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icon7.gif  Real Life is over : back to Nova! Sat, 22 April 2017 06:37 Go to next message
Daniel is currently offline Daniel

 
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Stars! Nova developer
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Registered: April 2006
Location: Nowra, Australia
It has been about five years since I last worked on Stars! Nova
Masters complete - check
Kids all grown up - check
Have wife's permission to make her a Stars! widow again - check

I cracked the ice off the Stars! Nova source forge project about a week ago and have been actively working on that, restoring the wiki, and catching up on reading HWF. Nova is the most advanced Stars! clone, however it is still not a playable game, let alone implementing all of the Stars! features. Also the latest release version is a long way behind the latest code base (2011).

The goal for now is to get Nova! in shape for release of version 0.5. That will be a 'playable game' - in the sense that you can start a game, build mines/factories, build some ships, scout, colonize habitable planets, have battles, bomb enemy systems, invade enemy systems and win the game!

I want to get that release out no later than the end of May. Did I mention I am moving house and starting a new job in May?

Currently I am planning on doing the coding myself, but many hands make light work. If you are a programmer who wants to help, start here.

If you are not a programmer but still want to help, at the moment the best thing you can do is provide encouragement and keep me to my deadlines. Once 0.5 is released I will be asking for testers to help track down bugs and submit game files.

The Nova! sourceforge page is here.



Have fun.

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Re: Real Life is over : back to Nova! Sat, 22 April 2017 23:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
raptor is currently offline raptor

 
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Hi,

Depending on your project goals, you may want to check out some work done by a few of us with regards releasing decryption code and starting to write more utilities:

https://github.com/stars-4x/

In particular, the 'starsapi' project is the most developed right now (but in Java).

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Re: Real Life is over : back to Nova! Wed, 26 April 2017 20:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Aeglos is currently offline Aeglos

 
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Stars! Nova developer
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Registered: May 2011
Location: Chile
You know what's amazing? I was coding some random stuff today at work and thought: "I wonder how Nova is doing?" Lo' and behold I get home, check the SF page and there's been activity on the past week.

It must be fate!

I just checked out the SVN and updated my IDE. Standing by to resume coding Very Happy

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Re: Real Life is over : back to Nova! Thu, 27 April 2017 15:51 Go to previous message
Daniel is currently offline Daniel

 
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Stars! Nova developer
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Registered: April 2006
Location: Nowra, Australia
Great to have you back!


Have fun.

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