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by Zpock
19 Sep 2008, 01:57
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Why Do Traditional Rts In The New Millennia Suck?
Replies: 92
Views: 7442

Re: Why Do Traditional Rts In The New Millennia Suck?

It could also be that the possible ways to make a good and fresh new RTS are simply drying up. It's always like this, the first few guys are breaking new exciting ground and no matter what their followers will be walking in their footsteps and shadows.
by Zpock
19 Sep 2008, 01:49
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the financial crisis - IS THE WORLD ENDING?
Replies: 121
Views: 12644

Re: Thoughts on the financial crisis - IS THE WORLD ENDING?

IMO round up and shoot every f**** wearing a black suit and hand over the few jobs they did that are actually necessary to skynet.
by Zpock
17 Sep 2008, 21:47
Forum: Lua Scripts
Topic: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)
Replies: 58
Views: 9660

Re: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)

It depends on whether you want the joint positions to be synced or not. For example if you want to keep track of where to spawn weapons. For now I decided to make it as a widget and keep it all unsynced, which has several advantages. Organic critters usually don't have any spinning turrets and stuff...
by Zpock
16 Sep 2008, 19:06
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spore thoughts.
Replies: 155
Views: 8505

Re: Spore thoughts.

Expansions are probably just gonna add more width and not depth, most likely another stage.
by Zpock
16 Sep 2008, 03:53
Forum: Lua Scripts
Topic: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)
Replies: 58
Views: 9660

Re: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)

Ok, that works fine. Now I just need to deal with the synced-> unsynced barrier and hope it doesn't rot performance while trying to transfer the animation data to the drawer. On performance, I'm thinking it might be a good idea to precompute all the animations and store them, perhaps even as display...
by Zpock
16 Sep 2008, 03:32
Forum: Lua Scripts
Topic: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)
Replies: 58
Views: 9660

Re: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)

Im working on setting it up for animating actual units. A rather nasty problem seems to be that file input doesn't seem to work in gadgets. Widget would only go so far in using COB, handling synced stuff related to animated joints, etc. [ 242] Lua LoadCode pcall error = 2, LuaRules/main.lua, error =...
by Zpock
14 Sep 2008, 23:48
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spore thoughts.
Replies: 155
Views: 8505

Re: Spore thoughts.

Will wright even admits it outright in some interview: As wonderful as the content creation and sharing options are, the one consistent complaint I├óÔé¼Ôäóve seen is that the gameplay seems to have been ├óÔé¼┼ôdumbed down├óÔé¼┬Ø for the sake of appealing to a more casual audience. Was it? ├óÔé¼┼ôI├ó...
by Zpock
14 Sep 2008, 22:35
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spore thoughts.
Replies: 155
Views: 8505

Re: Spore thoughts.

It's quite possible that was just a video mockup or at least heavily tailored gameplay just to make the video. The diablo3 video for example has tons of stuff they made specifically just for that thing according to some blizzard employee's forum post I read ages ago. But it still shows their initial...
by Zpock
14 Sep 2008, 22:07
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spore thoughts.
Replies: 155
Views: 8505

Re: Spore thoughts.

Are you sure? It's pretty obvious from watching early videos what happened. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8dvMDFOFnA It's simply common practice and makes perfect business sense to dumb down games so of course they do so. It just sucks from the artistic point of view. Also things like removing blo...
by Zpock
14 Sep 2008, 21:37
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spore thoughts.
Replies: 155
Views: 8505

Re: Spore thoughts.

It's just that its sad when games are massively dumbed down by money grubbing suits in hope of attracting more "casual gamers" and idiots.
by Zpock
12 Sep 2008, 09:01
Forum: Lua Scripts
Topic: Upvalues
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

Re: Upvalues

Stop worrying about obscure programming tricks and do actual stuff instead?
by Zpock
11 Sep 2008, 23:21
Forum: Art & Modelling
Topic: fido
Replies: 158
Views: 13305

Re: fido

When you have a model with a ton of little stuff like that you might wanna draw part of the texture as a generic stuff like metal, dirt, greebles and just put the little polygons there afterwards, kind of like you were working with 3do.
by Zpock
11 Sep 2008, 07:45
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Google Chrome
Replies: 63
Views: 3936

Re: Google Chrome

After a few days of use, It seems like I have actually made this my main browser. IE feels slow and chubby, and I havn't got myself to dling the furry yet. If I need to watch something video like yotube I use IE tough, can't be a$$ed to figure out how to do that in chrome, and I havn't set chrome as...
by Zpock
10 Sep 2008, 22:10
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Piracy article
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Piracy article

DRM is just a corporate bullshit excuse to put spyware and crap on people computers, why else would they "just happen" to put it on free demos and stuff, plus it doesn't do jack shit against piracy except make the pirated copy work better... I bet they figure that dumb people will buy more...
by Zpock
10 Sep 2008, 08:56
Forum: Argh's Projects
Topic: P.U.R.E. 0.55
Replies: 1273
Views: 85195

Re: P.U.R.E. 0.55

I think it would look way better if the engines were grayish metal and perhaps had some more engine style greebling on it to break up the model... it feels like too much flat green.
by Zpock
09 Sep 2008, 04:44
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Spore thoughts.
Replies: 155
Views: 8505

Re: Spore thoughts.

This sums up my thoughts:

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If only rattle would get to work we could have spore in spring soon (or at least dune2).
by Zpock
08 Sep 2008, 17:33
Forum: Lua Scripts
Topic: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)
Replies: 58
Views: 9660

Re: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)

Or at least parts of it like matrix and quaternion operations, keeping the flexibility of having it as a script. Those would also be useful in other scripts as well.
by Zpock
08 Sep 2008, 09:26
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Unready button
Replies: 37
Views: 2771

Re: Unready button

About pausing, This would be really bad I think. Someone who needs to pause should have to explain why clearly enough that the other players agree to it in my opinion. Someone just pausing withouth saying anything and then having to wait for an indefinite time would be so annoying even if its legiti...
by Zpock
08 Sep 2008, 09:14
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Site
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Site

It would be nice if the background was simply the same as before when viewing the forums. I'm not sure If I dare but also would suggest bringing back the old logo/banner too as one of possible to pop up just for old times sake.
by Zpock
08 Sep 2008, 08:29
Forum: Lua Scripts
Topic: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)
Replies: 58
Views: 9660

Re: LUA MD5 (skeletal animation etc)

I managed to get animations working: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwL67-loGWU http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s281/Zpock/impscream.jpg The only thing left now is interpolation, for inbetween animation frames, and also multiple animation sequences I guess. This isn't really necessary to get to a...

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