I'll use this thread to post development updates on ORK 3, so drop by for regular updates :)ORK Framework 3
(working title :D) is now officially in active development
, in fact I already started immediately after the ORK 2.31.0 release.
In case you don't know, ORK 3 will be using Makinom 2
as it's core and basically work as an extension for Makinom 2. This'll lead to a lot of changes, e.g. a completely revamped UI system, events being replaced by Makinom's schematics (though they work similarly) or data being stored in individual assets (i.e. no longer one huge project asset that needs to be loaded at the start).
I've started with replacing ORK features with their Makinom counterpart, e.g. formulas are already done and will simply add new ORK nodes to the Makinom formulas. Once that's done, I'll start with porting the data structure over to the new asset-based system. The UI will be one of the last things I'll work on.
For now it's going pretty smoothly, though it'll be at least a month before I'll be even able to compile the project :D
Since I'm notoriously off with my release schedules, I refrain from promissing anything for now. I can give you an estimate, though - currently I'd say it'll take about 2-3 month to port over everything to the new systems, at which point there might even be a first beta available if it's stable enough. Generally, I'm aiming for an official release in Q3, though it might be pushed back to Q4.
Though, porting over is just the first step - once that's done, there'll be a lot of changes coming to ORK, e.g. feature consolidations (ability trees, research trees, etc.), renaming (I'll make a separate thread for that at a later time) and overall system changes.
Well, that's a first brief overview for now - if you've got any questions, post them here :)
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