#exult@irc.freenode.net logs for 13 Aug 2001 (GMT)

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[04:32:02] <Euan> hello
[04:40:29] <Euan> what are the maximum strength, dexterity, intelligence and food level and combat values the avatar can reach normally in the game?
[04:40:59] <Euan> BG, that is
[04:41:14] <Euan> i'm not sure if its different in SI, i havent played it yet
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[11:32:31] <Fingolfin> Kirben: you there??
[11:32:45] <Kirben> yes
[11:34:16] <Fingolfin> please try something for me if you have time: I am working on load game (red plasma stuff) it works all nice, but now I have a problem with loading a game: I load a game, but then (after it loaded) the file gump closes, and it restores what was behind it - whihc is a view of the previously active game!
[11:34:54] <Fingolfin> i.e. if I am in trinsic, and load a save game in britain, it will after it closed the gump, draw some part of trinsic where the gump was
[11:35:03] <Fingolfin> now I wonder: is this in CVS, too, or just my local mods?
[11:35:57] <Kirben> will check...
[11:40:07] <Kirben> no problem with cvs here
[11:43:18] <Fingolfin> ok, so I somehow broke this
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[11:49:12] <Fingolfin> hi
[11:49:18] <Colourless> hi
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[14:02:13] <drgn> greetings
[14:02:25] <Colourless> hi
[14:02:53] <drgn> just passed by the exult webpage and thought id drop in and say hey
[14:03:02] <Colourless> :)
[14:03:38] <drgn> had a bad case of nostalgia lately
[14:04:24] <Colourless> well, there's kind of not much going on here at the moment.
[14:04:38] <Colourless> there only me, and well you here :)
[14:04:42] <drgn> yeah so i noticed - ahwell
[14:04:46] <drgn> haha very true
[14:05:04] <drgn> i havent used exult yet - im trying to find my copy of u7 now
[14:05:25] <drgn> ultimas 4,6,and all the 7's were the best
[14:06:00] <Colourless> everything is subjective. somepeople don't like 6 at all
[14:06:31] <drgn> hehe, such as yourself im guessing?
[14:07:17] <Colourless> not at all. I quite like 6 :)
[14:07:33] <Colourless> (was the first i played)
[14:07:38] <drgn> ahhh :)
[14:07:42] <drgn> 4 was my first
[14:07:47] <drgn> on the sms
[14:08:11] <drgn> i downloaded the emulator and rom just to get the same flavour - seeing as my sms is long gone
[14:08:54] <drgn> so how long has exult been going?
[14:09:06] <Colourless> The PC version if U4 was released as freeware quite some time ago.
[14:09:14] <Colourless> Exult is unfinished :)
[14:09:30] <Colourless> hehe.
[14:09:41] <drgn> yeah i know - ive got that and a lil gfx patch someone made
[14:09:58] <drgn> hehe well when did it START ;P
[14:10:39] <Colourless> i'm not exactly sure how long it's been going.
[14:10:45] <Colourless> It's been a long time though
[14:11:46] <Colourless> first recoded date is 9/25/98
[14:11:47] <drgn> cool - god to see there are still fans out there
[14:12:03] <drgn> good even
[14:13:10] <Colourless> so Exult's been in some form of development for about 3 years
[14:14:26] <Colourless> I have only been working on Exult for 1 year
[14:14:51] <drgn> what do you do for exult ?
[14:15:53] <Colourless> we don't really have assigned tasks so I can't say exactly what I do.
[14:16:27] <drgn> hehe
[14:17:45] <drgn> its sad having to relive the great momments in gaming
[14:19:05] <Colourless> i partly agree, i wouldn't call it sad though.
[14:19:32] <drgn> hehe i only reakon its sad because the recent games dont come close gameplay wise as the past ones
[14:19:57] <drgn> with the exception of mm6 and mm7
[14:20:29] <Colourless> i knew what you meant.
[14:20:54] <drgn> and i suppose starcraft would drop into that catagory seeing its not so old and its still damn popular (2nd most popular game in the world)
[14:21:02] <drgn> knew?
[14:21:34] <Colourless> yeah, i knew you meant things were sad due to the apparent lack of gameplay
[14:22:02] <drgn> ahhh
[14:22:41] <drgn> i dunno i like nostalgia because i get to relive all the great momments - but then its not really the same as taking the first steps down from the boat
[14:26:23] <drgn> ahwell i shall leave you be - and shall also thank you and the others for doing what your doing
[14:26:35] <Colourless> thanks :)
[14:27:01] <drgn> take care of yerself :)
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[15:54:49] <Fingolfin> hmmm
[15:54:50] <Fingolfin> it seems in exult, every couple of seconds, the tqueue takes 500 ms or so to do its works - usually, it needs 2-3 ms on my system
[15:54:55] <Fingolfin> this is really annoying, as it makes the mouse jerk etc.
[15:55:05] <Colourless> yes?
[15:55:08] <Fingolfin> maybe it stems from pathfinding, though
[15:55:35] <Fingolfin> to make it happen, go to britain and watch a play from the actors there
[15:56:00] <Fingolfin> it also happens in other places, but there it is very annoying; a lot of NPCs do path_walking;
[15:56:27] <Fingolfin> my guess that it is caused by path walking is simple because of a simple timer I put into Time_queue::activate0
[15:56:59] <Fingolfin> and a break point that breaks when a single action takes more than 100 ms - which always so far was caused by a NPC in path_walk schedule
[15:57:37] <Fingolfin> I mean, a NPC doing Path_walking_actor_action ;)
[15:57:47] <Colourless> pathfinding has some problems
[15:57:56] <Fingolfin> hm...
[15:58:24] <Fingolfin> it is a bit hard to debug for me; it works smooth most of the time, and I only know an action took very long after it happend
[15:58:40] <Fingolfin> but I am not sure that it always happens for all Path_walking_actor_action invocations...
[15:58:45] * Fingolfin puts in some more timers