User talk:Solrac776/Relevant Documents

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Just FYI, something written in the wiki is not necessarily an official / accepted / passed design decision. Most of the pages you have links to are just people's brainstorming. Geoff the Medio 15:25, 7 May 2005 (EDT)


Thanks Geoff. I'm hoping that reading these pages though, will help me become more familiar with what's been done and decided to date. If you can suggest more recent or more finalized documents/pages then please do. I also lurk the forums when I have the chance. Solrac776 20:36(GMT), 7 May 2005

Reading them is more likely to confuse you than help... or maybe just waste your time. They are mostly brainstorming, not what's been decided, so they're mostly not worth reading unless you want to brainstorm about whatever they're discussing. The high level stuff that's been decided is mostly in the official Requirements documents, particularly the V.3 Requirements. Other things aren't in, or aren't entirely in, a design document, including the Effects system details and most of the game content such as the techs stuff, which was hashed out on the forums then written up, as was the graphics and screen layout / UI design and sound / music. Other things like starlanes generation were also worked out on the forums because the design doc didn't, and probably couldn't / shouldn't, go into sufficient detail about them to be useful. So... I'm not sure what else to suggest you read... it'd probably be more helpful for you to get familiar with the codebase. Feel free to ask more specific questions if you have any, on the forums, with a pm or email. Geoff the Medio 16:02, 7 May 2005 (EDT)

Will do. Thanks Geoff. Solrac776 20:36(GMT), 7 May 2005