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by Thomas01
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: Creating Matcen Trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

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Jeff.Slutter wrote:I wish Atan would release the source to his changes of D3Edit. It is kind of hard to fix/improve things.
I'm not Atan, and I can't promise anything, but I think that's something that can be discussed.
by Thomas01
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: Creating Matcen Trouble
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

Re: Creating Matcen Trouble

fulano wrote:I have used D3Edit v1.1b8 & v1.1b8j by Nirvana and v1.1b10 by Atan. None of them work.
Erm. Maybe you should have a quick look at the calendar. ;)

Those versions are much more than just outdated.

http://www.descentforum.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2577
by Thomas01
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Servers and Server OP's
Topic: New version of D3Server3 for testing
Replies: 0
Views: 2740

New version of D3Server3 for testing

A new version of DE_Hunter's server tool D3Server3 for Windows is ready for testing. http://www.dateiliste.com/d3files/tools/D3Server3 . All changes can be found at: http://www.dateiliste.com/en/descent-3/58-descent-3-dedicated-server-tool-for-windws/422-release-notes.html A zip file with the binary...
by Thomas01
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: My old Gauss cannon CAD project
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

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Gekko71 wrote:If you ever get a working proptype up and running - please post footage!! :lol:
No. Lend it to me. ;-)

Amazing drawings!
by Thomas01
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14638

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Well, actually installing the files shouldn't be too hard (I also had a look at "unshield"), but I actually don't think we can get it to work with every platform (a program which uses the same source code for all platforms won't be possible). I tried briefly to compile it with Visual Studio, but it...
by Thomas01
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Co-op Play with Scare...
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

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Thomas your as abrasive as 20 grit sandpaper That's right. I don't like it when someone denounces other people publicly without further investigation beforehand. As I said, you could have *asked Scare* before posting here, for example. It wouldn't have taken the brain of an adult to do this. That's...
by Thomas01
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Co-op Play with Scare...
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

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Some dork came into a coop the other day and started TK'ing. That's generally something that doesn't happen in Descent. I told him that this was coop and to knock it off, he told me to F/O and mind my own business. I left. If this is what we've boiled down to, I doubt I'll play on line anymore. I b...
by Thomas01
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Co-op Play with Scare...
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

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I don't remember someone called 'Scare' but I do remember someone fitting the description of being the 'silent' playing co-op for himself type. Yeah, that could have been this useless monkey I played with last Sunday. Couldn't speak a word of English, and I had to teach him how to press the F8 key ...
by Thomas01
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Co-op Play with Scare...
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

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Thomas you don't have a clue what your talking about. No, I have no clue. I've only been playing with Scare for a couple of years now. Lets jump in a Co-op game and I'll blow the reactor every chance I get while you go and battle the bots and pickup the hostages. Then come back and tell us how much...
by Thomas01
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Co-op Play with Scare...
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

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There is a strong possibility that that was Geordon. He goes by 18 other names. His most recent is Charly and Monster Nerd. He in fact played as Scare before, but since Canuck mentioned it was Scare's server (telling me that Scare was the red pilot) I doubt that this was the case here. Charly can't...
by Thomas01
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Co-op Play with Scare...
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

Re: Co-op Play with Scare...

Speaking about children and age, I reckon that there are at least 40 years difference between yours and Scare's life experience. /snip Anyway, thanks for this ridiculous thread, Canuck. You made my day! ;) age? that either puts Scare in his tweens or in his golden years. If that makes it an "either...
by Thomas01
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Co-op Play with Scare...
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

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Um, some of us do a lot of accidental TK-ing because we suck... that may be just me.. :D That's why I like co-op more than anarchy. Not everything that moves is a good target. ;) It happens, yes, but that means you start at the waypoint again without weapons. If you don't like it, try not to make m...
by Thomas01
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Co-op Play with Scare...
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

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Some dork came into a coop the other day and started TK'ing. That's generally something that doesn't happen in Descent. I told him that this was coop and to knock it off, he told me to F/O and mind my own business. I left. If this is what we've boiled down to, I doubt I'll play on line anymore. Ale...
by Thomas01
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Co-op Play with Scare...
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

Re: Co-op Play with Scare...

Dear Scare, when playing Co-op the idea is to rescue the hostages, kill the robots, wait until everyone is ready for the exit THEN destroy the rector. No! Leave the rector alone. ;) Since most levels roll over after the reactor has been destroyed (but again, don't touch the rector), it's a real pit...
by Thomas01
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14638

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I still have all the scripts that went into building the installers so I could help figure out what files to extract. I don't think the scripts are required for this task, but certainly can be handy. You yourself should be able to tell which files your patch needs. ;) My point is that a simple to u...
by Thomas01
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14638

The files are called IsUninst.exe and unmerc.exe, not uninstxxx.*.
by Thomas01
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14638

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As far as I remember Merc uses a custom installer I wrote in MFC. I've still got the source for it...unfortunately my CD is bad so I can't verify that right now (It's possible we started off that way and changed our plan, but I remember writing the installer). I just checked, yes, it's a custom mad...
by Thomas01
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14638

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if an insider, who knew the structures of the files, would give you the info on how to extract them, i sure see it's possible. if i only knew who to ask :P They are InstallShield cabinet files, so no real secret, but obviously incompatible with newer versions of the software. Anyway, even if there ...
by Thomas01
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14638

Yes, the idea is not bad, but I think not doable. There are too many different CDs and language versions around. The GOG version doesn't come with a CD and needs to be extracted/installed first before it can be verified or copied. Several files are different in all versions, hence would require a se...
by Thomas01
Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14638

Try it without admin rights and UAC on - and without compatibility mode. That's why I said *by default*.
by Thomas01
Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14638

Kevin, I appreciate both your statements. I do not distribute a full copy of the game without people confirming first that they own a legal copy themselves (for that very reason). Logically, this is a contradiction, because you can't currently buy any legal copy of Descent 3 that runs on Vista or Wi...
by Thomas01
Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: D3 source Code speculation
Replies: 43
Views: 14638

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Copyrights for D3 will not expire any time soon. Probably not in my lifetime. I don't think the problem is the lack of a mailing address either. I know how to reach the people who own some of the rights. That's the problem, there are very many different entities involved. What's left of Interplay, ...
by Thomas01
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Win 7 Starter
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

After that, you might want to consider this:
http://www.dateiliste.com/en/descent-3/ ... ent-3.html

I guess. Why else whould've asked in the first place?
by Thomas01
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Servers and Server OP's
Topic: Looking for beta testers for the server tool D3Server3
Replies: 12
Views: 5185

Despite the negative conclusions made here, they seem fullfill their purpose.
by Thomas01
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Vortex should be mentioned in wikipedia
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

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Would be more useful to have a sticky here about it. I've never heard of it either. That's when you should probably use this: http://www.dateiliste.com/en/descent-3/26-descent-3-installation-updates-and-modifications/120-download-the-full-version-of-descent-3.html Saves a lot of hassle and guessing.
by Thomas01
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: looking for mission : Group - C 3rd Ger - V3
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Would have made more sense if they'd put a download link in the mission...

Can't be that difficult.
by Thomas01
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Pyromania 1.5 - feedback for a possible update
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

Pyromania is based on Descent 1.5. To host a PM server it's enough to select 'Pyro15' in the server tool (server configurations) instead of Descent 3. In-game servers work like other in-game servers. Not all levels/missions are compatible with Pyromania. Some of them crash the game instantly, some a...
by Thomas01
Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Pyromania 1.5 - feedback for a possible update
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

Aenn Seidhe Priest has now released a new version of Pyromania that incorporates all suggested changes from http://www.azbel.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89:pyromania-suggestions-thread&catid=50:pyromania&Itemid=65 and other sources. In order to avoid compatibility issues with Vo...
by Thomas01
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: descent.cx tracker and our LAN
Replies: 40
Views: 5668

This SPI thingy sounds very reasonable. He has a Netgear router, but they may have a similar filter.

The router I tested on is an older model too: Linksys WRT54G2
by Thomas01
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: descent.cx tracker and our LAN
Replies: 40
Views: 5668

I can't reproduce this here, no matter what I change on the router (all flood options/firewall on or off). I can always join the same server from different computers at the same time without any -useport parameters. I now tend to believe it's a firmware bug, but still haven't dropped the idea of it ...
by Thomas01
Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: descent.cx tracker and our LAN
Replies: 40
Views: 5668

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Thomas01 wrote:because I had this problem a couple of years back too. Unfortunately, I can't remember now which setting I had to change on the router for it to work afterwards.
No, sorry, I'm getting confused. ;)
I had a slightly different issue with routing back, it was not related to what the problem is here.
by Thomas01
Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: descent.cx tracker and our LAN
Replies: 40
Views: 5668

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Thomas; you have no idea what you are talking about or how Descent 3 TCP/IP games over NAT routers work. There is nothing wrong with the router, it is just how D3 netgames work when NAT is involved. Both computers have to be on different ports or it simply won't work in exactly the same manner as S...
by Thomas01
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: descent.cx tracker and our LAN
Replies: 40
Views: 5668

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This one is easy to fix, on your computer set it to: -useport 2093 And on your dads computer set it to: -useport 2094 There is nothing wrong with your router and no need to forward ports/change settings, it should work so long as each computer is using a different port. Sorry, Krom, that's absolute...
by Thomas01
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: descent.cx tracker and our LAN
Replies: 40
Views: 5668

It must be a router setting. Some firewall or security setting from the WAN. Turn everything you can find off. Routers don't need a firewall (actually, they *are* nothing but some sort of a firewall by design already) unless you have a static IP. In that case you can turn some flood recognitions on,...
by Thomas01
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: descent.cx tracker and our LAN
Replies: 40
Views: 5668

Rereading your description of the issue - I don't believe it.

Are you sure that you both were trying to join a D3 game on the internet? On Vortex or the tracker? And the server was up and running?

If that is really the case, then you should bring your router back to where you bought it. Seriously.
by Thomas01
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: descent.cx tracker and our LAN
Replies: 40
Views: 5668

Each one of you has his own computer, I suppose. How do you connect to the internet? You got to have some sort of \"box\" somewhere to which you're both connected to. I don't think what Bubbalou suggested needs to be done, because a router should be able to cope with two clients. However, I think yo...
by Thomas01
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Servers and Server OP's
Topic: Cannot load Dedicated Server config file
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

The new version will have Direct~TCP as the default network type.
by Thomas01
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Servers and Server OP's
Topic: Looking for beta testers for the server tool D3Server3
Replies: 12
Views: 5185

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The empty servers use almost zero resources. Closing them literally does almost nothing to improve the performance of the full server. It does, because you can't compare CPU resources in percentages in real-time applications like games, expecially on Windows. But I think that doesn't belong here. ;)
by Thomas01
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Servers and Server OP's
Topic: Looking for beta testers for the server tool D3Server3
Replies: 12
Views: 5185

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Empty servers aren't a drain on resources (when empty and properly set up, they barely use any cpu cycles or memory). What happens if players join several of your servers at the same time? Network as well as CPU get utilized several times more, although CPU is not really an issue for anarchy levels...
by Thomas01
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Servers and Server OP's
Topic: Looking for beta testers for the server tool D3Server3
Replies: 12
Views: 5185

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Spidey wrote:It might also help to get players into one server…I don’t know, was just the first thing that occurred to me.…
Yes, I believe so too. That was one of the reasons for its implementation.