Happy New Year! New Radio Voting Panel and Modes

Happy New Year to all of our visitors! It's hard to believe that 2014 is already over. It was a good year for site activity and we made some steady progress in developing our radio system, adding new music, features and skins for everyone to enjoy! I'm sure 2015 will be no different. In fact, we have been quite busy the past few weeks testing and tweaking some new surprises to celebrate the new year with a bang!

First off, our radio page has a fancy new panel below the main radio window. This new panel allows you to change your radio skins, it also allows you to vote on your favourite songs (which help them level up!) We hope this will be a fun new feature, which we are still actively developing and tweaking. I look forward to seeing which songs are most liked and disliked!

The other big new addition is the mode selection box, which allows you to listen to the radio with the default Flash player mode, but also adds two new modes: HTML5 and Icecast. The HTML5 player allows devices that can't run Flash such as iPads and cell phones the ability to listen to the radio without any additional apps or downloads. The HTML5 mode should work on any newer web browsers that support HTML5 audio with mp3 playback. The Icecast mode does not play any music on the page, but rather is intended for using the radio page functions while listening with your favourite music player via our Icecast streaming server. This way you can still view recent songs, cast votes and request upcoming tracks without having to mute or block the inline players. Both of these new modes have been tested for the past few weeks, but if you spot any problems please drop by the chatroom and give us a heads up so we can fix any issues!

We hope you will enjoy these new surprises, and we welcome your feedback! Please feel free to drop by the chatroom, forums or leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Almost forgot! Here are the Top 25 requested songs for December, 2014:

1. Alan Wake - The Poet and the Muse
2. Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily's Castle
3. Portal - Still Alive
4. Diablo II - The Deckard Cain Rap
5. Chrono Cross - The Scars of Time
6. Bastion - Setting Sail, Coming Home
7. Sonic Adventure 2 - Escape From The City
8. Portal 2 - Want You Gone
9. Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest - Bloody Tears
10. Alundra - The Village of Inoa
11. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
12. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Snake Eater
13. Sonic Adventure 2 - Live & Learn
14. Pokémon Black & White - Battle! Gym Leader
15. Assassin's Creed II - Ezio's Family
16. Bastion - Build That Wall
17. Final Fantasy IX - You're Not Alone
18. Mass Effect 2 - Suicide Mission
19. Xenogears - Stars of Tears
20. Donkey Kong Country - Fear Factory
21. Pokémon Black & White - Battle! Team Plasma
22. Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel
23. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Midna's Theme (Orchestral)
24. Halo 2 - Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix
25. Final Fantasy V - Battle With Gilgamesh

Posted in Site News by Locke Member on January 01st 2015 at 1:12am 0 Comments
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