Mar
23

Big Brother Interactive Template Update

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

The Big Brother Interactive Template now supports 5-50 players and contains a voting chart. It has been converted to a more efficient structure and brought over to BrantSteele.com with the intention of adding Saving later this week once any lingering bugs are fixed.

The main goal of this conversion was to improve the structure rather than add new features, and a larger Big Brother template with Custom twists could come in the future if enough users would like one. A few new display options were added including the ability to shuffle and sort memory wall and split it between remaining and evicted houseguests. An interactive option to quit was added, and you can now see speeches in interactive simulations.

You can use the simulator here.

Any feedback would be appreciated. This has been developed over several months. Thanks to Brandon, Commentarian, Edwyth, and Eric for all testing the simulator and finding bugs before its official release. This is a very complex simulator, so more bugs are possible, and any reports would be appreciated.

Mar
17

Dog Eat Dog Simulator is now a Template

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

An option to adjust the size of the cast from anywhere between 2 and 50 players has been added to the Dog Eat Dog Simulator. All existing simulations can still be loaded.

Changes may be coming for the voting chart due to all of the different targets each round, which extend the width of the chart.

This functionality had been coded in from the beginning. It just needed activated. The Big Brother interactive template with support for 5-50 players should be released by next weekend at the latest, and the Survivor Custom Template and updated Hunger Games Simulator are still in development.

Mar
15

New Edit Cast Modes

Author Brant    Category All, Miscellaneous     Tags

To help users transition from BrantSteele.net to BrantSteele.com with upcoming template updates for Big Brother, Survivor, and The Hunger Games, the original Custom and Personal edit modes have been added to all of the new simulators.

  • Screenshot Preview #1 and #2

For those who use Advanced Edit, an option has been added to change Season and Show below each tribe/group.

  • Screenshot Preview #3

Here’s a preview of what’s to come for The Hunger Games.

  • Screenshot Preview #4

The Survivor Custom Template tribe & cast page is temporarily unavailable due to some on-server testing occurring today.

An option to use the original background was added to the .com simulators earlier in the week. Please report any issues, and any feedback on the changes is welcome. Thank you!

Feb
27

Big Brother Canada 7 Cast Photos Added

Author Brant    Category All, Cast Photos     Tags

Cast photos have been created for the 7th season of Big Brother Canada, featuring 14 new houseguests. This season is set to premiere on March 6th. These cast photos are available on all of the BrantSteele.com simulators along with support for non-binary gender.

You can view the full cast here.

Please report any issues you see.

Feb
12

Celebrity Big Brother 2 Simulator Released

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

The simulator for Celebrity Big Brother 2 US has been released on the day of its finale. This simulator contains the audience decisions from the season and a voting chart. It is is intended to be a complete release, and saving will be added by the weekend as long as no major bugs are found.

You can use the simulator here.

Any feedback would be appreciated. This was a quick development, so bugs are possible. Thanks to @TheeEric on Twitter for testing this season on short notice and reporting numerous bugs, relating to this simulator and others.

Update: A Twist Options menu has been added to the week page, so you can choose to set up the season based on your interpretation of these twists.

Update 2: Saving has been added.

Feb
10

Survivor Custom Template: Preview #1

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

A custom template is coming for the Survivor Simulator that will allow users to have more control over the setup of the seasons.

After considering options, this should be the most efficient method to complete seasons 33 through 37 and regularly upgrade the older seasons with the newest features without having to maintain over 37 different season templates. You will still be able to select the individual seasons, but they will run through the custom template with pre-configured settings for each season. These settings will be adjustable, so for example, you can add more idols or eliminate them depending on your preference or change a final three to a final two.

Seasons 33-37 were designed on a newer system most similar to the custom template, so it will easier to translate their twists to the custom template. The goal is for it to eventually have the twists from the other seasons such as redemption island.

The first piece is a preview of what the cast selection will look like, with up to 100 players and tribes. Feel free to use it to create your own casts, but please keep in mind you can’t actually simulate the seasons yet. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Survivor Custom Template Preview #1 (keep reading for screen shots)

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Feb
8

Totem Pole Full Logic Update

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

With episode 3 of The Totem Pole being released on YouTube, full logic has been added to the Totem Pole Simulator, including relationship and strategic ability. These two attributes, along with challenge skills and loyalty, will impact all of the decision making throughout the simulator. If you see any bugs caused by the logic or don’t feel like it is properly balanced, please report it in comments.

A page for other statistics has also been added.

Watch episode 1 here.

Watch episode 2 here.

Watch episode 3 here.

Watch episode 4 here.

Watch episode 5 here.

Stay tuned for an additional update with Episode 4 next Friday at 9:00 PM eastern time. A Survivor simulator update will be posted over the weekend.

Update: With episode 4 now out, a voting chart has been added to the Totem Pole Simulator. This is the most complex voting chart yet with revotes and returning players included.

Update 2: Episode 5 brings an update to the simulator to more accurately reflect the show with Save Limits, Power Limits, and the elimination of duplicate twists per season.

Feb
3

Circle Simulator is now a Template

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An option to adjust the size of the cast from anywhere between 2 and 50 players has been added to the Circle Simulator. The Relationships and Sympathy attributes have been combined under Sympathy. All existing simulations can still be loaded.

This functionality had been coded in from the beginning. It just needed activated, and now serves as a good time to test a template with the Big Brother Advanced Template coming to BrantSteele.com (with saving and voting charts) and a Survivor Template coming in the near future. The Survivor template’s eventual goal is to contain customization options that should be able to produce seasons 33 – 37 and eventually all of the seasons. These 5 seasons will be loaded from the template with pre-configured settings for each season.

By reducing the size of the cast, you can advance to the end of the simulation quicker.
Jan
31

Survivor Edge of Excinction Cast Added

Author Brant    Category All, Cast Photos     Tags

Cast photos for the new castaways revealed today for Survivor: Edge of Extinction have been added to all of the simulators.

If multiple versions are released, the alternate cast photos will be added as well.

Additionally, a cast page was added to see them all together. Please report any issues in the comments or the Contact Form. Thank you.

The next step in finalizing the Survivor simulator seasons 33-37 will be releasing a custom Survivor template that can be configured to match the twists of the seasons, along with other seasons. More details will be shared this weekend.

Jan
25

The Totem Pole Simulator Released

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

The Totem Pole Simulator has been released on BrantSteele.com. You can simulate the season here.

This is based on a new YouTube reality show by @wesleydbryant. The premise of the show is the following: 13 players compete to avoid the bottom of #TheTotemPole and try to survive the vote until only 1 player remains. You can watch the first episode here to learn more about the format. You can also follow the series on Twitter at @TotemPoleGame

The full cast and logo are also now available to use throughout all of the other simulators. The Totem Pole Simulator is currently a simple simulator in terms of logic, but it contains different twists to create a variety of scenarios simulating. If no major bugs are reported, saving will be added in 48 hours. Please provide your feedback on this simulator and report any bugs in the comments.

1/27 Update: Saving has been added.

2/1 Update: Episode 2 is out here! With this update comes challenge logic to the simulator and the new profiles page. Stay tuned for an additional update with Episode 3 next Friday at 9:00 PM eastern time.

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