#pentagram@irc.freenode.net logs for 29 Nov 2003 (GMT)

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[06:55:02] <watt> Hey all.
[06:55:21] <Darke> Greetings.
[06:56:54] <watt> Thought I'd check up on the combat patch, whether it's been deemed useful/good enough to make it in or if anyone's gotten a chance to loke at it.
[06:57:55] <watt> s/loke/look/
[06:57:56] <Darke> Hrm... unfortunatly I don't think anyone's had a chance to look. wjp mentioned he'd take a look a while back, but all of us have been a bit too busy to do much about pentagram recently it seems.
[06:58:23] <watt> that's quite understandable.
[06:58:27] <Darke> It's just in the patch tracker on sf.net?
[06:58:46] <watt> yup.
[06:59:57] <watt> It's not entirely too useful, but it did have a cleanup of the Avatar movement code.
[07:02:19] <Darke> Sure. I'll just do a clean build, then patch it and see what happens. Considering I've not played the original game I might not be the best to make sure it works like the original should have, so I'll have to trust you on that one. *grin*
[07:05:14] <watt> It's not perfect yet.. but its a good start.. I haven't played in a while either.. and dosbox is sirt slow for me for some odd reason.
[07:07:49] <watt> on that topic.. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about vmware.. seeing as I got a copy of dos 6.22 still in the box, I was thinking it might not be a bad idea to install it over vmware. But I've heard both good and bad things about vmware.
[07:08:46] <Darke> It doesn't have particularly great soundcard emulation, from memory.
[07:12:08] <watt> I'd believe that.. A friend was showing off his linux box booting 2k to run kde under cygwin (and that's just plain evil) and the sound was choppy.. but could be hacked up to the idea that playing a sound put the proc over 90%
[07:14:19] <Darke> The only method I know that's apparently pretty relyable (aside from getting a dos machine and installing it on that, that works welll), is using the windows u8 wrapper, and turning off sound. From memory music apparently plays fine.
[07:17:36] <watt> That worked for a while.. but now explodes horribly.. I'm not sure why. Probably 2k.
[07:18:26] <watt> hmm vmware only allows a 30 day trial..
[07:18:50] <watt> wait a minute.. I have a 120mhz box in the closet doing nothing.
[07:18:54] <watt> doh.
[07:19:03] <Darke> Heh.
[07:19:39] <Darke> I found it's easier installing win98 or similar on the machine. Makes it easier to just drop it on the network to transfer patches/games/etc, then boot to dos to play.
[07:22:28] <watt> true.. but I I despise win9x (I had to battle it on my pop's computer and I lost to the trojans he had on it.) and I got a good burner
[07:25:45] <Darke> Ok, so the next question, is how do I trigger combat mode? Just hunt down something that looks like it wants to kill me?
[07:26:05] <watt> oh ... 'm'
[07:26:33] <watt> it doesn't do combat yet.. just moves around in the stance.
[07:28:05] <watt> I was thinking it might not be a bad Idea to make my next patch a new keymapper... something configurable.
[07:28:40] <Darke> Looks good. *grin*
[07:30:29] <Darke> Hrm... sounds like someone's burnt toast (fire alarm in my apartment complex is going off *grin*).
[07:31:06] <watt> that would be me.. rice-a-roni
[07:34:29] <Darke> Thankfully it's not quite at the 'burnt toast' level, you really do have a have a significant amount of smoke filling the apartment for it to go off, but it goes off quite regularly anyway. *grin*
[07:35:58] <watt> hm 16M of ram.. this shouldn't even attempt to run anything higher than dos.
[07:38:04] <watt> 1.5 gig hd.. and pci slots.. hmm I could be worse off.
[07:39:20] <Darke> Ok, patch seems good, README updated with keystroke. Now I just need to badger wjp/Colourless to work out where we put the credits... Wonder where they got dropped in exult's tree.
[07:50:56] <watt> hmm... It seems to have a working win98.. if I changed the shell to an (*)step I might be able to keep it.
[07:51:47] <watt> a touch less sick than dos.
[07:58:40] <Darke> Yup.
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[11:39:15] <Darke> watt: Any particular name you'd like put in the credits file? *grin* Forgot to ask you about that before.
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[19:18:38] <watt> Arg.. I forgot too..let's just use my name... I'm Matthew Jimenez.. pleased to meet you guys.
[19:21:28] <watt> and it only took 8 hrs for me to respond. Oh well, that's what the bot's for I guess.
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