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Master Template for an Easy Start for Beginners

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Master Template for an Easy Start for Beginners

Postby gamescorpion » 2014-09-11 23:33

MASTER TEMPLATE (COMMUNITY PROJECT)

This post is here to help all users when starting a new project with a special AI originally created by Game Scorpion (Known as the App Template) but now expanded to the community as a Master Template.

CURRENT VERSION: 1.0 (Last Updated Sept. 11, 2014)

GOAL OF MASTER TEMPLATE?
1. Speed up the setup time of all ShiVa projects

2. The closest thing to a "Magic Bullet" without actually being a magic bullet solution. The master template should be a STARTING POINT and Helpful Tool to get you to focus on GAME CREATION rather than figuring out code.

3. Advanced Functionality -> Should also support those devs who want to have access to a collective group of functions and methods that are really useful that can help them along the way. Ex => Find the Day of the week OR Supply an image and instantly create a parallax scrolling background.

Here is how to use it:
1. From the ShiVa Store, DOWNLOAD The Master Template: http://www.shiva3dstore.com/index.php?r ... uct_id=149
OR
(Mirror) Google Drive Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-luz9 ... sp=sharing

2. Create a new empty folder in your hard drive and open ShiVa

3. Inside ShiVa, click on Main->Projects->Add and find the folder you just created

4. Close the settings window and Inside Data Explorer click on Import->Archive and then select this Master Template

YOU SHOULD NOW BE UP AND READY TO GO! Simply open Game Editor and hit Play to see the sample empty scene up and running.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH MASTER TEMPLATE?
1. Speed up your creation time by a single import!
2. Give you a starting point to start creating rather than setting up things
3. Advanced and useful functions that can help you out immediately (Save/Load, HUD Log, Basic Debug Stats)
+ MUCH MORE OVER TIME

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO MASTER TEMPLATE?
We are planning to have everyone take part in making this into a very useful template package that everyone can access. From noob to advanced, we want a single master template file that can get users up and running so they can focus on making great games and apps! Re-compiles of the main code will take place whenever I get a chance to do them or when someone in the community has a chance to do the update. The version number will be incremented by 0.1 every update.

EB's NOTE: "Clean code with comments please!"

Option 1: ADD YOUR CODE AS A POST HERE IN THIS FORUM THREAD (Just hit reply)

Option 2: Go on Skype Chat and send code functions and AI's to add to the Master Template.

LICENSE NOTE:
Keep in mind, once you give it to us, it will be open to the community so don't just give us code unless you're doing it as a contribution to help support the community. WE WILL ALSO ACCEPT ASSETS AS WELL!!! (3D Models, Textures, Music, Sounds, etc. that must be ROYALTY FREE USAGE MADE BY YOU WITH TOOLS YOU OWN AND HAVE LICENSES FOR, or else it will not be accepted!)

LICENSE (Thanks NiCoX!):
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
freely, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
appreciated but is not required.
2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
misrepresented as being the original software.
3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.
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