#exult@irc.freenode.net logs for 9 Oct 2010 (GMT)

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[00:41:50] <Sevalecpp> wjp: destroy, destroy, destroy!
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[05:54:25] <Colourless> willem the speed in the gameplay options set too low?
[05:54:34] <Colourless> default is something like 2 FPS
[05:54:50] <Colourless> 10 FPS is what i like
[06:08:01] <Sevalecpp> I like 100.
[06:08:25] <Sevalecpp> and by "S" in "FPS", I mean "nanosecond"
[07:17:38] <wjp> I've tried fiddling with the FPS setting, but it mainly seems to make the frames change faster rather than actually increasing movement speed much
[07:18:17] <wjp> in the original the steps you take with a full arrow are a _lot_ larger
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[15:19:44] <wjp> ...unfortunately I seem to have trouble tracking down how avatar/party movement is handled
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[20:12:33] <Diverdude> hi
[20:13:30] <Diverdude> I have a problem with exult. for some reason the full screen is actually not full screen, because there are very thick black borders
[20:14:07] <Diverdude> so the actual game image is just a small image in the center, and the rest is just black.
[20:14:20] <wjp> hi
[20:14:21] <Diverdude> How do i make it true full screen?
[20:14:53] <wjp> this usually means your video drivers and/or OS don't support full screen at the resolution exult wants
[20:15:03] <wjp> which version are you using?
[20:15:08] <wjp> (of Exult, I mean)
[20:15:08] <Diverdude> is there a way to fix it?
[20:15:21] <wjp> and are you already using a scaler?
[20:15:31] <Diverdude> i set scaing to 2
[20:15:38] <Diverdude> and use biliniear
[20:15:57] <wjp> are you using a 1.4 snapshot of Exult?
[20:15:59] <Diverdude> and resolution 320x200
[20:16:08] <Diverdude> what is that?
[20:16:20] <wjp> or version 1.2?
[20:16:31] <Diverdude> how can i see that?
[20:17:05] <wjp> hm, good question. Annoying I don't have Exult here
[20:17:24] <wjp> did you download Exult recently?
[20:18:02] <Diverdude> yeah
[20:18:10] <Diverdude> like 1-2 months ago
[20:18:34] <wjp> Colourless recently added a lot more flexibility to the scaler configuration
[20:18:48] <Diverdude> aha
[20:18:49] <wjp> like 1-2 months ago :-)
[20:18:53] <Diverdude> hehe
[20:19:07] <Diverdude> so i should try and download newest version?
[20:19:12] <wjp> yes
[20:19:29] <Diverdude> can i transfer my save games?
[20:19:30] <wjp> the video options screen should have more settings
[20:19:37] <Diverdude> cool
[20:19:41] <Diverdude> ill try it out
[20:19:48] <wjp> not that much changed since 1-2 months ago :-)
[20:19:54] <wjp> so saves will be fine
[20:20:46] <wjp> (note that on our download page there is an "Official - v1.2" section and further down "Exult 1.4.x Snapshots (Unstable)"
[20:20:50] <wjp> )
[20:21:02] <wjp> for the advanced scaler settings you'll need the 1.4.x ones
[20:21:25] <Diverdude> i can just uninstall exult directly without it having it affect the savegames right?
[20:21:40] <wjp> I'm not familiar with the Windows installer, sorry
[20:21:46] <Diverdude> right ok
[20:22:01] <wjp> my guess would be yes, but you may want to back up them just in case
[20:22:18] <Diverdude> im actually running linux on my private com also hehe...but this is formy stepmums windows computer
[20:22:40] <Diverdude> the savegames are in the actual utopia folder right?
[20:22:49] <Diverdude> not in exult folder
[20:26:17] <wjp> I'm actually not sure
[20:26:36] <wjp> they may be in local appdata too
[20:26:44] <wjp> you're looking for files named exult00bg.sav and such
[20:29:47] <Diverdude> are you a developer?
[20:38:27] <wjp> yes, but I haven't been very active for the last years
[20:39:28] <Diverdude> ahhh ok....its a nice work
[20:39:32] <Diverdude> really nice
[20:39:44] <wjp> thanks :-)
[20:39:52] <Diverdude> im a c/c++ programmer myself
[20:40:09] <Diverdude> i checked out the sourcecode...it loks well done
[20:40:15] <Diverdude> looks
[20:41:00] <wjp> it could use some cleaning up in quite a few areas though :-)
[20:41:19] <Diverdude> what part of exult did u work on?
[20:42:34] <wjp> hm, little bits all over, but mainly the VM I guess
[20:42:45] <wjp> (i.e., the part that executes the game's scripts)
[20:42:56] <Diverdude> ahh nice
[20:43:24] <Diverdude> the original games were written in basic?
[20:43:27] <Diverdude> or c?
[20:44:54] <wjp> U7 was C++
[20:45:15] <Diverdude> ahhcool
[20:45:39] <Diverdude> and you guys did a total rewrite?
[20:45:45] <wjp> pretty much :-)
[20:45:46] <Diverdude> or was the surce code released?
[20:45:51] <Diverdude> sourcce
[20:45:52] <wjp> no such luck
[20:45:56] <Diverdude> wauw
[20:46:09] <Diverdude> thats some reverse engeneering job
[20:46:33] <Diverdude> Where did you start
[20:48:02] <wjp> a few separate tracks: the graphics and map formats, and the scripts, most importantly at the start. The beginnings were done by other people than us
[20:50:25] <wjp> Exult started out as a map viewer, and when others figured out the scripts, it slowly grew into a full engine
[20:58:08] <Diverdude> impressive
[20:58:40] <Diverdude> what are you working with?
[20:58:44] <Diverdude> i mean your job
[20:58:45] <Diverdude> :)
[21:07:33] <wjp> scientific GPU programming nowadays
[21:08:16] <wjp> I should be going; good night
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