@team: I would like to suggest something but I want to hear your opinion on this. Most important is, if we - the WTP team - are interested to invest a bit of effort for it. WTP Modding Academy (Training new modders by WTP team and modding partners) Goals: Teaching new modders or supporters how to mod Civ4Col - specifically WTP. Basically sharing knowledge and answering technical questions. Enabling and motivating community members to become modders themselves. Target Group: Civ4Col modders - modding beginners (ideally interested to support WTP - but not required). Civ4BTS modders are of course welcome (but I would prefer to focus on topics for Civ4Col and WTP) Media: e.g. Zoom Sessions (online) I would take care of everything needed. Organization Form: Not regular, but by demand or simply by offers of the team. The voluntary trainer should organize his sessions by himself. Efforts: Well, it will be a bit of effort but most topics should be easy to explain for experienced modders without much preparation. Duration of each session should be around 2hours. Impediments: Time Zones make things difficult, but we could e.g. also record the Zoom Sessions. Potential Topics: Basic introduction to XML (texts, balancing, ...) Basic introduction to Python (e.g. Screens) Basic introduction to GIT (repositories, commit / push / pull / ..., concept of branches, ...) How to setup a project to work in Visual Studio for modding DLL of WTP Basic introduction to C++ (coding a simple feature together) How to create a new Unit / new Building / new Promotion / new ... in WTP How to create events in WTP How to create a Map in WTP How to create 2D graphics (e.g. Buttons, Gamefonts, ...) Basic introduction to creating 3D graphics (Units, Terrain Features, ...) Understanding AI in Civ4Col ... If other topics are needed, we could try to organize it. But we will need trainers - experienced modders - that volunteer. Other trainers are of course always welcome as well. --------- So the question is: Do we want to invest some effort and time for this? More or less, we do this anyways for onboard new team members - simply not yet organized. Again, it is basically just taking the time to participate in a Zoom meeting and explain some things to beginners. (Nothing more is expected.) --------- This can only succeed if we do it together. But I believe it will be worth it for the long run. Feedback?