Oh man, another update that requires server update.
I wish there was an option "Would you like to download update x.x.xx? - Yes/ No".
Allthough, Notch did blog about Release candidates etc.
Maybe some options on updates are already in the oven.
Anyhow... Boosted, you have 30 min to spare?
Oh, while I'm posting...
Someone has build some "minecart station"(?) right next to my house.
As I was planning to add row or two (probably three) of lava around the house, maybe we could move it a little bit?
If I don't get any info on this "station", I'm gonna destroy it and place blocks/torches in a chest close to that area.
Well yeah, Boosted needs to update the server client.
I'm just happy that we can keep our current world and not have to start a new one.
There's some bug with chests but they are working on fixing it. (bottom two rows cannot be used, only if new world is started, but don't do that. )
Edit: Beta 1.0_01 client out. Fixed chest bug and some rare crash on loading level.
More bugfixes tommorow.
C'mon Boosted, what the hell are you doing out? Just kidding : D
Just bought the game, not sure what the hell am I supposed to do.
Been surviving in SP for a couple of hours and building a tower of some sort.
I guess there isn't some goal in game? Checked the wiki, didn't find anything, so I guess no.
Damn fun anyway tho.
I'll leave my username here (tequilapuzh) so you can add me to whitelist
and I'll pop in to see if you guys have any fun things to do.
Yeah, they (I mean Eric) probably use some commercial 3D program to model, but I guess Scawen made him some app to import stuff into LFS.
At least that's how my brother worked with his artist and sometimes I see alot of similarity between them.
Now I am a witch, guessing shit and all that.
P.S. I imagine LFS modding similar to that, way to optimistic.
Clap on some body, wheels, choose RWD/FWD/etc., press cook and presto, Nissan Silvia S15 ready to roll.
Pretty much Tweak, but with added features.
Edit: Nick, as long as it isn't official (so, no "Approve stamp" by devs), they probably won't sue because you (mod creator) won't profit from it.
If anyone has influence in that and they make profit from it, sharks gonna bite pretty soon.
They could probably sue modders too, but it's too much hassle for no profit so they let it slide. (this is a guess also, I'm not that much into law)
That would be sweet.
But devs need to stay way way clear of any mods unless they want their ass sued.
And what is this? Is it mod tools? It can't be, you said in the beginning of the same sentence something else. Make up your mind.
Tools they use/have build so far will be mod tools if devs choose to open LFS to modding some day in the future.
For other points, yeah... some are good, thank you.
Allthough, it doesn't affect just the creators of the mods. It affects me as a player as well, because if some dude decide he can't be arsed to update I've lost my fav car/track to play on.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to see updates more often.
Pretty much nothing would make me happier (OK, I'm lying, lots of stuff IRL would make me happier).
Anyway, I agree with some of your points too. Well, pretty much everything except public modding. Sure, there would be some great mods, but it's just not worth the trouble right now. Number of reasons for that.
Half assed mod - not good for anyone.
Updating mod as game updates/lost of incompatibility issues etc.(sure, you might think it's not a problem, but not every incompatible patch has taken this long :razz
Updateing mod tools for the masses again cuts off time for actually working on a game.
Devs time they don't have to actually give support for mod tools.
What I'm most worried is half assed mods.
I mean, some guy suggested this few pages back and gave an example of some 3D studio models to be used? I mean, come on!
No PC on this forum would give 20 FPS with one car like that, let alone a full grid.
Again, I would love to see this as much as you would, I'm just trying to point out the other side of the penny.
P.S. I am not a witch, I don't claim that I know what are they working on, just info on stuff I've read over the past 7-8 years here and oldRSC.