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# Owlbear Rodeo
# Owlbear Rodeo Legacy
- [Peer JS](https://peerjs.com/docs.html)
- [Theme UI](https://theme-ui.com/)
![Demo Image](/demo.jpg)
This is the source code for Owlbear Rodeo 1.0 released for your non-profit use.
This code won't be maintained or supported by us as we've moved all our time to maintaining and building the new Owlbear Rodeo.
## Background
Owlbear Rodeo was created as a passion project in early 2020.
We worked on the site from that time until late 2021, spending nights and weekends learning and building the site found in this repo.
By the end of 2021 we we're spending more time working on Owlbear Rodeo then we were at our day jobs. After almost two years working on the project we had learnt a lot about what we wanted Owlbear Rodeo to be. With these two things in mind we decided to start working on a new version of Owlbear Rodeo, throwing out the old version and starting fresh.
This new version would streamline common actions, be able to grow with the user and be a lot more reliable. We called this version Owlbear Rodeo 2.0 and it is what you see now when opening [Owlbear Rodeo](https://owlbear.app) today.
Owlbear Rodeo 2.0 was released mid 2023 but as a thanks to our community we wanted to give you the option to build and run the original version.
## Programming Notes
This project marks one of the first big web projects Nicola and I made. With this in mind there are many things that aren't great with it.
The state management for the frontend relies primarily on React contexts. This is a bad idea. React contexts are great but not for a performance focused app like this. You'll see that every context that is used had to be split into a bunch of small chunks to prevent unnecessary re-renders. Don't do this. Just use a state management library like Zustand. It's so much easier and it's what we do in 2.0.
This code makes no effort to handle collisions when two users edit the same data at the same time. This means that it can be pretty easy to brick a map by with a combination of delete/edit/undo between two users. Instead you should use a data structure that is designed to handle this like a CRDT. This is what we do in 2.0.
All images are stored client side in a IndexedDB database. I think this is a cool idea but browsers hate it when you do this. There are a ways to tell the browser that you should keep this data around (the persistent storage API). But it's a bit of a mess. Chrome will silently decide if it wants to keep the data, FireFox will prompt the user for permission and Safari will ignore you. In fact if you don't visit the site every week Safari will delete all your data.
I thought I was being pretty clever when I created 1.0 with no cloud storage but it bit us hard having to tell users every week that there was no way to recover their data because the browser was cranky at them.
Because this project doesn't have user accounts or cloud storage to share an image with other players we user a peer-to-peer connection. To do this we use WebRTC. Be warned though every time I've decided to use WebRTC in a project I've regretted it. WebRTC is great on paper but it will never be reliable. Many VPNs/Antivirus/ISPs will block all WebRTC traffic. So you end up having to proxy a bunch of traffic through TURN/STUN servers which end up eating up any costs savings you thought you were going to have.
There are some pretty cool things in the project though.
I developed a Tensorflow model trained off of thousands of battle maps that can detect the number of grid cells visible in a map. The model is in the `src/ml` directory.
The 3D dice roller is physics driven which makes it fun to just throw dice around.
The pointer tool has a nice network interpolation model. This idea was expanded in 2.0 so that every interaction you do is synced in real-time with other players.
## Install
### Locally
#### **Docker**
To use the project with docker you can run the following from the root directory of the project:
docker-compose up
Note: You will need to increase your max memory allowed in Docker to 5GB in order to build Owlbear Rodeo.
#### **Manual**
If you don't want to use Docker you can run both the backend and frontend manually.
Before running the commands you will need both `NodeJS v16` and `Yarn` installed.
To build and run the backend in `/backend` run:
yarn build
yarn start
To run the frontend in the root folder run:
yarn start
### Production
Owlbear Rodeo is designed to be hosted in a cloud environment.
To make this easier we have provided a blueprint that will allow you to host it on [Render](https://render.com/).
Once deployed Render will provide a URL for you to share with your players.
[![Deploy to Render](https://render.com/images/deploy-to-render-button.svg)](https://render.com/deploy)
## License
This project is for **personal** use only.
We do not offer a [license](https://choosealicense.com/no-permission/) for commercial use.
This includes using the project as is or modifying/using the code here in any way for commercial purposes.
If you're interested in using Owlbear Rodeo in a commercial purpose you can contact us about version 2.0 [here](contact@owlbear.rodeo).
## Contributing
The code provided here is for historical purposes and as such we have disabled pull requests on this repository.
## Credits
This project was created by [Nicola](https://github.com/nthouliss) and [Mitch](https://github.com/mitchemmc).
In the live version of Owlbear Rodeo we provide default tokens that use licensed images.
To ensure that the license is adhered to we have replaced those images with CC0 images.
Here are a list of the image libraries used to make these new tokens:
- [496 pixel art icons for medieval/fantasy RPG](https://opengameart.org/content/496-pixel-art-icons-for-medievalfantasy-rpg)
- [CC0 Music Icons](https://opengameart.org/content/cc0-music-icons)
- [Dungeon Crawl 32x32 tiles supplemental](https://opengameart.org/content/dungeon-crawl-32x32-tiles-supplemental)
- [Zombie and Skeleton 32x48](https://opengameart.org/content/zombie-and-skeleton-32x48)
- [RPG portraits](https://opengameart.org/content/rpg-portraits)

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