rey meustrus wrote:
... this stuff is a mess. Seriously. There is no consistency with the use of Widgets and stuff, all the interface locations are hard-coded, the code is fragmented into weird chunks...but I'm going to get it all right, then you'll all see! Er...anyway, making a new interface to the Netplay functions using reworked Widgets and proper RMXP-style windows that can, hopefully, be controlled by EITHER arrow keys OR mouse...
The reason Vengeance
was never finished was pretty much this. It gets worse than just the weird positioning and the widgets, there's so many small problems that cause things to go haywire if you try and solve them. I ended up spending all of my time trying to make my own system, sortof successfully, but it took forever and then I found out there were flaws with RMXP networking that meant it could never be done the way I wanted to (mainly the inability to connect to IRC using RMXP, through all the methods I tried, but that was a bit of a silly idea in the end!)
It's tricky for veterans, and extremely tricky for beginners; I'm sortof glad it's "gone" now because we don't see countless Netplay based threads in the support forums any more by people who can't even read error messages that say "x is not set to y" and wonder what they have to do.