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    The following is the opinion of Blitzkrieg and is not intended to imply anything about the abilities of Mickey.

    I'd like to put a call out for people capable of programming to make a difference to this game. At the moment as I have read it, Mickey is very busy. He is also not willing to give all his code out to anybody else. Both these statements are fine with me.

    I don't understand programming so at the end of the day if I'm completely wrong, feel free to delete this thread.

    Is it possible for other users similarly excited by the potential of this game and who have programming expertise to code up certain features of the game in such a way that they only need to be cut and pasted with a few minor changes into the main game.....?

    When I suggest a feature, I not only suggest some effects of it but also how it would work from a logical point of view (and some maths) for example;

    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/foru...ead.php?t=3759
    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/foru...ead.php?t=3485
    http://www.googleearthhacks.com/foru...ead.php?t=3484

    What are your thoughts Mickey?

    I can give whoever codes it a logic path to follow (after some discussion in the forum) I need someone or somemany people who can help in coding it for a cut/paste addition for Mickey?

    We used to get new features in the game most weekends but now we've been waiting and suggesting for over a month and the game is stagnating.

    blitzkrieg

    disclaimer: just trying to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzkrieg
    Is it possible for other users similarly excited by the potential of this game and who have programming expertise to code up certain features of the game in such a way that they only need to be cut and pasted with a few minor changes into the main game.....?
    Alas, this is not possible.

    The size of most of these features is cumbersome. It'd take Mickey longer to debug other peoples code than it would take for him to write it.

    Sucks that he's busy, but maybe, just maybe, you should find something else to play while he's busy.

    -Stan.

    ps. I'm gonna go back to quietly lurking now
    Think, then speak.

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    Still, is there no one he can trust? Games are made by whole teams of programmers. Why should we stick to one? I understand there are issues with releasing the code, but maybe just to one person, who wouldn't be allowed to play afterwards. Not me, of course, since I know nothing about coding/programming.
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    Hi,
    let me quote 'free-style', it's easier that way...

    "Is it possible for other users similarly excited by the potential of this game and who have programming expertise to code up certain features of the game in such a way that they only need to be cut and pasted with a few minor changes into the main game.....?"

    That is the normal procedure, you set up a cvs-server, let other participate, the project manager runs the code changes in a test environment and after testing and 'acknowledgeing' the new version will be released by the manager.


    "It'd take Mickey longer to debug other peoples code than it would take for him to write it."

    As it was stated in another thread, the more persons work at the code the better it will get. Debugging would not be Mickey's task, he would have to look for security leaks/bugs, the debugging would have been done before the changes would be commited to the cvs.


    "Why should we stick to one? I understand there are issues with releasing the code, but maybe just to one person, who wouldn't be allowed to play afterwards."

    Then you would rely on two persons, furthermore the developer ought to quit the game? That's is - to put it mildly - a bad idea.

    If the infrastructure is set up right, no one except Mickey and the mods will have access to the Database and the web site.

    I would gladly help out, maybe others of our alliance, too.

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    Walter

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    Stan; but I like THIS game..........

    Walter, you could do this? And you know of others who could help? Excellent.

    This game is in BETA so any bugs created by this new code can be found and fixed, as long as the finders don't exploit the bugs as has happened in the past, but after a week of an exploit we all forget and balance is restored, so I still say ........ What do you think Mickey?

    blitzkrieg

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    I'm sorry guys, but I have to agree on Stanley here though the idea is good.
    It would be awesome if Mickey had more programmers.
    But I think that in the way of copy and paste stile this would take quite some time.
    He could do it if he knows someone in his neighbourhood who can program, who he can trust, who gets the source code so he can adapt the new code to it right away and who knows exactly what mickey means when he tells his idea.

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