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 Post subject: Re: IS THERE A WAY I CAN PLAY SC 1 vs others on the net?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:16 pm 
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I am, and I've dabbled in UQM's code a bit in the past, but it's not a project I'm particularly interested in. I'm working on other games.

I have no idea how much time because I've never played SC1 before and don't know how much of UQM's non-melee code could be reused for it. But if I had to guess, maybe 6 months to a year? Hard to say.


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 Post subject: Re: IS THERE A WAY I CAN PLAY SC 1 vs others on the net?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:39 pm 
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I'd happily take just the command-line argument method. It should be far simpler to extract than to make a whole additional mode. With that, making SC1 or related games like that cluster-based variant we had a few years back, would be much, much simpler. And it would be much less intrusive to the rest of the code.

Minimal Features:
Start a supermelee fight with a fixed set of ships with specified crew levels.
Report result

(should mainly involve calling existing code in large chunks)

Additional Optional Feature:
Fix the order that ships enter melee, not offering the player a selection

Additional Optional Feature:
Modified ship stats (from precursor artifacts)

I'd put a coding bounty on that, though not enough to cover it at a decent hourly rate; if others joined in, though…


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 Post subject: Re: IS THERE A WAY I CAN PLAY SC 1 vs others on the net?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:36 pm 
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This could very well be crowdfunded, but it needs to guarantee results and for that end never have stretch goals.


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 Post subject: Re: IS THERE A WAY I CAN PLAY SC 1 vs others on the net?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:09 pm 
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Since you don't need the lobby, that could simplify things enough that going straight to the combat routine would be best, in which case the two additional goals would be substantially easier than setting it up in the first place.

I don't see what other goals this would have. Going out and actually making a SC1 is beyond the scope of it.


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 Post subject: Re: IS THERE A WAY I CAN PLAY SC 1 vs others on the net?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:16 pm 
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2-23-6 is a millionaire on wall street.
So he could finance this.

Please?
Pretty please?


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