4. June 2002
What happened to ALC ?
This is not quite easy to answer but I'll try. In these days
after the 26. March I invested much time into finding a good
way of networking. It should have been Better than this from
Wurmz!. So I begun learning more than programming. I learned
about these POSIX sockets, their interfaces, their way of
doing network communication. But this was where my interest
shifted away from ALC. I wrote some little applications just
for playing around with sockets. It was sad but my interest
in ALC was gone at that time. Today I'm working with
the AnimationMaster creating some 3D-Models for experience,
and working on a school project a LinuxApacheMysqlPhp (LAMP)
All in all these days are really bad for ALC. But the sources
are still there and my thoughts about ALC became more and more
in the last days. For the fans of Liero and all it clones,
ALC is officially dead but will resurrect soon or later.
When that time has come I'll come back to the Liero forum
29. March 2002
I added syntax highlighting to the codetalk :-).
26. March 2002
So yesterday I got the first native server running. It was
a really nice feeling :-) . Now I'm going to update those clients input functions
and refreshing most of the physcis with some nice integer only code. (I have thought
of using 64bit integers. So you would have to need mmx or better. What do you think ?)
22. March 2002
It seems to me that I have everything written that is needed
for the server. I'm doing now the job of puzzling all those parts together...
20. March 2002
The network libs are nearly finished, they already compile
perfectly. So I'll begin tommorrow with implementing them into ALC.
19. March 2002
I want to do more updates now, and to work more constantly
on ALC rather then in extreme periods. Currently I spent one or two hours a day on ALC
developement. This is not much compared with the time I spent in the first month of
developement ( >10 hours a day). But I hope to give the progress some kind of "slow but
17. March 2002
Finally I found the lieronet forum !!
I thought it was lost like all these other lost,frozen or unfinished liero
things but the just gave up their adress at "lieronet.f2s.com"
I read all these news about Wurmz! and Worm Rage
which both seem to be very promising. But don't loose your faith in ALC
I'm still here and I'm still developing it. Sure I was lazy in the last few weeks but
now I got my motivation back. Thanks to Wurmz and Worm Rage which are worthy to get beaten
in a championship by ALC :-).