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    [HELP] Something similar to Neopet's DTI

    Hi,

    I'm currently in the midst of learning how to code python. I've done html and css in the past but it's all pretty basic stuff. I'm now thinking about a dressing-up project similar to Neopet's DTI but for another game and I have a few questions as to how DTI works. I hope someone with experience can guide me a little on this.

    1. What does DTI use to display the pet + outfits? It's flash right? Are there any other alternatives to using flash?

    2. If I have all the source files (of base char + outfits), would it be easy to create a website with the ability similar to DTI using html? If not, what coding language would I have to use for this?

    3. The model for the game uses a 2d plane with a 3d model (means the base char can be turned around) whereas it's different from DTI. I believe that would add a lot more layers of complexity into creating it. If anyone could give any advice/guidelines for this that would be great. >.<

    4. There is already a current dress-up model but it is attached as an add-on to the game and as such, is only accessible within the game itself. I'm trying to re-create it on a website instead for remote usage - would I be able to reuse anything from the addon source files for a website? I know this is pretty vague and it's hard to tell, and I wouldn't know how to go about extracting the addon source files either but I was just curious.

    Thanks for reading!

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    The new DTI is completely flash free, but I don't know really anything about how it works under the hood. Good news is that it's completely open source, so you can probably figure some stuff out by looking through the github repo. And actually from looking at the README, looks like it's React-based, which I would nooooooot be able to help with (I keep telling myself I'm going to learn some React basics and then running away).

    The old DTI is also on github, here if you want to take a look.

    My browser visual experience is mostly limited to canvas, and with that, mostly limited to p5js. It seems like there have been a couple dressup games made with it (well, probably more, but I'm not gonna dig right now), but anyway, it's probably not the best tool for the job.

    Anyway, sorry I don't have a better answer, but hope this can point you in some useful directions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittyray View Post
    The new DTI is completely flash free, but I don't know really anything about how it works under the hood. Good news is that it's completely open source, so you can probably figure some stuff out by looking through the github repo. And actually from looking at the README, looks like it's React-based, which I would nooooooot be able to help with (I keep telling myself I'm going to learn some React basics and then running away).

    The old DTI is also on github, here if you want to take a look.

    My browser visual experience is mostly limited to canvas, and with that, mostly limited to p5js. It seems like there have been a couple dressup games made with it (well, probably more, but I'm not gonna dig right now), but anyway, it's probably not the best tool for the job.

    Anyway, sorry I don't have a better answer, but hope this can point you in some useful directions!
    Thank you for that!! Anything is better than nothing

    I'll check out the links.

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