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by drek
Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: Please read the design/effects document!
Replies: 70
Views: 24415

tzlaine, if it wouldn't take too long, could you add an option to output to file, rather than the screen? Under windows command line (and Unix, plain old DOS, every other operating system I've ever touched) you can redirect stdout to a file or pipe it to another program. Windows command line: tech-...
by drek
Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: animated stars - different methods, suggestions?
Replies: 32
Views: 5853

What about high and low caps on the scaling of star sprites / images / whatever, so that they never get too big to look semi-decent, and never less than 2 or so pixels across, at which point they blend in with the background parallax layers? I like the above. If it's not easy to do, then could save...
by drek
Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my absense...
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

Tyreth wrote: I think drek means his own internet connection :)
Eh?

You mean the rest of the internet carries on even when I'm not connected?

Unfathomable.
by drek
Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my absense...
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

internet is back up.

woot.
by drek
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my absense...
Replies: 29
Views: 5884

my absense...

...is nothing new. But since I'm in the middle of working on tech tree I thought I'd announce it this time around. I'm having some problems of the "getting my ass kicked by muggers" varietry, so I've decided to find someplace more expensive and therefore hopefully safer to live. It's winter break as...
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Wiki Update
Replies: 3
Views: 10397

Agreed.
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: Please read the design/effects document!
Replies: 70
Views: 24415

couple of new effects related wiki pages: Geoff's Hall of Examples: http://www.freeorion.org/wiki/index.php/XML_Description_Examples My Crappy Tutorial: http://www.freeorion.org/wiki/index.php/EffectsTutorial The old cliff notes page might also be useful: http://www.freeorion.org/wiki/index.php/V3_S...
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: DESIGN: Learning Category
Replies: 99
Views: 23689

*head explodes*

hrm, it's something to sleep on, await inspiration, etc.
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: DESIGN: Learning Category
Replies: 99
Views: 23689

How about "Psychology of the Creator" or "Identity of the First Cause" or tie it to "Artificial Minds" and call it "The Conscious Universe" or "Mind of the Void"? (and tie that into "Unified Consciousness" (eg. merging minds with the living mind of the universe / creator) I like your last two sugge...
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: DESIGN: Learning Category
Replies: 99
Views: 23689

some more thoughts: Fluff wise, it might make more sense for Galactic Exploration to connect to Translinguistic Thought (instead of Theory of Everything). Explorers meeting new cultures, etc. etc. Plus, I'm assuming Theory of Everything will have more stuff connecting to it on other trees (compared ...
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: DESIGN: Learning Category
Replies: 99
Views: 23689

Excellent; or at least I like it better than my own effort. The ideas are solid, thought I might tinker with some of the names: * Self-Modifying Algorithms could be Proto-Sentient Algorithms or something. I dunno what to call it, but as you probably already know we've got self-modifying algorithms, ...
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:34 am
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: DESIGN: Learning Category
Replies: 99
Views: 23689

Does it *really* matter than much that Matter Creation happens Instantly? laff. good point. I was basically thinking about Star Trekkish replicators and transporters. Basically, it's a general knowledge tech meant to be useful to other trees....once you have it you can teleport and make stuff out o...
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: DESIGN: Learning Category
Replies: 99
Views: 23689

Funny you should mention that Geoff: http://home.earthlink.net/~drekmonger/Learntree1.gif Still working on the particulars...I was thinking I could map out all the theories, then we could hang applications into the tree (or add/replace theories where needed.) For example, the Collective Thought thin...
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: Please read the design/effects document!
Replies: 70
Views: 24415

Is there a way to make a building affect max meter values for all planets in the system local to the building? Or is this only possible by using the conditions: WithinDistance and WithinStarlaneJumps. Those are the conditions to use, ANDed with empireafflition (unless you want to effect planets fro...
by drek
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: Scripting & Balancing
Topic: Next steps
Replies: 43
Views: 13601

a: the effectsgroups in the above are not well formed. see geoff's example at the end of the Learning thread, or my own construction example. The effects group is the toughest part to write, the section that people would need the most help translating. b: unless a stunning writer of specultive ficti...