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Offline AdmiralRalwood

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Re: HLP Newsletter - March 2017
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this time fixing an issue where cloning pilots in the barracks would cause player persistent variables (among others) to be cloned as well.
Not quite; cloning a pilot will copy variables. It's just that creating a new pilot was also copying variables.
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<MageKing17> Because the "reason" often turns out to be "nobody noticed it was wrong".
(the very next day)
<MageKing17> this ****ing code did it to me again
<MageKing17> "That doesn't really make sense to me, but I'll assume it was being done for a reason."
<MageKing17> **** ME
<MageKing17> THE REASON IS PEOPLE ARE STUPID
<MageKing17> ESPECIALLY ME

<MageKing17> God damn, I do not understand how this is breaking.
<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
<MjnMixael> 2 hours later... "God damn, how did this ever work at all?!"
(...)
<MageKing17> so
<MageKing17> more than two hours
<MageKing17> but once again we have reached the inevitable conclusion
<MageKing17> How did this code ever work in the first place!?

<@The_E> Welcome to OpenGL, where standards compliance is optional, and error reporting inconsistent

<MageKing17> It was all working perfectly until I actually tried it on an actual mission.

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Offline niffiwan

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Re: HLP Newsletter - March 2017
aw dang, I'll have to update that!
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m|m: I think I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Bmpman is starting to make sense and it's actually written reasonably well...

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: HLP Newsletter - March 2017
Told my dog. She just looked at me funny.


Good newsletter though. :yes:
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Re: HLP Newsletter - March 2017
* Re-adds Bem Cavalgar & JAD to the TO-PLAY list *

Nice newsletter :)

The SCP is on bug-fixing roll, props to all involved.

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X3N0-Life-Form has posted an update on this ability management framework script. A buff system has been added, however refactoring calls before further progress can be made. Keen to see this progress further, and maybe see some screenshots soon? (hint hint ;))
Screenshots wouldn't cut it, I'd need to put together some sort of video to show it off properly.

 

Offline Davros

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Re: HLP Newsletter - March 2017
Told my dog. She just looked at me funny.


Good newsletter though. :yes:
I asked my dog what he thought of the newsletter he said "rough"