About a year ago we celebrated the first birthday of our project with a Minecraft server challenge. This year we do it with Terasology multiplayer!
With The Great Convergence coming to a close the next big milestone is ALPHA, and in addition to playing some for fun we also need to sort out what's left before we can consider Terasology an alpha-level project. Keep in mind that Alpha is nowhere near feature-complete and will still be lacking loads of content - but most the architecture should be stabilizing.
For multiplayer particularly...
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Aug 24, 2013
The merge of our develop branch (with content + graphic tweaks) into multiplayer is complete! And nh_99 has been able to resurrect the combat branch which now also works again. Both need testing!
While the content modules from develop have not yet been adjusted (or extracted to the new structure) to work with multiplayer the actual multiplayer functionality works and is decently stable - all hail Immortius ! Please help us with some initial testing and observation of what might not be quite right yet
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- Build is available in...
Jul 22, 2013
Big update time! Everybody loves bulleted lists, right?
Project Topics (important!)
These are big walls of text as each makes up a cornerstone of the project and we're wanting to get these right the first time - as we're likely not changing any of these in a major fashion ever again. They'll finalize our licensing setup, code / module structure, and our release process. If you have any interest in ever contributing to Terasology or writing mods this is your time to make an impact. If not, you can safely skip these although feedback from anybody knowledgeable on the topics would be appreciated
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- Licensing and contributor guidelines - discussion on what project...
Jun 15, 2013
We've been playing with this concept game mode for some time now and have a ton of artwork, which you might have seen around. It also is our most solid and achievable actual playable content, which has admittedly been lacking for quite a while
The stars and moons appear to have aligned to make implementation of this doable over the next few months. We have another new batch of contributors, code is hitting...Comments: 4 Views: 4106Continue reading»
May 17, 2013
Edit: Solved! Registration open again.
Our forum here is getting hit with a wave of spam bots so I've disabled user registration for a few days while sorting out some addons to deal with the bots.
In the meantime new users with issues can post reports on GitHub instead. Can also visit us on IRC - just click that "Chat" tab in the navigation bar here.
Otherwise all is well, I'm back from vacation at last and working on catching up. Digging up some interesting things to post about and push alongViews: 2128Continue reading»
Edit: Cancelled last minute for logistics / cost / attendance
Official post for the Frankfurt visit mentioned elsewhere
I expect to arrive in Frankfurt late Friday May 3rd with my wife along for the ride. begla is otherwise occupied with fun surprise events set up by to-be-wifey that Sunday, but we've got the whole Saturday. Although I'm thinking about hitting the nearby Zoo early Saturday (big pull for wifey), maybe we can focus on that Saturday afternoon / evening?
Not entirely sure where to meet yet, but it'll be in the vicinity of the central train station, which is also near where begla lives. If people want to try...Comments: 2 Views: 3342Continue reading»
Mar 15, 2013
I've been tinkering with the idea of going to Europe here to catch the 10th anniversary of EVE Online via Fanfest at the end of April so I'll have multiple reasons to go, also including visiting my family in Denmark and maybe passing by somewhere in Germany to meet some Terasology people, likely in Frankfurt since that's apparently where all the action is at
At first I missed out on the Fanfest tickets but an EVE friend came through last minute and clued me in to a quiet alternative venue to get official tickets (nothing shady, I promise!). I haven't purchased plane tickets yet, but just sorted out the finances so I should be able to make it happen.
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Apr 10, 2013
Been a long two months since the last one so it was time
Main reason for the long wait has been the focus on infrastructure and future prep. The Jenkins change list doesn't do the period justice, I covered some of the other news in another post for non-core content changes. Below are the actual code changes:
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I'm bringing on board a potential new contributor with some heavy background in lore (and art), akin to SuperSnark who is my 3rd for sure participant. We're all in US East so this is set a little late for the Euros, but I thought I'd post the note publicly in case somebody else with an interest can make it
Topic is what role lore (and associated "fancy" out-of-game artwork) might play in a setting that usually is "blank slate" due to the nature of procedural worlds. I've suggested the idea of scenarios / campaigns that could come with a saved world prepared as per an author and we've poked at potential world back...Views: 2065Continue reading»
Apr 2, 2013
I'm thrilled to share the news that we've been acquired by Mojang! Our first priority is finishing the Modding API and then replace creepers with Gooey
Okay, in my defense I haven't gone to bed yet so it is still April 1st to me, dangit!
Been a while since the last mega post since we haven't had a ton of content to put in a new stable build, which is still pending (for two months, yikes!). Most the focus lately has been on non-core stuff and architecture (although as usual begla is adding more amazing 3d wizardry). We're getting very close to having a much nicer setup there. Some related news:
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Tinkering with XenForo events here and thought I'd put a reminder down to see if there'd be potential for us to sign up as an organization for next year's Google Summer of Code. The program usually starts in February, 2012 had an organization submission deadline of February 27th.
I was positively surprised to see at least three open source gaming projects on the list for 2012, viewable here (at least as I post this): http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/projects/list/google/gsoc2012
No need for action on this topic for quite a while, but this way we won't forget! And we get to put something on the calendar. I'm using the Announcements forum for this at the moment as I figure anything we'll put on the calendar will likely also be an announcement anyway... maybe rename to...Comments: 5 Views: 3375Continue reading»
Jul 29, 2012
So yeah, there was this thing recently. Gronkh army arrived. You might have noticed, if you tried to get here over the last week and a half or so - since our site melted within an hour and stayed down for a week, wee! The article got a pretty nice amount of attention and as of this writing the video has 443,817 views and is hilarious - especially if you know German
In the week we were down...Comments: 2 Views: 3761Continue reading»
Aug 2, 2012
So today I found a nice little surprise from Immortius over in his develop branch I couldn't resist grabbing immediately - SLOPES! That work, gasp. And collide right, even drop and bounce around right (so "poorly"). And even a marble sphere on top a slab that also collides right around the round top and the flat bottom.
Can our little cubic world survive such blasphemy? Will Gooey start crying till the poor thing shrivels up from lack of moisture? What do you think about the idea of introducing such abominations into our otherwise blocky world? Just imagine what could be next... columns? *shivver*
Built in #235 with some of the new blocks in the starting goodie chest -...Comments: 4 Views: 1734Continue reading»
Aug 8, 2012
I suckered myself into sinking a full $699 into the Ouya Kickstarter as an investment. I'll pause here for the collective sigh at my optimism, don't forget to throw rainbow ratings at me
The advice to "wait and see" was strong on this one and appreciated, but I realized I couldn't forgive myself if I let my ever-present caution block me, then see this explode further down the road, missing out. Not that anybody really misses out as the SDK will be freely available, but anyway. I wanted to do something special. $699 is both a lot of money and simultaneously tiny in investment terms.
I'm purely taking this gamble as a personal risk, it's all my money, not to be covered by any...Comments: 5 Views: 862Continue reading»
Aug 9, 2012
Sure staying busy these days! Just finished processing 5 pull requests with a stable build in the mix, tweaking the Jenkins config, grabbing all the pending stuff from the integrate branch and more! While I was working the video Gronkh posted officially crossed 500,000 views too - look below for a little thank you on that
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