Can I somehow (hack) a Chromecast so it becomes an autonomous "kiosk" display? (think TV's in a Casino gaming floor)
From what I understand, one of the 2 "modes" a Chromecast can operate in is, it can be given an instruction to go out to the web, fetch a "program/app" run that app, (ie: netflix, youtube, etc) then using that app, connect to a stream, etc) My question is, could I somehow set up these devices to (upon boot) connect to my local sever, use a "Browser" app of some sort, and connect to a predetermined local (or remote) webpage (and display it's contents as the "media")... completely autonomously? As in, no user intervention, setup, control, or administration needed? I'd like to set up our lobby media network (think: those thousands of flat panels you see hanging all over a casino floor) as a webpage, and deploy a large number of Chromecasts around the property and hopefully they'll just be able to be plugged in, and connected and they'll use their internal "instructions" to download a stripped out browser of some sort, connect my companies pre-determined URL, and just to ensure they're all showing the most current information, I'd likely set the browser up to hit the refresh button at a set interval (like 15 min) I'm REALLY hoping this, or some sort of alternative version of this is possible because it would really solve a BIG problem for my company and make me looks like a hero at my job! I'm currently working on this idea on my own personal time, and I'm hoping to present my finished/working solution to my bosses and use it as leverage for a promotion(and could potentially make my young families meager Christmas MUCH nicer! Considering the SUBSTANTIAL cost savings that this solution would provide over their current proposed solution, I'd be a shoe-in for a promotion, so ANY help Reddit can give me to help me fast track this solution would be awesome and I'd be forever grateful!
I want my players to go through and plan a heist in a casino, the only problem is I have no clue how to set this up. I am planning on making my own map for the casino using these assets as the base: https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/set/1806/casino-gaming-floor-pack The target of the heist is to rescue 3 hostages spread out through the bottom floor and an undisclosed magical item hidden at the top in the owner's office. The magical item is a monocle that vastly increases the wearer's wisdom (to about 26) but after being in touch with the object for a week the wearer is corrupted and becomes evil and desiring power (this is a running trend throughout the items my party is sent to retrieve throughout their adventure each item increases a different stat). The origin of the Casino is that it used to be a random casino in the middle of a nowhere town when a beholder decided to make the town it's home base. with the assistance of the magical monocle, he is able to cheat his way through the casino until he wins a bet with the owner in which he wins the casino. I am undecided if the heist will take place through the whole town or just in the casino, seeing as I have limited time though probably just the casino. Sae Nijjima's Palace from Persona 5 would be a huge inspiration to the layout of the casino. The party's level is 5 and there are only 3 members so I DO NOT want them to fight the beholder, if they get into an encounter with the beholder he agrees to play a game of chance for the item/hostages, being either a rigged game of poker where the party has to cheat in creative ways to win or a game of Russian Roulette (by a different name as Russia does not exist or with a different reason for the name like Russia being the last name of the person who invented it). Sorry for anything that does not make sense or is written badly as this was more of a brain vomit rather than a well-written thing. if you want any more details I will answer in the comments. Some specific questions: What should I add to make this Heist feel like a heist movie? How should I set up and do guard patrol? How should I protect the objectives? I have the backstory ready but don't know what to do for the story that unfolds while they are going through, any ideas?
I want my players to go through and plan a heist in a casino, the only problem is I have no clue how to set this up. I am planning on making my own map for the casino using these assets as the base: https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/set/1806/casino-gaming-floor-pack The target of the heist is to rescue 3 hostages spread out through the bottom floor and an undisclosed magical item hidden at the top in the owner's office. The magical item is a monocle that vastly increases the wearer's wisdom (to about 26) but after being in touch with the object for a week the wearer is corrupted and becomes evil and desiring power (this is a running trend throughout the items my party is sent to retrieve throughout their adventure each item increases a different stat). The origin of the Casino is that it used to be a random casino in the middle of a nowhere town when a beholder decided to make the town it's home base. with the assistance of the magical monocle, he is able to cheat his way through the casino until he wins a bet with the owner in which he wins the casino. I am undecided if the heist will take place through the whole town or just in the casino, seeing as I have limited time though probably just the casino. Sae Nijjima's Palace from Persona 5 would be a huge inspiration to the layout of the casino. The party's level is 5 and there are only 3 members so I DO NOT want them to fight the beholder, if they get into an encounter with the beholder he agrees to play a game of chance for the item/hostages, being either a rigged game of poker where the party has to cheat in creative ways to win or a game of Russian Roulette (by a different name as Russia does not exist or with a different reason for the name like Russia being the last name of the person who invented it). Sorry for anything that does not make sense or is written badly as this was more of a brain vomit rather than a well-written thing. if you want any more details I will answer in the comments. What should I add to make this Heist feel like a heist movie? How should I set up and do guard patrol? How should I protect the objectives? I have the backstory ready but don't know what to do for the story that unfolds while they are going through, any ideas?
The day the server room cooked itself to well done
Casting: $me - obviously $sa - on-call Sys Admin $eng - engineering dispatcher I had just started my night shift that particular night and felt the need to use the restroom. As I walked past our tech shop, I heard an unusual beeping. I opened the door and realized the beeping was coming from the backup temperature monitor for one of our server rooms. I work for a large casino and this particular room handles a good amount of the gaming floor. I get close enough to read the screen... 104.3 degrees (Fahrenheit). “No”, I think to myself, “it can’t be, our temperature alert hasn’t gone off!” Our main temperature monitor calls a list of phone numbers when certain thresholds are breached. I had no record of any such calls that day. Regardless, I head to the phone next to the server room door and then I feel it. The heat is RADIATING OFF THE DOOR. I grab the phone to call surveillance (they control the one of the door locks) and through the window into the server room I just see servers shut down. MY. HEART. STOPPED. I have never made so many calls in such quick succession. SURVEILLANCE OPEN THIS DOOR NOWWWWW” I don’t think they even asked why, I’m sure they saw what happened. Then I had to contact engineering to get a portable AC unit in. $eng: “Hello, Engineering speaking” $me: “I need someone to server room with a portable AC unit!” $eng: “well, what’s going on? There’s been no temperature alerts.” $me: “The server room just overheated to the point of failure and we lost 1/3 of our gaming floor. Are you coming or do I need to find and hook up the AC myself?” $eng: “uhhhh... we will be right there” And the crowning glory: contacting $sa. $me: “hi $sa, I need you to come in.” $sa: “can it wait, I just climbed into bed.” $me: “afraid not, server room just went dark and we lost 1/3 of our gaming floor, you need to get here ASAP” $sa: “wut. Haha very funny seriously what’s going on?” $me: “I’m as serious as a heart attack. You should already be on your way.” $sa: “OMG ok I’m en route” Eventually it came to light that there had been temperature issues earlier that day, but instead of resetting the alarms, one of the engineering knuckleheads just set it to “silence”. Thus, no warning about the temps until it was too late. TL;DR: Idiot set server room temp monitoring service to “silent”, so nobody knew that the server room managing 1/3 of the casino gaming floor was cooking itself to death. I stumbled by just in time to watch all of the servers shut off. EDIT: fixed formatting (thanks u/bhtooefr!) EDIT 2: HOLY CRAP this was my first time posting anything. Thank you for all the comments and upvotes! Also (since this has come up a few times) yes there was data loss and hardware failure. We had a well maintained backup system so we only lost about 2 hours of data if I remember correctly. Hardware loss was expensive and took about 2 months to get everything fully functional. EDIT 3: clarification of degrees in Fahrenheit.
I’m looking for suggestions on good reading with regards to casino management development. I found one book on the art of designing the casino gaming floor to dominate the competition, but am looking for any reads for the gaming industry. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks
[Serious] People who've worked/works at one of the casinos in Manila (Okada, Solaire, City of Dreams, Resorts World Manila, etc.) what are some of the saddest things that you've seen on the gaming floor?
Blog Update: Monday Casino news report - 09 September 2019
From the DirectoryOfSlots.com In the news this week we cover a murder at a California casino that has some very famous ties, a woman suing for damages at a Missouri casino, a new Bingo Hall for Massachusetts, from across the border in Canada we’re seeing some cutbacks at an Alberta Casino, a police evasion story from South Dakota, the Saracen in Alabama getting some important finishing touches, the Illinois Gaming Board making some casino license requirement changes, a new Arkansas board for casino applications, a new California casino grand opening approaching, a jackpot winner in Nevada and 3 players hit the same jackpot in 4 days in Pennsylvania. Here, at the Directory of Slots, we’ve been enjoying the brand new video slot, Storm Lords. That casino game, and how much we’ve had to say about it in our video slot review has inspired us to re-look some of our older online video slot reviews, putting in more details and covering more useful information on the best video slots online. This exercise reminded us that The Slotfather Part 2 is one of the very best online video slots ever created. California casino Murder The Pechanga Resort and Casino was the scene of a horrific robbery at the end of July when an elderly woman was left critically injured on the bathroom floor. 84 year old, Afaf Assad and her husband were dropped off at the California casino around 7:30 am on Saturday morning, Aug. 31, by the couple’s son in law. From the casino gaming floor, she was followed into the bathroom by two females, a 35 year old and a 39 year old...see more
ADHD Shower Thoughts: Having /r/ADHD as my de facto support group is like having a Weight Watchers meeting at a buffet.
I would assume this has been brought up before, but I am amused at the concept that my ADHD support group (which is /ADHD, of course) is on Reddit. That's like having AA meetings at a bar during happy hour... or WW at a buffet... or an ADHD support group meeting on a casino gaming floor.
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Our first casino game released on AppStore - here are some of the challenges encountered.
We've released our first casino app to the AppStore Atlas Vegas. Here are some of the challenges we've encountered.
download size must be below 100Mb. This restriction is designed to prevent excessive mobile phone data charges. Our original art assets were over 400Mb, so we had to reduce everything to 90Mb. This meant conversion of all PNG's to WebP (with alpha component), reducing sizes of videos (and scaling up in software), doing some effects using GLSL shaders instead of blending with texture targets, etc. We just managed to squeeze everything to 97Mb, but the experience was like from the Apollo13 movie where they try to restrict current flow to below 20 Amps.
Real slot machine players change bets per game using physical buttons, so we had to develop a virtual button panel for players to press. This is probably a first for the AppStore. This way players can use real casino strategies when playing our games.
We needed 3 aspect ratios to cater for 3 generations of IOS devices (4:3 iPad, 3:2 iPhone 4, and 16:9 iPhone 5 and up). We have 2 different layouts, while the iPhone 4 uses a cropped iPhone layout. The final game screen for all devices is 960x540, with scaling.
For the smaller screens, we discovered the visuals were too small to read. We had to implement a zoom functionality (pinch to zoom) - this was not in the original project plan. The end result works much better than expected.
Our next release will have multiple games, and the pinch to zoom effect will be used to zoom out of a single gaming machine into a wider view of the casino gaming floor, where players select a game from a bank of machines.
Achievements and Daily rewards ended up being trivial to implement.
the core application was C++ with a small platform specific stub for handling IOS functionality in Objective-C. Integrating with the AppStore API was easier than expected, but a smaller wrapper was needed to wrap the Objective-C code to integrate with the game C++ code.
It was disheartening to learn that there are over 100,000 casino apps on the AppStore. Without marketing, there is no way our application will be discovered.
Generally very pleased with the AppStore process, from registration, development kit download, to application submission and the assistance Apple provides. Our only real complaint was Apple's insistence to use a non mainstream language for development. Fortunately for us, Apple have allowed a workaround via Objective-C++ to link our game with their platform code. Atlas Vegas is available on the AppStore. Please let us know what you think.
[FNV] Game freezes and crashes when I enter the Lucky 38 Casino Floor (part 2)
This is a follow up on my previous post (:Link to previous post) regarding my Lucky 38 issues. Some one told me to check with FNVEdit if there were any conflicts between the different mods that caused my game to freeze and crash as soon as I entered the Lucky 38 Casino floor and I came up with this: The several conflicts between the mods regarding my Casino Floor freeze I have tried to create a merged patch to fix this problem. It did not work and now I'm at a loss seeing I have minimal knowledge about fixing this stuff with FNVEdit. I would be grateful for anyone that could help me out with this! My load order (yes, I know it has some unstable mods such as Open Strip) is as follows: 0 0 FalloutNV.esm 1 1 DeadMoney.esm 2 2 HonestHearts.esm 3 3 OldWorldBlues.esm 4 4 LonesomeRoad.esm 5 5 GunRunnersArsenal.esm 6 6 ClassicPack.esm 7 7 MercenaryPack.esm 8 8 TribalPack.esm 9 9 CaravanPack.esm 10 a YUP - Base Game + All DLC.esm 11 b NVInteriors_Core.esm 12 c Better New Vegas.esm 13 d Interior Lighting Overhaul - Core.esm 14 e ZionTrail.esm 15 f oHUD.esm 16 10 BraveNewWorld.esm 17 11 Functional Post Game Ending.esm 18 12 MoreChems.esp 19 13 Run the Lucky 38.esm 20 14 Navmesh Fixes and Improvements.esm 21 15 ELECTRO-CITY - CompletedWorkorders.esm 22 16 Lucky38Suite_Reloaded.esm 23 17 Interior Lighting Overhaul - L38PS.esm 24 18 ELECTRO-CITY - Highways and Byways.esm 25 19 BurrowingCreatures.esm 26 1a FCOMaster.esm 27 1b NVStripOpen.esm 28 1c NVR-Strip.esm 29 1d Project Nevada - Core.esm 30 1e Project Nevada - Equipment.esm 31 1f Project Nevada - Rebalance.esp 32 20 Project Nevada - Cyberware.esp 33 21 Weapons.of.the.New.Millenia.esm 34 22 YUP - NPC Fixes (Base Game + All DLC).esp 35 23 Unofficial Patch NVSE.esp 36 24 Cass Barks.esp 37 25 NVR-Version_10.esp 38 26 Vurt's WFO.esp 39 27 Uncut Wasteland.esp 40 28 The Lucky 38 Empire.esp 41 29 Asterra's Many Fixes.esp 42 2a Ammo Count Memory.esp 43 2b ILO - PipBoy Light.esp 44 2c ILO - YUP Patch.esp 45 2d BushSounds.esp 46 2e ImmersivePickupSoundsFNV.esp 47 2f Project Reality Footsteps.esp 48 30 dD - Enhanced Blood Main NV.esp 49 31 Project Nevada - Gun Runners' Arsenal.esp 50 32 EVE FNV - ALL DLC.esp 51 33 All Weapon Sounds Overhaul .esp 52 34 Explosive Sounds Overhaul.esp 53 35 CCSP2_5d.esp 54 36 FCO - NPC Changes.esp 55 37 CNR_Beta.esp 56 38 T4-plugin.esp 57 39 Roberts_NewVegas.esp 58 3a Better Burned Man.esp 59 3b Gambling.esp 60 3c Better Casinos.esp 61 3d IMPACT.esp 62 3e NoDegrade.esp 63 3f LightUpAndSmokeThoseCigarettes_edisleado.esp 64 40 populatedcasino.esp 65 41 StripOpenMain.esp 66 42 LeatherBackpack - eng.esp 67 43 Leather backpack - rus.esp 68 44 1nivVSLArmors.esp 69 45 GRA - The Right to Bear Arms.esp 70 46 ZionTrail-NV.esp 71 47 ZK13 - Return of the Eyebots.esp 72 48 FNV Realistic Wasteland Lighting - All DLC.esp 73 49 NVR-NPCs.esp 74 4a FactionWastelandPresence.esp 75 4b MojaveSandyDesert.esp 76 4c NewVegasExtendedMapMarkers.esp 77 4d classicambientmusic.esp 78 4e Vanilla Intro Plus.esp 79 4f Weapons.of.the.New.Millenia.Leveled.Lists.esp 80 50 Weapons.of.the.New.Millenia.Honest.Hearts.Grunt.Patch.esp 81 51 NoMainStoryUltimatums.esp 82 52 Improved Ballistics Effects V2.esp 83 53 Cloth Impacts - Decal and Effects.esp 84 54 Project Nevada - Dead Money.esp 85 55 Project Nevada - Honest Hearts.esp 86 56 Project Nevada - Old World Blues.esp 87 57 Project Nevada - Lonesome Road.esp 88 58 Project Nevada - EVE All DLC.esp 89 59 Real Recoil.esp 90 5a realistic headshots.esp 91 5b boa ncrpahelmet.esp 92 5c Boacombat2glove.esp 93 5d LootMenu.esp 94 5e MoreBeardAndMoustacheStyles.esp 95 5f Passive Startup Messages.esp 96 60 FCO - Roberts Patch.esp 97 61 FCO - Race Addon.esp 98 62 CASM with MCM.esp 99 63 FCO - HD Teeth.esp 100 64 LiveDismember.esp 101 65 NPCs Can Miss.esp 102 66 The Mod Configuration Menu.esp 103 67 BraveNewWorld-YUP.esp 104 68 FCO - OHSB NPC Edits.esp 105 69 BraveNewWorld-CNR.esp 106 6a BraveNewWorld-FPGE.esp 107 6b Companion Sandbox Mode3.esp 108 6c SunnyCompanion.esp 109 6d Near Death.esp 110 6e Weapons.of.the.New.Millenia.Cheat.Cabinet.esp 111 6f DIM TYPE3clothesRETAIL.esp 112 70 BraveNewWorld-UncutWastelandNPCs.esp 113 71 Interior Lighting Overhaul - Ultimate Edition.esp 114 72 ILO - GS Shack.esp 115 73 NevadaSkies.esp Many thanks in advance for reading this and possibly helping me out!
I work on a casino gaming floor as a technician. I can get as little as ten to over eighty service calls a day and most of them get pretty repetitive. Bill validator issues? Nothing that doesn't occur every day. Printer's malfunctioning? Yup. Monitors dying? Always. So far I was having just a regular day. I walking side by side with one of my other coworkers when my radio went of and I get a frantic call from one of the regular floor supervisor's about 'a guest vandalizing a machine!' Now usually we try to take turns on service calls but this time me and coworker just exchanged a dubious look and both took off towards the call. After all, that was a new one. We get there and I explode laughing. I can't help it and I feel bad for the poor floor person flipping their shit thinking this is going to cause a horrible guest dispute (which potentially it could,) but this is a new level of stupidity. I am sure that even people who are not casino savy have seen a triple seven slot machine. But, it pretty much is set up like this. [IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/2ufumpf.jpg[/IMG] Someone had taken a black sharpie and drawn their own pay line over the glass. To make it even more ludicrous, it wasn't even that well drawn a line. It looked like a kid had done it. I guess whoever did it realized it too because they were nowhere to be found.
Hi all. Im planning a one shot heist for my group set in an eberron like world. Im thinking they have to rob the owner of a casion oceans 11 style. My issue is that im trying to find a casino gaming floor map for them and comming up blank. Does anyone have a map or would know where i could find one. Ive googled my heart out and just cant find anything. Im after something that has the layout of slot machine and card tables etc... Thanks!
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