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by AF
29 Oct 2019, 21:47
Forum: Game Development
Topic: lua sockets and dynamic content
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: lua sockets and dynamic content

Lua AIs could always do this kind of thing, but most Lua AIs run in synced land, which stops this from happening. If a Lua AI ran unsynced however, it could run faster, store data on the filesystem, make network requests, and generally be far better. For example, I wrote an async building placement ...
by AF
13 Oct 2019, 22:55
Forum: Engine
Topic: Remove some native AIs from spring?
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: Remove some native AIs from spring?

AAI etc were built with a paradigm Kloot pushed where if something went wrong in the AI, it was better to hard crash, rather than feign a working AI and ruin the gameplay for the player. The player would then know something went wrong, report the bug, and it would get fixed. Hence, they're not built...
by AF
06 Jun 2018, 18:03
Forum: Engine
Topic: Mac have officially deprecated opengl
Replies: 19
Views: 3089

Re: Mac have officially deprecated opengl

Deprecation doesn't mean removal, and I doubt they will remove it for quite a while. I understand them wanting to focus on Metal for future things though. In the meantime, the only roadblock to MacOS support at the moment is GL 4.1, which affects much more than the Mac As an aside, we could always m...
by AF
03 Jun 2018, 22:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Microsoft buys github
Replies: 39
Views: 4813

Re: If Microsoft buys github

I'm not sure what it is that Microsoft will get from this that endangers our project, we're already open source. We can just git mirror should Microsoft decide to be truly stupid.

Eitherway it would be far better than when we were on sourceforge
by AF
29 May 2018, 14:53
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Minimaps on the test spring.exe screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: Minimaps on the test spring.exe screen

I was not aware that LuaMenu worked with the raw engine minus a startup script. I've yet to see any docs or examples of it
by AF
23 May 2018, 13:49
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Minimaps on the test spring.exe screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Minimaps on the test spring.exe screen

The map menu is mystery meat at the moment, it'd be nice to add a minimap
by AF
23 May 2018, 13:48
Forum: Engine
Topic: The differences between Develop and Maintenance
Replies: 13
Views: 2857

Re: The differences between Develop and Maintenance

Though I imagine if you can get your UI working in develop the new code would work in 103 too, futureproofing!
by AF
22 May 2018, 17:47
Forum: Map Creation
Topic: Faking steep cliffs
Replies: 19
Views: 4467

Re: Faking steep cliffs

I'm sure Sinbad was the first to do this, pre-2010, going as far as making the entire map out of features
by AF
21 May 2018, 10:53
Forum: AI
Topic: Shard 0.4/dev
Replies: 839
Views: 81220

Re: Shard 0.4/dev

Placement algorithm had some updates, now has a debug widget too, and checks for spacing using a basic heuristic. Now that it's working and can be seen visually, the timing mechanism needs implementing, but, it's not so bad as it is currently and since it's asynchronous the hardcoded iterations act ...
by AF
18 May 2018, 03:40
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Can we please have an engine that reads modoptions.lua?
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: Can we please have an engine that reads modoptions.lua?

Without that it would be too hard to detect when it's launched outside a lobby.
Since we have the code to the game engine, perhaps we should modify it so that this is explicitly possible to check for, rather than using a hack
by AF
04 May 2018, 17:28
Forum: Mac OS X
Topic: Remote SSH MBP
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Remote SSH MBP

I've an old work machine that's not being used and has been wiped to factory settings, sitting unused. If it will help, I can set it up for remote SSH if an engine dev wants to test things on a Mac? it's a 2016 MBP 13" with maxed out specs, sadly no internal GPU but it should be able to run spring. ...
by AF
04 May 2018, 17:24
Forum: Engine
Topic: GL 4 Progress and Help
Replies: 19
Views: 4085

Re: GL 4 Progress and Help

hmm that's handy. Even if we can't get MacOS builds working, we can at the very least sort out the OpenGL ones and get Wine working. Hopefully I can crosscompile a windows binary from a docker container/VM/VPS
by AF
04 May 2018, 00:05
Forum: Engine
Topic: GL 4 Progress and Help
Replies: 19
Views: 4085

Re: GL 4 Progress and Help

One of the problems there is that every lua widget would need rewriting. A good chunk of stuff would need updating with A GL4 engine but not nearly as much. I did see that the GLBindings project makes it easier to wrangle these things, but adding a dependency and switching everything over to the GLB...
by AF
03 May 2018, 20:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I miss a main chat channel without bots
Replies: 19
Views: 4422

Re: I miss a main chat channel without bots

The only time #main was ever worth bothering with was the day I let people spend their cookiebot cookies on weapons to attack eachother
by AF
03 May 2018, 20:36
Forum: Engine
Topic: GL 4 Progress and Help
Replies: 19
Views: 4085

Re: GL 4 Progress and Help

I've done some searching and it seems the closest I can find to an actual table of GL extensions/functions and their versions is the grid over at https://mesamatrix.net/ With that in mind, how useful would a spreadsheet with these down the side, and GL Version across the top be? It might take some w...
by AF
03 May 2018, 19:34
Forum: Engine
Topic: GL 4 Progress and Help
Replies: 19
Views: 4085

Re: GL 4 Progress and Help

Plenty of OpenGL stuff still runs on MacOS, I thought the goal was to move spring towards OpenGL 4.1 core? The situation may not be optimal but OpenGL as an API isn't going away anytime soon on MacOS. So with regards to GL 4.1 progress, what's the current status? Are there blockers, what's next on t...
by AF
02 May 2018, 21:57
Forum: Mac OS X
Topic: Move Mac OS X subforum under Development
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Move Mac OS X subforum under Development

This subforum is pretty dev centric, we should move it over
by AF
02 May 2018, 01:38
Forum: Engine
Topic: GL 4 Progress and Help
Replies: 19
Views: 4085

GL 4 Progress and Help

The current MacOS status makes me sad and I feel a bit lost in figuring out how I can help My current theory is that if I check out the develop branch and try to build then I can run it and see how far it gets before a pre OpenGL4 system gets in the way ( likely immediately ). Is this correct? Or do...
by AF
13 Apr 2018, 22:16
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Cool Stuff Nobody Did Yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 3702

Re: Cool Stuff Nobody Did Yet?

Hmm, aren't the ussr bombers using cluster munitions in s44? I see a lot of small explosions I'll continue: host non-spring games on the spring lobby. show terrain coverage of cannons (when in a valley they cannot shoot into the neaby valley even though it is within their range) AFLobby had Glest a...

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