Saturday, November 28, 2015

PokemonShowdown Helper

I'm back. It's been a long time, over a year. Lot of things have happened, lot have changed in RL. But a blog has to go on.
Today, browsing through my desktop HD, I found this project that I remember I had undertaken some months back, maybe a month after the quake, so that's May. I sometimes liked to play pokemonshowdown, still do. It was fun, very fun, until it wasn't. I used to be so interested for a while and when I had got enough, I used to stop. And this, I created when I was head over heels into it. Some point down the road, I lost interest and left it. And today, there it was, lying there on my desktop. I tested to see how well and if it worked. And it did, exactly as I remember it had.
About what it is all about, it parses through your ongoing battle and displays information that may be useful to you as a player, in real time(obviously). The pokemons involved, their attacks and their speeds are what are shown. Pressing the F9 key toggles display of some basic info regarding the currently active pokemons(their base stats) loaded from a txt file. F8 toggles the main window.
Optionally, it allows the pokemons and their attacks encountered in battles to be recorded or "learn"t in a file. This I probably added to make the recorded data more usable to players in future versions. Currently, this "knowledge vault" file serves no purpose within the program.
Oh, one thing, it only works with internet explorer.

Anyway, here it is.