when do you release a stable version of this mod?
We're not far away. I have a couple of features to add in the next version, which I hope will be the first Alpha release.
I want to add a facility that allows for team points deductions (for teams that are in administration or have had points deducted for other reasons). I also want to add a facility for promotion and relegation, which will allow for teams to be switched between leagues at the end of a season without the need to delete teams and re-create them.
After that, I will deal with any bug fixes and hopefully get to a stable release.
I want to finalise Sportsbook Lite
with a stable release, which will provide a streamlined edition of the software for those who only want to deal with soccer and a league system.
The next phase of the Sportsbook (Sportsbook Extra
) will involve the ability to incorporate what we in Britain call "Cup Games" and also allow for European ties like Europa and Champions League. Sportsbook Extra will also allow for the creation of seasons, which means that when the league seasons are started again, we can reset the league tables but keep all the fixtures and data from past seasons. I may also add a facility for forum users to post match reports in the Sportsbook, but that may be delayed for another future software version.
I plan in the future to introduce an odds system that is generated automatically by the Sportsbook, based on historical results. Once we have an odds system, we can then incorporate the ultimate points mod.
And then we will cater for other sports, probably via plug-in software!
Phew! As you can see, I have very big plans for this mod. This is why it is important to release the software in stages (e.g. Lite, Extra, Gold, Ultimate etc...) because many of the additional features may not be of interest to everyone, so why make everyone wait for the absolute final version?
Anyway, I'm relying on all your feedback for bug reports, so hopefully you all test well and don't need to report any bugs and we can make good progress!
Thank you for your interest, and I hope my plans make sense.