Request for donations for my development work

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 01:44

Thanks so much for the donations. I feel i should state my appreciation more in this thread but i feel bad about bumping it too often as it may seem like self-interest.
I must apologise for the poor state of my Patreon page, it doesn't seem to come naturally to me to blog there often, and i tend to assume people follow my progress at Github or in the forum. Perhaps i will just post screenshots there.

I want to especially say a big thanks for small donations, that may seem weird, but the fact is most MT users are young and / or have very little money. The number of people only able to give a small amount is very large, so it can add up. So i encourage small donations, don't ever feel any amount is too small, it will never offend me =)
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Sat Mar 03, 2018 16:14

The UK government just took away the last tiny bit of income i had, meh. Now it really is zero.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by voxelproof » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:13

paramat wrote:The UK government just took away the last tiny bit of income i had, meh. Now it really is zero.


I really appreciate your (and of course others) work here and I really, sincerely hope you'll find the way out of your financial woes. Believe me, I'd be happy to make more than just a symbolic donation, but I am a seasonal worker, so now I must count every penny too :| But tell me, how could I contribute from Poland? I haven't used PayPal or any other transfering tools yet. Is there an easy way to send a small amount of money to you?

I've looked at your PayPal account - is filling the exact personal data of my card obligatory to make a donation?
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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by bell07 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 08:26

@paramat, if I look trough minetest_game commits I see your name in ~ 99 % on them. Great work!
I did a payment now, do not like to call it donation but earnings for your hard work.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Sun Mar 11, 2018 22:26

bell07 Thank you.

voxelproof, the only way to send money is from your own Paypal account if you have one, or by entering your card details on that page. Or of course through Patreon. Don't worry, i understand many do not have Paypal, or do not like it, or don't feel comfortable entering their card details, no problem.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Mon Jul 16, 2018 05:56

Sometimes i feel i let this thread go too long without updating. I don't want to give the impression that i am ungrateful, it's because i am worried about bumping this thread too often in my own self-interest.
As always, thanks for the donations, i find it a little difficult to write because i find it a little difficult to describe how grateful i am.
Financial situation is the same, rent for where i live is paid but no other income.

So, stuff i've been doing:

I see that in January of this year i posted about passing 600 commits total (engine plus game). I've been working insanely hard over the last few months and have now just passed 750 total: 418 in MTEngine and 335 in MTGame.
In MTEngine 3rd highest contributor, 2nd highest of active core devs. In MTGame highest contributor by a large margin, not far off 3 times that of the next highest.

As we work on MT 5.0.0 i have discovered and fixed many bugs in mapgen, lots of cleaning up, and have added many useful new mapgen features.

I am experimenting long term with the possibility of biome-defined 'atmosphere' nodes, as the atmosphere is the last node not definable in a biome. This will help MT to 'do space' and allow vacuum nodes, alien atmospheres, but also mist and fog, or hazardous gases in a biome, such as cave gases.

As always i have been working on a new core mapgen, on the 4th rewrite of it currently, still not sure if or when it will be mergeable, but if it is liked perhaps in time for MT 5.0.0.

In MTGame lots of improvements to biomes, new trees and flora, new surface nodes. Recently the biomes are beginning to actually 'impress' me.

For details on my commits see the links in the first post of this thread.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by fstltna » Mon Aug 20, 2018 03:14

If you give me the paypal email address rather than that form I will add a donate area for you at minecity....
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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Thu Aug 23, 2018 20:11

Thank you, but that would mean making my email address public, which i prefer to not do.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by fstltna » Sat Aug 25, 2018 04:57

True! No problem... I added a menu item just for your page...
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