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    CBoard Project?

    I've been thinking a lot about different things lately and thought one thing that might be kind of cool for cboard to do is to have a project that everyone could contribute to in some way. It would not only be a learning experience for a lot of people, but it would also be fun to do. Even people working on current projects could just put in a few tips or help out in small ways if they wanted.

    I was thinking of a few things that we could possibly do that would allow a lot of different areas of expertise:

    net browser that incorporates DirectX/OpenGL with a scripted language for the sites so you can have interactive GL/DX-driven websites...something I haven't seen before
    a small game of any sorts
    a massive game in 3d with tons of functionality
    multiplayer games (to get the networking people to show off some of their stuff)

    any other ideas would be cool to hear.

    -and btw, so i don't get flamed (as much, hopefully)-
    if you think this is a bad idea, sorry, I just think it would be kind of interesting to see what we could produce here collectively.
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    Good luck with that.

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    lol....that's not what i was hoping to hear....

    hmm, suppose it'll be a bit harder to get everyone here to work on one project, considering most of the higher level people here are busy with their own projects or work or..........stuff...

    but yah, twas only an idea, i think this has probably been brought up in the past most likely, not sure if those old ideas ever got anywhere

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    Hey! I'm out!

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    It's not that it's a bad idea, it's just that people have tried this about a thousand times, and it inevitably crashes and burns because of lack of communication, people get bored, or people get lazy.

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    yah, i know what you mean, i've had this happen before (the old "The Developer's Alliance") We had a group over there for a while and actually managed to, as a group, finish a full complete game and finish it in time for a seminar in california at NYLFTech. Then when we got back we tried to jump from a puzzle game to a full 3D space sim/fps game in one giant leap, and that inevitably crashed the whole group because it was overwhelming for a lot of the people.

    I'm not saying we have to do a big project, and actually I don't really WANT to do a big project, because the bigger the project, the more likely it will fail. I'm just throwing around ideas right now.

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    hey im a loser with no project i might try doing something
    Woop?

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    Project idea: Some way to verify that the person has actually attempted to do some research on their own before being allowed to post

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    i might be guilty of this here for this post....i didn't exactly search too long before i posted this, lol.

    However, that aside, we could just send missiles to their homes if we can find the answer on the boards in...say..under thirty seconds?

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    Hmm we could hijack the star wars program and make it do our scourging

    30 seconds on google
    15 seconds on faq.cprogramming.com
    ?

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    that sounds legit.....not much coding there though, heh



    But before the topic goes astray....

    I was thinking more of something in C++, and possibly with an API.

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    Hey we can do it will C++ and an API.
    Code:
    Location loc = findlocation(C+++C_forever);
    Coords target = TargetLocation(loc);
    Fire(target);
    See totally API orinated

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    lol, you'd have to do "C+++C_Forever" or it won't compile correctly

    gah, well, i'm gonna play some final fantasy X or XI for a while, and come back to see what everyone said....i should eat some food too, that'd be good

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    I think it might be more productive if we were to do a contest slant on this intra-community development thing, i.e. put up a post for programming the core of a Tetris clone, get a load of submissions in, use the best-made one (But mention clever coding tricks or other useful things in the other submissions), do the same for the graphics, etc., glue it all together.

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    Hey I'm helping Shakti and I actually contributed some code to him. I'm so proud. Much better than any group project I did in college.

    And perhaps we should have a direct link to the google website.

    Somehow I think that the success of the cboard has indirectly contributed to the success of google.

    Heck google should have a checkbox:

    [ ] I am a cprog member


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