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[17:37:32] <edbgon> hi all
[17:37:49] <edbgon> pentagram is awesome, just compiled cvs on my linux box
[17:37:52] <wjp> hi
[17:37:57] <edbgon> its fun seeing what the middle button does next ;)
[17:38:07] <wjp> hehe :-)
[17:38:29] <edbgon> it was fun flinging things around while that lasted hehe
[17:38:41] <wjp> I think it blows things up now, right?
[17:38:57] <edbgon> well i had an older download, not todays so it does pathfinding
[17:39:02] <wjp> oh, right
[17:39:18] <edbgon> my cvs program is messed up and i dont feel like fixing it :)
[17:39:30] <wjp> I haven't had the time to work on pentagram much the last few months, so nothing changed in at least a few weeks
[17:39:40] <edbgon> ah good then :) ive got the latest
[17:40:00] <edbgon> took longer to find my U8 cd
[17:40:28] <wjp> out of curiosity, how is U8 stored on your CD exactly?
[17:40:49] <edbgon> it was part of a soundblaster multimedia package
[17:41:01] <edbgon> on the cd is U8, wing commander 2, syndicate plus and strike commander
[17:41:02] <wjp> was it as arjs?
[17:41:11] <wjp> or unpacked?
[17:41:19] <wjp> hm, all on one CD?
[17:41:20] <edbgon> arjed im fairly sure
[17:41:27] <edbgon> it says unpacking when you install
[17:41:36] <wjp> ah, you installed in dos/windows?
[17:41:40] <edbgon> i had to
[17:41:51] <wjp> well, there are ways around it :-)
[17:42:09] <wjp> there's a linux version of unarj
[17:42:26] <edbgon> yeah, im sure :) I still have to run U8 so it will unpack the textures
[17:42:30] <wjp> was that version of U8 one that required uncompressing the shapes the first time you run U8?
[17:42:31] <edbgon> im not sure how thats done
[17:42:34] <wjp> right
[17:42:34] <edbgon> yeah
[17:42:38] <wjp> I wrote a program to do that
[17:42:41] <edbgon> oh cool
[17:42:51] <edbgon> well I dual boot anyway, so it wasnt much of a problem
[17:42:58] <wjp> it's only in the 'old' pentagram cvs repository, though
[17:43:06] <wjp> (in the tools, directory, called unpackshp.cc)
[17:43:07] <edbgon> i have the uncompressed data on a pen drive
[17:43:12] <wjp> heh, cool :-)
[17:43:13] <edbgon> hmm, ill look at that
[17:43:39] <wjp> ah, we even have a makefile there, so you should be able to build it fairly normally
[17:43:45] <edbgon> cool
[17:45:01] <edbgon> thats the only thing surviving from the SB16 package
[17:46:08] <edbgon> well, im going down to reboot into linux, i gotta try the unpacking program :)
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[17:59:10] <wjp> wb
[17:59:15] <edbgon> :)
[17:59:35] <edbgon> erg, I always do something to mess something up on boot
[17:59:40] <edbgon> lousy greeter program
[17:59:45] <edbgon> :)
[18:05:34] <edbgon> ok
[18:05:43] <edbgon> so whats the "old" server path?
[18:06:01] <wjp> same, but the module is named old
[18:06:04] <edbgon> ah ok
[18:07:36] <edbgon> and what was the cc file again?
[18:08:09] <wjp> unpackshp
[18:08:21] <wjp> but it should build that when you build everything normally
[18:08:27] <edbgon> ah ok
[18:08:45] <edbgon> hmm no rule to make all-tools
[18:08:48] <edbgon> ill have to investigate
[18:09:38] <edbgon> duh... its cvs :)
[18:09:41] <edbgon> bootstrap
[18:09:42] <edbgon> doh!
[18:12:15] <wjp> "./bootstrap; ./configure; make" should do the trick (I hope)
[18:12:30] <wjp> it's named "old" for a reason, though, so some things may be a bit out of date :-)
[18:12:41] <edbgon> yeah it compiled
[18:13:03] <edbgon> i overlooked the bootstrap, tried to "make" in the tools directory for some reason
[18:13:21] <edbgon> and woah, it worked :)
[18:18:02] <edbgon> http://www.shiftedphase.com/images/newest.jpg
[18:18:07] <edbgon> the lurker is hungry
[18:19:41] <wjp> hm, is that firebird's icon? (the fiery globe)
[18:20:30] <wjp> there's something strange about that docks scene :-)
[18:21:16] <edbgon> yeah
[18:21:33] <wjp> it seems to, uh, miss a few people :-)
[18:21:36] <edbgon> hehehe
[18:21:38] <wjp> I wonder what happened to them :-)
[18:22:02] <wjp> maybe I should work on those dragability checks a bit sometime :-)
[18:22:03] <edbgon> it just happened all of a sudden
[18:22:09] <edbgon> i blame pentagram
[18:22:10] <edbgon> ;)
[18:23:02] <edbgon> and while i was in the cfg i fixed the timidity setting and now the music is back :)
[18:23:44] <edbgon> now i dont remember the avatar exploding when you put lit bombs in his backpack
[18:23:47] <edbgon> :)
[18:24:04] <wjp> oh, I do remember that :-)
[18:24:08] <wjp> vividly ;-)
[18:24:14] <edbgon> hehe, maybe i just never tried
[18:24:18] <edbgon> jeez
[18:24:38] <edbgon> nice effect, alpha when you put the armor on
[18:25:23] <wjp> I think the original did that differently
[18:25:35] <wjp> so it's kind of accidental, but it does look kind of nice
[18:25:36] <edbgon> hmm now i have to find out for myself
[18:25:40] <edbgon> :)
[18:26:00] <edbgon> i set off 3 bombs in the backpack and ended up with 3 sets of torsos :)
[18:26:17] <edbgon> with infinitely spinning limbs
[18:26:20] <edbgon> funny scene :)
[18:26:51] * wjp hmms
[18:27:00] <wjp> that might be caused by us not supporting the 'dead' flag
[18:27:03] <wjp> at least, I hope that's it
[18:27:19] <edbgon> now avatars ghost roams around :)
[18:28:05] <edbgon> ah thats good fun
[18:28:05] <edbgon> brb
[18:39:37] <edbgon> you use firebird?
[18:39:42] <wjp> no
[18:40:14] <wjp> galeon or evolution (I can never remember which *bird is which)
[18:40:31] <edbgon> firebird is the browser
[18:40:37] <wjp> galeon, then
[18:40:45] <edbgon> :)
[18:40:50] <edbgon> thats a good one too
[18:42:49] <edbgon> well, good work, I like seeing an effort to keep u8 alive
[18:42:52] <edbgon> class time
[18:43:01] <wjp> bye
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