#exult@irc.freenode.net logs for 30 Oct 2012 (GMT)

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[10:34:18] <Dominus> hmm, when I look at the originals way of how a full party pathfinds on a ship, one gets the impression that the pathfinding is much better done than ours :)
[10:36:18] <Dominus> seems each party member starts pathfinding after the other.
[10:36:18] <Dominus> in Exult (without knowing or understanding the code) it seems all start at the same time and step on each other toes and then are blocked and will wait indefinitely at times :(
[10:46:11] <wjp> that describes ours quite well
[10:46:22] <Dominus> :)
[10:47:10] <Dominus> It seems it got better but still leaves some party memebers blocked indefinitely sometimes :(
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[12:53:57] <Eviltar_> exult amazes me that it can play a game that the source wasn't released for
[12:54:52] <RadoS> Reverse-engineering was easier with old technology.
[12:55:24] <Eviltar_> but maybe something coudl be done like if available path nodes <=2, for each party member, find path & go, next memeber
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[13:05:54] <wjp> RadoS: most of exult was done by staring at data files and scripts, not real RE
[13:06:29] <Eviltar_> it is quite the accomplishment however it came to be
[13:06:53] <Eviltar_> an interesting bit of software
[13:07:15] <Eviltar_> that plays one of the best games ever
[13:07:17] <Eviltar_> lol
[13:08:14] <Eviltar_> i've refered people to the book on ethical hedonism that had no idea what ultima was
[13:09:29] <Eviltar_> now-days I'd call it, why more people should be Libertarian.
[13:15:21] <shazza> i've been coming to this channel for like 10 years now
[13:15:25] <shazza> and have probably said less than 10 lines
[13:15:32] <shazza> in the past 5 years
[13:16:02] <Eviltar_> really?? share the love of ultima yo
[13:18:00] <Eviltar_> it is one of the three principles
[13:18:53] <shazza> it will forever have a place in my heart
[13:19:04] <RadoS> wjp, isn't this RE? ;)
[14:09:34] <Dominus> RadoS: you are right but most of the times people mean with RE that the software was decompiled or disassembled
[14:14:14] <Eviltar_> ida pro
[14:14:22] <Eviltar_> is a pita
[14:16:23] <Dominus> I have no opinion on that :)
[14:32:08] <wjp> try doing things _without_ IDA :-)
[14:40:17] <Eviltar_> tru that
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