Obtained a set of about 18000 surnames and 5500 first names, which have been imported into the database and tidied up. I also have the frequencies of occurrence, so ‘John’ will account for over 3% of all males while ‘Alfonsus’ only 0.001%. Also working on back-end stuff: login server, mission server spawner, script patching and versioning system.
I also started work on the Somerset town interface — each of the named buildings has a specific set of functions and associated 2D interface which pops up when you click on it — for example, the racetrack is where you sign up for races and choose the exact cars/drivers/gunners that you want to enter into a specific event.
[This is an historical blog post which used to live on my Darkwind website]