Dice Locking Implemented

I spent most of the weekend re-connecting everything to work for multiple boards and fixing a bunch of stuff that broke along the way. But I also managed to implement a new feature: dice locking. I can now tap a die to lock or unlock it. In addition, I can drag it around to move it. Also, I’ve implemented the ability to throw a single die around to re-roll just the one. In the screenshot on the right, you can see the graphics that I’ve added to indicate that two of the dice are locked.

I still need to implement a few more features (dice colors, history, saving settings between sessions) before I submit the app again for update to the iTunes store, but I’m getting closer.

7 Responses to “Dice Locking Implemented”

  1. Jens Remus Says:

    The screenshot looks promissing! I really love to read your blog posts on your work on MachDice and iPhone development.

  2. Eric Says:

    Could you implement a d100 roll – preferably by using 2d10’s, one with 1’s digits as exists now, and a second with 10’s based digits.

    Also, I would like to see a preference to be able to select a d6 with roman numerals instead of drilled spots (really just a personal preference, but should be easy to implement).

    Another preference would be to allow for separation of a d20 roll from the addition of the other dice. I think this could be a simple toggle to include/not include d20’s into the dice math. In DnD I can not ever recall damage based on a d20 – so it would be cool to toggle it off. I customarily roll a d20 (to hit), along with my D6’s+ damage modifier rolls. It would be very useful not to have to subtract the d20 roll back out of the dice total.

    Also, I would love to see additional input lines. Ideally maybe that second input line could be rolled as different color dice (to track attacks.)

    P.P.S you may also wish to add a negative roll modifier (for weakness) i.e. 1d6-1

    Thanks, great program, just wanted to provide some feedback (I really love the holographic like 3D tip effect).


  3. Drew Says:

    Great app, sir. I, with a group of friends, am just starting up a 4th Ed. D&D group and this app should prove invaluable to the DM for nice, quiet, random rolling behind the newly-shortened DM screen. Excellent work! Keep it up.

  4. Mach Says:

    Thanks for the words of encouragement! I’m glad people enjoy reading the blog.

    A number of people have requested things like the d100 feature, numerals on d6, and negative dice. I’ll look into those once I manage to get the main features in.

  5. aceshelman Says:

    NICE! I love Mach Dice and I’ll probably delete it so I can buy it again 😀

    However I have one particular need… I need to be able to roll 2d6 of one color and 1d6 of another color. Perhaps you can work it this way… If I set up a formula of 3d6 just make the dice all the same color. But if I do a formula like 2d6 + 1d6 you perhaps could reverse the color of the single die.

    Also 1d6 +1d6 +1d6 formula would result in 3 different dice colors… default, reversed, and neutral or something.

    This would help me a ton with my gaming, thanks for considering!

  6. Ya Baby! Says:

    You are a madman! Don’t forget to kiss your wife and hug your children. One update and it’s over? Lock those dice first… Or not. One update would be cool. Don’t forget the “popcorn” effect. Our app is so close to coming out and I can’t wait for you to try it. If I could put stock in you, I would put up my house. You are going to be a mega millionaire… Want to borrow my lawnmower for .001 percent of your future $$$? LOL… Rock on!!!!

  7. RichardTang Says:

    Thanks for this app. I’ve got a few friends to buy it for our drinking game “Liar Dice”. One request…Could I have one button lock all dice? Please…Thanks. Can’t wait for your update.