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Hi! I've played base Morrowind for years now and finally tried openMW in the past year or two and was hoping to make some contributions to the project! I semi-recently graduated undergrad in physics and work as software engineer mostly using Python. However, I've been learning C++ on and off over the past year. I would like to get better using it and I'd like to be able to help this project!

I've noticed a good amount of the beginner labeled tags seem like they may have people working on them somewhat recently, so I've tried looking at other issues that may look interesting.

This looks relatively friendly at first glance, interesting, and doesn't seem like anyone has tackled it; is this a confirmed bug and able to be worked on? https://gitlab.com/OpenMW/openmw/-/issues/6645

I am also open to any suggestions!
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If you can find something on the tracker that you want to work on, go ahead and get started. That particular issue might be more of a pain than some of the others you might find, though, as it's likely to involve a lot of interactions within the character controller, which is a fairly complicated and messy piece of code. We're actively working on making it less horrible, but either way, don't get disheartened if it turns out to be a horrible experience. You can always pick out something else or have a chat with one of the people who knows how it works on IRC/Matrix/Discord, or discuss potential solutions on the tracker or these forums.
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Great! Thanks for the heads up, I'll probably poke around and see how far I can get and try something different if it's too much. For asking questions about how some specific code/system works is it best to do it within the issue / general development forum / discord?

Thank you!
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The instant messaging things (Discord, Matrix and IRC) are all bridged together, so anything anyone posts to one shows up on the others and you can use whichever you prefer. You'll tend to get faster responses and are more likely to have an actual chat with someone through those, but it's less likely someone will type up a really detailed answer that covers questions you hadn't thought of yet than if you ask on the forums or tracker.
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Welcome aboard! Indeed.. have a look at our wiki to help get your development env setup. :)
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