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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2007, 01:10:51 am »

A God has posted in the forum!!!  Grin
Hi Fred!  Grin

We'd all love to hear your explanation of the polar bear theory.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2007, 01:22:57 am »

Hi Fred,

Well... as long as you're here... I do have a question which wouldn't be suitable for the chat: How did the threading work on the 3DO and on the PC. Was there a standard API for threading? And did you use any form of threading at all in the PC version?

Also, we have a page in the Ultronomicon that lists references and influences in SC2, which I thought you'd like. I suspect that a number are quite off-the-wall, so it should be good for a laugh to someone who knows the real history.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2007, 04:07:56 am »

Hi!   Cheesy

I have one--do you guys have pretty clear mental pictures of the various alien races, outside of what you can see in the in-game animations?

(Because if the answer's yes, then I would have *cough* a few followup questions and hopefully at least some of them would be interesting to other people here. Tongue)
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2007, 08:55:28 am »

I have one REALLY not suitable for the chat:
What do you think of Elvish Pillager's Crazy Mod?
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2007, 11:10:22 am »

Here's one:

What is your favorite piece of music in SC2?
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2007, 12:50:11 pm »

Well, we all know that there's only ONE suitable question:

WHAT ARE THOSE GLOWY BITS INSIDE YOU!?!?!

also:
If a Fwiffo plush doll were ever made, would Toys for Bob support world domination using said plush doll or not?
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2007, 02:26:14 pm »

Well, we all know that there's only ONE suitable question:

WHAT ARE THOSE GLOWY BITS INSIDE YOU!?!?!
Har! Har! Har!

I wish I could lurk in that chat, but I have no chance. I'll just have to read the log like I have done before.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2007, 03:58:27 am »

Well, being one of the oldest StarContollers out there I think I'll arrange my schedule so that I can participate. My question is for the community:

What IRC client do you recomend I use?
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2007, 04:43:33 am »

If you're using Linux, you can use XChat.  I don't know of any free clients for Windows, but if you're using Mozilla, you can install the IRCzilla plugin, and use that; it's a full featured IRC program.  There's XChat for windows, and mIRC, but those are both shareware, so you'd have a limited trial; but you could install it just before the chat starts, so you'd still have a usable IRC client.

I'm just going to use IRCzilla.
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« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2007, 06:11:37 am »

There's XChat for windows, and mIRC, but those are both shareware, so you'd have a limited trial; but you could install it just before the chat starts, so you'd still have a usable IRC client.

I don't know about XChat, but I'd just like to point out that mIRC is shareware, but it's not crippleware.  Pay $20 to register it, but if you don't register it, when the 30 days runs out, it just makes you wait two or three seconds on the splash screen before the program kicks in.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2007, 07:39:28 am »

Well, we all know that there's only ONE suitable question:

WHAT ARE THOSE GLOWY BITS INSIDE YOU!?!?!

That's a way too old question. They already answered it.
well like most of the questions. this game is old. ha
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2007, 01:19:59 pm »

Xchat for Windows isn't shareware.. Well, only the 'official' windows build is, because of its toughness to compile for Windows, or something, so the original author sharewaredified the Windows build... or something..

Luckily, 'Xchat 2' is freeware, and is most likely the best IRC client for Windows out there. I used to use mIRC for years, but when I started to be a part of idle on more channels and servers, I hated the few minutes it took to connect to all the servers... and started using Xchat 2.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2007, 12:25:01 am »

There's probably a more tactful way to say this, but I'd really like to know how you went from making brilliant original games like Archon and Star Control to licensed kid's games like 102 dalmatians. What happened?
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2007, 12:46:53 am »

Anyone can answer that: sometimes you have to sing for your supper.

I'm sure the idea is that once they have enough money in the bank, they'll go back to working purely on labours of love, but that always takes longer than you think it will...
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2007, 01:19:54 am »

We'd all love to hear your explanation of the polar bear theory.

Paul's reality is often indistinguishable (to him) from his dream states and one day he actually tried to convince me that polar bears are close relatives of weasels.  And of course everybody but me has heard of the dreaded polar weasel.

How did the threading work on the 3DO and on the PC.

The 3DO had a threading library.  I wrote my own for the PC, because none such existed.

What is your favorite piece of music in SC2?

Probably the Yehat.

I have one--do you guys have pretty clear mental pictures of the various alien races, outside of what you can see in the in-game animations?

Clear enough.  Why do you ask?

There's probably a more tactful way to say this, but I'd really like to know how you went from making brilliant original games like Archon and Star Control to licensed kid's games like 102 dalmatians. What happened?

0xDECODE is pretty much right on.  We have chosen this as our career and we prefer to have food on the table.  Games cost so much to make these days that originality was one of the first casualties.  Paul and I are still biding our time.
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