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Interest in monthly scripting challenges?
Mudbill Offline
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RE: Interest in monthly scripting challenges?

Oooh, sounds more like something I could get around. I do like scripting quite a bit. The only reason I don't participate that much with things like these is because I have little time to, but I would love to give it a go.

07-27-2014, 06:25 AM
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RE: Interest in monthly scripting challenges?

This seems interesting. Perhaps I'll give it a go.

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07-27-2014, 06:36 AM
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* Romulator raises my hand if stuff is pre-made.

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07-27-2014, 06:50 AM
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RE: Interest in monthly scripting challenges?

I'd love to do this. I'm not great at scripting, but this could be a way for me to improve c:

By the way, I have notes from an introductory C++ class if anyone wants to take a look at them. Probably not a ton of use for you brilliant people who are already proficient in this, but might be helpful for new scripters (like me :p) just click the link c:

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07-27-2014, 07:00 AM
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Scripting...Scripting...Scripting...Scripting...!! *Chants nonstop*

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07-27-2014, 07:29 AM
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RE: Interest in monthly scripting challenges?

I'd personally like the scenario challenge better (Second one). Feels more like being an actual programming challenge to in that you have something you want to do, and need to solve it.

The first feels more like a mix of directing which is absolutely fine, but feels more like a mix of other stuff rather than being a pure programming thing. That's just my input though.

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07-27-2014, 08:31 AM
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RE: Interest in monthly scripting challenges?

I'd be very interested but wouldn't necessarily take part every month due to time constraints. How big a challenge it is each time and the amount of time given would be deciding factors to whether I join in.

I like the second option too but be careful not to make it too specific - with exactly the same resources and goal, we might all just end up with the same solution.

Something similar to this would be good (and good practice in case it comes up again!) - but obviously that challenge was designed to be very difficult with the existing resources, to show your understanding of why it was difficult. A competition would need to be more solvable.

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07-27-2014, 11:34 AM
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RE: Interest in monthly scripting challenges?

Will we be including the AMFP patch for the new scripting functions? Or is the GetPlayer/Entity & SetPlayer/Entity function to much help?

Are we gonna go with a Winner declares next monthly (Would weekly be better?) script or is that something debated by the community?
07-27-2014, 11:01 PM
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Mudbill Offline
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RE: Interest in monthly scripting challenges?

I would vote against using the patch, because not everyone can get it. It's only available for Windows and some people may not want to overwrite their game with it and have to reinstall it to revert unless they have that 2GB backup. It also introduces some bugs that I'm sure MrBehemoth is familiar with.

07-27-2014, 11:35 PM
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(07-27-2014, 11:35 PM)Mudbill Wrote: It also introduces some bugs that I'm sure MrBehemoth is familiar with.

It does, but mostly just extreme physics glitches... but the added functions outweigh the drawbacks in my opinion. I did notice that some of the string functions don't work any more though.

07-28-2014, 12:16 AM
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