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by lmelior
February 24th, 2013, 9:06 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Gallery of One's Failures
Replies: 69
Views: 22758

Re: Gallery of One's Failure

I'm not a very good artist, but in general I think the main issue is that you're still missing contrast. When zoomed in it looks better, but looking at your sprite at normal size I have to squint to see helmet details. The darkest colors on your color palettes should be much darker, for one, and the...
by lmelior
January 21st, 2011, 5:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Books discussion
Replies: 1065
Views: 159032

Re: What are you reading right now?

Iron Council by China Mieville -makes me want to stop writing alltogether. Really, I mean the guy can write a single sentence well, and when it comes to the whole novel there is nothing I can do to compete with him. (I mean that it is really good) I've heard a ton of good things about Perdido Stree...
by lmelior
January 21st, 2011, 4:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Books discussion
Replies: 1065
Views: 159032

Re: What are you reading right now?

Still reading The Stormcaller by Tom Lloyd. It's written in a third-person omniscient point of view, and it's really jarring when he switches viewpoints. Occasionally it's not even clear whose head we're in; a problem that's compounded by the size of the cast list. Some other people have complained ...
by lmelior
November 3rd, 2010, 4:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Books discussion
Replies: 1065
Views: 159032

Re: What are you reading right now?

We're starting to derail the thread and it should probably be split...but yeah, Joram got it. For me, my interests are too scattered that I never devote myself to one thing for too long. Just look at my Wesnoth presence: I've been coming back here pretty much just for the reading thread since I foun...
by lmelior
November 2nd, 2010, 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [USA] Tuesday is Election Day - Go Vote!
Replies: 18
Views: 3097

Re: [USA] Tuesday is Election Day - Go Vote!

It's amazing how much voter turnout is affected by dumb things like whether or not it's raining. I'm not voting because I'm halfway across the state from where I'm registered, and it's too late to do an absentee ballot. :oops: How about voting in your current state? Some states (like, say, Minnesot...
by lmelior
November 2nd, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Books discussion
Replies: 1065
Views: 159032

Re: What are you reading right now?

I finally finished The Stormcaller (Twilight Reign Trilogy 1) - and I'd rate it as fair to good. It's reasonably well-written, but I have to say that it suffers by having an awful lot of characters and factions, many if not most of which are not really properly explained or introduced, so it remain...
by lmelior
September 20th, 2010, 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Books discussion
Replies: 1065
Views: 159032

Re: What are you reading right now?

Timeline is my favorite Michael Crichton novel, although the horrendous movie with quite possibly the worst actor ever as the lead kind of ruins my memory of it. The Runelords series by David Farland, beginning with the Sum of All Men http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sum-All-Men-Runelords/dp/1841495603 - goo...
by lmelior
September 13th, 2010, 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Books discussion
Replies: 1065
Views: 159032

Re: What are you reading right now?

Just finished The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold. The author is better known for her science fiction Vorkosigan series, but I saw this at a library book sale and remembered that its sequel won the Hugo a few years ago. Now I managed to be one of the first to snag Brandon Sanderson's latest...
by lmelior
September 13th, 2010, 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Need advice: Code reuse of Wesnoth's hex display engine.
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

Re: Need advice: Code reuse of Wesnoth's hex display engine.

Wesnoth code is scary. I'm not one of the developers, but my opinion is that it'd be faster to roll your own. That might depend on your skill level though. If you try to use the code as-is, you'll end up pulling in a whole lot of dependencies (and thus functionality) that you probably don't need or ...
by lmelior
September 10th, 2010, 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Hero of Allacrost - RPG project with well-developed engine
Replies: 33
Views: 8177

Re: Hero of Allacrost - RPG project with well-developed engi

Well, I have confirmed via metadata in the file, that Ryan Reilly is indeed the composer. I suppose I'll just include a textfile crediting him, the Allacrost project, and acknowledging that the song is under the GPL. If it is pointed out that I'm missing anything or doing anything I shouldn't be, I...
by lmelior
September 10th, 2010, 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Hero of Allacrost - RPG project with well-developed engine
Replies: 33
Views: 8177

Re: Hero of Allacrost - RPG project with well-developed engi

Well nobody can really tell you for certain what you have to do unless someone sues and a judge decides. But we can guess by reading the GPL (just note of course that lawyers can guess better). The GPL states that you have to publish an appropriate copyright notice. The thing is, if the files distri...
by lmelior
September 9th, 2010, 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Hero of Allacrost - RPG project with well-developed engine
Replies: 33
Views: 8177

Re: Hero of Allacrost - RPG project with well-developed engi

Their wiki is excellent. Here you go:

http://allacrost.sourceforge.net/wiki/i ... ailable.3F
All of the source code, images, music, sounds, and other content are licensed under the GNU GPL.
by lmelior
August 31st, 2010, 7:56 pm
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: WTactics: Original-art-give-back
Replies: 127
Views: 42883

Re: WTactics: Original-art-give-back

Some amazing stuff in this thread. Though I have no interest in CCG I've been inspired to check out your website. :) Or at least I'm trying, but it's loading very slowly. If I've not got round to it already (which I might have, I don't remember offhand), the mermaid will go in as an initiate alt as ...
by lmelior
August 31st, 2010, 5:26 pm
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Galaxymage Redux... Redux?
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

Re: Galaxymage Redux... Redux?

Nicely done for starting from scratch! I'll be lurking around your google groups and code pages watching with interest. :)
by lmelior
August 27th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Wesnoth for WebOS/Palm Pre
Replies: 17
Views: 4068

Re: Wesnoth for WebOS/Palm Pre

Any updates on this? This game would really be a huge enrichment for webOS. I was thinking about porting it myself but since its allready in the work (or will be soon, apparently) this will not be necessary. If you need any help I would be glad to be of service though. Maggun, for the record, nothi...