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« on: May 03, 2004, 12:32:02 PM »

This forum is intended to provide a resource for LoTGD modders to share their code and seek aid in completing or improving their mods. 

While most here are happy to help beginning modders develop their skills, this is not intended to be a php-for-dummies site. 

Before asking for solutions to what could be considered basic code solutions, you should make the effort to find the solution yourself.  You should also conduct a thorough search of this site (use the search function) to see if your question has already been answered elsewhere.

You will find assorted PHP Coding resources listed in the Links section, and I will soon be adding a page of suggested tools and resources to help beginners on their way.

When you do ask for assistance, and receive no replies within 5 - 7 days, a second post may be needed but surely not before such time. You may not even get a reply - since the coders are extremely busy. Remember that if nobody has an answer, they are not likely to reply.  Many of the skilled members of the board may only visit once every few days.  The more posts you make saying "Come on, anyone...somone must know" means more posts they sort through (or ignore) before helping (or missing) your question.

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2004, 02:14:37 PM »

I'd like to add that personally, I find it annoying reading the "I have an idea that I want coded, but I know I can't code it, so who wants to code it for me?" posts.
It doesn't happen often, mind you, but it does happen.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2004, 02:18:46 PM »

I don't find the posting of ideas for mods annoying, in fact a lot of good ideas will come from people unable to do the coding.  What I, personally, find annoying is ongoing badgering when nobody expresses interest in the idea.  Post your idea.  If somebody likes it, they might give it a shot.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2004, 08:29:41 PM »

I'd like to add a little note in the forum here. . .


First, the "MODDERS AREA" is for mods that are already built.. Don't ask for help building mods there. I've had to move a few posts already. The "NEW IDEA" area is specially designed for newbies to throw their creative ideas out there for coders to look over and to solve problems in mods that are not yet released.

Second, PLEASE use the "SEARCH" function before asking your question. There's a chance you might learn something about your problem via the search (out of 2700 posts, many issues have already been covered).

Once you checked the forums via search, then post your problem. Personally, I get annoyed when people say, "I have a problem, email me to find out what it is."   -  We need to keep a record of problems in the forum. Not to mention, no one is going to respond to your plea for help. Detail your problem to the best of your ability and you'll be amazed at how much knowledge might get thrown at you.

If you want to take something into private message, just use the "Private Message" feature here at Dragonprime. Don't announce it to a public forum.

So... keep these points in mind as you're cruising through DragonPrime.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2004, 08:16:13 AM »

I will again use this opportunity to post my thanks for those who helped out this idiot with some of his programming difficulties
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2004, 12:23:14 AM »

If you need help with PHP I would sugest to look http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Tips_and_Tutorials/index.html for a start anyway, many links to help sites

 Smiley Wink

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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2004, 03:49:39 PM »

It would be nice if their was a skeleton for each modual type with extensive comments to aid with new development.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2004, 04:18:39 PM »

Have you looked at testmodule.php?
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2005, 01:42:16 PM »

Thanks for the hint with testmodule.php.
Looking over all the files in the modules directory I didnt see it (as I didn't know such a file is there and I just was looking for something helping).
It would be nice for beginners with version 1.x to have a hint somewhere (for example in the readme) that this file contains the description of the interface.
A file called README containing this hint in the modules directory would have the same effect.
I have searched a while now for such a description and I am happy now that i found that hint.

Greets
 SmR

(I'm working at a 0.97 server and we consider upgrading)
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2005, 02:58:22 PM »

Check out this file as well:

http://dragonprime.net/users/Kermit/YourFirstModule.zip

Note that module creation for .97 is completely different than for the current game code.
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