CB$33mil Prize, Theme Engine Contest (in Contests)
September 1 2007 6:39 PM EDT
Hopefully you all haven't forgotten me by now, and I certainly haven't forgotten about all of you. As most of you know, I won a theme engine creation contest a while back. However, school and work to pay off school has left me unable to finish the whole engine, despite several attempts to do so in between quarters.
I know all of you have waited quite a bit of time for this, and personally I've not only disappointed you guys, but I've disappointed myself. For obvious reasons, since I never really liked the current outdated theme engine.
Thus, I am handing off the rest of work I've done to all of you. You may find my most current files here, which includes two themes. Study the code a bit. If you take out all the superfluous content and look at the overall design structure, it should make a lot of sense.
Working examples may be viewed here:
For those of you who are new, you must be fluent with HTML and CSS coding. The point of the new theme engine is to make it more customizable than the current. Simply put, update the HTML to make it flexible with CSS-defined themes.
As a prize, the person (or group) who first finishes the job, as determined by Jonathan, will receive my last half the prize, CB$20mil. In addition, I will throw in another CB$5mil for further motivation, totaling CB$25mil. Furthermore, if it is completed within a month from the time of this posting, I will throw in yet an additional CB$5mil. Do your math.
For areas that need to be completed or for additional information regarding the completion and testing of the theme engine, please contact Jonathan. Jonathan, if you would like to post that info here, please feel free to do so.
Personally, I will encourage you to work in teams, as I have experienced this job as a tough one alone. Please post your teams here (even if the team is you alone). Posting progress of your work is encouraged. Sure, other teams might "borrow" some code, but in the end we all really have one goal, and that is to update the graphical capabilities and user interface of this game. So, the sooner, the better.
If you finish the code (again, as determined by Jonathan) and do not provide a default theme, I will make one. I may also finish the BattleTech and Jet themes to go along with the new code, provided I get the time to do so (since it is less work for me than coding the whole thing).
Good luck to you all, and to the future of CB.
- Pixel Sage
September 1 2007 6:40 PM EDT
Additional note. If you would like to contact me, chances are your CM will get lost, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Xiaz on Hiatus
September 1 2007 8:20 PM EDT
Sorry to be a hassle, but could you package it into another format? Possibly a .zip? :) - I'm a Windoze user, and I can't seem to open it...
September 1 2007 8:27 PM EDT
Apologies, I actually meant to create a ZIP! Then it slipped my mind. If an admin could change the URL to .zip instead of .sit, I'd appreciate it!
Xiaz on Hiatus
September 2 2007 6:04 AM EDT
Well - I'm in - Looking back, it might've been best if we did the whole team development thing from the beginning.
You're layout is very refreshing I have to admit, I'll probably leave most of it intact. :)
September 2 2007 1:42 PM EDT
Thank you, So Real. Also, NightStrike is interested in helping out. If you want to form a team with him (so no work is duplicated), contact him! The design itself doesn't really need to be changed unless there's a reason to change it. It is mainly taking that design and finishing all the unfinished pages with it.
Big news updated. Our buddy Sir Leon
has just offered to donate a 3mil prize to the winner if the theme is completed within the one month time period! As of now, the potential earnings is CB$33mil! Don't miss out!
September 5 2007 2:27 PM EDT
So far, NightStrike and So Real have expressed interested in the contest. NightStrike is contacting Mian(forgot rest of name) to see if he's interested. If these individuals end up collaborating, one group in all, then it won't be a contest at all, and I'll be glad to split the potential $33mil between all teammates, and will help out the team.
If anyone with experience in coding HTML/CSS is interested, say so now!
I'll put my hat into the ring I guess. I wouldn't mind working with whoever to do this. Although I would like to finish releasing this script first.
September 17 2007 3:02 PM EDT
Alright boys, it's the 17th of the month, leaving you with a bit less than two weeks to finish the project for the $8mil bonus prize! So Real has apparently been making decent progress. I have yet to receive updates from others.
If you still have interest, it's not too late! Contact one of the players who have expressed interest in this thread and see if they'd like a helping hand!
Easy money for experienced web coders. Good luck!
September 26 2007 1:29 AM EDT
As requested, a list of pages that need to be coded. It's a crap load of pages (I even told Jonathan that). However, a lot of the pages are also VERY similar, so duplicating the code is all that's really needed in many cases. I'll try to see if there are ways we can cut down on work. I think the list obviously shows that this is something that needs to be done by a team.
/fig ht.tcl (I put a space in between g and h because it won't allow me to type it all out... says its malicious code to CB, haha)
September 26 2007 12:07 PM EDT
what exactly is going on and does anyone need help? i got about 8 hours a day of bordem to fill up.
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