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Old 19/08/2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Tips while releasing a gamemode.

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Tips While Releasing A Gamemode.

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I've seen many scripts, especially gamemodes; being released recently without any information about. So I thought of creating this topic inorder for SA-MP forum users to give an idea of releasing a gamemode well which will make the topic, view well.
This isn't a rule anyway so you can ignore if you want or this doesn't claim any credits if you do release in the way given below.

While releasing a gamemode, you can release as given below so it would look pretty nice in topic.

1) Introduction
2) Features
3) Scripts Used
4) Requirements
5) Instructions or Guides
6) Pictures or Video
7) Commands
8] Bugs/Problems
9) Credits
10) Download Link
11)Colors/Size/Text
12)NOTES


-Introduction

Introduce your gamemode in a way that every thing is explained well and no one gets confused.

-Features

Post the features which consist on your gamemode.
(Example: Buisness System, Dynamic House system, Advanced Vehicle System, etc)

-Scripts Used

If your gamemode consist of any snippet/script from any other work, post the name of the script you've used.
(Example: Took some functions from L-Infraction system, uses LuxAdmin v1.6, etc)

-Requirements

Post the complete requirements which is needed to run your gamemode.
(Example:Requires sscanf2 include and plugin, streamer plugin and include, y_ini include, etc)

-Instruction/Guide

If your script consist of some functions/defines which is configurable, post that too.
(Example: Change the Read_CMDS to false, if you don't want player's cmd to be read by admins.
pawn Code:
#define Read_CMDS == true
//Change to false inorder to prevent admins to read player's cmd.
Example end.)

-Pictures/Video

Try posting some pictures/video of your gamemode to look more better.
Also it attracts other well if image/video taken in beautiful places.

-Commands

Try posting full commands of your server.
If making it group wise,it'll look more better.
(Example: Player Commands: /healme, /kill, etc.
Admin Commands: /kick, /ban, etc
Here I used 'etc' as this is an example, but post full cmds in your gamemode topic.)

-Bugs/Problems

If there is any problem/bug in your script, post it or if you have the solution, post the solution.

-Credits

Give credits to those who have contributed for the development of your gamemode or if you've used any of their scripts, plugins, includes or any snippet from their script.

-Download

Do not post a broken link, post well working link with all files which is needed to run a server. Also post links which is easy to download.
If your script isn't too big, you can also post your script using pawn tags.
The most important is that you have to give the source code.(.pwn)
[b](Your work can be ignored if the source code is absent.)

-Colors/Size/Text

Colors

Some of the users use colors such as yellow and texts small in size which makes others feel bad. In case of headers/titles, you could use colors and setting the size to 5-20 also with bold text it would look good. Try to avoid posting like below given example.
(Example:Can you see this?) <-- (In blue) Can you see this?
Well some users do not see yellow properly well, so if using it, make it as bold and increase it's size.

Also try avoiding to post like this:
Hello I'm Lordz. I'm a good boy lol. I'm playing since 2 years
In another way, we can tell it as avoid using multiple colors on posts(except headers/titles)

Size

Always try to use normal size. Set the size to 5-10 for a title. And 10-20 for main title.
Big size at some cases, makes it view ugly.

Text

Don't flame/insult/troll on your topic. If your gamemode is better than other users, do not insult them.
Also on replies if anyone replies "Good job", "Nice work" or "Awesome"; avoid asking for reps "Then please rep me" or "Don't forget to rep me then".
Well people will rep you if they liked it. If your indeed of reputations, you could give a text like this at the end,
"If you liked it, you could repute me" or something like that.

NOTES

These aren't the things you must ignore though don't think that I'm judging you.

-While releasing a gamemode, you must release on Gamemode section only or it might get ignored.
-Never release a gamemode without crediting the original author if it's an edited release.
-Never release others work and claim as yours which could result in a BAN.



As I said, this topic isn't rules or something which judges you, this is a few tips which could improve your topic view. Might be useful somehow.

And the notes, are some of the few rules which you've to obey and it isn't the rules made by me.

-LordzÖ.
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Old 19/08/2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tips while releasing a gamemode.

It will be helpful to many people. Good job.
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Old 19/08/2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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Old 19/08/2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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12) Only post gamemode scripts in the 'gamemode scripts' section.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [xB]Lordz View Post
Script lines:
Time taken to compile:
Not needed.
One person could write a function in 100 lines, while another person could write the same function in 50 lines.
And compile time is different for each computer (+/-).
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Old 19/08/2012, 05:22 PM   #6
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12) Only post gamemode scripts in the 'gamemode scripts' section.
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Not needed.
One person could write a function in 100 lines, while another person could write the same function in 50 lines.
And compile time is different for each computer (+/-).
I aint creating rule,its just tips.
Thats why I added those just for giving an idea of the script.
It must be posted only if needed.
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12) Only post gamemode scripts in the 'gamemode scripts' section.
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Quote:
3) Scripts/plugins used

Post the scripts/includes/plugins which is used for your released gamemode.

4) Requirements

Post the requirements needed to run your gamemode.
isn't it the same ?
Quote:
7) Commands

Try posting full commands of your server.
If making it group wise,it'll look more better.
Introduction releated ?
Quote:
6) Pictures

Try posting some pictures of your gamemode to look more better.
Videos ? what about videos ?
video is better than picture.

13) Source files should be included as well.
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Tips while releasing a gamemode.
10) Script


Script lines:
Time taken to compile:
Warnings:
Time taken to compile: On a pentium 2, 2 years. On an i7, 5 seconds.
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