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  1. Fm idea (braindump)

    "Experience the life of a mission builder"

    Esentially there are finnished elements placed somewhere in storage in the game and you have to place them in the correct places, build some walls here and there, add guard routes, give them their correct speech lines, etc. Decorate the places.. all in-game. lots of fun.. 😉

    If you do it right in the end you can play the mission.

    (would be even cooler if a thief-ai could play the mission, making it some kind of tower-defence game)


    This first started as an idea for an aquarium builder mission where-in you have to fill an empty aquarium with sand, waterplants, castles water and swimming fish. But above idea is more fun.


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    2. datiswous


      Excellent idea!

    3. jaxa


      It'd take some kind of genius scripting to make this, right?

    4. datiswous


      I thought about using:

      • location Object in location brush (using info_tdm_objective_location brush)
      A particular item must be in a particular location, defined by an info_tdm_objective_location brush. For optimization reasons, the entity or entities to be checked must also have this spawnarg: "objective_ent" set to "1". NOTE: Multiple objects in a single location are not counted up for this component, this is a single-shot objective. If you want the player to put more than one object in a location, you must currently create several of these components, specifying by name, and AND them together in the objective logic.


      It's probably not literally creating the whole mission, but more finishing it by adding doors, furniture, lights, ai, build (some) walls by stacking stones. You could have fake leaks that you have to repair.

      This might just interest a whole new group of gamers. 😉

  2. I just figured out how to make subtitles work in TDM (srt) for ingame cutscenes and how to automatically generate the srt file in Kdenlive's speech recognition (I just had to edit it a bit).

    Kdenlive is a free and open source multiplatform pretty advanced video editor.

    Test case is the first builder gost scene in Requiem saying:

    00:00:00,180 --> 00:00:02,140
    the builder be with you this night
    00:00:02,600 --> 00:00:04,840
    there will be secrets all around you
    00:00:05,040 --> 00:00:06,439
    so have a keen eye

    The following page gives you the basic info:


    These 2 tutorials give you the info for creating the srt files:

    If you run into the problem the Kdenlive cannot find your Python PATH, then here is a solution:


    Edit: During the installation of Python, in the installer, if you select more options, you can specify to set the PATH. I tried this on another Windows computer and this fixed the issue. Much easier solution.


    This is all the code for the testcase:


    fm_root.subs file in subtitles folder in fm's root:

    // Requiem subtitles
    subtitles fm_root {
        verbosity story
        srt "sound/voices/Hanno1.ogg" "subtitles/hanno1.srt"

    hanno.srt file in same folder:

    00:00:00,180 --> 00:00:02,140
    the builder be with you this night
    00:00:02,600 --> 00:00:04,840
    there will be secrets all around you
    00:00:05,040 --> 00:00:06,439
    so have a keen eye



    Maybe I will create a seperate (text,images based) tutorial on the wiki.

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    2. Geep


      I've tried "On" and have seen a guard bark with some subtitling in Away 0. In my newly-added intro to the stgatilov's Subtitles wiki page, I mention that a dozen barks for the Cynic voice are available so far to existing games.

      @nbohr1more, @stgatilov, I've noted the following in the bugtracker but let me call this to your attention here: the standard overlay .gui for subtitles offers 3 non-overlapping fields in the lower screen for subtitles, but my copy of 2.11dev source code (not the latest) seems to provide 4. I think these numbers should agree. In my update to the Subtitle wiki article, I revised the number from 4 to 3.

    3. stgatilov


      Obviously, you'll see the minimum of these two numbers on screen...

      Otherwise, it's not a problem.

    4. Geep


      OK. I was thinking that it's better for the code to correctly know it can't display a subtitle at the moment because of it's out of slots, rather than think the fourth slot is showing when its not. Because in the first case, maybe it can eventually/belatedly show the subtitle if/when a real slot becomes free. Unless the code's not meant to be that sophisticated.

      Is there some special .gui (now or planned) that uses 4 slots?

      @stgatilov, I can tweak the wiki page further based on your responses.

  3. Currently Profile Information has 3 fields, these are shown in forum posts under your avatar:

    1. Gender

    2. Location

    3. Interests

    I think that it could be useful to have an extra field called "Operating system" (under location). It can be useful for tech support and to see what people use.

    Alternatively it could be a more general term, like PC system, so that you can for example state that you use an AMD gpu.

    1. SeriousToni


      If people then keep it by themselves updated it makes sense. Otherwise it's confusing if you forgot to update your profile and everybody thinks you're talking about Linux but you already switched to Windows :o

    2. datiswous


      Yeah, that's also true..

  4. Just found out piped.kavin.rocks has a build-in audio-only for video's (great for music video's). Never thought something like this (including browser extensions) excisted. This would have saved me a lot of money on vacation, where I was camping without wifi.

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    2. jaxa


      Is piped.kavin.rocks broken? I think I've used it once before but now it seems to do nothing, even after I disabled all my blockers.

    3. datiswous


      Seems to work fine for me..

    4. jaxa


      I had another moment to look. Still seems broke AF, as described here:


      I checked out this list of Invidious instances and yewtu.be:



      The homepage appears to work but my search for the word "test" caused a bug page. Then it worked a few minutes later as I was writing this.

      Basically, I think these YouTube frontends tend to break often. It's good that they exist though.

  5. This new Twitter block looks kinda bad on the Forum's dark theme. Also, why is this info shown here on the forum anyway?


    I would like to see an option at least to disable it.

    Although I guess I could use some css..


    Edit: This seems to do it:

    /* Remove Twitter timeline */
    .twitter-timeline {
        display: none !important;
    1. Dragofer


      It seems it can only be set to either black or white, independent of users' theme.

      It seems quite a few of us didnt know that the Twitter account was still in active use.

    2. datiswous


      I heard @thebigh took over activity

    3. datiswous


      You can't make it transparent?

      But like I said, there's no point in having a twitter block on the forum. If you want to follow, use twitter, but it should not show here.

  6. When someone cries for help on the wiki instead of the forum (I wonder how many people have read it, but I found it funny that it's still there):


    1. freyk


      Maybe the answer can be found on the wiki.

  7. There's now image gallery functionality on the wiki. I asked taaaki to enable this and he did.

    See here for an example:

    https://wiki.thedarkmod.com/index.php?title=The_Hare_in_the_Snare:_Part_1_(FM)  (scroll down to the Gallery section and click on one image)

    You can still have the old functionality by middle click on an image.

    1. stgatilov


      Wow, that's cool!

  8. Hey @greebo


    Curently in the wiki, the image viewing is suboptimal. Mediawiki has a feature, which is included in Mediawiki (1.31), for better image viewing. It just has to be enabled it seems:


    I thought it would be a good idea to enable it on our wiki.

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    2. datiswous
    3. taaaki


      I've added the extension, but it is configured as a beta feature for now and isn't enabled by default. When logged into the wiki, go to preferences, then the "Appearance" tab. There should be a checkbox for "Enable Media Viewer".

      Give that a spin and let me know if that works for you.

    4. datiswous


      Thanks. It works great. When you click on an image it loads faster, because not the whole image detail page gets loaded (I guess). The navigation is also nice on pages with multiple images in them like the entity database and the fms pages. It's especially useful if the images are thumbs which link to the bigger image, like here for example.

  9. I always feel a little connected, in the rare case when I'm spying on the Online users list and someone else is there as well..

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