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PostSubject: Hey there!   Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:33 am

Hello everyone,
my name's Ben and I'm a professional software developer based in Germany. My relevant experiences:

  • C++
  • Python
  • Lua
  • CMake
  • Unit Testing
  • Build automation
  • Interface design (mostly usability stuff, not much of the graphics)
  • Background in physics, a little experience with physics simulations (it's a while back, though)


I came across this project from Reddit. After looking around, it seems like you haven't got much existing code to work on. The thing is, I didn't find a well-structured Todo-List either, making it hard to get started. Unless I simply overlooked it, I'll probably start with creating such a list. If there is already a Todo list, I'll try and break it down into small, self-contained chunks and create GitHub issues for each.

Ok, lunch break's over. Back to work, see you!
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PostSubject: Re: Hey there!   Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:58 am

The closest thing to a todo list is here. The part where Seregon was struggling on was making the GUI libraries work with our current code.

If you found the github, make sure to look at the branch named "Daniferrito". It is where i am working on the entity framework. It contains everything from the main branch (noone did nothing more on it) plus the entity framework.

Oh, and welcome. Most of your skills would be incredibly helpfull here.

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PostSubject: Re: Hey there!   Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:45 pm

I tried to find some more information about what's actually required, programming wise. I often come across threads that start off promising, but get "side tracked" with discussions about graphics, details about movement mechanics and other things. Don't get me wrong, those are important too, but it's really difficult to filter out the information needed to actually start designing a sensible program.

I've taken the liberty of creating a couple of GitHub issues as a starting point to clearly define the requirements for the microbe stage and (once this definition is somewhat complete) discuss possible implementation strategies. I would link them here, but I'm not allowed to for another 7 days. The issue numbers are 9 and 10.

While aggregating the ideas I've found strewn across the forum, many open questions immediately came to mind. Those questions are appended as comments to the respective issue. It would be nice if a designer would clarify those. I'd have posted about it in the Microbe Gameplay forum, but I may only reply there, not create new posts.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey there!   Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:12 pm

Wow Ben, welcome to Thrive!

I'm amazed at all you have to offer. You are very true on the point of task lists, and as Dani showed you I put one up myself a while back. I would really appreciate your help in coordinating the programming efforts if you would like to, since I am a little impaired only being a newbie to C++ and Python myself.

Let me give you a big congratultions and a slap on the back for taking ao much iniative. Its really great to see people join and take their own steps to further the development. It also makes it a whole lot easier for me, since I have troube with all the coordinating I have to do sometimes.

Its also verybgood to be so analytical of the current concept. It helps to refine what we have and take practical approaches.

Again, thanks a bunch for helping out with coding and coordinating the coding as well!

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PostSubject: Re: Hey there!   Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:39 pm

I've just answered your issues on the Github. One question, should i mark the question when i'm answering it or if i have the same question? I'm confused.

I'm going to work on the code a bit now. I should be able to add the structure for species.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey there!   Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:11 am

Daniferrito wrote:
One question, should i mark the question when i'm answering it or if i have the same question? I'm confused.

Don't worry about it. I just tried out the "task list" markup of GitHub and didn't expect it to insert editable checkboxes like that. I'll edit the comment and strike the question through when I consider it answered.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey there!   Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:35 am

May I have permission to create new topics in the Programming forum, please? I'd like to discuss the build system, especially the options available to package and distribute Thrive on the different target platforms.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey there!   Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:28 pm

Your not able to create new topics until you've made 20 posts. I've posted a new thread for you, so you can begin a discussion there.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey there!   Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:15 pm

Wow, you're in and getting straight to work. We need you: welcome to the team.

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