OCAU group project?

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  1. Aamdaron

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    Hey these forums don't get much traffic ,you guys wanna start an OCAU group project?
    We would need to decide language(s)
    We could have jobs for non coders like "graphics" etc.?
    What do you guys think?
     
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    count me in as graphics :thumbup:
     
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    I should be able to assist with anything, so long as its NOT visual basic.. I fucking hate VB.

    If its c or c++ I won't be of much use. But if it is perl, php, python or delphi. I might be of use :p

    What did you have in mind? My suggestion:

    A groupware type application. Web based, simple forums, document sharing, messaging, news etc. Using perl or php or both.
     
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    hmmmm depends what language and type of app it is
     
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    count me in, however it all depends what the project is :) nothing mentioned about that....

    If its client side then definately would have to be C/C++ (no bloated vb crap). If server side either PHP or perl, leaning towards PHP though....
     
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    yeah i was thinking that be one of the things we would have to decide about muzzis idea is pretty cool
     
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    count me in as gfx :)
     
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    if we are going to do php we would need some webspace
     
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    here are some other suggestions i thought of. A plugin for gamearena COGS. An extension for mozilla/firebird.
     
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    yeh with cogs, i was thinking of somthing which searched given servers for a name, cause sometimes i want to find if any mates are playing and on which servers. However I wasn't aware that plugins could be made, and i don't think the ui is extensible enough to accomplish what i want :) (not really ideal for a group project though)...
     
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    which 1?
    [EDIT]whoops, i know what you mean ;)
    i know a little on C++, still learning though[/EDIT]
     
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    K lets get a rundown of what people know language wise. I know a little c++ and a bit of PHP, no where near enough to be a head coder but i think enough to be able to debug other peoples code make small things etc. I can use the GIMP a bit.
     
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    Im relativly good in C++, like fully capable of coding complete applications from the ground up, lot of experience with winsock programming though like to use MFC rather than doing low level winapi coding, i've heard WTL (windows template library) is good, but never looked into it... so if we're doing C++ ill be able to help :)

    Also know php pretty well, and if needs be can embed a php interpreter into a C++ app... though thats probably unlikely :)



    I think we need people to throw a few ideas, of programs that people want... or need
     
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    sounds good g4n0n, come on people what do you want?
     
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    a game?
    maybe a program that gets news from ocau immediately?
     
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    OCAU Address book? PHP frontend people enter their OCAU name and details they want shown then you can search for a member and find out?
     
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    Sounds fun, but the only language I am good enough in is Java
     
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    I'm up for it... tho I don't know much of progamming... and I'm not great at graphic design :S

    I'm willing to be a tester etc tho
     
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    Yeah, I'm interested too.

    I use the .NET languages in my day-to-day work (mainly VB.NET and ASP.NET stuff, a bit of C#), and have rusty skills in C/C++ (although I'm looking for a project to get into, to cut the rust out!). About 10 years ago I used to write (DOS-based) scrolly demos and stupid little games in C on the PC, and was a regular contributor in the Amiga AMOS PD library (mainly games/demos).

    I was thinking, if we are interested in making a game, we'd need to organise the required people (coders/gfx/sfx/web dudes) and then we could follow a couple of paths:

    1) Use Blitzbasic. Simple, effective, quick to get results - this can be important and prevent a project from dying because nobody has enough time to dedicate to it. Somewhat limited in flexibility though. For smaller projects though, it's great - the language is very capable.

    2) Use C++ and the Torque engine. Slower to design and create, but could potentially pull off something of commercial quality.

    We'd probably need a few small practice projects first though, just to test out working as a team. Maybe a scrolly demo praising Agg or something ;)
     
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