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GunChleoc
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Posted at: 2018-05-30, 14:47

The draft looks good

people preferred auto created everything even if the quality was poor as it meant they did not have to do anything.

It's less about not having to do anything, but about forgetting do to things. When I joined Widelands, the information in the encyclopedia was seriously outdated, because it stopped generating automatically. Same for the in-game help where values had been entered manually and were not correct. Giving the player wrong information doesn't hep them play the game.

I am always very much in favor of having something that looks good, but it has to be maintainable too. There needs to be some process in place for updating stuff and that makes sure that we don't forget to update it.

A thing we want for the in-game help is to make entries clickable - pretty much what battle for Wesnoth has. That would make navigating the thing faster and more convenient.


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ypopezios
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Posted at: 2018-05-30, 15:38

GunChleoc wrote:

There needs to be some process in place for updating stuff and that makes sure that we don't forget to update it.

Have a comment at the code? Have a check-list before a new release? What about semi-automated solutions? Have a script checking if specific files got changed? Have a variation of the existing automation script produce warnings? Even if nobody is willing to update the hand-made illustrations, it should be easy to add some text-notes of what is outdated in them.

GunChleoc wrote:

The draft looks good

What's next now? How can it make it to the wiki?


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kaputtnik
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Posted at: 2018-05-30, 19:16

ypopezios wrote:

GunChleoc wrote:

There needs to be some process in place for updating stuff and that makes sure that we don't forget to update it.

Plus: Someone find the time and is willing to do that.

Have a comment at the code? Have a check-list before a new release?

ReleasingWidelands

What about semi-automated solutions? Have a script checking if specific files got changed? Have a variation of the existing automation script produce warnings? Even if nobody is willing to update the hand-made illustrations, it should be easy to add some text-notes of what is outdated in them.

I guess no one would complain if you provide (and maintain) something like that.

What's next now? How can it make it to the wiki?

You can upload the image to the BarbariansPage (or any other page) and link it in the text then face-smile.png
See also WikiHelp


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ypopezios
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Posted at: 2018-05-30, 23:47

@kaputtnik

I updated the respective pages, thanks. I will probably do more in the future.


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GunChleoc
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Posted at: 2018-05-31, 10:58

Thanks!

It's good to have both images side by side, because yours is easier to navigate, and the automated one has more detailed info in it.


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WorldSavior
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Posted at: 2018-06-01, 01:38

@ ypopezios: By the way - gold can also go to construction sides, and iron can also go to barbarian construction sides. Just two little details.


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ypopezios
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Posted at: 2018-06-01, 12:45

@WorldSavior

Good catch. Fixed.


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WorldSavior
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Posted at: 2018-06-09, 13:46

ypopezios wrote:

@WorldSavior

Good catch. Fixed.

Thanks, but actually my catch was not good enough. I forgot that one needs also cloth for building docks, sorry


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ypopezios
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Posted at: 2018-06-09, 15:09

@WorldSavior

Fixed. Feel free to keep bringing catches, they are appreciated.


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ypopezios
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Posted at: 2018-07-06, 14:37

Below is a draft of Empire. Have a look before I put it in the wiki.

EDIT: Fixed details.

Edited: 2018-07-08, 14:40

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