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first_adventure [2011/08/08 07:36]
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first_adventure [2015/02/08 12:06] (current)
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 ====== Preliminary Concerns ====== ====== Preliminary Concerns ======
 ===== Target Group ===== ===== Target Group =====
-This page was written for those who prefer to learn things by trial and error rather than reading a complete documentation. It was also written to give everybody a first cartridge to get started with. 
  
-You will receive a functional but quite boring cartridge that you can play with. The cartridge as it is should never be released but if you beef it up with media and a storyline you might actually have your first cartridge. +If you want to know why this page was created read [[first_adventure_targetgroup|the details here.]]
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-If you want to do more than this basic cartridge there is (to my understanding) hardly a way around learning some basic programming skills (for example "if then else" structures). This is where this page refers you to [[create_your_first_cartridge|the tutorial]] that might help you to get a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved in programing a Wherigo cartridge.+
  
 +If you want to do more than this basic cartridge read [[create_your_first_cartridge|the tutorial.]]
 ===== Re-use of tutorial information ===== ===== Re-use of tutorial information =====
 Approximately 50% of this page has been copied from the tutorial. This page is provided to give you an extremely quick start without bells and whistles. If you have read the tutorial there is, besides the cartridge itself, most likely no new information on this page for you. If you have not yet consulted the tutorial and if you want to know more, start to use [[create_your_first_cartridge|the tutorial]]. Approximately 50% of this page has been copied from the tutorial. This page is provided to give you an extremely quick start without bells and whistles. If you have read the tutorial there is, besides the cartridge itself, most likely no new information on this page for you. If you have not yet consulted the tutorial and if you want to know more, start to use [[create_your_first_cartridge|the tutorial]].
  
 ===== Required File Download ===== ===== Required File Download =====
-This quick start is based on the cartridge FirstAdventure **that you can download [[http://​www.boettchers.de/​geocaching/​cartFirstAdventure.txt|here]]** (right click and save link as...). Save the txt file to a folder on your computer. You will need it in a few minutes.+This quick start is based on the cartridge FirstAdventure **that you can download [[http://​www.boettchers.de/​geocaching/earwigo/​cartFirstAdventure.txt|here]]** (right click and save link as...). Save the txt file to a folder on your computer. You will need it in a few minutes.
  
 ====== The Wherigo Concept ====== ====== The Wherigo Concept ======
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 In the above example 6 zones are created on the map and the human player (black) is walking from zone to zone to solve the cartridge. You can see that some zones are already visible to the human player (they are marked in green), other zones (marked in orange) are still hidden from the human player. In the above example 6 zones are created on the map and the human player (black) is walking from zone to zone to solve the cartridge. You can see that some zones are already visible to the human player (they are marked in green), other zones (marked in orange) are still hidden from the human player.
  
-The human player can use his GPS or PDA to navigate to a visible (green) zone. Our human player is currently on the way to zone 3. This zone might contain a puzzle, an interaction or a clue that activates zone 4. +The human player can use his GPS, Smartphone ​or PDA to navigate to a visible (green) zone. Our human player is currently on the way to zone 3. This zone might contain a puzzle, an interaction or a clue that activates zone 4. 
  
 Zone 4 will then enable zone 5 and the player can continue his quest. Once zone 5 is visible, the human player can locate it on his screen and walk towards it. He navigates from zone to zone until he reaches his final target (zone 6). This is where the cartridge depicted above will end.  Zone 4 will then enable zone 5 and the player can continue his quest. Once zone 5 is visible, the human player can locate it on his screen and walk towards it. He navigates from zone to zone until he reaches his final target (zone 6). This is where the cartridge depicted above will end. 
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   * In the "​Operation"​ drop down box, select **Restore**   * In the "​Operation"​ drop down box, select **Restore**
-  * Use the **Browse** button to locate the file FirstAdventure.txt on your computer+  * Use the **Browse** button to locate the previously downloaded ​file "​cartFirstAdventure.txt" ​on your computer
   * Click the **Submit** button to send your request to the server   * Click the **Submit** button to send your request to the server
   * The cartridge FirstAdventure is now in your list of cartridges   * The cartridge FirstAdventure is now in your list of cartridges
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 In order to test the cartridge you have to compile the cartridge. Use the indicated settings and click the Submit button. You will be asked to save a file (FirstAdventure.gwc) on your computer. Select a subdirectory that has no accented characters in the path (you can e.g. use c:\earwigo) and save the file.  In order to test the cartridge you have to compile the cartridge. Use the indicated settings and click the Submit button. You will be asked to save a file (FirstAdventure.gwc) on your computer. Select a subdirectory that has no accented characters in the path (you can e.g. use c:\earwigo) and save the file. 
  
-Now you have to leave Earwigo for a while and start the Groundspeak ​(TMEmulatorFollow ​[[tips_and_tricks#​Testing your cartridge|this information]] to start the emulator and try the cartridge.+I suggest ​you use the (as of 2015brand new web based emulator [[http://​webwigo.net|Webwigo ]]to test out the cartridge. 
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 +You can also install the older Groundspeak emulator but that takes more time because you will have to apply several fixes that the community has come up with to keep it alive. If you choose to use the Groundspeak emulator, use [[tips_and_tricks#​Testing your cartridge|this information]] to install ​the Groundspeak ​emulator and try the cartridge.
  
 ===== Changing the cartridge (Edit)===== ===== Changing the cartridge (Edit)=====
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 ===== Changing Events ===== ===== Changing Events =====
  
-LUA is an event driven language. Progress is made in the cartridge by linking events together. For your first cartridge I have done this for you. Each time your human player enters a zone an event will be triggered. This event displays the next zone, displays ​messaged ​to the player or saves the cartridge at the end of the game.+LUA is an event driven language. Progress is made in the cartridge by linking events together. For your first cartridge I have done this for you. Each time your human player enters a zone an event will be triggered. This event displays the next zone, displays ​messages ​to the player or saves the cartridge at the end of the game.
  
 I assume you will have some trouble to follow the program structure at the beginning. Try to do it this way: I assume you will have some trouble to follow the program structure at the beginning. Try to do it this way:
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