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by Z-Man
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Armagetron ON Steam (2019) with steam direct
Replies: 26
Views: 7294

Re: Armagetron ON Steam (2019) with steam direct

Our Steam store page just went online: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1306180/Retrocycles/ TODO for everybody with a Steam account: Go there and put it on your wishlist! Wishlists are Valve's best measure to estimate interest and have high influence on how well the game is promoted come launch d...
by Z-Man
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Graphical
Topic: New Title Screen!? and other cool stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 8329

Re: New Title Screen!? and other cool stuff

And the page is live: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1306180/Retrocycles/ TODO for everybody with a Steam account: Go there and put it on your wishlist! Wishlists are Valve's best measure to estimate interest and have high influence on how well the game is promoted come launch day (22nd of July)...
by Z-Man
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: My Animation Project
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: My Animation Project

Cute and scary!
by Z-Man
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Weekly builds
Replies: 18
Views: 4880

Re: Weekly builds

The new ppa from the last post is gone again. The process there was inferior in every way to the GitLab CI process now feeding the regular PPA. https://gitlab.com/armagetronad/ubuntu-packaging is also to be considered dead, I folded the relevant bits into the main source (under docker/build/context/...
by Z-Man
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: Oooh, this is even neater: 0install
Replies: 10
Views: 3554

Re: Oooh, this is even neater: 0install

Another move you need to adapt to: http://0install.armagetronad.org/ -> https://0install.armagetronad.org/ We now support and enforce https. So a possible future secret thought police can still find out what game you were downloading, but not which version! I bet that is a relief to you all. Also, W...
by Z-Man
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Graphical
Topic: New Title Screen!? and other cool stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 8329

Re: New Title Screen!? and other cool stuff

You're basically pointing out all the things I didn't really like. I removed the Red & Yelo cycles and replaced it with a better interaction that includes three cycles! One of them is purple. Who doesn't love purple? Heh, that's an improvement, too, and a big one, but I was referring to the very ve...
by Z-Man
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: sn_SetNetState: Unable to open accept socket on desired port xxxx, Trying next ports...
Replies: 43
Views: 5602

Re: sn_SetNetState: Unable to open accept socket on desired port xxxx, Trying next ports...

Nah, no worries. My bad for not reading the rest of the forums before positing.
by Z-Man
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Graphical
Topic: New Title Screen!? and other cool stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 8329

Re: New Title Screen!? and other cool stuff

Yes! This kicks ass in all the right ways. Two minor nitpicks left. In the first sequence, you cut away a fraction of a second after the red cycles come suddenly into view. I suppose that's because the cycle you're controlling dies of neglect a split second later :) If the goal there is to show two ...
by Z-Man
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Graphical
Topic: New Title Screen!? and other cool stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 8329

Re: New Title Screen!? and other cool stuff

Like it! If I were to change only one thing, I would disable the Lag-o-meter in the online play sections. It may be too distracting and confusing that they suddenly appear, and the focused cycle, yours, doesn't have one in real gameplay. It's a local setting, so if this is from a debug recording, ju...
by Z-Man
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: The COVID-19 Crisis
Replies: 19
Views: 3803

Re: The COVID-19 Crisis

kyle wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Z-Man wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:02 am
Avoid packed crows.
What do you have against Packed Crows?
The packaging is bad for the environment, plus animal cruelty. I get my crows individually from the local free range crow farm.
by Z-Man
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Support
Topic: sn_SetNetState: Unable to open accept socket on desired port xxxx, Trying next ports...
Replies: 43
Views: 5602

Re: sn_SetNetState: Unable to open accept socket on desired port xxxx, Trying next ports...

I can't explain the difference depending on how you spawn the scripts. But this may be the cause of a runaway 100% CPU script: We do not actively KILL scripts, that could potentially do horrible things if your script is in the process of updating a database or file. We merely close their input strea...
by Z-Man
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Really General
Topic: The COVID-19 Crisis
Replies: 19
Views: 3803

Re: The COVID-19 Crisis

Office air conditioning! I admit, even as a filthy communist treehugger, that's one thing I'll be missing this summer. Then again, air conditioning = closed windows = worse air circulation = not a good idea right now. I'll cope :) Message to all the US Americans, possibly silly: I realize tomorrow i...
by Z-Man
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Beta Testing
Topic: 0.2.9.0 release process: 0.2.9_beta_z2049 available
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

Re: 0.2.9.0 release process: 0.2.9_beta_z2049 available

Moved the itch.io project to another account. I wasn't comfortable with it getting listed as "Armagetron Advanced BY Z-MAN" in places, and it also seems like good security practice. The new page: https://armagetronad.itch.io/armagetronad password: notsecret There, you can only download the game. To ...