Our work continues

Hi there!
It’s been a while, since we wrote anything here. Yeah, we know it’s bad, but last 3 months were very busy for everyone of us, leaving very little spare time. And we’re trying to use this time to improve the game engine instead of creating something we can show right now.
We decided to concentrate all our efforts in developing a simple, but reliable toolset, which will help us in the development of OGS Mahjong 2 and Shuan.
If you follow Michael’s YouTube channel, you’ve already seen some simple videos of our material and action systems.
I want to tell a bit more about them.
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We wish you a happy new year!


Year 2013 is coming to an end (and for some it has already ended). We sincerely wish you all the best in 2014.
We know that we’re quite rarely posting something on the site, and we’re trying to improve the situation, but neither of us has great amount of spare time, and we want to use that time to work on Shuan and OGS Mahjong 2.
Nevertheless, we’ll try to post news more often in 2014. In the meantime, our programmer Michael Kapelko wrote a short article for you about the results of 2013.

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New issue tracker and wiki

Since the beginning of our work on OGS Mahjong, we were using Google Code Issue Tracker as our main tasktracker and Wiki-engine. We can say, that it is a well-done and usable service, but the further development of our project demands for significant changes, so we have decided to switch to another tasktracker.
After carefully examine the alternatives, we’ve chosen the MantisBT. Also, with the new tracker, we’ve got a full-functional Wiki, which we’re going to fill with usefull and interesting information.

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A little demonstration of the actions system in MJIN2

You can see the source code here

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OGS Mahjong 1.1 is ready

Finaly, all tasks we planned to do are completed, and we’re ready to release the new version of OGS Mahjong. We’ve already posted the list of changes earlier:
  • Online leaderboard
  • Hindi translation (thanks to Abhijeet Pokhriyal)
Also, we’ve fixed some crashes in linux version.

As far as we can say, this is the last release of OGS Mahjong 1. We decided, that this is the best time for us to stop all work on this game. Right now, we’re working hard to bring you OGS Mahjong 2 and Shuan as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can’t be very soon.

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The release candidate of the new OGS Mahjong version

The release candidate of the new OGS Mahjong version is now available.
As the previous, this version’s main feature is the online scoreboard.
Unfortunately, the only participants of the previous test were ourselves.
If you’re interested in new version of OGS Mahjong, we’re asking you to take your part in this testing and fill the empty scoreboard with your results.
All game results from the last test has been deleted, but we will not clear the board after this one. So, you don’t have to worry about losing your results.

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Online rating. Next OGS Mahjong version testing

Hello!
It’s been a while since we shared news with you. It’s not because we had nothing to say, we simply didn’t have time for it.
Currently, we are working actively on the OGS Mahjong 2 and soon we’ll tell you a lot about it . Right now, we’ll tell you about the latest improvements of the current OGS Mahjong.
First of all, we’ve fixed most of the known problems with running OGS Mahjong under Linux.
Also, the game will receive a Hindi translation (thanks to Abhijeet Pokhriyal).
The main feature of the new version is online rating. Now, OGS Mahjong player will be able not only to store his results locally, but also share them with the world. You can try it out already. The statistics server is up and running and we invite you to test it.

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Any problems with linux-version?

I have to ask any of you, who can’t start the linux version of the game (no matter deluxe or free), to send us a letter to with the following info:
  1. What Linux distribution are you using?
  2. Is it a 32bit or a 64bit distribution?
  3. Are you using the standalone version or starting the game with Desura client?
  4. Attach the ~/.OGStudio/Mahjong/log.html file to the letter.
  5. Attach the ~/.OGStudio/Mahjong/game.cfg file to the letter (if it exists).
We’re going to release the 1.0.2 version soon, and we want to solve the problems you encountered.
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Can you tell us about youself?

Hello everybody!
Since the release of OGS Mahjong 1.0, almost 5 months ago, the game was downloaded more than 6,000 times by users from around the world, and every day the number of downloads increases by 20-30.
Unfortunately, we know very little about our users. Do you like our game? Are still you playing it? How do you want us to improve it? Our goal is to please you with the further development of the OGS Mahjong as well as the new interesting projects. So, we’re offering you to help us to fix this lack of knowledge by taking a small survey. It’s anonymous, we will not know about you more than you want to tell us. After taking the survey you will get a code. Save it. When we will complete our research, you will be able to use it to receive a gift from us (we will post the details separately).
Take the survey
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We’re moving articles to the blogs section

We decided to change the way we store articles, so from now on, you can find all old and new articles in the blogs section.
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