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Old 09-26-2020, 06:33 PM   #1
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Jim's Non-update

The Proverbial Non-Update Update

I promised to update everyone about the future of Front Office Football by the end of September. As weíre closing in on this date, Iím providing that update, but I have not made any decisions.

I was fairly certain I would have those decisions made by now, but theyíre somewhat dependent on events which are out of my control.

I have been evaluating what I have in what we were calling Front Office Football 9. It needs a lot of custom artwork and it probably needs to be converted from Qt (which we were using as a framework base) back to a more familiar framework. Qt can do a lot of things, but every little change is time-consuming as all get-out and there are some serious incompatibilities with how it serves tables and what I need it to do. I would also have to redesign the framework to back out of using FaceGen since we never did the pieces that require our own custom artwork.

In the meantime, Iíve been working on my drawing skills and also how to better use custom artwork. The results look nice, but Iím stretching what that familiar framework can do. Plus, I need to redo the menu system and convert the framework to do paging the way pretty much every other game in the universe does it (spreading windows all over dual monitors is a lot of fun, but it destroys your review scores). So Iím not certain I could have FOF9 done by next fall.

I hope to have a real update by the end of October, but, then again, I thought I was being fairly conservative by saying end of September.

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Old 09-26-2020, 06:36 PM   #2
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Regarding his FaceGen comment I did this up for the JV competition recent release in that forum. Not professional but reflects a possibility. It's obvious though that this is the least of the challenges.


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Old 09-26-2020, 07:15 PM   #3
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It's obvious though that this is the least of the challenges.
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Old 09-27-2020, 01:46 AM   #4
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The Proverbial Non-Update Update

I promised to update everyone about the future of Front Office Football by the end of September. As weíre closing in on this date, Iím providing that update, but I have not made any decisions.

I was fairly certain I would have those decisions made by now, but theyíre somewhat dependent on events which are out of my control.

I have been evaluating what I have in what we were calling Front Office Football 9. It needs a lot of custom artwork and it probably needs to be converted from Qt (which we were using as a framework base) back to a more familiar framework. Qt can do a lot of things, but every little change is time-consuming as all get-out and there are some serious incompatibilities with how it serves tables and what I need it to do. I would also have to redesign the framework to back out of using FaceGen since we never did the pieces that require our own custom artwork.

In the meantime, Iíve been working on my drawing skills and also how to better use custom artwork. The results look nice, but Iím stretching what that familiar framework can do. Plus, I need to redo the menu system and convert the framework to do paging the way pretty much every other game in the universe does it (spreading windows all over dual monitors is a lot of fun, but it destroys your review scores). So Iím not certain I could have FOF9 done by next fall.

I hope to have a real update by the end of October, but, then again, I thought I was being fairly conservative by saying end of September.

Just keep at it, Jim. There's no doubt in my mind you'll have an improved product in the end.
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Old 09-27-2020, 12:54 PM   #5
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Rock on Jim.. best football sim out there, We're with ya
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Old 09-28-2020, 01:01 PM   #6
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I'll got my money ready for you.
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:16 PM   #7
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This project has a good possibilty of sailing into the sunset
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:42 AM   #8
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OOTP really did a job on Jim didn't they. They have a lot to answer for!
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:44 PM   #9
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Why not hire contractors from upwork and crowd source the work via kickstarter or something.
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Old 09-30-2020, 05:00 PM   #10
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I have a bad feeling this is going to once again mean no Mac version (if anything is released at all)
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Old 10-06-2020, 08:23 AM   #11
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OOTP really did a job on Jim didn't they. They have a lot to answer for!

Considering how the world turned out, it was the right decision on their part.
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