The tutorial section here doesn’t get utilized as much as it could be. I’m not sure if it’s because nobody knows what to make a tutorial for, because there’s no incentive to make a tutorial, or maybe a mix of the two. Either way, this thread’s goal is to address both of those and see more tutorials posted in the Tutorial subsection of Development Discussion. Hopefully we’ll be able to get some of these moved to Public Announcements so non-dev people can see them as well.
About this thread:
I will maintain a list of requested tutorials. PM me / reply here to have one added. Bounties can be put up and awarded for good tutorials. Bounties are awarded if a tutorial is easy to follow, can be completed by an idiot that starts out from nothing, and fulfills the request entirely. Include assets used in tutorials. Bounty submitters are freed of their obligation to pay the bounty if a tutorial poster doesn’t claim the bounty within a week of posting their tutorial (though still may if they wish to).
Click to expand for elaborate version (might answer any questions)
List of needed tutorials:
I’ll initially start off this thread with a couple ideas for tutorials, but my hope is that every time someone needs a tutorial they’ll either post on this thread or PM me asking for it to be added here. The ultimate goal is to build up a big list of possible tutorials to solve the issue of nobody knowing what they could make a tutorial for. Requests for tutorials must be obviously useful for lots of people – specific questions should be asked in Development Discussion.
Like the list of tutorials, I’ll initially start up some bounties on some of the tutorial requests. Anyone can reply here / PM me to add a bounty, and I’ll edit it into the OP. Bounty amounts will be pre-tax unless stated otherwise. Bounties will be hyperlinked to the submitter’s dev profile so they can easily be contacted. Bounties must be claimed <= a week after the tutorial is posted to prevent people from coming to bounty submitters months later asking “Hey remember that one time you put a bounty up?” Whenever a tutorial is posted for one of the items on the list that has bounties, the tutorial poster may then claim the bounties on that tutorial request. To prevent people who are only interested in the bounties effortly creating tutorials that don’t really teach readers anything, the following requirements for tutorials will need to be met in order for bounties to be claimed:
- The tutorial should be easy to follow
- The tutorial should assume the reader has no prior knowledge in the subject and is unable to progress without step-by-step instructions – a 10-year-old should be able to start from nothing and, reading the tutorial only, be able to arrive at the end goal of the tutorial.
- The tutorial writer should be clearly knowledgeable on the subject and not give bad advice
Videos are fine unless you’re using notepad to communicate / are barely audible, as those would violate the easy-to-follow req
The second requirement may be a little confusing, so let me elaborate. One example would be something that requires image assets (e.g. particle emitters). You must include a link to an asset or download links for the image your particles are using in your tutorial in order for readers to be able to follow along only using the tutorial. Also, please include the source for any code used in a tutorial. For another example, assume the tutorial is a group promotion bot: the writer should assume the reader doesn’t have a web server and the tutorial should either link to another RBXDev tutorial covering the setup of a web server (free and paid solutions) or include step-by-step instructions on how to set up a web server for the promotion bot to use before even beginning the instructions for the promotion bot setup.
An additional requirement for vague/opinionated threads only: For it to be marked as completed on this thread, it needs to receive 15 or more likes. There isn’t really a fair way to gauge whether or not an opinionated tutorial is “good” based only on its content, so we’ll use likes to gauge if the tutorial is useful.
Creating light-ray-like particle effects seen in the links under “More Info”
Replicating the angle someone is looking / other constantly-changing values in a FE game without exhausting the network/remote* objects
Setting up a web server and using it + HTTPService to accept group join requests of a given UserId/UserName
Setting up a Google Apps Script and using it + HTTPService to accept group join requests of a given UserId/UserName
Setting up a Google Apps Script script and using it + HTTPService to Shout in the group / post on the wall
Creating useful charts out of ROBLOX CSVs in Google Spreadsheets or Excel
How to use keys unsupported by Studio for keybinds
Setting up a web server and using it + HTTPService to modify ranks / exile in groups
Bounties: < EchoReaper: >, < Cindering: >, < Wizzy011: >
Setting up a web server and using it + HTTPService to Shout in the group / post on the wall