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by Getharn
February 14th, 2009, 6:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Registration difficulties?
Replies: 7
Views: 2656

Re: Registration difficulties?

Now that's irony.

BW, you might consider adding rel="nofollow" to all links in posts or signatures - this stops many search engines from indexing pages so linked, and reduces the incentive for including such links.
by Getharn
February 14th, 2009, 6:11 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Interesting performance observation.
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: Interesting performance observation.

Oops... Backup time!
by Getharn
February 13th, 2009, 7:17 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Interesting performance observation.
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: Interesting performance observation.

Sounds like the usual ATI story, sadly - great hardware, shame about the drivers. It wouldn't surprise me if the 64-bit drivers don't get nearly so much maintainance and optimisation effort as their 32-bit counterparts. Maybe W7 will be the kick up the arse that some hardware vendors desperately see...
by Getharn
February 12th, 2009, 5:11 pm
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: Triangle Wizard...Realtime Vector Roguelikin'
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

Re: Triangle Wizard...Realtime Vector Roguelikin'

Devon wrote:I've also always been fascinated by the possibilities of ascii graphics done in a modern way.
You mean like this?

PS - D'you think he's got the source code for Quake?
by Getharn
February 12th, 2009, 5:01 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Eschalon: Book I Version 1.05 FULL
Replies: 37
Views: 16619

Re: Eschalon: Book I Version 1.05 FULL

I have lots of games installed, and they all save in . directories. Hm, that would irritate the hell out of me, I can't stand flat structures, I put everything into hierarchies. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I guess it's just more evidence that it's always better for these things ...
by Getharn
February 11th, 2009, 9:55 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Eschalon: Book I Version 1.05 FULL
Replies: 37
Views: 16619

Re: Eschalon: Book I Version 1.05 FULL

It's the way things are normally done on Unix like systems. Any files or folders that a user normally does not need to interact with directly are made "hidden" by adding a . in front. This also includes configuration files and the like. It will keep the overview clean when a user is browsing for hi...
by Getharn
February 11th, 2009, 9:37 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: A complaint about the graphics!
Replies: 16
Views: 5188

Re: A complaint about the graphics!

The tiles in Book I were 52x52 pixels. Default screen resolution was 800x600. In Book II the tiles are 64x64 pixels, the default resolution is 1024x768. So, in terms of relative screen size, that means tiles have shrunk by less than 4% - that's basically the same size as far as I'm concerned. As an...
by Getharn
February 11th, 2009, 9:24 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: New Item: February 10, 2009 - Peek #2 @ RPGVault is up!
Replies: 11
Views: 3977

Re: New Item: February 10, 2009 - Peek #2 @ RPGVault is up!

Hey a bit off topic question; Is it possible to download the soundtrack to book I in a format I can play in media player? Im not sure how to play the .ogg proprietary format. Media player as in the Microsoft Windows software? Or do you mean a portable MP3 player or similar? In the former case, you ...
by Getharn
February 10th, 2009, 7:10 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: A complaint about the graphics!
Replies: 16
Views: 5188

Re: A complaint about the graphics!

Firstly, I agree that graphics are a secondary concern to plot and general enjoyment. However, I also appreciate that people's tastes differ, and that's fine - I also think that graphics, music and sound effects are nonetheless important in creating a fantastic gaming experience. In answer to your s...
by Getharn
February 7th, 2009, 7:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What programming language is Eschalon written in?
Replies: 12
Views: 5019

Re: What programming language is Eschalon written in?

Sure, it's always going to be effectively impossible to beat C/C++ at raw speed, assuming your code's well-written. It's just the extra trickiness of porting to multiple platforms, and the fussiness of the code itself. Cross-platform libraries help a lot, but there are bound to be awkward occasions ...
by Getharn
February 6th, 2009, 6:38 pm
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: A List of RPGs
Replies: 12
Views: 4816

Re: A List of RPGs

I've thought about either doing something like this, or Boot Camp, but I haven't 'pulled the trigger' yet. For those who might not have heard of it, Boot Camp is a piece of software that makes it easier for you to install Microsoft Windows on your Mac, alongside the native OS X. This means that whe...
by Getharn
February 4th, 2009, 6:44 pm
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: A history of CRPGs book
Replies: 11
Views: 4280

Re: A history of CRPGs book

Did you see the "Frequently Bought With" book? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quests-Design-Theory-History-Narratives/dp/1568813473/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_a Yes, I had a brief look. It seemed to be a little too dense for my tastes, as it talks a lot about history and literature, but I think perhaps the preview...
by Getharn
February 3rd, 2009, 4:25 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Some balance feedback.
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: Some balance feedback.

I thought the magic system in Book I was reasonably balanced in the earlier levels, but to some extent it did get progressively harder to become as effective as, say, an equivalent level fighter. I think magic is always really tough to balance in RPGs - it often seems to go the way of AD&D and be mo...
by Getharn
February 3rd, 2009, 4:02 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I
Topic: Caption, anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2711

Re: Caption, anyone?

BasiliskWrangler wrote:The ultimate challenge game- "Firewalker": complete Book I with a campfire tied to your feet.
And as for your character...
by Getharn
February 1st, 2009, 8:20 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book I Support [Linux]
Topic: Ubuntu 8.10 with Intel graphics game doesn't start...
Replies: 16
Views: 17206

Re: Ubuntu 8.10 with Intel graphics game doesn't start...

Wow, that's fairly shocking - although more or less what I've come to expect from Intel over the years. In this day and age, major hardware vendors either need to develop their own full-featured closed-source drivers for Linux, or at least share all the information required to allow the open source ...