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Announcements and site development / Re: An apology
« on: 2020-06-17 07:05:35 »
DLPB is a bit of an ass and he might be wrong about the GPLv3 - I honestly don't know enough to argue this point. But the people who have been hounding him over this license issue are absolutely in no way acting in good faith. At absolute worst, DLPB was technically incorrect, and was forced through threat of legal action to change something utterly trivial. Even after that, people still came into his thread to harass him and mods did nothing, finally banning him and removing the thread itself. If "don't be an ass" applies to DLPB then it should certainly apply to the people harassing him as well. From where I'm standing this looks like pure bias, removing someone the mods have been looking for an excuse to get rid of. Needless to say I won't be visiting this compromised forum again.

This debate, by the way, is why GPLv3 is a vicious and awful license that does nothing but insulate the open source community and make it less attractive for commercial investment. Even LGPL has issues, but GPLv3 is just a cudgel that vindictive people use to attack others. If anyone reading this thread aspires to be a FOSS developer, I urge you to choose a more reasonable and permissive license for your code. No one likes to have their code stolen and used without attribution, but this is not a reasonable way to prevent that.

A formation is the shape of a group - a way to position individual entities within it. A form is the shape of an single entity - it doesn't mean the same as formation unless you squint enough to blur everyone together. I'm only debating this because I don't think the arguments you're putting forward are valid; leaving them uncontested feels like leaving a dangling thread. The decision itself doesn't bother me.

'Form' there means either 'shape' or something like grace/posture, so I'm not sure how it strengthens your case? Anyway I've said what I wanted to say, it doesn't bother me either way.

Apologies, I can't resist putting in my 2 cents. I think 'form' is only synonymous with ordering / arranging as a verb. Form as a noun doesn't really come close - only definition 10 on Merriam-Webster is remotely similar. Even as a verb it's not intuitive - you can 'form' a line, but only 'form up' really comes close to 'getting into formation'. It's tricky, but I think either 'order' (as in sorting order) or 'lineup' (the starting lineup for battles) would work much better.

DLPB's tracks should loop seamlessly where other versions often don't.

Regarding the underwear thing, that's a fairly common trope in anime - girls in a high school setting are expected to wear plain panties, but then there's one girl who wears something unexpectedly risque, like frilly black or red panties ("adult lingerie"). In this case, I guess she doesn't necessarily wear it to school but she has some at home. Maybe it's more surprising because she's a bit of a tomboy by this time.

A big proof check of the translation is underway for RO6, and in addition a lot of bugs in the game have been fixed. The interpretation of some scenes has changed considerably (see the example above), though overall I suspect that the changes compared to RO5 will be fairly minor for someone just casually replaying after many years (because of the law of diminishing returns).

I can't speak with any linguistic expertise, but "she's in to Zeng" looks weird to me because I could imagine inserting a comma between "in" and "to": "she's in, to Zeng" (which would mean something very different). I think "into" as a single word has a distinct meaning. Using "into" would also match definition 2c here.

Yeesh, alright calm down. If DLPB says it's working for him then let him do his thing. It's not like we're paying him to work on this.

Because they probably touch the same files to some degree, so you have to merge the changes they make together somehow.

Yeah, that's a fair point. Have you tried waifu2x? It's very good at scaling pixel art but I don't know how well it works with FF7's pseudo-realistic style.

Troll aside, what about the question of that fan?

I was wondering - will the next release allow replacing of the pre-rendered backgrounds? Because that's, at least for me, quite a glaring issue with the PC port. Even something as simple as a x2 upscale with xBRZ or something would be better imo.

I agree, but I imagine this isn't a particularly easy thing to achieve.

I think the only way C. makes sense is if you can access the menu and change materia between battles. Otherwise it's just going to be confusing to players. I'm not sure how A. would be different from C. in practice (could you give an example?) so B. makes the most sense to me.

Edit: Is the difference that with C. the bonus would always be based on your unmodified max HP? So a 100% bonus with 9999 base HP would always add 9999 health, thus leaving you at 9999 regardless of what the arena subtracts from your base HP?

Wow, that's busted. How did you fix it? Did you just invert the checks?

Eh, there are intelligent and/or nice people on 4chan, but because it's anonymous (rather than pseudonymous) there's no way to ignore the people who just want to be a d*ck. It makes it hard to see the site as anything other than a collective of assholes.

charlie's proof checking goes on.  And so does the updating of all Red's dialogue.  Before he drops the act and after.

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“A slave to the acquisition of wealth.
  …Sigh… Human nature.”
“G-give it back!
  It’s mine!!”

For example.

I'm really looking forward to playing with this change. I always knew that Red was technically still a teenager, but it's really cool that this actually affected his dialogue in the original. His character makes more sense now, and in some ways it also makes the post-credits scene more meaningful.

Regarding mama/papa, I've seen that used in English before, but mostly by teenage girls. Tifa might fit the bill assuming she only really toughened up (mentally) after the Niflheim affair. But maybe only in American English - the only form I can imagine with any kind of British accent would be hopelessly posh. In particular, the emphasis would go on the first syllable in AmE but on the 2nd syllable in BrE, giving it that posh twang. In AmE it's like a less childish form of "daddy"/"mommy" as far as I can tell, but still a pretty feminine thing to say.

Fair enough, I hadn't looked at it that way.

The one thing I think works better in old reunion is the "you must be…!" part. It looks a little odd with just "you must" - you must what? Do something? Given the context I think the full sentence would be something like "you must be my rival!"

The Oxford dictionary people seem to agree that "different to" is much more common in British English than in American English. They also mention "different from" as the most common form though: Different from, than, or to?

Interesting, that does seem a bit odd. I wonder if she meant "Could you hold on for a bit?" (while she checks the flowers), or if she's referring to the fact that he just fell a million miles and might still be feeling out of it. Or maybe she's just being shy and it's more like "I'd like to talk for a bit if that's okay with you..." (but she doesn't seem particularly shy elsewhere).

QPC can fall back to lower resolution timers on older hardware if the higher resolution timers test as unreliable. I think the priority goes rdtsc > hpet > rtc. Either way QPC should always offer the best resolution the system can achieve, though the implementation on Windows XP wasn't very good.

By the way, you probably know this, but the best solution would be to match the monitor refresh rate by triggering frames off VBlank. If the compositor is active (often true on Vista and 7, always true on 8 and up) you can call DwmFlush() to wait until the next composition has happened. I don't know if that's something that works with the game logic though.

Except that this is a fragment from the ENEMY called Bomb, which the Reunion Database notes.

I'm curious, was it a conscious choice to use "Bomb's Fragment" rather than "Bomb Fragment"? The former sounds a bit odd, like it's a fragment belonging to (a) Bomb, rather than a fragment of a Bomb. I could see it working in a sentence ("Here, have a Bomb's Fragment") but on its own it looks strange. Maybe that's just me.

Pity they don't use something like the Sappy engine used by many GBA games. But I guess the Playstation long predates that kind of standardization.

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