The cashmod has been in beta 1 since July 08 - and other mods have been in development longer without releases. This one is by far not the longest hanging-nail mod out there, and the fact there is a demo that is being worked on shows that it is at least active. Harassing a mod author is not going to get him to release code faster or give you code if he or she feels that it is not ready, or maybe the code is too messy.muggins wrote:He's been posting "progress reports" for a year with nothing behind it. I have been to 8pla.net quite a few times to help experiment with ALICE, and I notice no changes except that her database seems to be flushed often.
Every attempt to request code is met with an excuse that its 'too complicated' and unstable.
If that is the case, then the mod should be passed on to someone who isn't so shy about sharing.
If I was working on a complex mod and my code was not exactly pretty, or well done yet, there is no way I would release it. If it is true that this is just advertising for the site - then so be it. However I have seen mods for PHPBB2 take years to come out, and some of them were still in development when PHPBB3 finally was released.
The core of the code seems to be the phpbb2 forum AI mod, so if that's the case anyone could make their own based on that - or if they are exceptionally skilled they could implement more.
However no one has yet, so I am inclined to think that he has made far more progress on phpbb3 AI bots than anyone else.