Its a great Idea Karajorma
Some ideas, if this is going to work successfully and in a way that it can be beneficial to everyone it needs to be well organised. I would recommend using PHP for the entire site and having a very basic registration system,
Then the user would go through a form thats asks for specific information, like,
- Fred Version being used
- Skill Level
Of course there could be other info but only if its required.
I also had an idea of what ShadowWolf_IH has come up with. You could have a section thats split into two with: Fs/Fs2 era (like Goober5000 said) and then have a missions/campaign section in each. From there each mission/campaign could contain storyline information, mission count and whether its been taken, of course you'd have a limit of how many one user can sign up for, so not everything has been taken up.
The best way to make this work is too make it as simple, modular and well organised as possible whilst making the project as open as possible as well. If theres one thing noobs don't like is not having the option of choosing themselves what they want.
I would only recommend having Fs/Fs2 to start off with for FREDers but perhaps later it would be worthwhile to have options open such as Inferno, TBP, WC, TAP, etc.
Originally posted by aldo_14
Oh, and we need a voice actors thread where people can register willingness to be,well, a voice actor.
Thats another thread altogether I think
Originally posted by ShadowWolf_IH
I don't think 'contract' is a suitable word because it sounds improper and too serious its something you use for a business deal
Originally posted by karajorma
we don't have to explain how to beam-free-all for one thing
You won't have to if the FREDer reads the help files that came along with the game
Originally posted by JR2000Z
If everybody in the community jumps in, we could have up to 2,113 new missions.
Originally posted by Pilot Of The US
New campaigns for FS2 vanilla might also be a good idea, coz ive had lots of issues with FS2 open, prolly coz i got a slow/crappy comp.
Karajorma this is why Fred2 Vanilla must stay a open as an option even though emphasizing Fred2 3.5.5 is a good idea. For example 'Pilot Of The US' may have a slow computer, but may become a very good FREDer and thats why
its good to also promote the use of the original FRED.
Well thats it I wish you Good luck in your Quest