Cyens Toy

  • potatozrkool
    12th June Member 0 Permalink

    you should add magnieseum

  • JTCGaming
    15th July Member 0 Permalink

    Any dates for bio chem yet?

  • firefreak11
    18th July Member 1 Permalink

    Hey guys, I thought I should give an update and explain where I've been. I stopped working on this mod full time about 1.5 years ago, because I had to leave school and work 2 jobs to save up for my wedding and pay off some debt. I got married on May 25th and my wife and I have settled into our married life, and the stress and excitement has passed on. I only have to work one job now, and I am going back to school this year. Over the past few months I have dabbled in some small projects for fun, and a couple of small freelancing projects for friends and family, but I have been feeling the urge to work on modding Powder Toy again, now that I have the time. However, I haven't worked on the mod for over a year, so I don't know how smoothly things would go if I just picked up from where I left off, but I also don't want to start over again. I think I have 2 options: pick up from where I left off and give it my best, or start over completely from scratch (like, not even using TPT's source code and building off of it), but making a complete standalone version of my mod. This second option would take longer and be more challenging, but I feel like the plans I have for Cyens Toy are moving further away from what TPT is originally meant to do and simulate, and creating my own version would give me more freedom to try out really cool things that TPT makes really difficult (multi-pixel particles for example).

     

    What are your guys' thoughts?

  • coryman
    18th July Member 1 Permalink

    Congratulations on getting married!
    I think if you have enough time for it, a standalone project could be really interesting. I don't have much experience with programming, so I don't know how difficult of a task that would be. Either way though, glad you're back and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

  • firefreak11
    18th July Member 0 Permalink
  • jacob1
    18th July Developer 6 Permalink
    For a contrary opinion, making a standalone game with all the reactions is *way* harder than you think. It would take weeks / months of work to get right. I'd recommend basing it off the existing tpt code, or perhaps just continuing the mod instead.

    But really you should just do whatever you think will motivate you best. If working on a new physics or chemistry engine will make you work on it every day, that is a good option. Just keep the amount of work required in mind.

    I suspect life will get in the way eventually (it always does), in the meantime you do always create consistently great mods / new features in tpt. It might look better to immediately have results (new elements or features) rather than having it be a while before you have a working engine for a new project.
  • firefreak11
    19th July Member 0 Permalink

    @jacob1 (View Post)

     Yeah I suppose my Powder in Java project a few years back didn't quite cut it as a TPT rewrite. I might play around with my options before deciding for sure what the future holds

  • stargate38
    19th July Member 1 Permalink

    I think you should just continue with the Cyens Toy, instead of making a new project.

  • firefreak11
    21st July Member 1 Permalink

    @stargate38 (View Post)

     I've had 2 votes for this, and one vote over Skype for a new project, so I'll pick up where I left off and see how it goes.

     

    Furthermore, I will be making a discord channel for this mod, and I'll put the link in the main post when it's ready. I won't be using Skype much more after that, since discord is the way to go nowadays. Updates and discussion will be held on the discord for whoever joins, but I'd also still like to use this forum for communication. In terms of a website I've mentioned building for Cyens Toy, that's not in the immediate future for this project, but might be worked on over the next year at some point.

     

    Edit: Discord server is live, join at https://discord.gg/tvuHvpF

    Edited once by firefreak11. Last: 21st July
  • ItsAboutToOofRun
    22nd July Member 1 Permalink

    i havent tried this butIts Amazing !!!