Recordings: With chat or without?

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Should tournament recordings be done with chat visible or invisible?

Poll ended at Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:33 pm

Visible. Chat is an important part of the matches.
29
83%
Invisible. I don't care about the random banter.
6
17%
 
Total votes: 35

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Recordings: With chat or without?

Post by Z-Man »

Question per title. Note that you can easily change this in the recordings, just open them with a text editor, look for the line containing "ENABLE_CHAT 1" and switch that to "ENABLE_CHAT 0" or vice versa. This shouldn't cause recording breakdown.

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Didn't know you could do that.
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I didn't know that either. If it's so simple to manually remove chat then I don't see why we need to remove the content of the actual recordings. Sometimes the chat is interesting.
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Mainly what dariv was saying. If it really annoys you, do what Z-man said.
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I cannot watch the recordings anyways. But the text is funny :D
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with, i like seeing shit talkers who have no idea i'll watch it back. and i do.

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So if I wanted to go about silencing one or two particular players in a recording, how would I go about doing it? (given that if I try to silence them in the normal way, via player police in a recording, it crashes for me)
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Oh. Duh. I thought that should work, but bringing up the menu causes network activity, unfortunately, as the 'is chatting' flag changes and is transmitted to the server. And network activity changes cause desyncs. I'm afraid this won't be possible without code changes (like, not caring about the 'is chatting' flag when you're spectating anyway), and it'll be a while before they make their way to the version I use to record.

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The archivist in me wants the text included in the recordings. The ENABLE_CHAT trick is a good one, thanks.

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Post by Olive »

may i suggest:

zone_alpha .2
zone_height 2

plane cam (like newbie's, its on the wiki)
(high rise/back)

and what gonzap said,
no explosions/sparks.

for maximum view.


Would be great imo!
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Olive wrote:may i suggest:

zone_alpha .2
zone_height 2

plane cam (like newbie's, its on the wiki)
(high rise/back)

and what gonzap said,
no explosions/sparks.

for maximum view.


Would be great imo!
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The camera could definitely do with improving!

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+1 for olive's suggestions!
  
 
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Noo please leave camera the same, wouldn't mind lowering the zone intensity though.

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Re Explosions. Aren't sparks already off? For the rest, I guess I can just grep the setting lines out of the recording or delete the corresponding config lines in my installation; that should make the playback use your personal settings for them (that doesn't happen by default for those visual settings because, well, it's still debug recordings and how else may we record camera bugs?)

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okewl ++ :mrgreen:
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