Q. About Modding

I have this idea for a small mechanic to add… do I need to get permission from someone to implement it? Basically, I have a fair amount of programming experience but I’ve never helped out with anything open source so I have no clue how things work politically. Do people submit proposals? Is there a way to find out if someone has tried an idea before?

For context: my idea is for a small mechanic that would allow one to build a roof-to-roof bridge out of some planks, nails and tools. Limit it’s max length to maybe two spaces and give it a chance of failure and it seems like it could be a cool new way to get around crowded cities if the buildings are close enough and you’re feeling lucky. How would I go about investigating whether this has been done or not? And how I might try it if it hasn’t?

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I guess you can simply make new pull request on GitHub and it should be fine. Just read that first: https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/blob/0c3c8fc549036621adb43adf9c9130b43c913d28/.github/CONTRIBUTING.md :slight_smile:

Oh, and that too: https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/blob/0c3c8fc549036621adb43adf9c9130b43c913d28/CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md

Thanks, and I don’t know why this didn’t dawn on me to look before but I found bunch of generic “Getting Involved with Open Source Projects” guides. I’m getting a better understanding of how these things work…

The contributing doc either covers everything or should have links to documents that do.

I think the bridge thing is a good idea.

I wish you luck, this is a mechanic I’ve wanted in basically every open world zombie game and having it in CDDA would be sweet.