Saturday, 16 February 2019

External data

Three most important things I'm working on at the moment are:

1. Moving some data from source code to data files. The way data is handled in this project is kind of a problem, but even you have all text data etc. in C++ files it's doable. However I'm moving plain text data to files, because I'm planning to release the source code without data files during the development process, before the first playable beta. I think it's going to be the best way to proceed, because it makes no sense to be able to run the project in this state, before there is something to play. I suspect people could just get confused and it also pretty much prevents random "release" versions leaking to the internet which is not a very likely scenario, but possible.

2. The modular design, this is one of the most important things, because it will make management of the project a little bit easier and also it will be better with less changes in the project structure for github. Maybe there will be more source files in the future, but it's ok.

3. Continue removing dumb comments from .cpp files which really has given me a new kind of idea how big this project is. While not as big as some of the major roguelike projects when counting lines of code, comparing raw lines of code is not the whole truth.

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