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Re: [COLD] I need advice

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Thu Aug 14 23:55:28 1997 )

Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 21:52:26 -0600 (MDT)
From: Brandon Gillespie <brandon@roguetrader.com>
To: CTR <ctr@circi.com>
cc: coldstuff@cold.org
In-Reply-To: <33F3BA96.5452A1D3@circi.com>

On Thu, 14 Aug 1997, CTR wrote:
> Okay.. here's the deal.. I have VERY limited programming knowledge, but
> want to become fluent in coldc so that I can edit teh db and make magic.

mmm... do you mean add a magic RPG system?   Or are we talking actual
metaphysical paranormal control?  Because, well, I hate to break it to
you, but as featured as we try to make ColdC we havn't YET figured out how
to get it to do THAT ;)

> Where do I start?

Login to the Cold Dark, get a programmer character (as an admin) and start
diddling around--make a few toys, etc..

> Does anyone have a specific book reccomendation?

paper-published, no.. otherwise, the ColdC Programmer's manual is good for
reference--but may be confusing for a straight read through (mebbe skim
it, then go back and read it).  Its available online at:


-Brandon Gillespie