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by EvilGuru
01 Apr 2012, 13:39
Forum: Other Talk
Topic: You guys crack me up. :lol2:
Replies: 13
Views: 2116

Re: You guys crack me up. :lol2:

Personally, I can not wait for goodbye kitty. :P
by EvilGuru
12 Mar 2012, 23:06
Forum: Ideas and suggestions
Topic: Commanders: Original Vision, Crippled Default, Future ?
Replies: 204
Views: 39161

Re: Commanders: Original Vision, Crippled Default, Future De

There exist three primary reasons why commanders in Warzone are crippled. The first is poor path finding. Automatic repair and automatic assign-from-factory are great if units can be reasonably be expected to get from A-B without hassle/fuss. But there is nothing worse in a warzone than a traffic ja...
by EvilGuru
18 Feb 2012, 19:42
Forum: Balance
Topic: Chance to hit (accuracy) - does not sense in 3.1 (?)
Replies: 186
Views: 42305

Re: Chance to hit (accuracy) - does not sense in 3.1 (?)

No. No. No more graphs! Please make it stop! I have to agree with Per on this one: the short/long range accuracy distinction is not really helpful. I also doubt whether any real battle has been won/lost on account of the short/optimum/long range option. That is not to say that accuracy could not do ...
by EvilGuru
05 Feb 2012, 12:40
Forum: Balance
Topic: Units preview. Why it should be back...
Replies: 132
Views: 26297

Re: Units preview. Why it should be back...

Ignoring the pretty pictures and suspect data for a second, I have one question. Given that the removal of the unit preview is bilateral how can one make the claim that it negatively impacts the balance of the game? While it is true that you no longer know if your opponent is sending borgs against y...
by EvilGuru
09 Oct 2010, 22:38
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Terrain Textures
Replies: 539
Views: 239545

Re: Terrain Textures

Okay... what about HDR color saturation ? :) I take it you mean the choice of tone mapping algorithm. This, again, is something that I see no need to make configurable. Sure, there might be a configuration parameter for it that you change in the config file, but it is unlikely that a GUI will be pr...
by EvilGuru
09 Oct 2010, 20:28
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Terrain Textures
Replies: 539
Views: 239545

Re: Terrain Textures

My monitor's settings are not enough. Warzone is barely playable during the day, i see close-to-nothing on the screen! Most other games have gamma (despite these problems ;)), why shouldn't we? Actually, if you have a modern monitor that is connected digitally to your graphics adapter you should ha...
by EvilGuru
09 Oct 2010, 19:15
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Terrain Textures
Replies: 539
Views: 239545

Re: Terrain Textures

after this small intro I suggest devs give players more "freedom" in customizing the game. I mean: 1) Almost all new games have brightness(gamma) and contrast options. Warzone should have it too. No, it should not. Warzone did, some years back, have a gamma correction slider, implemented on top of ...
by EvilGuru
02 Oct 2010, 18:37
Forum: Development
Topic: Diorama random map generator, Windows version
Replies: 42
Views: 15670

Re: Diorama random map generator, Windows version

Okay. The new version, in .exe form, is now ready. You can grab it from https://freddie.witherden.org/drop/diorama.exe . It is slightly larger than my previous attempt but has the advantage of being a single monolithic executable and is built against newer versions of Python/Qt/friends. Enjoy. If yo...
by EvilGuru
16 Sep 2010, 19:14
Forum: Development
Topic: Diorama random map generator, Windows version
Replies: 42
Views: 15670

Re: Diorama random map generator, Windows version

Right, question time. I have come up with an improved way to package/release Diorama. The result will be a single .exe as opposed to a .7z file. This should be much more user friendly. However, it will take me some time to produce. Hence, before I embark on this I want to gauge the interest from the...
by EvilGuru
08 Aug 2010, 01:01
Forum: Other Talk
Topic: Hovertanks
Replies: 82
Views: 10592

Re: Hovertanks

So if light is affected by gravity, do photons generate their own gravity? It seems they must for conservation of momentum to hold. Its been established photons have momentum, if a photon is moved by gravity towards a gravity well, then its momentum has changed, and the gravity well must have a cor...
by EvilGuru
07 Aug 2010, 13:00
Forum: Other Talk
Topic: Hovertanks
Replies: 82
Views: 10592

Re: Hovertanks

Going less abstract here: momentum = mass* velocity. Einstein showed up energy= mass *c^2, and that mass can be converted to energy, and vice versa. Wrong. p = m*v is only valid when v << c; special relativity states p = gamma*m*v with gamma = 1/sqrt(1 - v^2/c^2). In the case of v << c we have gamm...
by EvilGuru
05 Aug 2010, 17:00
Forum: Coding
Topic: iPad Development Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 12115

Re: iPad Development Thread

I'd been waiting for someone to point out the obvious ToS violation associated with script interpretation. Indeed, not only do we interpret AI scripts (which a case could be made for) these scripts are user-accessible, in that someone can change the scripts we load/use on the fly. While I suspect mo...
by EvilGuru
02 Aug 2010, 18:53
Forum: Other Talk
Topic: MP Cheating
Replies: 13
Views: 1739

Re: MP Cheating

Obfuscation of important data chunks will not help prevent cheating. Yes, it will prevent people from debugging the program, finding where in memory the current players power is stored, and patching it, but it will do nothing to stop people from downloading the source and rolling their own executabl...
by EvilGuru
02 Aug 2010, 18:29
Forum: Technical Help / Troubleshooting
Topic: Warzone won't launch
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Warzone won't launch

My crystal ball informs me that you may have upgraded from a previous version of Mac OS X. Can you confirm this?

Polemically yours, Freddie.
by EvilGuru
19 Jul 2010, 12:40
Forum: Ideas and suggestions
Topic: Host ability to limit artillery
Replies: 52
Views: 6666

Re: Host ability to limit artillery

Lets talk hypothetically here for a second and say that we do add functionality to limit artillery. I guarantee than within a couple of weeks you'll be asking for something else to limit. Why? The game is balanced on the assumption that all technology trees are available. Start artificially removing...