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Posted on August 10, 2016 at 03:45

Hello All,

So most of you know by now that I am currently working on a rewrite of the the entire website from scratch, including the database. As expected, my progress has been rather slow due to my rather tight schedule (hence the blog being posted at midnight), but I have been trying to put as much time into this as I can.

Back in March, I went through nearly all of the v4 discussion blogs that we've had over the past 4 years to compile a list of the features that people have consistently asked for, and added them to this feature road map that I am maintaining. Most of the features I will be prioritizing are those which enhance the site's overall usability over new functionality. Though I do have plans to add features which aim to increase the site's usefulness altogether, perhaps going back to our roots as a file hosting service.

I've assessed and ranked each feature by difficulty (relative to my own skills):
0 - Feature has already been implemented
1 - Feature is very trivial for me to implement
2 - Feature might take some effort to implement
3 - Feature might be very difficult to implement. Might be finalized in a future update
4 - Feature that is still in the air or planned for a future update

Roadmap (Show)

The features that I have rated 3 and under are pretty much guaranteed to make it into the final release in some form. I'll be updating the statuses of the features as I continue to make progress, but I will not be adding more to the list.

You can also keep track of my progress via our git server page.


Now that there's a roadmap, I might message you at some point and request to take on (attempted) development of a feature or two.
Posted by Mega August 10, 2016 4:19 - 1 year ago
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I hope to find time to help out too if you want.
Posted by SpectreNectar August 10, 2016 9:06 - 1 year ago
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I have time to help but I wish I had enough knowledge/skill to do so...
Posted by Jani_Nykanen August 11, 2016 9:25 - 1 year ago
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Hey guys,
I know this is super shitty to do, but I just got back from a job interview, and they wanted me to send them this site. I'm just going to hide it for a day or two until they've gotten back to me that they've looked at the site.

64D was about a third of my "freelance/personal" stuff, so I just don't want them coming in and thinking that I lied about having a big hand in 64D's development.
Posted by firestormx August 11, 2016 10:35 - 1 year ago
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I've set the privacy to regular members only for both devblogs.

But goddamn it if you get that job, you better help me with v4's CSS.
Posted by Aistarin August 11, 2016 12:09 - 1 year ago
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We request a 10% finder's fee for your new job.
Posted by flashback August 11, 2016 12:37 - 1 year ago
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^i back up the last two comments due to the time these guys put in on the site
Posted by NeutralReiddHotel August 11, 2016 14:27 - 1 year ago
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Good luck with your possible new job FSX.

I'd be willing to help with anything, but I'm bad at most things web related. :/
Posted by Cpsgames August 11, 2016 14:47 - 1 year ago
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So, no 64DRPG? :P

I'm glad to see non-game submissions on the list because I've wanted that for a while. Make sure it includes videos!
Posted by Kamira August 12, 2016 10:17 - 1 year ago
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-User-submitted banners that other users can vote on (1)

I can already see Goofy dominate the rankings.
Posted by Gift of Death August 12, 2016 10:22 - 1 year ago
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Indeed this would be a feature I would love to implement just to see what oddities the community can come up with.

Plus winners would get their own badges :)

@Kamira: ehh...I guess Games could include videos in addition to screenshots.
Posted by Aistarin August 13, 2016 14:40 - 1 year ago
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@Kamira: ehh...I guess Games could include videos in addition to screenshots.

-Support for submitting artwork, writing, and music in addition to games and examples (3)

I don't see why videos couldn't be included in this list.

Allowing Games to include videos is an excellent idea though; that would definitely be nice to see.
Posted by colseed August 13, 2016 15:22 - 1 year ago
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Spent 6 hours making video for my game and going to spend a lot more tomorrow. You know what to do.
Posted by Zuurix August 13, 2016 18:20 - 1 year ago
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Bandwidth friendly video streaming would be a bitch to implement correctly, but nevertheless we could have video submissions that people can link to in their Project pages. If I recall, indiedb does this pretty well so I'll look at them for inspiration.
Posted by Aistarin August 13, 2016 22:52 - 1 year ago
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That thing where the site can change the color of the address bar on mobile versions of Chrome (2)

This is one line of meta tag, actually. Its dead simple.


<meta name="theme-color" content="#c02323">

That should do it (using the current red highlight color on 64d)
Posted by twisterghost August 17, 2016 11:02 - 1 year ago
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I'm pretty sure it does something in mobile Safari, too.
Posted by flashback August 17, 2016 11:10 - 1 year ago
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I'm pretty sure it does something in mobile Safari, too.

Some browsers are picking up on it, but its going slowly. I've been using Vivaldi recently and it has an option to use the theme color when the tab is selected. Kinda neato.
Posted by twisterghost August 17, 2016 11:24 - 1 year ago
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Fuck yes!

Also I'll be doing another push soon, now that I have blog submissions and editing up and running.
Posted by Aistarin August 17, 2016 13:18 - 1 year ago
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