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Spathi bug?
« on: December 05, 2002, 04:02:28 am »

I just recently got the game and started it up again.  In all the battles in the beginning i use Fwiffo, but sometimes when i launch the B.U.T.T missle it explodes right afterwards and takes crew off of my guy.  I'm not running into the missle, i know that.  I'm headed directly away from it but it still explodes on me.  Anyone else having this problem or what?
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Re: Spathi bug?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2002, 04:07:02 am »

it's been mentioned in other threads and it's on the TODO list.

collision code isn't quite up to snuff yet.  spathi will hit themselves with their own missiles, and mycon murder themselves regularly with their Star Trek I Vger bombs.

it's being worked on . (:
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2002, 04:49:09 am »

Out of curiosity...I've seen this too, and it seems like a pretty blatant bug -- why was it not fixed in the original sc2 game?  Is it a matter of efficiency? (I know proper collision-detection can be too expensive on slower machines..)

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Re: Spathi bug?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2002, 05:33:15 am »

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Out of curiosity...I've seen this too, and it seems like a pretty blatant bug -- why was it not fixed in the original sc2 game?  Is it a matter of efficiency? (I know proper collision-detection can be too expensive on slower machines..)

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This issue was not in the original game.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2002, 05:43:27 am »

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This issue was not in the original game.



Eh?  I don't see how you could have a regression in collision detection just from porting.


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Re: Spathi bug?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2002, 05:51:57 am »

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Eh?  I don't see how you could have a regression in collision detection just from porting.


The original collision in SC1 and 2 were pixel perfect.  When you have to draw all of the pixels yourself it's not too hard to keep track of the silhouette of the objects.  When you start depending on hardware acceleration, you no longer are as intimately connected with the pixel data (as each video card may have different requirements for data layout and those issues are typically hidden from the programmer).  Therefore a regression is perfectly understandable.
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