IO Report # 49 (2002-07-26)

This report was submitted by FA Ari

July 26 , 2002

Internet Office News

Biggest news of the week: after a week of working and testing, I am finally proud to present to you Sabacc Online version 2.0! You can find the new version of Sabacc Online at and it has been added to the links section of the IO Report. Though I should've done this update a long time ago, I'm glad I did it now because I've had the opportunity to learn better techniques in streamlining the code. For those interested, the updates include BHG login support, using objects and classes instead of arrays for the hand and the deck, values for cards 12-15 are now negative like the rules state, betting limits are higher (half the hand pot), hand pot cap is 500,000 and sabacc pot cap is 1,000,000. Lots of other small things too...I've reduced the length of the file to half (from 1606 lines to about 837) which should mean quicker processing and more efficient handling of many users. Although BHG support works, your credits will not be updated until the new version of the BHG Roster is completed by Koral.

And yet another new project! The IO Graphics Creation Service, which is run by former IOA Keldorn. You can order custom-made graphics for your EH website at

Hawkeye 2 development is underway - IOA Leeson is working on the trailer currently with Keldorn. IOAs Alex Foley and Turtle are working on a site which you'll find familiar if you've read the Hawkeye Aftermath ( - that's right, VeriNEXT will be making an appearance once again in Hawkeye II (there's your first clue as to the plot :P). Mutilator and I will be working on some new tools for the Hawkeye Agent's Datapad. Projected date of release of the Hawkeye II Qualification Test is October 18.

My EHNet news: Alex Foley has added a custom "MyBlock" to the list of available blocks, as well as a block. MyBlock is where you can create your own block with your own useful links.

MinosNIC news: The "You are not logged in" error message experienced by people behind proxies when attempting to login to any site on the EHNet login service has been fixed. If you continue to have problems, please contact Turtle.

Emperor's Hammer: Site of the Week

This week's Site of the Week award goes to the ISD Vanguard site at Designed by COM-IOA Leeson (, it features nice PHP work and an interesting feature which I have never seen on a TC web page, the Pilot Battle Tracker. Very nicely done!

Internet Office Links

Internet Office Poll

What theme do you use for My EHNet?

  • Bespin or Cloudcity
  • Coruscant
  • Holonet
  • Space
  • Endor or Tatooine
  • Yavin


Code Snippet of the Week


This PHP snippet, written by Jernai, will read out your BHG ID line via XML from the BHG Roster and print it out on your own site.

You can find the full code for this snippet, along with many others, at the IO Code Archive!



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