A late big thanks for this excellent program. As you could see, it has been useful to our fellow online players to display our results in the forum. It's very handy and efficient, I like this sort of stuff
If I'm allowed to add a little suggestion, I personnally think the match results generated in the text file are a bit difficult to read when posted on the forums. I like to read all tournament results, to see what matches were difficult, or who did the biggest score, who made the number 2 lose the first place
... I just have the feeling it's not as easy to read as it could be, when there is a big pack of 20 matches posted.
Here's a sample taken from Newent VII:
Mark W,5,James B,2,
Robert S,4,Steve E,4,
Robert S,9,Mark W,3,
Steve E,5,James B,6,
Mark W,1,Steve E,6,
It's a bit difficult on first sight to know who won or if it was a draw, as you have to look for the scores among all these characters and compare them.
Maybe it's just me, or other people also agree it's a bit hard to read.
So my suggestion is: what about the possibility to make a .txt file with preformatted text, so that when you copy the results in the forums, it's a bit more clear.
I wouldn't believe using one colour per player would make it better, but the winner in bold, and score at the end would look cool.
- James B : 5 - 2
Robert S - Steve E : 4 - 4
Steve E - James B
: 5 - 6
or Mark W
- James B : 5 - 2
Robert S - Steve E : 4 - 4James B
- Steve E : 6 - 5
I think you get the point
Now, if i suggest that, I have a solution to offer.
As I have recently spent hours and aspirin boxes making my own program of this kind for the IRC chat, my brain is formatted right now to make any script that would handle the way match results are displayed, and I can easily make a script that would do the suggested modification. It would just read the file generated by your program and generate a new text file with winners in bold and the score display you would want. This one would just need to be pasted here and it would be done.
The only problem with that is I'm a noob programmer
I don't even know the name of the language I use, and it would only work with mIRC open ( how fun it is to open a chat program and connect to a server just to generate text files ? ). I just tell you I could make this modifcation myself or give you the tools to do it, in the case it can't or won't be implemented in your program. If you want it, just ask for it
If my explanation isn't clear, don't hesitate to tell me, I'm so used to post here late at night and when it's late my English turns bad