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Sat, Aug 6 2022 9:34 AM (612 replies)
  • DoctorLarry
    4,191 Posts
    Thu, Apr 18 2019 10:45 AM


    However this must mean that the information for the amount of variation must be in the address as well. Otherwise the replay would not match your shot.
    I guess it must be there somewhere, but I get confused enough as it is, lol.

    My guess is the replay includes the information that is available just at the strike of the ball.  At that point, the final result is already calculated and all that is left is to display that result.  The amount of variance would have already been included in the calculated result so the replay would never change.  All the other information regarding environmental conditions, club, shot type, etc., is apparently included in that stored data.

    But then again, what "outsider" knows more about it than Scott?  :-)

  • ScottHope
    8,617 Posts
    Thu, Apr 18 2019 11:12 AM

    Don't put me on a pedestal Larry, I suffer with acrophobia, lol.  ; )

  • msulaman
    441 Posts
    Sat, Apr 20 2019 1:25 PM

    What I'm thinking is that all the information Larry talked about is in the address for the replay. I used to think that the replay was an actual video of the shot that was stored on a server somewhere. Then the address was just a point to the stored video.

    However I now think that the replay is generated from the info in the address for the replay. This means that the 'fudge-factor' (uncertainty) which is built into every shot is stored somewhere as well. What I want to know is just how much variability is built into these shots to make the game appear more like "real life".

  • ScottHope
    8,617 Posts
    Sun, Apr 21 2019 12:33 AM

    Well, I don't know what the 'fudge-factor' is or where to find it. Which is just as well in my opinion, because if I could find out where/what it is, then so could others, and that might lead to the game being manipulated in some way.

  • carlosdev
    2,472 Posts
    Sun, Apr 21 2019 12:56 AM

    What I think is....

    Not jus this game, in any game, there is a Point A and a Point B. Like a start to finish. Everything will be happen between these 2 points and you cannot improvise other than between Point A and Point B.

    The reason is, the users who play cannot create an extra space (lets call it POINT C) in anyway. 

    Thats the part where the real life scenario fails in a game.

    Whatever you do in a game are already been pre created by the developers so that the things will happen between the point A n B. And this pre determined scenarios will be an X number. Due to this X number, we feel that there are various possibilities for a shot. Even though I mentioned “X” its not unlimited but a limited counting and only the developers knows the exact number.

    In real life, you can do whatever u want because its you the person who creates it n there is always an extra space for yourself to take the shot or the game in anyway you want to. If there was point called “C” then the developers will never know where the game will be going.

    Regarding the replay, once you take the shot from Point A  and the time and rest of the factors to reach in Point B, will be equally captured in all cameras but the view will be different. But the internal code working will be same, I guess so. It is like the multiple capturing of a single scene. 

    - Carl
  • ScottHope
    8,617 Posts
    Sat, Apr 27 2019 2:36 PM
    Block forum posts : Tampermonkey

    I have another article on this subject which utilises AdBlock to block posts, but that is not very user friendly, although it does work.

    This method is more user friendly, but the blocked posts may appear momentarily as the page loads. This might only occur on my PC because it is getting a bit old, a faster more modern machine might not have this issue. It's just a question of trying it out to see if you like it, no harm done if you don't.

    This little app uses the Tampermonkey extension once again. (link below)

    Once you have installed Tampermonkey into your browser, click on the block forum posts script link (below). This will open Tampermonkey's install script page, on that page you can view the script before you install it, if you wish to continue with the installation, click the install button, otherwise click the cancel button.


    Block forum post script

    1.) Once installed, navigate your way to any thread and you should see a 'Blocked Members' panel on the right. This panel mimics the styling of the other panels above it for an integrated look.

    2.) To block a members posts, click that members avatar (you should see an instruction tooltip when mousing over the avatar), and all their posts should disappear. As well as their posts, any quotes taken from that members post/s will be blocked too. The quote placeholder with the name will remain, but the text will be removed.

    3.) When you click on a members avatar, their name should appear in the 'Blocked Members' panel. If that members name is red, that indicates they have post/s blocked on the page you are reading. If the name is green, they have no posts on the current page but there may be quotes that have been blocked. An empty quote placeholder is indicative of a blocked quote.

    4.) Clicking on the header of the 'Blocked Members' panel will collapse it (if open) or open it (if collapsed) and the chevron will change direction to indicate that.

    5.) Clicking on any name in the 'Blocked Members' panel will remove that name and unblock that members posts and any quoted text. If the removed members name was red, their post/s on the current page will re-appear.

    6.) The blocked members names and panel status (open/shut) are stored in your browsers local storage and will be maintained if you close your browser or shut down your computer.

    Clearing your browsers cache will clear out the local storage and remove the blocked members and reset the panel status.

    The script can be switched on and off from the Tampermonkey icon on your browsers toolbar.

    Thank you.  : )

    p.s. the blocked members in the above pictures are for demonstration purposes only.  ; )
  • ScottHope
    8,617 Posts
    Fri, May 31 2019 3:29 PM

    Create links to different parts
    of a long article

    Do you have a long post on your profile page or in the forum? Then this is the tutorial for you.

    We all use links on the internet to navigate from one site to another, or go to different pages within a site. But what about jumping to different sections of a lengthy composition? Scrolling through a long article to find a particular bit can be very irksome. Read on to find out more...

    The first thing to do is to create a bookmark, this will mark the place you jump to in your article when you click on a link.

    The bookmark can be text or a picture. Lets use the text below as an example...

    CHAPTER 10.

    *All of the editing in these instructions has to be done in the HTML editor, not in the message editor. You can search for text in the HTML editor by using the F3 key.*

    To make the text into a bookmark requires editing the HTML, so click the HTML button on the toolbar above the message editor and look for your bookmark text, it will most likely be in a paragraph element, an so may look like this in the HTML editor...

    <p>CHAPTER 10.</p>

    To turn this into a bookmark you need to surround it with anchor tags '<a>', like this...

    CHAPTER 10.

    If you put the anchor tags '<a>' outside the paragraph tags '<p>' the WGT fairies will magically put more paragraph tags outside your anchor tags, creating unnecessary markup (HTML) garbage, so don't do that, and don't forget the forward slash in the closing tags ' / '.

    The next thing to add to this bookmark is a unique identifier. Sounds complicated, but it's not. It's just a name that must be different from any other bookmark you create, so that your clickable link knows where to go.

    This identifier is called an 'id', and its value can be almost anything, but it cannot contain spaces. It sits inside the opening anchor tag like this... 

    >CHAPTER 10.</a></p>


    And that is the bookmark completed, next up, is the link for it.

    The link to the bookmark is similar in construction, but instead of an 'id', it has an 'href'. The 'href' contains the address to your bookmark, and therefore contains the bookmark's 'id' as part of that address.

    Lets start off with the text below as our link...


    Again you will need to go into the HTML editor to create this link. If the text is in a paragraph it will look like this...

    <p>LINK TO CHAPTER 10.</p>

    Similarly to the bookmark, start off by surrounding the text with anchor tags '<a>'...


    Next is the 'href', this goes inside the opening anchor tag '<a>'...

    >LINK TO CHAPTER 10.</a></p>

    The 'href' value that goes between the double quotes is the link address and is the most important part, so be careful to get this correct.

    The first part of the address is the URL of the page that your bookmark is on. So if I was doing this for a blog on my profile page, the first part of the address would be...

    ...which is taken from the address bar on my profile page.

    If the bookmark was on a forum page somewhere, it would be something like...

    The next step is to add on to the end of that URL the unique indentifier 'id' that we put in our bookmark...

    <p><a id="
    " >CHAPTER 10.</a></p>

    Adding that onto the end of the URL requires putting a hash '#' (number symbol) inbetween the two...

    And adding that to the href in our link completes the process...

    <p><a href="">LINK TO CHAPTER 10.</a></p>

    The link can go anywhere, and I mean literally anywhere on the internet, but that would be a bit odd! Somewhere in your article would be the usual choice, and the bookmark goes where you want to jump to when you click the link, and you can have as many or as few as you like. But remember, the bookmark id's must all be different. You can also make the bookmark into a link, so that it serves a double purpose. Which means you can click on the bookmark to take you to somewhere else in the article, maybe back to the original link or perhaps a main menu.

    And we're done!

    I always say that to explain this stuff is a lot more complicated than actually doing it, and this is no exception. It feels that I've done a lot more here than showing how to create a link and a bookmark, but it's not as bad as this epic post would suggest. Take it one step at a time and hopefully it'll make sense. Don't just look at the whole thing and walk away. You can do it.  ; )

    Thank you.

  • ScottHope
    8,617 Posts
    Sat, Jun 1 2019 3:10 AM

    Example long article with links


    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3




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  • DoctorLarry
    4,191 Posts
    Sat, Jun 1 2019 3:25 PM



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  • ScottHope
    8,617 Posts
    Sun, Jun 2 2019 12:11 AM

    Forum Search Tips

    I can't help feeling that our forum search feature is not as good as it could be, and it has been mentioned before that using Google might be better. So here's some tips for searching WGT via Google.

    If you want to search for putting tips on WGT, type this into Google...

    putting tips

    ...then all your search results will be from this site.

    If you want to search for the actual phrase, putting tips, then put it into quotes...

    "putting tips"

    If you want to search for the phrase, putting, followed by any word, then use an asterisk as a wildcard...

    "putting *"

    Happy hunting.  ; )