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Old 12-11-2004, 03:25 AM   #1
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I have released the version of our game's player port sourcecode current as of December 2004 to the public. This represents a ton of effort on my part over the past three years, so I'm hoping someone else will get some use out of this thing!

It's a very nearly rock-solid codebase, geared specifically toward creating roleplay-enforced MUDs. It contains a number of quite advanced features, such as an account-based login system, a fully-functional mySQL foundation, skills-based advancement, wounds-based combat, player literacy, a deep crafting system, and so forth.

For more information, and to download the package that will allow you to set up and run the engine, click here.

Enjoy, and good luck! Do let me know if you decide to use it for a project.
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:32 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by (Traithe @ Dec. 11 2004,03:25)
I have released the version of our game's player port sourcecode current as of December 2004 to the public. This represents a ton of effort on my part over the past three years, so I'm hoping someone else will get some use out of this thing!

It's a very nearly rock-solid codebase, geared specifically toward creating roleplay-enforced MUDs. It contains a number of quite advanced features, such as an account-based login system, a fully-functional mySQL foundation, skills-based advancement, wounds-based combat, player literacy, a deep crafting system, and so forth.

For more information, and to download the package that will allow you to set up and run the engine, click here.

Enjoy, and good luck! Do let me know if you decide to use it for a project.
I'd just like to publically thank you for taking such a step. The work that goes into a large codebase like this is massive, and this is a very generous and kind thing to do.

While I'm no coder, I can only hope some other talented folk come along and contribute back some excellent changes so that you get a little boost out of this whole release as well!

Thank you, on behalf of all the little folk with vague plans to one day "do better than all these other MUDs".
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Old 12-11-2004, 11:30 AM   #3
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What he said. This is extremely generous, and while I'll likely never get it to compile on my (Windows) machine, I'll try extra-hard anyway. I won't even bug you with too many dumb questions.

Also checking out the MUD. Thank ye a bazillion times o'er. I'm sure this will help many people create new and interesting things.
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Old 12-11-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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Glad to help, fellas.

Good luck! If you need any support, dropping a note on the forum should get you some answers.
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:00 AM   #5
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Hey.

You definitely deserve a BIG thank-you for releasing your work, and for the contributions made to the RPI-oriented community.

Just thought I would say that.


Now... to get Linux to run on my machine again..
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:28 AM   #6
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Yes, a genuinely magnanimous gesture that will be of great benefit to those of us who seek choices for our projects.

Thanks.
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:14 PM   #7
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Just an update -

A fellow developer was kind enough to point out some structuring flaws in our mysql routines that could theoretically allow for sql injection attacks. The good news is that, as far as I've been able to test, the rest of the code's implementation makes them difficult if not impossible to execute, and further, that on any sanely-configured mysql server (i.e. operating with a mysql username granted ONLY those privileges absolutely necessary to deal with the game's database [SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, ALTER, DROP, and maybe one or two others I'm forgetting] and with proper limited permission settings on the mysqld user itself) these things don't seem capable of actually inflicting any damage. That said, I've taken it under advisement and am in the process of completely restructuring the query system to remedy this issue, but given the heavy integration of the system into the MUD as a whole it is quite a bit of work.

I expect to have it all finished and committed to the public release probably by tomorrow morning. Until then, I wouldn't advise making many changes to any copies of the code you've already got, as you're strongly advised to download the fixed version I'll be making available and merging the two may be a bit of a pain.

Since our website requires you to be logged in with your game account in order to download the server, I've got everyone's email addresses on file (I'm glad I anticipated something like this, heh), so I'll be sending out an email when the updated server's available for download.

Thanks!
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Old 12-15-2004, 04:56 AM   #8
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Whew, okay. That was a fun time.

Those of you who've downloaded the codebase should have received an email, but I just wanted to drop a post and mention to anyone considering the download who hasn't yet that this issue has been fixed and patched on the publicly-released server.

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