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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Technical Issues => Topic started by: Serosis on October 04, 2005, 01:32:40 pm



Title: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 04, 2005, 01:32:40 pm
Has the ship spin code been patched into the CVS yet?

or do i need to repatch it myself?



Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Novus on October 04, 2005, 08:11:35 pm
Ship spin video is still not in the main tree. Bugzilla says it's Mika's department, and I haven't seen much activity from him lately. If you apply the patch, remember the little timing fix I added (I ought to integrate that in the patch).


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 05, 2005, 04:09:23 pm
what was it again
#inlcude_shipspins

or something to that effect?

kinda forgot

.::EDIT::.

i'm kinda rememberin as i go, but now i think it's:

#WANT_SHIPSPINS


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Novus on October 05, 2005, 07:38:31 pm
Oh yeah, the MSVC build file should define WANT_SHIP_SPINS, but as I don't have MSVC, I haven't tried setting this up in my patch. Try adding #define WANT_SHIP_SPINS to the #defines in src/msvc++/config.h and see if that's enough. If that works, I'll add it to the patch.


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 05, 2005, 09:37:04 pm
thanks, thats what i was looking for, now i can do a fresh build and post it up on my site


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 05, 2005, 10:37:45 pm
Oh yeah, the MSVC build file should define WANT_SHIP_SPINS, but as I don't have MSVC, I haven't tried setting this up in my patch. Try adding #define WANT_SHIP_SPINS to the #defines in src/msvc++/config.h and see if that's enough. If that works, I'll add it to the patch.

i've applied the patch and the opening video fix and defined "WANT_SHIP_SPINS" in config.h and everything works great.

thanks for the help ;)


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on October 07, 2005, 03:03:45 am
What is "wnat ship spins" and what does it do for game play?


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Novus on October 07, 2005, 08:40:06 am
Kohr-Ah Death and I are discussing a patch I made that adds the 3DO ship description videos ("ship spin videos") to UQM. As in the 3DO version, the ship spin videos can be accessed from Melee fleet configuration and from the Shipyard.

There are a few minor issues related to compiling the patch on Microsoft Visual C++ that we are trying to work out.


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 07, 2005, 03:57:15 pm
 i think it's safe to say we smoothed out the bugs on trying to compile it in Visual C++.

now i'm just wondering how many people out there actually have the ship spin videos, how many of em actually have the Star Control 2 cd?


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Novus on October 07, 2005, 10:38:27 pm
now i'm just wondering how many people out there actually have the ship spin videos, how many of em actually have the Star Control 2 cd?
Considering that these videos have been essentially useless outside of the SC2 3DO CD, I think these two numbers are pretty much the same. Of course, that assumes that we're including the illegal copies of the SC2 3DO CD in both counts. How many illegal copies of 3DO SC2 exist is something I can't even make an educated guess about.


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 07, 2005, 11:20:45 pm
now i'm just wondering how many people out there actually have the ship spin videos, how many of em actually have the Star Control 2 cd?
Considering that these videos have been essentially useless outside of the SC2 3DO CD, I think these two numbers are pretty much the same. Of course, that assumes that we're including the illegal copies of the SC2 3DO CD in both counts. How many illegal copies of 3DO SC2 exist is something I can't even make an educated guess about.

i know of 2 ways to get the sc2 .iso file, but i won't divulge any information here.
both ways take a long aggravating time to download, i know cause i tried.
never really got it downloaded though.

but anyways, my next question would be...

When is the next release of UQM comin, if any?


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 09, 2005, 04:06:49 am
hey novus, do you think i should do a clean build of uqm with just the ship spin patch and fix without the time mod, just so people can have the ability to use the ship spins without having to deal with the mod?


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on October 09, 2005, 07:10:32 am
I vote "yes". Let us play around without the mod :)


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 09, 2005, 08:13:14 am
ok, i'll get it done on sunday... ;)


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Novus on October 09, 2005, 11:05:43 am
hey novus, do you think i should do a clean build of uqm with just the ship spin patch and fix without the time mod, just so people can have the ability to use the ship spins without having to deal with the mod?
That sounds like a good idea. In fact, I'd add all of the patches that add features without affecting gameplay or other features. For example, the starmap search patch (http://www.misfitcode.com/urquanmisfits/) is nice.


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 10, 2005, 02:47:47 am
one question...

is there an easy way to patch the source code in windows?

any GUI programs at all, or are there just command line programs?


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 10, 2005, 05:48:23 am
well i've uploaded the exe for the ship spin patch and fix without the time mod...

once i find a way to get cygwin to patch the source with the star search patch, i'll upload that seperate.


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Zeep-Eeep on October 11, 2005, 01:11:48 am
Can you get the Linux patch command to install under
cygwin?


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Serosis on October 11, 2005, 05:07:59 am
i can't seem to figure it out, i tried the patch commands they showed me on the misfits website.

i just need the proper commands, cause the help that is included with cygwin doesnt help me at all.


Title: Re: Just wonderin...
Post by: Novus on October 11, 2005, 09:05:26 am
Cygwin has GNU patch. Use the Cygwin installation program to install it and run patch as usual. This is the same patch that Linux (and several other Unix versions) include.

The instructions on the Misfits website work for me (in Linux and Cygwin); you are probably running patch from the wrong directory, Death. Note that you have to substitute the right patch name and directory into the provided commands. If you need further assistance, I'll need to know what commands you are running where and what the result is.