Friday Facts #28 The pack is back

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Friday Facts #28 The pack is back

Post by slpwnd » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:18 pm


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Re: Friday Facts #28 The pack is back

Post by Rwn » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:05 pm

A bit unrelated, but do you follow/save the number of copies sold each day on the home page of Factorio? I'm under the impression that the sales accelerated since about last December; that would make an interesting topic in a future Friday Fact :)

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Re: Friday Facts #28 The pack is back

Post by Nova » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:00 am

"floating point operations non-determinism across different platforms" << What? I though every processor and OS use the IEEE 754 format and computes the same result on any computer (with some exceptions, like IBM or supercomputer).
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Re: Friday Facts #28 The pack is back

Post by cube » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:25 am

Nova wrote:"floating point operations non-determinism across different platforms" << What? I though every processor and OS use the IEEE 754 format and computes the same result on any computer (with some exceptions, like IBM or supercomputer).
Well, almost. This depends mainly on compiler optimizations, what specialised hardware the compiler decides to use, when it moves values between registers and memory ... complex stuff, and probably hard to get right on different platforms. There is an interesting article about it: http://gafferongames.com/networking-for ... terminism/
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Re: Friday Facts #28 The pack is back

Post by Gammro » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:18 am

I just upgraded to furnace attendant. But the scenario pack that's on my profile page still says 0.7.5. Is there supposed to be another link available for the new version?
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Re: Friday Facts #28 The pack is back

Post by slpwnd » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:35 am

Gammro wrote:I just upgraded to furnace attendant. But the scenario pack that's on my profile page still says 0.7.5. Is there supposed to be another link available for the new version?
Thanks for the report. It is there now. Also I noticed that it is possible just "click through" the supply challenge, because I forgot some debugging code in the control.lua (for those interested to actually play it lines 404-409 in data/scenario-pack/scenarios/supply/control.lua should be uncommented).

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