The Road to 1.0 is a series of articles chronicling the journey of this mod from conception to full 1.0 release.
Boy, it’s been a hectic couple of months. Between some extreme goings-on at work, tons of things happening with the family (happy 5th Lila!), and just life in general, plowing through the last update has required many, many nights burning several cans of midnight oil to get done. Why don’t I drink red bull, I should consider starting. This mod is truly a labor of love, but there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel.
The work to close the loop on the feature set for a full 1.0 release is coming to a close April 18th. Version 0.5 Beta includes the last major features missing to complete the full release. And those two big features are Trades and Rotisserie Scoring.
The long road winds down
I began work on the Fantasy league mod over one year now, and although I released the first beta back in September 2010, I knew that it wasn’t featured complete and 100% ready for prime time. Despite all the great features I’d already been able to build in, the mod was lacking these last two prominent features.
In polling users of the beta, it was clear the mod would need to support the minimum of features other popular fantasy sites like ESPN and Yahoo fantasy baseball leagues to be a viable tool indeed. To engage audiences for online league commissioners, I’d have to skip my “must-have” technical enhancements and focus on these features instead.
Well, after two more months of incremental work, I’m glad to say that the fantasy mod is now what I consider feature complete for its 1.0 release. Trades and Rotisserie scoring were the two major features on my list I held back from the initial release last year to get a version out for people to test and review. And as of coming April 18, they will have finally arrived.
It’s very exciting for me to see these two features added to the mod and checked off the “to-do” feature list.
Stay Tuned for the next great wave of screen-grabs.
Participate in a Beta Season
The next beta season is also fast approaching. Want to own an OOTP Fantasy Team and help test the mod? Sign up on the forums, send a note via the contact page and let me know you’d like to test. All help big and small are appreciated.
Want to contribute?
OOTP Fantasy Leagues is 100% free and open-source, and the source is publicly available on GitHub. Head over to the official Github page, fork it and send a pull request with your updates.