2022-03-28T04:46:00Z New editing day has started. Today we see mykolaiv release. Just rebooted windows after 22 DAYS uptime, had a lot of updates pending too.
Edited web pages a bit, added mykolaiv to downloads.php and terrain.php pages. The backbone is now done, all it needs is content.
Today begins with dreaded screenshot taking, man do I hate taking screenshots from a large terrain as NO single screenshot conveys the message of massive terrains (OK OK! 40km is not massive but I'm talking in general large terrain terms now).
2022-03-28T05:01:00Z Started release procedures.
First updated PMC "worldSize" mission pack compiling bat file and ran it, new mission pack got done including mykolaiv. Then created bisign keys for the addon PBOs. Edited release packing 7-zip bat file for version and release name, then executed the bat, release package got done.
Inspected pmc_ukraine_mykolaiv_v0.1.7z and everything was looking good, there is basically zero change of errors as bat file handles all the packing, but my release tool pipeline states to check the .7z so I do, heh. File size was 827mb.
Life is so easy when you have a solid well tested tool pipeline to follow, there is no room for mistakes, you just "do as you're told" by a text file, written by you..
2022-03-28T05:40:00Z Screenshots taken, sorted, renamed, edited and added to the web page(s).
Was following tool pipeline until I reached changelog and dev diary pages and realized, well they are only the templates, no content as of yet. And here I was thinking of pushing big red release button in few minutes, guess not
2022-03-28T06:22:00Z Finished proof reading and adding links to this dev diary page. Also changelog page got done.
Also realized that dev diary has no screenshots, hmm guess I was too lazy to take any. Once you start to have several days of 17hrs terrain editing work behind you its very easy to just skip such "dumb promo stuff" and just edit like you usually do, its not easy or comfortable for me to take screenshots while editing, I have to stop what I'm doing, take the screenshot, rename it because if I don't do it right away I surely wont remember which PNG it was days if not weeks later when editing this dev diary text. So yeah, its definitely a hassle. But in the end of the day, I love dev diary stuff, sharing info and all that, so just need to keep taking screenshots/videos, they surely will be valuable X years/decades from now.
Then back to making that release...
2022-03-28T06:46:00Z PMC Ukraine Mykolaiv v0.1 has been released!