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As per FR #11061 [http://gna.org/bugs/?11061]
As per FR #11061 [http://gna.org/bugs/?11061] (see Patch #1123 [http://gna.org/patch/?1123])
=== WML configurable village income / upkeep ===
=== WML configurable village income / upkeep ===

Revision as of 19:57, 14 February 2009


This page is here to document easy to do coding tasks. It is not here to double the feature request database, and should only be filled by people that know the code well enough to judge the difficulty of a given task.

If you are such a person, you should feel free to edit this page.

If you're not, you should post a feature request and discuss your idea on the forum or IRC. A coder with better knowledge of the code might give you the green light to add your feature here.

Anybody should feel free to add "clues" to any tasks, that is entry points, traps to avoid, person to contact to discuss and so on.

If you plan to work on a feature, write your name at the bottom of the feature, with the date. Note that if you are too long at working on a feature I'll "free" it back (that is if you're not working on it. If you have problems implementing it, just tell us....)

--Boucman 20:48, 3 October 2006 (CEST)

Since bugs are sometimes a good opportunity to get a first idea of the code, i will add some here that are easy to fix as soon as i stumble upon them (the one i had in mind is fixed already ;-).

--Yogi Bear, 28 February 2008

MP related features

Use different font for in-game chat

Since commas and dots are apparently hard to tell apart. As per FR #7470 [1] Taken care of in the last svn

WML related features

Allow WML to open the in-game help

As per FR #11061 [2] (see Patch #1123 [3])

WML configurable village income / upkeep

Preferably as a [scenario], [side] or [campaign] keys. As per FR #6301 [4]

Add support of [if] for [scenario]

As per FR #4539 [5]

Make [have_unit] optionaly use full SUF

[have_unit] by default uses SUF but does not apply it to recall list. Introduce an optional key that will allow to lift that limitation.

Side-specific results

Giving result=defeat or result=victory for specific sides. (FR #4960) -- dlr365 -- patch submitted [6]

Support for leaderless multiplayergames

Add support for the WML key victory_when_enemies_defeated= in the scenario tag during multiplayergames. (FR #8106)

Other Ideas

See FutureWML; some ideas there are easier than others.

Improvements to FormulaAI

Add new formula functions, or minor improvements to the formula language. Make it easier to debug the formula language.

GUI related features

Change map paths from dots to dashes

Or even better allow dashes and allow choice between the two. As per FR #5522 [7]

Note at the moment Mordante is working on a new GUI system, these changes will probably affect the way these items need to be implemented. Contact Mordante on IRC before starting to work on these.

--SkeletonCrew 14:04, 9 March 2008 (EDT)

Theme Changes

  • show number of owned villages/total villages (FR: #3135) (--alink done but must update help, doc, tooltip...)
  • allow custom themes to display values of WML variables (FR #6209)
  • hide the hourglass item from the statusbar when there is no timer

Widget Changes

  • show side number, name and team association information in the status table
  • make games sortable in the lobby (open slots, total number of players, era, XP modifier, gold per village, fog/shroud)
  • input history (chat, commands, ..) - note: rujasu is working on this feature

GUI2 related features

GUI2 is the new gui engine Mordante/SkeletonCrew is working on.

Some tasks need the --new-widgets since the code is only shown in the experimental mode. Tasks which need this switch have the * in the title.

Generic yes/no ok/cancel dialog

There's already a generic OK dialog

  • src/gui/dialogs/message.[h|c]pp
  • data/gui/default/window/message.cfg

This dialog should have the option to show a cancel button as well and also let the caller of the dialog determine the text of the button. Maybe more buttons (4 in total) can be added to make the dialog more flexible.

* Minimap

The minimap widget has already been made but is broken.

  • src/gui/widgets/minimap.[c|h]pp

The drawing code has been rewritten, but this widget hasn't been updated it's used in the MP connection dialog (which needs more work).

* Savegame dialog

This is a new dialog to write and requires the minimap code to be fixed first. The dialog should mimic the current dialog. Sorting of a listbox and the proper alignment of the columns is not important (the engine doesn't support this yet). The code should only be used when --new-widgets is used as start switch since we're in a feature freeze at the moment.

* Title screen

A start has been made for the new titlescreen

  • src/gui/dialogs/title_screen.[c|h]pp
  • data/gui/default/window/title_screen.cfg

This should be improved to include the buttons and alignment of the current title screen. The 'roll-over' image is not part of this task.

Arrow keys for the slider

There's a new slider widget, but it doesn't support the keyboard yet. gui/widgets/slider.[c|h]pp

Clicking on the widget should capture the keyboard and then arrow left/right should move one step even if not all steps are visible.

Slider sizing

There are some issues with the sizing of a slider. gui/widgets/slider.[c|h]pp

In a layout step it needs to try to shrink itself, not entirely sure where or how yet, best ask mordante on irc.


More powerful village naming

Adding mountain names and other features to village names, having a second random name in village names

Currently the village naming engine has a very good structure that could allow more powerfull names to be generated. Understanding how it works should be quite easy, and a few usefull improvements could be added.

  • Currently villages can use lake names and river names, this should be extended to other features like bridges, swamps, mountains etc...
  • It would be nice to have a separate list of "first sylabus" and "last sylabus" for naming. That's not really needed in english, but some translations could use it
  • Again, it is common to have villages with more than one "random" word in them. having a $name2 variable would be nice

ACardboardRobot 2/2/07

Debug Mode

  • New debug command functionality (setting additional status.variables, possibly terrain)


See Also