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by Zarel
18 Oct 2011, 05:11
Forum: Development
Topic: Fog modes
Replies: 33
Views: 7104

Re: Fog modes

Even disregarding programming difficulty, there are plenty of reasons why options are bad:

Every option that doesn't matter makes it harder for users to find the options that do matter, and every option is a different thing users can disagree on when trying to create a game.
by Zarel
17 Oct 2011, 01:55
Forum: Development
Topic: Fog modes
Replies: 33
Views: 7104

Re: Fog modes

I'm pretty sure at least some maps in Sc2 campaign does not have hidden map...? Maybe they use it when appropriate. Which is fine by me. We can keep unexplored==hidden as a scripted option for campaign stuff. As long as I get to remove the GUI options, I'm happy. Hmm. Do you plan on using StarCraft...
by Zarel
16 Oct 2011, 19:59
Forum: Development
Topic: Fog modes
Replies: 33
Views: 7104

Re: Fog modes

For reference, StarCraft II has four stages of darkness: Visible, explored (dark), unexplored (darker), and hidden (black). Maps start out hidden in the campaign and unexplored in multiplayer. I've always liked how they did that, although the darkness difference between explored and unexplored is pr...
by Zarel
24 Sep 2011, 05:32
Forum: Ideas and suggestions
Topic: Addon enhancements thread
Replies: 21
Views: 3760

Re: Addon enhancements thread

Fairly sure that you have that backwards; all the *.inc.php are data stores or authentication stuff, the *.lib.php are libraries that handle stuff like persistent storage. You're close. I do use "*.inc.php" for data stores. But I also used them for the main Addons pages: "addons-*.inc.php". The ../...
by Zarel
23 Sep 2011, 08:09
Forum: Ideas and suggestions
Topic: Addon enhancements thread
Replies: 21
Views: 3760

Re: Addon enhancements thread

I believe lines like this: include_once('../../wz2100.net/lib/global.lib.php'); can be commented out safely. They're just things like authentication code; you can just do stuff like set $isreviewer to true manually. addons-*.inc.php should be there, though. No idea where they went. In the meantime, ...
by Zarel
13 Sep 2011, 01:05
Forum: Website feedback
Topic: Update forum software
Replies: 5
Views: 2014

Re: Update forum software

As a serious answer, the copyright year in phpBB isn't the same year as the phpBB version year at all.

We are using the latest version of phpBB, 3.0.9, dated July 2011.

Look at the bottom of phpbb.com and you'll see "© 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 phpBB Limited" as well.
by Zarel
05 Sep 2011, 15:07
Forum: Development
Topic: Easy Cheat Protection
Replies: 15
Views: 2497

Re: Easy Cheat Protection

So let's say we add such a ridiculous anti-cheat measure, and the next day someone releases a modified copy of the latest release with cheats built-in for everyone to download. The end result? Wasted time, added bugs, more complicated codebase, and just as much cheating as before. Let's also say to...
by Zarel
05 Sep 2011, 14:51
Forum: Ideas and suggestions
Topic: Retaining experience upon death
Replies: 101
Views: 13258

Re: Retaining experience upon death

Personally, I'm against this idea as well, not just in this game, but in rts games in general. Isn't the fear of losing experienced units in battle supposed to encourage players to actually care about the well-being of their own units and try to make sure that they don't die? If experience was reta...
by Zarel
03 Sep 2011, 10:03
Forum: Ideas and suggestions
Topic: Visible Health Bars
Replies: 12
Views: 3246

Re: Visible Health Bars

cybersphinx wrote:Like F9?
Can we default that to Alt?

I think that's what most games do. Hold down Alt to see everyone's HP.
by Zarel
01 Sep 2011, 03:39
Forum: Website feedback
Topic: New Alpha-Releases with old problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3866

Re: New Alpha-Releases with old problems

Per wrote:It is not called a beta (or even an alpha)
Yes it is. ;)
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by Zarel
30 Aug 2011, 22:44
Forum: Development
Topic: Easy Cheat Protection
Replies: 15
Views: 2497

Re: Easy Cheat Protection

And how would this stop people who change the source code and compile their own clients with cheats built-in? It wouldn't. Fortunately, few cheaters know how to do that. Cheating will be harder when master is released, since cheating there will cause out of sync issues. From what I understand, mast...
by Zarel
26 Aug 2011, 07:46
Forum: 2.3.x
Topic: wz2100 on portableapps.com
Replies: 18
Views: 12111

Re: wz2100 on portableapps.com

is that true? is that a official release also from wz2100.net? I checked the binaries and it seems that they are not mingw build. Is it possible that they are "optimized" or have some wrong balancing? would be nice if someone of the dev team could check that. No, the PortableApps version is not an ...
by Zarel
24 Aug 2011, 02:02
Forum: Other Talk
Topic: Web Master
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: Web Master

I'm here. Working on the addons section is certainly possible. The source code is in our repository, as Fastdeath has linked to.

What, specifically in the addons section do you wish to improve?
by Zarel
24 Aug 2011, 01:55
Forum: Technical Help / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where Download for win7 64bit
Replies: 6
Views: 1175

Re: Where Download for win7 64bit

We don't have a dedicated Win7 64-bit option. Just use the regular Windows download.
by Zarel
03 Aug 2011, 01:07
Forum: Other Talk
Topic: Userstyles for the forum
Replies: 18
Views: 2268

Re: Userstyles for the forum

NoQ wrote:background: #191520 !Important;
If you don't want this to replace the background image, this should be: background-color: #191520 !Important;

I mean, you're trying to change the background color, not replace the entire background, right?