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hirato
hirato Jan 8 2013, 11:11pm says:

well, yeah, the bundled stuff is just that, the bundles stuff.
If you have textures/models/whatever worth adding, you can do it, it requires a bit of effort but it's not particularly difficult.

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hirato
hirato Nov 5 2010, 10:08pm replied:

I'd accuse you of being blind, but I don't see cube 2 mentioned once on the moddb summary page.

but...
I54.tinypic.com
in addition to that, mike states the following at the end of most news posts...
"Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is a 3D game creator and 3D game design tool based on the Cube 2 engine [...]"

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hirato
hirato Apr 17 2010, 12:20am replied:

no need for sarcasm :P
for some reason he just expects to play with a crappy software renderer.
with that said, install some drivers!

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hirato
hirato Jan 19 2010, 8:53pm replied:

keep in mind not all planned effects are implemented yet... since I use the source code's enum in the script, the following types are unimplemented

STATUS_CRIT
STATUS_DISPELL
STATUS_DOOM
STATUS_REFLECT

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hirato
hirato Nov 18 2009, 6:33pm replied:

that is unfortunately how it will have to be.
you should be able to use reloadtex to reload the map in windowed mode, which should allow you to draw a mostly accurate map...
This is still an experimental feature and might not stay :P

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hirato
hirato Oct 31 2009, 1:24am replied:

you might like to consider doing some reading...
En.wikipedia.org

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hirato
hirato Oct 28 2009, 10:45pm replied:

some of the 'upgrades' are of relatively questionable quality :P
it's more than sauerbraten still has a lot of old and ugly stuff, along with the new and pretty.
and in all seriousness, our 'upgrades' to the engine are quite minimal

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hirato
hirato Oct 28 2009, 10:41pm replied:

that's what the SSP and the RPG is, examples of generic game code people can use for theirs. (though considering the coding ability of the majority, I'd say they use it anyway, with minimal modification)

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hirato
hirato Oct 9 2009, 11:14am replied:

a LOT less than.. pretty much any other "modern" game on the market
but I'd say the following

ram: 512MB
GPU NVIDIA 6600GT, equivalent or better (much older cards will work fine)
CPU 1 GHz or better (this shouldn't be a problem)

as far as peripherals go, a mouse and keyboard :D

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hirato
hirato Aug 8 2009, 6:57am replied:

it's an engine with kidified example games; if that's what you want to do, go right ahead; if you're able to code the correct systems up, you'll be fine

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hirato
hirato Aug 7 2009, 9:02pm replied:

the only advice i can offer is install the graphics drivers, without more details, I can't help much more.
(such as graphics card, GFX driver version, cpu, etc)

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hirato
hirato Jul 13 2009, 8:49am says:

we at of the Platinum Arts sandbox team use a SVN, a mediawiki, a PHPBB 3 forum, and primarily IRC for communication.

I don't see how any project can honestly consider to survive without use of a versioning system, such as CVS, SVN, monotone, bazaar, git and trac just to name a few; it's perfect for finding past silly silly mistakes and errors, or undoing someone else's changes if they did something really silly. I've experience with a few other coders whose style and general code I just can't stand...

now if any of you can't really afford to host a server to contain the versioning system, you might want to consider giving an online service such as sourceforge a try (though being mods, you'd most likely have to try elsewhere; I've never set up a project on SF, so I can't say)
a quick google will also turn up services like BerliOS or OpenSVN

seriously, IRC and version control systems are a must have for any project that wants to stay above the water; if people insist on throwing the anchors out...

wikis are also important if you want people to stop harassing you whenever they want to know something, and it allows the community to contribute, and feel as though they're helping out on the project, which they do; documentation is an area which is usually severely neglected by poeple working on the engine I use

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hirato
hirato Jul 2 2009, 8:52am replied:

it's possible, but the engine's more suited for 3D uses, rather than 2D no a 2D plane, you're welcome to try and succeed, but the sky's the limit as far as ideas are concerned...
assuming you know how to modify things to your liking

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hirato
hirato May 3 2009, 4:47am replied:

Sauerbraten.org <-- the cube 2 engine, in all it's unmodded glory
Bloodfrontier.com <-- possibly the best cube 2 engine mod in existence

FPS' do exist in the cube 2 world, we're just not one of them right now :P

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hirato
hirato Feb 11 2009, 4:18pm says:

Sauerbraten.org

to matssilagi, who wants to know how to use md3link ;)

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hirato
hirato Feb 4 2009, 12:37am replied:

if they're related to the pads, ie the same model, I think there's a md3link command to link several loaded models together, don't forget to issue a md3load for each model

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hirato
hirato Jan 31 2009, 12:40am replied:

I'm assuming the on board graphics card is for the newer PC, and that it's an intel chipset

despite dealing with GPUs with I don't know how many years, their drivers still suck... sometimes cube 2 works, sometimes it doesn't, make sure the drivers are up to date

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hirato
hirato Jan 13 2009, 8:15am replied:

short answer: no

long answer: the map would need ot be converted into a format which the source engine can understand, and that would take a significant amount of effort. even if we wanted to support the source engine's map format, we probably couldn't find anything on it, and even then, I can barely make sense of our own, so it's beyond me, so to you, good luck :P

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hirato
hirato Jan 9 2009, 7:22pm replied:

This is not a mod at all, but a standalone game using the cube 2 engine :P

and since Mike does mostly promotional work.... what about me? :(

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hirato
hirato Jan 7 2009, 12:04am replied:

it's a shader problem, I'd suggest updating your drivers or trying the game with the "shaders" option turned off

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hirato
hirato Jan 6 2009, 1:40am replied:

we just don't have any server listings to browse. we've recently thought of a way to activate the masterserver without any problems to our younger users

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hirato
hirato Dec 23 2008, 6:44pm replied:

make sure you and your friend are using the 2.2.4 release, and not 2.2.3, there was a nasty bug with ent edits that kicked everyone cept the editor when they changed an entity, so it should at least reduce the amount of kicks drastically.

and the map changing thing, there's a /sendmap command to upload the map to the server, you can then use getmap to retrieve it, try doing a /remip first to reduce the filesize :P

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hirato
hirato Dec 18 2008, 6:30pm says:

I'm slightly disappointed at the " useful programs list", why was the msvc site shown when calimer was clearly talking about codeblocks

why aren't the GNU guys being thanked for gcc, make and mingw, what about SDL that's being used for all the rendering and audio (using an OpenGL rendering path of course :P)

and one of my key applications, which I use that wasn't mentioned either, is inkscape. there's random tidbits of scalable vector graphics in the newest developmental release, and even more in our current developmental repo, even though they all had to be exported as png's

the wine project should probably be thanked too, since I run codeblocks in wine occasionally to compile a windows binary... calimer hates that :P

that's really I have to complain about, good interview!

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hirato
hirato Dec 16 2008, 6:30am replied:

we don't know of anyone sporting servers at the moment, and we lack a master server (we have our reasons), so LAN play is all that's possible at the moment, unless you forward the needed UDP ports, 28785 and 28786 and organise the game with several buddies beforehand, and have them all connect to the server's IP, etc

you can see our wiki for more instructions, but that's pretty much it

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hirato
hirato Nov 16 2008, 8:14am replied:

"Wonder if it can be used and modded to create maps and worlds"
the engine itself was built around the idea of making map editing as easy and painless as possible, and it's very much done in a WYSIWYG fashion.
Source code is included (we're releasing our changes as zlib as well, just to avoid licensing headaches :P), and the scripting language is quite powerful to someone who knows how to use it (but it has it's limits and short comings), modding is encouraged, even though there's a big lack of them. The neglected blog at Cubedev.blogspot.com may interest you if you're interested in modding cube 2

"can be played as an action rpg or a shooter"
the engine ships with two games, the first is sauerbraten, which is a shooter, the second is eisenstern, an abandoned RPG in a very very early stage of development, check www.cubeengine.com

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hirato
hirato Oct 27 2008, 4:54am replied:

a few notes
1) the server does not need to be restarted, you just need to reconnect, the issue was with me forgetting to increase packet sizes when I activated the 5th attribute
2) 2.2.4 is currently only available from the main page... unless someone has uploaded it elsewhere

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hirato
hirato Oct 12 2008, 9:53am replied:

it already is, that was a sauer import afterall :D

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hirato
hirato Sep 28 2008, 8:05pm replied:

the majority of the code wasn't written by us, but it's all in C++
here's a wiki article about it En.wikipedia.org

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hirato
hirato Sep 24 2008, 6:08pm replied:

the ogz is the map, the jpgs are images, like village_big.jpg, it's specifically used for a loadback if you have /loadbacktype 2.
the cfg is a text file

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hirato
hirato Sep 22 2008, 6:17am replied:

it has rather basic physics, though, it's considered to be quite sophisticated and suited towards the world structure.

while ragdoll physics can make stuff more realistic, a wise man once said
"Realism is what makes games suck."

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hirato
hirato Aug 30 2008, 6:53pm replied:

a cloudbox is simply an overlay applied to a skybox, the moon is the only visible thing in this cloudbox, the rest is pure transparency.

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hirato
hirato Jun 28 2008, 9:08pm replied:

sorry, not yet, I believe one of calimer's friends was going to do that as neither of us have possession of a mac, just hang in there or play around in xcode, and see if you can get it working. in fact, we're not sure if the project is even up to date anymore.

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hirato
hirato Jun 23 2008, 7:04pm says:

I would suggest not using spaces either, makes the need of using quotes quite mandatory. also I'm not exactly fond of what you did to my map either. it's a series of very very boring tunnels... did give me an idea to further improve the map though...
wonder if I'll have time before the release...

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