Ok, over on streetrod3.com I put up some adsense ads. I'm not looking to profit, I just hope that I can eventually make enough so that it breaks even. That's all. Just to pay for itself. If I was in it for the money, I wouldn't have GPL'ed the code.
Yes, Streetrod3.com has risen from the grave. After much time, finagling, hassle, and personal expense, I've wrested the domain and data from others, and begun to restore things. Eventual plan is to totally redo the site, but, as things stand, better to have the old site up, rather than a squatter's page.
What does this mean about the project? Well, contrary to popular belief, it was never officially canceled (Unless you count the brother of the webmaster as someone who has that authority). That posting on the website was made without the prior knowledge or consent of the SR3 devteam. In fact, we were in the middle of prepping a new release at the time. Unfortunately, all it served to do, was piss off the devteam and make most of them quit. As things stand now, I'm the only devteam member left. What I would like to do is start recruiting some programmers (Sorry modelers, we need to get some coding done first), and begin work again. I have a few bits of code I want to add to the code base, but most of the changes that was made for the release being worked on at the time of shit hitting the fan has been lost in a drive crash. That included work on tools to make new tracks.
Still, all is not lost. We have the code from the last release, we have the site again, so, we can pickup and carry on.
Looks like the SR3 page and forums are down. Dunno when they'll be back up. Will let you all know later on what the deal is.
Kids left friday, w00tar!
Since then been catching up on missed work, not fun.
Went to Costco, was interesting there. Some lady with two brats she was pushing around in a cart. Had a DVD player for them to watch a movie while she shopped. At one point the girl started using the cart as a jungle gym, and the mom just stopped the cart and started yelling "If you fall and get hurt, I'm not taking you to the hosipital again because you did something stupid". A little bit later, the boy runs over to the games and picks up Gran Turismo 3, saying "I want this!". The mom tells him "if you put that down, I'll let you play Grand Theft Auto when we get home" (and the boy is like 5). A little bit later, some older lady (presumably the grandma) is pushing the kids around, mom no where in sight, and the boy is running around waving GT3 up in the air. THAT is the problem with America, and not fucking video game companies the liberals and Jack "I see Penises" Thompson would want you to believe. Later, at the pharmacy saw a guy who looked eerily like if Hitler was a hyper geek. Wierd.
Afterwards, went to Macaroni Grill, because had gift certificate. Man they sucked. Typical St Louis style italian (which St Louis has alot of Italians) has nice and creamy sauces. Everything was really heavy on olive oil and watery cream sauce that they skimped on. Ordered Chicken Fetticini Alfredo, an easy dish, and when I got it the damn thing was basically noodles and strips of chicken in olive oil. Also, heavy on pepper with everything. Even the bread tasted peppery by itself. And what did they have to dip your bread into? Olive oil with pepper sprinkled in it. Fuck…
On the good news front, Linux Games mentioned us on the front page the other day about how we went opensource, and because of that, we've had some help with people trying to get it ported. One guy even says he has it running under linux. Really, for the most part, the big work is switching to SDL_mixer instead of BASS, because BASS is Win32 only.
Tery had 10 babies last night. Dumpling just flogged the shit out of my leg, more bleeding. I want to kill that bird.