It's been a while since the last batch of posts about wifight, the free online game server for Centros and PalmOS Treos. Main site:

http://wifight.com/

or point your Palm browser to

get.wifight.com to download it directly.

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Since the last posts, Brennan (aka Basu on wifight) has been hard at work, and there have been major advances in functionality. wifight now offers a rich and extremely smooth gameplay experience. Even if youre not interested in games, it's worth checking out as a model of Palm programming.

New features include:

* New games: I think the only games on offer back at the time of the last posts were Chess and Tic-Tac-Toe. Now Checkers and Dots and Boxes (and Tic-Tac-Toe Play-to-Lose) are available too. New games are being planned.

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* Inbuilt chat channel: you can chat to other players in real time.

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* Spectating: you can watch or review other players' games. This takes advantage of the inbuilt Games Archive, a (filterable) repository of all wifight games, past and present.

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* Multiple alert options: When you're logged in: be alerted to any activity in the Chat Room or in games you're playing/spectating by - vibration/sounds/screen on. When you're logged out: get notified of moves in your own games by email and/or SMS.

* GUI and Help-file improvements: new buttons let you move easily between wifight's 3 main areas (Game Room, Chat Room, Games Archive). The features of each main area are well explained in extensive inline help files (well I hope so, I wrote 'em!).

* Extended website features on the wifight website, including: List of players currently online, records of all games, User Statistics, password recovery, and a developing User Guide (http://wiki.wifight.com/index.php?n=...fightUserGuide)

Brennan has big plans for further major improvements to the wifight system - in fact he still somehow categorises it as in the alpha stage of development - so stay tuned for more news!

cheers