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by Zarel
July 27th, 2010, 1:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: StarCraft II
Replies: 131
Views: 12061

Re: StarCraft II

I can get a game for a discount with 3 addons 9 races and 4 campaings, not to mention exact the same price and a hell lot more depth (sorry to say) How good or bad a game is has nothing to do with numbers like these. On average, I'd say that games with 3 races are more fun than games with 9 races, ...
by Zarel
July 25th, 2010, 1:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: .
Replies: 123
Views: 11007

Re: Hulavuta's Rants

lol, if you leave a thread for a long time, you end up talking about things no one else has talked about in a long time. Oh, well, I don't care: You all know it. When someone says something as little as, "no, the black stapler doesn't work. go get the white one." they say it's racist. When somebody ...
by Zarel
July 22nd, 2010, 7:40 pm
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Lore inconsistency with Mal naming convention
Replies: 22
Views: 4145

Re: Lore inconsistency with Mal naming convention

It's worth bearing in mind that, whilst we know Mal Keshar went on for ages and killed tonnes of foolish heroes, he basically hid in a cave for the rest of his life existence - his title/lich name would not have been widely known, if at all. He only emerged again in the (currently non-official-cano...
by Zarel
July 22nd, 2010, 3:09 am
Forum: Translations & Internationalization
Topic: Arcane damage french translation
Replies: 9
Views: 3639

Re: Arcane damage french translation

Sounds like we all agree that "arcane" works better than "mystique".
by Zarel
July 22nd, 2010, 12:40 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: In-Game Patcher
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: In-Game Patcher

You don't have to uninstall to upgrade. Wesnoth, like all modern programs, can be upgraded by running the installer for the new version without uninstalling the old version.
by Zarel
July 18th, 2010, 4:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bot giving WML advice.
Replies: 44
Views: 4218

Re: Bot giving WML advice.

Actually, it doesn't report fragments. It just googles some of your post text, and copy/pastes whichever forum post it finds that looks most like the answer to what you're looking for, and adds ads tot he bottom. Pretty neat, actually. If your users tend to ask questions that have already been answe...
by Zarel
July 18th, 2010, 4:14 am
Forum: Art Workshop
Topic: Zero's art
Replies: 926
Views: 167604

Re: Zero's art. Working on UtBS art.

On the subject of transparency, hi Zerovirus! ^_^ Have you tried Paint.NET yet? I think I recommended it to you as something slightly better than Paint. :P
by Zarel
July 17th, 2010, 9:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where did you get your username from?
Replies: 130
Views: 12820

Re: Where did you get your username from?

My first usernames were "cool" and "dark" like "shadowstriker9" since I was ten years old and that kind of stuff was trendy. Since then, I started disliking having numbers after my name, and at around the same time I somehow had the presence of mind that "dark" might not be trendy in a few years, so...
by Zarel
July 15th, 2010, 5:52 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Question regarding new versions of wesnoth
Replies: 29
Views: 4080

Re: Question regarding new versions of wesnoth

As I've repeated many times now, the easiest way to make an updater:

Take the standalone installer, and remove all the music and images (and other datafiles) that didn't change.

Voila, that should bring the 290 MB installer down to 50 MB or so.
by Zarel
July 15th, 2010, 5:49 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: droid individual units
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: droid individual units

As far as I know, even if you couldn't do what Gambit suggested, you can just change the unit to another faction allied to you, and droid that faction. It would have mostly the same effect.
by Zarel
July 11th, 2010, 4:25 am
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Frogatto
Replies: 82
Views: 15919

Re: Frogatto

"Throwing up a dialogue" as you suggest is an atrocious UI design - it's actually worse than a passive bit of text on the screen, because it triggers an annoyance-response from the user and causes them to try and dismiss it to get back to what they were trying to do. I've seen games try to do it, i...
by Zarel
July 8th, 2010, 4:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: WML How-To FLow Chart
Replies: 13
Views: 2291

Re: WML How-To FLow Chart

Also, pick a better font than Comic Sans. Ye gods. :|

And I think this belongs somewhere other than Off-Topic. It looks like it could be useful.
by Zarel
July 8th, 2010, 3:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Battle for Wesnoth in the Digital Man Competition
Replies: 14
Views: 2148

Re: Battle for Wesnoth in the Digital Man Competition

Zerovirus wrote:Of course, I notice that you haven't said which you voted for, Zarel. Which one are you more loyal to? :P Or did you abstain from voting entirely?
I voted for 1x Warzone and 3x Wesnoth.
by Zarel
July 8th, 2010, 1:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Battle for Wesnoth in the Digital Man Competition
Replies: 14
Views: 2148

Re: Battle for Wesnoth in the Digital Man Competition

Honestly, neither Wesnoth nor Warzone have particularly good stories, and I say that as a Warzone developer. Wesnoth is really generic fantasy, and Warzone is really generic post-apocalyptic setting. Warzone does get points for being realistic and not having many generic sci-fi tropes, though, and b...
by Zarel
July 7th, 2010, 9:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey
Replies: 105
Views: 13683

Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

Before I get any oddball questions, "genetic" determination of gender here goes not refer to physical traits or surgeries performed but to the sex chromosome combination (even abnormal sex chromosome combinations are said to be either male or female). If we find that there is a huge transgender pop...