rev">tutorial video</a>
+ on Youtube before logging in, to avoid unecessary death/confusion. Take
+ ten minutes and give it a watch if you don't already know what you're
+ doing.
+</p>
+
+
+<h2>Connecting to the Server</h2>
+
+<ul>
+ <li>
+ Open the Minecraft client, and you'll find yourself looking at a connect
+ screen.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ Enter the same username/password you did when registering on
+ <a href="http://minecraft.net">minecraft.net</a> when you were buying the
+ game. You can then hit <em>Login</em>, and Minecraft will auto-update and
+ dump you into another menu screen.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ Click on the <em>Multiplayer</em> button. You should now have a text
+ box to input the following server address:
+ <strong>smp.creeperslament.com</strong>
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ Hit the <em>Connect</em> button, and with any luck, you'll soon find
+ yourself in front of
+ <a href="http://mcmap.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/omap/?x=127&y=64&z=95&zoom=-1">town hall</a>.
+ </li>
+</ul>
+
+<h2>Where to go from here</h2>
+
+<p>
+ After connecting, you may explore the starter town, and make your way out
+ to the wilderness to start building when ready. <strong>Please do
+ not break or build immediately around or within the starter town.</strong>
+</p>
+
+<p>
+ A good way to pick out somewhere to build your first house is by looking
+ around on our
+ <a href="http://mcmap.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/omap/">world map</a>
+</p>
+
+<h2>Assorted Tips</h2>
+
+<ul>
+ <li>
+ Skim over our
+ <a href="{% url pages-useful_resources %}">Useful Resources</a> page.
+ The crafting stuff in particular is extremely useful.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ If you have not already, watch the
+ <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylVtj-1Ccgg&feature=watch_response_rev">tutorial</a>
+ on Youtube or you will be lost.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ You can talk to other players by pressing <strong>T</strong>, typing
+ what you want to say, then hitting <strong>Enter</strong>.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ Watch out for Spiders, Skeletons, Zombies, or Creepers. Creepers
+ (the green guys with no arms) in particular are dangerous, as they run
+ up to you and suicide explode themselves in your face.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ Monsters appear at night in places that aren't well-lit with torches.
+ You probably want to seek shelter at night.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ Iron and Diamonds are more common at lower depths. Diamonds are best
+ found at the 12 Y-coordinate. You can see your current coordinates
+ by hitting the <strong>F3</strong> key.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ If you die, you will re-appear at your spawn point. If you have
+ created and slept in a bed, your spawn point is said bed. If you have
+ not built/used a bed, you will re-appear in front of town hall.
+ </li>
+</ul>
+
+{% endblock %}
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14 html/pages/index.html
@@ -6,8 +6,9 @@
<h1>Survival Multiplayer Minecraft at its best</h1>
<p>
- Creeper's Lament is a survival multiplayer (SMP) Minecraft server. Our
- goals for this server are to provide...
+ Creeper's Lament is a survival multiplayer (SMP)
+ <a href="http://www.minecraft.net/">Minecraft</a> server. Our
+ goals are to provide...
</p>
<ul>
@@ -38,7 +39,7 @@
<p>
For those that are new, you'll want to make your way over to the
- <a href="{% url pages-get_playing %}">Get Playing</a> page. Those who are
+ <a href="{% url pages-registration %}">Registration</a> page. Those who are
already signed up and white-listed may point their client at the following
address:
</p>
@@ -48,8 +49,13 @@
<p>
<em>
Note: If you have not followed the instructions on the
- Get Playing
+ <a href="{% url pages-registration %}">Registration</a>
page, you will not be able to connect.
</em>
</p>
+<p>
+ If you have already registered and would like some guidance in starting
+ out, see our <a href="{% url pages-getting_started %}">Getting Started</a>
+ guide.
+</p>
{% endblock %}
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11 html/pages/payment_received.html
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
{% extends "base.html" %}
-{% block title %}Get Playing{% endblock %}
+{% block title %}Payment Received{% endblock %}
{% block body %}
<h1>Payment Received</h1>
@@ -9,7 +9,14 @@
Your payment has been received. If you did not include a note as to which
account the payment was for, please take a moment to send a quick email
to the <a href="mailto:gtaylor@gc-taylor.com">admin</a> letting us know.
- We'll have you white-listed (if we haven't already) shortly!
+ We'll have you white-listed shortly!
+</p>
+
+<p>
+ While you are waiting to be white-listed, we recommend checking out
+ the <a href="{% url pages-getting_started %}">Getting Started</a> page
+ to start learning the ropes. We will get in touch with you as soon
+ as you are white-listed and ready to connect.
</p>
<p style="text-align:center">
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4 html/pages/get_playing.html → html/pages/registration.html
@@ -1,9 +1,9 @@
{% extends "base.html" %}
-{% block title %}Get Playing{% endblock %}
+{% block title %}Registration{% endblock %}
{% block body %}
-<h1>Get Playing</h1>
+<h1>Registration</h1>
<p>
Access to Creeper's Lament is granted by getting your username added
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47 html/pages/support.html
@@ -0,0 +1,47 @@
+{% extends "base.html" %}
+
+{% block title %}Getting Started{% endblock %}
+
+{% block body %}
+<h1>Support</h1>
+<p>
+ For those that have questions, ideas, or concerns, send email to
+ <em>gtaylor AT gc-taylor DOT org</em>. If your question could be answered by
+ our players, posting on our
+ <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/creeperslament">mailing list</a>
+ may net a faster response time.
+</p>
+
+<p style="text-align:center">
+ <img src="{% media_url 'img/support.jpg' %}">
+</p>
+
+<h2>FAQ</h2>
+
+<ul>
+ <li>
+ <strong>I am unable to connect to the server due to a weird
+ looking error message.</strong><br>
+ You have probably fallen victim to one of the mysterious bugs in
+ the Minecraft client. Try connecting a few more times. If you have
+ no luck, restart your client and try again. This typically means there
+ is a problem with the Minecraft authentication servers. Also, you will
+ not be able to connect unless you have
+ <a href="{% url pages-registration %}">registered</a>.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ <strong>When walking around or after logging in, I see huge square
+ holes in the ground.</strong><br>
+ The big holes you see are "chunks" that didn't load. Chunks are the
+ server's basic unit for mass-loading/transferring blocks. Sometimes they
+ don't load correctly. If the hole doesn't disappear eventually,
+ logging out and logging back in usually fixes it.
+ </li>
+ <li>
+ <strong>The Mac client does X weird thing.</strong><br>
+ The Mac client is a bit more buggy as of Minecraft 1.5, in comparison
+ to the other platforms. Sorry.
+ </li>
+</ul>
+
+{% endblock %}
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44 html/pages/useful_resources.html
@@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
+{% extends "base.html" %}
+
+{% block title %}Getting Started{% endblock %}
+
+{% block body %}
+<h1>Useful Resources</h1>
+
+<p>
+ This page contains a number of useful resources for those playing
+ on our server. These are not required reading, but they can/will make
+ life easier for you.
+</p>
+
+<h2>Beginner Resources</h2>
+
+<ul>
+ <li><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylVtj-1Ccgg&feature=watch_response_rev">Tutorial video</a></li>
+</ul>
+
+<h2>Crafting Resources</h2>
+
+<ul>
+ <li><a href="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Crafting">Crafting Recipes</a></li>
+ <li><a href="http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Smelting">Smelting</a></li>
+</ul>
+
+<h2>Inspiration and Ideas</h2>
+
+<ul>
+ <li><a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/">Minecraft sub-reddit</a></li>
+</ul>
+
+<h2>World Info</h2>
+
+<p>
+ The following resources are useful for those playing on our server in
+ particular, as they are specific to our world.
+</p>
+
+<ul>
+ <li><a href="http://mcmap.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/omap/">World map</a></li>
+</ul>
+
+{% endblock %}
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5 media/css/base.css
@@ -149,7 +149,10 @@ em {
font-size:120%;
text-decoration:none;
display:block;
- width:120px;
+ margin-left:10px;
+ margin-right:10px;
+ padding-left:7px;
+ padding-right:7px;
color:rgb(255,232,22);
margin-top:3px;
text-align:center;
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BIN media/img/support.jpg
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