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Gaming Discussion / Re: Buy Bard's Tale 4 - Get Freespace 3?
« Last post by Nightmare on September 18, 2018, 02:49:46 pm »
I don't see how this should lead to FS3, apart from Interplays hoarded IPs changing owner. :(
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Gaming Discussion / Buy Bard's Tale 4 - Get Freespace 3?
« Last post by karajorma on September 18, 2018, 02:31:01 pm »
https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/brian-fargo-wants-to-buy-back-interplay-1202944111/

Well, I don't know how much hope there would be of the 2nd half but this is a rather interesting proposition. Apparently one of the founders of Interplay who later left the company has stated that if Bard's Tale 4 does really well he'll attempt to buy back the remains of Interplay so that he can make games from the IP they've been hoarding like a moribund dragon.

Now while I don't know much about Bard's Tale 4, I remember putting hours into the first one so this has got me a little interested in the game. If you were already interested BT4 and you're a member of any other sites which are devoted to other Interplay games, it might be worth spreading the news.
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FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) / Re: JSON pilots
« Last post by wookieejedi on September 18, 2018, 01:05:02 pm »
Great news! I've been looking forward to that merge for a long time!
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FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) / Re: JSON pilots
« Last post by Nightmare on September 18, 2018, 12:32:54 pm »
Ah, that's pretty neat. I had a lot of trouble with corrupted pilot files; at one point pressing 1 didn't work for me anymore, and another time the game crashed while playing BP and after several restarts my pilot file had grown to over 200MB for some reason.
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FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) / Re: JSON pilots
« Last post by m!m on September 18, 2018, 12:23:00 pm »
The given reasons are the most compelling ones. Since JSON is plain-text it is much easier to inspect (and change) the pilots files in case they got corrupted. There are still some bit-flags in there which make it harder to manipulate them but at least now you don't have to look up the byte-offset of the individual options in the FSO code.
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FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) / Re: JSON pilots
« Last post by X3N0-Life-Form on September 18, 2018, 12:07:33 pm »
Well, JSON is just plain text, so if you pilot does get borked, you could theoretically fix it using notepad or something.
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Asset Releases / Re: Release: Effects DB
« Last post by Spoon on September 18, 2018, 11:59:40 am »
Neat.
Nice job putting this all together in one place.
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FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) / Re: JSON pilots
« Last post by Nightmare on September 18, 2018, 11:25:28 am »
Does that mean that pilot files spontaneously corrupting is less likely now?
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FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) / Re: JSON pilots
« Last post by Spoon on September 18, 2018, 11:21:52 am »
Please educate me on the reasons for this switch to JSON. What does it do, why was it done, what are the pros (or possible cons)? For I am ignorant and would like to know more.
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FS2 Open Coding - The Source Code Project (SCP) / Re: High Resolution UI system
« Last post by X3N0-Life-Form on September 18, 2018, 09:41:18 am »
 :yes:
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