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GTRacer Future

Discussion in 'News' started by MarlyNL, Oct 25, 2015.

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What should we do?

  1. Find volunteers

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    52.5%
  2. Hire a programmer

    15 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. Let it be as it is now

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    10.0%
  1. MarlyNL

    MarlyNL GTRacer Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi all,
    As you probably noticed the larger updates are staying away.
    Main reason for this is the lack of time and experience to do it myself.
    I have thought about it sometime but we have some options.

    - find some volunteers that will help programming GTRacer
    - hire a programmer, but that will not be cheap so we need to raise some funds
    - let it be as it is now, and keep it up and running

    Overall we need to create a plan of what we can do.
    If you can help programming, let me know!

    Also we would like to know what kind of things you would like to see.
    If you have some idea's please put them down here as well, small things but also large things.
    Hope we can get the game more popular and attractive for new and old players again!
     
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  2. StripedZebra

    StripedZebra GTRacer Guru

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    I personally think there should be a dealer where we can sell green cars to
     
  3. jhonnie

    jhonnie GTRacer Guru

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    I hope that you can find a programmer who is playing the game, and would like to do that for the game for free. I think hiring a programmer would be too expensive, and I think it's difficult to save that money.
    It would be great if there come some updates, but I think at this point it's more important to keep the game running.
    Hopefully the programmers or volunteers will follow itself.
     
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  4. StripedZebra

    StripedZebra GTRacer Guru

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    Yeah, that should be the best solution now, as long as the game is running,can't ask for more eh:D
     
  5. yabush1

    yabush1 GTRacer Guru

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    I think that if you can afford one comfortably, you should hire a programmer, but if you put a volunteer to help up button on the main page that couldn't be a bad thing either.
     
  6. jhonnie

    jhonnie GTRacer Guru

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    A prgrammer should be the best, but I don't think the game can afford it. I also have no idea what we can do to earn money for that.
     
  7. Fearless_Coconut

    Fearless_Coconut GTRacer Guru

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    That volunteer to help thing doesn't sound like a bad idea imo.
     
  8. NC_

    NC_ TRT Staff Member

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    it sound great but where are those volunteers? i don't know anyone...
    i wish i had the skills to help
     
  9. jhonnie

    jhonnie GTRacer Guru

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    Same here
     
  10. Dali_s_fire

    Dali_s_fire GTRacer Addict

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    Marly could you at least reactivate the spawing of vehicles.
    They are becoming more scares at the minute

    Thank you

    Grtz Dali
     
  11. yabush1

    yabush1 GTRacer Guru

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    I could post on a few forums to see if anybody's willing to help.
     
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  12. MarlyNL

    MarlyNL GTRacer Administrator Staff Member

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    That would be nice!
    Can you post the forums over here as well?
     
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  13. MarlyNL

    MarlyNL GTRacer Administrator Staff Member

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    What do you mean exactly?
    I see that the system is running, without any issues currently.
     
  14. Fearless_Coconut

    Fearless_Coconut GTRacer Guru

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    My guess is he means that some cars are not spawning in dealers as often as they should. Meaning they are becoming much more rare to get
     
  15. cemtex

    cemtex GTRacer Addict

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    @MarlyNL is there some kind of roadmap ?
    The game itself is written in php ? Php 5 ? Probably with a mysql database ?
    Do you use a form of version control, github or an alternative ?
     
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  16. MarlyNL

    MarlyNL GTRacer Administrator Staff Member

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    @cemtex yes and no, roadmap is a bit outdated and not all points are visible for normal players.
    The game is written in PHP, not sure if all is correct php5 but the server has it.
    I will contact you by PM in game :)
     
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  17. Smokey

    Smokey GTRacer Moderator Staff Member

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    Hire a programmer is the best way with some help from volunteers.
     
  18. efceka

    efceka GTRacer Guru

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    How much is the estimated monthly cost in the case of employment of a programmer-student?
     
  19. ShaunYCash

    ShaunYCash GTRacer Guru

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    Depending on how many hours he works the cost get high quickly, and if its not enough he may not be interested or will do it as a sideline work.
    A student programmer in canada cost about 15$+/h so make the count.
     
  20. Need4Speed

    Need4Speed GTRacer Addict

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    Well, I won't be able to program stuff for the game. However, I have a friend who can help keep the server running and updated. He's a high schooler and knows his way around website code. I may be able to convince him to help out with this website for free. He does not have an account on here, but I can see if I can get you his contact info. PM me in-game if you want more info.
     

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