Quite late to make this reply, anyway, couple of notes -
The only real struggle I have there is AGS' lack of doing callbacks. I want AGS to call certain functions when messages arrive but I've yet to find an elegant way of doing this.
JJS recently mentioned he wants to invent an event system in AGS. I am not sure about details. But plugin interface is a bit limited IMO. Probably you might start some discussion on how it may be developed further to provide more freedom for plugin-writers?
We are also putting some utility classes into use, like Stream, String, etc. There's yet a problem of maintaining backwards compatibility, that's the reason we cannot change parameter types in plugin interface members, like FILE pointer to Stream; some solution has to be found there.
Just a silly idea, Wyz, but couldn't we hack the AGS source code? It is available. I forgot where I found it but it was somewhere under the downloads section.
If you are still interested, AGS engine is being actively developed by JJS for quite a while now (he does ports to other platforms as well as adding ability to run games made by older versions) and I was doing code clean-up since June; now we are finally up to merging our versions into one branch. FYI our AGS code may be found here: https://github.com/adventuregamestudio
. You may use Git to make your own personal copy and do whatever you like with that (just a hint).
Regarding adding networking to AGS, that may be an interesting feature request. I just wonder what other people would say about this. Will this be appropriate addition to the engine, or should rather be made as a plugin? After all, networking is not so common for adventure games...