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Offline Sirbomber

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« on: March 19, 2008, 10:44:36 PM »
I've been working on this little thing for awhile, and finally decided to show it off...
I call it "Zesty" and it's an automatic tech generator for Outpost 2. This means no more mucking around with crazy OP2 tech language. In theory. In practice, upgrades are just for show at this point, meaning you can only upgrade three units, and the upgrades you can apply are limited. So if you absolutely HAVE to have something, you'll have to do the upgrades part yourself.  You'll also need to look up the tech IDs of any prereqs you want (though I plan to have Zesty read an input techtree at some point and provide them to the user in a drop-down list).

One last piece of bad news: I made it in VB.

Hopefully it will work for you all. Give me feedback or suffer great pain.

Download Zesty Alpha v0.00000000314

Edit: You'll probably want to read the readme before you start fiddling with Zesty.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2008, 10:45:48 PM by Sirbomber »
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Offline Brazilian Fan

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 06:28:41 AM »
That's nice, although the interface needs a lot of improvements :)

Do you plan to release the source?

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 07:04:40 AM »
Yes, I know the interface sucks. I'm working on it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 08:39:09 AM »
Keep up the good work and post the source! :D

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 11:45:37 AM »
Can you post the source code please.  

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008, 04:20:58 PM »
No.  Stop asking.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 10:32:47 PM »
Hehe.

Btw, some programmer guy dropped by today and was asking about it as he was interested in the project idea. Believe it or not, that was not some random post by Lev. :P
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008, 04:22:13 AM »
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No.  Stop asking.
Why not? Would be much better if anyone could work on it.  

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2008, 08:51:14 AM »
It's on hold until MT2 is done.  I think we can all agree MT2 is more important than this.
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2008, 09:44:49 AM »
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It's on hold until MT2 is done.  I think we can all agree MT2 is more important than this.
that's wrong, cause if you release it, everyone can make his/her version of the techtree that suit him/her.

or do you want to leave MT2 unchallenged?
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2008, 12:05:28 PM »
You caught me.  MT2 is a secret mind-control device I created to rule the world and the only way it can be stopped is by making an MT3.
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Offline Hidiot

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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2008, 12:20:42 PM »
Anyone can make another multitek just fine. It'll just be laborious with the editing of the text file.
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2008, 03:40:54 PM »
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You caught me.  MT2 is a secret mind-control device I created to rule the world and the only way it can be stopped is by making an MT3.
It doesn't have to be necessarily a MT3
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2008, 01:58:53 AM »
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No.  Stop asking.
Why not? Would be much better if anyone could work on it.
I don't know about you, but if I invest a significant chunk of personal time working on some project, I don't always want to just throw the source out for the world to take/copy/steal/whatever (and yes, I have had some issues with this kind of stuff in the past, where people have gotten my code, modified it significantly, and then refused to give out the changes to the code).

Not everyone wants to do this. Don't pressure someone to do it if they don't want to.

Another thing I might add is the fact that one person working on the code (for small/medium projects such as this) will probably end up leading to better quality control. (If you let just anyone start making changes, and you aren't using some kind of version control to keep track of everything, you're gonna end up with a mess).

Finally, if someone releases code, they will inevitably be forced to answer questions like "why won't this compile" because someone out there wants to compile it from scratch (but doesn't quite understand how to work the compiler).

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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2008, 02:21:08 PM »
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Hehe.

Btw, some programmer guy dropped by today and was asking about it as he was interested in the project idea. Believe it or not, that was not some random post by Lev. :P
I can see I am already making waves.  Hopefully I will be able to help more than hinder, just as long as more of my time doesn't get stolen for work and family.  I already have such a short supply for my own fun projects (like OP2 tech tree tools).

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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2010, 11:01:22 PM »
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The requested URL /mcshay/Files/Zesty.rar was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

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Offline Sirbomber

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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2010, 12:23:24 PM »
This project is two years old.  Learn to edit the techs by hand.
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