Need testers for editor

This is a discussion on Need testers for editor within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; No, it's nearing completion. I'm not hyping it or anything nor promising anything spectacular - just functionality. It will be ...

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    No, it's nearing completion. I'm not hyping it or anything nor promising anything spectacular - just functionality. It will be done when the loading and saving sections work correctly. Not before.

    It's just simple MFC with simple tile editor functionality, nothing else.

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    how long have you been working on this project?and would i need to know every single solitary function of c++ to build it? ive been wanting to know those questions//

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    Build it? I'm pretty sure he's not giving us source code...
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    Posted by bubba with bold letters in the first pos:
    Source code will not be provided and requests for source code will be denied.

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    im not asking for the source im asking how long it took to build...

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    30 seconds? 60 seconds maybe. Or perhaps 17.6
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    Why's it important anyway?
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    Hehe i think it was faster than that.

    On a more serious note though....you need to mark your words here because when you say build this to me your refer to the process of compiling and linking.

    What you probably wanted to know was "how long did it take to code", in which case i would say that it has taken bubba roughly a year give or take a few months. This includes at least 1 complete rewrite and alot of testing and changing.

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    Tilesheet issue has been solved and they now load correctly. I added a toolbar as well as some custom buttons to it for easier view layer access and control.

    All I have to do now is take out all the debug dialogs and it will be ready to destroy....er....um....test.

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    Take out the debug dialogs? Why not leave them in? Make it easier for you to track the bugs down wouldn't it?

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    Ok I'll be needing email addresses of those who are interested in testing.

    The docking window system has been changed to use CCustomDialogBar which is derived from CDialogBar. This allows me to gain MFC docking functionality w/o re-inventing the wheel. The idea came from CodeGuru and several other sources on the net.

    For testing purposes, I will need to establish guidelines for reporting bugs.

    Guidelines will be:

    Bug report
    • Cprog nickname
    • Email address (for replies)
    • Date tested
    • Time tested
    • Operating system
    • Machine specifics (specs, RAM, etc)
    • Bug report text


    I'm setting up a database and spreadsheet for all bug reports. Please include as much information as possible in the bug report text. I need to know important information like the following:
    • Number of programs running?
    • Number of systray programs running?
    • Error message, if any, that was displayed?
    • Was it an MFC assertion or some other type of error?
    • What were you trying to do in the program when the error occurred?
    • Can you repeat this error easily?
    • How often does this error occur in any given program session? (every time, sometimes, infrequently, etc)
    • If this was not a program killing error, please describe in great detail what it was that you feel was incorrect (IE: Graphical corruption in tile selection screen on left border of window...., etc, etc)


    Also I'm open to any realistic suggestions you may have on ways to improve the editor and/or it's interface. Realistic means that it would not require a complete re-write of the underlying code to implement. So suggestions like adding a 3D engine to it would not be realistic.

    The setup program I will be sending to testers is simply Setup.exe accompanied by Setup.msi which contains the program data along with test bitmaps. The non-debug version of the VC80 libraries are included and the setup program may install the .NET 2.0 framework if you do not have it on your system.

    I check my system daily for viruses and spyware using AdAware, Spybot S&D and AVG free, but as always I would recommend scanning any attachments prior to running them. Please let me know if you encounter any problems so I can take the appropriate action on my own system. I'm fairly confident my system is lean, clean, and mean.
    Last edited by VirtualAce; 07-09-2006 at 02:47 PM.

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    I would be happy to test it. Email is <<snipped (AGAIN!)>>
    Last edited by Salem; 07-10-2006 at 11:26 AM. Reason: as above

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    I'm asking the mods to close this thread so that people do not post their email addys here.
    PM me for more info.

    Thank you.

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    Closed by request.

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