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by MasterBel
01 Jan 2021, 03:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Autohosts operating non-downloadable engines
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Autohosts operating non-downloadable engines

Then simply say that it is popular. Don't say "leave your cave" as it implies that everything else is caveman technology. I don't read "caveman technology" when I read this. "Leave your cave" indicates "come join society". Or, "stop isolating yourself an...
by MasterBel
31 Dec 2020, 02:40
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pro and anti Discord
Replies: 33
Views: 1404

Re: Pro and anti Discord

Interesting idea Picasso, though I think that given the nature of discord communication there's a lot that it wouldn't benefit so much to be saved here on the forums. It'd be less reliable but I think I'd prefer to see contributors on discord opting to transfer important discussions to the forums, a...
by MasterBel
29 Dec 2020, 05:43
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pro and anti Discord
Replies: 33
Views: 1404

Re: Pro and anti Discord

So that is why you get the impression that he is hard to reach but actually he has already said all he wants to say. He does not want to talk about it. Why should that be different on discord? That should also give you "realistic expectations" what to expect in the future. You're missing ...
by MasterBel
29 Dec 2020, 05:39
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch

ok, I will be more blunt because you do not get it: none of the cost points mentioned in that article apply to players being allowed to play old spring versions. That's entirely different, but anyway oh yes it does apply. Things like having to cope with in-engine exploits, or cope with support requ...
by MasterBel
29 Dec 2020, 01:54
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pro and anti Discord
Replies: 33
Views: 1404

Re: Pro and anti Discord

Even a small forum (such as this one) usually has multiple active active threads and they can last several days or weeks. That is impossible to replace with a real time chat. I'd expand this by saying that in no way should we be trying to replace the forums with discord. There's a lot that Forums a...
by MasterBel
29 Dec 2020, 01:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Autohosts operating non-downloadable engines
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Autohosts operating non-downloadable engines

Overall I think it's been beneficial for BA to be on its own server. Sure there were growing pains with players not knowing where we are, but that can and should change. Ideally if we had a sizeable lobby development team, we could design a better client that takes advantage of the new situation. Th...
by MasterBel
29 Dec 2020, 01:00
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch

I usually do not read long ass texts … without further explaination. FYI, the "Further explanation" is the long texts. That aside, you can usually get a decent idea from the introduction. Anyway, it generally makes it clear that you're not looking to learn when you refuse to ingest inform...
by MasterBel
27 Dec 2020, 23:13
Forum: Help & Bugs
Topic: Tech Annihilation Crashing everyday I beg for somebody to help :<
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Tech Annihilation Crashing everyday I beg for somebody to help :<

Oh that's fun. Have you tried wiping Spring's cache? Dunno if that'll do anything :-)
The OS gives no error log either?
by MasterBel
27 Dec 2020, 12:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New game Colony Siege - Spring Similarities
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: New game Colony Siege - Spring Similarities

Oh interesting. Looks like they have a few new/evolved game ideas.
Not built on the Spring engine – unfortunately – it requires DX11.

If anyone checks it out, let us know what it's like!
by MasterBel
27 Dec 2020, 00:17
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: compat mode 104
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: compat mode 104

I have a fork of 104 XXXX that seems to run ok on Mac, (it can run BAR even!) only definite issue is that infotextures (LOS view, elevation map, etc) are borked (On Mac). Ivand tested it for me on Windows once and the infotextures worked there so it would probably work on other legacy machines. I ha...
by MasterBel
21 Dec 2020, 04:27
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch

So far nobody got give reasons why old versions need to be banned … Just some vague "We need to move forward." The reasons for the restrictions have been detailed in full by the people who made the decision. The intended effect was not to remove BA (or other games) from the server but to ...
by MasterBel
16 Dec 2020, 10:00
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: Splitting Ares's lies from: The end of the maintenance branch

The story about "toxic players" that the BA10 told is bullshit. If the problem was only with a few toxic trolls, as they say, why did they leave BA broken like that? They made it unplayable for everyone because of a few trolls? 1. BA 10 wasn’t received well by a certain few because of a s...
by MasterBel
08 Dec 2020, 23:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Autohosts operating non-downloadable engines
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Autohosts operating non-downloadable engines

They're not test versions. Not exactly. Some of them are quite stable. That makes no sense. Do you mean "stable" as in "does not crash much"? I mean stable release as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_release_life_cycle#Stable_release Stable as in "We could have rel...
by MasterBel
07 Dec 2020, 23:35
Forum: Lobby Clients & Server
Topic: please allow all spring versions without restrictions
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: please allow all spring versions without restrictions

I first responded to your criticisms, then addressed the restrictions. It was on topic.
by MasterBel
07 Dec 2020, 23:30
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: Splitting Ares's lies from: The end of the maintenance branch

There's one thing you never responded to – my ask for you to offer what services you think you can provide to contribute. We'll use anything we can get.
by MasterBel
07 Dec 2020, 23:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Autohosts operating non-downloadable engines
Replies: 85
Views: 11435

Re: Autohosts operating non-downloadable engines

They're not test versions. Not exactly. Some of them are quite stable. Over time Maintenance branch has built up quite a large array of features not supported on 104.0. A few of us think we should have released more stable versions, but in lieu of that happening, all we can do is notify host owners ...
by MasterBel
07 Dec 2020, 04:58
Forum: Lobby Clients & Server
Topic: please allow all spring versions without restrictions
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: please allow all spring versions without restrictions

Just want to check that you're aware that 104.0 is already an outdated version, over the last few years games running on 104.0 + have moved to following more bleeding-edge versions released from the "maintenance" branch. The currently played version is 104.0.1-1553-XXXXX for BAR, Other gam...
by MasterBel
07 Dec 2020, 04:36
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: Splitting Ares's lies from: The end of the maintenance branch

I'll say this once more. saturnV, Ares, as long as you continue this crusade, you're part of the problem. If you want to be part of the solution, just ask. There are plenty of people trying to solve things who will help you get started. I'm first in line, and I'm currently working on a handful of th...
by MasterBel
06 Dec 2020, 00:25
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: More "BA" questions, split from The end of the maintenance branch
Replies: 68
Views: 2129

Re: Splitting Ares's lies from: The end of the maintenance branch

@Ares:
Stop complaining. Do what you can to make things better. Once people see you as an ally, they'll start listening to you. As long as you make yourself the enemy, they want.

Stop complaining. Do what you can to make things better.

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