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by Wesnothphile
April 16th, 2008, 10:50 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Why do people quit playing?
Replies: 180
Views: 22303

Re: Why do people quit playing?

Increased strategic freedom will help with campaigns and replay value, not just multiplayer matches. the campaigns have too much "snowballing", and individual scenarios are too much shaped by the idiocy of the AI. others have commented already that answering the question of "how do i beat level 23" ...
by Wesnothphile
April 16th, 2008, 1:32 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Why do people quit playing?
Replies: 180
Views: 22303

Re: Why do people quit playing?

I think Wesnoth is a great game, and the community and developers here should be proud of themselves. But, like any game, Wesnoth is not without flaws, and the comments I make here are in the spirit of constructive criticism to explore possibilities for improving gameplay. Warning, long post. Before...
by Wesnothphile
March 28th, 2008, 12:32 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: No mouse, no touchpad, just good old keyboard ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3076

Re: No mouse, no touchpad, just good old keyboard ...

I remember being able to play Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri entirely via keyboard, without using a mouse or touchpad. So such an implementation would certainly be possible for a turn based strategy game. I actually prefered playing Alpha Centauri that way. Not only was it quicker and easier to play thi...
by Wesnothphile
March 23rd, 2008, 11:12 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Wesnoth on signatures and how to spread it
Replies: 12
Views: 2083

Re: Wesnoth on signatures and how to spread it

I think having a Wesnoth banner for (email, forum, etc) signatures and banners for websites is a useful idea. Advertising -- especially Word-of-Mouth (I think the vogue term is "viral") advertising -- can be very effective, if only to raise awareness for those who wouldn't otherwise even hear of a g...
by Wesnothphile
March 23rd, 2008, 10:43 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: 1.5 request
Replies: 46
Views: 7389

Re: 1.5 request

First, trying to do a decenet ai in a game like this is obviusly too hard for a small team. Big teams with big budgets like blizzard can't make even a decent AI, ALL AI i know in strategy games of incomplete information, are VERY VERY WEAK. TEAMS AND TEAMS, have tried to make a decent NL Poker bot,...
by Wesnothphile
March 12th, 2008, 6:59 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start

Hi, Mist, your new exe worked wonderfully. It was able to run and not crash at the reading file/creating cache phase like the previous exes, so gdb said that there was no stack to backtrace. I joined multiplayer and observed a game as well as a quick turn in a single player campaign. It didn't crash...
by Wesnothphile
March 11th, 2008, 2:54 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start

Glad to hear my system is within the design specs. Unfortunately, I don't know much about GDB, but I'll try to learn more about it.
by Wesnothphile
March 11th, 2008, 2:21 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start

It's a 450mhz AMD K6-III 3D+ with 384 megs of RAM and a nVidia GeForce4 graphics card, so it's a fairly old system. So it does make the cut of being in the 686 generation, I think, despite its age. It has had no problems running the game and even playing many sessions on the multiplayer server in th...
by Wesnothphile
March 11th, 2008, 1:37 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start

did you uninstall 1.3.19 before installing 1.4? For the clean installs, yes -- that's standard practice whenever a clean install is done. But I don't think it would have made a difference, since the various versions install themselves to differently named folders anyway, and there are no registry h...
by Wesnothphile
March 9th, 2008, 9:21 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start

Is DDR (and whoever else is using win98se) compiling from source? or using the official windows binary?
by Wesnothphile
March 9th, 2008, 9:14 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start

The Libs seem to be the same aggregate size too. But the exes differ in size, so some change between versions may be at issue. Perhaps it's my system, if others are able to get it to work with win98se. Although I'm still able to use 1.3.19 and even join multiplayer (at least till the 1.3.19 server i...
by Wesnothphile
March 9th, 2008, 8:21 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start

Hi, Mist. Thanks for the suggestion, but replacing the .dlls made no difference. I think the .dlls from the two versions may be identical, since the aggregate file size of the 21 .dll files are the same in both versions.
by Wesnothphile
March 9th, 2008, 6:58 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start

-----(Part 2 of contents of stderr.txt)----------- 20080309 info config: defining macro MODIFY_TERRAIN (location data/core/macros/terrain-utils.cfg 6 data/core/_main.cfg 4 data/_main.cfg) 20080309 info config: defining macro MODIFY_TERRAIN_MASK (location data/core/macros/terrain-utils.cfg 6 data/cor...
by Wesnothphile
March 9th, 2008, 6:56 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start
Replies: 20
Views: 1832

Re: Wesnoth 1.4 Windows binary crashes during game start

The contents of stderr.txt exceed the 60k character limit for a post on this forum, so I'm breaking it into two posts. Contents of stderr.txt (part 1): ------------------------- Battle for Wesnoth v1.4 Started on Sun Mar 09 01:52:48 2008 20080309 info display: Initialized true type fonts 20080309 in...