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How much would you be willing to contribute towards a joint HLP pledge? ($2500 is the target)

$1
6 (5.6%)
$3
5 (4.7%)
$5
12 (11.2%)
$10
21 (19.6%)
$20
27 (25.2%)
$50
20 (18.7%)
$75
1 (0.9%)
$100
9 (8.4%)
$200
4 (3.7%)
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2 (1.9%)

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Offline Zacam

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Now I've gone from giddy to flat out passing out from geek joy.

We are mostly C++ (the type is varied. the original source code was C and we've been refining and adapting it ever since).

We are wanting to use the ability to read in APNG as in-game assets material (usually interface and HUD elements, but I'm sure we can also use it elsewhere) but as well, we need to have some format of a builder so that modders can create that APNG content across Windows, OS X and Linux. We have stock standard linking into libpng already to start with, but lack of an universal content creator hampers implementation when nobody can seem to do it the same way consistently.

At some point, our asset container toolset is going to need to be updated (as the asset container itself will be upgraded) into providing a "Preview" function for various data-types that can be stored, which would also include APNG.
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Offline AdmiralRalwood

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So, wait, we can pledge to the kickstarter and have it count towards HLP's group pledge?
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Yus. If anybody has already donated to the HLP PayPal, IM me with the details and I will make sure it gets moved over accordingly.

Or if preferred, sent back for direct pledging to the Kickstarter directly.
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[08/01 16:53:11] <sigtau> EveningTea: I have decided that I am a 32-bit registerkin.  Pronouns are eax, ebx, ecx, edx.
[08/01 16:53:31] <EveningTea> dhauidahh
[08/01 16:53:32] <EveningTea> sak
[08/01 16:53:40] * EveningTea froths at the mouth
[08/01 16:53:40] <sigtau> i broke him, boys

 

Offline Black Wolf

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Okay, easy. But I reckon everyone should also post on here when/how much you contributed to kickstarter so we can keep our own running tally. Going from pledges to real cash is sometimes where projects like this one fall over.
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Offline jg18

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The Kickstarter project lead notices this thread and makes an account to reach out to us?

:jaw:

I love the new yt tag.

Also, $50 pledge sent to Kickstarter with note sent to Rei.

 
Pledged $30 to KS and note sent.

 
Now I've gone from giddy to flat out passing out from geek joy.
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We are mostly C++ (the type is varied. the original source code was C and we've been refining and adapting it ever since).
OK! I don't expect any issues here. Since it will compile to standard libraries on each system with the magic of CMake hopefully there will be no issues with linking and it will just work.

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We are wanting to use the ability to read in APNG as in-game assets material (usually interface and HUD elements, but I'm sure we can also use it elsewhere) but as well, we need to have some format of a builder so that modders can create that APNG content across Windows, OS X and Linux. We have stock standard linking into libpng already to start with, but lack of an universal content creator hampers implementation when nobody can seem to do it the same way consistently.
APNG is basically just a bunch of PNG images in a row with some meta information and we WILL NOT rely on a patched version of libpng. Anything assebled with apngasm on system A should dis-assembled properly on system B. Actual encoding and decoding of PNG frames is still the job of libpng.

All our tools will use the core apngasm library so there should not be any issues with content being created in one tool not being read or output the same on another or in your client (f*ing collada still gives me nigthmares  :hopping: ). As for the content creator we'll have a command line tool and the GUI we outlined and it looks like we'll have a Photoshop plug-in as well. Since the CLI, GUI and plug-in will all be using the exact same library to assemble PNG as you'll be integrating to dis-assemble I expect all will be good.

 
The Kickstarter project lead notices this thread and makes an account to reach out to us?

:jaw:

Hey, thanks for showing interest in a non-web context! I'll be preparing a post in a little bit and I'll post it here first for everyone to review. If there's anything you want me to convey about HLP and the OSS FSO projects can you outline them? I don't want to give inaccurate or unwanted PR.

Also don't assume anyone running a kickstarter campaign is any kind of special. All you need to run a KS campaign is an amazon payments account and either:
A. Enough confidence in your awesome product that feel you can finally show it to the world
B. A lack of enough shame to stop you from making a stupid pitch video with a goofy sound track and a desire to make something you are just assuming everyone will think is awesome, regardless of the fact you have no actual reason or basis to assume anyone will care at all
'B' Totally worked for us this time!

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Hehe, anyways it's really cool to see how the wider internet FOSS developer community is neatly getting things together and so on!

 

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Oh yes.. Photoshop plugin FTW! Bonus points for PS 64-bit compatibility... I'll get my pledge in quite soon.
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Offline Alan Bolte

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$50 contributed to KS and message sent.
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Done --> + 66.75$ (=50€)

 

Offline Lorric

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Hello everyone, I'm Rei Kagetsuki the creator of the kickstarter. Sorry it took me so long to notice this.
You're sorry? I'm surprised you found this place at all!

 

Offline docfu

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Pledged $100 and notice sent.

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Add in my 100$.
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Offline T-Man

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Posting to confirm I just registered to KS and sent mine. Note also sent to Kagetsuki-san.

Decided sod it and pledged $50 in the end. Hope you guys get this; it sounds like it'll be useful :)
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$50 pledged & note sent.
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I just pledged 55$, but how do I send a note? Right now it's in my name...

 

Offline Admiral Nelson

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Log in to Kickstarter and open the project page.  It should say "You're a backer!" near the top.  next to that is a link that says "Rei Kagetsuki".  Click the link, and choose "contact me" from the pop up.
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Offline Ulala

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Kicked my $30 pledge to the KS and sent notification. :)
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