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Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« on: January 21, 2007, 05:27:10 am »

Well, Shiver was mostly kicking my posterior at UQM tonight, and then something amazing happened:

Click here to watch Ur-Quan-Wedge ZMBV version
Click here to watch Ur-Quan-Wedge-MPEG (MPEG version if you don't have ZMBV)
And here is a YouTube version

I didn't know androsynth could do that to Ur-Quan ships, and I guess neither did he.

Full match:
Click here to watch Justice-vs-Shiver-ZMBV (ZMBV only)
Apparently Google Video works for long videos.  Kinda crappy quality though

Hopefully someone will add a 16 or 32 bit ZMBV encoder to ffmpeg soon...

I tried to upload the match to YouTube as well, but
1) It didn't take my zmbv video, so I had to upload a much larger and crappier looking mpeg
2) After uploading the mpeg, it complained that it was too long (not too large, but too long).
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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007, 07:31:04 am »

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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007, 08:30:54 am »

Well, androsyth can beat uq easily with their long range bubles too.. Still a funny trick like with CHMMR.
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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007, 04:13:48 pm »

That is a really cool clip.  It's hard to make the Androsynth stick to the ship; just a matter of aiming it just right...
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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2007, 06:08:54 pm »

That's funny.  Just yesterday I was playing a ton vs computer (didn't even think to check IRC) and had a wedge on a Kohr-Ah (the side of the ship where it pinches), a Chenjesu, a Supox (side), a Spathi (inbetween the arms), an Earthling (side, in front of the thrusters), and a Chmmr (corner of wing and body).. it was the most incredible run of 1 Androsynth I've ever seen.


How do you record your playing?  I've got to do that.

Also, on a side "interesting note" note:  The Slylandro Probe is equally as fast as a Androsynth Guardian in comet mode.  Not a good ship to pick vs. the probe, IMO.

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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2007, 07:21:20 pm »


How do you record your playing?  I've got to do that.

I wrote a patch that dumps pngs of each rendered frame, and then just ffmpeg -i screen%06d.png -vcodec zmbv shiver.avi

It's not great, since I can't do audio, the framerate isn't always consistent, and I haven't added a way to start or stop recording...

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Also, on a side "interesting note" note:  The Slylandro Probe is equally as fast as a Androsynth Guardian in comet mode.  Not a good ship to pick vs. the probe, IMO.

I'm not a very good Guardian user, but wouldn't the bubbles work pretty well since the Probe is big and has to get to close range?

Also, apparently Google will take long videos, so I added that up in the original post (took a long time for Google to process it though).  Quality isn't very good though.
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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2007, 10:50:17 pm »

I'm not sure I like that my IP now appears on Google video. Could you get in the habit starting a recording a little later from now on?
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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2007, 11:04:25 pm »

Oh, that's bad... I'll have to cut that out in the future.  Do you want me to pull the video off Google?
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2007, 11:11:24 pm »

Oh, that's bad... I'll have to cut that out in the future.  Do you want me to pull the video off Google?

Yes. I have a firewall, but it still bugs me.
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2007, 02:39:33 am »

Ok, I told Google to delete it ( don't know how long that will take ) and put up a new one with the first 42 seconds chopped off.
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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2007, 06:02:10 am »

It seems to be fixed.  Now for some stupidity: observe as I take on Angus with a fleet entirely composed of Umgah Drones:

Click here to watch Angus-top-vs-Justice-Umgah-bottom (ZMBV)
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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2007, 05:10:08 am »

New video:

Kinda back-and-forth, we both have some embarrassing losses.  I lose by over 40 points in the end though.  I use a Slylandro Probe for the first time in MP, with good results (although AusME admits to having trouble facing that ship).

Click here to watch AusME-top-vs-Justice-bottom-ZMBV (high quality)
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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2007, 02:05:36 am »

That's funny.  Just yesterday I was playing a ton vs computer (didn't even think to check IRC) and had a wedge on a Kohr-Ah (the side of the ship where it pinches), a Chenjesu, a Supox (side), a Spathi (inbetween the arms), an Earthling (side, in front of the thrusters), and a Chmmr (corner of wing and body).. it was the most incredible run of 1 Androsynth I've ever seen.

-Kwamp

A friend and I normally play hotseat just about every day and notice the same thing with the above ships and also with Orz (front).  It  is weird that in all my years of playing the original on the PC I had never seen this happen.  Is it something that was common with the 3DO version?  Were the hit boxes on the PC version different?
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2007, 05:31:45 am »

A friend and I normally play hotseat just about every day and notice the same thing with the above ships and also with Orz (front).  It  is weird that in all my years of playing the original on the PC I had never seen this happen.  Is it something that was common with the 3DO version?  Were the hit boxes on the PC version different?

If the hitboxes (I thought that was a First Person Shooter thing?) were different, that would explain why the Androsynth only costs 15 points and plays much stronger than that in UQM.
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Re: Amazing Androsynth vs Ur-Quan wedge
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2007, 03:14:41 pm »

Nope, it's just because you gained many XP points since then (experience).
UQM is a straight port of 3DO SC2, which in turn is a port of DOS SC2.
And in DOS SC2, the Guardian still costed 15 points.
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