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Found a funny TDM bug that's also in 2.05. Equip a weapon, hold down attack, press escape to bring up the menu while continuing to hold attack, and then escape again to leave the menu while still holding attack. Now, walk around and you have become separated from the weapon! You can walk all around it and in front of it. Sadly, you can't hit yourself. When you let go of attack, the weapon fires from where you are, not where it is.
VanishedOneI just tried this, and after doing what you describe, it returned to me but then got stuck in its 'ready' position. Care to do the honours? http://bugs.thedarkmod.com
Yesterday, 04:11 PM
kanoYep, I saw that happen with the sword (it getting stuck in the "prepared to strike" position). Try it with the bow or blackjack, and you should see it floating there as you freely walk around, until you let go of the fire button.
Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Learning and experimenting with LOD spawnargs for meshes. Even one LOD model and e.g. turning off shadows for LOD stage 2 can really make a difference when it comes to scene complexity. I love it!
EpifireI really ought to look into LODs for my shadow casters as well. Probably would help optimize the outdoor scene I'm doing right now.
Yesterday, 03:28 AM
SpringheelAbsolutely. LOD is extremely powerful, especially for people who can make their own models.
Yesterday, 08:36 AM
With excellent help from Obsttorte, my Speedish build (currently in beta) has extremely good performance levels which are at or below Doom3 max limits! So this mission will be playable on laptops with even Intel HD graphics cards.
BikerdudeMake your way over to the beta test forum then - http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/19158-the-elixir-beta/
Nov 15 2017 01:50 PM
JudithI don't have the permission yet :)
Nov 15 2017 03:59 PM
Bikerdudeyou should now.
Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Built a Ryzen system. Got segfaults, so exchanged CPU. Segfaults are solved, except for in cases of crap software that segfaults on any machine. But before, I also experienced very rare crashes followed by hardware errors during next boot. Naturally I thought that the new CPU would solve this too. I found out this morning that I was wrong.
BikerdudeWTF is ASLR..?
Nov 13 2017 11:18 AM
kanoOnly ASLR I know of is Address Space Layout Randomization. It is a feature of the OS to randomize the way memory is allocated, in an effort to make attacks more difficult to execute. Far as I know, it has nothing to do with BIOS.
Nov 13 2017 12:15 PM
Nov 15 2017 09:22 AM
I just found this, TDM is mentioned in the comments as well :) http://www.pcgamer.com/thiefs-brilliant-subtlety-is-still-unmatched-18-years-later/
SeriousToniVery, very well written and true text. Thank you for sharing! :)
Nov 13 2017 03:01 PM
I awakened at 7 AM this morning by some jack-off running a jack-hammer right outside the window. I live right next to a McDonalds. This is not the first time; I've called the police because they were running a F***ing power washer at 3 AM before. I thought there were laws about making excessive noise at inappropriate hours, but as we all know, laws rarely apply to businesses.
Nov 09 2017 06:33 PM
stumpyWe had the noise of fireworks at 2am on 6th november till 2:30am. Airbomb repeaters and rockets that go phuzzz BANG are not quiet.
Nov 09 2017 10:09 PM
kanoYeah, people do that here too. But they're smart enough to only light off one or two fireworks per night, making tracking them down pretty much impossible.
Nov 10 2017 02:14 PM
TDM 2.06 Beta Testers Wanted!
Nov 08 2017 10:24 AM
uploaded a new version of my cyberpunk fm.
EpifireDo you have a dedicated information thread on this one?
Nov 05 2017 05:55 PM
Nov 05 2017 11:55 PM
Sometimes I wish you could tag people via @username to ping a user in a relevant post. Feels like it might be a blessing and a curse depending on how it would be used in a forum setting.
BikerdudeAgreed, only option atm is to PM them unless they are subscribed to said thread - calling Taaaki...
Nov 05 2017 05:15 AM
EpifireIt could probably piggyback off the notification that pops when someone quotes you on the forums. Without the big ole heading for a quote.
Nov 05 2017 04:53 PM
Petike the Taffer
Working on that monastery mission in March, but got back to it only recently and making some substantial progress. Still at the rough building phase. Will probably make another mission that will get published before the monastery one (due to story reasons). I want to make my missions a continuous story.
GoldwellAwesome! Keep at it :)
Nov 03 2017 10:39 AM
Nov 04 2017 05:30 PM
Petike the TafferThank you, guys. I certainly will keep at it, but I'm also pressed to finish my translation project first. I'd like to get it out before the 2.06 update, if possible.
Nov 08 2017 02:11 AM
Nothing will make you appreciate ten-year-old-equipment that still works more than seeing a unit that is less than two months old fail completely. BTW, many modern external hard drives are essentially designed to take the data hostage.
kanoFirst, the USB-to-SATA bridge is integrated in the drive. That means if the bridge fails, you can't put the drive in a different case or hook it directly to a computer. Second, they encrypt the data on the drive, even if you don't specify a password. This is so that you can then decide to set a password later and not need to write everything again, or at least that's what marketing wants you to believe.
Nov 01 2017 11:12 AM
kanoThe reality is that the encryption locks you out of the data if the bridge chip fails, even if you're handy with a soldering gun. No, knowing the password won't help you, because the actual key is inside the bridge chip! And the encryption isn't even secure. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/20/western_digital_bad_hard_drive_encryption/
TLDR: F*** this C***. Only buying spec-compliant SATA drives from now on.
Nov 01 2017 11:16 AM
AtomicaAvoid pre-installed portable HDDs as much as possible. Best option is to buy a standard drive and an external enclosure. Bit more tedious but you avoid problems like this.
Nov 01 2017 08:25 PM
Shadow maps are here for testing
BikerdudeJust tested s-shadows with my one of my WIPs and they are completely broken.
Oct 29 2017 07:44 AM
nbohr1moreProbably needs a new executable compile. I'll do so tonight if nobody beats me to it.
Oct 29 2017 11:51 AM
duzenko> completely broken
Can you access http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/18818-soft-shadow-progress/ ?
Oct 30 2017 02:24 AM
I'm exploring assessinscreed origins. This map is huge and beautiful!
Anyone know where I can find a good code sample for sample_to_coverage AA?
lowenzATI/AMD SDK Demos?
Oct 28 2017 03:51 AM
CarltonTroisi → wycha
Welcome aboard! What led you to this far-flung corner of the interwebs? :D
wychaI love Thief, and after some time being amazed with TDM and stalking the forum I found strength to make an account and trying to be active here.
Nov 14 2017 03:56 PM