#nuvie@irc.freenode.net logs for 29 Jan 2006 (GMT)

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[08:58:52] <Kaldosh> 02hey yuv, are you there?
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[13:00:49] <Yuv422> sorry I missed you kaldosh
[13:01:05] <Yuv422> I had my irc window hidden. :(
[13:01:22] <wjp> the dark-blue colour he was talking in was rather easy to miss, though ;-)
[13:01:31] <wjp> hi
[13:01:37] <Yuv422> hello
[13:02:11] <Yuv422> I'm trying to build a shared lib for pdcurses at the moment
[13:02:25] <Yuv422> so I can get dossbox debug going on my xp machine
[13:02:47] <Yuv422> people are asking if nuvie has been abandoned again (in the forum) :(
[13:16:25] <Yuv422> hehe I'm just reading a big thread on the u6o forum.
[13:16:40] <Yuv422> they are trying to workout temp actor inventories
[13:17:37] <Yuv422> http://kaldosh.kicks-ass.net:8080/default/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=248
[13:20:24] <Yuv422> galleon dragon likes extracting game info by playing only
[13:20:48] <Yuv422> he doesn't seem to keen on the idea of looking into the actual game assembly for some reason.
[13:29:45] <wjp> hm, quite a bit of info-gathering going on there
[13:33:25] <Yuv422> yeah
[13:33:40] <Yuv422> but it is all contained in the game.exe
[13:33:46] <Yuv422> well the items at least
[13:34:08] <Yuv422> and give me a bit more time and I'll have the code sorted out too
[13:34:43] <wjp> I hate those hardcoded stats
[13:34:57] <wjp> first thing I did with pentagram was move them into .ini files
[13:35:36] <Yuv422> I'm thinking of doing the same thing with nuvie
[13:35:53] <Yuv422> I do worry a bit that people will cheat more often though
[13:36:14] <Yuv422> with the dame data so readily available.
[13:36:18] <wjp> pentagram has the .ini files 'hidden' in the .exe by default
[13:38:29] <Yuv422> how does that work?
[13:38:30] <wjp> our I/O abstraction layer means reading data from file or memory makes very little difference, so we turn the .ini into a string constant in a header file and include that somewhere
[13:38:31] <Yuv422> neat
[13:39:08] <wjp> it's still possible to override internal data files with external ones, though
[13:39:20] <wjp> (although I believe a configuration option needs to be set explicitly for that)
[13:40:03] <Yuv422> I was thinking of turning off the cheat modes in nuvie for production releases
[13:40:14] <Yuv422> I think people wouldn't like that though
[13:41:04] <wjp> depends on how easy it is to re-enable it
[13:41:24] <Yuv422> compile switch
[13:41:30] <wjp> ah :-)
[13:41:55] <wjp> that probably won't be popular, no :-)
[13:42:08] <Yuv422> I feel that easy access to spam hurt my initial u6 experience
[13:42:19] <Yuv422> yeah
[13:42:20] <Yuv422> :)
[13:50:56] <Yuv422> time for bed
[13:50:58] <Yuv422> cya
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