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by bjg
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: SiS Updater and Installer
Replies: 76
Views: 6126

Re: SiS Updater and Installer

zolobolo wrote:just itching to get the latest balance updates :)

Halved damage of Heavy Railguns plus any shields are effective against kinetics now - not sure if I want it. That will be a different game. :(
by bjg
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Report - Current Bugs and Issues
Replies: 1064
Views: 66634

Re: Report - Current Bugs and Issues

Hope you don't make installing additional packages mandatory (and automatic) - there is always a chance to break something important relying on older (or newer) libraries you (unintentionally) override.
by bjg
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Testing
Topic: SiS Updater and Installer
Replies: 76
Views: 6126

Re: SiS Updater and Installer

sven wrote:Would you be willing to fire up one of your old XP machines, update to the latest version, and let me know if the game still runs?

My XP machine is mostly out of service because of some hardware problem (I've mentioned recently in that topic). Sorry.
by bjg
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: SiS Updater and Installer
Replies: 76
Views: 6126

Re: SiS Updater and Installer

This is the kinda place where a language like Go really shines -- it's built to make writing custom servers easy; hacking together something that dynamically overrides part of the installer bitstream during an http download is actually pretty straight forward. The core trick, basically, is just to ...
by bjg
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: SiS Updater and Installer
Replies: 76
Views: 6126

Re: SiS Updater and Installer

The download links are linked to your individual accounts, in the sense that a game installed using Chasm's installer will have Chasm's user id attached to any bug reports you upload from that install. Expected something like that. Wondering how is that done. Do you dynamically generate installers ...
by bjg
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: SiS Updater and Installer
Replies: 76
Views: 6126

Re: SiS Updater and Installer

On an old thinkpad, there are likely to be any number of other quirks, of course. I'm guessing this is one of the machines that generated all those flagged gl errors back in day? Not sure what do you mean, but unlikely. I was talking about errors happening than a new (retrieved) update.exe "se...
by bjg
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: SiS Updater and Installer
Replies: 76
Views: 6126

Re: SiS Updater and Installer

Your original installer links should still work, and the installer itself is very backwards compatible. The core network protocol hasn't changed in years, in fact, I believe even the *alpha* version update.exe would still be capable of getting the most recent build of the game off the dev sever. Th...
by bjg
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: SiS Updater and Installer
Replies: 76
Views: 6126

Re: SiS Updater and Installer

Something broke in my (quite old) desktop (probably a fan), so I've plugged my ThinkStation (which was collecting dust in a corner). How do I install the SiS on a new computer without Steam? The original install is way out of date, and the download link seem to be gone (didn't think it was importan...
by bjg
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: SiS Updater and Installer
Replies: 76
Views: 6126

Re: SiS Updater and Installer

Something broke in my (quite old) desktop (probably a fan), so I've plugged my ThinkStation (which was collecting dust in a corner). How do I install the SiS on a new computer without Steam? The original install is way out of date, and the download link seem to be gone (didn't think it was important).
by bjg
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Testing
Topic: Huge map experience on "brutal"
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: Huge map experience on "brutal"

siyoa wrote:
supposedly weak laptop

five year old ultrabook with i7

glances over at his Core 2 Quad (not a laptop)
:lol:

You can read about my iteration with weaker hardware (including Core 2 Quad) here - it starts, but doesn't really play.
by bjg
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Report - Current Bugs and Issues
Replies: 1064
Views: 66634

Re: Report - Current Bugs and Issues

'Stars in Shadow has just hit a particularly nasty bug'- after attempting to launch after the most recent update with .dll changes. I got a 'crash.dmp' file; how should I go about getting this to you? The forum says it has an invalid extension for attaching to a post. crash.dmp probably has a size ...
by bjg
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself :)
Replies: 81
Views: 10907

Re: Introduce yourself :)

I used to code for living, but that was loooong time ago, I forgot everything I knew :lol: I thought it's like riding a bicycle (or swimming) - can't really loose the skill. ;) Coding isn't a physical skill like bicycle riding, it's probably better compared to speaking a foreign language; fluency f...
by bjg
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself :)
Replies: 81
Views: 10907

Re: Introduce yourself :)

siyoa wrote:I used to code for living, but that was loooong time ago, I forgot everything I knew :lol:

I thought it's like riding a bicycle (or swimming) - can't really loose the skill. ;)
by bjg
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Please Report Missing and/or Placeholder Text
Replies: 57
Views: 3081

Re: Please Report Missing and/or Placeholder Text

game_3502
It says that Ashdar Prime's fertility is low, so all population food production is reduced to 0. However, on the same screen it says that citizens produce 3+1=4 food.
It's also starting with 2 farms - probably expecting no food from inhabitants.
Wasn't sure where to post it.
by bjg
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Testing
Topic: Huge map experience on "brutal"
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: Huge map experience on "brutal"

Phidi, 300 stars, marathon: SiS_GC_Results_300_marathon.PNG Science is even more expensive than on epic. In addition buildings, ships and diplomacy actions (including buying slaves) are more expensive (unlike on epic). 300 stars seems like the right size for the marathon and didn't make the engine s...

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