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Title: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on January 11, 2010, 05:08:56 PM
This is mod is still in development and there's no set date for release as of yet.

SMF 2.0 only.

Brief Feature List for 1.0


Future versions

Feedback and suggestions welcome ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: JBlaze on January 11, 2010, 05:24:21 PM
Good luck! Sorry I couldn't help out with it, but as you said, I'm an extremely busy person ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on January 11, 2010, 06:14:24 PM
Good luck! Sorry I couldn't help out with it, but as you said, I'm an extremely busy person ;)

Thanks i might need it :P. Yeah no problem ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: Arantor on January 11, 2010, 06:22:02 PM
Indeed, good luck!

While PHPRivals is, I understand, quite capable, something built into SMF itself and dedicated to SMF will be good too.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: JBlaze on February 06, 2010, 06:19:40 AM
Bumped for great justice!
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on February 06, 2010, 06:49:17 AM
Here's some early screen shots of what i've done so far (not that much done tbh because of a another side project ive been doing thats nearly done. so soon i'll be back on track on this and should have some more to show)

(click on images for full size)
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi47.tinypic.com%2Fhvwbk9.png&hash=8798deddd93c4aa1dc76b42f9633e892) (http://i47.tinypic.com/hvwbk9.png)

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi46.tinypic.com%2F111oxgx.png&hash=41fbc9b4283987bd0531c155aeac82f9) (http://i46.tinypic.com/111oxgx.png)

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi49.tinypic.com%2Fap8ac2.png&hash=5434712c6266147ba3e5c2ca6a2a6537) (http://i49.tinypic.com/ap8ac2.png)

These aren't just templates either. There is a lot of code behind them. I've only just recently tried to make them look nice. I have some more pages/functions done like the create a team/report a result but there not 100% complete yet and may change so no point in showing them.

Also bear in mind that im planning todo some more pages there just not all listed in the side bar menu just yet, thats all.

Another thing...I wasn't planning to post screen shots yet because im unsure how long this is going to take me as im a student atm and well you know the rest...So please dont ask when it will be done ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: JBlaze on February 06, 2010, 05:05:20 PM
Very nice! :D
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: DasVON on February 07, 2010, 01:57:23 AM
Awesome Work .. KiLLuMiNaTi-7-

  8)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: ~DS~ on February 07, 2010, 02:15:11 AM
Unbelievable  ;D
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: dangermouse13 on February 14, 2010, 04:10:50 AM
when will this be completed?
i could swear a few times if this actually gets finished (hopefully rc2 as well).

my only regret using smf is the total lack of gaming mods. thing is clans all the time are looking to change/move and try new sites and I can never recommend SMF due to its lack in gaming mods.

Killa if you get really into this stuff I have a very large Clan/Community (about 100 dedicated and linked to many other clan/communities (within Xbox Live mainly).
And have many ideas and programs we would like for someone to possibly build. We would obviously pay you to build them.

Example some programs:
1) Clan Match database with records of mathces, stats of players, win, loss, ratio's, played, maybe clan match heroe ladder with most wins etc.

2) Competition database style program with records kept of all internal competitions and their winners, runners up etc.

3) Complex medal system. We had this on old forums but cant seem to get it to work on here or find mods. Medals are 50x50 and we usually have 16 medal slots. They used to go in the profile post so all could see, below avatar but its difficult to fit on SMF forums. I was thinking maybe a scroll over popup gallery with the link (pic) on your profile, so members scroll on it and it displays the medals youve earned.

4) Clan Match CUstom Post field. So people have to follow the setout when filling in a thread with the clan match write up.

these are just a few and we'd pay for all of them to be honest.
so once this mod is done get back to me if you haev the time and interested.

Good luck!
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on February 15, 2010, 04:04:13 AM
Very nice! :D
Awesome Work .. KiLLuMiNaTi-7-

  8)
Unbelievable  ;D

Thanks :)



when will this be completed?
i could swear a few times if this actually gets finished (hopefully rc2 as well).

my only regret using smf is the total lack of gaming mods. thing is clans all the time are looking to change/move and try new sites and I can never recommend SMF due to its lack in gaming mods.

Killa if you get really into this stuff I have a very large Clan/Community (about 100 dedicated and linked to many other clan/communities (within Xbox Live mainly).
And have many ideas and programs we would like for someone to possibly build. We would obviously pay you to build them.

Example some programs:
1) Clan Match database with records of mathces, stats of players, win, loss, ratio's, played, maybe clan match heroe ladder with most wins etc.

2) Competition database style program with records kept of all internal competitions and their winners, runners up etc.

3) Complex medal system. We had this on old forums but cant seem to get it to work on here or find mods. Medals are 50x50 and we usually have 16 medal slots. They used to go in the profile post so all could see, below avatar but its difficult to fit on SMF forums. I was thinking maybe a scroll over popup gallery with the link (pic) on your profile, so members scroll on it and it displays the medals youve earned.

4) Clan Match CUstom Post field. So people have to follow the setout when filling in a thread with the clan match write up.

these are just a few and we'd pay for all of them to be honest.
so once this mod is done get back to me if you haev the time and interested.

Good luck!


Theres no set date sorry.

Yeah im interested. Talk more when i've finished this then ;)

Thanks.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: zapiy on March 12, 2010, 12:13:57 PM
Fella, long time know speak.. How is this coming along?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: Sharb8 on March 12, 2010, 12:21:24 PM
Fella, long time know speak.. How is this coming along?
i wanna know too.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on March 12, 2010, 03:52:02 PM
Hi zapiy :)

Development has been going good but it's slowed down a bit now because some other sites/projects I'm involved in :-[

But here's a pic:
http://i43.tinypic.com/2pqvszk.png (just trying to get across some of the features it has)

This is a massive mod for one person so don't expect to see this done anyway time soon. To get an idea how long this may take...i wouldn't say i'm even close half way through yet.

I'm planning to pick up where i left off once i get a few paid mods out of the way. Also not that long a go i was speaking to a friend and me and him will be creating a new ranking algorithm similar to ELO system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system). Which im very excited to show off.

I'll post up some more progress when i make some lol
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: Sharb8 on March 12, 2010, 08:45:22 PM
Hi zapiy :)

Development has been going good but it's slowed down a bit now because some other sites/projects I'm involved in :-[

But here's a pic:
http://i43.tinypic.com/2pqvszk.png (just trying to get across some of the features it has)

This is a massive mod for one person so don't expect to see this done anyway time soon. To get an idea how long this may take...i wouldn't say i'm even close half way through yet.

I'm planning to pick up where i left off once i get a few paid mods out of the way. Also not that long a go i was speaking to a friend and me and him will be creating a new ranking algorithm similar to ELO system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system). Which im very excited to show off.

I'll post up some more progress when i make some lol
alright man.. good luck
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: SebaS on April 07, 2010, 03:35:35 PM
good job anda good luck ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Rav33n on April 07, 2010, 07:05:52 PM
Exactly what I've been requesting / looking for :D Good luck with your work.

Hopefully this will b available for SMF 1.1.x also?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: ~DS~ on April 08, 2010, 06:01:27 AM
This is mod is still in development and there's no set date for release as of yet.

SMF 2.0 only.

Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: SebaS on April 30, 2010, 08:07:52 PM
this mod died?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: JBlaze on May 02, 2010, 03:47:16 AM
this mod died?

I doubt it. It's still in development.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: brizolas on May 09, 2010, 06:48:07 PM
Really nice efford, hope to see a version released soon :D :)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on May 23, 2010, 02:15:04 PM
this mod died?

I doubt it. It's still in development.

Nope not dead. Just slow development atm. Had some problems with my laptop.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Liam. on May 23, 2010, 04:05:45 PM
That explains it ;) Glad this mod isn't dead, it's something the community's been dying for for a while, and most people starting this type of mod let it die =[
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: SebaS on May 24, 2010, 02:17:58 PM
very good news!!!  :D ,  maybe we can make a website for this mod, I can donate a domain and hosting service.


this mod died?

Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Liam. on May 24, 2010, 04:33:43 PM
very good news!!!  :D ,  maybe we can make a website for this mod, I can donate a domain and hosting service.


this mod died?

With the amount of gaming sites running SMF that'd use it, and the high'ish demand for it, may be worth making a website for the mod ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on May 25, 2010, 01:58:43 PM
very good news!!!  :D ,  maybe we can make a website for this mod, I can donate a domain and hosting service.

With the amount of gaming sites running SMF that'd use it, and the high'ish demand for it, may be worth making a website for the mod ;)

That would be awesome. Very generous of you SebaS. I would love to make a website for it. Maybe after I have some more to show for we could :)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: zapiy on May 25, 2010, 02:09:31 PM
I would donate as well, this mod is a must for SMF.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: mirahalo on May 25, 2010, 02:23:45 PM
I could help with beta testing and spanish translation if  needed ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: SebaS on June 11, 2010, 07:28:11 PM
I could help with beta testing and spanish translation if  needed ;)

x 2.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: shadowcrews on June 27, 2010, 08:55:33 AM
is this something like this
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=238945

if yes then you will be the first person as i know will be releasing this mod for SMF
i cant find it anywhere else

dead or under Dev ?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: 摩托车 on July 01, 2010, 01:42:47 PM
If paid mods take priority, I'd be ok with this being a paid mod. Even if it's not cheap.

I'd love to have this. Several users have requested something like this and I'm frustrated I cannot offer it.

Keep up the good work, and keep us informed!
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on July 05, 2010, 03:41:55 PM
Sorry guys I had to go away for awhile. And after being away I'm massively behind in my studies. It will be hard for me to get back and start coding again into a mod this big. Sorry for letting people down expecting this to be released soon.

If paid mods take priority, I'd be ok with this being a paid mod. Even if it's not cheap.

I'd love to have this. Several users have requested something like this and I'm frustrated I cannot offer it.

Keep up the good work, and keep us informed!

and yes this has been a problem before. paid jobs taking priority. But im determined to keep this mod free but that means it will take some time. I'm looking forward to the summer though. I'll have lots of extra time to work on this and hopefully be able to show you guys something ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: improv on July 15, 2010, 01:54:41 PM
Following up this mod, I surely can use it once finished :)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: brizolas on September 17, 2010, 09:59:27 AM
any update on this mod?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on September 18, 2010, 01:54:50 PM
Following up this mod, I surely can use it once finished :)

any update on this mod?

Sorry for the lack of updates. But i'm back now. Didn't really get much done over the summer because of other RL stuff  :(. But i was working on it a little and got the challenge system fully done to my liking :)

I'm still working on it now but just very slowing. But I think the challenge system was one of the most tricky things to get working right. So I hope it will be a bit more plain sailing now ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: thekodols on September 23, 2010, 12:56:27 PM
Any news?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: TheSniperK2R on October 16, 2010, 06:39:45 PM
Can't wait for this mod, i would definitely donate towards this mod!
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: csneon2000 on November 05, 2010, 12:59:14 AM
Definitely going to get this mod, once it is released.  ;D
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: improv on November 05, 2010, 12:08:18 PM
Any status on this mod ?  :)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: SebaS on November 13, 2010, 12:51:36 AM
so KiLLuMiNaTi-7-, any news?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: xSpiritx on January 21, 2011, 10:50:37 AM
OMG! I've been waiting for this MOD can't wait for this hope ypu dont let it die.

Anyway mind in a way to add Team icons?

Good Luck with this :)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (yes i know another ladder mod!)
Post by: hcfwesker on January 29, 2011, 07:51:58 PM
I'm planning to pick up where i left off once i get a few paid mods out of the way.

Everything looks so promising.  Just hope this hasn't faded nd been forgotten about.  If any donations are needed that would help get this MOD back in full force let me know. :)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: hcfwesker on May 28, 2011, 02:57:35 PM
What would something like this cost to be made, just a ball park range
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Camden on August 08, 2011, 11:57:34 AM
Ohhh man, this could've helped our forum so much. You said earlier that this was being put on hold because of other paid MODs you were working on. Did you ever have time to come back to this? This could be revolutionary for Gaming SMFs everywhere.  :D
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Alpay on September 20, 2011, 02:21:40 PM
KiLLuMiNaTi-7-
When published ? Public version ? beta version pls download :) ?

+

 winner  Bracket + looser Bracket system ?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: hcfwesker on September 20, 2011, 11:39:17 PM
I'm pretty sure the development of this sexy MOD has been scrapped :(
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Alpay on September 21, 2011, 12:59:04 AM
development started smf 2 rc2 :)  maybe scrapped ..
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: DonBruno on October 07, 2011, 01:42:16 PM
Is this beeing developed? or died?? ^^
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Alpay on October 07, 2011, 05:26:00 PM
Is this beeing developed? or died?? ^^
yes :(
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on October 30, 2011, 07:46:42 PM
Kind of a strange post this. But its just to say that I've had nothing to say about this. That's why I haven't responded to this topic/pm's.

Basically this mod isn't dead but it isn't exactly fully alive either :P Its hard to find the time and mainly the enthusiasm to work on it. But its quite far along the development cycle now that it can't really die. It might take another 10 years to be released but thats another story :P

I'm working on making it usable now for a demo of some sorts to help find some bugs. Its in no state to be released to the public yet though, sorry.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Alpay on November 01, 2011, 04:01:06 AM
I can help you with suggestions for ( beta - public version )
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: hcfwesker on November 01, 2011, 11:27:06 PM
I'm working on making it usable now for a demo of some sorts to help find some bugs. Its in no state to be released to the public yet though, sorry.

Not sure if you already have people in mind to test the demo for you, but I'd love to help out on this and put it on both my test sites.  One with all my MODs, and another as a freshly installed forum.  Also, I run a competitive gaming website that has been wanting this for over 3 years, and we could help with suggestions on what could be added or maybe help make the system work more fluently as having experiences with other ranking/ladder programs on other sites.

Thanx for the update on the status of the MOD.  That is hope it hasn't been abandoned :)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: MrMike on November 03, 2011, 02:17:23 PM
Thanx for the update on the status of the MOD.  That is hope it hasn't been abandoned :)

It's dead, Jim. :)

I've been following this for a while, hoping it would be released, but my guess is that this is no longer being worked on. I hope not.  :(

Perhaps if KiLLuMiNaTi would be comfortable with releasing or open-sourcing the code so as to give other people the opportunity to continue development. It might spawn several new clan-type mods.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: KiLLuMiNaTi-7- on November 06, 2011, 01:20:50 PM
I'm working on making it usable now for a demo of some sorts to help find some bugs. Its in no state to be released to the public yet though, sorry.

Not sure if you already have people in mind to test the demo for you, but I'd love to help out on this and put it on both my test sites.  One with all my MODs, and another as a freshly installed forum.  Also, I run a competitive gaming website that has been wanting this for over 3 years, and we could help with suggestions on what could be added or maybe help make the system work more fluently as having experiences with other ranking/ladder programs on other sites.

Thanx for the update on the status of the MOD.  That is hope it hasn't been abandoned :)

Any help would be appreciated, thanks. I have a few fundamental things to be coded before its worthy of being released publicly though. Getting in some good ideas on how things will work will help too. I've always struggled with that.

EDIT: OK I've set up a demo. Its not what I wanted to do just yet though. It'll have a lot of bugs and things won't work as they should yet. I don't have time yet to go through everything that I'm planning to improve/change. But I've listed a few on the issue tracker I've set up (link is on the demo forum)

ladders.gamercards.co.uk
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Alpay on November 07, 2011, 06:11:38 AM
join up sir ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: hcfwesker on November 09, 2011, 01:22:10 PM
Awesome.  i'm already there.  And just seeing that "Ladders" tab in the menu already gets my blood pumping.  Just wanna say it looks d@m good the way you have it set up, and this is just the demo.  I'm really excited! 

It's dead, Jim. :)

I've been following this for a while, hoping it would be released, but my guess is that this is no longer being worked on. I hope not.  :(

Perhaps if KiLLuMiNaTi would be comfortable with releasing or open-sourcing the code so as to give other people the opportunity to continue development. It might spawn several new clan-type mods.

Ummmm, you mist have overlooked the updated posts just above mine ;)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: xSpiritx on November 09, 2011, 02:12:43 PM
For a Demo It's pretty cool I was testing with hcfwesker and I'll post some things in the test site.

:)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: KimG on January 19, 2012, 06:14:37 PM
Any news regarding this mod? I am running a dota2 community site, and this mod would be amazing!

Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Shark-Time on March 19, 2012, 08:14:05 PM
where can i download this mod from?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: vbgamer45 on March 19, 2012, 10:54:03 PM
I would pay to support development of this mod if someone wants to do it.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: zapiy on March 22, 2012, 07:02:05 AM
Me too vbgamer45
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: vbgamer45 on March 22, 2012, 11:02:49 AM
I will put out $300 for a BSD licensed mod for gaming.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: zapiy on March 27, 2012, 02:16:54 PM
Wow i cant match that, but i will contribute.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Matthew K. on April 23, 2012, 08:47:29 PM
I'm willing to write one from the ground up. Using Object-Oriented PHP, and a very sexy interface powered by jQuery.

I already wrote one for hcfwesker's site.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: hcfwesker on April 23, 2012, 08:51:17 PM
I'm willing to write one from the ground up. Using Object-Oriented PHP, and a very sexy interface powered by jQuery.

I already wrote one for hcfwesker's site.

Confirming.  and it's awesome and equipped with the ELO Ranking system programmed in it.  Lab is worshipped at my site for what he did :)

http://www.smashdomain.net/index.php?action=ladders
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 23, 2012, 09:08:56 PM
Looks great!
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Matthew K. on April 23, 2012, 09:26:27 PM
If it were to be redistributed, I'd have to add in quite a few more controls so it'd be more dynamic, but it's definitely something we can discuss launching :)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: olivestab on June 17, 2012, 06:00:08 PM
Where is the download for this demo??? I would greatly appreciate using this!
(assuming the project has been scrapped now)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Matthew K. on June 17, 2012, 06:13:48 PM
I am going to be selling an SMF Ladders System through SMFHacks this year.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: olivestab on June 17, 2012, 06:26:47 PM
any info on kiluminati please?

and do you have a link/preview of your system?
Why sell instead of releasing as a mod?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Matthew K. on June 17, 2012, 06:38:35 PM
I'm not affiliated in any way with Kiluminati, so I have no idea.

1) I will have both links, previews, and demos when the modification is complete.
2) It is going to be a modification, but it's going to be paid because I'm not going to waste hundreds of hours to release a VERY advanced and complicated system for free.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: olivestab on June 17, 2012, 06:41:15 PM
do you have any topic or site I can follow up on for updates/news for your system?
As you know, SMF is in great need of a clan system, and as far a i know, there is none.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Arantor on June 17, 2012, 06:41:31 PM
Only hundreds of hours? Pft, slacker :P

Seriously though, I'm all for people making big and complicated mods and selling them, to reflect the time that goes into it, and I hope it works out for you. I just hope I don't see a crippled free version and a price-inflated paid version, as that always seemed less honourable than just releasing a single decently-priced paid version to me.

/me thinks in hindsight that SimpleDesk should have been paid given the hours that went into it, worked out that the first public release took just shy of a thousand man hours to produce in total.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Matthew K. on June 17, 2012, 06:46:09 PM
Hundreds of hours is an exaggeration of course, but I was trying to get the point across.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: vbgamer45 on June 17, 2012, 06:49:25 PM

/me thinks in hindsight that SimpleDesk should have been paid given the hours that went into it, worked out that the first public release took just shy of a thousand man hours to produce in total.
I would go standalone and sell the script if you can and just integrate with other systems. People/companies always will have need for a support ticket system
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Matthew K. on June 17, 2012, 06:51:50 PM
I agree with vbgamer, that'd be really sweet.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Arantor on June 17, 2012, 06:58:16 PM
The problem with going standalone is the amount of work required to make it standalone, it is so tied to SMF it's unreal. Even the Wedge port required a substantial amount of work because of how tightly integrated it is :(
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Matthew K. on June 17, 2012, 06:59:08 PM
It does take quite a bit of work to make a stand-alone base, although using OOP and PDO make it quite a bit more simple.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Arantor on June 17, 2012, 07:00:34 PM
Yes, I had realised that, thanks.
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: olivestab on June 17, 2012, 07:17:19 PM
Would your system be able to let users who create a clan, upload a custom badge to represent themselves on the forum?
(i.e. under the starts system)

Im simply looking for a mod that will allow users to create clans, allow others to apply to them, and once accepted,
will have the clans badge on their PF when posting, so people can see who they represent.

A simple win loss feature would be nice to give an incentive.
Its to bad all of these projects failed, Im looking for a simple mod but it seems like what your offering is the only thing that will be available for SMF. Regarding all of the other failed attempts, I would like to see progress or ANYTHING asap, Look at all the other Clan projects that got scrapped, I hope you can deliver! 
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Arantor on June 17, 2012, 07:20:45 PM
The one thing I've noticed about clan projects, the people that use them invariably want to customise them in interesting ways that the original developer didn't intend - which invariably also means the support effort is much, much higher than other mods (and this is indirectly often why so many attempts have failed to materialise)
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: olivestab on June 17, 2012, 07:40:09 PM
Would it do anyone good if i posted a short simple list of features I expect for a perfect/simple Clan Mod?
Title: Re: [WIP] SMFLadders (Gaming Ladder MOD)
Post by: Matthew K. on June 17, 2012, 11:04:07 PM
Yep, I agree with Arantor on this one, most definitely.

And no, because I wouldn't be making a 'clan mod'. I'd be making a tournament/scoring/ladders modification.