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by zico
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: DXX-Rebirth v0.58 released
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

DXX-Rebirth v0.58 released

Hey folks! Today DXX-Rebirth v0.58 stood in front of my door and asked where I’ve been for so long. So we had a drink or two and decided it’s time to bring the new release out today. And here it is. This release is mainly fixes and improves some things but also holds a few new features. Here are the...
by zico
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: adjustable FOV
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: adjustable FOV

I am also not a real friend to restrict user-set features/options via Multiplayer host-setup. So whatever option should be put in there should be suitable for ALL Multiplayer matches. If a possible FOV option would be considered too much of an advantage - hostly I don't think it should be in the gam...
by zico
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: app crashing when loading custom vertigo levels
Replies: 1
Views: 1731

Re: app crashing when loading custom vertigo levels

You can try enabling "-debug -verbose -safelog" arguments in your game INI file and try re-opening again. Then after the crash you might be able to find some error in your gamelog.txt file that might help you find the issue. If the game already crashes before the difficulty selecton there already mi...
by zico
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: adjustable FOV
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: adjustable FOV

Right now DXX already adjusts the FOV automatically for widescreen resolutions. Means that you "see more" on the left and right sizes of the screen. However when using 4/3 monitors you still get the same FOV - no matter the size of the screen - that's right. Of course that means that in Multiplayer ...
by zico
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: adjustable FOV
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: adjustable FOV

I still run a poll in the Rebirth forums on how to deal with FOV. I myself would like to see an automatic adjustment based on the aspect ratio. Then there's a suggestion for having a FOV slider or just leave it as it is. All three poll options currently have more or less the same amount of votes. So...
by zico
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST: more mouse sensitivity on MacOS X
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: FEATURE REQUEST: more mouse sensitivity on MacOS X

Yes, the sensitivity sliders are usually not the issue. The turn rate is capped and that seems to be an issue for some players. But as stated so often: I won't change the turn rate. Sorry.
by zico
Sun May 13, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: DXX-Rebirth v0.57.3 released
Replies: 4
Views: 2375

DXX-Rebirth v0.57.3 released

Hey folks, Today I'd like to introduce you to DXX-Rebirth v0.57.3. And as before it's mostly a Bugfix release. A lot of work went into making the Multiplayer a lot more enjoyable and I took a lot of time to squish all the bugs that have been reported so far. Here are some of the most important chang...
by zico
Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: DXX-Rebirth v0.57.2 released
Replies: 0
Views: 1535

DXX-Rebirth v0.57.2 released

Hello folks, DXX-Rebirth v0.57.2 has been released. Again it’s just a Bugfix version. It’s intention is to make the time for the next big release (v0.58, which is supposed to introduce a fully reworked Multiplayer) a bit shorter. It’s fixes inhclude: * Fix for bosses which did not attack after loadi...
by zico
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: DXX-Rebirth v0.57.1 released
Replies: 0
Views: 1804

DXX-Rebirth v0.57.1 released

Hello folks! Precisely one month after the release of v0.57 I would like to offer you it's successor: v0.57.1. It is a pure Bugfix version. That means no new features just less errors, less glitches and less crashes. For a full list of all fixes please check out the Changelog which comes with each p...
by zico
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: DXX-Rebirth v0.57 released
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

DXX-Rebirth v0.57 released

Hello folks! Finally the wait is over: DXX-Rebirth v0.57 is now released. This time I can safely say it really was worth all the 9 months of development since it's probably the most feature-rich release we've pulled out so far. Here is a small overview of the most important changes and additions: * ...
by zico
Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: The DBB needs your help ....
Replies: 111
Views: 12301

Re: The DBB needs your help ....

Since the (# of Web sites intending to output tracker information) > (# of trackers), it makes sense to me to centralize the game information in the tracker itself instead of requiring Web sites to reinvent a secondary tracker to track something that the primary tracker could easily track itself. A...
by zico
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: The DBB needs your help ....
Replies: 111
Views: 12301

Re: The DBB needs your help ....

One example where you can make changes a tracker can handle is if you add a new game mode. The tracker can make a text string out of the bit or whatever you might use internally to specify the mode. The TDS only needs to read the text string. Of course not ALL changes can be covered by the tracker, ...
by zico
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: The DBB needs your help ....
Replies: 111
Views: 12301

Re: The DBB needs your help ....

That is now the first point I was asking for in my first post here. 1) IF the tracker handles the game info, formats it you gain flexbility: Other services do query the tracker and get some readable contents - independent on how the actual game works. If your game changes the way how game info is ha...
by zico
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: The DBB needs your help ....
Replies: 111
Views: 12301

Re: The DBB needs your help ....

Of course for timeouts the tracker would need to "connect" the IPs to the game info. A Host STILL frequently sends the regular "I am here" packets. But the game info it only sends if it's needed. The tracker should be able to associate the "I am here"-packets with the game info - by comparing the IP...
by zico
Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: The DBB needs your help ....
Replies: 111
Views: 12301

Re: The DBB needs your help ....

Okay I guess I either spoke explained it wrong or I oversee something: The current way how the tracker works - just exchanging IPs I think is fine as it is. My suggestion would only be to let hosts send their actual game info to the track "as well". Not to exchange this with other clients - only so ...
by zico
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: The DBB needs your help ....
Replies: 111
Views: 12301

Re: The DBB needs your help ....

Actually I like the 2.2 idea - just because the tracker can stay as simple as it is (really love how "kiss" karx' tracker works). But so the hosts need to send their game info so it can be parsed. My primary question would be "where" they send this info to? Directly to the DBB? I'd personally vote t...
by zico
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Destination Quartzon
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: Destination Quartzon

I DO have a copy of the game however I am not sure if it's legal to distribute as it says on the box not to copy and bleh. I think this is distributed as an OEM version of Descent 2 rather than Shareware. However you do not miss much: Destination Quartzon is pretty much a 100% copy of the first 8 le...
by zico
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: Installing D2 in 64bit Windows 7
Replies: 6
Views: 3943

Re: Installing D2 in 64bit Windows 7

Yeah, Foil's right. All D1 data you can get directly from the disc, without any installer. For the D2 content you just have to look at descent2.sow and use any archiving program that can still manage ARJ archives. I think the D2 movies are not compressed there but also just sitting on the disc... go...
by zico
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: DScent: Descent for the Nintendo DS
Replies: 10
Views: 3275

Re: DScent: Descent for the Nintendo DS

Yeah I know about that. I was rather referring using some modified AddOn DXX can already use to replace any music format with another one. All we need for this is PhysFS and this definately is a must-have for Rebirth (and it's pretty portable). So I can take the soundtrack, put it into a NDS comapti...
by zico
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: DScent: Descent for the Nintendo DS
Replies: 10
Views: 3275

Re: DScent: Descent for the Nintendo DS

Considering the actual development goes as slick as it goes right now, I'm planning to integrate the DS port into DXX at some point. I do not wanna promise too much right now, but so long my R4 (I think I am one of the few only using such a card to not rip a new hole in the NAND memory of the module...
by zico
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Other 6DoF Game Efforts
Topic: Defender (Now with exe download.)
Replies: 88
Views: 26285

Re: Descent Clone (Defender)

I agree with KoolBear. It's you project. You shoudl do whatever the heck you want with it. After all - and this is my opinion - why complain about the FONT? The friggin FONT? Yes it looks like Descent. So does the Pyro, so do the textures, so do the robots. But yeah ... hey, it's up to you if you WA...
by zico
Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Other 6DoF Game Efforts
Topic: Defender (Now with exe download.)
Replies: 88
Views: 26285

Re: Descent Clone (Defender)

I was trying to take a look but right now I have no Windows at hand.
Since it was made with Blender... Is it possible to play it straight out of Blender instead? If yes I'll raise my hand to make the Linux port (*cough* if I get some more time *cough*). :)
by zico
Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Coders Corner
Topic: DScent: Descent for the Nintendo DS
Replies: 10
Views: 3275

Hey,

I have a DS, a R4 card and by DXX I know the code pretty good. Please send me a PM with your eMail address and maybe the link to the source. I am sure we can - if I find a little time - figure something out.
by zico
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: Happy 5th Birthday DXX-Rebirth! v0.56 released!
Replies: 19
Views: 7246

Hey guys - thanks for the nice words. @tunnelcat: Movie Filter will smooth out the Movies in the same way it affects the textures ingame using Texture Filtering - they won't look *that* pixilated anymore then. However this effect can be a bit heavy on some machines (making movies choppy) and the qua...
by zico
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: Happy 5th Birthday DXX-Rebirth! v0.56 released!
Replies: 19
Views: 7246

Happy 5th Birthday DXX-Rebirth! v0.56 released!

Hello folks! Today, September 28th 2010 marks a big day for DXX-Rebirth. Not only is it the 5th birthday of the project, it’s also the day of the release of v0.56 which was in the works for 20 months! Last but not least you surely have noticed that the website has changed as well. I hope you like it...
by zico
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: Still alive
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Still alive

Hello folks, After a VERY long time of silence I figured it is time for me to say something. For everyone still interested in DXX-Rebirth (and not looking to the DXX-Rebirth forums) I want to say: We are still there, we are still working. Well, what could I say for my excuse? Nothing. I've just been...
by zico
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: custom resolution, and mouse sensitivity settings?
Replies: 28
Views: 3015

While trying to stay a bit more neutral to this here's my explaination why I do not allow mouselook in Multiplayer games: Fact: The game has a defined rule of a limited turn speed of the ships. This is a rule of the game which differs with many other FPS games. Keyboard and Joystick controls *always...
by zico
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: It's All about the Cake!
Replies: 28
Views: 1342

The cake is a lie.
by zico
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Linux Distros - Your preference?
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

by zico
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: The Enemy Within Descent 2 Mission Release Thread!!!
Replies: 185
Views: 50214

The soundtrack is definetive another surpreme part of the set.
And very consistent as well.

Thx by the way for telling me where Lvl1 music comes from. I should have knows it's a Shoot'em'Up - love these games and their music. ;)
by zico
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: DTX and replacement of music/textures
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

I actually never worked with the code or this feature. If someone is willing to try it, I am willing to fix or improve. But I can only test - I cannot create those datas.
by zico
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: DTX and replacement of music/textures
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

Yeah I have to admit I am not aware of any tools - except Devil as Pumo mentioned.
But creating whole D1 PIGs from scratch might be another story.
by zico
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: DTX and replacement of music/textures
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

Well at least for custom Music I could say: Ship them as MP3/OGG so at least the new ports (XL, DXX) can play them directly. Not trying to be selfish, but we all face more and more problems getting HMP/MIDI running (observation based on user reports).
by zico
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: DTX and replacement of music/textures
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

Well, as said - if you replace ALL content of the PIG, no problem. :)
by zico
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: DTX and replacement of music/textures
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

I agree. For for the DOS versions there would need to exist a Patch-the-PIG solution. Guess just shipping the modified PIG would not be very legal as long as not EVERYTHING would be re-created.
by zico
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: DTX and replacement of music/textures
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

Hmm it's true D1X-Rebirth supports this code, still. However I have no idea how *good* this works.
by zico
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: DTX and replacement of music/textures
Replies: 23
Views: 3583

The Problem with such a patch I might add is that it:
a) Might only work with 1.0 or 1.4a or 1.5
b) Will probably be an EXE file
by zico
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: WTF???
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re:

Testiculese wrote:None Of The Above.

The first RPG I saw I think was for Atari. You were a square. There were castles, and dragons, there was a bridge you could move around...don't remember much else.
The name of the game was "Adventure". :)
by zico
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: New + easy Patch for DESCENT data files 1.0 -> 1.4
Replies: 0
Views: 2712

New + easy Patch for DESCENT data files 1.0 -> 1.4

Hello guys As you might know, you will require v1.4a of the Descent1 data files to run D1X-Rebirth. I initially created a patch to patch Descent.hog/pig correctly on Linux/*NIX. However as the DOS patch always required a full Descent 1 installation it always caused problems, as new players tried to ...
by zico
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: DXX Rebirth
Topic: DXX-Rebirth v0.55.1 Bugfix Version released!
Replies: 1
Views: 3002

DXX-Rebirth v0.55.1 Bugfix Version released!

DXX-Rebirth v0.55.1 has been released today. It fixes the most annoying bugs of v0.55, such as: * Fixed Version mismatch error in D2X-Rebirth when joining a Netgame * Fixed potential crash when openeing or joining UDP Netgame * Fixed FPS-dependent collision damage when encountering claw-type robots ...