Feedback: How's the kernel coming along?

How's the kernel coming along?
Alphadon
July 9, 2016, 4:18 a.m.

I'm really excited about the update, so I'd like to ask how the kernel and networking is going. We'll finally be able to hack after this! One suggestion, though: add some new servers for us to try to hack. It'll reduce the risk of game servers being hacked.


How's the kernel coming along?
kveroneau(Game Creator)
July 11, 2016, 12:30 a.m.

Kernel is coming along. I will be created a new network soon which you can create new characters in which will be able to test out the game with a kernel before its fully rolled out to all in-game hosts.

New servers to hack is a good idea. I would need to create a reason to hack them though, or players won't both. There needs to be some sort of incentive. I will most likely see about creating missions around these servers to test out the hacking tools and how missions will be handled in-game.

A mission designer wrote down some great mission ideas for me recently, which will most likely become the initial test missions. I am also planning on having a tutorial of sorts, and the tutorial will have a bunch on in-game servers which the player can hack and show various techniques on hacking in-game.


How's the kernel coming along?
Alphadon
July 11, 2016, 3:34 p.m.

Good to hear. Is there any timeframe for the kernel release?


How's the kernel coming along?
Alphadon
July 17, 2016, 11:53 a.m.

When can we expect to test these new features?


How's the kernel coming along?
kveroneau(Game Creator)
July 18, 2016, 7:48 p.m.

I am hoping to have something ready by the end of the month for everybody to try out. I will be writing a development diary blog when it's all ready to go.

There will be a new network at that time to select when creating a new character which will be used to test the official KERNEL.SYS, any host in this new network will boot into the new kernel.


How's the kernel coming along?
kveroneau(Game Creator)
July 21, 2016, 7:10 a.m.

Great news, which can be read on the latest development diary here: http://www.hackers-edge.com/Forums/Thread101

More to come tomorrow. :)


How's the kernel coming along?
Alphadon
July 24, 2016, 3:13 p.m.

Say, it's been a while. What happened to tomorrow?


How's the kernel coming along?
kveroneau(Game Creator)
July 24, 2016, 5:01 p.m.

When I had time to work on getting it working, I got pretty far, but I ran into an issue with the current shell after the kernel finished booting up. :(

The HackerShell is very integrated into the game engine and is called at various times. These calls need to change and instead call the new in-game coded she'll routines.

Least o say, I didn't realize how complex it was to get this all going. I am going to work on it a bit more soon and hopefully will have something working that I can deploy onto the server.