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About Dpwb

Cataclysm:DDA is an open-source zombie survival rogue-like with deep mechanics and an advanced simulation.

Looky see at it here https://cataclysmdda.org/
and here https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA
and here https://www.reddit.com/r/cataclysmdda/
and here https://discord.gg/jFEc7Yp

I'm one of the developers for it, I've been making contributions for around a year, I spend a lot of time doing it, as I've got a lot of free time, and its fun to contribute to such a thriving project, for a game that I've loved playing for many many years.

These are my contributions : - https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/pulls/davidpwbrown

Some highlights ( allow me to toot my own trumpet here briefly )

  • I overhauled the wind system to be more realistic, and have a directional factor, this enabled me to add Wind Turbines for power generation.
  • I then added Water Wheels for power generation too
  • Added sailboats powered by the aforementioned wind.
  • Enabled radio contact with your NPC followers
  • Rideable horses and animal-pulled vehicles, and NPCs riding horses
  • Faction ownership and thievery
  • Blueprint construction zones
  • Partial constructions to allow resuming work
  • Lots of expanded NPC activities - farming, building, crafting, fishing, vehicle work, tree chopping, log chopping and more.
  • NPC job system for when they are stationed at basecamps
  • Desert mod to showcase how we can use biomes to make regional mods
  • Allow professions to start with defined pets
  • Pilotable mechsuits
  • Allow NPCs to travel on the overmap
  • Autotravel for the player
  • Autodrive for the player in a vehicle
  • Vehicle following, and vehicle autopilot
My future goals :-
  • Further expansion of NPCs and factions
  • Dynamic factions that form from dynamic NPCs that you can see grow organically ( like  player faction would )
  • Further expansion of vehicle autopilot stuff
  • More sophisticated NPC / faction behaviour in terms of their jobs and activities
Now, I aint exactly starving, and C:DDA is free and always will be, but I thought, hey, if I can earn some pocket money while I'm doing all this work, then why not get some pocket money, I wont claim that I truly need it to survive, or keep motivation, as I'd keep contributing either way...

But if people like what I've worked on, and want to throw me something to say "hey, I like what you do" then this is where you can do that.

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