Is someone still in contact with panschk or has access to the backend of BWMN?
I'm looking for a new project as a software developer and might be interested in pimping up the website and bringing it a fresh new look for 2019. There are a number of bugs I've encountered with the site and it might be worth someone going over the code and patching things up. Maybe even add a few new features if you guys have any ideas.
First SCMDraft, now even this site might be back development again :D
Some immediate thought as to what could be improved (aside from technical updates and security)
Most needed update in my opinion is support map pack uploads (as compressed archive format like *.zip).
Additionally, or alternatively, upload options would be welcome, for example separate 1.16 optimised or 1.22 compatible map versions are very much required nowadays. A flexible system where uploaders could specify any number of files and denomination (maybe with a standard pre-set melee option for inexperienced users) would probably be best.
Map information should include some additional info like:
Upload date (is this already in the database for old maps and just not shown?)
Game version compatibility info (1.16/1.22 ; default to 1.16 for old maps)
Full support for custom map sizes (just let people specify x and y dimensions)
"Alpha" as map type option for uploads of maps in early development
An "info" or "description" box, where any additional info about the map could be shown, would also be nice.
Having the option for Korean menus would certainly help make the site more attractive for Korean map makers to share their stuff.
FYI: The "dev" page at http://www.broodwarmaps.net/mappage no longer works, because we upgraded the PHP version and outdated functions were used in the existing code base. James (mmmk) is working on a new Version which requires the new PHP version, he will upload a first draft in the coming days.
You should see errors like this:
Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect()