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I want some input on something ...

Post by mizolo » 27 Sep 2017, 17:01

So ... recently i've delved into BYOND code and lots of other things recently ... A LOT, and ... well ... i'm thinking of being ballsy and making my own server.

Now, before I say anything else, i'm not expecting help, but it would be GREAT if you could help me, just on your own time.


First off ... I don't know what kind of server I should make to be honest, and ... i'm kinda scared to share this list because ... well ... you'll see:

Star Wars:
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NML 2.0:
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Rislar's universe:
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Anyway, this is my little list for a thing I want to do, please tell me if you have any tips.
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Re: I want some input on something ...

Post by MrMafioso » 27 Sep 2017, 18:21

Go for Rislars universe as NML isn't an original + it'd be NML 3.0 eugh (Ava's Battleground master race over NML) and Starwars ain't worth it due to well you gotta make Starwars stuff rather than whatever you want
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Post by mizolo » 27 Sep 2017, 18:39

hmm, ok ... any other input?
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Post by Mook476 » 27 Sep 2017, 18:44

You should go for something unique but it's ultimately up to you. Starting up a server won't be easy and it'll take a ton of effort. NML is unoriginal and nobody has really played it well. Star wars will take a lot of effort and you'll have a lot of nit pick people like me because I love Star Wars. You can do whatever you want though but something unique like Rislar if it works out well would be dope. All the servers are unique in their own way so why not make your own unique server?. Godspeed hero.
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Post by mizolo » 27 Sep 2017, 18:49

Ok ... advice definitely taken, i'll go with Rislar.


Can I maybe get a guide to starting with BYOND coding, I am VERY In-experienced with BYOND code ... like ... I know somewhat of HTML and Python ... but BYOND is it's own engine ... maybe there is a guide?
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Post by Mook476 » 27 Sep 2017, 21:27

mizolo wrote:
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Ok ... advice definitely taken, i'll go with Rislar.


Can I maybe get a guide to starting with BYOND coding, I am VERY In-experienced with BYOND code ... like ... I know somewhat of HTML and Python ... but BYOND is it's own engine ... maybe there is a guide?
You'll have to hit up the coders and etc I don't know anything about Byond code.
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Post by manezinho » 28 Sep 2017, 22:26

Go with rislar's universe. I recommend reading up on the DM guide and seeing code from other open sourced BYOND games. Do some experimenting, try some random things. When you get the hang of it, work on adding smaller features. Don't rush anything and take as much time as needed. I'm no coder but that's my advice. Good luck friendo.
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Post by Snypehunter007 » 29 Sep 2017, 00:30

Ya gotta choose open source or closed source, if you want to do closed like we do it, you have to go back pretty far from a very old release and work your way up and out from there.

If you are going to have a staff team, I would recommend coming up with a solid set of rules before opening up to the playerbase as well as having pretty clear staff protocols.

I would also really invest in some cyber-security to prevent a code leak unless you are running open source.

I would go with Rislar's, it sounds like a good, unique, idea.
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Post by mizolo » 29 Sep 2017, 13:18

Ok, i'm going with Rislar's Universe. I'll go open-sourced.

Also, how do I go about doing open-source? A public git-hub?

To be honest I know VERY little of BYOND or things like that.

Also, last thing, where would I create a forum for this?
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Post by NethIafins » 02 Oct 2017, 03:55

The idea of open source here is that everyone can contribute and write code for you and you just mange what is acceptable and what is not. However players can see code and code dive. Also some contributors can get very salty for their code not being added. See Paradise.
Actually Paradise and TG are best examples of open source servers

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Post by mizolo » 02 Oct 2017, 10:30

NethIafin wrote:
02 Oct 2017, 03:55
The idea of open source here is that everyone can contribute and write code for you and you just mange what is acceptable and what is not. However players can see code and code dive. Also some contributors can get very salty for their code not being added. See Paradise.
Actually Paradise and TG are best examples of open source servers

Best of luck
thanks, i'll try my best
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Post by Nicboone » 02 Oct 2017, 12:22

open source can be good for hobbyists and amateur devs who need some extra resources to see a thing through. nothing wrong with that if you need/want to go that route.

however, there are benefits to closed source that open source simply doesnt have. Better quality control, tighter vision, safeguards against your work being appropriated and used by someone claiming its their own.....etc.

knowing and controlling that vision for whatever you make is going to be the hardest part, resisting the urge to throw in something outside of the range of your universe for the sake of jokes or appeasing someome damages that integrity. If you can, consider making a guide for potential restrictions the universe you work in cant extend to.

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Re: I want some input on something ...

Post by mizolo » 02 Oct 2017, 13:21

thanks!
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