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Offline Spicious

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
What we do not need is more help. We have an unmanageably huge team (most of which are lurkers or people who don't even have an account on HLP) which are making things worse. More help is not going to help the project at this stage. What we need is a simple and easy organization system to get things sorted out. For example, right now half of our missions exist only on 1 person's hard drive because they were in attachments.
Quite true, but some sort of version control (probably svn or mercurial) should work. Who doesn't have an account here?

 

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
Okay okay. So in order to get MT up and running again the major things to do so far are:

1) Pruning the team
2) Making sure everyone has svn
3) Creating an effect C3

Anything else I missed?
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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
1. get ONE person to Make decisions, also have a backup ready to step in, then a backup for the backup. Everyone knows the general "plan" for teh mod.

2.)A File Host like :http://www.4shared.com/login.jsp?sessionUnavailable=1
Keep it internal and you can make folders for all sections: models/maps, voices, missions ec t... Point is, any team member can access it and if one person goes away the files aren't lost (back them up!)

3.)Assign small bits and keep to deadlines, then update the status thingy MONTHLY.

Those sound liek solid suggestions.
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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
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(most of which are lurkers or people who don't even have an account on HL

all them had or have a account, but most of them have vanished
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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
Its also a good idea to kick out people who don't do anything/haven't done anything/won't do anything anymore...

That's what I said, but in a more polite way... :)

 

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
Snail, really, can't you just organise like in INFA? Tell those people to register here, and to follow the organisation rules and all.
Hey i wasn't the one who organized INFA, it was obviously Woo. In fact of all the project's I've joined Woo's organization is definitely the best. For instance, the Project downloads are in one, locked thread so it's easy to find the downloads, and almost all subsequent versions are released as patches (most of the other mods I'm on just tend to make you download the whole modpack again).

This is the kind of organization I think we need.

 

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
Maybe you could ask Woo to help organize it, then let you all go back to work.
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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
Maybe you could ask Woo to help organize it, then let you all go back to work.
That's not an option really, Woo's so busy right now he has hardly any time to get online, let alone join another project.

 

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
Hey i wasn't the one who organized INFA, it was obviously Woo. In fact of all the project's I've joined Woo's organization is definitely the best. For instance, the Project downloads are in one, locked thread so it's easy to find the downloads, and almost all subsequent versions are released as patches (most of the other mods I'm on just tend to make you download the whole modpack again).

This is the kind of organization I think we need.

Woomeister has a lot of experience in FS modding: he released two big mods(INFR1 and INFA), a patch for INFR1 to make it SCP compatible, is working on INFASA and INF SCP. He knows how to get the job done.

You can follow Snail's hint and put everything in one thread...

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
You can follow Snail's hint and put everything in one thread...
And can we get like exception from the ninjas delete your attachments rule?

 

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
As Goober told me a few months ago it'd be better if you UL the stuff somewhere...attachment's aren't that reliable.

 

Offline Spicious

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
Hey i wasn't the one who organized INFA, it was obviously Woo. In fact of all the project's I've joined Woo's organization is definitely the best. For instance, the Project downloads are in one, locked thread so it's easy to find the downloads, and almost all subsequent versions are released as patches (most of the other mods I'm on just tend to make you download the whole modpack again).
That happens by default if you use some sort of version control.

 

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
I guess it'll be hard to group the multiple versions of the files and scrap unnecessary duplicates, Snail told me that they're spread on internal...

 

Offline Stormkeeper

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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
Clarification: Gather the files from every one possible, then give it to someone with lots of time and you trust to get the job done, ask him to weed out the duplicates and upload to an svn.
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Re: Not that I'm normally the sort of person to prod...
TotT is pretty well organized, but then again it's still fairly "young" I'd help if I had time but...  :blah: I'd take gorrath up on his offer, honestly, and kick out the lurkers, and then say to yourself: What are we missing? If the answer is no one, proceed with the mod as planned. If the answer is a modeler, get a modeler, if the answer is a fredder, get a fredder, and so on and so fourth.