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Back from the wormhole Wed, 28 December 2011 22:15 Go to next message
Aeglos is currently offline Aeglos

 
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Greets to all, I hope you had a great Xmas and wish you an even happier new year.

I'm slowly resuming coding on Nova, I just commited rev 743 which breaks the game for good; it's now unplayable and will remain so for a few more revisions until I finish the new order system which I just begun, oh yes I went there Shocked
For the moment you can change research status but nothing else.

After that there's a few things I want to take a look at, mainly the race definition system is a bit messy imho. I'd like to simplify it a lot with proper Enums and move the flavor text and descriptions to a resource file. After that getting the race designer up to speed (from the Java code we pillaged) would be my next step.

Then it's back to the server with the battle engine, and beyond!

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Re: Back from the wormhole Fri, 30 December 2011 16:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Daniel is currently offline Daniel

 
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Glad to hear someone has picked up the torch again. Work and study are likely to keep me from any serious Nova development for the next 12 months at least. However I am still keeping an eye on the forums and sourceforge. If you need an admin, you know where I am.

You will probably find a lot of strange things happening when you try to play through the game, so do not immediately assume your latest changes are the cause. I believe the game was broken since at least rev 741. The last lot of changes had not been properly debugged.



Have fun.

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Re: Back from the wormhole Fri, 30 December 2011 17:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Aeglos is currently offline Aeglos

 
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I debugged as most as I could with the last batch of changes. Problem is that they were never fully completed as they chain reacted into a lot of restrucuring, including this orders thing, so in a sense the changes are not done yet, it's a big structural change.

I hope to catch most bugs as soon as I'm done with the orders, as it will clean up a lot of data going back and forth, as well as streamline some operations.

On a semi related note, I don't have a Linux enviroment and won't for some time, so I can't check the *nix side of things. Mono has done some catching up to .Net though, so things look good in that regard.

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Re: Back from the wormhole Sat, 31 December 2011 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, there has been a lot of restructuring and it will require a lot of debugging to find all of the downstream effects. Still this is important stuff that needs to be done for Nova to function as a Stars! clone.


Have fun.

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Re: Back from the wormhole Fri, 31 August 2012 05:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FurFuznel is currently offline FurFuznel

 
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Greetings everyone;

Checking in to see how things are progressing and who is still around? I am still not able to assist with development from my Mac machine as Mono has not been updated far enough to support the use of the ".NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile". Therefore, the new code still will not compile on my machine. Perhaps one day I will be able to come back and assist with this project again. My partner and I are still very interested in the idea of being able to play a stars like game on our Mac.

Any of you still working on this keep going we look forward to the results.

Shadallark

FurFuznel = Shadallark



Shadallark <==> FurFuznel
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Re: Back from the wormhole Fri, 31 August 2012 18:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is it .NET 4 or the Client Profile that's giving you trouble? You'd expect that the Client Profile would be a subset of .NET 4, but you never know...


Mr. Flibble says...
Game over, boys!

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Re: Back from the wormhole Fri, 31 August 2012 22:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I still check from time to time. I've been meaning to get back into coding, but between masters degree thesis + job, I don't have much time left.

Mono already has .net 4 compatibility though, and has had it for some time;
http://www.mono-project.com/Compatibility

You should be able to compile it with no issues, what errors are you getting?

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Re: Back from the wormhole Sun, 02 September 2012 16:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am still keeping an eye on this project and answering the occasional email question. Masters study and work are keeping me very busy and will do for the next 18 months I expect. Perhaps I will get some Nova time over X-mas...


Have fun.

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Re: Back from the wormhole Sat, 26 January 2013 11:43 Go to previous message
FurFuznel is currently offline FurFuznel

 
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Aeglos wrote on Fri, 31 August 2012 23:34
I still check from time to time. I've been meaning to get back into coding, but between masters degree thesis + job, I don't have much time left.

Mono already has .net 4 compatibility though, and has had it for some time;
http://www.mono-project.com/Compatibility

You should be able to compile it with no issues, what errors are you getting?


I just updated Mono and MonoDevelop on my Mac and I still continue to get the following error:
Error: Framework '.NETFramework 4.0 Client Profile' not installed. (Common)

I will see if grabbing the most recent code for the project from SVN makes any difference.

Shadallark

aka FurFuznel




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