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Postby streaky81 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:38 pm

DoubleFelix wrote:Dedwinia told me to post this file on the "IV Forums", but those don't seem to exist.


You're at them now.. IV = Introversion
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Postby DoubleFelix » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:07 pm

Oh.
That doesn't make sense. Introversion is one word.
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Postby RabidZombie » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:22 pm

Neither is Firefox, but that doesn't stop them shortening it to Fx.

Anyway, could you edit that out? It doesn't really belong in this thread. It was most likely a sync error caused by Multiwinia (and without the logs of all the other players on the server, it isn't much use).
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:25 pm

DoubleFelix: Thanks! For the future, if you get more of these errors, it would be nice if you could say when you got it and the file name. It's best to upload the file to some free hosting service and not paste the full text into threads people may want to read, too :) I have this one copied, you can edit it away.

For this case, I found the game, and playing it back gave me a different sync log. So it's probably useful.
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Postby RabidZombie » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:33 pm

Oh, yeah, I forgot you could do that. You and your damn Dedwinia! *shakes fist*
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Postby DoubleFelix » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:44 pm

RabidZombie wrote:Neither is Firefox, but that doesn't stop them shortening it to Fx.

Anyway, could you edit that out? It doesn't really belong in this thread. It was most likely a sync error caused by Multiwinia (and without the logs of all the other players on the server, it isn't much use).

I think "Fx" is a stupid abbreviation >_>
"FF" works though because it's "Fire Fox", kindof. At least that makes sense as words.

Here's an uploaded version of the sync error file:
http://www.zshare.net/download/500228250c6f69ee/
Nothing in particular happened at that moment that I know of.
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Postby jelco » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:59 pm

DoubleFelix wrote:I think "Fx" is a stupid abbreviation >_>

Seconded. 'Fx' is taken by 'effects'. ;)

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Postby KingAl » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:23 am

You can't really dismiss an abbreviation on the basis that it's 'taken' by something else; there are plenty of cases where abbreviations overlap but are easily distinugished in context. The capitalisation alone distinguishes it in this case. Otherwise IV would be a bad abbreviation because people would confuse it with intravenous, which is self-evidently daft. And there we go, DoubleFelix, intravenous is one word ;)

That said, bert, I'd probably change the message Dedwinia gives to refer to 'Introversion' for people who are ignorant to the developer's name or confused by abbreviations.
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Postby Pinky » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:59 am

Earlier today, someone entered the Dedwinia test where I was waiting for an opponent for Rocket Riot, told me that I should be playing Domination, and then left.
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Postby DoubleFelix » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:59 am

Pinky wrote:Earlier today, someone entered the Dedwinia test where I was waiting for an opponent for Rocket Riot, told me that I should be playing Domination, and then left.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think dedwinia changes the gametype every now and then anyway so you can play something you like if nobody wants to play a certain style.
At least, that's what I've inferred from watching it.
KingAl wrote:You can't really dismiss an abbreviation on the basis that it's 'taken' by something else; there are plenty of cases where abbreviations overlap but are easily distinugished in context. The capitalisation alone distinguishes it in this case. Otherwise IV would be a bad abbreviation because people would confuse it with intravenous, which is self-evidently daft. And there we go, DoubleFelix, intravenous is one word ;)

That said, bert, I'd probably change the message Dedwinia gives to refer to 'Introversion' for people who are ignorant to the developer's name or confused by abbreviations.

Yeah, the point I was trying to make is that the first thing I think of when told "IV" is definitely not "introversion", even in this context. I figured it to be the name of a mod group or something. (Also, note that the method by which I got to this thread didn't clue me into the fact that it was even a sticky, so I figured it was just kinda buried somewhere, and then this "IV" group might have made their own forum about it :P).
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Postby DoubleFelix » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:02 am

KingAl wrote:You can't really dismiss an abbreviation on the basis that it's 'taken' by something else; there are plenty of cases where abbreviations overlap but are easily distinugished in context. The capitalisation alone distinguishes it in this case. Otherwise IV would be a bad abbreviation because people would confuse it with intravenous, which is self-evidently daft. And there we go, DoubleFelix, intravenous is one word ;)

That said, bert, I'd probably change the message Dedwinia gives to refer to 'Introversion' for people who are ignorant to the developer's name or confused by abbreviations.

Yeah, the point I was trying to make is that the first thing I think of when told "IV" is definitely not "introversion", even in this context. I figured it to be the name of a mod group or something. (Also, note that the method by which I got to this thread didn't clue me into the fact that it was even a sticky, so I figured it was just kinda buried somewhere, and then this "IV" group might have made their own forum about it :P).
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:49 am

KingAl: done.

Pinky wrote:Earlier today, someone entered the Dedwinia test where I was waiting for an opponent for Rocket Riot, told me that I should be playing Domination, and then left.
That probably was Hawk, who thinks every game mode should be played like Domination. He never ever wins CTS or KOTH, but neither do the people next to him. Just ignore him, unless you get placed next to him :) I'll probably ban him from playing anything but Domination sooner or later.
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Postby Cooper42 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:58 pm

bert_the_turtle wrote:KingAl: done.

Pinky wrote:Earlier today, someone entered the Dedwinia test where I was waiting for an opponent for Rocket Riot, told me that I should be playing Domination, and then left.
That probably was Hawk, who thinks every game mode should be played like Domination. He never ever wins CTS or KOTH, but neither do the people next to him. Just ignore him, unless you get placed next to him :) I'll probably ban him from playing anything but Domination sooner or later.
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Postby Luk0r » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:34 pm

Do you have any idea when you'll release binaries for this? I'm unable to run a server on this connection so I'd really like to host one on my dedicated server.

I think it'll help bring more players to the game too.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:14 pm

That is mostly IV's decision (their code is in there), but my own criterion would mostly be "one week without serious bugs", which is not before 6 1/2 days from now :) There are especially important adaptions to the next patch to make, and while functional, the recording file format needs changing.

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