First post, by Daniel3D
I don't know if this is the right spot to post this...
I'm Daniel, 41 years old and terrible at programming in any language. (not for lack of trying, Just too Dyslectic)
But I have ideas and I often find someone willing to build it.
I still play a 1991 DOS race game (stunts) and that has an active (modding) community, but the few programmers there are short on time.
Is there anyone interested with helping in writing part of the new SETUP program for the game.
The setup program is rewritten in qbasic. It needed to be rewritten because we recompiled the game executables.
The original used a loader to create an executable, but that had the exepack bug and other issues. The game itself is mostly written in assembly.
Setup to run the game with the right graphic mode and sound option is finished, so you can play the game again.
It still needs an Installer function.
The game directory has variable contents and subdirectories. (custom content and mods)
Installation can be form or to a removable medium. (basically from any location to any location)
It needs to check if the source directory contains game files and if the destination exists.
Create a directory if needed.
Copy the whole, including subdirectories, to the new location.
[this part just mimics the functions of the original installer]
(re)Install the base game without additional content and modifications.
Install the game in the new location with selected modifications.
(de)Install modifications to current installation
- these options require a good understanding of the game and mechanics. They are welcome, but can wait.
Also, as an extra feature, I would like a Car manager.
The game supports 32 cars (it came with 11) but we are getting close to 100 cars now thanks to some active creators.
we need a tool that can move cars (4 files each, 5 if we include a graphic or metadata) from the game dir to a garage and back.
A lot of information can be found on the forum (forum.stunts.hu)
So if anyone wants to program but is looking for a project.
I apologize if I offended anyone by my shameless request.
I'm just getting frustrated and feeling a bit powerless.