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Taming the beast!

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First off all, I wish myself an Almost-30K-Views. I was going to wait until it got there, but 29,978 is pretty darn close. Huzzah for me staying in the loop this long! [smile]

Skirmish Online

Today saw a juicy ~5 hours or so of development, to which I feel extremely happy about. This was more or less my first time tackling the Delphi source since early June (~4 months ago!!).

MESSY! I'm really happy that in 4 months time my 'standards' as far as code goes has increased so nicely. And I realized how incredibly poor my error-trapping was. Gads! Lots of that clean-up going on as well, including more prolific commenting. It's a slow road, but I'll get there. It's only ~4200 lines. :P

Resumed development also means a total overhaul on the networking system, as well. Hopefully the final. With it will come a more class-oriented approach, reliable UDP packets (finally! the lack of this has been the source of MANY issues), prioritizing packets, and enhanced movement/movement prediction. It's going to be really fun, but really painful. I can't wait. [smile]

The Skirmish forum is now organized somewhat, with a few obligatory posts in the News section. If you're interested in Alpha Testing for Skirmish, or already are, please drop in an informative post here. I'd like to get it all archived so I can appropriately distribute credit where credit is due. [smile]

In short: development is resumed, and it's going just fine. I'm very motivated to get the show on the road again, and hopefully the testers are too. It feels good to be back on board!

I'll get in there as soon as I have time to get MSN (tomorrow evening, probably)

[caution]Don't leave me behind![caution]

[wink]

Did I get the first test? woot?

Ahem. Seriously though, good on ya, looking back on old source code is always a nightmare, especially when you see loops such as
 while (1 = 1)
and wonder "What was I thinking?"

Cheers
Jacob

You mean
while (1==1)
, right? Noob :P

Ok, I'm in there.

I'm very interested in doing alpha testing. However I'm GMT + 1 so about 9 hours infront of the US east coast and 12 hours infront of the US west coast. That might pose a problem...[grin]

Rock on!

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 Original post by Samsonite I'm very interested in doing alpha testing. However I'm GMT + 1 so about 9 hours infront of the US east coast and 12 hours infront of the US west coast. That might pose a problem...[grin]

I'm sure you'll be fine for some of the tests. Register over at the forum and enter an Alpha Testing post. [smile]

Great to you see you back at the front lines again. :)

Being able to set aside your code for several months and to evaluate it now is an invaluable experience, and I'm glad to hear both the self-critiques and the fact that you could still jump straight in.