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by premchai21
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Tyger
Replies: 292
Views: 91089

Perhaps, but I have the feeling that as soon as such a document appears, anyone who doesn't read it becomes irrelevant because they'll have a massive accuracy penalty. The presence of it changes the entire landscape to one that's disturbingly like Ye Reol Wyrld. (One could raise vague qualms about I...
by premchai21
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Tyger
Replies: 292
Views: 91089

(Admittedly this is straying somewhat from the original thread topic.) I d'no; to me that takes most of the fun out of it. Yes, I could have gone through and disassembled the ZZT executable by now, but it would have been boring and not very meaningful. Part of the point is to see what you can derive...
by premchai21
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: The Koopo bug, redux
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Just whichever one is the trigger to move to the new board, I expect, though I haven't done a full experiment with multiple. There can be only one such trigger at a time, because <s>after it's processed (and possibly after further stuff is processed on the next board, but I don't think so based on m...
by premchai21
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: The Koopo bug, redux
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

The Koopo bug, redux

I couldn't find this already described anywhere, so here we go. Are you ready for this? It's the tail end of the duplicator cycle. P1 is the duplicator phase, and that gets reset to 0 at the time a duplicator performs its function; for an object, P1 is the display character, so the object displays a...
by premchai21
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Tyger
Replies: 292
Views: 91089

thematrixeatsyou wrote:

Code: Select all

#if#shoot n
Shoots north.
Shoots north only if there's at least one empty flag slot, mwahahahaha.
by premchai21
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: youtube stuff
Replies: 39
Views: 6227

I'm using dosbox's built in capture. And you just upload that to YouTube directly, or… ? I would've thought an intermediary transcoding stage would be necessary. If the former, then YouTube is doing the transcoding, I suppose, which would make it dependent on what exactly they're doing. I've never ...
by premchai21
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: youtube stuff
Replies: 39
Views: 6227

The audio in these seems kind of distorted. What process are you using to generate and encode these? I've gone the DOSBox+ffmpeg route before, but I don't know whether that's what you're doing.
by premchai21
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Tyger
Replies: 292
Views: 91089

A slow cycle makes it easier to see what's actually happening. When an editor places a duplicator, it does so using a cycle that is a multiple of 3. Not quite: The game seems to automatically set a Cycle based on this formula when loading. This is almost right. A duplicator's cycle is actually rese...
by premchai21
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Tyger
Replies: 292
Views: 91089

Or that the object number is significant. Perhaps try to run the test again after having dumped a bunch of other objects on the board and then the duplicators, with and without erasing the other objects again first? I would tend to think that the object index is significant, but also that the dupli...
by premchai21
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Tyger
Replies: 292
Views: 91089

(ObjectNumber + MainTickValue) % Cycle Going to quote the earlier post and say that timing will never be consistent between runs of the game world because of this. An object's process tick depends solely on three things: its Cycle, the Main Timer, and the Object Number. Possibly. The empirical test...
by premchai21
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Tyger
Replies: 292
Views: 91089

I would expect consistency. That may turn out to be an uncatchable hobgoblin, to thoroughly mangle a saying. With a duplicator {cycle 1, step [−1 0](west), params [0 8(fastest) 0]} and a timer object {cycle 1, params [35(#) 0 0]} with the code /i#give score 1 #if blocked w #end #restart in the hori...
by premchai21
Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: KevEdit patch to avoid eating files on crash
Replies: 5
Views: 3748

Just out of curiosity, what kind of stuff have you been doing in KevEdit? Except for the DOS version, it's been pretty stable for me. make a build and upload it. not all of us have c compilers. I'd wager that most of you who don't have C compilers also don't use AMD64 GNU/Linux as a primary platfor...
by premchai21
Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: KevEdit patch to avoid eating files on crash
Replies: 5
Views: 3748

KevEdit patch to avoid eating files on crash

So when KevEdit is saving a ZZT file, it naïvely does a fopen(…, "wb") on the file directly, which implicitly truncates the file before writing out the new data. This is a losing approach except in cases of severely limited disk space, since it means that any application crash in the middle of writi...
by premchai21
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: ZZT Clones and Editors
Topic: Tyger
Replies: 292
Views: 91089

Kjorteo wrote:Also fix the wandering transporter/blinkwall bug and whatever the hell is up with Link's Adventure 1.
You realize that now that you have said this I will be forced to eventually make something that depends on a wandering tile, right?
by premchai21
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: ZZT General
Topic: Conway's Life, redux?
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Conway's Life, redux?

You know, I'd considered Conway's Life before. With the criteria that it (a) shouldn't take more than one board cell per grid cell and (b) shouldn't do anything too awfully slow. But I didn't bother. And then, for reasons that have not been explained, I wind up wandering back here for a few moments,...