[IGDA LCPP] Re: Completing the TDD

  • From: Dean Butcher <mathematix@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: igda_lcpp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 22:17:40 +0000

Hey Jim and all

This is where I think the problem lies: there is not enough concept
art for us to decide what exactly is required and what isn't. Granted
that we have seen some are depicting what the characters will look
like, but that's about as far as it goes. What about the effects when
they interact wuith their environments (specifics of physical,
graphical  and audio requirements, for example). We need some sort of
storyboard to see exactly what we're up against for if we are being
selective on the components that we're documenting for the TDD we need
something to guide us so that we neither omit, nor document incorrect
parts of the source.

We need something more visual to work with.


On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 06:15:41 -0000, Jim Verhaeghe <jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey all,
> The TDD should describe what features you intend to use for the game.  That
> includes what parts of the HL2 source you intend to use.  You don't need to
> supply source code, but do describe the functions and how they are used
> (consider it an executive summary).  Assume I am a programmer that is
> joining the project.  The TDD will need to explain to me what you are doing
> with the game, what tools you are using and how, as well as any other
> questions that may have come up that haven't been answered.  That way I can
> sit down and read the TDD and jump right in after reading it.  It doesn't
> have to be overly detailed, but should give me a good sense of what is being
> done from the technical side.
> I hope this helps.
> Jim
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: 21 February 2005 04:25
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> Subject: [IGDA LCPP] Re: Completing the TDD
> >Could you guys document the Source Files directory of the hl project
> >according to the format of the attached TDD, please?
> >
> >
> I'll take a look at doing CBaseEntity. But how much time should we
> invest in docing Source? Do we really need HL2 specific content in the
> TDD, such as the Barnacle? I was under the impression that the TDD
> should describe what we intend to do, and as such I would of thought the
> documentation of existing tools should be a fairly small section of the
> document.
> http://www.gamasutra.com/features/19991217/ryan_03.htm
> http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article1965.asp
> >Mike - Have you managed to get hold of VC++ 2003?
> >
> >
> No, but I have VC++6 so can work on & compile the project.
> Mike
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