6 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2006 2:11 AM by BKBK

    Challenging Project: Please Help

      Ok, well, if you like challenges, I've got one for you:

      Hello, this is my first post here but I've been a CF developer for about 5 years now. However, I've never tried to tackle something like this. Here's the scenario:
      In my free time (when I have some), I've been working on a CCG (Collectible Card Game) and I've decided to launch this as a web-based card game. You can probably see the difficulties already. Users log in to get the cards which they then print out on their own printer and use to play the game off-line. This is what I want to have happen:

      User logs into the site to recieve their next "packet" of cards. (they can only get cards once a week)
      They get a "packet" of randomly chosen cards.
      They then can choose to print these cards.

      Simple, right? Here's the catch. The users can only print the cards ONCE and they can only print 1 copy. After they've printed the card, they can't print the file again.

      That's the problem. I don't think there is any way I can do this. I can't stop a user from putting 50 in the "copies" field of their print window. Also, I need them to print out at exactly the right size and for some reason, when I use jpg images, they print out too small.

      So, I know this may not be a stricly CF related problem but any suggestions any of you have on how you would approch this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.