Sunday, June 10, 2001

Play and Win with SFX | TECH-ED Trade Show

My name is Percy Dyer. Today I am working on a VB Game for the Tech-Ed trade show 2001.

The game consisted in reproducing a Chart created with SoftwareFX. Wrote a procedure to confirm whether the model chart and the player chart customized where identical using Toc Files. Sounds effects where played along the game, depending on events as remaining time, pour performance, inactivity etc.

Here is a sound track of all played sound effects while the player selects the chart he/she wants to duplicate. Then the player will have one minute to play.
Click here for a effects sound track

Here is a sound track of all played sound effects while the user where playing the game. Notice that there were time warnings, also some 'encouraging' sounds every time the user did something wrong, as 'Houston we have a problem'.
Click here for a effects sound track

The following is a Flash animation that guide the first time player through ChartFX main nav bar options



Here are some Model Charts used on the game, and the way to duplicate them:

Click toolbar-tools/Pattern Bar.
Click toolbar-tools/Values Legend.
Click toolbar-tools/3D-2D.
Change Palette from Palette Toolbar to ‘Electric Fire’.
Right Click over Chart’s BK/Point Labels.
Right Click over Chart’s BK/Font, change to White.
Right Click over Series Legend BK/Font, change to White.Take a slice out.


Right Click over the chart/Toolbar to show it up.
Click toolbar-tools/Vertical and Horizontal Grid.
Double Click over de Top portion of the chart and Type the title.
Click toolbar-tools/Color and select transparent
Drag Color and drop it into the points.
Right Click over the chart/Toolbar to hide it.
Click toolbar-tools/Data Editor.
Drag the Data Editor and drop it on the left side.
Right Click over Chart’s BK/Properties/Series/lines-custom.



Click toolbar-tools/3D-2D.
Click toolbar-tools/Gallery/Curve.
Drag the 3rd color from the palette, and drop over the plot area.
Right Click over Chart’s BK/Properties/Series/lines-custom.
Click toolbar-tools/Values Legend.
Drag the Series Legend and drop it where the sample shows.Click toolbar-tools/Vertical and Horizontal Grid.


Here are some additonal Screenshots: