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Discussion in 'Civ4 - PBEM Games' started by bathsheba666, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Tigranes

    Tigranes Armenian

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    No, I think it's still malfunctioning, nobody fixed it :(
     
  2. Michkov

    Michkov Emperor

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    That will teach me to get my hopes up. :-(
     
  3. Luthor_Saxburg

    Luthor_Saxburg Vassal of Civilization

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    No... Getting hopes up is what makes the world a better place! :)
     
  4. Phylhom

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    What do you think of we hire an IT Professional to create a new pbem tracker? We could to contribute to remunerate the professional for his work!
     
  5. bathsheba666

    bathsheba666 Fast 'n Bulbous

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    No need for compensation, I could have a go. I need to do something like this as part of a serious current job-hunting effort.

    Probably it will take some time. If anyone has a clear idea of what needs to be done, without the time to actually do it, I can perform the grunt work.
     
  6. Michkov

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    The main part would be to automatically send along an uploaded file. Once you set up a game all you need to do is compare game name and player to the ones in the file name and send out an email.

    Let me have a think and I'll write this up in more detail.
     
  7. bathsheba666

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    Thanks - actually it's not so much the functional spec input I'm looking for - I'm ok with that.

    I have an extensive sql and scripting background, mainly corporate enterprise server stuff - but not Javascript and MySQL which I would be looking to do this in, as part of building a first website.

    I understand there might be better or more productive options, for example PHP or something, but Javascript is my prime driver right now.
     
  8. Michkov

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    Cant help you with that I'm sad to say, my knowledge in building websites goes barely beyond setting up a static site.

    I just toyed with the general way a tracker would need to work over the past week or so.
     
  9. bathsheba666

    bathsheba666 Fast 'n Bulbous

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    I just signed up to a free hosting service, and now have to go through the learning curve from scratch of mysql, php, and setting up a website. Also thinking about a data model where game owners could sort out their own players list changes without needing admin intervention - although that feels a little premature and presumptive right now.

    Let's hope I can manage this before Civ 7 comes out...

    Edits:
    Current progress: built a LAMPstack
     
  10. Michkov

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    Better to build it with all features in mind, adding them later seems like a bad idea if you need to rebuild the whole system from scratch to add it.

    If we are on the topic of game admins controls, an option to end a game for the admin would be great. I dont think the old tracker had an option to end a game manually. Leaving the last player with a waiting turn for all time.
     
  11. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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  12. Luthor_Saxburg

    Luthor_Saxburg Vassal of Civilization

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    Yes, please! :D

    What do we need to do?
     
  13. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    Read this thread at Realms Beyond ... posts #2 and #11 are the critical ones.

    I'm happy to work with you to a) set it up and b) write some 'how to set it up' commentary.
     
  14. Phylhom

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    No progress here?
     
  15. Hercules90

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    Not sure what is required to be honest. I imagine its more complicated because its a Mod.
     

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