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jamieoliver22
01-09-06, 21:42
Heya all!

I have been working on a project for the past few days. It has been kept secret until now (only because I have been dying to tell someone about it). The project isn't finished yet, more work is still to be done but I just wanted to give you a sneak peek into it.

Anyway, you're probably sitting there thinking "what what the hell is he talking about".. Well, its a web-based interface where you have the chance to chat with Lara Croft herself. You can ask her questions, interact with her and just have general convo's with her.

This service should be out within the next few days hopefully once all of the bugs are fixed and it has been tweaked.

Here is a quick picture of the work so far, just to wet your appetite :D

http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/8480/larachatce1.jpg

And anyone who wants to beta test it (only the first 2 or 3 people who contact me), feel free to drop me a PM.

Thanks to Justin for letting me post this by the way!

!! DETAILS !!

Creator: Jamie Oliver
Current Version: 0.3 BETA
Expected release date: Sometime between 3rd September - 6th September.
Coding: HTML, PHP, CSS, AIML.


!! UPDATES !!

0.2 BETA: I have changed the layout so now the chat displays better in IE, added some more responses, AI tweaks and edited the version number. Its now version 0.2 BETA and not version 1.0 BETA as shown in the screenshot above.

0.3 BETA: Added a navigation bar at the top of the page for people to contact me, bookmark the page and read the help file. The help file is new and has help and support, including an F.A.Q. I have updated the layout again to allow more text to be displayed in the chat box and other graphical tweaks. I have added more AI tweaks and some more phrases.


The chat has been released and can be viewed at this thread:
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=74040


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Thanks,
Jamie.

Mad Tony
01-09-06, 21:44
Woah!
How did you do that!?

jamieoliver22
01-09-06, 21:45
Its based on the "A.L.I.C.E" AI bot.. I have just configured it a lot to make it respond like Lara herself would.. There is still a LOT of work to do on it yet because she is still rather dumb.. lol

BlackGrey
01-09-06, 21:46
Wow-ee! :D

Night Crawler
01-09-06, 21:47
Its based on the "A.L.I.C.E" AI bot.. Ugh! I hate that thing.

"Anyway, let's talk about my dress"

"Do you like my dress?"

:rolleyes:

jamieoliver22
01-09-06, 21:49
Ugh! I hate that thing.

"Anyway, let's talk about my dress"

"Do you like my dress?"

:rolleyes:

Lol.. Yeah, like I say, I have got to re-write lots and lots of AIML coding to make it act as much like lara as possible.

UNDERTAKER
01-09-06, 21:50
UT: What you got on???
Lara: This conversation is over. Perv!

:yik:

Lavinder
01-09-06, 21:57
Mwuah!!! I used this first! I feel special.

Night Crawler
01-09-06, 21:59
UT: What you got on???
Lara: This conversation is over. Perv!

:yik:"Don't you think you've seen enough?" *Shot* ;)

jamieoliver22
01-09-06, 21:59
Mwuah!!! I used this first! I feel special.

Actually Justin saw it before anyone else.. :D

And yeah, I showed Lavinder and Mica.. lol

Lavinder
01-09-06, 22:02
Actually Justin saw it before anyone else.. :D

And yeah, I showed Lavinder and Mica.. lol

Don't splash my thunder :D

God Horus
01-09-06, 22:04
Cool! I can't wait!

scoopy_loopy
01-09-06, 22:21
wow, this is excellent. Well done J.O

tr_mitch
01-09-06, 22:22
Awesome :tmb:
Next time can we webcam with Lara Croft?;)

Tomb Raider Master
01-09-06, 22:24
Oh my, how cool! :jmp: :tmb:

MiCkiZ88
01-09-06, 22:32
coolio! Cant wait it :jmp:

tha_mattster
01-09-06, 23:07
LOL!

'Does my 011100010101 look big in this?'

'errr...'

--------
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'I'll never forget you tha_mattster'

'aww thanks lara'

'DATABASE ERROR MEMORY DELETED 10101100011'

'sob'

Lara Croft!
01-09-06, 23:18
Wow!!!!Can't wait to try that!!!

StarCroft:AOD
01-09-06, 23:24
Seems fun!.:)

Angelx14
02-09-06, 06:13
Omg. That is so awesome. Can't wait when I will get try it.:jmp:

larastomb
02-09-06, 06:56
Heya all!

I have been working on a project for the past few days. It has been kept secret until now (only because I have been dying to tell someone about it). The project isn't finished yet, more work is still to be done but I just wanted to give you a sneak peek into it.

Anyway, you're probably sitting there thinking "what what the hell is he talking about".. Well, its a web-based interface where you have the chance to chat with Lara Croft herself. You can ask her questions, interact with her and just have general convo's with her.

This service should be out within the next few days hopefully once all of the bugs are fixed and it has been tweaked.

Here is a quick picture of the work so far, just to wet your appetite :D

http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/8480/larachatce1.jpg

And anyone who wants to beta test it (only the first 2 or 3 people who contact me), feel free to drop me a PM.

Thanks to Justin for letting me post this by the way!

So, what do you think?
Jamie.

Cool. I hope this bot is smart as ALICE is really dumb and i never know what to say as she can not understand.

jamieoliver22
02-09-06, 10:59
She is getting smarter.. I have added loads and loads of coding to make it better, still lots more to do though..

I decided to add this.. Hehe:

You: how is zip?
Lara Croft: He is fine.. He has been on his computer all day. Do you have any idea how much pornography he has on it?!

Getting more like lara:

You: hi, how are you?
Lara Croft: Hello there. A bit tired after exploring all those tombs, but i'm okay.

Jamie.

Betal
02-09-06, 11:44
Woow cool:D Good work

Thorir
02-09-06, 11:49
Fun! :D

I have had quite the interesting chats with "God" some time earlier this year. HILARIOUS!

Jonnipants
02-09-06, 11:53
Fun! :D

I have had quite the interesting chats with "God" some time earlier this year. HILARIOUS!

I don't remember having interesting chats with you. ;)

Thorir
02-09-06, 12:01
http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/c025.gif

jamieoliver22
02-09-06, 20:59
http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/c025.gif
Is that smiley meant to be laughing, crying or to trying to be sick? lol.

Anyway, quick update people, nothing special. I have changed the layout so now the chat displays better in IE, added some more responses, AI tweaks and edited the version number. Its now version 0.2 BETA and not version 1.0 BETA as shown in the screenshot.

Thanks for the comments people,
Jamie.

:jmp:

Gothlegend
02-09-06, 22:30
so is this out yet? if not,when is the release date?

jamieoliver22
02-09-06, 22:34
so is this out yet? if not,when is the release date?

Not yet.. I am hoping the next few days.. Sometime between Monday and Wendsday is looking hopeful... I am not holding any promises though, but I will do my best :D

taika
02-09-06, 22:56
Seems like it's coming along well, looks like a cool project. Are you going to encorperate quotes from the games somehow? that'd be pretty cool

jamieoliver22
02-09-06, 23:10
Seems like it's coming along well, looks like a cool project. Are you going to encorperate quotes from the games somehow? that'd be pretty cool

Yeah, I have added a few.. I will be adding more though. I have also added stuff like:


You: **** off
Lara: My 9mm handguns say otherwise..


Please feel free to post as many quotes and stuff you want in it, it makes life easier for me :D

Thanks,
Jamie.

tr_mitch
02-09-06, 23:12
Bit OT.
But how do you know so much about computers at like such a young age?

jarhead
02-09-06, 23:13
LMAO at that one jamie

jamieoliver22
02-09-06, 23:14
Bit OT.
But how do you know so much about computers at like such a young age?

OT? You mean OTT? Over the top?

Practice and trial and error really.. I have always been quite good with computers and elecronics from a young age, so ya know..

tr_mitch
02-09-06, 23:17
Awesome.
OT- Off topic. ;)

BoyTRaider
03-09-06, 03:35
Awesome! Just wondering... Won't she keep repeating the same answers over and over perhaps?

jamieoliver22
03-09-06, 15:15
Awesome! Just wondering... Won't she keep repeating the same answers over and over perhaps?

No, not quite. It depends on the question really.. For example, if you ask her how she is, she will give you one of a possible eight or so answers..

Jamie.

jamieoliver22
03-09-06, 15:44
Sorry, double post.

But please can people post here as many different quotes and phrases from the games and films that could be used in the chat? Could you also post here some general questions that you would ask her.

Please also tell me anything else you would like included and I will see what I can do.

This is just so I can focus on a certain area for the moment and try to get as much stuff included that you all want. I will then work on the nitty-gritty stuff afterwards. I will try to include as much quotes as I can so please post some here! :D

Thanks,
Jamie.

Dingaling
03-09-06, 15:55
Questions I'd ask: "How was your trip to Egypt?"
She could reply: "Egypt, it's all just sand and pyramids." :D Or y'know she met Putai and got an amulet and stuff like that ^_^

Or how about asking how *deep breath* Winston/Zip/Alister/Kurtis/Pierre/Larson/Natla/Sophia/Willard/Puna/Janice/Bouchard/Pierre (Café Metro Pierre)/Jean-Yves/Father Patrick/Cowboy/Skateboard kid/Set/Horus/Von Croy/Carvier/Luddick/Gunderson/Boaz/Putai/Karel/Amanda/Rutland/Amelia/Dad/Louzric/Takamoto/Nishamuru/King Arthur/Anaya/anyone else I've missed from the games all are? :D

See, I'm sad enough to sit and go through all the characters and ask how they all are and what they're up to, where they are, how their day was etc, LoL.

Nice program you've got going :tmb:

Greenkey2
03-09-06, 17:05
You: "What is your least favourite animal?"
Lara: "Camels, no question. Monsters and undead mutants are fine, just don't put me in a room with a camel."
You: "Why don't you like them?"
Lara: "Are you serious? They spit and bite and fart and ...oh sorry Winston, I didn't see you come in."

You: "What is your most secret desire?"
Lara: "If I told you it wouldn't exactly be a secret now would it?"

You: "What's your favourite food?"
Lara: "Anything as long as Winston cooks it."

VonCroy360
03-09-06, 17:09
You: "What's your favourite food?"
Lara: "Anything as long as Winston cooks it."

It's beans on toast, if I'm not wrong. :)

Greenkey2
03-09-06, 17:20
Very British :D I seem to recall her blowing up the microwave when she tried a ready-meal in the first movie :vlol: I wonder if she likes Marmite on that toast? :whi: :mis: :p


You: "What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?"
Lara: "Apart from saving the world? Hmm...controlling my temper when Alister starts whining at me for not returning my library books. I mean, they're my books and my library!"

jamieoliver22
03-09-06, 17:22
lol, I have added some of those :D

And yeah beans on toast is her favorite meal and she is dislikes corgi dogs the most.. :p

EDIT: Update

0.3 BETA: Added a navigation bar at the top of the page for people to contact me, bookmark the page and read the help file. The help file is new and has help and support, including an F.A.Q. I have updated the layout again to allow more text to be displayed in the chat box and other graphical tweaks. I have added more AI tweaks and some more phrases.

The first post has been updated with this info.

Thanks,
Jamie.

Lavinder
03-09-06, 21:59
Can't wait!

kangaxx
03-09-06, 22:04
:hug: My biggest compliments for you friend, great idea, and exelent work, pleaseeeee, tell us when it is finished:))):jmp:

jamieoliver22
05-09-06, 15:23
Heya everyone!

I think that I will end up releasing a public beta version of the chat sometime tonight. I cannot keep it under the hood any longer.

I will make a new thread with information about it later, so keep your eyes peeled.

Jamie

EDIT:

The chat has been released and can be viewed at this thread:
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=74040

.

Melonie Tomb Raider
05-09-06, 15:38
Yay! Thank you!!! :hug:

queo_Lita
06-09-06, 11:48
Awesome and also very entertaining jamieoliver22. Thank you for this one!!!