The name is Dunge,
I am posting here cause I am not aware where this post fits in. I was wanting to discuss a possibility. I for the greater part of a year have been looking up information on the java language (as there is alot posted on the net.). I would like to try my hand at either plugin creation or modding.
I have been working on setting up for both. However I have had issues with both in the past. My first attempt at this was with bukkit. I was able to setup a basic starting point and done several hello world projects. However I want to be able to add new content to the game. I do have some initial knowledge on how stuff works.
I have some knowledge on scripting. I once wrote an entirely text based game in dos back in 2003. Of course since then dos has become obsolete. I want to do more than just text based stuff.
I have been really wanting to add new blocks and create functions with new blocks. I also would like to aquire knowledge on APIs and how to create one should a need for me to do so arise. So what I am asking is this.
Would anyone be willing to show me in the right path to helping me figure out where to go for the info I seek. I would also be willing to accept assistance with my future plans as well.
I am also happy to see that the community has answered the question of #whatNext. I was a bit worried
I usually play on a vanilla server that has been around since alpha build of mc and they too have just put things on hold till a solution is produced.
I have been learning quite a bit from that community. At Least for bukkit that is. Now with the new project that has surfaced I do want to get involved in some way to further my knowledge.
I have been asking myself the last few months these few questions about my project.
Q. Do I want to create plugins or mods?
A. I want to try both. reason is I feel that it is necessary to have knowledge of how both interact with each other in order to create a plugin that coexists well with mods and vice versa.
Q. Where would be the best place to start?
A. I have been told several things from both forge communities and bukkit. I am not sure where to start still. The last piece of advice given was to start with plugins cause they were much more simpler to code and the hooks are less confusing. I am not sure still, especially since there is a new plugin software.
I am not worried about the difficulties that I face at all. I am the type of person that is persistent and don’t give up too easily. I just keep grinding till I figure things out. I am the type of person whom believes that programmers can enjoy their creations. I am that type of person who will create something and play with it. To me if I cant enjoy it then I have done something wrong. Some have asked me in recent weeks as to why I haven’t produced anything for the community yet. Mainly I haven’t produced anything cause I have been having a hard time getting my foot in the door. I was wondering if I can interact with this community to find the resources I need and hopefully find new friends that can help me find my way to modding and coding plugins.
If you have read this post to its entirety then I thank you for atleast reading up and I hope to see some sort of reply.
Thanks in advance,
P.S. Thanks for the quick bounce back from the mojang drama and I hope that in the future this project can and will be better protected from DMCA takedowns in the future. I love what you guys have done for the game of mc and enjoy looking to be a big part of this community