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Offline colecampbell666

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This 'ere error is retarded.  My hard sail is at at about 1/10th capacity on account o' it is, like th' rest o' me computer, dyin'.  If I had a 2GB log it would crash me HDD.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2007, 04:50:36 pm by colecampbell666 »
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Offline CP5670

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Kara: In 10 games and nearly 1 GB of log files, I managed one hit of your popupdead check. If you need it, I can attach the part of the log where it appears.

As for tonight's games, they went great :) Good showing, a good medal harvest and several promotions for various people. All in all, an excellent night :) Except for my occasional crashing, but thankfully it was only during the forming stages and never in-mission.

We came remarkably close to beating Touch of Fate and should be able to do it with five or six people (and a better connection on my end) next time. That pretty much only leaves the two Oddball missions (Robin Hood and Rebel's Bluff) along with mine for a full medal case. Robin Hood though is either the hardest mission in the package or we're not approaching it the right way, as we couldn't even do it with eight people last time.

 

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Did you actually hit a double respawn at about that time?
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CP: Yeah, we did surprisingly well on that mission. As for medals, you may be close to a full case (as am I, I'm only short the SOC Crest compared to you. Beat STV Gauntlet yesterday after you left :)), but with the amount of people showing up for games now I think we can be pretty sure that we'll have something to aim at for quite a while yet ;)

Kara: Yes. Died, clicked respawn, got moved to the respawn point and got my HUD back, but had to click respawn a second time to actually get back to flying since I had no control and the respawn window was still there.

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Offline colecampbell666

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@Shade and kara: I get the double respawn but no popupdead.

@CP5670: Try playing earlier in the afternoon. At one point with Hippo hosting we had 11 players.
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@Shade and kara: I get the double respawn but no popupdead.

Well, back to the drawing board.  :hopping:
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This reminds me of a curious screenshot I got the last night (cet_m03.fs2)...

Lesson of the day: never get on the way of a departing Sathanas :D

 

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Man, we tried that too, and we nearly had it. Bastard jumped at 20% :(
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Offline colecampbell666

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What, did you get pinged 100km by the Sathanas?
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CP: Yeah, we did surprisingly well on that mission. As for medals, you may be close to a full case (as am I, I'm only short the SOC Crest compared to you. Beat STV Gauntlet yesterday after you left :)), but with the amount of people showing up for games now I think we can be pretty sure that we'll have something to aim at for quite a while yet ;)

Yes, I don't think we'll run out of stuff to do for a long time. I would eventually like to have beaten all of the co-op missions once, medal or not. I think there are something around 70 of them in total. :p

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@CP5670: Try playing earlier in the afternoon. At one point with Hippo hosting we had 11 players.

The limit for co-op missions is 8 anyway.

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What, did you get pinged 100km by the Sathanas?

He must have. You sometimes don't die in multiplayer due to lag effects when a capital ship knocks you away, but just go really far instead. :D

 

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The limit for co-op missions is 8 anyway.

Has anyone actually built a 12 player mission to test this? Cause I have but I never managed to get more than 8 players online at once. I know all the [V] missions are set to 8 or lower but I've certainly never seen anything in the code that suggests the limit for coop is anything less than MULTI_MAX_PLAYERS (which is 12).
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I hosted a co-op mission with three starting wings at some point (I think it was Dragon's Teeth) and I couldn't move any of the players over to Gamma, so it seems that 8 is in fact the limit.

 

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All of the currently released missions for multi are 8 player or less with the exception of FS2 - Black Omega. So it's no wonder you can't move anything to Gamma wing. None of them are marked Player Start.
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I would eventually like to have beaten all of the co-op missions once, medal or not. I think there are something around 70 of them in total.
That sounds like a fun challenge. A very difficult one, but fun :)
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What, did you get pinged 100km by the Sathanas?
Exactly! And right after the collision my Boa was speeding way past 1000 m/s :D

 

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Had  you just respawned? Cause you're actually invulnerable for a few seconds after you respawn (as long as you don't fire).
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Offline castor

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IIRC, nope. At one moment, I was pumping Helios'es at Nergal, in the next, I was moving ahead at warp speed and the Nergal was gone.
A somewhat surreal experience.. :) Probably some kind of a lag effect, like CP suggested above.
I've been "teleported" like this a few times before (already with the retail version), but I don't remember gaining such speeds back then :eek: (maybe I just didn't pay attention).

 

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All of the currently released missions for multi are 8 player or less with the exception of FS2 - Black Omega. So it's no wonder you can't move anything to Gamma wing. None of them are marked Player Start.

We can give that mission another go at our next session and check if it works with over 8 people. What does it show for the number of players in the mission selection screen?

Actually, that mission can be easily completed with two people and is way too easy considering it gives you a medal. Seems like a straight port of the singleplayer version. I'm not sure if it was ever validated on PXO.

Also, I'm getting a new connection here on Wednesday, so I should probably be able to host next time. I got a combined cable TV/internet package even though I almost never watch TV, since Comcast apparently charges more for the internet service by itself (of the same speed) than the package. :wtf:
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Yeah it looks like a straight port of the FS1 mission but it's set up for 12 players and shows that on the mission screen.

I think the fact that :v: never made a 12 player coop mission makes people think it can't be done but that could just be a bad assumption.
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Okay, I have my new internet connection set up. The cable guy was quite a dunce, putting some dysfunctional software on my computer and apparently bashing up my new desk (I wasn't home at the time), but this connection is quite nice. I'm getting roughly triple the speeds of the connection I used to host on from Rockville, even though the service plan is the same.

I'll put myself down at 9PM GMT for the coming Saturday once this pirate thing is gone. I currently can't edit the post without screwing it up. :p