Hello, everyone. This is my first post on these forums. I want to get into developing online games and EO seems to be a fantastic way to start because it comes with so much already done. I intend to mod the code to help me learn, in addition to doing unrelated tutorials online. That being said, there are a few things I can’t seem to find an answer to on the forums.
1: What coding language does the game use?
2: What software (compiler?) do I need to mod the code when I begin developing a game from EO?
3: Which versions of EO are free to modify? I only have EO4 downloaded but I read a thread that said you can’t modify it, which is saddening because it lacks some features I would want to add (like various AoE shapes besides circles.)
4: Is there some kind of chatroom for EO and its userbase? Forums aren’t a great medium when you’re a newb who has lots of questions to ask.
That’s it for now until I come up with more stuff. The only coding experience I have is years ago with LUA and a little bit of NWNScript (for the game Neverwinter Nights, I heard its similar to C). I’m hoping between CodeAcademy and developing a small game, I get a solid grasp of the language. I’ll have over 15 hours a week to devote to it so we will see.