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Free Orion is built and maintained entirely by volunteers.  Help from people with a wide variety of skills is needed to complete this project.
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FreeOrion is built and maintained entirely by volunteers.  Help from people with a wide variety of skills is needed to complete this project.
  
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==Design==
  
* It's recommended that you familiarize yourself with the [[Requirements]].  
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The easiest way to contribute when new to the project is to join in [http://freeorion.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=6 brainstorming] discussions on the forums.  It's recommended to familiarize oneself the established an in-progress design [[Requirements]] and the most recent version of the program [[http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=75752&package_id=111134 downloaded]] or [[Compile|compiled]] from SVN.
  
* [[Programming_Work]]
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Content creation is also requested.  Individual [[tech.txt|techs]], [[buildings.txt|buildings]], and [[specials.txt|specials]] are helpful, as well as discussion of the general thematic nature and structure of the [http://freeorion.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=15 tech tree] and other content.
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==Programming==
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There is plenty of [[Programming Work|programming work]] available for interested coders.  [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=544942&group_id=75752 Bug reporting] is also appreciated.  Testers are also helpful, if willing to
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Anyone able to compile and provide downloadable binaries for various OSes or distributions are particularly needed.  [[User:Captainobvious/Mac_OS_X_Intel|MacOSX]] is a particular priority.
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==Graphics==
  
 
* [[Graphics]]
 
* [[Graphics]]

Revision as of 02:50, 16 March 2007

FreeOrion is built and maintained entirely by volunteers. Help from people with a wide variety of skills is needed to complete this project.

Design

The easiest way to contribute when new to the project is to join in brainstorming discussions on the forums. It's recommended to familiarize oneself the established an in-progress design Requirements and the most recent version of the program [downloaded] or compiled from SVN.

Content creation is also requested. Individual techs, buildings, and specials are helpful, as well as discussion of the general thematic nature and structure of the tech tree and other content.

Programming

There is plenty of programming work available for interested coders. Bug reporting is also appreciated. Testers are also helpful, if willing to

Anyone able to compile and provide downloadable binaries for various OSes or distributions are particularly needed. MacOSX is a particular priority.

Graphics