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Offline spirit1flyer

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« on: November 02, 2005, 09:41:36 AM »
Okay I have made a few changes to make it more to everyone's liking I hope this has all the things fixed.
ColonyGamePack1v2.zip

And I have also removed the uncompiled source code so it will download a little faster for you guys on dialup. I have put the uncompiled source code up for download too so if you have a wish to use it. you can and I hope you will make something with it  :)
ColonyGamePack1v2_source.zip


Let me know if there was any other errors or things that should have been changed.
And remember these are Sandbox colony games!

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EDIT (leeor_net): fixing broken links
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005, 12:46:04 PM »
Awesome. You've made some good changes. But a few more suggestions...   :P

In the ZIP file there's a compressed folder called Colony Pack whatever. I would just remove that step alltogether and leave the zip file containing the Installation.txt, credits.txt, c_sp001.dll, c_sp002.dll and cow.map with nothing else. This way a user can download the file, right click on it and simply hit "Extract Here" without having to move files around and whatnot. Not to mention, the file size ends up being reduced further (not needing to have identicle copies of the install.txt/cow.map files).

Map names are definitely better than before...

You may also want to condense the install/credits text into a single ReadMe.txt file (which I can give you the same template that I use which is straight forward and easy enough to work with).

Otherwise it's nice to have something new! :)

EDIT: spelling mistakes
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Offline spirit1flyer

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2005, 01:05:20 PM »
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In the ZIP file there's a compressed folder called Colony Pack whatever. I would just remove that step alltogether and leave the zip file containing the Installation.txt, credits.txt, c_sp001.dll, c_sp002.dll and cow.map with nothing else. This way a user can download the file, right click on it and simply hit "Extract Here" without having to move files around and whatnot. Not to mention, the file size ends up being reduced further (not needing to have identicle copies of the install.txt/cow.map files).

I don't think it would make a major change in the size like removing the source did. But I will do it more to the format you are saying next time.
As for the zip its still something I have not got the finer points of using down so I don't know how to zip a bunch of files not in a folder
 
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You may also want to condense the install/credits text into a single ReadMe.txt file (which I can give you the same template that I use which is straight forward and easy enough to work with).

I should have but I missed it. oh well I will remember that for my next release when colony game pack two is ready

Thanks for the added tips. I don't want to have a colony game put out that nobody wants to use because they don't know how to install it. So I will be sure to make the zip structure better next time.

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2005, 08:29:45 AM »
Here's the ReadMe File Format that I use for all of my projects. It's clear, consise and to the point:



Code: [Select]
ReadMe - Name of your project v0.0.0
---======================================---

- Version History --

- v0.0.0 --
=============
Basic information about your page


- Bugs --

- List Bugs

- Copyright Notice --

Your Project Name Here is protected under US and International
Copyright laws and treaties. Use of said software is granted under
the rules and regulations of Version 2 of the GNU General Public
Liscence.

If you have further questions about your rights as a consumber, please
feel free to either call at the number listed below or at:

xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx


- Liscencing --

Your Project Name Here is protected under the GNU General Public
Lisence. Below is a bit more information.

=======================================================================
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 

See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA
02111-1307, USA.
=======================================================================


- Contact Info --

[url=http://opmia.outpostuniverse.net]http://opmia.outpostuniverse.net[/url]

email@whatever.com

Copyright name here, 2004 - 2005


EDIT: better formatting
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2005, 10:13:47 PM »
i have always liked that style of setup instructions, it reminds me of a config.php file and the instructions that most .php scripts come with.

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2005, 06:06:26 PM »
I prefer my copyright notices to be something along the line of:

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 06:42:22 AM »
But how can u put this gamepak into the real outpost game because I'm not good at that. help me with this. :D  
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006, 06:55:23 AM »
You unzip it into the OP2 folder.

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 10:34:50 AM »
after you unzip it you will see a folder and within that two more folders. Each one has 1 of the colony games. All you have to do is move the dll files from both folders and the map named cow.   Into the OP2 main folder
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2006, 07:04:35 AM »
R U gonna make more Game Paks because I want more games for my colony games. :huh:  
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2006, 04:27:51 PM »
I am having a little trouble getting codeblocks working ever since I had to reformat my computer, but I am going to be working on it more as soon as I fix it.
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