This is a discussion on The biggest project I've worked on: ASCIIpOrtal within the Projects and Job Recruitment forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by phantomotap Actually, I think it is pretty cute and looks very playable, but until you have a ...
It would make sense to you to offer comments I had about the beta that is clearly very different from this latest version?!
@guesst: I must say that I think it's a better idea to release different versions of the program as you're writing it. That way you get feedback, etc. Far from people getting bored of it, I think it makes people get interested in the project and write maps for it and tell their friends about it. It's exciting to be able to influence the development of a program by requesting such-and-such feature and seeing it get implemented.
That's just my opinion, of course. But it's a rather unfounded one anyway since I don't have much experience with this sort of thing.
@phantomotap : you could get a Linux LiveCD and try my Linux binaries. Or just wait 'til guesst deems it releasable.
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I would have considered this overkill for this sort of game before the video went so viral it brought down my servers and overran my bandwidth limits.
Is there a canonical place to recieve source/binaries from? Source control could take care of that - there are places to get free subversion/git repositories, dev-xp.com, github.com, sourceforge for example.
I recommend it. You'd be able to go back to old revisions and so forth.
I'm also getting segfaults when boulders hit me in the third level of the version I have, unfortunately it wasn't compiled with debug info so all I can say was that it happened in play().
As well as there being some display artefacts on both versions 32 and 64bit (linux).