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Stuart Murray

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Next Break Notification and round names
« on: September 16, 2010, 06:39:36 PM »
Hi again Corey,

another idea!

Can you add to the existing break token to display more information?

ATM i simply use the Break : XXm on the display but would prefer something a little more elaborate such as:

Next Break : 20m, End of Level 4
(where 20m indicates the duration of the break rather as the time until the break.

What do you think of this?

I would also like to see the ability to add descriptors to rounds and for example end of days, so instead of displaying next blinds I would be displaying

Next Level : End of Day 1 or
Next Level : 150/300 a25 - Buffet Break 2 etc etc

the second suggestion obviously would need considerably more work than the first as it would involve having the ability to add descriptors to the schedule tab.

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Re: Next Break Notification and round names
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 02:19:55 PM »
Hi again Corey,

another idea!

Can you add to the existing break token to display more information?

ATM i simply use the Break : XXm on the display but would prefer something a little more elaborate such as:

Next Break : 20m, End of Level 4
(where 20m indicates the duration of the break rather as the time until the break.

What do you think of this?

Couldn't you change the layout to do this?  To use the default layout as an example, the Blinds cell has a special property set that displays when the tournament is in a break (appropriately named "Breaks").  It just displays the <breaktext> token.  Instead of having some more elaborate override, couldn't you just change this to something like:

Next Break: <nextbreak>, End of Level <round>

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I would also like to see the ability to add descriptors to rounds and for example end of days, so instead of displaying next blinds I would be displaying

Next Level : End of Day 1 or
Next Level : 150/300 a25 - Buffet Break 2 etc etc

the second suggestion obviously would need considerably more work than the first as it would involve having the ability to add descriptors to the schedule tab.

Stuart

To take your first example, if during day 1 you were expected to play rounds 1 through 10, couldn't you add a property set that displays on round 10, and display that text instead of the <bigblind>/<smallblind> <ante>?

I was going to suggest that you could, on round 10, override the tokens <bigblind>, <smallblind>, etc, to achieve the same effect, but then realized the layout would be placing a / between them, and that wouldn't be what you wanted.

I realize the point of having the "overrides" would mean the layout wouldn't need to change.  I think first your first suggestion that modifying the layout is actually the correct way to do it.  For your second suggestion, I see your point but I'd rather not complicate things.  Plus, I'm not even sure how I would accomplish it.

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Re: Next Break Notification and round names
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 03:23:15 PM »
hmm, no that's not what is intended.  The idea is to inform players at the end of which round there will be a break and for how long that break will be. <nextbreak> which I already use gives countdown and <round> is current round so no good.

I would need some way/token where TD could extrapolate the info such as <nextbreaklevel> and <nextbreakduration> if you can catch my drift now?

2nd suggestion, yeh could put this into the layout instead, but then that means editing the layout during the tourney, which I don't have time to do.

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Re: Next Break Notification and round names
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 11:29:40 AM »
Oh I see.  Yes, the first part would just be some new layout tokens, easy enough.  For the second part ... are you saying you don't know which level will be the last level of the day until sometime during the tournament?

I think this could also be done with a new layout token.  Currently, you probably use something like this:

Next Blinds: <nextsmallblind> / <nextbigblind> <nextante>

If there was a <blinds> token and a <nextblinds> token that displayed all of that for you:

Next blinds: <nextblinds>

Then you could edit the schedule during the tournament and override the value of <nextblinds> to say "End of Day 1".

Another possibility is just create your own tokens, and leave the blinds up.  For example:

Next Level: 150/300 a25

If this were the last level of the day, it would display:

Next Level: 150/300 a25 - End of day 1

You could do this by having this in the cell:

Next Blinds: <nextsmallblind> / <nextbigblind> <nextante><mytoken>

And once you know when the last level will be, override the value of <mytoken> to be " - End of day 1".  Not *exactly* what you wanted, I think, but pretty close.


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Re: Next Break Notification and round names
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 12:20:21 PM »
yeh getting there!

Cheers again Corey

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Re: Next Break Notification and round names
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 10:52:36 AM »
Oh I see.  Yes, the first part would just be some new layout tokens, easy enough.  For the second part ... are you saying you don't know which level will be the last level of the day until sometime during the tournament?

I think this could also be done with a new layout token.  Currently, you probably use something like this:

Next Blinds: <nextsmallblind> / <nextbigblind> <nextante>


If there was a <blinds> token and a <nextblinds> token that displayed all of that for you:

Next blinds: <nextblinds>

Then you could edit the schedule during the tournament and override the value of <nextblinds> to say "End of Day 1".

Another possibility is just create your own tokens, and leave the blinds up.  For example:

Next Level: 150/300 a25

If this were the last level of the day, it would display:

Next Level: 150/300 a25 - End of day 1

You could do this by having this in the cell:

Next Blinds: <nextsmallblind> / <nextbigblind> <nextante><mytoken>

And once you know when the last level will be, override the value of <mytoken> to be " - End of day 1".  Not *exactly* what you wanted, I think, but pretty close.



Going through back threads, i found this.
Is it possible to create your own tokens?

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Re: Next Break Notification and round names
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 01:30:24 PM »
Sure.  Press the Tokens button on the Layout tab.  Or edit a Level on the Rounds tab to create level-specific tokens.

They're not real powerful, as you cannot piece together other tokens to create a "super token", for example.  But they can be useful, if for example you have an image that you use in 3 or 4 or 10 different places in your layout, you could create a token for it.  Then it would be easier to just insert that token in various places in your layout instead of the <img ...> HTML element.  This would also make it very easy to make a change to the image.  For example, if you wanted to change the actual image file it references, or add size (height= width=) attributes, you would simply need to change the token's definition.