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by CobraA1
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #216 - Paving a path for the GUI update
Replies: 57
Views: 14705

Re: Friday Facts #216 - Paving a path for the GUI update

I kinda wanted to write this for 212, but never really got around to it. That said, this blog post is similar, so I'd like to say it. I'd like to encourage the developers not to turn the UI into something akin to "everything is a button." This is one of the things that made early versions of Blender...
by CobraA1
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday facts #158 - The end of the 32 bit era
Replies: 132
Views: 33524

Re: Friday facts #158 - The end of the 32 bit era

Oh well, I guess thanks to the help of some forum members, I am gonna have a talk with the kind person who once set up my PC. Side note? If I install WinXP64 over WinXP32, will I keep all my files? If you're going to take the plunge, then I suggest Windows 7 or Windows 10 (or Linux). Might as well ...
by CobraA1
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday facts #158 - The end of the 32 bit era
Replies: 132
Views: 33524

Re: Friday facts #158 - The end of the 32 bit era

I'm pretty sure most of the remaining 32 bit holdouts are likely because of Windows XP (which had a 64 bit version, but it was poorly supported so most people stuck to 32 bit), or because they started with Windows XP / 32 bit and kept on the 32 bit path while upgrading to more recent OSes. Switching...
by CobraA1
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #150 - New Terrain Experiments
Replies: 57
Views: 21474

Re: Friday Facts #150 - New Terrain Experiments

To eat CPU or not to eat CPU Because of the way it was written initially, the loop would eat up 100% of one CPU core. While it was quickly fixed for the headless server, our office was divided into two camps that would argue whether the main game should use as much CPU as possible to squeeze the be...
by CobraA1
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Black border around video when recording?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Black border around video when recording?

Fraps shouldn't add black borders - have you tried playing the files Fraps creates directly, in full screen? Before any editing or rendering?
by CobraA1
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?
Replies: 140
Views: 14350

Re: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?

Yup, I'v set up a system where I'm not at the mercy to do whatever the creator and distributors of a product want me to do. I get to decide what I want to do. Because it's all about you, right? The entire world revolves around you personally. Unfortunately, all I see coming from an attitude like th...
by CobraA1
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?
Replies: 140
Views: 14350

Re: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?

Maybe mislead is the wrong word, maybe you actually want to see the game for yourself before you buy it, like trying on a coat. I can show you pictures of a coat, show you forum discussion about a coat, coat-in-action trailers etc, but actually trying it on is still nice. . . . except that the meta...
by CobraA1
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?
Replies: 140
Views: 14350

Re: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?

therapist wrote: What did you mean when you said "What does https have to do with anything?" doesn't it have to do with everything, session jacking AND the encrypting email?
https is between you and Google. That's only one link in the chain.
by CobraA1
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?
Replies: 140
Views: 14350

Re: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?

Because you can be mislead by a demo. You might want to see what a game is actually like in totality before you buy it. Maybe you want to know details about a game that are not represented in a demo before you buy. Well, I generally don't just look at the demo by itself; I'll often look at screensh...
by CobraA1
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?
Replies: 140
Views: 14350

Re: Pirating as a 'demo'. Your opinions?

Uhhh - if the game has a demo, why pirate? I find it highly unusual - probably just to thumb nose at authorities is all I figure. Technically speaking, it is violating copyright either way. Whether or not the authors of Factorio care may be a different matter. I do acknowledge Blizzard and EA chose ...
by CobraA1
Mon May 19, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is factorio made in?
Replies: 12
Views: 9886

Re: What is factorio made in?

what does you make think that it is unity? I mean there came out a lot for unity game engine recently, but many really good games don't use unitiy at all. Probably just the fact that it supports multiple platforms. Indie developers with custom engines usually only target Windows because of the extr...
by CobraA1
Thu May 15, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Factorio is... Too cheap?!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4445

Re: Factorio is... Too cheap?!!!

Buy all of your friends, family, and neighbors the "Mining Drill Operator" tier ;) .
by CobraA1
Thu May 15, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: New forum skin
Replies: 80
Views: 40425

Re: New forum skin

glex wrote:I feel like the most democratic CSS ever : )
Have you tried responsive design :D?

You can do some crazy stuff with @media in a modern browser.

May even make the forums work well with mobile devices like smart phones.
by CobraA1
Thu May 15, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Helping new forum users catch up...
Replies: 18
Views: 3657

Re: Helping new forum users catch up...

For community suggestions and bug fix requests, how about Get Satisfaction?
by CobraA1
Thu May 15, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Save game file size + autosave lags
Replies: 12
Views: 2740

Re: Save game file size + autosave lags

I'm not so much concerned about the file size (a few dozen MB in an era of GB and TB drives isn't gonna kill anybody's disk space) as much as the lag. Perhaps some sort of snapshot / copy-on-write system would allow saving the game's state while avoiding locking the entire system while the save is i...
by CobraA1
Tue May 13, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finished the campaign, about to embark on a generated game
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Finished the campaign, about to embark on a generated game

Well, I just finished the campaign, and I'm about to start a new game via the map generator. My primary goal with the campaign was usually to accomplish the goals set forth in the campaign, so I probably didn't really do everything optimally. My new goal with the generated map is to have something I...
by CobraA1
Tue May 13, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: windows 8?
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: windows 8?

Okay, so they don't list Windows 8 specifically - but yes, the demo is actually compatible with Windows 8. I've done it :).

99% of the time, when something is compatible with a lower OS, it's also compatible with a higher OS. Windows is usually pretty good with that.
by CobraA1
Mon May 12, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Factorio is going to be big some day.
Replies: 14
Views: 3279

Re: Factorio is going to be big some day.

Well, I don't think that kind of game will see THAT many trolls and haters as other titles, but that's just a guess... Every community has some black sheeps sooner or later, but there are kinds of games that pull them in like flies... I hope we won't see that here, but I am optimistic in that regar...
by CobraA1
Mon May 12, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: New forum skin
Replies: 80
Views: 40425

Re: New forum skin

Very professional looking, whoever made it knows what he/she is doing. Only problem is, the grey color chosen and the red elements (such as when you have unread posts in a topic) really clashes. I don't know why a neutral color would clash with red, but that's the way my eyes seem to be seeing it. W...
by CobraA1
Mon May 12, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: My (controls) suggestions after player 37 hours freeplay
Replies: 11
Views: 2717

Re: My (controls) suggestions after player 37 hours freeplay

ssilk wrote:You know, that you can use the middle-mouse-button to have an item fixed in the quick bar? It's a little bit cumbersome to use, but it works.
Humm, only problem is, sometimes I play on my gaming laptop - and its touchpad has no middle mouse button :(.

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